Politics

Human Freedom Index 2018

Human Freedom Index 2018

CATO has published its 2018 Human Freedom Index.  Personal and economic freedom has been increasing around the world, with the exception of the Middle East and North Africa.  

Why (Most) Right-Wing Intellectuals Hate Trump

Why (Most) Right-Wing Intellectuals Hate Trump

A lot of conservative intellectuals hate Donald Trump. The late Harvard philosopher Robert Nozick's insights help explain this. 

The Ongoing Decline of the American Male

The Ongoing Decline of the American Male

Time to raise men with chests?

Saying You’re Against Fascists Doesn’t Excuse Acting Like One

Saying You’re Against Fascists Doesn’t Excuse Acting Like One

Despite claims that Antifa fights fascism, the group's tactics actually mirror those of Benito Mussolini's regime.

The TSA Is Using Detector Dogs More, Which Is Actually a Good Idea

The TSA Is Using Detector Dogs More, Which Is Actually a Good Idea

If detector dogs can reduce my wait-time in security lines and have the bonus effect of allowing the TSA to screen more passengers with fewer workers, I’m all for them.

Guess What, Guys? Now You Can Have Periods, Too!

Guess What, Guys? Now You Can Have Periods, Too!

At least that's what they're about to teach in one British school district.

Saying Goodbye to the Scouts

Saying Goodbye to the Scouts

There are a number of things that killed scouting.

Net Neutrality Repeal: The Internet Apocalypse That Never Came

Net Neutrality Repeal: The Internet Apocalypse That Never Came

Whether the naysayers are willing to admit it or not, less government regulation results in better outcomes for both companies and consumers.

Is Everything Old Bad?

Is Everything Old Bad?

The recent questioning of the minimum presidential age raises the issue.

Does the Unfortunate 20th Century Foretell a Worse 21st?

Does the Unfortunate 20th Century Foretell a Worse 21st?

The end result of moral nihilism, as the Soviets demonstrated, is death and destruction on an industrial scale.

The People of Venezuela Are Starving. Why Did Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn Support Their Oppressors?

The People of Venezuela Are Starving. Why Did Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn Support Their Oppressors?

Given that the Venezuelan tragedy is manmade, it is hard to fathom why politicians such as Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders, who provided succor to the Hugo Chavez regime, are not laughed out of politics.

San Francisco Creates First Transgender District

San Francisco Creates First Transgender District

San Francisco created a special cultural district for transgender persons, marking the first legal transgender district created anywhere in the world.

A Perfect Solution to the Statue-Toppling Problem

A Perfect Solution to the Statue-Toppling Problem

Schools ought to teach history, not protest it.

How School Districts Weaponize Child Protection Services Against Uncooperative Parents

How School Districts Weaponize Child Protection Services Against Uncooperative Parents

Parents are increasingly required to obey, to conform to a school’s demands even if they believe such orders may not be appropriate for their child.

The Yellow Jackets Versus The European Empire

The Yellow Jackets Versus The European Empire

A Europe that doesn't listen to its people's outrage won't remain intact.

Ivy League Study Finds Liberals ‘Patronize’ Minorities, Conservatives Don’t

Ivy League Study Finds Liberals ‘Patronize’ Minorities, Conservatives Don’t

A study by Princeton and Yale researchers turns a common political narrative on its head.

What the Fake History of Guns Can Teach Us

What the Fake History of Guns Can Teach Us

Emory University history professor Michael Bellesiles published the book Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture. Only it wasn't as academic as it was first thought.

Is New York City Entering a Pension Death Spiral like Chicago?

Is New York City Entering a Pension Death Spiral like Chicago?

New York City is spending more on pensions than on infrastructure. The City has 215 billion in debt. How long can New York sustain this? 

What's the Best Way to Deal with a 'Political Animal'?

What's the Best Way to Deal with a 'Political Animal'?

G. K. Chesterton's life offers an example.

Rome Burned and Nero Lost His Empire – What Will Happen to Europe this Century?
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Solid Advice for the Holidays

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Solid Advice for the Holidays

The Broadway star of Hamilton has some sage advice about maintaining sanity in this day and age.

Harvard Study: Gender Pay Gap Explained Entirely by Work Choices of Men and Women

Harvard Study: Gender Pay Gap Explained Entirely by Work Choices of Men and Women

The “gender wage gap” is as real as unicorns and has been killed more times than Michael Myers.

Thinking About What’s Right in America

Thinking About What’s Right in America

Amid this holiday season of reflection, I’m thinking about America’s future.

Why Frequent Firings Are a Sign of a Good President

Why Frequent Firings Are a Sign of a Good President

Rapid turnover at the White House can easily be mistaken for incompetence or bewilderment, but that is not always the case.

Schools Banning Parents from Lunchtime Visits

Schools Banning Parents from Lunchtime Visits

As a parent, you should wonder: What are the schools trying to hide?

What the New Socialists in Congress Need to Know About Poverty

What the New Socialists in Congress Need to Know About Poverty

The danger with popularizing socialism is that it sounds reasonable, but it never works.

Maybe You’re A Witch

Maybe You’re A Witch

Witch hysteria relies on a protean concept of “evidence.”

The Perpetual Presidency

The Perpetual Presidency

Ex-Presidents have generally retired from public life and refrained from criticizing their successors. Unfortunately, this traditional seems to be changing.  

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