America Needs a Leader Like George Washington

George Washington was a man of impenetrable and towering integrity. He did not just espouse a vision; he acted in order to achieve and defend it.

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Developing A Sense of Community Among Objectivists

An Interview with Ayn Rand Institute CEO Jim Brown

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The Soft Bigotry of President Bush?

"The soft bigotry of low expectations." President George W. Bush once used this expression to chastise America's education establishment for the underperformance of minorities, specifically blacks and Latinos. Bush urged teachers and administrators to apply high...

The Democrats’ Bad, Bad Boy

If Rep. James P. Moran of Virginia were a Republican, he'd be a household name by now -- right up there in the infamous conservative pantheon with Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond and Newt Gingrich. He'd be lambasted by leading opinion-makers for his greed, hypocrisy and...

Voucher Backlash

Opponents of school vouchers have grown desperate in the wake of the Supreme Court's refusal to outlaw vouchers as violations of the First Amendment. And desperation seldom produces clarity of thought. It was particularly painful to read an outburst by Cynthia Tucker...

The ACLU vs. American Liberty

The American Civil Liberties Union recently released a white paper admitting that it is not particularly concerned with defending free speech. But not to worry, this does not make the ACLU purposeless: according to the paper, the leaders in the ACLU derive just as...

China as a Model for ‘Sustainable Development’?

There's an old maxim in moral philosophy that says, "the ends never justify the means." Of course, lots of utilitarians think that is so much moral posturing and nonsense. They proffer hypothetical arguments to debunk that maxim, such as: "If stealing a loaf of bread...

Holding Syria Accountable

Following the horrific events of September 11, President George W. Bush bravely asserted his administration's policy toward terrorism. The United States, from here out, was to hold not only terrorist organizations, but also state sponsors of terrorism, responsible for...

Clearing the Way for Real Airport Security

Did you hear the one about the 87-year-old grandmother who had her knitting needles taken away by airport security? They were afraid she was going to knit an Afghan. That is just one of many jibes at the fraudulent airport security measures adopted since September 11....

Naming Names in “Africa-America”

Did anyone ever call Franklin D. Roosevelt a "Dutch American" or Dwight Eisenhower a "German American"? It would have been resented, not only by them and their supporters, but by Americans in general. These men were Americans -- not hyphenated Americans or half...

Rebuilding the WTC: Anything Less Is Suicide

As both an architect and architectural historian--that is, as someone who cares about buildings nearly as much as I care about my friends and family--I felt like I lost an old friend on September 11 when the towers of the World Trade Center crumbled to the ground....