- Thankful for a Fourth Grade Play
- My Imperfect Thanks
- The Real Ferguson Indictment
- The American Vine: A Sermon—Jacob Duché
- A Psalm of Praise
- Right and Wrong, Not Right and Left—Clarence Manion
- Ezra Taft Benson—America: What of the Future?
- The Body of Liberties—1641
- Author of Liberty or Not?
- The Constitution is a Part of My Religion—J. Reuben Clark Jr.
- God and Washington
- Great Pillars of American Liberty
- Protected Beyond All Human Probability—George Washington
- He that planted the Vine—Samuel Adams
- Cicero: One Law for All
- David O. McKay: Our Paramount Duty
- Butchery of Seventy Protestants
BY ALAN CARUBA I know that Thanksgiving is the day we are all supposed to review a list of all the [...]
DANIEL R. PEARSON, CATO INSTITUTE The World Trade Organization (WTO) seems on the verge of approving [...]
BY ALAN CARUBA As this is being written, all fifty states have freezing weather and nearly a month [...]
Prosperity’s conquest of disease offers lessons for global change IAIN MURRAY, THE FREEMAN With [...]
American Minute with Bill Federer Following the hated Stamp Act of 1765, the British committed the Boston Massacre in 1770, firing into a crowd, [Read More]
THE AMERICANIST, MORAL [...]
FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Tuesday, March 11, 1788 Hamilton compares presidential power to temporarily fill vacancies in the Senate to similar powers exercised by state governors. THE constitution of the executive department of the proposed [Read More]
- 1768—Samuel Adams to Dennys De Berdt
- Federalist Papers No. 66, Alexander Hamilton
- The Body of Liberties—1641
- Author of Liberty or Not?
- Jonathan Shipley’s Speech—1774
- God and Washington
- Great Pillars of American Liberty
- John Adams: Party of One—Man of God
- Federalist Papers Number 65—Hamilton
- Justice Joseph Story on Original Intent and Religious Freedom
- Fisher Ames: Equality No. 1
- Some Men are Not for Sale—Samuel Adams
- Federalist Papers No. 64, John Jay
- On the Stamp Act of 1765, James Otis
BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. An analysis of nonsense in areas as broad as social behavior, political [...]
MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. PART 1 In a little more than twenty years, the honor of delivering the [...]
America's War with Reality, Truth, and Morality BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Ideas have [...]
DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, PLATO Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated [...]
THOMAS JEFFERSON [...]
- Two Declaration of Independence rejects
- Can you fight social evil at an early age?
- How else can mentors help?
- What qualities make a good mentor?
- 30 years of planning down the drain
- What work do the women do?
- What qualities characterize genius?
- I do not care what it costs. Just do it.
- What evil lurks in the hearts of men?*
- The President’s recommendation open doors!
- Should facts or fears govern us?
- Why is it good to bind men in chains?
- From a disgusting dish to peas, clover, manure, etc.
- Can business secure and protect independence?
- How do you “civilize” people?
- I shall now remain silent, unless …
- I don’t want to be de-friended.
- Nation building in one step? Fuggedaboudit!
- Is God the author of “American exceptionalism”?
BY ALAN CARUBA The nation united to celebrate Thanksgiving, but as anyone who follows the polls can confirm, it is sharply divided. In many ways, half of those polled see America opposite to the other half. In early November the Associated Press reported on a survey of 20,168 voters by Edison [...]
BY T.F. STERN These four Norman Rockwell illustrations came to mind while considering my thoughts on Thanksgiving as an American holiday. We have the opportunity to express gratitude to God for all of the blessing we have here in our country, even when dark clouds appear on the horizon. The [...]
By Mary Kay Barton Taxpayers beware! While you were sleeping, enjoying your family and eating turkey, Congress has been busy. Congressional Republicans are negotiating with Senate Democrats to extend the infamous wind energy Production Tax Credit through to 2017, after which it will [...]
BY T.F. STERN Folks calling Thanksgiving Day, ‘Turkey Day’ grinds on me. I know they don’t mean any harm by it, toasting their glasses while enjoying a fine meal prepared with all the trimmings prior to watching football on the HD television screen that covers an entire wall in the [...]
LEE WISHING, THE CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Did you ever learn anything profound from a fourth grade play? I did yesterday. I took an hour off of work to go to the humble theatre of Grove City Christian Academy — the little gymnasium of First Baptist Church in Grove City, Pennsylvania [...]
GARY L. WELTON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Christian psychologist David Myers, in his writing and speaking about happiness, has suggested that long-term human happiness is not particularly dependent on our wealth or health. If you tell him that a year ago one person won millions of dollars [...]
BY ALAN CARUBA I know that Thanksgiving is the day we are all supposed to review a list of all the things for which we should be thankful and surely each of us has a list, usually family and friends, and, patriotically, for being Americans. What makes this Thanksgiving different from those [...]
DANIEL R. PEARSON, CATO INSTITUTE The World Trade Organization (WTO) seems on the verge of approving an agreement with India to allow the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) to move forward. The TFA is to be applauded. It will make a useful contribution toward helping goods move across [...]
BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Many Americans fondly remember Ronald Reagan as one of our greatest presidents, and rightly so, but in my new book, Who Killed the American Family?, I talk about one great mistake he made when he was governor of California. Reagan’s mistake was signing a change in that [...]
BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Here is what President Barack Obama said in a prepared speech, after the Ferguson grand jury decision: There are Americans who agree with it, and there are Americans who are deeply disappointed, even angry. It’s an understandable reaction. ... Finally, we need to [...]
