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Multifaceted Detroit: Contrasting Myth with Reality

Multifaceted Detroit: Contrasting Myth with Reality

July 30, 2014 at 9:05 am 3 comments

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: They say the first impression is the one that counts. This may come as a surprise, but my first impression of Detroit was good. It was not thanks to the government but to free enterprise and the hard work and aspirations to a better life of individual Detroiters. [...]

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Want to Stop Inner-City Violence? Support Economic Freedom

Want to Stop Inner-City Violence? Support Economic Freedom

July 23, 2014 at 9:05 am 2 comments

by Derek Cohen: For most, Independence Day is spent in happiness and camaraderie with friends and family, reflecting on the nation’s genesis while enjoying a hot dog and a fireworks display. Unfortunately, for too many in Chicago, the lasting memory of this year’s holiday weekend is one of preventable horror. [...]

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Gun Buyback Programs: A Lesson in Futility and Failure

Gun Buyback Programs: A Lesson in Futility and Failure

July 21, 2014 at 8:40 am 1 comment

by Matt MacBradaigh: Gun buyback programs are seeing renewed discussion in many American cities in part because gun buybacks may seem like an intuitive way to reduce crime, by reducing the number of ‘guns on the streets.’  The research, however, clearly demonstrates that gun buybacks are a waste of tax dollars [...]

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Shackled by Public Schools

Shackled by Public Schools

July 16, 2014 at 9:15 am 1 comment

by Catherine Van Arnam: “Everybody does it” has never been much of a logical argument, but it’s one that proponents of establishment government school quite heavily rely. The ideal of a walkable neighborhood school has been cast as an idyllic vision of public education for so long, it’s hard to [...]

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The River-God Sex Cult behind the Contraception Mandate

The River-God Sex Cult behind the Contraception Mandate

July 14, 2014 at 8:30 am 5 comments

by Matthew P. Cavedon: “…when the floodwaters of the world are out, as they are today, it will not suffice to be borne along by the current, singing hallelujah to the river god.”—Russell Kirk Something has happened to sex. It has always been a very important part of the human [...]

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Mozilla Godzillas: Why Liberals Need to Call Off the Dinosaurs after Hobby Lobby Ruling

Mozilla Godzillas: Why Liberals Need to Call Off the Dinosaurs after Hobby Lobby Ruling

July 9, 2014 at 8:45 am 4 comments

by Carolyn Bolton: The Supreme Court’s decision last Monday favoring Hobby Lobby owner David Green and his family’s moral prohibition against providing potentially life-ending drugs to their female employees bodes well for those fighting to preserve religious liberty against those intent on crushing abortion and gay-marriage dissenters. Arguably the biggest [...]

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Bigger Capitalism, Better Hearts: Addressing Random Violence

Bigger Capitalism, Better Hearts: Addressing Random Violence

June 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm 2 comments

by Matthew P. Cavedon: A particularly maddening sort of violence—seemingly random violence—has been in the news a lot lately. Maddening, perhaps, because as Stephen Pinker’s Better Angels of Our Nature showed, modern society is less violent in many ways than what came before it. How can American violence be at [...]

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Making War, Not Love: The Insurgent Strategy behind Marijuana Reform

Making War, Not Love: The Insurgent Strategy behind Marijuana Reform

June 10, 2014 at 11:45 am 0 comments

by Matthew P. Cavedon: If the great military strategist Carl von Clausewitz was correct in considering war the continuation of politics, so too is it true that politics often looks a lot like war. Take the way that marijuana reform—the movement to legalize pot for medicinal and recreational purposes—resembles insurgent [...]

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BOOK REVIEW: The New Atheism’s Little Red Book Knockoff Sucks

BOOK REVIEW: The New Atheism’s Little Red Book Knockoff Sucks

May 19, 2014 at 8:35 am 0 comments

by Matthew Cavedon: I recently read Peter Boghossian’s Manual for Creating Atheists. It was terrible, managing to span the distance from historical obliviousness to political totalitarianism. Why am I reviewing it here? Misery loves company. Boghossian, a professor of philosophy at Portland State University, bills his effort as the first [...]

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Women’s Choices Start With Their Careers

Women’s Choices Start With Their Careers

May 1, 2014 at 10:59 am 0 comments

by Vance Ginn and Kathleen Hunker: On what pundits call “National Equal Pay Day,” President Obama announced two executive orders aimed at narrowing the alleged wage gap between men and women. The orders continued the president’s practice of achieving by executive decree what he couldn’t through democratic consensus. Only this [...]

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