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PATRICK J. MICHAELS & PAUL C. "CHIP" KNAPPENBERGER, CATO INSTITUTE Over the next couple of days, [...]


Adam Smith: Of the Profits of Stocks Adam Smith: Of the Profits of Stocks »

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, 1776 2013 Internet [...]


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PATRICK J. MICHAELS & PAUL C. "CHIP" KNAPPENBERGER, CATO INSTITUTE When it comes to opinions about [...]


You Ought to Have a Look: Web Reactions to SOTU Climate Claims You Ought to Have a Look: Web Reactions to SOTU Climate Claims »

PATRICK J. MICHAELS & PAUL C. "CHIP" KNAPPENBERGER, CATO INSTITUTE In this week’s installment of [...]


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Douglas MacArthur born January 26, 1880

General Douglas MacArthur American Minute with Bill Federer Douglas MacArthur was born JANUARY 26, 1880. He commanded in France during World [Read More]


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BY MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. A One cannot be both a liar and a skeptic (and, of course, it [...]


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BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Pyrrho was a citizen of Elis in ancient Greece, born around 360 B.C. or so [...]


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An Example of Applied Philosophy BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Applied philosophy involves the [...]


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MORTIMER J. ADLER, PH.D. In the Sophist, Plato separates the philosopher from the sophist, not by any [...]


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Methane deceptions

Methane deceptions

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Deception, agenda and folly drive latest Obama EPA anti-hydrocarbon rules. Are farmers next?~ First they came for the coal mining and power plant industry, and most people did not speak out because they didn’t rely on coal, accepted Environmental Protection Agency [...]

Repeating News Story: Global Warming To Make Blizzards Worse

Repeating News Story: Global Warming To Make Blizzards Worse

PATRICK J. MICHAELS & PAUL C. "CHIP" KNAPPENBERGER, CATO INSTITUTE Over the next couple of days, as the Nor’easter honing in on the New England coast matures and eventually unleashes its winter storm fury, you are going to be subject to a lot of global warming hype. After all, the [...]

Congress Should Refocus DHS on Crucial Cybersecurity Reforms

Congress Should Refocus DHS on Crucial Cybersecurity Reforms

DAVID INSERRA, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Several weeks ago, President Barack Obama announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would provide work authorization and protection from deportation to as many as 5 million unlawful immigrants. While Heritage has written on the harm done by the [...]

The Scandal of African-American Studies at UNC-NC

The Scandal of African-American Studies at UNC-NC

EDUCATION REPORTER, EAGLE FORUM The third investigation into “irregular” classes for athletes and other students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) may have uncovered the collusion between academics and sports aimed to keep players in the “revenue sports” of [...]

Feminist War on Words

Feminist War on Words

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Feminists have been claiming that certain words and phrases are discriminatory, but a recent feminist list takes the prize for silliness. We’ve heard for decades that it’s wrong to mention only the male gender. There’s nothing new about feminists demanding that we [...]

Obama Disses Alaska

Obama Disses Alaska

BY ALAN CARUBA Fifty million Americans who live in the northeast will experience what is predicted to be a historic blizzard from Monday evening through Tuesday. Cities and towns will virtually or literally close down. People will be told to stay indoors for their safety and to facilitate the [...]

ObamaCare Must Go!

ObamaCare Must Go!

BY ALAN CARUBA Can anyone remember how awful the U.S. healthcare free market system was that it needed to be replaced by the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ObamaCare? Can’t remember? That’s because it was ranked one of the best of the world and represented 17.9% of the nation’s [...]

Sanctifying the Individual

Sanctifying the Individual

Does the West Owe its Individualism to Christianity? Larry Siedentop. "Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism". Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014. 434 pages. Academics often write for themselves. Chasing tenure, promotion, and the fleeting [...]

Disenfranchising Citizens

Disenfranchising Citizens

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY In Colorado, votes are now cast entirely by mail, and there is little protection against voter fraud. A total of 3.6 million ballots were mailed to Coloradans based on addresses as old as 2008. One Colorado state senator said he has been to households that received as many as [...]

The Real “DarkNet”

The Real “DarkNet”

Law Enforcement Information Sharing and Fusion Centers BY BOB BARR Earlier this month, I wrote about a case out of Maryland involving a Florida resident who was pulled-over by Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) police, and subjected to harassment and intimidation, all because the [...]

A New Year: Why Mr President, Why?

A New Year: Why Mr President, Why?

LLOYD MARCUS, PROUD UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Happy New Year my fellow Americans. Getting my butt back into the gym is my New Year Resolution. I saw a guy I thought was around my age who looked fantastic, very muscular. He said he was 57; his secret was protein and creatine supplements. As I [...]

