- NEA and God: A Partnership In Denial
- John Tucker: An Election Sermon
- George Washington: A True Christian Spirit
- Free Forever, to Act for Themselves
- Milk-and-Water Allegiance Kills—John A. Widtsoe
- Ignorance Of Scripture Could Be Hazardous To Your Liberty
- Celebrating Yom Kippur and Survival
- Never hurts to ask
- Agreement of the Settlers at Exeter in New Hampshire
- The Bible of the American Revolution
- Moses Mather: America’s Appeal to the Impartial World
- Honor thy Father
- Anonymous, a Dialogue Between the Devil, and George III, Tyrant of Britain
- Elisha Williams: The Great End of Civil Government
- Danger Lurks When We Divide Ourselves – Russell M. Nelson
- The Bible and the Sword – John Fletcher
- Overcoming Evil With Good
MARK W. HENDRICKSON By now, you’ve probably seen or heard about Ken Burns’ 14-hour documentary [...]
CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE A tax reform is spurring a savings revolution in Canada. Amity Shlaes [...]
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~The courts and Senate provide no checks and balances. Could a Republican Senate [...]
CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE One of my first professional jobs 25 years ago was with the economic [...]
Only the states can reign in a debt-addicted Congress Nick Dranias THE FREEMAN Nick Dranias is [...]
American Minute with Bill Federer British Admiral Horatio Nelson lost his right eye capturing Corsica and his right arm attacking the Canary [Read More]
A Q&A with Dr. Paul [...]
American Debate In a series of papers published in 1801, Fisher Ames unleashes one of the Federalist’s most scathing attacks on the Anti-Federalist’s unbridled democratic principles. Ames does so by drawing their principles to their logical conclusions—illustrating [Read More]
- Some Men are Not for Sale—Samuel Adams
- Federalist Papers No. 64, John Jay
- On the Stamp Act of 1765, James Otis
- Fisher Ames: Dangers of American Liberty—Part III
- Federalist Papers No. 63, James Madison
- Federalist Papers No. 62—James Madison
- John Adams: The Gloomy Cowardice of the Times is Intollerable
- Federalist Papers No. 61, Alexander Hamilton
- Fisher Ames: The Dangers of American Liberty, P2
- Federalist Papers No. 60, Alexander Hamilton
- Justice Joseph Story—On the Separation of Church and State
- Federalist Papers No. 59, Alexander Hamilton
- Federalist Papers No. 58, James Madison
- Federalist Papers No. 57, James Madison
BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. The world is in a desperate state of affairs. Social institutions – the [...]
BY CARL L. BANKSTON III The recent controversy over Ayaan Hirsi Ali's speech at Yale reminded me of a [...]
MARK W. HENDRICKSON Historically, the Democrats proudly have worn the mantle of “the party of [...]
Bastiat (1801-1850) was a French economist, statesman, & author Daily Dabble in the Classics, [...]
- 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”?
- When is too early to make up your mind?
- Can leaders have too much imagination?
- Around the world, ON foot or BY foot! Pt. 2 of 2
- Around the world, ON foot or BY foot! Pt. 1 of 2
- Clouds can be SUCH a nuisance!
- What do laborers need on Labor Day?
- In the face of great unpleasantness …
- A 210 year-old copy machine? Really?
BY ALAN CARUBA One man has died of Ebola in the U.S. and he came here from Liberia. Two of the nurses that tended him are in intensive care and likely to survive. A third was thought to be infected, but wasn’t. That news has been sufficient to keep most Americans calm as the media has done its [...]
GEOFFREY SURTEES, ACLJ Today, the American Center for Law & Justice filed formal comments in objection to the administration’s latest efforts to see to it that both non-profit and for-profit groups continue to kowtow to the HHS Mandate. (The HHS Mandate, adopted pursuant to Obamacare, [...]
DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Pakistan is a perennial recipient of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars. It’s an occasional ally/frequent enemy, sometimes actively conspiring against U.S. interests, sometimes actually firing on U.S. troops (incidents so notorious they now have their own Wikipedia page), [...]
BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY What comes to mind when you think of the word feminism? Is it equality between men and women? If you put it that way, feminism might sound like a good idea, but in my new book, Who Killed the American Family?, I show just how extreme the feminist goals really are. The [...]
BY CHRISTOPHER C.M. WARREN "Thus heaven I’ve forfeited, I know it full well. My soul, once true to God, is chosen for hell." Karl Marx I do have to say from the outset that whilst I was never a communist (I have, for most of my life, been slightly right of centre, and for a period, [...]
MARK W. HENDRICKSON By now, you’ve probably seen or heard about Ken Burns’ 14-hour documentary on the three most famous Roosevelts: Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor. I have to confess that I almost didn’t watch it. There were two reasons for my reluctance. First, I am not a fan of [...]
CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE A tax reform is spurring a savings revolution in Canada. Amity Shlaes and I wrote about Canada’s Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) in the Wall Street Journal in August. We think that such accounts would be a fantastic policy reform for America. They would simplify [...]
BY ALAN CARUBA The joke is that Jimmy Carter is happy that Barack Obama has replaced him as the worst President of the modern era. It is a supreme irony that Obama’s campaign theme was “Hope and Change” when Americans have lost a great deal of hope about their personal futures and the [...]
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~The courts and Senate provide no checks and balances. Could a Republican Senate help?~ You’ve got to admire the sheer audacity: Democratic Senator Mark Begich telling Alaska voters that he stood up to President Obama and fought for oil drilling and jobs in his state. Maybe [...]
