Politics

The BBC’s Critique of ‘I, Pencil’ Misses the Point

The BBC’s Critique of ‘I, Pencil’ Misses the Point

“I, Pencil” has persuaded people of the wonders of the free market. Some want it to be destroyed.

Foul! Women Actually Make More Than Men in Soccer

Foul! Women Actually Make More Than Men in Soccer

When viewed analytically—based on how much money they generate—women in soccer actually make more than men.

Restaurant Chain Announces Bankruptcy, Says Minimum Wage Hikes to Blame

Restaurant Chain Announces Bankruptcy, Says Minimum Wage Hikes to Blame

The minimum wage was not the only factor Restaurants Unlimited blamed for their impending bankruptcy. The company also cited a pair of soft restaurant openings and a decline in casual dining.

Take off the Masks: A Message to Antifa

Take off the Masks: A Message to Antifa

If you aren’t willing to put yourself at risk for beating up some guy taking your picture, then what sort of creature does that make you?

Over Half of Hispanic Voters Support Citizenship Question on Census

Over Half of Hispanic Voters Support Citizenship Question on Census

A poll released earlier this month includes a finding that may surprise those who say adding the citizenship question to the 2020 census will result in minority communities not being properly counted.

Progressives Propose to Eliminate Over a Million Jobs Held by the Working Poor

Progressives Propose to Eliminate Over a Million Jobs Held by the Working Poor

Saying that you will eliminate over a million jobs held by the poorest people in America is not exactly a winning message. Instead, they frame it as a pay increase. Will Americans be fooled?

New York City’s Students Deserve School Choice

New York City’s Students Deserve School Choice

Mayor de Blasio’s policies keep New York City kids trapped in violent, chronically failing schools.

Traveling Backwards: Reparations and the Complications of History

Traveling Backwards: Reparations and the Complications of History

All too often we critique our ancestors without making any effort to get to know them. Unless we attempt to walk in their shoes, however, and see with their eyes, we have nothing but facts and dates by which to evaluate them.

Why the Minimum Wage Can’t Solve the Poverty Problem

Why the Minimum Wage Can’t Solve the Poverty Problem

A higher minimum wage is sold as a way to help millions out of poverty. The reality is that it only benefits a small minority to the cost of everyone else.

U.S. 'Non-Profit' Hospitals and CEOs Raking in Big Bucks

U.S. 'Non-Profit' Hospitals and CEOs Raking in Big Bucks

The lavish profits and salaries of America's top non-profit hospitals' executives impel many to call for increased transparency. 

The Native Americans Who Owned Slaves

The Native Americans Who Owned Slaves

The “Five Civilized Tribes” of the southeast also participated in the institution of slavery.

A Wolf, A Dog, and the Declaration of Independence

A Wolf, A Dog, and the Declaration of Independence

Many embrace liberty and her handmaid, freedom, but disregard or push away the requisite responsibilities these two spirits demand.

The Deafening Silence on Social Security’s Looming Insolvency

The Deafening Silence on Social Security’s Looming Insolvency

The bottom line is that within 16 years, either Social Security recipients will have to take a 20 percent benefits cut, or workers will have to incur a 20 percent payroll tax increase.

What Americans Often Forget

What Americans Often Forget

Our nation’s birthday is approaching once again, along with the celebrations which have accompanied the holiday for so many years. In recent years, however, Independence Day celebrations are often overshadowed by bickering over race or class.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: It’s Been a Year, and What a Year It’s Been

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: It’s Been a Year, and What a Year It’s Been

Here are seven highlights from her campaign and time in Congress over the past year.

Nike: Taking Colin Kaepernick’s PC Advice Once Again?

Nike: Taking Colin Kaepernick’s PC Advice Once Again?

You’d think Nike would have learned by now to avoid Colin Kaepernick’s advice like the plague.

Three Myths About Prohibition and Why It Actually Worked

Three Myths About Prohibition and Why It Actually Worked

Americans fail to realize that prohibition was a success. Will the myths surrounding prohibition trick us into legalizing everything?

Why Didn't the Founders Abolish Slavery?

Why Didn't the Founders Abolish Slavery?

Four reasons America's architects tolerated slavery in their country's infancy. Were they justified? You decide. 

All Out of Bootstraps

All Out of Bootstraps

Somewhere along the line, the Republican Party earned itself the moniker of the “Stupid Party.”

When Knitting Becomes Political

When Knitting Becomes Political

Why can’t a knitting circle just be about knitting, friendship, and community anymore?

BBC Report Shows Disturbing Nature of China’s ‘Thought Transformation’ Camps

BBC Report Shows Disturbing Nature of China’s ‘Thought Transformation’ Camps

No amount of colorful displays of political allegiance can hide the reality: None of these people are in a political reeducation camp of their own accord.

The TV Habits of Conservatives and Liberals... and Five Shows That Bring Them Together

The TV Habits of Conservatives and Liberals... and Five Shows That Bring Them Together

People with different political beliefs seem to be drawn to different types of TV entertainment.

Did Portland Violate the First Amendment by Selectively Tolerating Violence?

Did Portland Violate the First Amendment by Selectively Tolerating Violence?

Portland and its police may have violated the First Amendment by allowing members of the left-wing group Antifa to physically attack people.

The Supreme Court Announces It Will Hear DACA Case

The Supreme Court Announces It Will Hear DACA Case

The Supreme Court will decide whether President Donald Trump can rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program during its next term.

Five Highlights From the Democratic 'A Team' Debate

Five Highlights From the Democratic 'A Team' Debate

What you need to know from the second round of the first Democratic Debate. 

Here’s What's Wrong With Bernie's Plan to Eliminate Student Loan Debt

Here’s What's Wrong With Bernie's Plan to Eliminate Student Loan Debt

There’s seemingly no end to the populist handouts – nor to the erosion of personal responsibility that comes along with them.

The Versailles Treaty at 100: How It Affects the Modern World

The Versailles Treaty at 100: How It Affects the Modern World

June 28, 1919. On this date, 100 years ago, Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles, her peace settlement for the First World War.

Why 'Young Hearts' Tend Toward Socialism

Why 'Young Hearts' Tend Toward Socialism

Youthful idealism plays a role, but family and work experience are just as important.

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