January 2000 - December 2000

January 2000

Editorial
Helms warns U.N. Security Council: Jesse Helms goes to the United Nations and gives them a dose of what they needed, says Henry Lamb
One small step towards fascism...one giant kick in the ass to freedom: In addressing British Columbia's smoking ban in bars and restaurants, Scott Carpenter doesn't bemoan the loss of "smoker's rights" but another more important right
The rich get richer, the poor ... pay Social Security tax: A recent report showed that the gap between rich and poor is growing. Pity that the same people who wrote the report also argue for the policies which created and continue the problem, writes Vin Suprynowicz
Candidates should be careful in describing tax cuts: George W. Bush, John McCain and Steve Forbes all have plans to cut taxes. W. James Antle III likes the idea of cutting taxes, but wishes the candidates were a little more careful in how they describe their plans
Does America still have a constitution?: Officially, the answer is still "Yes," but some recent events have made Charles Bloomer wonder whether that really is true
The final countdown: America's nightmare is almost over, says Timothy Rollins. There is a lesson to be learned from this administration
January 20, 2001: Peter J. Fusco looks at the day when Bill Clinton is out of office and reflects on his legacy. Even he will admit that it's not pretty
No so private privacy: When you want to create yourself a new right, says Steve Farrell, simply invoke the right to privacy. Seems to work for everyone else
Unions: paragons of virtue: Steve Martin ruminates on unions and their oftentimes noxious effect on us all
From census to non-census: Eyes of the intrusive state: In the first of his two part series, Erik Jay writes on the original process behind the census and how its changed over the last two centuries
Yearning to breathe free: Emma Lazarus' words ring hollow considering America isn't living up to them in the case of Elian Gonzalez, writes Charles Bloomer
"Dear Fidel...": Erik Jay says return Elian Gonzalez back to his father in Cuba, but on one condition
Repeal the Antiquities Act!: Henry Lamb calls on Congress to repeal the Antiquities Act...if they have a backbone and appreciate the concept of consent of the governed
Bouncing the $160 billion reality check: America Online's merger with Time Warner isn't a good thing for the two companies involved but it is no danger to cosnervatives, writes Joe Schembrie
Out of the woods: Minnesota loggers take on deep ecology: Associated Contract Loggers has hit upon a unique way to fight environmentalists, says Diane Alden, and it involves religion
Red eye on marriage: Steve Farrell has undertaken to defend marriage with a little help from Ben Franklin from those who would attack and weaken it
Beltway right's antics prevent conservative president: If a Democrat is sitting in the big chair come January 2001, you can lay the blame on Beltway Republicans, says W. James Antle III
March 18, 1997: September 1, 1939. November 22, 1963. Everyone has a day that changed their lives. For Buster W. Newton, that day was an FBI raid on his business
Black holes and liberal lies: Bruce Walker says the lies of a liberal are not unlike black holes. No light escapes either of them
Y2K lunacy abounds: Lewis J. Goldberg provides Enter Stage Right's last word on Y2K
Russia on the razor's edge: Predicting Russia's future is futile at best, but Diane Alden gives us an idea what forces are swirling around Vladimir Putin
Anti-Microsoft conservatives: They just don't get it: You are a conservative and you like the antitrust action taken against Microsoft? Robert Levy of the Cato Institute has a problem with you
So, you want to see me naked?: Linda Prussen-Razzano has a 12 Gauge 28" Accu-Choke shotgun and four words for anyone who would do harm to her safety and security
Jimmy Carter: Still on the prowl: Whenever Steve Farrell sees Jimmy Carter, he also thinks of Anastasio Somoza. Find out why
More busybody government intrusiveness: OSHA's advisory for home work sites is the first step of home inspections whether or not Alexis Herman admits it, writes Charles Bloomer
The bogus White House 'tax cut' plan: When it came to "tax cuts," at least George McGovern was honest, something you won't find with the current occupant of the White House, says Vin Suprynowicz
Corporal punishment: Should the UN be allowed to ban it?: Regardless of whether you agree with corporal punishment, Antonia Feitz says it isn't an issue for the United Nations or government to regulate
If Serbia, why not Cuba?: Joe Schembrie is of the opinion that if Serbia was a fair military target for its humanitarian record, the Elian Gonzalez case makes the same argument for a bombing Cuba
Is there a double standard for eco-terrorists?: Henry Lamb writes that the FBI targets Christian groups for investigation but seems to cast a blind eye on groups which actually do commit terrorist acts in the U.S.
FDR: Raw Deal: Lewis J. Goldberg tired of all the praise that FDR is receiving, but even he is better then Bill Clinton
Getting one right: Surprising for Time Magazine, they got one right with their Person of the Century, writes Vin Suprynowicz
Understanding and defeating the worldwide green threat: Alan Caruba calls a spade a spade: the Green movement is a Communist threat to freedom. Find out why
Open letter to President Clinton: U.S. President Bill Clinton has done a fine job destroying his nation's army, says David Hackworth, but there is still time to reverse the damage
Suicide mission: The union push for comparable worth: Unions are fighting for something called comparable worth despite the fact that it seems to be against their interests. Diana Furchgott-Roth investigates why
Abandoning ship: Republicans for federal education: When it comes to federal control of education, says Steve Farrell, Republicans are little different from Democrats on the issue
Shilling for Bill at Stanford: A recent attack on the Cox Report concerning Chinese espionage on America strikes Lewis J. Goldberg as dubious at best
The bean in our eye: It's not often that you can get gays, lesbians and Christians all riled up with one article but Joe Schembrie does his best on Gary Bauer's recent pronouncement on a Vermont state supreme court ruling
Telewelfare: Not doing well in your quest to be the next president? Erik Jay says with tongue firmly planted in cheek that some candidates would do better in the polls by championing a new manner of delivering welfare
Reflections on the Twentieth Century: David Bardallis looks back at the Twentieth Century and says despite all the bad stuff, things weren't so bad
Environmental illness: Want to argue about the environment with someone? Erik Jay says to simply use liberty in any discussion. Now how can someone argue against that?
Sec Defs and their golden parachutes: Have gun will travel? For Defense Secretary William Cohen that's been the recent truth, writes David Hackworth
The Emperor Bill seizes another million acres: Bill Clinton thinks big, says Vin Suprynowicz, about a million acres big
What Hayek can teach Shanghai : When it comes to ignorance of Friedrich Hayek, Western nations are surpassed only by China, writes Peter Zhang
The millennium story: Joe Schembrie tells the story of the past millennium and wonders what's coming up in the next one
Defusing the population 'bomb': The Pew Trusts' misguided approach to world security: The Pew Charitable Trusts' campaign for reducing the world's population is having an effect, says Foundation Watch, despite being built upon flawed assumptions
Operation Pedro Pan: Steven Martinovich reviews Operation Pedro Pan, a story of one of the largest evacuations of children in North American history
ESR's Conservative of the Year: Who is ESR's Conservative of the Year for 1999? Find out here!
Tidbits ESR gives you the news items that you may have missed...or the ones the newspapers, magazines, or TV anchors didn't think you needed to hear
Farmers for economic freedom Updates about farmers fighting for economic freedom in western Canada
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Earth is Flat Award/Vinegar in Freedom Award

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February 2000

Editorial
Foreign policy hypocrisy: Charles Bloomer isn't a big fan of Austria's Joerg Haider, but why is he being targeted while some other dubious characters get a free ride?
Internet Socialism: A recent controversy in Canada over misspent federal funds reminds Dennis Rice about the government sponsored Internet access he had a few years ago
Remaking the Reform Party?: The Reform Party may not be a home for conservatives yet, but W. James Antle III argues they should be keeping an eye on it
The moderate paradox: The label "moderate" really gets Joe Schembrie's goat, but it would be nice if conservatives could figure out how to use it
Behind the American Heritage Rivers Initiative: Christopher Summers and Christopher Yablonski detail what's behind Bill Clinton's EO 13061 and what it means to Americans
Democracy or Republic?: With the state of public education the way it is today in our minds, Steve Farrell answers the question for anyone who doesn't know
King William speaks: Scott Carpenter says laws of prevention have never worked...and yet Bill Clinton has once again proposed more of them. Yeah, we're surprised too
The services we expect: Lewis J. Goldberg decries the lack of self-sufficiency and outlines a plan to quickly get rid of some of the bloat of services American's don't need today
Figures don't lie, but liars figure: A recent case of a Texas ranch being hit by U.S. Army artillery is merely the latest sign that America's army is suffering mightily, writes David H. Hackworth
Campaign/Damn Pain 2000: McCain Watch: Erik Jay really doesn't like John McCain and a lot of people in the party share his distaste
Stealing the party: Hey conservatives! Still arguing about George W. Bush's credentials? You missed the nomination being stolen right under your noses, says Joe Schembrie
Could even Siegfried & Roy make $1.8 trillion disappear?: Bill Clinton's latest budget would strain even the limits of believability, but then again, Vin Suprynowicz has seen it all before
Spies like US: Spooks and Money Talk: Diane Alden continues the second of her three part series on Echelon with a look at the money behind the network
Understanding the economic boom: W. James Antle III says that the current record economic streak America is enjoying has little to do with Bill Clinton and more to do with the people...with a little help from Ronald Reagan
The governors' dilemma: Why are some governors not reinforcing the dogma of states' rights? Charles Bloomer finds a predictable reason for them to ignore that pesky constitution
The fallacy of absolute electoral equality: Steve Farrell discusses what he calls the fallacy of electoral equality. Everyone can participate but it's a tad unrealistic to expect everyone to get their way
Slavery in our time: Slavery wasn't invented in the United States, writes Kimberley Jane Wilson, and nor has it ended around the world
Internet tax could doom web's freebies: The Internet is already overtaxed and regulated, but David Ridenour argues that an Internet specific tax could quite literally kill the next best thing
Rights we cannot grant: Eric Miller argues that America's legacy -- along with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -- should also be open borders so that others enjoy those fruits
Tax reform takes centre stage: Walter Robinson reports that the tax cut movement in Canada is gaining steam. Now all we have to do is wait until the end of this month to find out whether Canadians actually get one
Poor George W. Bush: All that money and no campaign: Al Gore has the Democratic nomination all but sown up, writes Vin Suprynowicz, but the race for the GOP crown is far from over. That's George W. Bush's fault
Money to buy nothing: A chance encounter with pro-campaign finance reform activists spurs Michael R. Allen to defend big money contributions
Globalists promise Utopia, ignore reality: Walter Cronkite may want to deliver a paradise to us with one world government, but Charles Bloomer says we'd get something else instead
Where are the omelettes?: Robespierre, Tito and many others broke quite a few eggs in an attempt to impose their collectivist dreams, says Lawrence W. Reed, when it was obvious that they couldn't succeed
From two-party state to the party-hearty state: How much of a difference is there between the Democrats and Republicans? Will Rogers said about a dime's worth. Erik Jay gives us his take
Athletes behaving badly: Timothy Rollins ruminates on the athlete as bad guy following examples like John Rocker, Ray Lewis and Rae Carruth
Conflict of interest: The taxpayer-funded campaign for Internet taxes Ron Nehring gives an overview of the campaign to tax Internet transactions funded by non other than you
Are McCain's handlers playing the wrong card?: That John McCain went through hell as a Vietnam POW is unquestioned, but David Hackworth is a little suspicious about all the praise that's been heaped on him for his war record
Rockin' role models: Erik Jay ponders what it means to be a role model by considering people like Kurt Warner, Steve McNair and Charles Barkley
Why I think I'll vote for a Democrat this time around: Steve Martin announces he's voting Democrat this time and lists why he's planning such a radical move
Kurt Warner, life's MVP: Regardless of who won the Super Bowl, Steve Martinovich says Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner is the true winner for representing what America stands for
The longest wish-list ever: So now that Lyndon Johnson's dream has been fulfilled, did Bill Clinton tell government to go home and turn out the lights in his State of the Union address? Hardly, says Vin Suprynowicz
Gloria doesn't get it: an analysis of the tug-of-war for land: Some Montanans may be anti-government, writes Henry Lamb, but Gloria Flora doesn't understand why a lot of people in Elko County are fighting for a washed out road
From census to non-census: Down for the Count : Erik Jay's second part in a two part series on America's census. This week, how a little knowledge is a dangerous thing
It's seriously time for the federal Department of Waste: Walter Robinson says considering the waste of taxpayer money in Canada, a new department should be created...if only to manage the waste
Completing the Revolution: Robert Novak's latest book has a plan if the Republicans want to win in 2000 and Steve Martinovich reviews it
Liberal race-baiting: A liberal is speaking? W. James Antle III says there must be some race-baiting going on. Just look at history
The bridge to the 21st century - off-limits: Why declare martial law when you can bring in the elements of tyranny one small step at a time, writes Lewis J. Goldberg
New Jersey wants to dump its car inspection system. So should every other state. Here's why: The market is taking care of polluting cars quite nicely, says Alan Caruba, so let's ditch these obsolete government programs
Helms vs. Albright at the United Nations: Secretary of State Madeleine Albright slams Jesse Helms for his speech in front of the Security Council. Charles Bloomer answers why
Spies like US: In the first of a three part series, Diane Alden investigates alleged global spy network Echelon and believes it does exist and that its role is expanding
Tidbits ESR gives you the news items that you may have missed...or the ones the newspapers, magazines, or TV anchors didn't think you needed to hear
Farmers for economic freedom Updates about farmers fighting for economic freedom in western Canada
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March 2000

