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Let's free city ride services HOWARD BAETJER, JR., THE FREEMAN The benefits of free markets and the [...]


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ANDREW J. COULSON, CATO INSTITUTE Education secretary Arne Duncan has just announced the Obama [...]


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LAWRENCE W. REED, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism, Part 6 On April 19, 2014, the Colonial [...]


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Federalist 58 by James Madison. 1. Under the proposed Constitution whose interests were represented by the U.S. Senate? Is it so today? If not, how might it be remedied & by what means? 2. How did the Constitution provide for updating representation in Congress? 3. Madison credits the U.S Constitution with assigning the greatest power, that of the “purse strings” to the U.S. House. In your opinion, how might the House assert that power to reduce the size & cost of government today? 4. Explain in your own words Madison’s warning against too many men serving in the House. How might his warning be applied today as calls abound for a more direct democracy & for scrapping the electoral college system? 5. Is democracy the form of government our Founders gave us or was it a republican form? Explain the difference.

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Iraq and the Bloody Price of Lies Iraq and the Bloody Price of Lies »

BY SELWYN DUKE Western civilization lied and people died. It lied, that is, to itself. I am [...]


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The Nexus of Illegal Drugs and Illegal Immigration

The Nexus of Illegal Drugs and Illegal Immigration

BY ALAN CARUBA All manner of reasons are being offered to explain the influx of thousands of illegal aliens, not the least of which is President Obama’s open invitation to Latin Americans to come here with the promise of becoming citizens at some point. By overloading the southern border, this [...]

The Nemesis of Agenda21

The Nemesis of Agenda21

BY ALAN CARUBA Watching left-wing organizations lose their wits denouncing conservatives is always fun and particularly if you know one of their targets. In my case, that would be Tom DeWeese, the founder and president of the American Policy Center; the most expert and outspoken opponent of [...]

Killing marine life with ethanol

Killing marine life with ethanol

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Ethanol damages your cars, small engines, food budget – and kills Gulf of Mexico animals~ Ethanol and other biofuel mandates and subsidies got started when politicians bought into claims that we are rapidly depleting our petroleum, and fossil-fuel-driven global warming is [...]

Obama Encounters an Apex of Anger

Obama Encounters an Apex of Anger

BY ALAN CARUBA Barack Obama has managed to do something one would hardly imagine a President could achieve by the midpoint of his second term. He has managed to anger most segments of the American populace, including those to the far Left who constitute a significant part of his base. It has [...]

How “Normal” is Bowe Bergdahl?

How “Normal” is Bowe Bergdahl?

BY ALAN CARUBA There are few military crimes worse than desertion to the enemy short of outright treason by giving them aid and comfort. So why is the U.S. Army declaring Sgt. Berghdal (he received a promotion from private first class while being either a Taliban captive or guest) a “normal [...]

Must have been used in religious ceremonies…

Must have been used in religious ceremonies…

BY T.F. STERN Archeologists have a catch phrase that covers parts of the unknown history of any site they find.  It pops up when no logical answers to a particular item present themselves, “Probably used in some religious ceremony”, or words to that effect.  It doesn’t matter if it’s [...]

Obamacare Must Be Repealed

Obamacare Must Be Repealed

BY ALAN CARUBA While the issue of immigration is uppermost in people’s minds right now, it is likely at this point halfway through his second term that President Obama will be identified by historians most closely with his signature, namesake legislation, the Affordable Patient Care Act, [...]

Greenpeace showcases its anti-human side

Greenpeace showcases its anti-human side

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Greenpeace activist confirms every negative story you’ve ever read about this activist group~ It was a surreal experience. As the Heartland Institute’s hugely successful Ninth International Conference on Climate Change ended, I agreed to let Greenpeace activist Connor [...]

Is Criticizing Obama, Racist?

Is Criticizing Obama, Racist?

BY ALAN CARUBA I predict that, as Obama’s approval and popularity continues to decline, we will hear him and his soul mate, Attorney General Eric Holder, increasingly express the view that their race has something—maybe a lot—to do with the criticism they receive. In a recent ABC News [...]

Just walk away

Just walk away

BY T.F. STERN Yesterday a fellow called asking if I was able to make and program a key for a Ford Freestyle van.  I told him yes and asked where it was located.  He paused and you could hear him going through file folders and talking to himself.  He then read me the location which was on the [...]

It’s Only a “War” if Israel Defends Itself

It’s Only a “War” if Israel Defends Itself

BY ALAN CARUBA There are many reasons why Hamas, a terrorist organization according to the U.S. State Department, has increased its rocketing of Israel. And it is an increase because Hamas has never ceased from rocketing Israel following it seizure of Gaza from the Palestinian Authority, also [...]

Mexico is Deliberately Aiding Illegal Aliens

Mexico is Deliberately Aiding Illegal Aliens

BY ALAN CARUBA It no doubt strikes a lot of Americans as odd that a U.S. Marine reservist, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a 25 year old California native who had served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, was arrested in March for illegally entering Mexico when he made a wrong turn in Tijuana. Being in [...]

