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Health insurance is a crime. No, I’m not using a metaphor. I’m not saying it’s a mess, though it certainly is that. I’m saying it’s illegal to offer real health insurance in...

Posted by: Warren C. Gibson on May 28, 2015

The most revered woman in late 19th-century America is someone you’ve probably never heard of: Fanny Crosby.

Even if she is barely remembered today, the songs she wrote are still sung every week from coast to coast and around the world....

Posted by: Lawrence W. Reed on May 22, 2015

This story about a real hero is rather personal. I knew the subject. He was a terrific friend I’ll never forget.

How is it that we recognize someone as “great?” Is it by how often his or her name appears in the newspapers? Is it by how...

Posted by: Lawrence W. Reed on May 20, 2015

I’ve seen it coming for many years.

The threat appears regularly in the comments on our social media pages. The first time you learn that passing your faith on to your children is...

Posted by: Devin Foley on May 18, 2015

As I sat on the front steps of our downtown row house writing this essay, police and National Guard helicopters circling overhead, several dejected neighbors came by to chat with me about the sorrowful setback our city has suffered. This...

Posted by: Andrew Balio on May 8, 2015

It is common to hear people talk about the huge expense of raising children. Yet, most figures reported about how much it costs to raise a child are based on what parents actually spend, not what children actually need – which is a pretty big...

Posted by: Shannon Roberts on May 6, 2015

Economists mostly talk about Dr. Seuss in order to complain about The Lorax and its lack of appreciation for commerce, the tragedy of the commons, the importance of private property, and what Hayek called “...

Posted by: Sarah Skwire on May 5, 2015

“I feel more badly for the kids.”

That was the response of my oldest boy to a conversation my mom and I were having about the disintegrating families of various hometown friends. The stories were...

Posted by: Devin Foley on May 1, 2015

I confess to feeling a little surge of excitement this week in watching the trailer for the new Star Wars film. I thought the Narnia movies were pretty good, I greatly enjoy Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, and I do...

Posted by: Dwight Longenecker on April 30, 2015

We recently discussed the changing ethnic make-up of New Zealand...

Posted by: Shannon Roberts on April 27, 2015