These three Texans—AIDS patient, pro-choice Democrat and Tea Party crusader—may appear to have nothing in common besides the Lone Star state. Fundamentally, however, they do.
It’s peak travel season, so it’s a good time to examine the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a government agency created by President George W. Bush supposedly to protect air passengers. As a recent government accountability report and deadly attack on Los Angeles Airport suggest, the TSA is a failure. That’s because the agency is based on […]
The barbarians and totalitarians inside and outside our borders are ready to ambush the First Amendment and render us helpless against their onslaught.
A federal employee decides to write a book on his knowledge of a known government scandal. After signing a book contract with a major publisher, the book deal is subsequently forbidden—by the government. Does this sound like a George Orwell novel? Or an Ayn Rand work of fiction? No. It’s really happening. Not in a […]
Why — at a time in our history when guns were readily available, when a person could just walk into a store or order a gun through the mail, when there were no FBI background checks, no waiting periods, no licensing requirements — was there not the frequency and kind of gun violence that we sometimes see today, when access to guns is more restricted?
The fact that honesty and trust are so vital should make us rethink just how much tolerance we should have for criminals and dishonest people.
Aaron Alexis was the product of a psychiatric/political establishment committed to making excuses at all costs.
if one remains silent for fear of retaliation or retribution, one can’t claim that one is being “censored,” can one?
Everyone benefits from privatization and free markets. The only exceptions are people who do not want to be productive and want to live as parasites of others.
Legal Positivism has slowly eaten away the Constitution and individual rights.
“Hope and change” were never about ideals or principles. They were about power.
Christie, like most career politicians, has unlimited faith in unlimited government.
A law-abiding black person denied a taxi is rightfully angered, but to whom should his anger be directed, at the driver who’s trying to protect his life or at the people who’ve instilled fear by robbing and assaulting cabbies?
Martin was the aggressor in the physical encounter.
It’s now an undisputed fact, in the minds of our esteemed government officials: Edward Snowden, the man who exposed the U.S. government for spying on private, law-abiding citizens, is a traitor. Exactly how did this label get smuggled in to the whole controversy about Mr. Snowden? And why is nobody talking about it? I looked […]
Truth is the recognition of reality; reason, man’s only means of knowledge, is his only standard of truth.” — Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old ex-CIA technician who has come forward to self-identify as the source for news reports about massive government monitoring of U.S. communications under the Bush administration’s Patriot Act, warns […]
Amid all the heated cross-currents of debate about the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance program, there is a growing distrust of the Obama administration that makes weighing the costs and benefits of the NSA program itself hard to assess. The belated recognition of this administration’s contempt for the truth, for the American people and for […]
Last week a federal judge ordered Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to allow 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, to be moved to the adult lung transplant list. That gives her a better chance of receiving a potentially lifesaving transplant. Sarah Murnaghan’s fate should force us to examine our organ […]
“You can’t have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience. We’re going to have to make some choices as a society.” So says Barack Obama, in defense of his administration’s policy of monitoring the phone records of private citizens, just because he can. This is like saying: “You can […]
The collection of millions of Americans’ phone records by the National Security Agency is a necessary compromise on privacy —but should be monitored to keep it from being abused, renowned civil rights attorney Alan Dershowitz says. “Even Benjamin Franklin was wrong when he said those who would give up any privacy or rights in the […]