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Francis J. Beckwith

Don’t blame the news media (at least not entirely) for the disengaged “low-information voter.”  That’s what Ilya Somin, a professor at George Mason University’s School of Law, tells readers in a particularly insightful article addressing the government shutdown: When it…

Looks like Steve Lonegan has a real opportunity to upset Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker in next week’s special election for the open Senate seat in New Jersey. That may be why the ACORN network is suddenly asserting itself in…

When public policy is detached from sound science, average citizens lose. But they are often unaware of the consequences. That’s why John Droz, a physicist and environmental advocate, has put together a detailed talk entitled “Science Under Assault” that will…

New Jersey is a state the national GOP should be targeting. The congressional delegation is evenly split with only a slight advantage to the Democrats. Going into this year’s special election, Steve Lonegan was viewed as a heavy underdog to Newark…

Ask long-time supporters of Steve Lonegan what they admire most about the New Jersey Republican candidate for Senate, and they will roll out a long and copious list of achievements. This includes the successful campaigns he led against illegal state…

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — New Jersey has not elected a Republican to the Senate since Clifford Case in 1972 and he was not what you would call a Reagan Republican. In fact, Case compiled one of the most liberal voting records…

Steve Lonegan has little patience for global warming hysteria detached from sound science. That much was apparent when the New Jersey GOP Senate hopeful challenged the alarmist claims Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) made in a campaign advertisement earlier this summer….

As an alternative to the “command and control” directives that flow from Washington D.C., Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) favors a federalized approach to enforcement of the 1972 Clean Water Act (CWA) that would allow for greater flexibility and autonomy at…

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has asked the FBI to clarify and define its policy on warrantless surveillance and the use of drones within the U.S. Thus far, he is unsatisfied with the agency’s responses. Paul sent a second letter to FBI…

With the U.S. mired in debt and economic stagnation, now is an ideal time to reevaluate our foreign aid packages. For starters, the Obama administration’s commitment to Egypt makes little sense financially and politically. That’s why Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)…

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