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The Soul of Democratic Capitalism

February 17, 2017
by Brian C. Anderson

Novak’s writings on democratic capitalism fought socialism not just on the level of economic efficiency, but on moral terrain, too. Socialists have long attacked market-based economies for their inequalities and consumerist frenzies, but, as Novak argued, their arguments invariably compared luminous socialist ideals with the often prosaic realities of capitalist …

The Spread of “New Civics” Is Cause for Alarm

February 15, 2017
by George Leef

High school civics has mostly been replaced with mushy “social studies” classes that are often geared toward degrading everything about the U.S. And few colleges retain any core courses covering the old civics. A student who wanted such a course might have trouble finding one in the catalogue. What has …

The “Trump Effect”: How the Southern Poverty Law Center Mobilizes Schoolteachers to Radicalize Children to Perpetuate Hate

February 2, 2017
by Tina Trent

With the invention of the “Trump Effect,” the SPLC has finally bypassed the criminal justice system and its insistence on actually investigating the validity of reports of hate. They are liberated from the burden of proving that a “hate incident,” or even any fleeting hint of micro-aggression (let alone a …

The Campus Free Speech Act: A Way to Restore the Marketplace of Ideas

February 1, 2017
by Stanley Kurtz

Between the rise of safe spaces, trigger warnings, speaker disinvitations, and the often illiberal conduct of campus demonstrators over the past few years, it’s clear that the core constitutional value of free speech is now under siege at our colleges and universities. The fraying of commitment to freedom of speech …

Repealing Obamacare Is Just the Start: How to Fix American Health Care, Part 1

January 12, 2017
by Jim DeMint

Just like the American companies that lost market share when they refused to innovate, establishment politicians have lost elections because they ignored the outrage of Americans over the high costs and low quality of big government services. The answer is not to replace one top-down centralized plan with a different …

Recalling Nat Hentoff, a True Free Thinker

January 12, 2017
by Paul Gallagher

We all say we support free speech, don’t we? Then we hear something we don’t like, and we falter. Something ugly is said, and our rally for the First Amendment falls silent. Free speech is one thing, but … There were no “buts” with Nat Hentoff. When news of his …

Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment

January 10, 2017
by Chris Edwards

The incoming Trump administration can spur infrastructure investment by working with Congress to repeal rules that unnecessarily delay projects and increase costs. Other steps include cutting the corporate tax rate to increase private investment and ending the bias against the private provision of facilities such as airports.

Kentucky’s Right-to-Work Earthquake Reverberates Across State Lines

January 9, 2017
by Kevin Mooney

What happened in Kentucky is not necessarily going to stay in Kentucky. That’s because the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers districts in Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, and Ohio,  issued a ruling in November that upheld the right of localities to pass right-to-work ordinances in the absence of state-level legislation. …

Nat Hentoff, Journalist Who Wrote on Jazz and Civil Liberties, Dies at 91

January 8, 2017
by Martin Well

Through years of turmoil and turbulence, through times of political divisions evoked by the Vietnam War, in eras of social discord and widespread concerns about crime as well as attempts to suppress dissenting voices, Mr. Hentoff was regarded as among the country’s staunchest public advocates of American constitutional guarantees. In …

Civil Rights Leader Innis, Who Moved from Liberalism to Libertarianism, Dies at 82

January 8, 2017
by Ralph Z. Hallow

“He believed in self-reliance, humility and the courage to fight for expanded opportunities, not for dependence on welfare,” said Ken Blackwell, a former Ohio secretary of state and a domestic policy adviser to the Trump transition team. “He wasn’t a pacifist, as Al Sharpton and others found out.” His initial …