Editorial
Necessary foreign entanglements: Steven Martinovich argues that sometimes it is necessary to get involved in foreign wars, especially if we like having allies
Atlas shrugged at Boeing: It doesn't happen often enough these days, but someone who actually deserved to go on strike did, writes Joe Schembrie
The Gore-Bush debate: Can't wait until Dubya and Gore meet up in their first formal debate? Henry Lamb imagines what a debate on environmental issues would sound like
Free Trade: The Golden Calf of the Republican Party: Capitalism without Christianity is like a fish with a bicycle, says Steve Farrell. Unless we want to prove Charles Dickens right, it's time to change that
Where's the small government?: Republicans, Democrats and nearly everyone else agree, smaller government is better. W. James Antle III wants to know where it is
Conflict of interest: St. Patrick's Day may be past but the debate over gays and their participation in parades isn't over. Linda Prussen-Razzano gives us her take
Meet the new Al Gore: Nicholas Sanchez says when it comes to campaign finance reform, the new Al Gore is much like the old Al Gore..."born again" or not
NRA charges reveal bitter feelings: Dr. Michael S. Brown writes that it's not surprising that Wayne LaPierre unleashed a tirade against Bill Clinton considering what gun owners have had to put up with over the last few years
He doesn't miss a beat: Bill Clinton never stops promoting his gun control agenda and Republicans should never stop fighting it, says Scott Tibbs
The Hastert philosophy: Under-promise and over-deliver: Though he's loathe to do it for anyone, Paul Weyrich offers some words of praise for Speaker Dennis Hastert
Thugs still reign in Taxachusetts: 53-year old nurse Linda Hamilton brandished a handgun after she felt her life was in danger and then told the police.Vin Suprynowicz tells us what happened next
Bill Kristol goes party-building: Was William Kristol and David Brock's plan to rebuild the Republican Party via John McCain wrong? W. James Antle III answers that and other questions
You don't need to know: Wonder what's in that trade deal signed with China a few months ago? You know about as much as Charles Bloomer does, or rather, as much as the White House has allowed you to know
He'll be back: Super Tuesday doesn't herald the last sighting of John McCain, writes Joe Schembrie, and he thinks he knows who will bring America's favourite war hero back to life
I'm for Bush. Is the GOP?: The contest is over and Al Gore is now taking shots at George W. Bush exclusively. Alan Caruba says it is now time to throw your support behind Bush
America: a "fascilist" country?: Is America a "fascilist" nation? As Henry Lamb defines the word, it may just be. Hint: It's about the land someone is buying up
That 70s Book: Sean Hackbarth reviews David Frum's latest literary effort and comes away, despite some minor flaws, impressed
The Café Constitution: Firearms: Diane Alden details how many are picking and choosing what they like from America's constitution, rather than taking it as a whole
Government intervention in marketplace harms consumers: The AOL/Time Warner deal proves we don't need government intervention in the economy, says Amy Ridenour. Too bad it hasn't stopped it though
The myth of the wasted vote: Erik Jay disputes the notion that a vote can be wasted, but at the same time, he's not impressed enough to believe that any one cast vote is useful
Will that be a Porsche or a pony?: Libertarian Scott Carpenter says that when it comes to conservatives and liberals, the only difference on the road to hell is how long takes to complete the journey
Bush, McCain... and Keyes?: Although his campaign will likely come to an end after Super Tuesday, W. James Antle III heaps some praise on Alan Keyes
"Strategic Partnership" -- bought and paid for: Foreign policy certainly can be confusing, writes Charles Bloomer, but America's partnership with China is simply -- and seriously -- flawed
The Bush-McCain contest continues: George W. Bush isn't only running against John McCain, he's also running against the press, reports Robert McFarland
Budget 2000: What's there, what's not there: Walter Robinson digests Canada's latest federal budget and comes away less than filled
Libertarians and vegetarians: Erik Jay says that John McCain's dismissive attitude about libertarians stands on stark contrast to what they have already accomplished
In support of the Feds - Indianapolis Baptist Temple vs IRS: In the battle between the IRS and the Indianapolis Baptist Temple, Lewis J. Goldberg is standing with the government
Strike three: Timothy Rollins gives us his take on Darryl Strawberry's recent suspension -- his third -- for using cocaine
Above the law: Scott Carpenter believes that Boston Bruins defenceman Marty McSorley should be charged for his slash to Donald Brashear in the interests of justice
No beef and no sanity: John McCain's campaign is full of bun but has precious little meat between them, says Joe Schembrie
Swastikas not required: When it comes to hate, says Linda Prussen-Razzano, it makes little difference who the hater is
Get ready for global governance: The year 2000 is a busy one for those working towards global governance, says Henry Lamb, and you can find out all about it on the web
Shifting mindsets: So we won't spy on each other in the 21st century because morality will govern our behavior? Lisa S. Dean isn't convinced
NAACP not ready for prime time: It would be nice if television included more African-Americans, especially in meaningful roles, but Deroy Murdock is curious why the NAACP seems more concerned about fictional black characters than real black people
Public transportation - the wrong antidote: Public transportation will never replace the private automobile, argues Joe Roessler, and for good reason
A battle against prosperity: Steve Martinovich has had all he's going to take when it comes to Arianna Huffington's campaign to be America's queen of compassion
Their true colors: The way Vin Suprynowicz sees it, it's shocking that the Republicans actually came up with a good idea to improve education. It's not shocking that the Democrats are opposed to it.
Panama Canal: China's gateway to Mexico? : The Chinese won't be installing submarine bases in Panama now that they control the canal, writes Peter Zhang. Why would they have to?
What I didn't expect when I got married: For richer or for poorer? Definitely poorer, says David W. Almasi, especially with the marriage tax
Bush's reality slap: Remember Darva Conger from Fox's Who Wants to Marry A Multimillionaire? W. James Antle III says she reminds him a lot of the Republican Party these days
Candidate of the Dark Side: John McCain as Luke Skywalker? Joe Schembrie says not quite. Remember who Annakin Skywalker grew up into
Campaign soldiers: Scott T. Hiestand has a problem with candidates and politicians who bring up their military service to defend themselves or dodge answering a question
Spies, Lies, Echelon, Economics, & People: S.L.E.E.P.: In the third part of her series in global spy network Echelon, Diane Alden speaks with a former employee in the defence-intelligence industry and Congressman Bob Barr
International law, UN conferences, and national sovereignty: Antonia Feitz has no problem with international organizations...just supra-national world governments
The Odd Couple: Modern Hollywood and the military: It's funny that Defense Secretary William Cohen is going to Hollywood on behalf of the military, writes Joe Roessler, considering the dichotomy of those two worlds
A better constitution: That America's Constitution is a beautiful thing is undoubted, but Lewis J. Goldberg offers some praise for another constitution that America saw once
Tidbits ESR gives you the news items that you may have missed...or the ones the newspapers, magazines, or TV anchors didn't think you needed to hear
Farmers for economic freedom Updates about farmers fighting for economic freedom in western Canada
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April 2000

