Politics

The Separation of Church and State: It’s Biblical 

The Separation of Church and State: It’s Biblical 

Christianity is the first major religion that, at its founding, stripped the state of its theocratic powers over the spiritual lives of the people. 

You Can't Leave the U.S. Unless the IRS Lets You Now

You Can't Leave the U.S. Unless the IRS Lets You Now

The U.S. government is now cracking down on Americans who have outstanding tax bills — by holding their passports hostage.

The Top 10 Presidential Vetoes in American History

The Top 10 Presidential Vetoes in American History

The veto itself is a long-established and venerable tool of republican government. 

$3 Million Government Study Finds Link Between Excessive Drinking and Aggressive Nightclub Behavior

$3 Million Government Study Finds Link Between Excessive Drinking and Aggressive Nightclub Behavior

The cumulative tab for the ongoing studies into the behavior of alcohol-consuming nightclub customers has cost U.S. taxpayers nearly $3 million.

George Orwell Knew We'd Buy the Screens That Are Used Against Us

George Orwell Knew We'd Buy the Screens That Are Used Against Us

When acting on our desires in the marketplace means signing over our data to corporate entities, the erosion of choice is revealed to be the consequence of choice – or at least, the consequence of celebrating choice.

Why the Russian Hacking Narrative Is So Important to the Deep State

Why the Russian Hacking Narrative Is So Important to the Deep State

In normal times, the conduct of U.S. intelligence agencies would raise grave concerns among civil libertarians and media. Alas, these are not normal times. 

3 Things Economics Major Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Gets Totally Wrong About Economics

3 Things Economics Major Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Gets Totally Wrong About Economics

Her economics degree didn’t help her in the recent PBS interview, as she revealed an ignorance of basic economics and argued multiple points that objective data contradict.

The Solution to Poverty Isn't Charity. It's Opportunity
Citizenship No Longer Required to Vote in School Board Elections in San Francisco

Citizenship No Longer Required to Vote in School Board Elections in San Francisco

San Francisco is the first California city to allow noncitizens to vote in its Board of Education elections.

Obama Pushes Back on Identity Politics

Obama Pushes Back on Identity Politics

In South Africa on Tuesday, in an address honoring Nelson Mandela, Obama spoke about our “strange and uncertain times.”

What Pundits Missed About the Trump-Putin Press Conference in Helsinki

What Pundits Missed About the Trump-Putin Press Conference in Helsinki

When Presidents Trump and Vladimir Putin ended their joint press conference in Helsinki, the punditocracy predictably swarmed all over it like ants around a pile of crumbs.

Former CIA Boss John Brennan Tweets Fake Lincoln Quote, Won’t Take It Down

Former CIA Boss John Brennan Tweets Fake Lincoln Quote, Won’t Take It Down

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves,” John Brennan ominously wrote.

Robert Frost, Original Sin, and Why Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Robert Frost, Original Sin, and Why Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

The liberal rage against the border wall has much to do with the nature of boundaries. Walls, borders, and fences are manifestations of restraint. Fallen humanity naturally resists the restraints of order that keep the unbridled passions under control. Walls are needed to keep the peace…

The Economic Illiteracy of Bernie Sanders

The Economic Illiteracy of Bernie Sanders

The uniquely frustrating brilliance of Sanders lies in his theatrical acuteness for distortions and inaccuracies. 

 7 Takeaways From FBI Agent Strzok’s Bizarre Congressional Testimony

7 Takeaways From FBI Agent Strzok’s Bizarre Congressional Testimony

A joint hearing of two House committees Thursday repeatedly turned testy.

It's Time to Privatize the United States Postal Service

It's Time to Privatize the United States Postal Service

The country would be wise to let the market take a shot at cleaning up government waste.

Alexander De Tocqueville on Why America Has No More Statesmen

Alexander De Tocqueville on Why America Has No More Statesmen

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln led America through periods of political chaos and enormous uncertainty when few others could.  Does America have any statesman left?

The Real Questions You Should Ask Your Economics Professor

The Real Questions You Should Ask Your Economics Professor

The “conventional wisdom” may be conventional, but it’s often not wisdom.

The Presidency to the Rescue: How America Begins the Downward Spiral Into Tyranny

The Presidency to the Rescue: How America Begins the Downward Spiral Into Tyranny

In an age when democracy is clearly retreating, will America eventually succumb to autocracy while waving sayonara to democracy?

Refusal to Use Preferred Gender Pronouns Costs British Doctor His Job

Refusal to Use Preferred Gender Pronouns Costs British Doctor His Job

Dr. David Mackereth, 55, the father of four, was dismissed from the department after only recently being hired because he told the instructor for a training course that he would not recognize a pronoun that didn’t correspond to a patient’s biological sex, the Telegraph reported Sunday.

Denmark’s New “Ghetto” Policies: A Desperate Push for Cultural Assimilation of Muslims?

Denmark’s New “Ghetto” Policies: A Desperate Push for Cultural Assimilation of Muslims?

One of the most controversial new laws is that children in low-income “ghettos” (an official government term) must attend mandatory cultural education sessions. 

How the Supreme Court Avoided a Disaster with the Trump Travel Ban

How the Supreme Court Avoided a Disaster with the Trump Travel Ban

Let us be grateful that the Court’s majority avoided a constitutional disaster. 

Rights and Political Revolution: When is Violence Justified?

Rights and Political Revolution: When is Violence Justified?

Human rights can be a polarizing topic in modern political discourse. So where do rights come from, and how do modern views of rights differ from those of the Founders? 

8 Things to Know About Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

8 Things to Know About Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Senate, Kavanaugh would replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy to give the court a likely solid 5-4 conservative majority.

A Month of Data Provides Ample Evidence for Why Law-Abiding Citizens Own Firearms

A Month of Data Provides Ample Evidence for Why Law-Abiding Citizens Own Firearms

Lawful gun owners are saving lives a lot more often than you might think.

Why It’s Okay That the Constitution Isn’t Perfect

Why It’s Okay That the Constitution Isn’t Perfect

No one would assert that the Constitution is perfect. Not even the founders themselves thought it was. But while not perfect, is the Constitution a problem?

The Supreme Court Has Destroyed the Principle of the "Consent of the Governed"

The Supreme Court Has Destroyed the Principle of the "Consent of the Governed"

Any power exercised by the federal government that is not among those delegated in the Constitution is power exercised without the consent of the governed.

Republican Governor Signs Gun Seizure Bill

Republican Governor Signs Gun Seizure Bill

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill that allows gun confiscation without due process.

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