BORDER INSECURITY

BORDER INSECURITY

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past several weeks, you’re well aware of what’s happening at the United States’ southern border. A tidal wave of people are entering the country illegally. This surge is above and beyond the normal flow of illegal aliens coming into the country. The spike includes many unaccompanied minors, apparently sent by their parents to the United States in hopes that the children will be granted asylum or be reunited with other relatives already in the country. The numbers …

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ADDRESSING INCOME INEQUALITY

ADDRESSING INCOME INEQUALITY

President Obama has pivoted to income inequality. In recent days, it has become the administration’s new mantra, and the president is expected to make the gap between rich and poor the centerpiece of his 2014 State of the Union Speech. For a president who promised to “fundamentally transform” America, this new focus should come as no surprise. The real question is whether conservatives will respond on this issue and, if so, what approach should we take?

There is evidence of a widening gap between the wealthiest …

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HOUSE RULES

HOUSE RULES

In today’s tense budget standoff, many people on both sides of the proverbial aisle are accusing the House Republican majority of being intransigent, unreasonable, unfair, and in general abusive of their privilege of initiating spending measures. A common refrain, heard from the left primarily but also from some conservatives, is that “the voters had their say in 2012, and they didn’t throw Obama out”, so now the House should “get on with it” rather than try to stop ACA by using the budgetary standoff as …

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THE MYTH OF PUBLIC LANDS

THE MYTH OF PUBLIC LANDS

Several years ago (back when we had cable) my wife and I noticed this show on the History Channel called “America’s Best Idea” about the creation and history of the National Parks in the U.S.

Now, knowing a little bit of the history of that, I sort of rolled my eyes at the precept that the impetus of the NPS was noble and good, or that it hasn’t had its severe failures. And given my Federalist bent, I’m obviously of the opinion that States are …

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THE FIGHT AHEAD

THE FIGHT AHEAD

It has become abundantly clear that reclaiming and restoring the United States to its previous greatness will come at a great cost to those who dare to engage in the fight. We’ve always known that on an intellectual level, but the past 48 hours have shown how downright barbaric the battle may be. Those who attempt to return the country to its constitutional ideals will face withering attacks by statists bent on maintain their power.

For me, the evidence came in two events. The first was …

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