Editorial
Our eyes tell us the truth!: A federal raid this past weekend was ostensibly carried out as a legal operation, writes Alan Caruba, but it only takes your eyes to see otherwise
I am ashamed to be an IU alumnus: Indiana University is a defender of free speech, says Scott Tibbs, so long as it agrees with the speech. The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform found that out during the first week of April
Socialized medicine leaves a bad taste in patients' mouths: Not only is the Canadian medical system not all you heard, it also serves some of the worst food found anywhere. One of the joys of government run medicine, says Lawrence W. Reed
Send America's kids to Cuba!: A majority of Americans want Elian sent back to Cuba? Make sure that their kids are on the same flight, responds Joe Schembrie
Al Gore's tyrannical vision: Think things are bad under Bill Clinton? Al Gore would be much worse because he has one thing his boss doesn't: vision. That scares Charles Bloomer plenty
Cooling off on global warming: John K. Carlisle writes that a lack of evidence supporting their claims has environmentalists facing that which they've always feared: the public just doesn't care about the global warming hysteria
Liberal name-calling reaches a new low: The war against liberalism is succeeding, says Paul Weyrich, because all they have left is name calling. It may be virulent, but it's name calling
In Cuba, Big Brother would be Elian's father: Juan Gonzalez may be Elian's real father, but back in Cuba Fidel Castro would be the de facto father, writes David Bardallis
Secret medical database: A medical database isn't supposed to land doctors in jail but it's happening anyway. And all for treating people in pain, says Vin Suprynowicz
Rules of Engagement: Thomas Kelly reviews the movie Rules of Engagement and discusses why some people die for their country
Why journalists hate guns: Everyone knows all the major journalists hate firearms. Why? Dr. Michael S. Brown answers the question
Common thread: Wounded Knee, Waco, Little Havana: Diane Alden looks at the commonalities between Wounded Knee, the assault on the Branch Davidians and the Elian Gonzalez case
Socialism is overwhelming capitalism: Henry Lamb writes that Americans don't care that socialism is defeating capitalism everywhere
Does anyone remember the Monroe Doctrine?: Paul Fallavollita asks why America treats the Monroe Doctrine as quaint history rather than enforcing it
Gore would make April 15 darker: Tax day was bad enough for most Americans. Just imagine if Al Gore was in charge. W. James Antle III does just that
Republicans fail to protect boy: Sean Hackbarth alleges that the Republican Party with its members in Congress failed to act on the Elian Gonzalez case when they could
The troublesome case of Thomas Gaule: Thomas Gaule killed two men with a shotgun in 1998. What happened on April 4 was justice, writes Vin Suprynowicz
Not deploying SDI is simply MAD : Paul Weyrich has no problem with inviting the Russians in developing SDI, just as long as its America's SDI
Are Americans tax slaves to the government? : The nightmare of taxes doesn't end on April 17, says Ralph Reiland. Consider the rest of the year before you complain about your tax burden
An open letter to the Republican Leadership: Charles Bloomer asks why he should vote Republican this year considering what they've done in Congress
Earth Day is Lenin's birthday. Coincidence or Communism?: Of all the days that could have been picked for Earth Day, and there are 365 days in a year, Alan Caruba wonders why April 22 was picked
Adult curfews for the complacent: Adult curfews to keep crime down? And there's no outcry from Americans? Lisa Dean says its time to get angry and speak out
Good night, Justice Clinton: Bill Clinton on the Supreme Court? In Paul Fallavollita's nightmares, everything is possible...just like in real life it seems
"Dumb" guns won America's freedom: Mitchell McConnell writes about Patriot's Day and the push for smart guns
No person is above the law: John Nowacki weighs on Robert Ray's assertion that he is actively considering an indictment against Bill Clinton
A Republican Roosevelt: Just as bad: A lot of people in the Republican Party look at Teddy Roosevelt kindly. Andy Seré is not one of them
Exception to the rule: Rudy Giuliani may be an anathema to may conservatives, writes A. C. Kleinheider, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't vote for him
Methodically ignoring Elian's freedom: W. James Antle III, who wants Elian Gonzalez to remain in the United States, got an unpleasant surprise recently. His church is fighting to send him back
Elian and Rule of Law: Spurred by a Ted Koppel comment, Joe Schembrie wonders if the United States really is a nation of laws
The U.S. Census: A head count or a dole out?: Paul Weyrich asks the question that thoughtful people want to know about the census and offers a bit of advice in answering one question in particular
Hunger's bad, but nothing compared to low food prices: Sugar farmers have always gotten a sweet deal thanks to the U.S. government and Brian Carnell says they will be getting another one
A funny thing happened on the way to the regulatory state: Diane Alden explores the origins of the regulatory state and what it is today. We can do something about it in November
America's hollow military: Powerful as it remains, Charles Bloomer says America's military has increasingly become brittle and not capable of what is expected of it
Property protections continue to erode: Last week Vin Suprynowicz detailed the case of Claude and Michelline Lambert. This week we learn about Lloyd Good Jr.'s battle with government to develop property
The Third Way Part VI: Eradicating the US Constitution by design: The ultimate goal of people like Alvin Toffler and Newt Gingrich? Steve Farrell says it's to replace the U.S. Constitution
Resistance is futile: The latest media campaign by Canada's government encouraging citizens to register their firearms doesn't sound exactly like Star Trek's Borg, but Scott Carpenter says the resemblance is there
Veepstakes 2000: The race for the GOP nomination is over so bored columnist Nicholas Sanchez tries to figure out who the leading candidates for possible veep are
What the gun control lobby doesn't want you to know: What's the secret that the anti-gun crowd doesn't want you to know? Dr. Michael S. Brown knows and it should be fairly obvious
Jerry Maguire 2?: If they do a remake of Jerry Maguire, Leo K. O'Drudy III says Rudy Giuliani must get a part if only for what he's done in direct mail
Reigning in those who reign: Paul Fallavollita ponders whether elites are really necessary in government, especially since he was accused of being one
The wrong time for the right man?: America was ready for Ronald Reagan in 1980, says Jonah Goldberg, but it's time conservatives found something new to champion
High court lets an injustice stand: Land use planning isn't only a feature of Communist style governments, writes Vin Suprynowicz. Look to California as well
Government energy policy errors contribute to high gasoline prices: Blame our friends in the Persian Gulf and the oil companies if you will, says Amy Ridenour, but America's government deserves some as well for high gas prices
Politics of good intentions: W. James Antle III says the politics of good intentions entails focusing on intentions rather than results. That has to change if conservatism is to be successful
Another casualty of tyranny: Smith & Wesson, America's largest gun maker agreed to repressive conditions so that it wouldn't be sued by government. We're the losers, says Charles Bloomer
April Polls, November Fools: Joe Schembrie considers what all the recent polls have said and has come to one conclusion. April Fools!
Theft is not free speech: Mandatory student fees may be constitutional, but that doesn't make them right, writes Scott Tibbs
Women and guns: One failure of the anti-gun control forces has been to reach out to women. Dr. Michael S. Brown says that should change
It ain't over yet: A recent court decision in British Columbia striking down "no smoking" regulations doesn't mean the battle is over yet, writes Scott Carpenter
It's time for a beautiful Sunset...Act: Paul Weyrich says it's time for Washington, D.C. to see what a beautiful sunset looks like
Tales from the Internet, Part 2: Clear thinking is right thinking: Erik Jay continues his series on the Internet with ruminations on thinking and that medium
The conservative mainstream media?: A writer recently wrote we are living in the age of conservative mainstream media. Nicholas Sanchez isn't surprised Bill Kristol was that writer
The Eisenhower enigma: A lot of people have fond memories about Ike's time as president of the United States...not Vin Suprynowicz
Operation Tank the Census: Is the Clinton Administration deliberately trying to annoy conservatives with the census? Joe Schembrie weighs in on the matter
Trojan horses for landowners: Canadians worried about American style land grabs by government needn't worry. Steve Martinovich says it can easily happen thanks to new legislation
Post-Constitution America: Night of the "living" Dead: To Diane Alden, America's Constitution looks like Lenin in Red Square. It looks alive but it really isn't
Slowly going where?: W. James Antle III discusses Republicans, abortion and whether to take an incremental approach to change
Tales from the Internet: Part 1, Weapons of Misinstruction: Like the desktop publishing revolution in the 1980s, the Internet enables everyone to show off their lack of skill and half-baked ideas, writes Erik Jay
Who's nuts?: Paul Weyrich weighs in on a recent Richard Cohen editorial calling actor Charlton Heston "nuts" and why he lobbed that insult
Coddling communist trumps boy's freedom: Developing a relationship with Fidel Castro seems more important than protecting a young boy from living slavery, says Sean Hackbarth
A new light on the transit debate: Conservatives and lovers of the free market often side with cars over public transportation, but a look at history reveals that government was the one that made them popular, says Eric Miller
Tidbits ESR gives you the news items that you may have missed...or the ones the newspapers, magazines, or TV anchors didn't think you needed to hear
Farmers for economic freedom Updates about farmers fighting for economic freedom in western Canada
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May 2000

Editorial
Don't hate Hillary - Just defeat her: Rudy may be out of the race, but the mission is still the same: defeat Hillary Clinton. Joe Schembrie has some advice for conservatives in pursuit of that goal
Bush would restore some choice on retirement funds: It's modest, but George W. Bush's Social Security proposal is a step forward, says Vin Suprynowicz
Negotiating a nuclear legacy: Every president needs a legacy, says Charles Bloomer, but Bill Clinton's work to cut the American nuclear arsenal promises to be a bad one
Public transit is making a surprise comeback: Paul Weyrich on the increasing -- and very surprising -- use of public transportation and what's causing it
Proposed 15 per cent postal rate increase would hurt everyone: Gas may be expensive, writes Amy Ridenour, but when it comes to price hikes nothing beats the U.S. Postal Service
The road to irrelevance: The John Birch Society in middle age - Part 1: Former John Bircher Erik Jay takes aim at the JBS and how the organization ran itself into the ground
Should conservatives back Bush?: W. James Antle III is of the opinion that George W. Bush was not only a disappointment as governor of Texas but he'll also be a disappointment to conservatives if he becomes president
The Feudal States of North America: Diane Alden examines H.R. 701 and what it means not only to Americans, but Canadians as well
Where have all the feminists gone?: Supporting gun rights is exactly what all feminists should be doing, writes Dr. Michael S. Brown. So where are they?
Sensible gun control: Are the million moms and the NRA both wrong on gun control? Attorney Richard Allen Vinson says a simple law wouldn't punish law-abiding gun owners while cracking down on criminals
Russian enlightenment?: E.G. Ross was right, Russia faces many problems but Michael Miller says people like Andrei Illarionov could lead that country to a brighter future...and make the west look bad at the same time
Gun control by lawsuit: The Clinton Administration's new protection racket: Robin D. Roberts on how the federal government is shaking down gun makers with lawsuits
Extremists want millions more acres fenced off: Not content with the amount of land already under federal control, Vin Suprynowicz reports that environmentalists want millions of acres more taken over
The once and future missile defense: Joe Schembrie weighs in on the missile defense system America had once and the one it may yet still deploy
Submarines -- Not just another "career path": Why is Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig considering assigning women to submarines? Former sub officer Charles Bloomer attempts to answer that question
Toward a civil society: Lawrence W. Reed argues that a civil society will only come about when citizens get serious about reducing government programs and using their own initiative
How Bush can win: W. James Antle III isn't a big fan of George W. Bush but he does have some advice if Dubya wants to win in November
No good deed goes unpunished: Tom DeLay is facing a RICO lawsuit filed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Paul Weyrich says after all he's done for Republicans, DeLay deserves all the support he can get
Politics before science: Are environmentalists waging a plastic campaign against plastics?: Daniel T. Oliver on the undeclared war by environmentalists against plastic
Stand and deliver dangerous minds: Bill Clinton wants to organize home schooled children? Diane Alden's experience in the public education system doesn't endear her to the prospect
In defense of nudie bars: Non-patron A.C. Kleinheider takes the Supreme Court to task over a recent ruling regarding strip clubs
Who speaks for thee? (At the U.N.): Once again the average person is not represented at a major United Nations conference. Henry Lamb fills you in on what you'll be missing
The politician's guide to the gun control issue: Dr. Michael S. Brown "advises" politicians on how to present the gun control issue to the masses
Rape, or disappointing sex?: Was popular Macomb County Sheriff William H. Hackel a rapist or was he just guilty of disappointing sex? On April 27, he was convicted of rape. Karen De Coster weighs in on the verdict
States to sell 'tobacco bonds'?: If the tobacco companies go under because of all the judgments against them, what happens to their deals with the states? Vin Suprynowicz reports on a new scheme being considered by state treasurers
Nominations for confirmations: John Nowacki warns of a possible Republican deal with Democrats involving a trade of several judicial nominees for "cooperation" on another matter. We all know how successful those deals have been
The myth of over-population : Contrary to popular belief, over-population isn't the problem facing the world, writes Antonia Feitz. One day it may be the exact opposite
The antidote for zoning: the "Coming to the Nuisance" doctrine : Lawyer David Willenski proposes that we eliminate zoning laws, which only serve to punish developers, in favour of the Coming to the Nuisance doctrine
Tell the truth, get a "SLAPP": Elaine Donnelly told the truth about some female aviators in the U.S. Navy and is now being sued by one of them. What's worse, says former naval officer Charles Bloomer, is that the Navy is all but publicly supporting the suit
US markets and depression: Will America's economy enter into a depression after a market crash? Most say no but Gerard Jackson is taking a decidedly contrarian point of view
The effects of the Clinton Administration now a harsh reality: The Elian Gonzalez raid merely cements what has been a trend. Privacy and the rights of the citizenry are on the decline, concludes Lisa Dean, and Americans don't seem to care
The New Unionism and the new politics: Public sector unions use new clout to influence public policy: Leo Troy reports that unions are increasingly sophisticated in both their organizing and public policy goals
American not-so-greatness: Jonah Goldberg argued recently that America should use its might to bring democracy to Africa. The problem? Joe Schembrie says America would hardly be a model for that continent
Election year lull: Erik Jay reviews what happened during the primary season and comes away unimpressed with pretty well everyone and everything
We are all shepherds: A. C. Kleinheider writes on April 20, 1999 and the blame game that continues to be played over the actions of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold
Another environmentalist threat: The industry that sustained the hometown of Enter Stage Right for a century, nickel mining, is being attacked environmentalists. Sudbury, Ontario resident Steve Martinovich responds
Rep. Watts takes a stand for low income communities: Nicholas Sanchez discusses J.C. Watt's American Community Renewal Act and why there's a good chance Bill Clinton would sign it
Animal dogma: Steven M. Wise's Rattling the Cage is garnering praise and good reviews from all quarters. Roger Banks has a different take on the book
Green religion on the defensive: Religious environmentalist groups fighting each other? Henry Lamb fills us in on that as well as other things we need to know about them
Of the lawyers, by the lawyers...: Vin Suprynowicz details some egregious class action suits and calls for reforms for the legal industry
Converting the masses: The Canadian government's campaign on behalf of its gun registration presses on with new entreaties to gun owners. Scott Carpenter comments on one meeting between bureaucrats and gun owners
Tales from the Internet, Part 3 - Sez who?: Erik Jay continues his series on clear thinking and the Internet with a look at investigating hoaxes
What a difference a Bush administration would make: Andy Sere praises the things that George W. Bush would do differently than Al Gore
The Elian snatch and what it could mean to you: Kimberley Jane Wilson wishes Fidel Castro had picked up Elian Gonzalez back in November before the now infamous INS raid
Passing shadows: Joe Schembrie warns that the pessimism over the INS raid at the Gonzalez family home is unwarranted. Good things are on the horizon
Tidbits ESR gives you the news items that you may have missed...or the ones the newspapers, magazines, or TV anchors didn't think you needed to hear
Farmers for economic freedom Updates about farmers fighting for economic freedom in western Canada
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Earth is Flat Award/Vinegar in Freedom Award