BY CARL L. BANKSTON III The recent controversy over Ayaan Hirsi Ali's speech at Yale reminded me of a review I published back in 2011 of Paul Berman's book The Flight of the Intellectuals. I'm posting the review here: Two criticisms lie at the heart of Paul Berman’s The Flight of the [...]
CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE One of my first professional jobs 25 years ago was with the economic forecasting firm DRI/McGraw-Hill. It was fun work, but I noticed that the firm’s gross domestic product forecasts with models hundreds of equations long were no better than simple forecasts [...]
BY ALAN CARUBA As this is being written, Rasmussen Reports says that 48% of likely voters approve of President Obama’s performance in office while 50% disapproved. Other polls indicate far more unhappiness with Obama, but in general one must conclude that half the voters are idiots. He is an [...]
BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Americans against amnesty are not only worried about unemployed Mexicans crossing our southern border illegally to take U.S. jobs. More than ever, we need the fence that Congress voted for and President George W. Bush made a television photo event when he signed it into [...]
Only the states can reign in a debt-addicted Congress Nick Dranias THE FREEMAN Nick Dranias is Vice President of Compact for America Educational Foundation, Inc. which is a 501(c)(3) charity that focuses on educating citizens and statesmen about the power of interstate compacts to achieve [...]
PAUL G. KENGOR, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES It was October 19, 1984—30 years ago this week. A gentle, courageous, and genuinely holy priest, Jerzy Popieluszko, age 37, found himself in a ghastly spot that, though it must have horrified him, surely did not surprise him. An unholy trinity of [...]
ROMINA BOCCIA, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Waste and inefficiency in the U.S. government are rampant. The federal government does too many things that would be done better by individuals or businesses in the private sector, or by state and local governments, or that should not be done at all. [...]
BY ALAN CARUBA What has been the over-riding theme of life in America since Barack Obama became President in 2008? It has been the continued loss of confidence Americans have regarding various elements of the federal government. From the Centers for Disease Control, the Veterans [...]
MARK W. HENDRICKSON Historically, the Democrats proudly have worn the mantle of “the party of labor.” In practice, though, there has been an interesting dichotomy: they undoubtedly are the party of organized labor, with unions being a major pillar of the Democratic Party; however, their [...]
SUSAN KRUTH, THEFIRE.ORG If there is a safe place to share controversial opinions without punishment, it should be a class at a public institution of higher education that professes to foster discussions by “open minds.” Yet despite the inclusion of these words in the syllabus of the [...]
LLOYD MARCUS, PROUD UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Six years ago I wrote the song, “American Tea Party Anthem” http://bit.ly/1D155uv and was asked to perform my song at rallies across America on a Tea Party Express national bus tour. Back then, I was not politically savvy; clueless about how all this [...]
BY BOB BARR Those wild and crazy bureaucrats on the banks of the East River are at it again. The United Nations – a bureaucracy so bloated and byzantine that it makes the United States Senate appear efficient by comparison – is poised to begin tossing legal monkey wrenches into international [...]
MARK W. HENDRICKSON Six years ago, it seemed as though the financial system of the United States might melt down. In March of 2008, prodded by federal regulators, J.P. Morgan J.P. Morgan Chase Chase absorbed Bear Stearns. In September, JPM also took over Washington Mutual. This proved [...]
BY ALAN CARUBA The tendency of pundits is to address the decline in American culture and traditional moral values. The concerns addressed include the rather sudden, but widespread embrace of same-sex marriages or calls for the legalization of marijuana so anyone can get high without the fear of [...]
BY ALAN CARUBA If President Obama does not want the Ebola virus to kill Americans, why has his administration done nothing to restrict any flights from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, the hot spots in Africa where it appears the virus is spreading? One of the reason flights from Liberia [...]
BY TOM DEWEESE You know, it’s been a couple of years since my book was published and I have sold a lot of them as I travel across the country, speaking about Agenda 21. But I took a few minutes during this past weekend to look through the book again and frankly, it still surprises me. If [...]
TRACY MILLER, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES As the governor’s race heats up in Pennsylvania, one of the central issues is whether to enact a severance tax on natural gas. Democrat candidate Tom Wolf has emphasized the fact that Pennsylvania is the only state in the country without a severance [...]
BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY The highly-acclaimed Common Core standards are becoming so unpopular that they may soon be politically untouchable. From Glenn Beck and activist parents to the Wall Street Journal and senior academics, critics are piling on and throwing Common Core into the trash bin. One of [...]
BY ALAN CARUBA I went out for a walk today and enjoyed seeing how the autumn leaves are changing color because autumn, simply stated, is one of the four seasons that affects the Earth. It is part of the change that occurs as it has for billions of years. The notion that humans have anything to do [...]
BY ALAN CARUBA Watching the events affecting the Kurds in Kobani, Syria, under attack from the Islamic State (ISIS), it occurred to me that they have much in common with Zionists, Jews who established Israel in 1948. Turkey’s president Recep Tyyip Erdogan dislikes Kurds and Jews with equal [...]
BY ALAN CARUBA I am not a lawyer, but I have read the Constitution and I cannot find any indication that the Founding Fathers intended the guarantee of “equal protection of the laws” in the 14th Amendment to include same-sex marriage. The idea would have been regarded as an abomination to the [...]