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Just One Red Leaf

BY T.F. STERN While taking my afternoon walk down our private road towards the mailbox, more of a chance to exercise my replacement knee than...

Tell the Truth; but, Take Good Notes

BY T.F. STERN There was a clever quote by Mark Twain shared on Facebook, “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything”. ...

Confronting yet another indoctrinating school year

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Critical race theory, mask and vaccine mandates, and more increase the need for stress relief~ Labor Day is over, and millions of American...

Woke companies must wake up on ESG

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Prevailing ‘ethics’ models ignore vital energy, environmental, labor and human rights issues~ Growing numbers of companies, banks, universities and investment houses are adopting...

Europe’s ‘unprecedented manmade floods’

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Separating myth from reality about extreme weather events today and over the centuries~ Deadly floods in Germany and Belgium have put climate change...

The American Medical Association’s Birth-Gender Folly

BY BOB BARR One-hundred-and-seventy-four years ago a not-for-profit professional organization was formed “to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public...

ACLJ Sues Virginia County for Unlawful Discrimination Against a Church

Requiring it to get a liquor license in order to use its own property for worship and ministry JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ In the United States, believers...

On Climate Policy, the D.C. Circuit Rendered the 117th Congress Irrelevant (Unless the Supreme...

WILLIAM YEATMAN, CATO INSTITUTE Congressional Democrats have included a “clean electricity standard“—basically, a green energy production quota—as part of a proposed multi‐​trillion dollar spending package for “infrastructure.“ Under a clean...

An Infrastructure Bill We Don’t Need

RANDAL O'TOOLE, CATO INSTITUTE The Senate reportedly passed an infrastructure bill last week, but it was really only a four‐​page outline of the bill. Supporters hope that the...

Healthy vs Asymptomatic

BY T.F. STERN Prior to having surgery, the medical folks insisted I fill out a COVID Survey.  Apparently, it doesn’t matter if you’ve had the...

Cuba’s Uprising and the Social Change that Caught the Dictatorship by Surprise

IAN VÁSQUEZ, CATO INSTITUTE Last December I wrote an op‐​ed (in Spanish) titled “Losing Fear in Cuba” pointing to what appeared to be a significant, new development: ordinary Cubans...

$1.7 Trillion Weapon System Plagued By Cost And Performance Problems

BY BOB BARR Most taxpayers would agree, even if at times grudgingly, that the top priority for expenditure of federal dollars is our national defense,...

Another Biden Administration eco-con

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Mr. Biden will “preserve 30% of our land” – and blanket America with wind, solar and landfills~ Via yet another decree (Executive Order...

Newsome Pays the Price for Church Restrictions

LIBERTY COUNSEL LOS ANGELES, CA – One year after Liberty Counsel filed the lawsuit on behalf of Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry against...

Locking Up American Property Rights

BY TOM DEWEESE The Threat of National Heritage Areas and How to Stop Them — Part Two There are 55 National Heritage Areas across the country,...

A Clarification on Definitions and an Introduction to Verbal Engineering

BY ROBERT F. BEAUDINE Let’s Make Our Culture Great Again! – Lesson 2 Every word you add to your vocabulary increases your awareness. If you’ve never heard...

Why are National Heritage Areas a Threat?

BY TOM DEWEESE The Threat of National Heritage Areas and How to Stop Them — Part One Proposals for new National Heritage Areas (NHA) are raising...

Is Choice Key to Peace in Education? Objections Answered!

NEAL MCCLUSKEY, CATO INSTITUTE If you forced two hungry people into an arena, especially who already disliked each other, and told them only he who...

Democracy: America’s Great Hope or Communism’s Trojan Horse?

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Generations of Americans have grown up hearing that America always has championed democracy and opposed illiberal ideologies such as fascism, socialism, and communism. But if...

Eternal Foundations of the Law and the Role of the Judiciary

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Joseph Story declares in his Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, "the precepts of the law rest on...