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The High Cost of ‘Free’

TABITHA WALTER, EAGLE FORUM Socialism, or Democratic Socialism, is portrayed as a system that helps those in need most and gives everyone a fair chance...

I hate the thought of four more years of this!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP my heart fails me at the opening such a campaign of bustle & fatigue: the unlimited calumnies of the federalists have...

Government-Mandated Inequality

BY ALLEN WEST Good Monday everyone! I will be heading back to Texas today. It has been great to be back down in South Florida,...

Leaving High-Tax Connecticut for Low-Tax Florida

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The exodus of the wealthy from high-tax Connecticut continues, according to the Wall Street Journal: After four years on the market, and three price...

C.S. Lewis on Compelling People to Do Good

BY CLARENCE CARSON One of the more amiable traits which many people have is the inclination or desire to share something good with others. If...

About your brother, Meriwether…

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I inclose you a letter directed to your brother which came to me under cover a few days ago. I have the...

The Curious Case of Julian Assange

BY BOB BARR Last week, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London by a phalanx of British police officers; abruptly...

A Gold Standard Does Not Require Interest-Rate Targeting

LAWRENCE H. WHITE, CATO INSTITUTE Stephen Moore and Herman Cain, the two recent nominees to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, have in the past...

The Ruins of Old Tech Monopolies

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair! Mar 2000: Palm Pilot IPOs at $53 billion Sep 2006: “Everyone’s always asking me when...

‘A Time for Choosing’ – Ronald Reagan, 27 October 1964

ReaganFoundation Published on Apr 2, 2009 Televised Campaign Address for Goldwater Presidential Campaign - 10/27/64. Watch a special "Remembering A Time For Choosing" video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulQ7k... For more...

Why is U.S. Government Infrastructure So Costly?

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Tracy Gordon of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center writes interesting columns on taxes, fiscal federalism, and other economic issues. Before Congress...

A Positive Policy Agenda for CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger

DIEGO ZULUAGA, CATO INSTITUTE The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been controversial since its creation. As an executive agency enjoying Federal Reserve funding independent of...

Reminder: Trump is Only Human

LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Despite a billion dollars worth of negative press to destroy Trump before he was elected – over 500,000 lying articles...

Excellent 2nd Amendment Opinion Lasts Only One Week

BY BOB BARR As the saying goes, “it was great while it lasted.”  On Friday, March 29th U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez issued an 86-page Order declaring...

This has to stop! Help me, please.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Craven & Lillie at last have come to an open rupture: a desperate battle took place between them 4 days since: it...

The Destruction of Citizen Cain

LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN In 2016, black businessman extraordinaire, Herman Cain terminated his run for the presidency due to allegations of sexual misconduct. Cain...

Tax Rates Rise as Income Rises

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Tax Day is here. In a column about this unhappy day, Christine Emba of the Washington Post provides her views regarding income tax filing...

Sanity and humanity return to the World Bank?

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Extreme greens grouse, but African and other poor families see hop in David Malpass~ President Obama infamously told Africans they should focus on...

The Real Problem with Immigration Policies? — Judges

BY BOB BARR If you were to guess the most critical problem faced by President Trump in dealing with the flood of illegal immigration at...

This is the worst sin of all.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP another object still more important is that every officer of the government make it his peculiar object to root out that abominable...

Man Claims NYC Officials are Abetting Neighbor’s Theft of His Property.

BY SELWYN DUKE A man’s home is supposed to be his castle. But this is no longer the case in New York City, according to...

Why Declaring Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Group a Terrorist Group Makes Sense

WESLEY SMITH, ACLJ The designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) by the Trump Administration as a Foreign Terrorist Organization is precedent-setting. Never before has the...

Did You Get a Tax Cut?

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Federal tax returns for 2018 are due April 15 in most states. With your filing, you can see how your taxes...

Including and valuing the losers will strengthen our team!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … in chusing these characters it has been an object of considerable attention to chuse French who speak the American language, &...

The Real ‘Manufactured Crisis’ Perpetrated by the Progressive, Socialist Left

BY ALLEN WEST The progressive, socialist left introduced a theme, as they always do, and they continue to rhetorically assert this theme, “manufactured crisis.” Their...

Are “Red Flag Laws” a Solution in Search of a Problem?

BY BOB BARR In the aftermath of the February 2018 mass murder at a Parkland, Florida high school, it became readily apparent that danger signs...

What the Data About Equal Pay Day

CHELSEA FOLLETT, CATO INSTITUTE This week saw the passing of “Equal Pay Day,” which marks the culmination of the roughly three extra months that an...

The Tea Party is Back!

LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN President Trump has our economy booming. Unemployment claims are at an unprecedented 50 year low. https://bit.ly/2uKLrWV There are more jobs...

Sidelined because she rejects radical green agendas?

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Fish & Wildlife Service director nominee joins hundreds of others in confirmation limbo~ Aurelia Skipwith has a BS in biology from Howard University,...

It is Outrageous that Supporting Trump is Dangerous

LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN My car, which has a “Trump/Pence” bumper sticker was keyed. While pumping gas, a motorist seemed impressed by my courage...