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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No Cure for Generational Pain

If you thought the public uproar over George W. Bush's use of an expletive last [month] was big, imagine the national horror he would have provoked if he had said he was against offering any new Medicare benefits for the elderly. Al Gore wants to throw $250 billion at...

Politically Funded Education Enshrines Mediocrity

A new poll claims that a large majority of American parents are very happy with their child's public school. This is certainly not my experience. I am a family therapist in Montgomery County, Maryland -- the location of one of the "best" public school systems in the...

A is non-A: Gore’s Deceptive Telephone Tax

VICE-PRESIDENT AL GORE, aided and abetted by Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, fought for and succeeded in amending the Telecommunications Act of 1996 such that a universal services fund was created to subsidize telecommunications services for...

Unlike Gore, Ralph Nader is the Real Thing

In recent years, the Democratic Party has moved to the right. In most respects this has been phony P.R., of course, such as Clinton's proclamation that "The Era of Big Government Is Over" -- with his actions (from the Hillary health plan of 1994 onward) consistently...

The Politics of Education

What amazes some media pundits is that Gov. George W. Bush has seized issues that have long belonged to the Democrats, such as education and Social Security. What should be more amazing is that education was ever the Democrats' issue in the first place. The Democrats'...

How Clinton-Gore Helps the OPEC Cartel

We Americans are going to pay through our noses to stay warm this winter, and we can thank our elected and unelected officials in Washington. Let's analyze the economics of it by starting with an example. Pretend you own a supermarket. What would you want the...

The Slide Into Dictatorship

Will the United States disappear on Nov. 7 -- not physically, of course, but morally and ethically as a nation of law? Everything would still look the same, but personal rule would supplant the rule of law. We could become what we never before have been -- a land of...

Another Double Standard By Statists

The justifiable outcry about the irresponsibility of the entertainment industry in feeding young people a steady diet of calloused violence and cheap sex would have more moral standing if it did not also reveal the double standards in the media and in politics. Public...

Why You Shouldn’t Keep an “Open Mind”

"You should keep an 'open mind.'" If you have ever expressed a definite opinion on anything, you've probably heard this popular catch-phrase in response. On college campuses, the "open" mind is considered an unlimited virtue. College administrators, teachers, and many...

GOP Revolutionaries Head For The Hills

The GOP Revolution of 1994 now seems as quaint and distant a historical event as the American Revolution of 1776. Congressional Republicans pledged "to bring to the House a new majority that will transform the way Congress works." The Contract With America promised...