Bloomberg: “I Don’t Think There’s Roads” Where Voters Backed Gun Rights

Bloomberg: “I Don’t Think There’s Roads” Where Voters Backed Gun Rights

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE Michael Bloomberg has now fully completed his transition from un-libertarian but arguably competent New York City mayor to abrasive, polarizing figure-of-fun on the national scene. Having dumped a sizable chunk of his billion-dollar fortune into gun control and [...]

Black Conservative Joins Palin’s Impeachment Rallying Cry

Black Conservative Joins Palin’s Impeachment Rallying Cry

LLOYD MARCUS, PROUD UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN I have said it before and I will say it again, I love Sarah Palin. Governor Palin has come out strongly calling for the impeachment of President Obama. I say, “Way to go sister!” During an interview, Sarah expressed the frustrations of millions of [...]

Top Five Liberal Myths About the Hobby Lobby Case

Top Five Liberal Myths About the Hobby Lobby Case

BY BOB BARR Judging from the seething reaction by liberals to the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the “Hobby Lobby” case, one might easily forget that just two years ago they were singing the Court’s praises after it refused to declare ObamaCare unconstitutional. Then again, such [...]

How Intelligent are Americans?

How Intelligent are Americans?

BY ALAN CARUBA The segments when Jay Leno would take to the street to ask Americans questions about things that one would expect them to know and those when Jesse Watters of the O’Reilly Factor on Fox News does the same thing invariably suggest that those interviewed are appallingly stupid. [...]

The Idiocy of “Environmental Justice”

The Idiocy of “Environmental Justice”

BY ALAN CARUBA A news item in late June caught my eye. It was in the Washington Free Beacon and the headline was “EPA spends $1.6 million on hotel for ‘Environmental Justice’ conference.” The event will occur in the fall and the location is the Renaissance Arlington Capital View [...]

Americans Lose While Immigrants Gain

Americans Lose While Immigrants Gain

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY American-born workers have had a net loss in jobs since 2000, while all of the job growth since then has gone to immigrants, according to a remarkable new study by the Center for Immigration Studies. This revelation comes as some Republican politicians continue to flirt with [...]

Obama’s Massive Illegal Alien Invasion

Obama’s Massive Illegal Alien Invasion

BY ALAN CARUBA On January 29 the Obama administration posted a notice for “Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children” on FedBizOpps.gov. At that time the estimate was for 65,000 children and the escorts were needed to help the children being transported to “Refugee Resettlement [...]

Equity vs. Excellence. Or…A Crank Phone in Every Home!

Equity vs. Excellence. Or…A Crank Phone in Every Home!

ANDREW J. COULSON, CATO INSTITUTE Education secretary Arne Duncan has just announced the Obama administration’s latest initiative to improve educational quality for low-income and minority students: pressure states to measure the distribution of “quality” teachers across districts; and [...]

Capitalism Fosters Greed and Government Policy Must Temper It

Capitalism Fosters Greed and Government Policy Must Temper It

LAWRENCE W. REED, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism, Part 6 On April 19, 2014, the Colonial Bread store in my town of Newnan, Georgia, closed its doors after a decade in business. The parent company explained, “In order to focus more sharply on our core competencies, the decision was [...]

Forget Iraq

Forget Iraq

BY ALAN CARUBA Having contributed to the situation that has destroyed Iraq as a nation by withdrawing all U.S. troops, President Obama now wants to throw $500 million at the problem of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). While sending a rising number of “military advisors”, Obama [...]

Holding Greenpeace accountable

Holding Greenpeace accountable

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Poor countries should hold Big Green groups and directors liable for deaths, ravage they cause~ Fossil fuel and insurance company executives “could face personal liability for funding climate denialism and opposing policies to fight climate change,” Greenpeace recently [...]

International Climate Skeptics Gather in Las Vegas

International Climate Skeptics Gather in Las Vegas

BY ALAN CARUBA From July 7 to 9, the ninth International Conference on Climate Change will convene in Las Vegas in a dramatic demonstration that “global warming” was a huge hoax and the claims that “climate change” is responsible for everything are a continuation of that fraud. As a [...]

Is the cause worth EVERYTHING to you?

Is the cause worth EVERYTHING to you?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish [...]

What Has Happened to Protests in America?

What Has Happened to Protests in America?

BY ALAN CARUBA The U.S. began with protests that evolved into a full scale rebellion we call the Revolution. Throughout our history, there have been many protests and those against slavery evolved into the Civil War. War—whether for or against it—has been a prime generator of protests. On [...]

For Too Many, It’s a Very Unhappy Fourth of July

For Too Many, It’s a Very Unhappy Fourth of July

BY ALAN CARUBA As Americans pause to celebrate the 238th signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, it well may be one of the saddest Fourth’s in decades. The six and a half years of the Obama regime has failed to unleash the nation’s capacity to recover from the 2008 financial [...]

Breaking EPA’s climate science secrecy barriers

Breaking EPA’s climate science secrecy barriers

BY PAUL DRIESSEN and LAWRENCE KOGAN ~FOIA request seeks hidden data and analyses that agency claims back up its climate rulings~ Can you imagine telling the IRS you don’t need to complete all their forms or provide records to back up your claim for a tax refund? Or saying your company’s [...]

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