Lingua Publicus

June 2000

Editorial
Why Al Gore will be president: Joe Schembrie is resolute: Al Gore will be the next president of the United States. Who else is going to pardon Bill Clinton?
Why the government is attacking Microsoft: Why is the U.S. government targeting Microsoft? Alan Caruba explains that there is a common philosophy behind that other actions by the Clinton administration
A Canadian first: Things are going badly for Canada's gun registry agency, says Scott Carpenter. While that's that good, even better is that the average Canadian appears to be giving the system the raspberry
With all its frustrations, the U.S. two party system is best: Slag it all you want, America's two party system actually avoids the problems that many other countries -- like Israel -- have, writes Paul M. Weyrich
OSHA would ban cookie-lifting: Vin Suprynowicz says a recent defeat of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new ergonomic rules is a victory for the country
"For the sake of the children": What's the difference between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to increasing the size of government? The answer, according to Lisa Dean, is none
Biotechnology: Putting an end to world hunger: Biotechnology promises to alleviate starvation and disease but environmentalists are opposed to it because of illogical reasons, writes Michael J. Centrone
The World Government Constitution - Part 3: Antonia Feitz continues her look at the Constitution for the Federation of Earth with a look at the proposed bureaucracy it promotes
Fire storm in the west: Diane Alden has a deep appreciation for the big country beyond the Mississippi and the Missouri, country in danger from the people who are destroying it while administering it
Warning! Do not read this article while showering!: Shelley McKinney rolls her eyes at some of the moron level advice you can find on your favourite consumer products
Plight of women often linked to human rights violations, cultural norms and ignorance: Carol Devine-Molin on the plight of women around the world and what needs to be done to help them
Organically-grown food not necessarily better for you: If you are one of those who thinks organic food is better than the "regular" stuff, John K. Carlisle has a surprise for you
If judicial activism is the means, the end is not justified: Conservative or liberal rulings are both bad, says Thomas Jipping, because making policy isn't the job of the courts
Groveling for a legacy: U.S. President Bill Clinton's trip to Europe last week failed to get much done besides irritate or anger his various hosts, writes Charles Bloomer
Spare the pests. Kill the people!: Millions around the world die because of pests every year, yet the EPA announces a recall of Dursban. Alan Caruba wants to know the scientific reason for the move
Dumb, dumb, dumb: While we had a laugh about Al Gore as Tennessee slum lord, Nicholas Sanchez urges caution: George W. Bush's past isn't exactly pristine
'Oh, did we cite you under the health regulations?': Vin Suprynowicz reports that Dan Paripovich served in the Special Forces in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War but he met his toughest opponent in Las Vegas
Certain immutable principles: W. James Antle III weighs in on the fight between Charles A. Morse and the supporters of Jared Taylor in the pages of ESR
Dear John Rocker...: If John Rocker ever returns to the bigs, he'll need a publicist. Joe Roessler is offering his services
Grandma, what a big lawsuit you have!: Shelley McKinney weighs in on the rights of grandparents and the decision in the Granville v. Troxel case made by the U.S. Supreme Court last week
The World Government Constitution, Part 2: Antonia Feitz continues her look at the constitution favoured by the one world government crowd
Candidate Lazio owes debt of gratitude to selfless DioGuardi: Paul Weyrich is the opinion that if Rick Lazio does beat Hillary Clinton later this year, he owes at least part of his victory to Joe DioGuardi
Rescue men too: Skepticism about neo-feminism: Maureen Dowd wants to complain about the rejection of feminism by women? Joe Schembrie wants to complain about a few things too
Kissing dating good-bye: Isabel Lyman explores the trend among some teens to reject dating in favour of more old fashioned ways of finding love
Outside the border of reasonable choices: Sean Hackbarth discusses the June 1 decision rejecting an asylum application for Elian Gonzalez and calls for the Congress to take action
Gene Giacumbo goes through the looking-glass: Corruption, says Philip K. Kelly Jr., cuts a wide swath both inside and outside the Teamster's union as Gene Giacumbo found out
Time for a 'fat tax' on Wendy's, McDonald's?: Vin Suprynowicz was a little suspicious of a two-day federal nutrition and health summit in Washington, D.C. and asks why the government cares what Americans eat. The answer should be obvious
Global warming hype heats up: A meeting this month in Bonn, Germany, is sure to get a whole new series of articles written about the global warming, writes Henry Lamb
Constitutional counterpunch: A recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision has enraged feminists and represents a victory against government, says A.C. Kleinheider
The shrunken presidency: Peace and wealth reigns in America today so why isn't Al Gore riding high in the polls? Joe Schembrie says the Vice President can thank his boss
Military readiness -- ready for what?: Charles Bloomer reminds military brass and the Clinton administration that any reform of the military must be based on some basic principles
Moms with guns: The family that shoots together...Diane Alden's son is happy to know that his mother owns and knows how to use firearms
Term-limiting federal spending: Greg Kaza reports that the same people who believe in term limits are also the same people who believe in cutting federal spending. The problem? Living up to their word means some are retiring this year
Empowering people or government?: Ralph Nader and the Green Party talk a good talk, but W. James Antle III says they've confused their slogan for a philosophy...and neither was good to begin with
Judiciary-selling GOP senators deserve to be thrown out: Thomas L. Jipping reports that a seat on the Federal Election Commission continues to rise in price with the average citizen to foot the bill
Don't toss that television!: Yeah, it's filled with dreck, but Erik Jay says the television still has some redeeming features so don't go throwing it out just yet
The World Government Constitution - Part 1: Proof that socialists are fools: We think it's fairly obvious Antonia Feitz thinks the one world government crowd is out to lunch, but we'll let her speak for herself
Canadian gunfight headed for dramatic showdown: The war over gun control in Canada will soon come to a head with planned civil disobedience. Dr. Michael S. Brown says it would do Americans well to watch what happens in Canada to find out what will happen in the United States one day
Microsoft: Waiting for the Storm Troopers?: Joe Schembrie asks: If the government could launch a raid to "rescue" Elian Gonzalez, why not a raid against Microsoft to "save" American consumers?
Boulder leads Colorado as capital of weirdness: Recent events have convinced Nicholas Sanchez that Boulder, Colorado truly is the capital of weirdness
Employers can no longer refuse deadly jobs: The Americans with Disabilities Act once again leads to an incredibly bone-headed court decision, writes Vin Suprynowicz
Chasing the nuclear-free utopia: Charles Bloomer says that recent announcements about cutting nuclear arms are nothing but fluff
Where's the outrage for Glenda?: When children shoot each other it's on the news for days but Glenda Ann Bradley's death merited no public outrage, says Henry Lamb
Conservatives can surmount media's liberal bias: If you can't get through something, go around. Robert McFarland tells you how
The road to irrelevance - Part 2: My Birch Society saga: The first part of Erik Jay's series on the John Birch Society earned him so much e-mail that he decided to end it at two. Find out why
Powerful judiciary is at stake in presidential election: America's judiciary may have been weak two centuries ago, but Thomas Jipping says that's changed...making this year's election all that much more important
Education Secretary Riley declares English obsolete: Bilingualism only hurts children, says Nicholas Stix, and a plan of action by Richard Riley to cut the dropout rate among Hispanic youths is misguided at best
Biting the hand that feeds them: The New Class may hammer capitalism -- so to speak -- but they could only exist because of it, writes W. James Antle III
Tales from a New York Republican activist: Rick Lazio may have started far behind Hillary Clinton in the polls, but Carol Devine-Molin details his subsequent rise and why it happened
Got freedom?: Human Resources Development Canada has 60 billion pieces of information about Canadians in a giant database. That's something that worries Scott Carpenter
Beyond the rule of law: Diane Alden doesn't want to hear the term "rule of law" anymore from the chattering classes. Today it means only what the government says it means
A matter of degree: The Holy American Empire, Elian, and the Cold Warriors: What's the difference between America and nations like Cuba? A.C. Kleinheider says it isn't that big
Tidbits ESR gives you the news items that you may have missed...or the ones the newspapers, magazines, or TV anchors didn't think you needed to hear
Farmers for economic freedom Updates about farmers fighting for economic freedom in western Canada
Site of the Month
Earth is Flat Award/Vinegar in Freedom Award

Lingua Publicus

July 2000

Editorial
Has your bookshelf been approved by the BATF?: John Ross, the author of Unintended Consequences, gets the same treatment from the federal government that his book warns about, writes Vin Suprynowicz
Advice to legislators looking at genetic maps: Take the road less traveled: Lisa S. Dean offers advice to the politicians crafting legislation in the age of the gene
What Bill should tell the U.N.: It would never happen, but Henry Lamb has a speech he would like U.S. President Bill Clinton to read at the U.N. Millennium Assembly in September
Info on Supreme Court website is controversial: The official web site of the U.S. Supreme Court tells visitors what the intent of the court is. Thomas L. Jipping thinks otherwise
Al Gore's gasoline lies: If Al Gore loses in November, says Alan Caruba, it should be because of all the lies he and his cronies have told over the issue of gasoline
The Canada Pyramid Plan continues to crumble: Canada's vaunted pension system is breaking under its own weight, says Walter Robinson, and Canadians have no reason to trust their government to fix the problem
Acceptance speech of presidential candidate Harry Browne: Proving that there is an alternative to the Republicans and Democrats, Libertarian Party presidential candidate Harry Browne tells you why your ballot should have his name checked off
Who's aborting the Bush campaign?: Why is Al Gore narrowing the gap between him and George W. Bush in the polls? Joe Schembrie says it's because of the abortion question
The real Slim Shady: The 60s and Generation "M": A.C. Kleinheider asks the origin of today's culture, and its victims, to please stand up, please stand up
Shameless compromisers: Diane Alden takes to task the men and women who made sure Oklahoma Senator Don Nickles' amendment to limit the use of the Executive Order was killed
Absolutely shocking! Banning guns and children's literature: Will books like Charlotte's Web and To Kill A Mockingbird one day be banned in schools because you can find guns in them? Shelley McKinney fears that might happen
Is the NSA eavesdropping again?: Paul M. Weyrich was no fan of Senator Frank Church, but it looks like he was justified in going after the National Security Agency for spying on Americans. The problem? The NSA might be at it again
Drug Czar aims to infiltrate Hollywood: We've already got product placements in today's movies, so why not anti-drug messages? Vin Suprynowicz weighs in on Barry McCaffrey's latest plan
The American Legacy Foundation's "Truth Campaign":  Using tobacco funds for anti-smoking ads: When the tobacco industry settled several lawsuits in 1998, it agreed to fund the American Legacy Foundation. But are the advertising efforts of the $1.45 billion foundation serving the public interest? Martin Morse Wooster investigates
The Americans who risked nothing: You've read all the stories of what happened to the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, now read Joe Schembrie's version of the men who risked nothing at all
Sensible gun laws: On the face of it, a call for sensible gun laws seems a reasonable thing. Dr. Michael S. Brown tells us differently by looking at all the "sensible" legislation already passed
What a fine lesson that would be: The Pythagorean Theorem has 24 words. America's regulations concerning the sale of cabbage has...well, let Kevin Avram tell you
I love men: Despite claims to the contrary, the average man won't be wilding like jerks in New York's Central Park did recently, says Shelley McKinney
Spike Lee and The Patriot: Spike Lee has a point, The Patriot is insulting towards its portrayals of blacks, but Stuart Buck also says the director went too far with his other comments
We did not fight for a nation...we already had one: A.C. Kleinheider wades into the continuing battle over The Patriot by addressing whether the Revolutionary War created a nation or was fought on behalf of one which already existed
Bryant Gumbel, this is your sorry life: Bryant Gumbel wants to call Robert Knight of the Family Research Council something we can't repeat here? Nathan Porter responds
Why spending matters: W. James Antle III wonders if its even worth attacking George W. Bush for wanting to increase federal spending considering recent history
Teachers skin deep, union to the bone: How the National Education Association manages its image: Mike Antonucci investigates the question of where the loyalty of teachers really rests: the National Education Association or their students
The two most threadbare 'gun control' lies: Vin Suprynowicz once and for all dismantles two of the most commonly heard lies that gun control advocates use
Enviro-terrorism must be stopped: The members of groups like Earth Liberation Front are not political activists, writes Scott Tibbs, but terrorists
Doomsday on hold: Republicans should end their love of doom and gloom politics, says Joe Schembrie, if for no other reason than that it doesn't work
Order on the court?: Recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court have highlighted how important the November election really us, says W. James Antle III
"Power-Judging" in the Supreme Court: And now the student has become the master. Thomas L. Jipping explains that comment and how it relates to the US Supreme Court
Those poor, dumb Amish folk: Apparently city folk -- a university professor in particular -- think they need to educate the Amish in how to raise their children safely. Shelley McKinney tells us "English" to leave them alone
McCain pushing for "disclosure" of contributions: Disclosure is generally a fine idea, writes Paul M. Weyrich, but not always. John McCain's fight for more disclosure will end up harming the system, not mend it
The era of asymmetric threats: The need for a missile defense system is just the beginning: Worried about all the threats to the United States? Have you heard of asymmetric threats? Carol Devine-Molin fills us in
Freedom insurance: The way firearm ownership should be viewed: Dr. Jeremy Blanks argues that gun ownership -- in the hands of the law abiding -- is a boon to society
The Patriot and why they really fought: Although critics of The Patriot say it isn't real history, Joe Schembrie points out that there is a difference between technical truth and substantive truth
The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men: Isabel Lyman reviews Christina Hoff Sommers' new book, the latest entry in the debate over how young men should behave
The hypocrisy of the ACLU : The American Civil Liberties Union deserves praise for some of the fights they've undertaken on behalf of the U.S. Constitution, but their position on the Second Amendment is purely hypocritical, writes Dr. Jeremy Blanks
Race baiting still a Clinton tactic: Dare to oppose a judicial appointee who happens to be a minority? Bill Clinton will respond with racial baiting. So much for his combating divisiveness, says John Nowacki
It's a gas, man!: Blame the oil companies if you want, Alan Caruba says the real cause of high gas prices is none other than the government...and there's a reason behind it
The evils that follow the passage of "The Internet Gambling Prohibition Act of 1999": Lisa S. Dean decries the latest attempt by government to protect us from ourselves. Problem is, the treatment is worse than the disease
The trouble with Canadians: Many Canadians will agree that there is a need for some gun control, says Scott Carpenter, because they've never fully thought out the issue of what a right really is
Free trade gone mad: Steve Farrell says that the style of free trade agreements being promoted today are the same ones that earned the support of Karl Marx
IRS fine at asking questions, but not answering them: The case of Steven M. Beresford v. the IRS proves one thing, the moment you challenge them about the income tax, the moment their standard party line changes, writes Vin Suprynowicz
Voting on principle: It may sound bad, but Lewis J. Goldberg thinks it's a good idea to abandon principle and vote for George W. Bush. No matter what you think of him, he's much better than Al Gore
The Americans who risked everything: Just in time for America's Independence Day, a classic piece by Rush H. Limbaugh Jr. on the fate of the men who created the freest nation in history
Internet content IPOs: Conservatives need not apply: Wall Street is making it possible for liberal magazines to gain the hearts and minds of web surfers, Joe Schembrie argues
The thin veil of civilization: Your sports team just won the championship? Time for a riot! Peter Shaw takes a look at what he thinks can stop the slide of civilization
Clinton v. the Constitution: The United States v. Emerson promises to be one of the most important decisions the Supreme Court will ever issue, says Dr. Michael S. Brown
Ralph Nader's Green Party platform: Alan Caruba explores what's in the Green Party platform. Besides Ralph Nader, it could be mistaken for the platform of another candidate for president
Two-legged stool: Leo K. O'Drudy, III bemoans the passage of the latest hate crimes legislation by the U.S. Senate as the further growth of the Leviathan.
An interview with Buchanan: Bill Barnwell bumps into Pat Buchanan of the Reform Party and while he doesn't agree with everything he says, he does have to admit he likes the guy
Saving your own life shouldn't be a crime: Indy race car driver Bobby Unser relates what happens when he got lost a few years ago and the government wanted to charge him for entering a wilderness area
Law enforcement is being trained to kill vs. protect: The continuing militarization of police is changing their mandate, writes Lisa S. Dean, thanks to the Clinton Administration
A dunce cap for Joe Chicago: Although Paul Vallas' heart is in the right place, Shelley McKinney says Chicago's teachers have no place trying to enforce good parenting
Sovereignty no match for WTO: Henry Lamb looks at reaction to Ron Paul's attempt to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organization
The right not to be offended?: Scott Tibbs discusses the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision banning prayer before football games and what he thinks the Founders really meant
Political culture wars: Contrasting the two major parties: Carol Devine-Molin explores what the difference is between America's two major parties
Book club review: Feeding the hand that baits you: Erik Jay is a member of the Quality Paperback Book Club...but not for long. He'd prefer sending his money to people who at least share his beliefs
Tidbits ESR gives you the news items that you may have missed...or the ones the newspapers, magazines, or TV anchors didn't think you needed to hear
Farmers for economic freedom Updates about farmers fighting for economic freedom in western Canada
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Earth is Flat Award/Vinegar in Freedom Award

