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The High Cost of Liberalism: Part III

“Poverty” is in the eye of the statisticians — more specifically, the government statisticians who define what constitutes “poverty,” and who are unlikely to define it in ways that might jeopardize the massive welfare state that they are part of.

The High Cost of Liberalism: Part I

Much as many liberals like to put guilt trips on other people, they seldom seek out, much less acknowledge and take responsibility for, the bad consequences of their own actions.

Equality in Discipline

Seeing as the Obama administration is concerned about punishment disproportionality, should black convicts be released so that only 13 percent of incarcerated murderers are black?

Book Review: “Fear Itself”

A new book discusses how racism and a fascination with European statism enabled FDR to impose the New Deal on the country and lay the foundation of American statism.

Taxing By Inflation

If you put $1,000 in your piggy bank in 1960 and took it out to spend in 2000, you would discover that your money had, over time, lost 80 percent of its value.

No Honor at Brandeis University

Brandeis University withdrew its offer of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and disinvited her from delivering a commencement address – because of Islamic supremacist pressure. Is this any way to promote freedom of speech?

Taxing Your Life Away

“What the tax code is doing is trying to choose our values for us,” complains Yaron Brook from the Ayn Rand Institute.

How Foreign Is Our Policy?

Most of Barack Obama’s foreign policy decisions since becoming president are consistent with this mindset. He has acted repeatedly as a citizen of the world, even though he was elected to be President of the United States.