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Archive for June, 2017
Can Christians Serve in Bernie Sanders’s Amerika?

Bernie Sanders does not believe that orthodox Christians should be able to hold high office in the government of the United States.  Sanders made this clear when voicing his opposition to confirmation of Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget.  Sanders took umbrage at an op-ed…
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How Soviets in 1960 Imagined 2017, and the Biggest Changes They Missed

A 1960 Soviet filmstrip surfaced earlier this year depicting a vision of life in 2017. As Russia prepares for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, it is interesting to reflect on the filmstrip to see what Soviet propagandists got right and what they got wrong. The 45-frame filmstrip, found in a family…
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Young Americans and Hope for the Future

Bob Higgs, in a recent post on all the foolishness in American higher education, reminds us of what a danger we face as our colleges attempt to mold students into young Jacobins.  In light of the state of American education, we need some bright spot on what is a dismal landscape.  One bright spot…
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Jeremy Corbyn’s Hardcore Socialism Would Render Britain Destitute

Jeremy Corbyn’s socialist policies of state control, high spending, class warfare and punitive taxation have been tried in many countries. We know how these policies turn out and it is always the same: badly. As a starting point, he appointed a Stalinist as a key advisor, ignored warnings about Trot infiltration of the Labour…
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Prosperity, Not Soda Taxes, Fosters Good Health

Berkeley’s soda tax is being trumpeted as a success because a new study finds that purchases of sugary soft drinks fell by 10 percent in the city from March 2015 to February 2016. Of course, soda-tax advocates claim that the penny-per-ounce excise tax, which took effect in 2015, is fully responsible for the drop….
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Response to Gordon Lloyd’s Review of Crossroads for Liberty

Gordon Lloyd has a review up on the Law of Liberty Blog of my book Crossroads for Liberty.  Lloyd is the Dockson Emeritus Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University and has been heavily involved in the creation of the useful website TeachingAmericanHistory.org.  I had the pleasure of meeting Professor Lloyd a few years…
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TSA Treatment of Gun-Toting Travelers

What happens if the TSA catches someone with a firearm at one of their checkpoints?  It happens a lot.  Last year the TSA found 3,391 guns in carry-ons at checkpoints.  This happened to a friend of mine this week.  Here’s what he told me. He and his wife were going through the TSA checkpoint…
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