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Are Lockdowns an Election-Year Ransom Note?

"We don’t realistically anticipate that we would be moving to either tier 2 or reopening K-12 schools at least until after the election, in early November.” Those are the words of a west coast health director. No in-person schooling until after the election? Hmmm.Please think about what was said. It reads as kind of a ransom note. Vote for science-reverent candidate Joe Biden, or else….

Sep 21, 2020
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John Tamny
Small Signs of Hope that Lockdowns Could Soon End

For so many months, it’s been nonstop bad news on business closures, arts trashed, museum shuttering, unemployment, missed surgeries and diagnostics, plus rising loneliness, drug overdoses, depression, and suicide. Every day has been as dark or darker than the previous one.

Sep 3, 2020
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Jeffrey A. Tucker
11 mins
Panic Has Led to Government “Cures” That Are Worse Than the Disease, History Shows

Anyone who’s seen the John Hughes movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off probably remembers the scene where Ferris’s economics teacher (Ben Stein)..

Mar 23, 2020
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John Miltimore
6 Mins
Girl Friends

I think that one thing that Paterson’s writings give us is the opportunity to see what happens when power is concentrated by political mean

Oct 25, 2019
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Marilyn Moore
10 Mins
The Objectivist Sabbath

As with most people, my working schedule has been blurred. With colleagues in different time zones, 24/7 emails and texts, I can’t remember

Jul 1, 2019
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David Kelley
3 Mins
The Classic Path to the Inevitable Result: Venezuela Succumbs to Dictatorship

This week, the opposition forces in Venezuela are still in the streets, struggling with government forces, to protest last week’s lurch of..

Apr 10, 2017
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Walter Donway
7 Mins
Night of the Living DWEM

WE DEMAND the hiring of at least 10 additional tenure-track ethnic studies professors and a commitment to the retention of these professors

May 18, 2016
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David Kelley
5 Mins
Is America Socialist?

Social Security is a socialist program. But being forced to use a socialist program doesn’t make one a socialist. A socialist, after all...

Mar 17, 2016
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William Thomas
3 mins
Secular Sharia Law in Indiana

Americans cannot tell the difference between ethics and politics. The Indiana religious freedom law—now being amended, it appears—has expos

Apr 1, 2015
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3 Mins
Martin Anderson Remembered

Friends of freedom have lost a friend. Martin Anderson, 78, a Hoover Institution scholar and policy advisor to presidents, has passed away.

Jan 6, 2015
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Edward Hudgins
4 Mins
Don't ban religious teaching, teach reason

Recently Zoltan Istvan, author of the provocative book The Transhumanist Wager, called for “regulation that restricts religious indoctrinati

Oct 2, 2014
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Edward Hudgins
4 Mins
Georgia GOP's Genital Obsession

rs are straight. Obama and his cronies are growing government control over every aspect of our lives and these are the issues that these

Apr 9, 2014
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Edward Hudgins
3 Mins
Arizona and anti-gay freedom

The Arizona Legislature passed a bill thatArizona governor Jan Brewer would make it legal for a business to deny service to homosexuals, j

Feb 25, 2014
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2 Mins
The NSA surveillance scandal and its fallout: Ladar Levison in extensive interview

Late last year, Ladar Levison sat down with me for a Skype interview. I didn’t expect it to go as long as it did. But when it was over, I...

Jan 19, 2014
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Alexander R. Cohen
3 Mins
Obama's NSA Speech: Levison Warned Us

Edward Snowden will respond to President Obama’s statements on the NSA next week, Julian Assange says , but the Business Rights Center is

Jan 18, 2014
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2 Mins
Lavabit's Ladar Levison on a Page from Atlas Shrugged: A BRC Video Interview

It's easy to see Ladar Levison as a crusader forLadar Levison Lavabit Dark Mail Alliance Atlas Shrugged Business Rights Center...

Jan 15, 2014
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2 Mins
Faith, Reason, and the Good Life

August 29, 2013 -- What good would legal rights do for a nation of cowards too scared to exercise them? For a free society to work, its...

Nov 5, 2013
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4 Mins
Internet Privacy and Corporate Free Speech

When I think of great defenders of big business and the profit motive, Mother Jones is not exactly the first name that comes to mind. Last

Sep 13, 2013
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3 Mins
The Buckyballs Case and the Spirit of Freedom

When the Consumer Product Safety Commission went after its product, Craig Zucker’s company protested. Buckyballs may have injured people who

Aug 15, 2013
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2 Mins
Lavabit Founder Shrugs, Closes Snowden Email Service

In 2004, Ladar Levison founded a business to produce a product he believed in: private email . He encrypted messages before storing them..

Aug 9, 2013
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3 Mins
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