On the Constitution of a Compound Republic - William A. Niskanen (10/10/2020)
The Constitution of the United States established the basic structure of a compound republic, a federal structure in which there are two or more levels of government each of which has the primary authority for a specific set of collective decisions.
The Death of the Republican Party - Buck Sexton (9/22/2020)
What would happen if Joe Biden and the Democrats win full control of the government? That is, a Democrat in the White House with a consolidated Democrat majority in both houses of Congress. Herewith is a not-so-hypotheical.
The Deeply Pessimistic Intellectual Roots of Black Lives Matter, the '1619 Project' and Much Else in Woke America - John Murawski, RealClearInvestigations (9/7/2020)
If much of the dire rhetoric behind America's moment of racial reckoning seems from an oppressive world of a half-century ago, that's because it comes from "critical race theory," a decades-old philosophy deeply skeptical about the possibility of
Yes, This Is a Revolution - Abe Greenwald (8/14/2020)
There are no uniformed armies, competing flags, or alternate constitutions. The great showdown is not being fought within the physical limits of a battlefield. It is instead happening all around us and directly to us.
"Hate Speech" and the New Tyranny over the Mind - Arthur Milikh (6/24/2020)
In America, a powerful movement intent on outlawing "hate speech" continues to expand in institutional power and moral vigor with each passing year. Most Americans do not fully grasp what banning "hate speech" entails, or the stakes involved.
America, the Republican Nation: A Response to Critics of the Nation-State - Bernard Dobski, Ph.D. (6/7/2020)
Critics of the national form thus fail to appreciate the conditions necessary to preserve the rights they claim to cherish. To be sure, America has been indispensable to the cause of human liberty at home and abroad over the past two centuries.
Proxy Wars over Religious Liberty - Ryan T. Anderson (5/9/2020)
The unwillingness to engage the substantive moral debates that divide us in the culture war leaves us fighting proxy wars over religious liberty. To succeed in embracing religious liberty is not to succeed in transforming society. More is required.
Call It a Ponzi Scheme - Heather Mac Donald (5/5/2020)
Many college presidents are terrified that the coronavirus pandemic will devastate their schools' finances and enrollment. Anyone who cares about a revival of serious learning can only hope that they are right.
Seize the Endowments! - Will Chamberlain (3/30/2020)
If universities feel no obligation to care about the economic health of the broader community, it's time for the broader community—and for conservatives in particular—to stop caring about the fiscal condition of the universities.
Apocalypse No - George Parry (3/24/2020)
One of the most difficult problems in assessing the current coronavirus 2019 (hereinafter COVID-19) pandemic is sorting through the conflicting expert opinions and the evolving statistical data that have — with an enormous assist by the mainstream m
It's 1776, Not 1619: Don't Let the Times Steal America's Birthday - Wilfred Reilly (3/17/2020)
The 1619 Project curriculum includes a U.S. historical timeline that begins with the year 1619, when the first enslaved Africans arrived in the British colonies, and focuses primarily on "facts and dates related to slavery."
The Cost of America's Cultural Revolution - Heather Mac Donald (12/23/2019)
Social-justice education is merely a symptom of an even deeper perversion of academic values: the cult of race and gender victimology, otherwise known as "diversity." The diversity cult is destroying the very foundations of our civilization.
Far More Than a Culture War Rages in America - Scott Powell (6/7/2019)
The Founders came from different denominations, but they agreed on fundamental Christian beliefs. And when those fundamentals were applied to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the trajectory of human history was radically changed.
Is the Individual Obsolete? - George Will (6/1/2019)
Dilution is a prerequisite for advancement of a collectivist political agenda. The more that individualism can be portrayed as a chimera, the more that any individual's achievements can be considered as merely derived from society.
To Stop Socialized Medicine, Expand Individual Choice - Avik Roy (5/28/2019)
Republicans and conservatives have repeatedly complained that Obamacare amounts to the "government takeover of the U.S. health-care system." The only problem is it isn't true.
What Americans Must Know About Socialism - Lee Edwards, Ph.D. (3/27/2019)
Is a specter of socialism haunting America, especially among our millennials? There is disquieting evidence of many young Americans' sympathy for socialism.
