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Matt Patterson
Matt Patterson is executive director of the Center for Worker Freedom and president of 1st Amendment First. Mpatterson.column@gmail.com
by | Nov 19, 2018

Stan Lee died this past week. If you don’t know his name, surely you know his works. Stan was the co-creator of Marvel Comics, where he served as head writer, editor, editor-in-chief, art director, publisher and eventually chairman emeritus. And…

by | Jun 28, 2018

It’s arguably the greatest blow for liberty since the 1964 Civil Rights Act. When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down forced-union fees for government workers yesterday in its Janus v. AFSCME decision, labor leaders shivered while liberty lovers loudly cheered (I am…

by | Oct 4, 2017

Sara Madill is a mother of four living in Duluth, Minnesota. In 2014, Sara was a participant in a state program called PCA choice, which provides a modest Medicaid subsidy for personal care attendants (PCAs) who care for a loved…

by | Jun 22, 2017

The map is not the terrain. Students of the human psyche understand that people navigate this dangerous and confusing reality with the help of mental maps. These maps are constructed from memories, learned information, and a vast set of assumptions…

by | Dec 29, 2016

The great dictators of the world have long understood the essential link between thought and language. From Augustus to Stalin, those who would wield total political power have first sought to exercise control over speech, and thus indirectly the thoughts…

by | Sep 1, 2016

Minnesota is not a competitive state, electorally speaking. While Republican governors are not unheard of — thank you, Mr. Pawlenty — as far as presidential politics go, Minnesota is as blue as they come. In fact, in the post-War era,…

by | Sep 21, 2015

Political pundits and prognosticators are apoplectic over the rise of Trump. How could such a buffoon be taken so seriously by so many, they ask each other nightly on cable news and daily on op-ed pages. Don’t they know he’s…

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