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Government Is Legalized Force. Let’s Say It!

Joseph Bast, Shouldn’t we try to find ways to solve problems peacefully and voluntarily before we resort to force? Is it really okay to use force to achieve trivial objectives? Jim Payne is a long-time Heartland policy advisor, author, donor, and friend. He’s written a really nice commentary on the true definition of “government” and

Deep State Dossier Disinformation

Lloyd Billingsley, Establishment media ignore the real sources of the Russia investigation. George Papadopoulos was the “improbable match that set off a blaze that has consumed the first year of the Trump administration.” Like the Trump campaign itself, advisor Papadopoulos “proved to be a tantalizing target for a Russian influence operation.” Thus opens a 2500-plus-word

Net Neutrality and the Role of Congress

Congressman Mike Coffman, Each generation has their defining inventions. Over the last 20 years, the Internet easily qualifies as this country’s most valuable and stunning success story. But, like most inventions, the Internet has grown far beyond what the early pioneers could have ever imagined it becoming— a limitless tool for business, communications, education, entertainment,

Removing the Heavy Hand of Obama-era Regulation from the Internet

Joseph Klein, FCC set to reverse innovation-killing “net neutrality” order. Market forces have kept the Internet open and innovative since it was first commercialized years ago, without the need for intrusive government regulation. Yet, during the Obama administration, the liberal majority of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided to inflict the heavy hand of government

Common Sense Uncommon in Washington

Cal Thomas, “Sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence.” — Dictionary.com’s definition of common sense. Sometimes what used to be called “common sense” can seem radical in Washington, which is used to practicing senseless policies and funding programs that don’t work. Immigration is a perfect example.

Disheartening: Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Grow Government

Steve Sherman, There’s always a lot of talk about the benefits of reaching across the aisle. In Washington, it seems like cooperation between the two pillars of political power rarely happens. That makes it all the more disheartening when the Democrats and Republicans reach bipartisan agreement, but in a way that suffocates the American people.

The State Is Not God

Cal Thomas, Anyone looking for another reason not to leave life-and-death issues to the state need look no further than the conflict between the British government and the parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard. Governments, including the British courts and the European court of human rights have refused to allow Charlie’s parents to take him to