What Americans Must Know About Socialism - Lee Edwards (12/1/2018)
We've come a long way since George H. W. Bush buried his Democratic challenger Michael Dukakis by labeling him a "liberal." Socialism is no longer a parlor game for academics but a political alternative taken seriously by millennials.
Natural Rights, Self-Defense, and the Right to Own Firearms - Timothy Hsiao (11/3/2018)
The natural law case for a moral right to own a gun is simple: we all possess a basic right to life, which entails the right to self-defense, which in turn entails the right to a reasonable means of self-defense.
A Comprehensive Federal Budget Plan to Avert a Debt Crisis - Brian Riedl (10/23/2018)
Without reform, runaway deficits will all but guarantee a debt crisis that will profoundly damage the country's economic and social order. There is still time to avoid that crisis.
A Short History of American Medical Insurance - John Steele Gordon (10/9/2018)
Whenever one segment of an economy exhibits, year after year, inflation above the general rate, and when there is no constraint on supply, then either a cartel is in operation or there is a lack of price transparency — or both, as is the case with A
How Identity Politics Is Harming the Sciences - Heather Mac Donald (6/13/2018)
dentity politics has engulfed the humanities and social sciences on American campuses; now it is taking over the hard sciences. The STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math—are under attack for being insufficiently "diverse."
Cultural Workers, Unite! Today's Marxist Revolution - Paul Kengor (5/8/2018)
The new recruiting ground is the classroom floor, the campus, the university, the schools. That's where the cultural workers who can usher in the fundamental transformation are being found.
The Negative Impact of the #MeToo Movement - Heather Mac Donald (5/2/2018)
The #MeToo movement is going to make the previous three decades look like a golden age of meritocracy. No mainstream institution will hire, promote, or compensate without an exquisite calculation of gender and race ratios.
Robert E. Lee, Man of Honor - Louis DeBroux (1/19/2018)
General Lee is remembered as General-in-Chief of the Confederate army during the Civil War. Living as we do in a day when history is oft forgotten — or deliberately rewritten — it is worthwhile to consider the legacy of such an iconic American
Heart of Atlanta Motel: Public Accommodation Law at 50 - Andrew Kloster (12/6/2017)
Fifty years ago, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This landmark piece of legislation outlawed certain forms of discrimination across the nation, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Why There Are Only Two Sexes - John Skalko (6/4/2017)
Are there only two sexes? A generation ago, this might have seemed like a silly question. But given the rise of gender theory, transgenderism, intersexuality, and all of their related phenomena, the question now appears to be both complex and pressing.
A Window Into a Depraved Culture - Heather Mac Donald (1/9/2017)
The establishment typically looks the other way at manifestations of black anti-white animus. Racism in rap music is usually ignored. The AP excluded any reference to the race of the victim and perps in its initial report on the Chicago torture episode.
Tea Party Elegy - Rachel Lu (11/12/2016)
The Tea Party accomplished something that we rarely see in politics: it generated widespread enthusiasm for austerity. This achievement should not be underappreciated. Politicians seldom have to pay for their wastefulness and rash promises.
Who We Are as a People — The Syrian Refugee Question - Edward J. Erler (10/31/2016)
Nothing has provoked the ire of America's bipartisan political class as much as Donald Trump's recent proposal that the U.S. should suspend the acceptance of refugees from Syria and other terrorist-supporting nations.
The Right to Arms and the American Philosophy of Freedom - Nelson Lund, Ph.D. (10/23/2016)
The U.S. Constitution, including the 2nd Amendment, is a device designed to frustrate the domineering tendencies of the politically ambitious, and the right to keep and bear arms is a vital element of the liberal order that our Founders handed down to us.
2016 and the Future of the Supreme Court - Nathaniel Bruno (10/22/2016)
What would happen if a justice with the judicial philosophy and record of Justice Ginsburg were to replace Justice Scalia on the Court?
The Hidden Influence of John Rawls on the American Mind - Jerome C. Foss, PhD (10/9/2016)
Most Americans probably have not heard of public reason, but they would certainly recognize its effect on political life. They understand the risks one runs by appearing to hold a belief outside of the popular consensus as to what is right.
