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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Blacks, Hispanics, and Education

An education bill seems to be moving through Congress to some sort of bipartisan consensus. Like many other bipartisan measures, it serves the short-term interests of Democrats and Republicans, not the long-term interests of the public. Despite some largely cosmetic...

Assault Microsoft, Assault the NASDAQ

Earlier this month US District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson issued his “conclusions of law” in the Microsoft antitrust case. BAM! Nearly $90 billion in value was destroyed–at Microsoft alone. The firm’s stock plunged 14%. The broader...

Ayn Rand, Smoking, & Atlas Shrugged

Smoking a cigarette was symbolic to Miss Rand. As one character in Atlas Shrugged said, “I like to think of fire held in a man’s hand. Fire, a dangerous force, tamed at his fingertips. I often wonder about the hours when a man sits alone, watching the...

Elian Should Stay Free in America

MARINA DEL REY, CA — The plight of Elian Gonzalez is an American issue not just a Cuban-American one, said a spokesperson for the Ayn Rand Institute. “Elian’s case is fundamentally the conflict between the individual and the collective,” said...

Feds Warn: BEER CAUSES STDs

It’s official. Beer drinking causes gonorrhea! Don’t laugh. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released a study concluding that many young people get drunk before engaging in unprotected sex. Solution? A beer tax. The study found that a 20...

Speech on Elian Gonzalez in Washington, D.C., Part 3

…The kidnapping of Elian, of course, had nothing to do with Elian’s welfare. The motive of the raid was obviously an attempt by Reno to short-circuit Elian’s bid for asylum and to railroad him back to Cuba before he could even have a hearing. She was...

Speech on Elian Gonzalez in Washington, D.C., Part 2

Cuban parents have been so desperate to save their children that more than 14,000 of them have been smuggled off the island unaccompanied by their parents. To quote from an Amicus brief on the Gonzalez case submitted by the Association for Objective Law: “Cuba...

Democrats and the “She” Vote

Pollsters call them the “SHE issues” — Social Security, health care, and education. In 1992 and 1996, Bill Clinton lost the male vote. Women put him over the top. More women vote than do men, with women accounting for 53 percent of the electorate....

Speech on Elian Gonzalez in Washington, D.C., Part 1

On July 4, 1776 America’s Founding Fathers identified the fundamental moral principle on which our country was based. This principle was that every individual possessed the inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Founding Fathers...

The Exploitation of the Student-Athlete

A courageous University of Tennessee professor finds herself under fire. Her crime? Dr. Linda Bensel-Meyers, who teaches English, puts the student part of the so-called student-athlete first, the athlete part second. In 1995, the professor first informed the...