[First published at Real Clear Politics.] Hobby Lobby, the mega craft store, has lost the first round of their case against the government over the contraception mandate, and will be fined $1.3[...]
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The Post-Mortem Begins | Cato @ Liberty
The Heartland Institute is giving away free-market, liberty-centric books to those who can correctly predict tomorrow’s election in the comments below. The five closest predictions of: the popular vote receive[...]
Are Gun Manufacturers Under Renewed Assault? | Online Library of Law and Liberty
As a committed believer in capitalism and economic liberty, the policy differences between presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are very stark. Regarding taxes, Romney supports broad tax reform[...]
Milton Friedman on the Intellectual Laziness of the Left | Online Library of Law and Liberty
Ranting Against Big Government—But Voting for It | Cato @ Liberty
President Barack Obama is becoming his own worst enemy when it comes to keeping his promises. His repeated campaign promise to lower health insurance premiums by $2,500 by the end[...]
The story of “Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose” by Dr. Seuss takes place near the fictional Lake Winna-Bango, where a herd of moose line up to graze the moss along the[...]
(Reactions to recent events by Harrison Schmitt — Heartland Institute Board member, former U.S. Senator (R-N.M.), and the last man (and first scientist) to set foot on the moon. (Cross-posted at America’s Uncommon Sense): Quoting from[...]
David Henderson (one of the EconLog bloggers and an economics professor at the Naval Postgraduate School has a problem with Steven Levitt (the “Freakonomics” economist at the U of Chicago). In[...]
Below is a letter I received from Muriel Coleman, a fellow member of the board of directors of American Conservative Union. She gives a first-hand account of what happened, and is[...]
Last night’s episode of the CBS mystery The Mentalist, “Red Alert,” included some of the most explicitly pro-liberty, anti-government scenes you could ever hope to see. Rushing to a murder scene[...]
Unless you’ve been on an all-news blackout the last few days, you know that the Transportation Security Agency’s new “enhanced airline security” measures to protect us from terrorists who want[...]
This question should be asked of every interested person who might vote in the next few elections. Everyone. “Can you govern yourself, or do you need a Federal Czar to[...]
On April 15, nearly 90 percent of American adults filed their income tax returns for the 2013 tax year. And at the end of that day, I finished drinking a glass of truly tremendous bourbon; 130 proof seems appropriate to numb the pain.
Regardless of where someone may view himself along the political spectrum (conservative, libertarian, or modern liberal), there are always a variety of government programs and activities that they either think are not worth the money or should not be the business of government in the first place. Yet, it seems almost impossible to rein in government. It keeps growing in size and scope in one direction after another. Why? And is there any way to reverse it?
In whatever direction we turn, we find the heavy hand of government intruding into virtually every aspect of American society. Indeed, it has reached the point that it would a lot easier to list those areas of people’s lives into which government does not impose itself – and, alas, it would be a very short list. But it was not always that way.
Despite its deep effects on the character of our nation, conservatives and the general population often ignore what children are learning except when their own are in school, so I thank everyone reading this debate and my worthy, tenacious opponent, Mike Petrilli, for your time and attention. National Common Core testing and curriculum mandates are destructive, overall, but one good side-effect is creating the opportunity to discuss what children will learn, and why.
The Australian edition of The Guardian — probably the most hard-left of the lefty daily newspapers in the English-speaking world — published a story Thursday about how Attorney General George[...]