BY ALAN CARUBA As this is being written, all fifty states have freezing weather and nearly a month before the winter solstice on December 21 some northeastern cities are buried in record-setting snowfalls. At what point will the public conclude that virtually everything that we have been told [...]
BY T.F. STERN Last night marked a place in time for America; but I’ll get around to that in a bit. The Grand Jury followed the law and decided there wasn’t sufficient (any) evidence to justify charging a Ferguson police officer with criminal charges because all the evidence established [...]
DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Next week the University of California student-workers union, UAW 2865 (yes, it’s affiliated with United Auto Workers), will vote on its Joint Council’s motion to boycott, divest, and sanction Israeli institutions. This motion is absurd on its face, but if it has any [...]
MATTHEW CLARK, ACLJ Surprise. Surprise. 30,000 of Lois Lerner’s mysteriously “lost” emails, which the Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress claimed were gone forever, have been found. We knew the Obama Administration’s bizarre claim that the emails were unrecoverable, [...]
JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES A month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a collection of cases which raised the question of traditional marriage vs. same-sex unions. Now, a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision may have changed all of that. By voting 2-1 to uphold [...]
LEGISLATIVE ALERT, EAGLE FORUM In a clear violation of the Constitution, immigration laws, and his own past statements, President Obama just unilaterally declared a mass amnesty affecting up to five million illegal immigrants in an emotionally-driven speech that shockingly invoked scripture and [...]
BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Many of the statistics feminists quote all the time are simply false. You may have heard that “women receive only 10% of the world’s income but own less than 1% of the world’s property.” That’s a ridiculously false statement, and it was invented by someone on a [...]
BY ALAN CARUBA On Monday, Nov 17, the Governor of Missouri activated its National Guard “to support law enforcement during any period of unrest that might occur following the grand jury’s decision concerning the investigation into the death of Michael Brown.” He declared a state of [...]
BY PAUL DRIESSEN and David R. Legates ~Focusing on carbon dioxide (because that’s where the money is) threatens forecasts, and lives~ President Obama’s agreement with China is about as credible as his “affordable care” pronouncements. Pleistocene glaciers repeatedly buried almost [...]
BY ALAN CARUBA Monday, November 24, is the deadline for the negotiations between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China regarding its program to build its own nuclear weapons to conclude. At this writing, whether the negotiations will be extended or not is [...]
BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. An analysis of nonsense in areas as broad as social behavior, political policy, and science can be complex and intimidating. Since this is so, it seems both necessary and relevant to have some sort of conceptual framework we can use to help us as we plow our way [...]
Prosperity’s conquest of disease offers lessons for global change IAIN MURRAY, THE FREEMAN With Ebola wreaking havoc across West Africa, news that a private company has virtually eradicated the disease on its extensive property invites sighs of relief. Yet Firestone’s actions were not [...]
America's War with Reality, Truth, and Morality BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Ideas have consequences. A philosophy is a set of ideas about basic things like reality, truth, and morality. Therefore, philosophies have consequences. Some of the consequences of some philosophies are not good [...]
MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES Wow, I had barely recommended repealing the laws that restrict U.S. oil exports as part of an overall ramping up of competition in global oil markets when news hit that the Saudis were cutting the price of oil shipped to the U.S. The price of [...]
ILYA SHAPIRO & GABRIEL LATNER, CATO INSTITUTE Virtually every aspect of government’s work depends on contracts, whether they be with manufacturers of naval ships, civilian contractors, the companies that sell office supplies, or the landlords who lease the office space that houses the vast [...]
DERRICK MORGAN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Tonight, President Obama called for reasonable debate while attacking an army of straw men: those who want to rip children out of the arms of parents, deport college graduates, close off the country to immigration and those who want to do nothing to fix our [...]
DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times — divided government means “gridlock.” With Congress in the hands of one party and the presidency in the hands of the other, nothing gets done. In fact, there’s an argument that voters see this alleged [...]
BY ALAN CARUBA One might think that being a rabbi praying in a synague in an ultra-orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel was about as safe as one could get, but you would be wrong. Jews, no matter where they are, understand they can be attacked and killed for being Jews. It is the price [...]
Why Didn't School Desegregation Work? BY CARL L. BANKSTON III After well over a half-century of efforts to desegregate American schools, many schools and even school districts continue to be concentrations of racial and ethnic minority students. Why is this? In academic and activist circles, [...]
BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY “Grubergate” is the name for the embarrassing revelations about Obamacare by its chief architect, MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber. Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) predicted that the House Oversight Committee will hold hearings on this issue, so the public can learn the facts [...]
BY SELWYN DUKE See also: Immigration and American Strength To many, the above title may seem much like speaking of the bright side to malignant cancer. And did it really come out of this writer’s pen? Long a staunch immigration critic, I’ve written many articles on the subject; Pat [...]
BY ALAN CARUBA “No. I -- I did not. Uhhh, I just heard about this... I -- I get well briefed before I come out here. Uh, th-th-the fact that some advisor who never worked on our staff, uhh, expressed an opinion that, uhh, I completely disagree with wuh, uhh, in terms of the voters, is no [...]
LLOYD MARCUS, PROUD UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Stop urinating on us and telling us it is raining. Please forgive me for using a crude saying. However, it perfectly and succinctly describes what Obama, Mary Landrieu and the Democrats have been doing to Americans, particularly blacks, for a very long [...]
CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Under the U.S. Constitution, the powers delegated to the federal government are “few and defined,” as James Madison noted in Federalist 45, while the powers of the states “will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the [...]