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by | Apr 7, 2022

One can improve one’s lot in life even in troubled times.

by | Feb 16, 2022

It was a shock Tuesday to learn of P.J. O’Rourke’s passing. I didn’t even know he was ill. His leaving us is truly sad news. The world is a less funny place without him. Few have ever combined intelligent observations…

by | Jan 18, 2022

Dylan Matthews, writing in Vox, poses an excellent question: “Can randomly selected citizens govern better than elected officials?” Who knows? Maybe it’s worth a try. Whether you call it sortition or lottocracy, it’s a very old idea, dating back to…

by | Jan 8, 2022

As I write, on January 6, 2022, I’m reminded that sometimes government doesn’t go right. Too often, it has been because of oppression — governments only caring about some of the people and riding roughshod over the rest. They paper…

by | Aug 5, 2021

It’s well established that the recycling system in America is utterly broken. National Geographic reports that something like 91 percent of recycled plastic ends up in a landfill. Environmentalists know this. And now, they have pinpointed the problem: you.  Yes,…

by | Jul 31, 2021

President Joe Biden’s reckless trillions of dollars in spending and woke-socialist policies are preparing the way for a great conservative revival in the 2022 and 2024 elections. The problem is that conservatives are not thinking boldly enough to take advantage…

by | Jul 30, 2021

Much of government regulation of private business is unnecessary. What government should and should not do was debated early and often in our republic, with many of our Founders arguing the federal government should not build roads and bridges because…

by | Jul 29, 2021

Government legislative titles often sound fantastic; indeed, there is a branding guru in charge of naming potential legislation something that appeals to the masses. But the titles don’t always fairly describe the legislation they are attached to. To translate these…

by | Jul 13, 2021

For a crash course in government’s negative impact, look at America’s COVID response. In COVID’s beginning, it deepened the economic downturn with lockdowns; now at COVID’s conclusion it is slowing recovery to full employment with high unemployment benefits. And if…

by | Jun 24, 2021

America is the greatest country in the history of the world based on God-given freedom. Our freedoms of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are now being assaulted on every front by mobs, high-tech censors, perpetuators of the cancel…

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