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Dispelling labor market myths with theory and data SANDY IKEDA, THE FREEMAN If you have a superficial [...]


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BY ALAN CARUBA “For years there has been a rising tide of Islamic radicalism, starting in the Middle [...]


DiCaprio film magnifies the real climate change ‘monster’ DiCaprio film magnifies the real climate change ‘monster’ »

By Tom Harris and Bob Carter ~Real problem is monstrous government programs that perpetuate poverty, [...]


The War on Poverty After 50 Years The War on Poverty After 50 Years »

ROBERT RECTOR, RACHEL SHEFFIELD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract In his January 1964 State of the [...]


Chile’s Proposed Education Reforms Would Kill the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs Chile’s Proposed Education Reforms Would Kill the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs »

ANDREW J. COULSON, CATO INSTITUTE For the past three decades, Chile has had a nationwide voucher-like [...]


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Danger Lurks When We Divide Ourselves.

Learning Activity: Does your "private faith" match your public actions? If not, why not? If you were to identify an area or circumstance in your life where you fall down or could do better in this respect what would that be? What improvements could you begin to make today? How about long term? Predict the impact such positive change would have in your relationship with God, with your spouse, with your family, with your friends and with your colleagues. How would it impact your self-respect and your future goals?


American Minute

George Washington’s Farewell Address, September19, 1796 »

George Washington’s Farewell Address, September19, 1796

American Minute with Bill Federer "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolken described man's insatiable lust for "the ring of power." Throughout [Read More]


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Isaac Watts: Logic Isaac Watts: Logic »

Western Thought In 1724 Isaac [...]


WWI And the Second Fall of Man WWI And the Second Fall of Man »

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Boys, Dads, and Schools Boys, Dads, and Schools »

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Radical Academy: Root Principles & Common Sense

If You Want to Get into a Really Big War, Elect a Liberal If You Want to Get into a Really Big War, Elect a Liberal »

BY SELWYN DUKE If I pointed out that involvement in every major 20th-century conflict the US was part [...]


The Free Market Ignores the Poor – Clichés of Progressivism The Free Market Ignores the Poor – Clichés of Progressivism »

LEONARD E. READ, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism, Part 6 Once an activity has been socialized [...]


Why Therapy Failed Elliot Rodge Why Therapy Failed Elliot Rodge »

Therapists are not trained to teach clients how to stop being bullied/rejected BY IZZY KALMAN The [...]


Isaac Watts: Logic Isaac Watts: Logic »

Western Thought In 1724 Isaac Watts publishes the standard treatise on the study of Logic. In the [...]


Xenophon—Œconomick: IV Xenophon—Œconomick: IV »

Western Thought Xenophon—a student of Socrates—writes the first work on the study of economics. [...]


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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Violates Judicial Code of Conduct

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Violates Judicial Code of Conduct

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C.— Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told an audience at the University of Minnesota Law School that if the Sixth District Court of Appeals rules in favor of same-sex marriage, there will be “no need for us to rush” on a decision on [...]

Immigration Chicanery

Immigration Chicanery

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY The strategists who base their political advice on public opinion polls have just had a surprise. A new poll reports that the American people are now more likely to trust Republicans to handle immigration and less likely to trust Democratic plans to offer illegals a path to [...]

Wages and the Free Market, Part 1

Wages and the Free Market, Part 1

Dispelling labor market myths with theory and data SANDY IKEDA, THE FREEMAN If you have a superficial understanding of modern economics, the following argument sounds plausible: In the free market, employers have an incentive to lower costs by driving wages down, which is bad for workers. Since [...]

Go Away, Hillary

Go Away, Hillary

BY ALAN CARUBA Other than earning her law degree, name one thing that Hillary Clinton has accomplished on her own. Her accomplishments—slim as they are—have been achieved on the coattails of either Bill Clinton or Barack Obama. Had she not been the First Lady, would anyone have ever heard [...]

