How Ayn Rand’s Dystopian Novella Anticipated Cancel Culture

Recent legislators, activists, and education reformers have promised to lead us into a new world of equity. No longer will some groups have a different lifestyle from others. No longer will some groups have a different education from others. There will be reform or else, Hawk Newsome warns, “we will burn down this system and … Continue reading How Ayn Rand’s Dystopian Novella Anticipated Cancel Culture

Distilleries Should Be Allowed to Produce Hand Sanitizer, and Not Just In Emergencies

As states across the country issued lockdown orders in the face of COVID-19, one type of business was almost uniformly deemed essential: liquor stores. For those attempting to work, homeschool kids, and stay home 24/7 without killing anyone, the continued operation of liquor stores and the distilleries that supply them was deeply appreciated. But in … Continue reading Distilleries Should Be Allowed to Produce Hand Sanitizer, and Not Just In Emergencies

HHS Acts to Preserve Religious Freedom at Hospitals During Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services took two important steps to protect religious freedom during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The agency’s Office for Civil Rights announced that patients at hospitals within the University of Maryland Medical System may receive visits by clergy amid the pandemic. And, the office said, a medical student at Staten Island University Hospital … Continue reading HHS Acts to Preserve Religious Freedom at Hospitals During Pandemic

Elon Musk’s Economic Truth Bomb to Joe Rogan

Elon Musk dropped an economic truth bomb on Joe Rogan’s podcast a couple of months ago. “If you don’t make stuff, there’s no stuff.” Obvious? You’d think so. But, as Musk pointed out, our economic policies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic have ignored that simple truth. The prevailing assumption is that the government can press “pause” … Continue reading Elon Musk’s Economic Truth Bomb to Joe Rogan

Why Free Countries Should Welcome Freedom-Lovers from Hong Kong

A year ago in March 2019, protests broke out in Hong Kong over concerns that a Beijing-backed piece of legislation would allow Hongkongers to be extradited to mainland China. The fear was that the law would be used to target pro-democracy advocates and anyone critical of the CPC regime, exposing them to the notorious injustice … Continue reading Why Free Countries Should Welcome Freedom-Lovers from Hong Kong

Biden’s New Economic Plan Has All the Earmarks of Type 2 Socialism

Joe Biden revealed on Thursday the first part of “Build Back Better,” his plan for economic recovery from the COVID crisis. As Morning Brew reports, Biden plans to spend: $300 billion on “R&D for advanced tech industries such as batteries, electric vehicles, AI, and 5G,” and $400 billion “on U.S. goods and services. Biden wants … Continue reading Biden’s New Economic Plan Has All the Earmarks of Type 2 Socialism

FDA Should Help Defeat Another Viral Epidemic—HIV—By Reclassifying PrEP And PEP Over The Counter

Last October, California expanded the scope of practice of pharmacists to allow them to prescribe HIV pre‐​exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post‐​exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to people at risk. Similar legislation is currently being considered by the New York state legislature. I have argued here that the Food and Drug Administration should reclassify PrEP and PEP as over the counter. While allowing pharmacists … Continue reading FDA Should Help Defeat Another Viral Epidemic—HIV—By Reclassifying PrEP And PEP Over The Counter

Supreme Court to Hear Case of Georgia Students Denied First Amendment Rights

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought by the Alliance Defending Freedom of two former Georgia college students who were prevented from sharing their faith on their college campus. “The bottom line is this: Government officials must be held responsible for enacting and enforcing policies that trample students’ constitutionally protected freedoms,” John Bursch, senior … Continue reading Supreme Court to Hear Case of Georgia Students Denied First Amendment Rights

Hong Kong Safe Harbor Act Offers Escape to Persecuted Hong Kongers

A bipartisan group of senators and congressmen have introduced new legislation to facilitate the protection of persecuted residents of Hong Kong. The bill responds to China’s new “national security” law that allows mainland China’s national security agencies to operate in Hong Kong and target proponents of Hong Kong independence with up to life in prison. This is similar to … Continue reading Hong Kong Safe Harbor Act Offers Escape to Persecuted Hong Kongers

Little Sisters of Poor Win Big at Supreme Court, but Fight Isn’t Over

Why are some in the government so determined to force a group of Catholic nuns to violate their beliefs? That’s a question we all should be asking as we celebrate Wednesday’s Supreme Court victory for the Little Sisters. Regrettably, Wednesday’s victory is unlikely to be the end of the government harassment of the nuns. The Little … Continue reading Little Sisters of Poor Win Big at Supreme Court, but Fight Isn’t Over