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Why the Left Refuses to Talk About Venezuela

Why the Left Refuses to Talk About Venezuela

Venezuela was held up as a model of socialism a few years ago. Today, people are literally starving and will wait hours in line to buy toilet paper.

Birth Rates are at Historic Lows and Here's a Major Reason

Birth Rates are at Historic Lows and Here's a Major Reason

The status of children has changed profoundly in the last 100 years.

Teacher Licensure Laws Are Keeping Some of America’s Top Educators Out of Schools

Teacher Licensure Laws Are Keeping Some of America’s Top Educators Out of Schools

Lawmakers in some states find this reality to be problematic and are seeking to make changes. 

This Healthcare Mess is Not 'Insurance'

This Healthcare Mess is Not 'Insurance'

People would be well advised to stop using the word 'insurance' to talk about what amounts to prepaid care for one and all.

Trump Defiles the Sanctity of Government, and It Drives the Center-Left Mad

Trump Defiles the Sanctity of Government, and It Drives the Center-Left Mad

This frenzy even has a name: Trump Derangement Syndrome. It is an identifying state of mind. It has particular symptoms.

Is Freedom a Radical Idea?

Is Freedom a Radical Idea?

Throughout history, and with only the rarest of exceptions, freedom has been far removed from the center of political events.

Political Disagreement is a Bad Reason to Unfriend

Political Disagreement is a Bad Reason to Unfriend

It's brave to contact someone with whom you disagree politically and say “Let’s have coffee and talk."

Oregon Man Fined $500 for Questioning Traffic Light Timing

Oregon Man Fined $500 for Questioning Traffic Light Timing

After Mats Järlström’s wife got a red-light camera ticket, he began writing and speaking about how red light cameras work. Oregon didn't like that.

What's So Bad about the Empire?

What's So Bad about the Empire?

What does Emperor Palpatine actually do with his power?

Joel Buchsbaum: The Legend Who Inspired the NFL Draft as We Know it Today

Joel Buchsbaum: The Legend Who Inspired the NFL Draft as We Know it Today

Buchsbaum wrote for Pro Football Weekly and each year produced an analysis of each of the 600 to 800 players.

Why I am Not a Libertarian

Why I am Not a Libertarian

The attraction of libertarianism is also its main defect: it offers neat solutions to complex problems.

How the Ethanol Mandate is Destroying America’s Prairies

How the Ethanol Mandate is Destroying America’s Prairies

According to a new report, 95% of the 240 million acres of prairie land that once blanketed the American interior is now gone.

The Income Tax Basically Implies that Government Owns You

The Income Tax Basically Implies that Government Owns You

Frank Chodorov once described the income tax as the root of all evil. His target was not the tax itself, but the principle behind it.

United Had a Much Better Solution than Kicking Off a Passenger

United Had a Much Better Solution than Kicking Off a Passenger

The United episode was a disaster for everyone. It didn’t have to be. 

The 21-Year Drinking Age is Dumb and Should be Repealed

The 21-Year Drinking Age is Dumb and Should be Repealed

The National Minimum Drinking Age Act (NMDA) is something Donald Trump should move to repeal. Let states decide.

Why Is War Such a Seductive Illusion?

Why Is War Such a Seductive Illusion?

It’s easy to offer slogans, but the real world of foreign conflicts rarely offer a clean choice between peace and war.

Steve Bannon: Not a Fan of Limited Government

Steve Bannon: Not a Fan of Limited Government

Donald Trump's top strategist said limited government Republicans are not "living in the real world."

Trump Budget Aims to Take Politics Out of Science

Trump Budget Aims to Take Politics Out of Science

The targeted cuts would have a positive impact beyond the US debt clock.

Which States Are the Biggest Moochers?

Which States Are the Biggest Moochers?

Since the 2016 election, some Trump critics have trotted out data alleging that states that voted for Trump receive the most federal funding.

Police Cite Bogus ‘New Law’ to Get Uber Driver to Stop Recording

Police Cite Bogus ‘New Law’ to Get Uber Driver to Stop Recording

Jesse Bright was only moonlighting as an Uber driver. He’s also a criminal defense attorney.

Portugal is Winning the War on Drugs

Portugal is Winning the War on Drugs

In 2001 Portugal shocked the world and voted to decriminalize all drugs in response to a growing heroin problem. The results are impressive.

Good Samaritan Fined for Plowing Out Elderly Neighbors

Good Samaritan Fined for Plowing Out Elderly Neighbors

The man ticketed said he likes "to take care of the neighbors. They're all elderly and I like to help them out."

Selling Higher Education Is Much Sleazier Than Selling Used Cars

Selling Higher Education Is Much Sleazier Than Selling Used Cars

Confessions of a former college admissions official: "My job left me feeling sleazy at times."

Dear Professor Tirrell: Speech isn’t Toxic, People Are

Dear Professor Tirrell: Speech isn’t Toxic, People Are

Speech does hurt people’s feelings. But it isn’t the speech itself that’s toxic. It’s the people engaged in the discourse.

Delta Paid for Its Own Security Upgrade and  Solved All its Problems

Delta Paid for Its Own Security Upgrade and Solved All its Problems

Delta persuaded the TSA to let them pay for a new system. The results are astounding.

Campuses Should Resist Canceling Controversial Speakers

Campuses Should Resist Canceling Controversial Speakers

College officials who cave to demands to cancel controversial speakers do a disservice to their student bodies.

 

Is it Rational to Fear Corporations More than Governments?

Is it Rational to Fear Corporations More than Governments?

It's a pervasive idea in politics, art, and culture.

The Problem With Defining Certain Speech and Crimes as 'Hate'

The Problem With Defining Certain Speech and Crimes as 'Hate'

Is it time to do away with hyphenated hate?

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