Public Schools Can’t Control Students’ Private Speech

B.L., a high school sophomore at a Pennsylvania public school, didn’t make the varsity cheerleading team. She took to Snapchat to voice her frustrations and posted a picture of herself and a friend holding up their middle fingers, adding a caption with some F‐​bombs. When the picture was brought to the attention of the cheer coaches, B.L. was suspended from … Continue reading Public Schools Can’t Control Students’ Private Speech

Lenin’s New Economic Policy: When the Soviets Admitted Socialism Doesn’t Work

A century ago, the Mother Ship of Socialism—the Soviet Union—was teetering on the precipice. The Poles had just vanquished the hopes of dictator Vladimir Lenin to sweep across Europe. Under the bludgeon of Marxist central planning, the economy had collapsed to a fraction of its pre-war dimensions. The country was seething in discontent. Insurrection seemed … Continue reading Lenin’s New Economic Policy: When the Soviets Admitted Socialism Doesn’t Work

Biden Administration Argues for Warrantless Home Entry and Gun Seizures Before the Supreme Court a Year After Breonna Taylor’s Death

In a case argued before the US Supreme Court on Wednesday, the Biden Administration, along with attorneys general from nine states, submitted arguments asking the justices to uphold warrantless home entry and gun confiscation by police. The case stems from a domestic dispute between an elderly married couple, Edward and Kim Caniglia. After an intense … Continue reading Biden Administration Argues for Warrantless Home Entry and Gun Seizures Before the Supreme Court a Year After Breonna Taylor’s Death

California Has No Need to Doxx Donors

Americans for Prosperity Foundation and the Thomas More Law Center are charitable organizations who advocate for a variety of free‐​market and socially conservative viewpoints that are controversial in the current political climate. As nonprofits, they fund their activities through private donations from like‐​minded individuals across the country, many of whom prefer to remain anonymous for fear … Continue reading California Has No Need to Doxx Donors

Woke Classrooms Show Why US Parents Should Be Free to Choose on Schools

Illinois legislators last week voted in favor of enacting new “Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards” in the state’s teacher education programs. Beginning in October, all Illinois teacher training programs must start to reflect the new standards that focus on “systems of oppression,” with teacher trainees required to “understand that there are systems in our … Continue reading Woke Classrooms Show Why US Parents Should Be Free to Choose on Schools

Lawrence White on Private Gold Mints

Every hoary myth about the private market's unfitness to supply means of exchange has roots that trace back to the hoariest monetary platitude of all, namely, the claim that governments alone, whether republican or absolutist or otherwise, are fit to coin money. That commonplace credendum dates from ancient times, and was a staple of medieval and early-modern monetary … Continue reading Lawrence White on Private Gold Mints

Why the Biden Administration Fired Staffers Over Smoking Pot But Let Kamala Harris Get Away With It

Honesty is always the best policy. That is, unless you work in a low-level federal job for the Biden administration—in that case, it might get you demoted or fired. Young White House Staffers ‘Sandbagged’ Over Past Marijuana Use “Dozens of young White House staffers have been suspended, asked to resign, or placed in a remote … Continue reading Why the Biden Administration Fired Staffers Over Smoking Pot But Let Kamala Harris Get Away With It

Who Was the First Woman to Receive an Electoral Vote?

Depending on your age, you may think the answer to that question is Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, or Geraldine Ferraro. But in fact the first woman to receive an electoral vote, 12 years before the historic nomination of Ferraro in 1984, was Theodora (Tonie) Nathan, the 1972 Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee. Tonie Nathan … Continue reading Who Was the First Woman to Receive an Electoral Vote?

Socialism’s Disturbing Record on Abortion

The word “socialism” terrifies some of today’s Democrats, even as leading figures in the party embrace the term. Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Richmond, Virginia, who narrowly won her House seat in 2018 and narrowly retained it in 2020, made news when her emphatic comment on a postelection phone call was leaked to the media. … Continue reading Socialism’s Disturbing Record on Abortion

Six Principles for Misunderstanding Free Speech and Section 230

Earlier this month, Heartland Institute President James Taylor published a paper titled, “Six Principles for State Legislators Seeking to Protect Free Speech on Social Media Platforms.” Each principle omits important legal facts, betrays a confusion about the current market, or reveals a misunderstanding of the history behind the law at issue: Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects … Continue reading Six Principles for Misunderstanding Free Speech and Section 230