Ayn Rand was a woman Ayn Rand author of Atlas Shrugged of truly remarkable achievement. She was a phenomenally successful novelist whose
In January, 1962, in the very first issue of The Objectivist Newsletter, Ayn Rand wrote, “Objectivists are...
When I think of Christmas, I think about gathering with family, sharing bounteous feasts, warming up in front of a roaring fire after...
The world of Atlas Shrugged is one in which government regulation, taxation, and outright control of the means of production have eaten away
In times of economic trouble, many people find themselves having to cut into their pleasures. The financial pinch could mean switching from
September 23, 2009—Something only rarely addressed during the acrimonious debate on health care is why we take such poor care of our health
March 26, 2009 -- The Drug War has been in the news again this week. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed off to Mexico on Wednesday...
October 14, 2009—Is it just a coincidence that celebrity documentarian Michael Moore’s latest film, Capitalism: A Love Story, hit theaters
President Barack Obama swept to power last November on a wave of enthusiasm for his message of hope and change. That wave is now receding...
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: three mayors and five rabbis walk into a bar—no, excuse me, they’re behind bars. Actually, it’s no joke...
April 10, 2009-- Two years ago, at the age of 17, Eric Mohat committed suicide. On March 27 of this year, his parents filed a federal lawsui
One of the book’s best chapters is “Under Capitalism Man Envies Man; Under Socialism, Vice Versa”—a title that calls to mind the pithy jabs
Simon Blackburn has an ambitious goal: to raise lust “from the category of sin to that of virtue.” His effort, Lust, is the third in a...
One of the pleasures of being idealistic and pointing out society’s flaws is being asked all too frequently, “If you don’t like it here...
It may be far less common today than it once was to think of gluttony as an actual crime against heaven, but it is still the one among the
Some of the signature values that animated a previous generation—independence, prudence, and self-discipline—seem to be in short supply.....
Robert Thurman has always had a problem with his temper, he tells us in Anger, the fifth in a series of books about the seven deadly sins...
June 12, 2010 -- June is a big month for sports fans. Tennis fans have the French Open, basketball fans have the NBA Finals, and hockey fans
It sure didn’t take long for Rand Paul’s political opponents to sharpen their daggers. Less than 24 hours after winning the Kentucky Senate
February 19, 2009 -- Fear serves an important function, alerting us to perceived danger. As long as that perception is grounded in reality
You might not think being an undead creature of the night is such an attractive proposition, but peddlers of pulpy fiction know better...
February 6, 2010 -- A war of pies broke out recently over one of Canada’s most unpopular practices: hunting seals. On Monday, January 25..
April 30, 2010 -- Stephen Hawking has a warning for humankind. First of all, the celebrated theoretical physicist believes that there
April 24, 2009 -- As Congress returns from spring recess and gets to work hammering out a health care reform bill, that dreaded statistic
March 6, 2010--Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice in Wonderland books have just been given a 3-D facelift by oddball director Tim Burton. In the
March 26, 2010—It used to be that someone who regularly drank or ate to excess was simply considered a glutton. A person who tried to get
June 19, 2009 -- When I first saw the “Boycott UPS!” group on Facebook, I must admit that I was ready to believe the worst. After being
September 5, 2009 -- As if we needed more proof, the ongoing dustup over health care reform in the United States has made it painfully
As the U.S. Senate argues about how best to take over the American health care industry, it is worth taking a look at how government health
Forty years ago this week, on July 16, 1969, at 9:32 a.m. EDT, Apollo 11 blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. Four and a half...
Let me say right from the start that I like the Star Trek franchise. I don’t spend my free time learning to speak Klingon—no offence to...
Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty last Thursday, March 12, to running a massive Ponzi scheme that swindled investors out of some $65 billion. He
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