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January 6, 2012 - With his virtual tie in the Iowa Caucuses, Rick Santorum is the final flavor-of-the-week conservative alternative to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
While it might be tough for voters to decide which Republican candidate best represents the principles of Ronald Reagan, it is easy to determine who is antithetical to the Gipper’s values: that opponent of liberty is Rick Santorum.
December 16, 2011 – I first met Christopher Hitchens in the early 2000s at the Americans for Tax Reform’s weekly meeting of conservative and limited-government activists, which Hillary Clinton deemed the “vast right-wing conspiracy.” Sitting next to him, I introduced myself as with the Objectivist Center (as our organization was then known).
October 5, 2011 – I hope I’m only one of many to see the irony. On the day that Steve Jobs, one of the most innovative entrepreneurs in our history, died, packs of ignorant and possibly malicious protestors roamed Wall Street demanding the death of the system that made Jobs possible.
September 11, 2011 -- The first decade of the twenty-first century was defined by Islamists, who used planes as weapons against the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and who would have done the same to the Capitol or White House if not for the brave passengers who died in the process of stopping them. There is much being said about the lessons the past ten years have taught us—about war, about national security, about Middle East policy. But the most important, which is too often ignored, is that ideas have consequences.
July 1, 2011 -- With New York the latest state to allow gay marriage and others likely to follow, this issue will continue to consume public attention. Most conservatives strongly oppose such unions.
I want to ask my conservative friends to take a quick logical trip: Help me—and you—understand your perspective.
June 22, 2011-- I have long argued that the morally twisted beliefs of many environmentalists imply that humans are pollution and that the Earth would be better without us.
Al Gore, the Guru of Gaia, now seems to agree with this assessment and comes down clearly against the human race.
July 4, 2008 -- July 4, the anniversary of the birth of the United States, is a good time to remember the vision of this country. But to say, “remember” contains the possible implication that we are recalling with pleasant nostalgia some past experience or loved one long gone. Otherwise we might better say, “reminding ourselves” of what is present, extant, and wonderful—something we are foolishly neglecting.
April 10, 2004 -- The Greeks had a myth about the great goddess Demeter who brought bountiful harvests. Her daughter Persephone was abducted by Hades, god of the underworld, and taken to the realm of the dead. As Demeter despaired, the crops failed and the Earth died. Hades finally agreed to let Persephone return to the land of the living for part of the year and each year her return brought the spring, a time of rebirth and renewal.