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The EPA Overreaches Again Blake Hurst 06/23/2014
A new EPA rule is a disaster for farmers and the traditional understanding of the relationship between the federal government and the states.
Stanley Cup Blues Joseph Epstein 06/08/2014
As much as I’ve grown to love hockey, I can’t bring myself to watch the ongoing Stanley Cup finals.
Death, Duty, D-Day Ralph Kinney Bennett 06/06/2014
Seventy years ago, our nation led the Western World to a costly victory over tyranny in what was the greatest military undertaking in history.
Time for a New Contract with America John Steele Gordon 05/16/2014
One way to turn probable pick-ups into a 1994-style rout this midterm would be for the Republicans to, once again, nationalize the election with a new Contract with America, positioning themselves credibly as the party of real reform.
The Playoffs: A Couch Potato's High Holidays Joseph Epstein 04/24/2014
The playoffs — there's something, to the averagely insane sports fan, magical in that phrase.
Taking Religion Seriously Charles Murray 04/18/2014
A good way to jar yourself out of unreflective atheism is to read about contemporary science.
Crowdfunders' Losing Deal Adam Gomolin 04/04/2014
Shouldn’t those who contribute the funds to launch successful startups also share in any profits?
Hoping for China's Success Vaclav Smil 03/28/2014
There is one effort in which everybody should wish to see China successful: preservation of the country’s farmland. It has already been reduced to well below the level needed to keep the country self-sufficient in grain production.
The Post-Protestant Ethic and Spirit of America Joseph Bottum 02/22/2014
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.
AEI Classics: The Origins and Traditions of Washington’s Birthday Holiday Amy Kass and Leon Kass 02/17/2014
Americans celebrated Washington’s birthday long before Congress in 1879 declared it a holiday for federal workers in the District of Columbia, and, in 1885, a holiday for federal employees everywhere.
 
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