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Progressives Must Confront Their Racist Roots

Virginia Postrel December 10, 2016 Until recently, Princeton University’s devotion to Woodrow Wilson was so pervasive and worshipful that visitors to campus might easily have mistaken the modernist parthenon housing the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs for a literal temple. The progressives believed, first and foremost, in the importance of science and scientific…

How America Came To Be

The Rise of European Liberalism Ralph Raico December 25, 2016 Classical liberalism — or simply liberalism, as it was called until around the turn of the century — is the signature political philosophy of Western civilization. Hints and suggestions of the liberal idea can be found in other great cultures. But it was the distinctive…

Classical Liberalism

When Liberalism Went Into Retreat Ralph Raico Monday, December 26, 2016 As the nineteenth century began, classical liberalism — or just liberalism as the philosophy of freedom was then known — was the specter haunting Europe — and the world. In every advanced country the liberal movement was active. Tens of millions who would have…

A Regular Guy

I used to think I was just a regular guy, but . . . I was born white, which now, whether I like it or not, makes me a racist. I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which by today’s standards, makes me a fascist. I am heterosexual, which according to gay folks, now makes…

Scott Walker says he would support Article V Convention to amend Constitution

PHOTO BY SAIYNA BASHIR “It’s not an easy process, our founders intended that, so that only substantive changes that had the overwhelming support of the American people would go forward,” Walker said. “I think it makes sense to do things like that.” A convention of the states is one […] Click here to view original…

Our Bill of Rights Birthday

Adopted December 15, 1791 when the Virginia legislature ratified it, making it a part of the Constitution. Virginia was final state to approve of the ¾ required by Article V. The Constitution tells us how our government is to operate while the Bill of Rights gives us our protections. Twenty Five Things The Bill Of…

Three Housing Collapses, Fourth in the Wings

Government Intervention in Housing Has Always Been Bad. Here’s Why Today Is No Different. Claudia Sladick / Norbert Michel  December 12, 2016 Government meddling in the housing market was a major cause leading to the 2008 financial crisis. (Photo: iStock Photos) Ever since the federal government embedded itself into the U.S. housing market, it has caused…

The Insane World of Agriculture Subsides

by Dan Mitchell  12/13/16 I’ve argued before that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) should be the top target of those seeking to shut down useless and counterproductive parts of the federal government. And if President-Elect Trump’s choice for HUD Secretary, Ben Carson, is as sound on housing issues as he is on tax issues, presumably he…

Pentagon Covers Up Wasted Billions

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste By Craig Whitlock and Bob Woodward December 5 The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The Washington…

The Five People You Meet in Politics

by Morgan Dean November 27, 2016 The Five People You Meet in Heaven was written by Mitch Albom. It was published in 2003 and sold more than six million copies worldwide. It follows the story of an amusement park maintenance man named Eddie. Eddie recently died trying to save a young girl from a freak ride accident…

Feds War on Pets

Federal Agents Threaten Pet Owners With a War on Cats David Rosenthal / @DL_Rosenthal / November 30, 2016 The Fish and Wildlife Service implemented a pest management plan designed to trap cats that the agency perceived as a threat to the Key Largo woodrat. (Photo: Huang Jinkun Xinhua News Agency/Newscom) An overzealous federal agency is…

Climate Brown Shirts

My Unhappy Life as a Climate Heretic My research was attacked by thought police in journalism, activist groups funded by billionaires and even the White House. Tropical storm Arthur off the coast of Florida, July 2, 2014. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES By ROGER PIELKE JR. Dec. 2, 2016  Much to my surprise, I showed up in…

Climate Data Deniers

Climate Data Deniers Are Trying to ‘Bork’ Trump’s EPA Transition Leader Nicolas Loris  December 01, 2016 With the incoming Trump administration, the wind energy sector stands to lose $176 (billion) in federal subsidies. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Newscom) President-elect Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency transition leader, Myron Ebell, is a huge threat to the green gravy train….

Here’s a Dem to Get Behind

An Island of Rationality in Blue-State New England As her party sprints left, Rhode Island’s Democratic governor is going after faster economic growth. By Allysia Finley 11/19/16 Rhode Island was founded as a refuge for heretics and outcasts, and staying true to the state’s heritage, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo is proclaiming a message decidedly at…

Prager: Left Cuts Family

10 Reasons Left-Wingers Cut Trump Voters From Their Lives Dennis Prager Nov 29, 2016 Many Hillary Clinton voters have ceased communicating with friends, and even family members, who voted for Donald Trump. It is so common that The New York Times published a front-page article on the subject headlined, “Political Divide Splits Relationships — and…

County to Limit Taxing Authority

By wide margin, Madison County votes to limit taxing authority  Rob Natelson | Contributed photo| 11/28/16 A referendum passed by Madison County voters to limit their tax rate hasn’t received much press, but is a good example of how taxing and spending should be handled by voters — rather than lawmakers — a conservative senior…