Ninth Circuit Upholds ‘Heckler’s Veto’ of the American Flag

Ninth Circuit Upholds ‘Heckler’s Veto’ of the American Flag

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ This morning the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined a request for an en banc hearing in a case holding that school officials could censor students who peacefully wore American flag clothing because those students were violently threatened by anti-American classmates. [...]

GAO Report Reveals ObamaCare is Funding Over 1,000 Abortion Plans

GAO Report Reveals ObamaCare is Funding Over 1,000 Abortion Plans

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, DC—Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released “Health Insurance Exchanges: Coverage of Non-excepted Abortion Services by Qualified Health Plans.” In this report, the GAO found that in 28 states that do not have laws restricting [...]

Arab Muslims Suffer Mentally and Economically

Arab Muslims Suffer Mentally and Economically

BY ALAN CARUBA “For years there has been a rising tide of Islamic radicalism, starting in the Middle East, providing a hospitable environment in which terrorism grew naturally,” wrote former Ambassador John Bolton, in a May edition of The Washington Times. The eruption of the Islamic [...]

DiCaprio film magnifies the real climate change ‘monster’

DiCaprio film magnifies the real climate change ‘monster’

By Tom Harris and Bob Carter ~Real problem is monstrous government programs that perpetuate poverty, disease and death~ In Carbon, Leonardo DiCaprio’s new film about the “climate crisis,” we are told the world is threatened by a “carbon monster.” Coal, oil, natural gas and other [...]

Attacks on Religious Freedom Remind Us of Vietnam

Attacks on Religious Freedom Remind Us of Vietnam

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Recently, I came across an alarming article by Congressman Sam Johnson of Texas. Johnson was a fighter pilot in the Air Force who served in the Vietnam War and spent almost seven years as a prisoner of war. He endured torture and nearly four years of solitary confinement. He [...]

Attack of the NGOs

Attack of the NGOs

BY TOM DEWEESE Who are these None governmental Organizations (NGOs) shock troops and how do they operate? It’s a vast matrix composed of both the private NGO groups and representatives of the UN and representatives of a large number of US federal agencies – all working together behind [...]

Finding an old friend

Finding an old friend

BY T.F. STERN Last Friday a friend of ours had a few folks over for dinner as they showed us their new house.  Upon entering my attention was drawn to a row of bookshelves handsomely filled with a life time’s collection of ‘favorites’.  He explained how painful it was deciding which [...]

Our Pathetic President

Our Pathetic President

BY ALAN CARUBA The first thing you need to keep in mind is that Syria and Iraq are now just lines on a map at this point. They don’t exist as national states because the former is locked in a civil war that will replace its dictator one way or the other and the latter’s alleged government [...]

Feminists Get Obama to Sue Pennsylvania

Feminists Get Obama to Sue Pennsylvania

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY The Obama administration has filed suit against the Pennsylvania State Police, after it came to light that the State Police have a slightly lower pass rate for women on their physical fitness test. They found that 94% of men passed the test and only 71% of women passed. The [...]

The War on Poverty After 50 Years

The War on Poverty After 50 Years

ROBERT RECTOR, RACHEL SHEFFIELD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract In his January 1964 State of the Union address, President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed, “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.” In the 50 years since that time, U.S. taxpayers [...]

Chile’s Proposed Education Reforms Would Kill the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs

Chile’s Proposed Education Reforms Would Kill the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs

ANDREW J. COULSON, CATO INSTITUTE For the past three decades, Chile has had a nationwide voucher-like school choice program. Parents can choose among public and private schools, and the government picks up most or all of the tab. But, since the election last fall of a left-leaning government led [...]

Liberated Women and the Traditional Family

Liberated Women and the Traditional Family

BY ALAN CARUBA My generation, born in the late 1930s and the 1940s, has witnessed a dramatic change in the role and the rights of women in America. A significant result of the women’s liberation movement is a change in the role of traditional marriage that was reported in early [...]

