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 | Jan 3, 2018

Washington My friend and colleague, Donald Rieck, died late last week in an automobile accident. He leaves two charming and very young children. He also leaves many friends throughout the conservative movement, and shocked colleagues at The American Spectator. He…

by | Oct 30, 2017

Recently I wrote in these pages explaining why elimination of the state tax deduction, which seems to have wide support among conservatives, is neither a good, just, nor conservative idea. My argument rested primarily on the bedrock premise that it…

by | Oct 17, 2017

Over the weekend, Salon published a list of “The 25 conservatives actually worth following on Twitter,” which turned out to be fairly revealing. The prompt for the article was an acknowledgment that leftists had completely failed to anticipate the election…

by | Jun 20, 2017

In 1951, a Time magazine wit (probably a Harvard man) called the Yale motto, “For God, For Country, and For Yale” the outstanding anticlimax in the English language. Later that year, Yale graduate William F. Buckley, Jr., perhaps recognizing Time’s…

by | Jun 15, 2017

Despite being the early first quarter, many are calling Team Trump’s game over already. Of course, many booing loudest hope Trump loses and wishes their team were in there. From both sides of the stadium, what these far from unbiased…

by | May 10, 2017

Washington It is probably too early in our 45th president’s tenure to evaluate how his critics are appraising him, both those on the left and those on the right. Among his critics on the right such as Bill Kristol and…

by | Mar 24, 2017

We are all hypocrites, aren’t we? The left wants the government in on everything until they don’t, and the right wants government out of everything until they do not. Both of these movements have hijacked the American population. What some…

by | Mar 23, 2017

Earlier this week Tomi Lahren was suspended from the Blaze by her boss Glenn Beck. Tomi Lahren was suspended after she said, “I’m someone that is for limited government, so I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say…

by | Mar 20, 2017

No one said draining the swamp would be easy. Once a bureaucratic monstrosity becomes law and distorts normal human choice and rationality, it is hard to break free from the quagmire. Speaker Paul Ryan and the House of Representatives leadership…

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