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February 26, 2013

Crossing the Line

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,Immigration - 26 Feb 2013

By: Peggy Newbrough

Americans were outraged when Mexico’s President Calderon stood before Congress and denounced Arizona’s immigration law; outraged and shocked when Democrats, including the Administration, gave him a standing ovation. Though that wasn’t the only strike in the unprecedented …

February 23, 2013

Crossing the Rubicon

Filed under: Economics,Politics In General - 23 Feb 2013

By Fred A. Kingery

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at RealClearMarkets.com.

The current global debt accumulations are unprecedented. In fact, it can be observed that at no time in the history of the human race, other …

February 19, 2013

Think Tanks: Masters of the Universe?

Filed under: Politics In General - 19 Feb 2013

By Dr. Alejandro A. Chafuen

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com.

How do think tanks contribute to produce outcomes conducive to better public policy? Working for over three decades in this field, I developed a …

February 18, 2013

Thinking About Think Tanks: Which Are the Best?

By Dr. Alejandro A. Chafuen

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com.

The history of the London exchange dates back to 1698. John Castaing, a pioneer of a Starbucks of sorts, started listing stock and commodity …

February 13, 2013

Liberal Thinking In Regards To “Safe Schools” Is Ridiculous

Filed under: Second Amendment - 13 Feb 2013

By: David M. Huntwork

Liberalism, or ‘progressivism’ if you prefer, can be for many a very puzzling ideology to understand at times. The latest issue where common sense has been suspended for the sake of political expediency is the question as …

February 12, 2013

CORBETT CROSSING THE RUBICON

Filed under: Politics In General,The Republicans - 12 Feb 2013

Do we really learn more from our mistakes than our successes?

If we do, then Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett should be a virtual font of learning about now. Not to put too fine a point on it, but the governor has …

February 5, 2013

Firearms Discussion (Part V): Reasonable or Sensible Firearms Policies?

By Dr. T. David Gordon

President Obama routinely promotes his firearms policies with the adjectives “reasonable” or “sensible,” and he probably believes quite sincerely that his proposals are just that. Implicit in such adjectives, however, is that those who disagree …

February 3, 2013

Is America’s House Divided Again?

Filed under: Politics In General - 03 Feb 2013

By L. John Van Til

Having just viewed Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” and knowing that Lincoln’s birthday is approaching, it seemed fitting to ponder one of Lincoln’s most famous speeches, and perhaps a lesson for Americans today.

January 22, 2013

Firearms Discussion (Part IV): Reason or Emotion, Mr. President?

By Dr. T. David Gordon

As I wrote this article, my most recent among several on firearms policy, I anticipated the president addressing the nation on the matter at any moment. What I say here preceded his address, so the …

January 21, 2013

Reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine

Filed under: Religion & Faith - 21 Jan 2013

By Gary Kelly

“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Jesus, Matthew 24:24)

“One of the greatest delusions in the world …

Firearms Discussion (Part III): “We Will Preserve Your Second Amendment Right to Hunt?”

By Dr. T. David Gordon

One commonly recurring statement from gun-control forces, including in Congress and the White House, is the supposedly reassuring comment: “We will preserve your Second Amendment right to hunt.”

January 20, 2013

Firearms Discussion (Part II): Firearms Buy-back Proposal

By Dr. T. David Gordon

The debate over firearms includes a lot of confusing language and expressions. This is reflective of other forms of confusion in the debate, such as the common—but illogical—notion that reducing the number of firearms …

January 19, 2013

Firearms Discussion (Part I): Getting Firearms “Off the Streets”

By Dr. T. David Gordon

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan rightly said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” He might just have rightly said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to …

January 12, 2013

Human Freedom Matters

By Dr. Alejandro A. Chafuen

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com.

“If it matters, measure it” is the motto of the Fraser Institute, the leading Canadian think tank, where I have been a trustee since …

January 3, 2013

Fleeing Socialism: French Actor Gérard Depardieu Wants His Freedom Back

By Dr. Sylvain Charat

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com.

“I am leaving because you consider that success, creation, talent, anything different, must be punished.”

This quotation from French actor Gérard Depardieu comes from the …

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