Lingua Publicus

August 2000

Editorial
Pharmaceutical blackmail: Why are Michael and Jill Carroll in danger of losing their child? Because they want him off drugs, writes Vin Suprynowicz
Australia: Democracy, or tin-pot dictatorship?: As you enjoy the Olympics in Sydney this year, Australian Antonia Feitz wants you to know that the army has been given permission to use lethal force to suppress "domestic violence." What's domestic violence?
Democrats 2000: Divided and defensive they stand: Shelley McKinney watches the Democratic National Convention and is not surprised by how fragmented that party really is
Time to loosen up, Al: Al Gore reminds Nicholas Sanchez of Richard Nixon. The former president and Gore seem to share one trait: uncomfortableness in one's own skin
Dignity redux: This year's election hinges on one issue, writes Peter Fusco, and that issue is dignity. Al Gore doesn't bring much to the table
The issue that will crush Gore (plus two more): Alan Caruba agrees about issue of dignity but adds two more to the mix and predicts Gore will lose because of them
How to succeed in economics without really trying: Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention proves that after eight years in the big chair, he's still the same Orwellian double talker, says Joe Schembrie
A review of It's My Party: A Republican's Messy Love Affair With the GOP: Steve Martinovich review's Peter Robinson's love letter to the Republican Party
Run on the real record: Al Gore has a problem. One of the things he must do is run on Bill Clinton's record, says W. James Antle III, which will be a curse
What's happening at the U.N.?: So what will happen at the Millennium Assembly and Summit next month? Will it be the end of humanity or are the doomsday prophets out to lunch? Henry Lamb says the truth is somewhere in between
Raynard Johnson and the ghosts of Mississippi: The recent suicide of a young black man in Mississippi brings up many painful memories of the past for people, writes Kimberley Jane Wilson
Solving the health care crisis will take imagination: Canada's vaunted health care system is under severe pressure and Steven Martinovich thinks most of the solutions proposed lack imagination
Suddenly religion matters to the media: After years of largely ignoring the issue, Nicholas Sanchez is wondering why the media is obsessing over religion and the fact that Joe Lieberman is Jewish
What are the Democrats scared of?: The ground is already being laid, writes Stuart Buck, for the Republican Party to be declared anti-Semitic
Hillary's choice: Joe Lieberman: Joe Schembrie wonders who really picked Joe Lieberman as Al Gore's running mate, Gore or Hillary Clinton. The answer may lie in who has the most to gain from the selection
Buchanan 2000: What went wrong: Though it might be hard to believe these days, Pat Buchanan was once newsworthy. W. James Antle III has a few opinions about what went wrong
Military theater: George W. Bush has come under fire for saying that two entire divisions in the U.S. Army aren't ready to fight if needed. Mike Wasylik says the situation is even more dire
What Bill of Rights?: What happens when the federal government doesn't like a law directly approved by the people? In the case of medically approved marijuana use, simply ignore the Bill of Rights, writes Vin Suprynowicz
The problem with the Senate: While the U.S. Senate has some good Republicans in it, it has a problem. Paul M. Weyrich says some jobs are being filled by the wrong people
Why America is burning: Why is the western United States burning right now? Look no further than the failed policies of the Clinton administration, argues Henry Lamb
The tragedy of gun free zones: What's Dr. Michael S. Brown's problem with gun free zones? It seems you're more likely to get shot in one of them
A run for the border: There has been a lot of talk about all the people coming to the United States to earn a high standard of living but Diane Alden questions why the story of the exodus of wealthy people hasn't been told
Does gun control equal crime control?: Supporters of gun control always cite a desire for a reduction in crime for their actions, but Dr. Jeremy Blanks can't see any correlation between what they do and the end result
Union card for green card: The radical vanguard in the Los Angeles labor movement: Organized labour has always been against increased immigration. That fact has Lloyd Billingsley interested in what's happening in Los Angeles
Twelve key policy points from Bush's speech: Joe Schembrie explores some major points in George W. Bush's acceptance speech and comes away...well, read on to find out
Bush: Our best bet: One half of him hated the convention and George W. Bush while the other half can't wait for the victory party. W. James Antle III comes around to support Dubya since there is no one else from the right with a shot at winning
Judged by the content of their message: The minorities you saw on television during the convention don't reflect the actual make-up of the Republican Party, but Steve Martinovich says the party is improving. There is still yet more work to do though
The big bash: Republicans are bad but the Democrats are worse: Diane Alden is unimpressed by either party but when it comes down to it, less damage would be done if the Republicans recaptured the White House
Lunch with Oprah: Shelley McKinney sits down to have lunch with Oprah and comes away a better person for it. Even if she can't afford the $220 pajamas on page 189
Brazil: Will it be the next Cuba?: Proving that bad ideas travel just as well as good ones, Paul M. Weyrich writes about Brazil's solution to escalating lawlessness and how it could spread to the rest of South America
Brownouts and blackouts: Power crisis in California : A power crisis in California is just what U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson was hoping for so his environmentalist agenda can be advanced, says Alan Caruba
The FBI credibility gap: E-mail capturing device Carnivore will only be used under strict rules and court orders, says the FBI. Notra Trulock probably doesn't find the agency all that credible, responds Charles Bloomer
Reclaiming ownership of public policy : Now that Canada's politicians have gone home for the summer, says Walter Robinson, the debate over how the nation is governed should begin
European observations on US public education: Is Europe the home of school choice? Dr. Dirk C. van Raemdonck says the school scene in America reminds him of medieval feudalism
Unbridled Joy: The Verse of Joy Skilmer: Conservative poetry? Steve Martinovich reviews the efforts of the surprising author behind a recently released collection of prose
Thoughts on thinking: Summer ramblings from northern pastures: Scott Carpenter explores whether "group think" or "wrong thinking" is responsible for the spread of collectivism
Global governance is global socialism: If you think Henry Lamb is overstating his case with the provocative title of this piece, wait until you read why he did it. The proof is out there
Could they really have done it on purpose?: America's public schools aren't failing, on the contrary they are doing exactly what they are supposed to: indoctrinate Americans into the cult of government. Vin Suprynowicz looks at the writings of John Taylor Gatto
Why George W. chose Cheney: Nicholas Sanchez and Leo K. O'Drudy, III weigh in Dubya's decision to pick Dick Cheney as his running mate
Cheney the 'safe' choice: Are they never satisfied?: The media derides Bush's choice for veep as "safe" but Lewis J. Goldberg thinks the selection of Dick Cheney was a wise one
Cheney: The un-Clinton: W. James Antle III doesn't mind Dick Cheney at all because he's nothing like Bill Clinton and Al Gore. A Bush-Cheney administration wouldn't want to feel America's pain
The music business: Moral bankruptcy leads to monetary bankruptcy: Using Napster to pirate music is morally wrong but Joe Schembrie has little sympathy for the music industry given their history
The coming media epiphany: If George W. Bush wins on November 7, writes Charles Bloomer, you can expect the media will rediscover their purpose. But only if he wins
They're reading our mail: Vin Suprynowicz believes it's a dubious proposition to believe that the FBI won't abuse its Carnivore e-mail snooping system
Is it time to swing back to the conservatives?: Recent good news for conservatives around the world may mean a swing back to conservatism among electorates, says Paul M. Weyrich
The US economy: a lesson from the twenties?: "New economy" or not, Gerard Jackson thinks that what happened in the 1920s might be instructive to what may happen in America's economy in the near future
The apathy of the voting public: Shelley McKinney states that voter apathy may play a role in deciding who is the next president of the United States. The outcome isn't attractive
Loss of liberty more evident than ever: A lack of resolve and fear of Bill Clinton by the Republicans has caused hundreds liberal judges to be appointed, says Thomas L. Jipping
The greatest threat to our freedom: This new century promises an expansion of freedom, writes Alan Caruba, but only if action is taken right now against un-elected officials trying to plan the future of the world
Hurrah for the chains: It's vogue to attack the 1950s for any number of reasons but Michael R. Allen defends the decade for its popularization of the commercial chain
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September 2000

