Immigration for Republicans

A response to common arguments against immigration.


Obama’s Phobia of Ayn Rand

In a speech at Georgetown University we learned two things about President Barack Obama. One, he loves the Catholic leader, Pope Francis. Two, he hates Ayn Rand.


In Defense of Selfishness

Why the Code of Self-Sacrifice Is Unjust and Destructive.


Rosa Parks: Pursuit of Profit vs. Racism

The death of Rosa Parks has reminded us of her place in history, as the black woman whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, in accordance with the Jim Crow laws of Alabama, became the spark that ignited the civil rights movement of the 1950s and...

Stocks Will Shine Again

Two weeks ago I suggested that investors sell Exxon Mobil and use the proceeds to buy Wal-Mart Stores. If you’d made the trade that day, then you’d be ahead 11% overall — Wal-Mart is up 3.6%, and Exxon Mobil is down 7.4%. I imagine most people...

Greek Honor: A Monumental Achievement

I’ve been reading some of the Greek historians, and am struck by how different the general attitude of the Greeks was compared to that of the modern world’s. What stands out most is the pride they show in living morally. I suppose the contrast is so stark because,...

The Killer Bug in the Space Shuttle

After both the Columbia burn-up and the Challenger explosion, some people were claiming that certain environmentalist measures taken by NASA caused or at least contributed to those disasters. Since then such claims have been thoroughly debunked–at least...
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