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Obama Unemployment Worse


The idle army: America’s un-working men Millions of young males have left the workforce and civic life. Full employment? The U.S. isn’t even close. Nicholas Eberstadt September 2, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal Labor Day is an appropriate moment to reflect on a quiet catastrophe: the collapse, over two generations, of work for American men. During the…


Dry run set for convention to end executive orders, restore states rights


Historic Williamsburg, Va., will host a first-ever practice of a “Convention of States” next month aimed at shutting down President Obama’s use of executive orders and blocking the Supreme Court’s heavy hand by returning power to state governments long overshadowed by Washington. The “Convention of States Project” said Monday […] Click here to view original…


A convention of the states could change the way Washington works


Personal Liberty Poll Changing who sits in the Oval Office simply isn’t enough to fix the problems created by the nation’s ever-growing federal government. That’s why a group of activists will gather in Williamsburg, Va., next month to host a practice Convention of the States, to explore options state […] Click here to view original…


Legislators to Meet for First-Ever Simulated Convention of States


State legislators from across the country will meet in for a simulated Article V convention of the states for the purpose of proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The gathering, hosted by Citizens for Self-Governance, will take place next month in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia and will be the first-ever […] Click here to view original…


Labor Day: A Celebration Of Workers


Even as the nation takes this long weekend to celebrate the American workforce, the rights and bargaining power of American workers continue to erode. From the rampant decline of union membership nationwide to the devastation of workers’ rights under Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, our national workforce faces harsh challenges […] Click here to view original…


Childcare is Over-Regulated


Diana Furchtgott-Roth  September 03, 2016 Just as Obamacare drove up the price of health care, government regulation is driving up the price of day care and school lunches.As presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton grapple with the high cost of child care, there’s no better time to read Abby W. Schachter’s new book, “No Child…


A Soft Revolution


For a Peaceful, Piecemeal Revolution Marco den Ouden September 01, 2016 Ayn Rand had it right when she said the key to changing society was through philosophy. She urged her supporters to become the New Intellectuals. And she was resoundingly successful, although there is still a long way to go. Another philosopher, Karl Popper, wrote a…


Black Kids and School Choice


The NAACP’s Shameful Betrayal of Black Kids by Dan Mitchell 9/1/16 I’ve explained many times that an economy’s wealth and output depend on the quantity and quality of labor and capital and how effectively those two factors of production are combined. Let’s look today on the labor portion of that formula. And since I’ve alreadyexpressed my concerns about the quantity…


Second Amendment and Freedom


Freedom: The Greatest Military Strategy Matt Ryan, September 01, 2016 Why did The Nazis avoid invading The Swiss? What made General Patton a greater war commander than Hitler? Why have the world’s greatest superpowers of the late 20th Century failed in securing control of the Middle East? All these questions have the same answer and…


Stop Corporate Welfare


3 Reasons Congress Can Defeat Corporate Welfare This Fall Andy Koenig / August 31, 2016 Last December, lobbyists successfully resurrected one of their favorite corporate cash cows: the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a government agency dedicated to subsidizing wealthy and well-connected businesses at the taxpayers’ expense. But those special interests didn’t get everything they wanted. For all of…


This is Your Country, Not Theirs


Mike Kapic 8/31/16 Our federal government has become quite blatantly abusive of Americans and not ashamed of their dalliance. They’ve fined one couple in WA over $135,000 for NOT believing that marriage is between a man and a woman. Image that! Who ever heard of two men producing an offspring? Isn’t that why God put…


This is Your Country, Not Theirs


Mike Kapic  8/31/16 Our federal government has become quite blatantly abusive of Americans and not ashamed of their dalliance. They’ve fined one couple in WA over $135,000 for NOT believing that marriage is between a man and a woman. Image that! Who ever heard of two men producing an offspring? Isn’t that why God put…


Mock Article V Convention of States To Be Held in Colonial Williamsburg


Actors in colonial garb walk by the courthouse on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg, VA. (AP photo) ( CNSNews.com ) – Legislators from 45 states will participate in a simulated Article V Convention of States in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia on September 21-23 to learn how such a […] Click here to view original…


A Gem in Chicago


Thomas Sowell Aug 31, 2016 We have gotten so used to seeing college presidents and other academic “leaders” caving in to so many outrageous demands from little gangs of bullying students that it is a long overdue surprise to see a sign that at least one major university has shown some backbone. Dr. Robert J.…


An African-American Woman’s Advice


I’m an African-American Woman. Here’s My Advice to Conservatives Wooing My Community. Our children grow up sicker, poorer, less well-educated, and at greater risk than other American children. Kay Coles James / August 29, 2016  The moment Donald Trump urged black voters to consider supporting him—asking, “What do you have to lose?”—the consultants and pundits sprang…


Abstract Immigrants in an Abstract World


Thomas Sowell |Aug 30, 2016 Why would a country with the world’s largest Jewish population, outside of Israel, admit large numbers of immigrants from countries where hatred of Jews has been taught to their people from earliest childhood? This question is ultimately not about Muslims and Jews. It is about discussing immigrants in the abstract,…

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