Editorial
RATS -- The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy strikes again!: Joe Schembrie fesses up: a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy does exist and is trying to manipulate weak-minded voters into voting for George W. Bush
Let them debate: Steve Martinovich is tired of the excuses. Let Pat Buchanan, Ralph Nader and Harry Browne into the debates to make it interesting. That and it would merely serve to promote a real dialogue
Clinton's legacy already defined: Pointy heads arguing about Bill Clinton's legacy can give it a rest. Lisa Dean knows exactly what it is
President who?: It is entirely possible that Al Gore and George W. Bush receive the same number of electoral votes. Bruce Walker explores what could happen if that comes to pass
"What I said was not what I said when I said it...": Democratic Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney took foot A and placed it in mouth B recently, writes Shelley McKinney, earning her few friends in her own party
Is Gore dragging Bush leftward?: Angie Wheeler has a warning for George W. Bush: Sound like Al Gore and you risk giving him more validity with voters
Bush's 'different kind' of environmentalism: Steve Farrell explores what George W. Bush means when he claims to be a different kind of conservative. As you can expect, it's not good
America's Middle East linchpin under siege: Think the Shah of Iran's fall created problems for the West? Steve Martinovich reviews A Portrait of Egypt: A Journey Through the World of Militant Islam and comes away real worried
The radicalization of America's gun culture: America's gun owners can only be squeezed so much, writes Dr. Michael S. Brown, before things begin to happen. It's only a matter of time
Were the founders a pack of thieves?: Where America's Founding Fathers merely a pack of thieves? It's a hard truth but Vin Suprynowicz says that some of them were indeed thieves
Dubya and the courts: Don't get too excited: Douglas Newman isn't convinced by arguments that George W. Bush needs to win in order to safeguard America's judicial system. Judging by their records, neither Bush nor the Republicans have much to brag about
Republicans should learn from Lazio: Remember Rick Lazio? Nicholas Sanchez says his performance against Hillary Clinton should be a lesson in how to debate for other Republican candidates
Whatever happened to limited government?: W. James Antle III wants to know what happened to the Constitution's guarantee of limited government because the way things look now, there's not much actually being limited
The scene of the thought crime: David Bardallis goes stream of consciousness with thoughts on RATS, Gloria Steinem, the elderly and Fidel Castro...among other things
The trillion dollar propaganda machine: If George W. Bush actually wins the election in November, it will be because he managed to overcome the propaganda efforts of a trillion dollar industry, writes Joe Schembrie
Major-league media offensiveness: W. James Antle III says George W. Bush was wrong to call reporter Adam Clymer an a-----e. He should have used that word to describe all journalists
Will Bush bounce back?: Paul Weyrich wonders whether the George W. Bush train has finally derailed or is it just another bump in the road for the GOP's favourite son
The fading of feminism: Ally McBeal didn't put the stake in the heart of feminism, but the recent marriage of Gloria Steinem certainly proves the TV character is more real to women then that movement, writes Timothy Rollins
Arming the United Nations: Charles Bloomer has some questions he would like to be answered before a United Nations rapid deployment force is organized
Environmentalism: A globalist tool for tyranny: There is nothing wrong with keeping the place clean, says Steve Farrell, but the average person should be responsible for sweeping up after themselves and not the United Nations
Hunger in America: Lies, damn lies and statistics: What is this week's media crusade? Why hunger of course. Erik Jay has a problem with how the issue is being reported by the media
AOL censors out Second Amendment rights: Leading online provider America Online seems to think that guns are equivalent to child pornography, writes Lisa Dean, which means users of that service are being prevented from buying and selling arms and ammunition
Talk is cheap: George S. Kulas is less than impressed by the words of George W. Bush and Al Gore when it comes to America's military readiness. It's time for action
Time: The true tax burden: Taxation isn't simply a question of money, writes Bruce Walker, but also about something even more important: time
Nevadans may get to vote on state income tax: Vin Suprynowicz details an attempt by teachers in Nevada to bring in a state income tax, something that is illegal. How are they doing it? By not calling it an income tax
Pitman Tom: Kevin Avram's childhood and the characters that populated his small town has helped understand why people dislike partisanship
Class warfare quiz: Capitalist tool or Dick Gephardt? Find out which one you are by taking Stephen Moore's class warfare quiz!
George W. making promises let's hope he won't keep: It's happened again. Whenever a Republican is running neck and neck with a Democrat, they inevitably develop the affliction known as "Me too-ism." Nicholas Sanchez fills us in about the disease
China now menaces the world's oil supply: Nuclear weapons, a large military, plans to radically expand the size of their navy, aggressive posturing, espionage. If that isn't enough, don't forget China also could significantly disrupt the world's oil supply, writes Joe Schembrie
The fiscal responsibility facade: If you listen to the Democrats, you'd think they were the paladins of fiscal responsibility. W. James Antle III knows better
How the "Green Machine" took control: Henry Lamb details how the environmentalist movement took control of public policy away at all levels of government, national and international
Pestilential, preposterous PETA: Shelley McKinney takes on PETA and it's assaults on Rosie O'Donnell, Rudy Giuliani and Christianity. Have a hamburger while you're reading it
The attack on our submarines: It's not a question of whether women are fit to serve their nation, explains Charles Bloomer on the issue of placing them in submarines, but whether their service would make things better or worse
Clinton strives to secure a legacy: What does Bill Clinton want as his legacy? Paul Weyrich says it's not what he's done in the past, but what he wants to do in the future that he's hanging his name on
Is USDA an 'out-of-control muenster'?: It was bad enough when Europeans got their bureaucrats to work on the free market, but now it's happening in the United States as well, writes Vin Suprynowicz
It's all in the family: The National Education Association is a union, states Ed Rauchut, which means they advocate for their members and not education
United we stand: No habla Ingles? No problema! Thanks to Executive Order 13166, not speaking English is a protected right, says Timothy Rollins
Scouts at the barricades: The argument isn't whether the Boy Scouts are right in banning gays from joining, writes John Guthmiller, but whether they have the right to do so
Jubilee year for deadbeat tyrants?: Erik Jay considers a Clinton plan to wipe out the debts of third world nations and what a move like that really means
Turning on "The Capitalism Show": Now that Richard Hatch has won on CBS' Survivor, Joe Schembrie thinks that network television should create a game show to explain capitalism
Kursk: A trust betrayed: The tragedy of the sinking of the Kursk was the deaths of 118 brave men. The reality of what happened during the rescue attempt shows Russia has a long way to go before they reclaim the mantle of superpower, writes Charles Bloomer
An open letter to George W. Bush: Is George W. Bush losing faith in his ability to beat Al Gore? Peter J. Fusco has a few things to say to the GOP nominee for president
The greatest document of the American gun debate: Dr. Michael S. Brown reviews some of the documents which have pondered the Second Amendment and has come up with what he thinks is the best to date
It's a good thing music doesn't affect anyone: Rage Against the Machine answers those critics who say music doesn't affect people, writes Thomas L. Jipping
Destroyer of worlds: The pagan utopia of environmentalism and its supporters in government is increasingly being challenged by the average person, says Diane Alden
Romantic criminals, criminal romantics: The regulation of the Internet shows the dichotomy between the law and order conservatives and those who resist using the total power of the state to fight crime, writes Paul Fallavollita
Sanctifying the expansion of federal power: Vin Suprynowicz reviews the career of journalist Jim Bovard and his fight to expose the truth behind big government
A Reckoning With Destiny: Joyce Mucci reviews Jack Cashill's 2006: The Chautauqua Rising, a book she says is filled with characters she'd be happy to invite over for Sunday dinner
If birth control were retroactive...: Shelley McKinney weighs in on the increasing stupidity of popular culture and getting $5 000 to name your child IUMA
All about the bounce: Timothy Rollins explains the bounce that Al Gore received after the Democratic convention, one that he wasn't at all impressed by
Global warming? Nevermind!: Dr. James E. Hansen is proven wrong about global warming and carbon dioxide. His response? Alan Caruba says it's not too dissimilar to Saturday Night Live's Emily Litella
On revealing Reagan: The love letters of Ronald and Nancy Reagan may be considered too saccharine these days, but W. James Antle III praises them for what they say about love then and what it is today
Shouldn't we repeal the gun laws ... if it'll save a single child?: Fourteen year old Jessica Carpenter could have saved two of her family from being murdered in their beds. The problem? Vin Suprynowicz says the guns were locked up because of state laws
Violence Policy Center contradicts Gore: Why has Al Gore stopped talking about gun control during the presidential election? Dr. Michael S. Brown thinks it may have something to do with the Violence Policy Center
Where there is fire, someone is blowing smoke: A.C. Kleinheider says that the last thing we need is the state getting involved in matters of raising children even more than they already are
Rapid retroactive Republican revenue rebate: Bruce Walker argues that George W. Bush and the rest of the Republicans should promote and make reality a permanent tax cut. Enough abstract arguments, just appeal to a person's self-interest
Plans for Dubya: A visit to George W. Bush's web site reveals a comprehensive set of plans if he gets elected. Douglas Newman has some suggestions for Bush that make more sense
A letter to Alec Baldwin: If Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger really wants to leave the United States if George W. Bush wins in November, Shelley McKinney has some advice for them
Just War Doctrine: The better choice: Steve Farrell examines the doctrines of Just War and Offensive War. The first used to be the cornerstone of America's foreign policy and earned the respect of the world
Russia's transformation has only just begun: Forget all of those media reports describing Russia as being on the edge. Paul M. Weyrich says what's going on there is simply miraculous
Gore's oil game: Just how dumb are the voters?: Joe Schembrie is of the opinion that Al Gore's call to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is more than a little suspicious
Black gold & green lies: Alan Caruba has pretty well had it with Al Gore's out and out lying about the reasons for high gas prices and what it could mean for the United States
No vote on "The Internet Gambling Prohibition Act": Lisa Dean is happy that the Republican leadership stood up to a few of its own members and refused to allow H.R. 3125 to be put on the calendar for a vote this session
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October 2000

