Rick Santorum: The Anti-Capitalist

A few years ago, it seemed inevitable.  The popular resistance to the increasingly invasive federal policies in healthcare, housing, and finance seemed to have sparked a cultural revolution of sorts.  This was characterized by the “Tea Party”...

The Rational Interest?

“The American nation needs the tonic of a serious moral adventure.“ Ayn Rand once referenced this quote by Herbert Croly from The New Republic in describing the roots of war.  Upon first publication, this quote was an endorsement of Wilsonian thinking...

The Cost of Compromise

If this latest “debt deal” was anything, it was certainly everything a “compromise” had to offer. While the original cut, cap, and balance plan was at least a step in the right direction, the underlying principles motivating the bill were...

??The Needless Casualty

On May 7th, a US Navy warship will be christened in the memory of a fallen Navy SEAL operator and Medal of Honor recipient, Lieutenant Michael Murphy.  Murphy, then 29 years old, was killed in action in Afghanistan’s Kunar province on June 28, 2005. ...

Egypt: Freedom or Islamism?

In what can only be surmised as chaos, most of North Africa, Yemen, and the Iranian theocracy’s appendage, Lebanon, seem to be undergoing a very disturbingly rapid transition. Some attribute this state of apparent anarchy to the lack of freedom and economic...

Iran Gets One Step Closer to the Bomb

Doing nothing is no different than doing something; you’re just allowing someone else to pursue an end. What the United States is inevitably going to endure are the consequences of inaction. According to FoxNews.com, Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic...