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My Path to Open Borders

Posted: October 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm   /   Politics

This excellent post by Bryan Caplan, professor of economics at George Mason University, was originally featured at OpenBorders in January of 2013. Below is an excerpt. I changed my mind about proper immigration policy in my senior year of high school. The impetus, as usual for me, was not first-hand experience, but abstract argument. After […]

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Medicare: The Numbers Don’t Speak for Themselves

Posted: October 15, 2015 at 6:05 am   /   Politics

I got a powerful reminder a few months ago of a lesson I learned in grad school: numbers don’t speak for themselves. We must interpret them alertly if we are to learn from them. The numbers I came across are these: [Medicare] spends roughly $3 on administration for each $100 of medical services it buys […]

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What Does It Mean to Be a Libertarian?

Posted: October 14, 2015 at 5:00 am   /   Politics

Libertarians have a unique perspective on how government force should be used. As Jeff Miron, Director of Undergraduate Studies at Harvard University, points out in this video, libertarians consider using government force to coerce others into action to be immoral. This is what separates them from other philosophies which are more permissive when it comes […]

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Heartland Daily Podcast: An Afternoon with Angelo Codevilla & Donald J. Devine Pt. 2

Posted: October 13, 2015 at 2:23 pm   /   Politics

Tweet In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, we listen in to part 2 of a conversation between Heartland President Joe Bast, and scholars Angelo Codevilla and Donald J. Devine Ph.D. Codevilla and Devine were both featured speakers at the Heartland Institute’s 31st anniversary benefit dinner. In this conversation, they speak with Bast about their […]

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The 4th Branch of Government must be Destroyed

Posted: August 17, 2015 at 11:52 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

“How does it become a man to behave toward this American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it. I cannot for an instant recognize that political organization as my government”, wrote Henry David Thoreau in his essay on Civil Disobedience. The government we find ourselves living under today is no different than […]

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Racial Database Is Newest Part of Obama’s Asymmetrical Warfare Against The United States

Posted: July 27, 2015 at 4:51 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Last year a retired Border Patrol Officer by the name of Zach Taylor went on camera to explain the driving force behind the unprecedented surge in illegal immigration happening on our southern border. Taylor went on to note that what was happening at our border was not due to a spur of the moment event, […]

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It is not “the government”

Posted: May 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

By Alan Korwin Every time you see the word government or federal government, in your mind substitute “the people working in the capital.” Because government isn’t a thing, it is people. It is the people working in the capital. We did not give powers to government in the Constitution, we gave powers to the people working in the capital. […]

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Andy Biggs, Nick Dranias, and Dustin Romney Debate Article-Five Amendments Convention

Posted: November 21, 2014 at 9:00 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Entertainment, Features, Politics, Top Stories

On November 20, 2014, the Scottsdale, AZ Tea Party hosted a discussion/debate on the merits of using the US Constitution’s Article V (Clause 2) amendments convention process to rein in runaway spending, borrowing, and regulation in Washington. See this link for the WesternFreePress.com introduction to Article V. Nick Dranias, who spoke first, is President and Executive Director, Compact […]

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New Study Shows Republican States More Charitable

Posted: October 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is out with a new report on charitable giving and it paints an interesting picture. The bombshell discovery: The more conservative or Republican a county, the more people donated to charity as a percentage of income. Here is what the map looks like when using county level data across all income levels: […]

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