Editorial
Attacking Buchanan...from the right: Pat Buchanan has spent part of his election campaign attacking George W. Bush's integrity. Joe Schembrie decides to return the favour
Has Al Gore lost the election? Yes.: Al Caruba lays it on the line and predicts that come November 7, Americans will reject Al Gore and put George W. Bush in the White House
Autumn, 1942: It came down to one Marine, and one ship: October 26 is a date sacred to many Marines. Vin Suprynowicz tells the story of Mitchell Paige and the USS Washington so you know why
When foreign policy kills: Terrorists may have been responsible for the attack on the USS Cole, but Charles Bloomer says the blame should rest squarely on the shoulders of Bill Clinton
Mideast crisis no reason to vote Gore: Al Gore is trumpeting his foreign policy experience and expertise as one reason to vote for him. W. James Antle III replies that the Clinton administration's work in the Middle East is one reason to vote against him
Bauer calls the GOP Pres. and VP candidates to task: Nicholas Sanchez writes that if you dare to criticize George W. Bush you will feel the wrath of Ann Coulter
Alpha in Wonderland: The Gore campaign is beginning to remind Roger Banks of the adventures of Alice in Wonderland. At a minimum, both contain some inspired fiction
Gore is truly a liar: Thomas L. Jipping argues that Al Gore is a much worse liar than Bill Clinton. While Clinton's lies are usually about private matters, Gore's lies involve public ones
Letting states resolve thorny moral issues: Bruce Walker studies the issue of allowing states to make their own decisions on political issues
How President Bush will transform the world : Why hold an election? Bruce Walker says George W. Bush will win the election next month and he predicts what a Dubya presidency will mean for everyone
New anti-gun strategy doomed to fail: Those fighting against the Second Amendment have adopted a new strategy to get their message out, writes Dr. Michael S. Brown. Lucky for America it's proving to be a colossal failure
Big changes may be in store for Senate: Who takes over the Senate in November? Who knows. Whatever happens, says Paul M. Weyrich, the changes will mean plenty to conservatives even if the Republicans maintain their hold
Mommy, daddy, don't vote Gore!: If her children were old enough to understand the income tax proposals of the GOP and Democrats, Shelley McKinney knows her children would tell her to vote for Dubya
The world has more oil, not less: Alan Caruba argues that the world has never had so much oil waiting to be found, contrary to what people like Al Gore like to tell the public
Energy: A deepening dilemma: The move to so-called clean energy will likely cause tremendous upheaval for America's economy and not even live up to its potential, argues Henry Lamb
Military readiness -- The physical and the intangible: Charles Bloomer is convinced that only a George W. Bush presidency can pull America's military out of the morass it's in
Al Gore's biggest swindle: Al Gore would like to take tens of thousands of dollars from the retirement money of Americans. It's his best con job to date, says Joe Schembrie
Communist China cracks down on Internet companies: Before Republicans slam China over its latest anti-freedom action, they'd better look at one of their own, says Lisa S. Dean. What Bob Goodlatte is pushing for is little different from what China does
Making the case for school vouchers: Americans aren't just electing empty suits in November. Thomas L. Jipping surveys education related policies that will also be on voter's minds across the country
John Gatto's new book: A blockbuster: Samuel L. Blumenfeld gets a sneak peak at John Taylor Gatto's upcoming book on compulsory education and hails it
Of puppy love and gorilla rights: Mark Trapp just doesn't understand people like Dr. Pat Haight. The good doctor is opposed to medical research involving animals
Trudeau and his Communist friends: The world press portrayed Canada's former leader Pierre Elliot Trudeau as a friend of civil liberty, but Jamie Glazov writes that he also had an affection for men who murdered in the name of Communism
Transcript of the October 17, 2000 debate between Al Gore and George W. Bush
They're not "undecided", they're morons: Alan Caruba opines that if you are undecided at this point of the election, you may be a moron. The differences between Al Gore and George W. Bush are just too clear for a voter not to have an opinion
Embracing high performance government: For anyone who thinks the era of smaller government is over, Kevin Avram has one answer: New Zealand
Taxing different kinds of wealth: If Al Gore and friends want to tax wealth then they should tax all wealth, writes Bruce Walker
Where does George W. stand on privacy issues?: Lisa S. Dean is curious to know where George W. Bush stands on several crucial issues including medical privacy and encryption. She's curious because Dubya has largely ignored the issue
Maybe Tipper's a fibber too: Al Gore's performance at the first presidential debate may have showed his wife Tipper as one who also stretches the truth, says Shelley McKinney
This week, the next election and the ballot question: With an election in Canada just weeks away from being announced, Walter Robinson lays out what will happen in the coming days
Will Republicans fight as hard as the Democrats did?: The Democrats have fought tooth and nail to get their judicial nominees installed. Thomas L. Jipping wants to know if the Republicans fight just as hard
Gore did not score!: Despite what the media says, Joe Schembrie knows that George W. Bush won the first presidential debate against Al Gore
Suspected mole coaches Bush: Why did George W. Bush not have the right answers for some questions? Samuel L. Blumenfeld says it's because some in his campaign were trained by the Democrats
Bush weak in the face of Gore attacks: Whatever the reason was for Dubya's performance, W. James Antle III wasn't too pleased with it
A small book with big principles: Isabel Lyman reviews George Grant's The Pocket Patriot, a little book which has some big ideas inside
Americorps: Six years of waste and fraud: Bill Clinton has been praising AmeriCorps as a symbol of his administration. That may be fitting because James Bovard slams it as a nest of waste and fraud
He said, 'If you come on my land, I'll kill you': Why did Garry Watson kill two men and wound two others? Vin Suprynowicz says the answer was obvious even if bureaucrats don't believe in the concept
Polluting conspirator? Koch is not it: Paul Weyrich says that Koch Industries isn't a polluter and there is more to the charges laid against it then meets the eye
Off the deep end: Police and politicians in Canada are taking aim at guns...toy guns. Scott Carpenter reports on the genesis of this insanity
The needless US Pacific War with Japan -- Courtesy of Stalin and FDR: What was the real cause of the war in Japan? Michael E. Kreca doesn't think it was what you learned in school
Transcript of the October 11, 2000 debate between Al Gore and George W. Bush
Racism rears its ugly (potato) head: Mark Trapp is happy for what passes as racism in America. Compared to other parts of the world, the Mr. Potato Head drama is sheer silliness
The only good tax cut is an across the board cut: Richard Esenberg is rich -- at least according to people like Al Gore -- but that doesn't mean he'll take just any tax cut
S. 2099 "The Handgun Safety and Registration Act of 2000" is no hoax: An e-mail warning Americans of new gun control isn't a hoax, warns Lisa S. Dean. S. 2099 exists and it isn't pretty
We can't say Gore didn't warn us: Earth in the Balance reveals extreme views: Al Gore's agenda has been spelled out. If he's elected and does what he has promised, writes Paul Weyrich, Americans have themselves to blame
Gore's book may put election in the balance: And now that Americans know what's in Earth in the Balance, Sean Hackbarth says George W. Bush should use it and use it often against Al Gore
Compassion: Beware the politician who promises compassion, says Kevin Avram. That compassion comes at a cost and you're the one usually footing the bill
My dad and the can lady: Joe Schembrie has some harsh words for 79-year old Winifred Skinner, someone that the Gore campaign recently showcased at a recent event
Republicans, Democrats and spending the peace dividend: When people speak of the post-Cold War peace dividend, they often talk about things like prosperity, budget surpluses, and low unemployment. Bruce Walker says the peace dividend is actually something greater
I stand by all the misstatements I have made: Al Gore's lying lips: Shelley McKinney wonders why people aren't angry -- or at least question -- all of Al Gore's little lies
The need for a coherent energy policy: Scott Tibbs says it's time that the United States put together an energy policy that actually makes sense and isn't an ad hoc reaction to world events
Nader and Buchanan should demand a title shot: If Ralph Nader and Pat Buchanan want to participate in a debate, writes A.C. Kleinheider, they should hook up with the WWF
American crazy quilt: Posse Comitatus: Diane Alden reviews the history of the Posse Comitatus Act and issues a warning to Americans for the future
Transcript of the October 3, 2000 debate between Al Gore and George W. Bush
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November 2000

Editorial
The close presidential election...of 1888: Contrary to what the knowledge impaired media tells you, close presidential elections are not unknown. Lawrence W. Reed looks at the example of Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison
Time to discard the "Australian Ballot": Bruce Walker makes an argument that it may be time to get rid of the secret ballot system
The tyranny of the majority: Charles Bloomer says he prefers being beholden to the rule of law rather than the rule of the majority
Electoral College, Part 2: Protecting minority rights: Steve Farrell continues his look at America's Electoral College by looking at what it protects -- the rights of the minority
It's not whether you win or lose...or is it?: Thomas L. Jipping says Al Gore has a two-pronged strategy to steal America's election and the ultimate goal is to win at all costs
The will of the people: Are you surprised by all of this confusion and the fight over Florida? When it comes to the Clinton Administration and Al Gore, Lisa Dean simply says, "I told you so."
Stealing an election in broad daylight: Sean Hackbarth argues that what the Democrats are doing in Florida isn't simply an attempt to gain the White House, but a crusade
Lawsuits here, lawsuits there -- legal mischief everywhere: Aaron Lukas is getting real tired of Election 2000 and can't wait until it finally ends. With luck, it will be over soon
Is the Constitution ignored?: The loss of John Ashcroft in the Senate was a loss to constitutional conservatives but W. James Antle III says the election of John Ensign from Nevada may make up for that
The UN global warming treaty is cooling down: The push to implement the global warming treaty signed in Kyoto is coming off the rails, writes Alan Caruba
The Enlightenment under attack: Steve Martinovich reviews Deborah Rudacille's The Scalpel and the Butterfly, a history of animal experimentation and the people on both sides of the issue
Wilderness and land degradation: Like the United States, Australia too is seeing land "protected" in a bid to return it to its "natural" state, says Antonia Feitz
Dear Dr. Progressive: Dr. Progressive returns! Confused, radical and leftist? Ask the good doctor for advice!
A purely cosmetic measure: Vin Suprynowicz doesn't think too much of "order out" zones designed to clean areas of prostitutes and drugs
Election rejection: The history of the Clinton administration is marked by rejections of the rule of law so it isn't surprising what Al Gore's trying to do in Florida, says Alan Caruba
The Electoral College: A check on Socialism: Steve Farrell praises the Electoral College because it protects America from going down the road to tyranny
Basic living instructions for Palm Beach County Democrats: Are you a moron who voted for the Democrats (or at least tried to) and living in Palm Beach County? Shelley McKinney has some advice for you
The coin on its edge: Dennis Hastert, America's next president?: And the next president of the United States is...Dennis Hastert? Joe Schembrie explains how that could happen and why it wouldn't be so bad
State legislatures: The real victory : Forget about the big chair in the White House and Congress, Bruce Walker says the real Republican victory occurred at state legislatures
Conservative setbacks in Election 2000: W. James Antle III isn't convinced that there were many real victories anywhere, especially if you are a conservative
A nation of sissies and fuzzy math : Mark Trapp wonders if Slobodan Milosevic has been advising Al Gore over the past week
Don't go wobbly George: Diane Alden says that George W. Bush can't be weak kneed while sitting in the biggest of the big chairs. The stakes are too great
Yesterday's men: Canada's having its own election right now and the stakes are pretty big as well. Timothy Rollins schools you on what you need to know
On nation's number one issue, debate doesn't register: If Canadians were looking for new ideas, they didn't get it from last week's leaders debate, writes Walter Robinson
Desperate times call for desperate acts: Environmentalists are growing increasingly desperate to get their agenda in place. E. Ralph Hostetter says that means they may start doing whatever they can to achieve that goal
The road back...: Although attention has been focused on the problems that America's military has faced under Bill Clinton, Notra Trulock says another element of American power has also suffered
Big business and corporate giants: It isn't big business that's a threat to people, writes Kevin Avram, but big government
The Parade of Collectivism marches on: Vin Suprynowicz discusses Elian Gonzalez, Russia, iodine and guns in his review of collectivist forces at work
President-elect George W. Bush: An investment in freedom: If George W. Bush wants to leave the place better than he found it, Thomas L. Jipping has four objectives for him to achieve
Dear Dr. Progressive: The debut of ESR's new column, Dear Dr. Progressive! Confused, radical and leftist? Ask the good doctor for advice!
The threat is real: In this ESR exclusive excerpt from the bestseller China Threat: How the People's Republic of China Targets America, Bill Gertz argues that China poses a number of dangers to America
'Where we'd have the Haves and the Have-nots': Vin Suprynowicz conducts candidate endorsement reviews for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and sees the common trait of many politicians
Why Nader would just as well see Gore lose: Does Ralph Nader want Al Gore to lose on November 7? Samuel L. Blumenfeld says it's plausible considering what a George W. Bush win would do for Nader's forces
Ignorance is very dangerous: The next president of the United States will be naming hundreds of judges and at least one Supreme Court justice. Now is not the time for Americans to be ignorant, argues Thomas L. Jipping
Voting: A vested interest in what?: Bruce Walker argues that he is looking forward to the day that the voting rate falls to five per cent
Election shenanigans: Leo O'Drudy says to look out for election fraud on November 7. Think it can't happen? It already elected one president
One of us: If anything the events of last week make George W. Bush an even more attractive candidate to vote for, writes Peter Fusco
Benevolent tyranny: Scottish historian Sir Alex Fraser Tytler was on the spot in his analysis of why democracies fail. Charles Bloomer wonders how long America has
You can be their next villain: Creating villains and heroes is central to the way that Bill and Hillary Clinton operate, writes Joe Schembrie. You could be their next target
All the neat things I've learned from Bill Clinton: Eight years of Bill Clinton has taught Shelley McKinney quite a few lessons. She shares some of them here
Constitutional conservatives and social conservatives: An uneasy coalition: Paul Weyrich details the ongoing war between constitutional and cultural conservatives
Are we all just potential criminals?: Got a firearm? You are nothing but a potential criminal according to many gun control activists. Dr. Jeremy D. Blanks disputes that notion
Campaign letters from Laura Bush, Colin Powell and Harry Browne
The socialization question: In an excerpt from her new book, The Homeschooling Revolution, Isabel Lyman argues that homeschooled children aren't Boo Radley-types...and they're generally smarter than your kids
Prom time for Al Gore?: Of late Al Gore has been running from one African-American church to another begging for votes, writes Kimberley Jane Wilson. She wonders where he was for the first few months of the campaign
A case of rotten apples: If you are looking for a candidate who wants America to mind its own business, you don't have many choices, argues Steve Farrell
Bush worth electing president: He may not be the best choice for conservatives, but W. James Antle III says George W. Bush would be a good president and preferable to Al Gore
Gore's lies: A deconstruction: Jamie Glazov takes a look at the lies of Al Gore and comes to a conclusion as to what the problem may be
Election 2000: Report from the trenches: The issues the media is discussing is not the issue that Joe Schembrie heard recently when he volunteered to do some work at the local Republican headquarters
Stupid voters, stay home: Are you stupid? Paul Weyrich respectfully asks you to stay home on election day. America has enough problems already without you adding to them
The 'secrecy' noose tightens: New secrecy legislation isn't intended to protect America from her enemies, writes Vin Suprynowicz, but protect the government from taxpayers
NAGE plays it right: Government employee union sees reality of a Gore presidency: Joe Roessler hails a union decision to endorse George W. Bush as one that actually serves the interests of its members
Clinton has changed the culture: Bill Clinton's true legacy is nothing less than a transformation of America's culture, says Lisa S. Dean
Rendering unto Caesar: While he doesn't support tax evasion, Timothy Rollins can understand why many wealthy people have large amounts of money in Caribbean banks
Holding the line on judicial nominees: John Nowacki praises James Inhofe for trying to keep Bill Clinton accountable when it came to judicial nominations. That's more than can be said for other Republicans
PC -- The rise of the religion of the New World Order: Diane Alden takes a look at the intellectual history of political correctness what its core principles are
Truly fair taxes: Bruce Walker wants to know how the collectivists plan to bring in a system of "fair taxation" to redistribute wealth
Commonism: The new face of Communism: If you thought the war against Communism was largely won, you would be right. Tom DeWeese warns of a new threat: Commonism
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December 2000