The War Neither Obama, Nor Any Other Nation Wants to Fight

The War Neither Obama, Nor Any Other Nation Wants to Fight

BY ALAN CARUBA Two trends have emerged since President Obama’s September 10 speech regarding his intention to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State. One is the understanding that he will not commit U.S. troops as “boots on the ground” to fight a force estimated variously between [...]

If You Want to Get into a Really Big War, Elect a Liberal

If You Want to Get into a Really Big War, Elect a Liberal

BY SELWYN DUKE If I pointed out that involvement in every major 20th-century conflict the US was part of occurred on liberals’ watch, it might not be entirely fair. True, there was WWI under Wilson, WWII under FDR, Korea under Truman, and Vietnam under Kennedy and Johnson. But the second Great [...]

Supremacist Judges on the March Again

Supremacist Judges on the March Again

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY It is a long-standing American custom in all sorts of legislative and other public meetings to open the meeting with a prayer. This bothers the atheists, so they have initiated many lawsuits to try to get supremacist judges to forbid prayers at public meetings. Last May, [...]

The Free Market Ignores the Poor – Clichés of Progressivism

The Free Market Ignores the Poor – Clichés of Progressivism

LEONARD E. READ, THE FREEMAN Clichés of Progressivism, Part 6 Once an activity has been socialized for a spell, nearly everyone will concede that that’s the way it should be. Without socialized education, how would the poor get their schooling? Without the socialized post office, how [...]

Another Win in HHS Mandate Litigation

Another Win in HHS Mandate Litigation

EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ Over the past few years, the ACLJ has represented numerous businesses and their owners in seven lawsuits challenging the HHS Mandate, which requires businesses to include in their health plans coverage for contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs in order to [...]

Forget Slavery: Even Too Uncle Tom for Conservatives?

Forget Slavery: Even Too Uncle Tom for Conservatives?

LLOYD MARCUS, PROUD UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Even a few white conservative radio hosts became uncomfortable and pushed back against my saying that slavery happened a ga-zillion years ago and it is time for black America to get over it. Apparently, they considered such a statement coming from a [...]

Islam is the Face of Evil

Islam is the Face of Evil

BY ALAN CARUBA "ISIS is not Islamic", said  Barack Obama as he gave yet another vapid speech to say what he will or will not do next about the threat of Islam. What he said is both idiotic and a lie. ISIS calls itself the Islamic State. Obama used the word "war" only once, but ISIS is [...]

Where’s the Payoff in Gambling?

Where’s the Payoff in Gambling?

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY For those who promote legalized gambling as a means of economic development or revitalization, or as a painless way to pay for public schools, the recent news from Atlantic City, NJ, is sobering. Dominated by its famous Boardwalk, the beach resort is familiar to Americans [...]

CO2 Going Up. Human Progress Going Up.

CO2 Going Up. Human Progress Going Up.

PAUL C. "CHIP" KNAPPENBERGER, CATO INSTITUTE Global Science Report is a feature from the Center for the Study of Science, where we highlight one or two important new items in the scientific literature or the popular media. For broader and more technical perspectives, consult our monthly [...]

Those 9/11 Terror Attack Predictions

Those 9/11 Terror Attack Predictions

BY ALAN CARUBA As we close in on the 13th anniversary of the infamous 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, the media is full of predictions about attacks that will occur. A September 2nd Debka File, an Israeli news agency, reported “Credible information has reached Saudi, [...]

Obama and Arabs Find a Common Enemy–the Islamic State

Obama and Arabs Find a Common Enemy–the Islamic State

BY ALAN CARUBA Given all the mutations that the Middle East has gone through thanks to the emergence of al Qaeda during the resistance to the Soviet takeover of Afghanistan, watching what is occurring now with an even more fanatical group calling itself the Islamic State (ISIS) and proclaiming [...]

Yes, I Blame White Liberals

Yes, I Blame White Liberals

LLOYD MARCUS, PROUD UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN A white teacher said he routinely overhears vulgar and racist comments from students at an all black high school. I blame the black youth's negative mindset on blacks in the civil rights exploitation business and white liberals with their stomach-turning [...]

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