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Senate Prepares to Strike a Blow for Freedom

Terry Jeffrey, Eight years ago, Sen. Orrin Hatch argued in a Senate Finance Committee then controlled by Democrats that Congress does not have the constitutional power to order people to buy things. The committee was discussing the incipient Obamacare bill. It’s most outrageous element: The so-called “individual mandate,” which would force Americans to purchase health

The Marijuana Exception to Federalism

Jacob Sullum, Last week, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer predicted “greater enforcement” of the federal ban on marijuana in the eight states that have legalized the drug for recreational use. This week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, an old-fashioned drug warrior who thinks “good people don’t smoke marijuana,” seemed to confirm Spicer’s warning, telling reporters,

The Clarence Thomas Story: An American Masterpiece

Ken Blackwell, Editor’s Note: This column was coauthored by Ken KluKowski. This week marks twenty-five years since President George H.W. Bush named Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court, inaugurating a tenure marked by unwavering commitment to principled originalism.   Justice Thomas’s life is an only-in-America success story. As movingly recounted in his autobiography, My

Drilling-Down On The Truth About Federal Minimum-Wage Legislation

Lost Horizons  Guess what? There’s mass ignorance and legal fraud involved… ONCE AGAIN, LIKE THE PERNICIOUS PERRENIAL THAT IT IS, the politicking for a “minimum wage” increase has resumed. Someone must have decided that the fed’s recent sustained intense monetary inflation (QE and other bailouts) has become inconveniently visible…   Needless to say, in the