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The Left’s Limits on Free Speech

The contemporary legal and political Left values political free speech only insofar as it leads to collective action.


Taking Religion Seriously

A good way to jar yourself out of unreflective atheism is to read about contemporary science.


Absurdities at the IRS

Under tax law, stolen property, bribes, kickbacks, and income from other illegal activities must be counted as income. Embezzlers, thieves, and bootleggers may also take deductions for costs relating to criminal activity.


Congress Should Promote Charter Schools

States are inhibiting educational entrepreneurship; Congress should step in and provide funding to states to facilitate further charter school growth.


Asian Americans Resist Racial Preferences

California Democrats have proposed a new referendum that would reinstate racial preferences in higher education, but the state's Asian Americans are rebelling.


Pre-K vs. Back Pay: Personnel Costs Threaten Progressive Goals

If universal pre-K is as critical as New York Mayor Bill de Blasio insists, funding should be found by cutting lower-priority programs, not through his proposed new income tax.


San Francisco's Growing Class Conflict

Instead of protesting better private transportation for others, San Franciscans should demand improved public services.


The Post-Protestant Ethic and Spirit of America

The new elite class of America is the old one: America’s mainline Protestant Christians in both the glory and the annoyingness of their moral confidence and spiritual certainty. They just stripped out the Christianity along the way.


The Playing Fields of Suburbia

Adult involvement may be a chief cause of children’s declining participation in sports.


Books vs. Literature

Publishers and postmodernism are contributing to the death of the humanities.


The First Presidential Election and Other Firsts

The first presidential election was 225 years ago today. Although it was not democratic, it was a first in human history.


‘Because’ Is the New ‘Whatever’

The emergence of a new grammatical entity signifies an elision not of words but of the orderly thought that is the precondition of orderly expression. We see a lapse into vagueness, a failure or refusal to construct any sort of argument.


An American Thanksgiving

We are a grateful nation. And because we are a grateful nation, we are a generous nation. Our founders were steeped in this idea, and it is still strong among us.


America's Enduring Conspiracy Theories

Fifty years later, a majority of Americans still believe that more than one man was involved in the JFK assassination. What explains the tenacious nature of this belief?


The Conservative Case for Civilian Review

Promoting civilian review of police departments is in keeping with conservative values.


Top 10 Takeaways: Public Opinion on the Affordable Care Act

With the ACA's exchanges going live today, let's take a look at public opinion on the law.


Bernie Madoff, Steve Jobs, and Wall Street Greed

Genuinely successful people in business have nothing in common with the likes of Bernie Madoff. Why do so many see them all as greedy and selfish?


Immigration and America’s Broken Civics Education System

America’s schools no longer teach our history or celebrate our unique culture, devaluing a powerful force for national unity.


5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know About The Common Core

The Common Core has the potential to be a positive force in education, but parents must be vigilant.


America's Birthday: The True Meaning of July 4 (Part 3)

All Americans would agree that July 4th is an important date for our nation, but we have constantly debated its meaning and the proper way to celebrate it, with interpretations changing over time and in particular circumstances.

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