Christopher Cook
Christopher Cook
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients. Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.

Stories by Christopher Cook

By Christopher Cook | September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Video: The Debate Over Birthright Citizenship Explained in 90 Seconds

I love Heritage, but in fairness, this video doesn’t do much more than frame the contours of the debate. The post in which the video appears, however, does add this important information: Several commenters have raised questions about the 1898 Supreme Court case, U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark. Professor Edward Erler addresses the case in “The […]

By Christopher Cook | August 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
plumbing water leak

The Affordable Plumbing Act story below has appeared in a number of locations and versions, though we have not been able to track down its original provenance. Since it is amusing, trenchant, and helps explain why Obamacare is a costly, rights-violating, unfair disaster, we wanted to get it posted. If anyone knows its original author, […]

By Christopher Cook | August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Video: Ricardo Montalban – 1975 Chrysler Cordoba Commercial

This has nothing to do with politics or news, but it’s a fun blast from the past. How can you not love Montalban? As Khan, and Mr. Roarke, or hawking Chryslers, he was fantastic! Soft, Corinthian leather. Bam. (HT: CarBuzz)

By Christopher Cook | August 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Video: In Love with Gov(ernment)? Maybe You Should Break Up! (Episode 5)

He seemed so nice at first, but then he turned out to be a bossy, meddlesome, overbearing, wasteful, arrogant, self-absorbed, irrational, arbitrary, “aggressively helpful” control freak. Wait, are we talking about a terrible boyfriend or the heavy hand of government? This very funny series from the Foundation for Economic Education personifies the latter as a […]

By Christopher Cook | August 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Video: Does r/K Selection Explain Most Differences Between Liberals and Conservatives?

For one thing, as my wife and child will attest, I have been talking for years about how abundance, affluence, and success, while clearly wonderful things, also appear to be very dangerous for society. They weaken people. We lose perspective on why we have it so good and we forget what it took to get here. […]

By Christopher Cook | August 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Video: In Love with Gov(ernment)? Maybe You Should Break Up! (Episode 4)

He seemed so nice at first, but then he turned out to be a bossy, meddlesome, overbearing, wasteful, arrogant, self-absorbed, irrational, arbitrary, “aggressively helpful” control freak. Wait, are we talking about a terrible boyfriend or the heavy hand of government? This very funny series from the Foundation for Economic Education personifies the latter as a disturbingly pleasant […]