Why Adding Accused Capitol Rioters to the ‘No-Fly’ List Threatens Civil Liberties

Last week, an angry mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol. They believed that the November presidential election had been “stolen” from their leader and were attempting to block Congress’s certification of the results. It was a violent event that left five people dead, including one police officer. In the wake of this incident, … Continue reading Why Adding Accused Capitol Rioters to the ‘No-Fly’ List Threatens Civil Liberties

The Mobbing of a Portland Bookstore Reminds Us Why Fahrenheit 451 Was Written

For three days and counting, protesters in Portland, Oregon have gathered at a local bookstore to demand that it stop selling a new book critical of Antifa. “Far-left activists surrounded Powell's Books in Portland on Monday and demanded the store stop selling Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy, a book about antifa written … Continue reading The Mobbing of a Portland Bookstore Reminds Us Why Fahrenheit 451 Was Written

Arizona, First in Occupational Licensing Reform, Now Poised to Become First in Telehealth Reform

Absorbing lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey plans for Arizona to once again lead the way in health care reform, this time by seeking legislation to make permanent his emergency executive order that allows Arizona residents to obtain telehealth services from practitioners licensed in any of the 50 states and the … Continue reading Arizona, First in Occupational Licensing Reform, Now Poised to Become First in Telehealth Reform

‘Hundreds’ Could Be Charged in Capitol Riot, Prosecutor Says

The Justice Department is investigating more than 170 people allegedly involved in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Charges could include sedition and conspiracy, and murder.  That number could grow by the hundreds in the coming weeks, acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael Sherwin said Tuesday. “Given the enormity of the actors … Continue reading ‘Hundreds’ Could Be Charged in Capitol Riot, Prosecutor Says

Environmental Extremism Is Creeping Into Every Domain of Public Policy

Many on the left continue to place their ideology of environmental extremism above all other considerations, including economic growth, individual freedom, and the welfare of low-income Americans. This worldview ignores critical trade-offs and places environmental interests above even basic principles that have long served as a foundation of this nation. Further, this extreme environmental movement … Continue reading Environmental Extremism Is Creeping Into Every Domain of Public Policy

9 Takeaways as 10 Republicans Join Democrats to Impeach Trump Again

With seven days left in President Donald Trump’s term, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives voted for a second time to impeach him—this time gaining some Republican support.  The vote was 232-197, with 10 House Republicans joining all House Democrats.  The House impeached Trump on a charge of “incitement to insurrection” based on his speech to … Continue reading 9 Takeaways as 10 Republicans Join Democrats to Impeach Trump Again

How to turn plastic waste in your recycle bin into profit

Joshua M. Pearce, Michigan Technological University People will recycle if they can make money doing so. In places where cash is offered for cans and bottles, metal and glass recycling has been a great success. Sadly, the incentives have been weaker for recycling plastic. As of 2015, only 9% of plastic waste is recycled. The … Continue reading How to turn plastic waste in your recycle bin into profit

Japan’s most famous writer committed suicide after a failed coup attempt – now, new photos add more layers to the haunting act

Kirsten Cather, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts Japanese writer Yukio Mishima has long been a favorite of the international press. In a 1966 edition of Life magazine, he was called “Japan’s Dynamo of Letters” and “the Japanese Hemingway.” Appearing on the cover of The New York Times Magazine in August … Continue reading Japan’s most famous writer committed suicide after a failed coup attempt – now, new photos add more layers to the haunting act

Capitol Hill Insurrection Fallout: More Bad “No Fly” List Proposals

In Washington, the sequence leading to bad legislative and policy outcomes in the wake of a crisis is a familiar one. Phase 1 is The Event. Almost 20 years ago, it was the 9/11 attacks, which gave us, among other things, in Phase 2—The Overreaction—the abominable and ineffectual PATRIOT Act and eventually the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) and it’s now‐​infamous “No … Continue reading Capitol Hill Insurrection Fallout: More Bad “No Fly” List Proposals

Which States Perform Best, Worst in COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Dakotas stand above all other states in administering the COVID-19 vaccine to residents, while Arkansas has done the worst job, according to an analysis of federal data by a Heritage Foundation health policy expert. Only 11 states have used more than half the doses provided by the federal government, the analysis shows. The analysis … Continue reading Which States Perform Best, Worst in COVID-19 Vaccinations