Sam Smith: The muddled metaphor of the Tea Party

Sam Smith: The muddled metaphor of the Tea Party

By Sam Smith Like the historical event it claims to honor, the present day Tea Bag Party seeks superficial change even while remaining hostage to the very system it claims to challenge. For example, the group argues, “The party in power is no longer representing the interests of the individuals and small businesses who make […]

Thomas Sowell: Random Thoughts

Thomas Sowell: Random Thoughts

By Thomas Sowell Random thoughts on the passing scene: Some financial institutions may be considered “too big to fail,” but contemporary Western society may be too frivolous to survive. The Romans had bread and circuses to keep the masses passive and unthinking. We have electronic gadgets, drugs and pornography. Like the Roman Empire, we too […]

Emil Franzi: Measuring conservatives by the numbers

Emil Franzi: Measuring conservatives by the numbers

By Emil Franzi I’ve attempted to explain that the biggest contrast between our two major parties is the contraction of the liberal Democrat ideological base while there is a simultaneous expansion of conservative Republicanism. Both parties have moved away from that theoretical center ground that no one really inhabits. Among Republicans, a larger, more diverse […]

Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.: Open borders are an assault on private property

Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.: Open borders are an assault on private property

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. This talk was delivered at the Mises Circle in Phoenix, AZ, on November 7, 2015. Rockwell gets one correct! EF Whether we’re talking about illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America, or birthright citizenship, or the migrants coming from the Middle East and Africa, the subject of immigration has been […]

Ben Crystal: The new Mizzou personality primer

Ben Crystal: The new Mizzou personality primer

By Ben Crystal Hey, kids! Are you considering college as a next step on your path to adulthood? Do you wonder if today’s institutions of higher learning can actually offer you the knowledge and skills you need to be more productive than, say, a University of Missouri “communications” professor? Try this handy-dandy primer to see […]

Michael Barone: An unhappy history seems to be repeating itself

Michael Barone: An unhappy history seems to be repeating itself

By Michael Barone Riots in black neighborhoods. Rebellions on campus. The news these past few months and particularly in the past week has been full of stories that remind us, as William Faulkner wrote a little more than half a century after the Civil War, “the past is never dead. It’s not even past.” We’re […]

NRA-ILA: McSally fighting to protect your Second Amendment rights

NRA-ILA: McSally fighting to protect your Second Amendment rights

From the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action In the face of false attacks, Congresswoman McSally is standing firm in her commitment to protect our Second Amendment Rights by introducing the Mental Health and Safe Communities Act. The Obama Administration is looking for any excuse to throw law-abiding Americans into the National Criminal Instant […]

Phil Richardson: 2015 Veterans Day special

Phil Richardson: 2015 Veterans Day special

By Phil Richardson Long before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, all of America, and much of the World knew about Edward Vernon (“Eddie”) Rickenbacker, famous early race car driver and the highest scoring American flying ace during World War One. Among his many recognitions was the U.S. Congressional Medal of […]

Michael Barone: Rubio and Cruz look like top contenders in debate

Michael Barone: Rubio and Cruz look like top contenders in debate

By Michael Barone Tuesday night’s Fox Business/Wall Street Journal debate in Milwaukee provided clues as to why Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have been climbing, not by wide margins but perceptibly, into the top-polling positions of the candidates behind the two poll leaders, Donald Trump and Ben Carson. The widespread assumption among political insiders is […]

Sam Smith: A journalistic admission

Sam Smith: A journalistic admission

By Sam Smith The week leading up to Labor Day reminded me of something journalists never admit: we don’t just report the news, we help to create it. The eerie disappearance of news during certain predictable times such as Labor Day, the Christmas & New Year holidays, and even come mid-June (when news releases mysteriously […]

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