The Economic Pulse

The main barrier to hiring an employee isn’t tax policy, regulatory policy, or even a recession...

The Case for #NeverTrump in 2018

Has the time come for principled conservatives to stop opposing Donald Trump's presidency?

A Short Word: Shutdown 2018 Recap

The path beaten between the two political camps has been so harassed, pounded, and flogged that there isn't so much as a hint of a twig or tuft of grassy compromise growing from the bare and tortured rock.

Rational Liberalism: The Liberty Ethic

[T]he American conservative has less in common with the Founding Fathers, who contended that the proper amount to take from the people was practically nothing, and more in common with Karl Marx.

Trade Unions: From Marx To Mafia

At long last, it is time to turn the lights out on the organized labor movement born out of morass of progressive socialist era, corrupted by thuggery of organized crime, and enabled by partisan politics for the better part of the last 50 years.

Rational Liberalism: Defining Statism

For those that don't regularly deal in libertarian circles, the term "statism" is probably unfamiliar and has exactly the sort of eye glazing, niche political philosophy wonk ring that keeps libertarians perpetually at the fringes of the political culture, and they wouldn't be wrong.

The Economics Quarterly: 2017Q4

By all objective measures, the economy generated fewer jobs in 2017 than the previous 3 years. This isn't political punditry, it's merely a statement of fact.

Rational Liberalism: Mirror, Mirror

Americans, regardless of Democrats or Republicans, by and large, no longer believe society can even function without a government to kneel before.

So, Really, Why Does Inequality Exist?

There is simply no solution to basic inequality, but that's not to say that society shouldn't care about inequality.

Merry Christmas 2017

The work of God's divine salvation is complete in the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Crocodile Tears: Politics in the Swamp

No matter how tugged our heart strings may be, a bad policy doesn't become a good policy and a deficit doesn't become a surplus.

Cleaning Up Both Sides of the Aisle

If there's any chance of a civil political discourse at all, it's critical for conservatives and progressives to be on the same page as far as the definitions of the very terms we are debating.

Neo-Feudalism: Poverty in America

Who's to blame for free men and women condemned to a waking nightmare of fear and death, where kill or be killed are their two best economic choices in one of the wealthiest nations on the planet?

Trigger Warning: Losing isn’t Winning

The vile sickness that infests our national government isn't new, it's just common to both major parties now.

Winning the Battle. Losing the War.

The question Americans should be asking isn't "How much should the wealthy be taxed?", but should be "If government demonstrably fails to solve the problems that government is supposed to be solving, why are we forced to pay taxes for essentially nothing?".

Cola, Cakes, and Net Neutrality

Ultimately, the net neutrality issue centers around concerned citizens who believe the federal government should step into the internet industry in order to prevent internet service providers from doing what Coke and Pepsi have been doing to each other for literally generations.

Who taught you to hate Liberalism?

So why is it, in the one nation on Earth founded on the principles of classical Liberalism, that Liberalism means exactly the opposite of what it means practically everywhere else in the world?

Holding the Line

At the very end of every collectivist's argument is always violence. Every collectivist. Always.

Thanksgiving 2017

While at times these last few years certain things have seemed bleak, there remains plenty to be thankful for. As you read this, consider what you are most thankful for and hold it close to your heart today.  I hope that all of my countrymen can find a moment of respite today in warmth and the company... Continue Reading →

Housecleaning Conservatism’s Big Tent

Defining what conservatism is should obviously be far more important than trying to list the vast amount of things that conservatism isn't.

Not the Freedom You’re Looking For

Did the Framers truly intend to condemn us to this charade of taxation, regulation, and coercive enforcement of "do as we say or else"?

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