National Service is Anti-Liberty and Un-American
Proponents of national service claim that young people have a moral obligation to give something back to society. But giving the government power to decide our moral obligations is an invitation to totalitarianism.
Trusting This Administration On Ebola, Or Anything Else, Is Insanity
We are seeing a real-life PowerPoint demonstration explaining exactly what happens when you turn the Executive Branch over to people who have never executed anything more complex than a sit-in at the local welfare office.
Kansas Senate Race is a National Election
Former Democrat House Speaker Tip ONeills political wisdom that All politics is local has been a staple in political thinking for many years.
Max Allen: Chief Divisiveness Officer
UNCW officials have decided to move forward with hiring their first ever Chief Diversity Officer. This is happening despite recent revelations that one of their current diversity officers had been involved in illegal political campaigning using university property.
Obama Behind Pumpkin Patch Melee
For an administration that is mostly an historical reenactment of the darkest days of the anti-war protests circa 1970, I suppose that we should be grateful that this is Keene State, not Kent State.
City Threatens to Arrest Ministers Who Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Weddings
Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to a $1,000 fine, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court.
Putin: Autocrat of All the "Russias"
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is moving with a steady pace to establish his total control over Russia.
Lisa De Pasquale:
De Pasquale’s Dozen with Congressman Paul Ryan
When the history of the 2012 elections is written, I hope it will show that my small part was being the first person to use the hashtag #VP90X when Paul Ryan was announced as the vice presidential nominee. Known for his wonkiness as much as his workouts, Congressman Paul Ryan is the rare person who isnt afraid to buck the image of the one-dimensional politician.
Care Enough to Limit Dependence
There was a time in America when people were reluctant to take charity and were embarrassed to be dependent on the state.
Stealth Gun Control Initiative Too Close To Call In Washington State
Washington states I-594 has massive money pouring into it, because its apparently the only gun-control measure on the ballot this fall anywhere across the country. There are actually two dueling gun measures in the state.
The New York Times; Unrepentant Communist Enabler
This week the New York Times ran two editorials pleading for a U.S. economic lifeline to the Castro brothers terror-sponsoring regime (i.e. to end the so-called embargo.) One editorial ran on Sunday the other on Tuesday. The second editorial contains the following:
Ebola: Obama's Katrina
The growing concern over the possible spread of Ebola in the United States is Barack Obama's equivalent of George W. Bush's Katrina problems.
Curbing Obama Power Grabs
The courts and Senate provide no checks and balances. Could a Republican Senate help?
Accuracy of Macroeconomic Forecasts
Im sure that macroeconomic models have grown more sophisticated today, but they still cant predict very well.
Mitt, Jeb? Sorry, No
If better managers of Leviathan is the best we can do...just go enjoy your millions.
More Bad News for Airbnb
The online rental marketplace Airbnb received more bad news from New York today. According to a report released by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, almost three quarters of short-term Airbnb rentals in New York City from 2010-2014 were illegal.
The Harmful Practice of Patent Privateering
A new type of business is earning a lot attention, though critics say they are perverting the market, abusing intellectual property laws, and hindering competition and innovation at cost to the consumer.
Michael F. Cannon:
How The Supreme Court Can Stop Consumers From Getting Ripped Off
The case is North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC, and involves actions taken by that states dental board to prevent non-dentists from providing teeth-whitening services.
Big Brother is Watching: The government wants to study ‘social pollution’ on Twitter
The powers that be feared the printing press centuries ago because it empowered people and spread literacy. The Internet and social media takes this to a whole new level and it scares Washington.
Fighting Ebola with a Little Communism
Cuba to the rescue Thats right: The communist Caribbean country is stepping up to help fight Ebola in Africa. Of course, it should be pointed out that the world isnt exactly clamoring for Cuban healthcare whenever an epidemic breaks out.
Free Market Response to Ebola
I read a comment that airlines are being greedy. How so? Airlines are not in position to ban flights from specific countries for medical reasons.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
The Unsavory History of Gun Control
While I wasnt aware of the racist history of gun control, I did have some familiarity with the fact that totalitarian governments traditionally have wanted to disarm citizens.