Santa Claus: The Anti-Christ

Novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand wrote that “the charming aspect of Christmas is the fact that it expresses good will in a cheerful, happy, benevolent, non-sacrificial way. One says ‘Merry Christmas’–not ‘Weep and Repent.’” With that in mind, the proper source of Christmas cheer is not religion, but commercialism, said an Ayn Rand Institute senior writer. “The […]

One Solution for Education’s Woes: Home Schooling

When Glenn Woiceshyn saw that his 9-year-old son was rapidly losing his love of learning, he decided to do something about it: home-school him. In addition to his son, Woiceshyn, a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute, accepted two other grade five students. “These two students, who were far behind my son in

Censorship in Advertising Moves Into Movies

NEWS — For more than a week, Democratic candidates Al Gore and Joseph Lieberman, and officials at the Federal Trade Commission, joined by political and social leaders on the Left and the Right, have begun laying the groundwork for government controls on the motion picture industry. What is surprising is that the supposed defenders of […]

Greens, not Greed, Fueling Higher Gas Prices

Government regulations, not capitalist greed, are responsible for skyrocketing U.S. oil and gas prices, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. “U.S. environmental regulations add, on average, 42.4 cents per gallon to gasoline prices at the pumps,” said Andrew Bernstein. “These taxes alone mean that every licensed driver pays an extra $350 per […]

Advice to the GOP: Bush Needs a Republican Agenda

The GOP could spend four more years locked outside the White House for one reason: George W. Bush sounds too much like Al Gore, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. “At the nominating conventions, both candidates endorsed ‘sacrifice,’ ‘community,’ and ‘big government,’ ” said Richard Salsman, president of InterMarket Forecasting in Cambridge, […]

Johnny Can’t Think But He’s a Great Guesser

As U.S. schoolchildren head back to their classrooms, they will face a threat greater than drugs or thugs — their school curriculum, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. “For years, students have had their reading abilities destroyed with the

The Republican Convention Will Spotlight Statism

MARINA DEL REY, CA — The Republican National Convention will spotlight one thing: the Republican Party’s real goal is not increasing individual freedom but continuing state control over our lives, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. “George W. Bush and the Republican Party, like Gore and the Democrats, don’t trust the individual […]

Parents Rejoice! Harry Potter Is Back

MARINA DEL REY — On July 8, the fourth installment in the adventures of child-wizard Harry Potter will be released. Harry Potter, far from being an agent of the occult as his critics contend, is the kind of hero children should be encouraged to read about and emulate, said the executive director of the Ayn […]


MARINA DEL REY, CA — Wednesday’s decision by Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, refusing to hear an appeal that would have kept Eli

Anthem Essay Contest Winners Named

Open to high school freshmen and sophomores, the Anthem essay contest required contestants to write on one of several topics dealing with the characters and themes in the novel. The contest is designed to promote critical thinking and writing skills. Essays are judged on both style and content. First published in 1938, Anthem depicts a […]

“Sweatshop” Opponents Want to Violate Workers’ Rights

The goal of college students and union workers who want to end the economic “exploitation”of so-called “sweatshops” is actually to rob economic opportunities from the poorest in the Third World, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. “This is the vicious contradiction behind the recent campaign against so-called

Gore’s Prescription Plan Is Unjust and Unhealthy

Al Gore’s vow to “take on” the prescription drug industry will continue the decades-long hobbling of the American health care industry, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. “Gore’s attack on prescription drug makers is based on the recognition that people need these products,” said Robert W. Tracinski. “In today’s political environment, it […]

End the Social Security Ponzi Scheme Now

Presidential candidate George W. Bush’s call for the partial privatization of Social Security doesn’t go far enough — the only real solution is to eliminate it, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. “Social Security is not an investment plan, but a government-sponsored Ponzi scheme,” said Robert W. Tracinski. “Like a Ponzi scheme, […]

Clinton’s Missile Plan Sacrifices America’s Interests

In his meeting last Sunday with Vladimir Putin, President Clinton failed to gain Russia’s permission for the U.S. to build a national defense against nuclear missiles. The primary obstacle to a national missile defense system is not the Russians’ diplomatic objections, but the bizarre moral objections raised by critics within Clinton’s own party, said a […]


The treatment of Elian Gonzalez by the U.S. Department of Justice is nothing more than state-sponsored child abuse, said a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute. “President Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno are both willing accomplices in the ongoing and flagrant child abuse against Elian,” said Edwin A. Locke, an internationally known professor […]

Husband-Wife Team Fighting for Eli

Husband-Wife Team Fighting for Eli

Husband-and-wife team Leonard and Amy Peikoff have been working to save Elian Gonzalez from being deported to Communist Cuba. Dr. Peikoff, author of The Ominous Parallels and heir of anti-communist novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand, has defended Elian’s right to stay in America on the principle of individual rights. Mrs. Peikoff is the author of a “friend […]


MARINA DEL REY, CA — The plight of Elian Gonzalez is an American issue not just a Cuban-American one, said a spokesperson for the Ayn Rand Institute. “Elian’s case is fundamentally the conflict between the individual and the collective,” said Amy Peikoff, J.D. “Cuba, led by Castro, insists that Elian belongs to the people and […]