The Modern Feminist Rejection of Constitutional Government - Christina Villegas (8/30/2016)
Many people assume that it is modern feminism, not the Constitution, that has secured freedom and political equality for women. In reality, the Constitution has always been compatible with women's equal political rights.
Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme - Dr. Paul McHugh, M.D. (7/2/2016)
The idea that one's sex is a feeling, not a fact, has permeated our culture and is leaving casualties in its wake. Gender dysphoria should be treated with psychotherapy, not surgery.
What ISIS Really Wants - Graeme Wood (3/28/2016)
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here's what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.
Originalism: The Lesser Evil - Justice Antonin Scalia (2/16/2016)
It would be hard to count on the fingers of both hands...the opinions that have in fact been rendered not on the basis of what the Constitution originally meant, but on the basis of what the judges currently thought it desirable for it to mean.
Who Should Interpret Our Statutes and How It Affects Our Separation of Powers - The Honorable Carlos T. Bea (2/7/2016)
Federal courts abdicate their duty to interpret statutes when they defer to executive branch agencies' interpretations of statutes. It is the courts' duty to say what the law is—even when that law is ambiguous.
Why I Am An Anarcho-Capitalist - Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. (11/16/2015)
Almost without a thought, people who otherwise support the market want to assign to government the production of the most important goods and services.
What Is A Neocon? - Pastor Chuck Baldwin (11/13/2015)
Forget party labels. Forget the left-right, liberal-conservative paradigm. These are the issues that neocons in Congress are using to drive national politics today - and these are the issues that are killing independence and freedom in the United States.
The Coddling of the American Mind - Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt (11/9/2015)
In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don't like. Here's why that's disastrous for education—and mental health.
Limitless Immigration Creating Permanent Democratic Majority - Daniel Horowitz (10/17/2015)
There's a reason the Democrats are such ardent supporters of open borders. It has helped give them an impervious floor of support very close to the 50-yard line in American politics.
Hamiltonian Constitutional Interpretation - Carson Holloway (9/2/2015)
An essential part of conservatism's mission is the preservation of the Constitution as a charter of limited government. The Constitution, conservatives note, limits the scope of the national government's powers even as it grants it those powers.
The Quiet Revolution - Scott Powell (8/25/2015)
Frustration with division and gridlock in Washington lead many Americans to impugn both political parties. There is plenty of blame to go around, but below the surface there has been a quiet revolution going on in only one of the two parties.
The Unassailable Virtue of Victims - Joseph Epstein (5/18/2015)
Given the large constituency of victims in America -- victims of every slight and slander, of every failure to appease -- Hillary Clinton, as a woman, has already climbed aboard the victim train in the hope of riding it to the presidency.
Why I am a Climate Change Skeptic - Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace (3/21/2015)
The IPCC's followers have given us a vision of a world dying because of carbon-dioxide emissions. I say the Earth would be a lot deader with no carbon dioxide, and more of it will be a very positive factor in feeding the world.
The FCC's Predictable Fiasco Of Internet Utility Regulation - Scott Cleland (2/24/2015)
Detonating the Title II "nuclear option," the FCC will assert regulatory jurisdiction over most everything involving Internet communications economy-wide for the first time. This will trigger predictable shockwaves in many directions.
On Net Neutrality, Time to Regulate the Regulators - National Review (2/10/2015)
The Federal Communications Commission's decision to effectively convert broadband Internet providers into regulated utility companies is bound to stifle both technological innovation and consumer choice.
The Minimum Wage and Magical Thinking - Ronald Bailey (2/7/2015)
If all other factors remain equal, the higher the price of a good, the less people will demand it. That's the law of demand, a fundamental idea in economics. And yet there is no shortage of politicians, and policy wonks who believe otherwise.
Fraudster, riot inciter, racist labeler, tax evader. Like Jesse, Rev. Al uses the racist label threat to insure his teflon coat. Why is he still free to commit crimes that would have any of us in jail?
The Crony Capitalism Litmus Test - Timothy P. Carney (1/2/2015)
In normal times, Congress re-authorizes the Ex-Im Bank every few years with minimal fuss, since both major parties share a broad enthusiasm for corporate welfare. But this time around, with the Tea Party in hot pursuit, things got a bit testier.