Legislatures Should Curb Judicial Supremacy Over Marriage

Legislatures Should Curb Judicial Supremacy Over Marriage

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY It’s Roe v. Wade all over again, as the Supreme Court is poised to invent a new right to same-sex marriage found nowhere in the four corners of the Constitution. Fortunately, the Founders gave us checks and balances against this overreaching in power. The Framers [...]

Is the Senate Going Lukewarm?

Is the Senate Going Lukewarm?

PATRICK J. MICHAELS & PAUL C. "CHIP" KNAPPENBERGER, CATO INSTITUTE When it comes to opinions about climate change, there have traditionally been two main camps: either you think human activities are warming the climate at a pace that will largely outstrip our ability to adapt and therefore [...]

You Ought to Have a Look: Web Reactions to SOTU Climate Claims

You Ought to Have a Look: Web Reactions to SOTU Climate Claims

PATRICK J. MICHAELS & PAUL C. "CHIP" KNAPPENBERGER, CATO INSTITUTE In this week’s installment of You Ought to Have a Look, we take a look at the “climate” section of President Obama’s State of the Union address and highlight some reactions to it from around the web. A bit of our [...]

Has the President Exceeded His Authority on Immigration?

Has the President Exceeded His Authority on Immigration?

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES In the State of the Union address, President Obama declared: “We can’t put the security of families at risk by taking away their health insurance, or unraveling the new rules on Wall Street, or refighting past battles on immigration when we’ve [...]

The Somber Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

The Somber Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

PAUL G. KENGOR, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in the historic case of Roe v. Wade. Last weekend, Dr. Paul Kengor was the keynote speaker at the 37th annual People for Life Breakfast in Erie (click here and here for news coverage). [...]

The Sphinx

The Sphinx

Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the Road to World War II, by Nicholas Wapshott BOOK REVIEW BY CARL L. BANKSTON III The complicated strategic struggle between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and those who believed the United States could and should stay out of World War II has been [...]

Supreme Court Malfeasance

Supreme Court Malfeasance

BY ALAN CARUBA Over the course of its history the Supreme Court has made some very bad decisions and the decision to declare abortion legal ranks high among them. On January 22, 1973, in Roe v. Wade the Court interpreted the due process clause of the 14th Amendment to extend a right of privacy [...]

Sheldon Silver and the Price of Doing Science

Sheldon Silver and the Price of Doing Science

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE Rumors of ethics problems have long swirled around long-time New York assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, many of them connected with his role as a private lawyer associated with a personal-injury firm whose interests extend to many government- and policy-related [...]

Why Isn’t It Treason?

Why Isn’t It Treason?

BY ALAN CARUBA “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” – Article Three, Section Three, U.S. Constitution. Given the fact that one of the suspects, Said Kouachi, in the Paris [...]

Obama Has Only Two Years to Destroy U.S.

Obama Has Only Two Years to Destroy U.S.

BY ALAN CARUBA As 2015 began the Journal Editorial Report on Fox News was devoted to having its reporters, some of the best there are, speculate on what 2015 holds in terms of who might run for president and what the economy might be. The key word here is “speculate” because even experts [...]

Sharpton Seeing Red – All-White Oscars

Sharpton Seeing Red – All-White Oscars

BY ALAN CARUBA I do not care who was nominated for the 2015 Oscars and I care even less about what the Rev. Al Sharpton has to say about the fact that this year no blacks were nominated in any category. The Oscars are about films, not race, but you wouldn’t know that from all the nonsense [...]

What is the school board afraid of?

What is the school board afraid of?

BY T.F. STERN A recent news item had to do with the Goochland County Public School Board demanding home schooled children justify their religious beliefs.  When I read this on the internet my first reaction was, “Really? This could become very interesting”. “A policy approved by the [...]

NASA Keeps Telling “Warmest” Lies

NASA Keeps Telling “Warmest” Lies

BY ALAN CARUBA On January 16 The New York Times reported the lies NASA keeps telling about global warming with an article titled “2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging Global Warming Skeptics.”  We have reached the point where neither a famed government agency nor a famed daily newspaper [...]

Merchants of Smear

Merchants of Smear

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Obama, Gore other climate alarmists refuse to debate, but love to vilify – and love their money~ Manmade climate disaster proponents know the Saul Alinksy community agitator playbook by heart. In a fight, almost anything goes. Never admit error; just change your [...]

Fuzzy Math in Unemployment Statistics

Fuzzy Math in Unemployment Statistics

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY The Department of Labor announced that 252,000 new jobs were added to the U.S. economy in December. The Obama Administration is trying to pander to voters by touting a recent decline in government unemployment figures, but the official unemployment figure is dishonest because [...]


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