Editorial
It's the whole economy, stupid!: Tom DeWeese says a number of things are causing the economic slowdown in the United States. He offers some advice to the incoming Bush administration
ESR's Fifth Annual Person of the Year: You the reader have nominated and named ESR's Person of the Year and our honorable mentions. Who could they be? Find out!
Unity yes, homogenization no!: An absolute stroke of brilliance, says Steve Farrell of Dubya's call for unity. Just as long as that unity is within certain limits
Gird up, patriots: The battle isn't over: Do you see Democrats giving up the fight over the White House? Shelley McKinney asks why conservatives have stopped fighting. The battle ain't over yet
One single, simple tax: Bruce Walker says there are any number of solid reasons for supporting a single tax system
Close, but no big czar: Is the Internet important? Yes, answers James K. Glassman. Important enough not to warrant a "tech czar"
Who's undermining judicial credibility now?: If Janet Reno is truly concerned about judicial credibility, writes Thomas L. Jipping, she will denounce those who are attacking the Supreme Court
The strange role of doctors in the gun debate: Dr. Michael S. Brown wishes doctors wouldn't use the prestige of their positions to denounce firearms
False friends: From California to Washington, D.C., "The Blob" resists charter schools: Robert Holland takes a look at the cast of characters who are leading the fight against charter schools
Bush victory worries China's militarists: Jiang Zemin may have congratulated president-elect George W. Bush on his victory but Peter Zhang says the Chinese leader was hardly happy about the outcome of the election
A good man backed up by a cardboard tiger: Though some don't like him, David Hackworth likes the selection of Colin Powell for Secretary of State
What we need now is a "partisan" GOP: Many people are counseling Dubya and the GOP to take a kinder, gentler approach during their terms in office. Tom DeWeese says to hell with that
Give the guy a break, ok?: Paul Weyrich urges conservatives who are criticizing Dubya as a lightweight to give him a chance. The inside word is that he's a little more to the right then most people think
Where compassion ends and foolishness begins: John Dean (yes, that John Dean) recently argued that George W. Bush should pardon Bill Clinton if he's indicted to keep the peace between Republicans and Democrats. Steve Farrell thinks that would be a big mistake
A new era of U.N.-U.S. relations?: Henry Lamb calls on President-Elect George W. Bush to give America's relationship with the United Nations a close look
A real national emergency: Notra Trulock argues that America's pressing national emergency is the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, a ball that was not dropped but thrown by the Clinton Administration
Dark and impenetrable plans: Steve Martinovich reviews The China Threat: How the People's Republic of China Targets America and has his hawk instincts reinforced
A very close call: Alan Caruba says America dodged a huge bullet with Al Gore's loss in the November 7 election. His book, Earth in the Balance, proved that
The triumph of the Bush presidency: Bruce Walker details what he wants from a Bush presidency and why he thinks Dubya could get his agenda completed
Remembering those who defend us: While you are enjoying your Christmas holidays this year, Charles Bloomer would like you to remember there are men and women on guard for their nation who won't be roasting chestnuts or opening presents with their families
Next time (Part Two): Leo K. O'Drudy, III continues his look at likely contenders for the office of president in 2004. Yeah we know, it is pretty early for that kind of talk
Memo to Jean Chretien: Don't go there, just don't: Walter Robinson warns Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien about introducing a cradle-to-the-grave guaranteed annual income system
Crime and punishment: Timothy Rollins disputes some of the assertions made about the death penalty by the media and its opponents
The threat of judicial activism: So liberals are complaining about judicial activism because Al Gore lost? John Nowacki congratulates them in realizing the danger of an activist court but wonders how long their concern will last
What is judicial activism? Who is a judicial activist?: Attorney Vincent P. Tassinari gives you some methodology in determining when a judge is an activist or just doing their job
The failed drug war and the real significance of 'Dune': You might be tempted to think Vin Suprynowicz was on drugs because of his defence of the 1984 theatrical version of Dune, but he does relate it to the failed war on drugs
Fun, fun, fun in South Carolina: Basic training is fun? Comes as news to David H. Hackworth, but that's exactly what he found at Fort Jackson, S.C.
Economic storm clouds gather as Clinton leaves: The parade of bad economic news, says Gerard Jackson, is isn't a myth
Acrimony: Get used to seeing Al Gore on your television, says Alan Caruba, because even if he loses the election he will continue to be around
An open letter to statists everywhere: Lawrence W. Reed pens a letter to statists and asks some very simple questions. We know he won't get any of them answered
Amending responsibility into federal courts: Bruce Walker has an idea that would make federal courts -- including the Supreme Court -- less prone to inventing their own versions of America's Constitution
An obituary for feminism?: The authors intended for Manifesta: Young women, feminism and the future to prove that feminism is alive and well. Steve Martinovich got a different impression
Conservative doomsayers among our worst enemies: Steve Farrell is tired of the conservatives who rant and rave about the current crisis and propose their own "solutions" to the election fiasco. Fact is, they are as much to blame as anyone else
No matter what the verdict, Al is unappealing: Shelley McKinney has a song for Al Gore regardless of how the election turns out
Democrats smear their own voters: Do the Democrats even realize that the arguments they are using are insulting people who voted for them? W. James Antle III says that is precisely what they are doing
Dear Dr. Progressive: The good doctor returns with more advice for the confused liberals of the world. Even they need a shoulder to cry on
And now...armed guards at the DMV: Thought it was bad when the federal government armed some employees of the postal service? Vin Suprynowicz that some people in Nevada want to put armed guards at the DMV
Guns, drugs and alcohol: The same words justifying the wars on drugs and alcohol -- failed wars -- are the same ones that Dr. Michael S. Brown hears aimed at firearms
Is Greenspan following in the steps of '27?: It's said that Alan Greenspan is a student of the economic mistakes made in the 1920s ahead of the Great Depression. If that's so, asks Gerard Jackson, why is he making the same mistakes?
Human targets: The drive to ban dodge ball in several Maryland counties because it has "human targets" has Mark Trapp steamed
Howard Stern: Professional bully: Nicholas Sanchez says news that Howard Stern is leaving his popular radio program is very welcome
Secession: Western Canada's not so new buzz word: Canada's recent federal election could spark the return of a secessionist movement in that country's western provinces, reports Scott Carpenter
Relaxin' at Jackson: Want to improve America's military? Get the generals to have a beer with some drill sergeants, says David Hackworth
International Relations chair should go to Hyde: Paul Weyrich continues his look at who should sit on what seats of power in Washington, D.C.
Ralph Nader, Philanthropist: Is the anti-corporate crusader funding his own nonprofit network?: Cliff Kincaid has some questions about America's supposedly most unselfish man
Sparing us The Emperor Al: What's the difference between Al Gore and George W. Bush? Like it or not, nothing would change in Washington, D.C. regardless of who is president, says Vin Suprynowicz. That said, one thing does appear to make them two different types of men
American soldiers are citizens too: Some of those military votes that were thrown out in Florida may have came from the sailors of the U.S.S. Cole. Shame, says Col. David Hackworth
We will never forget: Joyce Mucci says that America's military will never forget the people who argued their ballots shouldn't count...or the people who stayed silent when it happened
Al Gore's new "counterculture": Ron Marr says if you voted properly your vote counted, contrary to what Al Gore says
Is the EPA killing people?: The Environmental Protection Agency is supposed to protect lives. In the case of Tony Behun and others, write John K. Carlisle and Michael J. Centrone, the agency may have put some in risk knowingly
Money talks and walks in election aftermath: James K. Glassman reports that while the election trouble in Florida may have cost Americans some of their sanity, it also cost them a lot of money
Convicting property: Canada imports a lot of things from the United States. One thing it didn't need, says Steve Martinovich, is proposed legislation allowing the seizure of civil assets suspected of being used in organized crime or the drug trade
Global warming rules make this black man hot under the collar: John Meredith isn't afraid of global warming, but rather the policies used to combat the nonexistent problem and what they could do to America's black community
With the Kyoto Treaty dead, environmentalists take incremental approach: So now that the Kyoto Treaty is dead, can we take a breather? John K. Carlisle says the other side won't
Dear Dr. Progressive: The good doctor returns again to give the confused and bereft liberals of the world some good advice
Next time -- Part one: It scares us too. Leo K. O'Drudy, III surveys the prospective candidates for the 2004 presidential race
Are Christians too dumb to govern?: During the Canadian election campaign, conservative Stockwell Day was attacked for being a creationist. W. James Antle III asks if some room can be made for Christians in politics
Riot? Or just a Grand Ol' Party?: Mark Trapp responds to the laughable claim that Republicans are rioting in Florida to ensure a George W. Bush victory
Weldon is best choice for House Armed Services Cmte: In the good old days, says Paul Weyrich, Rep. Bob Stump would be the next chairman of the Armed Services committee. Weyrich has another candidate in mind for that job
Know your enemy: Joseph Lieberman's recent accusation that people are being paid to protest and intimidate Florida election officials angers Linda A. Prussen-Razzano
They just don't quit: So George W. Bush is certified the winner in Florida and America's election debacle still isn't over? Timothy Rollins is seething
No controlling legal authority: March 23, 1933 ... Election 2000. What's the link? Alan Caruba says it's "elasticity of judgment"
Electoral reform trumps campaign finance reform: The debacle over who's the next president of the United States shows that the need for electoral reform is greater than campaign finance reform, says Bruce Walker
Begala reveals modern liberalism: W. James Antle III says Paul Begala's recent linking of hate crimes to George W. Bush election victories tells you everything you need to know about the modern liberal
How divided are we?: Is America united from sea to shining sea? Judging by voting patterns, Samuel L. Blumenfeld would disagree
Electoral College, Part 3: When a majority doesn't work: Steve Farrell's continuing series on the Electoral College studies why the concept of majorities don't always work. Because of one, a call for the abolition of slavery was removed from the Declaration of Independence
Crane is the right man to head Ways and Means: The Bush-Gore decision isn't the only one Americans should be watching. Paul Weyrich says the battle of the Ways and Means Committee could be just as important
In the battle for the presidency, who should win: man or machine?: A lot of people have been decrying the use of machines in determining elections but David Holcberg has nothing but praise for them
Yesterday's fantasy is tomorrow's reality: Much of that spy technology you saw in Enemy of the State and The X-Files is actually a reality, says Lisa S. Dean. Just ask 48 000 motorists traveling "on southbound I-95 near I-195 on Wednesday, Sept. 27."
Dear Dr. Progressive: Confused, radical and leftist? Ask the good doctor for advice! Even liberals need a shoulder to lean on
A vast left-wing conspiracy: Remember the rumour that Bill Clinton fathered an illegitimate child? Mark Trapp says the rumour was true. The child is Al Gore
Big dumb donkeys: Shelley McKinney comes under fire for a piece she wrote last week. The only thing that bothers her is the sound of braying and these days it's deafening
Politicians and referenda: Where hypocrisy meets hyperbole: The spirited attack on citizen-initiated referenda during Canada's election campaign is because they worked in nearly one dozen American states earlier this month, says Walter Robinson
Mining rules exceed congressional intent (surprise): Vin Suprynowicz would like to see America's politicians fight government regulation everywhere, not just when they impact a politician's backyard
Gun owners must learn from election results: Dr. Michael S. Brown says that anti-gun control advocates have to start presenting a compelling message to voters or face new restrictions
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