Human Flourishing Requires Energy—not Government Coercion

Individual rights include the freedom to use whichever sources of energy people and businesses want, as long as they don’t violate others’ rights.

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Race, Sex, Class & Tiger Woods

The ancient Scottish game has expanded in popularity steadily since the simultaneous rise of Arnold Palmer and television coverage of the PGA Tour in the 1950s; in recent years the game has seen increased participation at all professional and amateur levels, and much...

The Wall Street Journal’s Immigration Foul

The Wall Street Journal editorial page is a reliable beacon of truth and common sense. Except when it comes to immigration. The open borders zealotry of the newspaper’s editorial writers has led to positively Clintonian rationalizations for undermining the rule...

At What Cost?

Now that we have all breathed a sigh of relief at the rescue of the miners trapped underground in Somerset, Pa., perhaps we might reconsider some of the things that send men down into such hazardous places to get us the fuel to power our economy. The cost of coal is...

Protecting Squid Before Sailors

Osama bin Laden gets help from the strangest creatures. As America’s military struggles to prepare its forces for the War on Terror, radical environmentalists are using marine life — whales, dolphins, and even squid — to try to block sea-based...

Loosing the ABM Handcuffs

The world just became a little safer. Such a statement may sound puzzling in an age of “dirty” bombs and other terrorist threats, but it’s true. That’s because this June the United States now has officially withdrawn from the Anti-Ballistic...

Can’t live without them

Q: What does it mean to love someone so much that you can’t live without them? A: In most cases, such an emotion is not healthy. As profoundly traumatic as it is to lose a beloved romantic partner to illness, accident, or break-up, life must go on. Life should...

Stock Crash Aftermath

What can be even worse than a stock market crash — including the great crash of 1929 — are politicians rushing in to fix things. At one time, it was widely assumed that the 1929 crash led directly to the Great Depression that lasted throughout the decade...

Educational Vouchers

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Cleveland school voucher case, Zelman vs. Simmons-Harris, that taxpayer funds that go to parents who might use the money to enroll their children in religious schools was constitutional. One need not be a rocket scientist to...

Two Trials — and Future Trials

While much attention has been focused on the trial of American Taliban John Walker Lindh, another trial halfway around the world may be more relevant to our own future. This was the trial in Pakistan of terrorists who killed Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl....

Free Ride for Foreign Ship-Jumpers

While Washington buzzes over President Bush’s homeland security plan to secure America’s borders, untold numbers of foreigners continue to pour into our country illegally through limitless unsecured cracks and crevices. Joining the ranks of the estimated 9...

Expanding Definitions and Suspicious Statistics

One of the latest in the seemingly endless rounds of alarming statistics is that one out of 12 American children has some form of disability. With all the things that are supposedly getting worse, you have to wonder how our life expectancy keeps increasing. A cynic...

Society Says vs. Thinking

You will often hear experts in the media — particularly psychologists and the like — use the phrase, “Society tells us …” For example: “Society tells us that women should look perfect all the time.” Or: “Society tells us...