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by | Nov 26, 2022

It is remarkably sane to make a holiday of giving thanks. The other national holidays are fine enough — honoring our founding leaders, commemorating our inception as a nation, honoring those who took up arms to protect our nation and…

by | Sep 24, 2022

What makes a person truly useful?

by | Jan 17, 2022

Once upon a time, basic city services like street lamps, paved sidewalks, proper disposal of sewage, and even policing were considered progress. But in today’s urban landscape, reformers of various kinds — especially criminal justice and public health experts —…

by | Aug 1, 2021

Sweat dripped off my face as I walked through Disney World last week with my family on one of the hottest days of a humid Florida summer. We were visiting Epcot, the park themed around multiculturalism and a utopian future,…

by | Jul 18, 2021

Saturday July 2021. A month that will live in infamy. If there is such a thing as “history” in the Biden–Orwell–Soros omni-dictatorship, July 2021 will mark the month that the Constitution, the “greatest work ever thrown off by the hand…

by | Apr 18, 2020

Brexiteers greet the news of Boris Johnson’s slow recovery from the coronavirus with relief. For despite his missteps since becoming prime minister, few who espouse the ideas of British liberty doubt that without his determination and optimism, Britain may never…

by | Dec 22, 2019

Washington Imagine there is a murder trial that takes months and involves many witnesses, and then, at the end, the prosecutor announces that he’s done such a great job of arguing guilt, he’s not going to send the case to…

by | Nov 19, 2019

As Benjamin Franklin was leaving the Constitutional Convention, he was asked, “What have you given us?” He answered: “A Republic, if you can keep it.” That probably happened, but even if it didn’t, the exchange captures two fundamental truths about…

by | Nov 30, 2018

I’m a volunteer at my local public library in a small town in Idaho. I sort through donations of books, move furniture, take out the trash, shovel the walks in winter, and do other minor chores that don’t require much…

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