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The Complexity of Creation

Robert Knight, The week after Christmas, leading up to the New Year, can be the richest time for reflection. Holiday gift-buying is over, the presents are unwrapped or even returned, and not much happens in the news. One can sit back and contemplate those moments in which the Christmas spirit overcomes worldly concerns, such as

Here’s why the Senate should help Trump repudiate the Paris climate agreement

The election of Donald J. Trump to be the next president will soon enable congressional advocates of pro-growth energy policy to go on the offense for the first time in eight years—and they should, for the sake of our Constitution, among other things. During the Obama presidency, the U.S. House of Representatives passed numerous bills

ACLU: Sight of Cross on Public Tree Inflicts ‘Irreparable Harm’

Robert Knight, Joseph Tompkins is an “irreparable harm” survivor. He’s the guy who got the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to force a small Indiana town to remove a cross from atop its municipal Christmas tree on Monday. Mr. Tompkins, who must be blessed with remarkably selective eyesight, was “forced to come into direct and

Throwing Off the PC Shackles

Robert Knight, One thing the election reinforced is that “tolerance” is the last thing progressives actually want. The vitriol-laden media coverage, student demonstrations and other forms of protest against the incoming Trump administration are ample evidence. To which I say, mug them again. Tolerance, properly understood, is a wonderful virtue. The progressive version, however is

Casting a Ballot at 110? Pennsylvania’s Ancient Voters

Robert Knight, How many voters do you know who are more than 100 years old? Or 110 years old? Or, how about 126 years old? Hundreds of voters in recent elections in three eastern Pennsylvania counties were more than 100 years of age, with many over 110, according to official voter registration rolls open to

The American Evolution

Ken Blackwell, America always has been an exceptional nation. People in other countries recognize that America is unique. It’s why so many of those fleeing foreign oppression come to the “land of the free.” What made the U.S. great were its principles, not its officials. America was different from most other nations. It was committed

Thomas Sowell: Gary Becker (1930-2014)

 Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker was internationally renowned within the economics profession, but was not nearly as well known among the general public as he deserved to be. More important, his path-breaking ideas, including his analysis of the economics of racial discrimination, deserved to be much more a part of the many discussions of that

Obamacare: 5 Predictions That Turned Out To Be True

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John Hawkins,  Republicans Got It Right About Obamacare: 5 Predictions That Turned Out To Be True Republicans were right about Obamacare and Democrats were wrong. Before Obamacare was passed, when Democrats were telling the public that it would make health care cheaper, better, and would cure cancer right after it makes your bed in the