Section 230 and the Whole Internet

Section 230 shields an ecosystem. Rather than protecting particular platforms or offering separate rules for different sorts of services, it protects all internet intermediaries equally, regardless of their size, purpose, or policies. Under this uniform, predicable arrangement, specific platforms may set their own rules, choosing to cater to mass audiences or niche subcultures and governing … Continue reading Section 230 and the Whole Internet

Gov. Northam, It’s Not Up to You to Tell People of Faith How They Can Worship

During a press conference Thursday, Gov. Ralph Northam, D-Va., took it upon himself to tell the faithful not only how they should worship, but also shamed them for wanting to worship with fellow believers.  “The holidays are typically times of joy and community. We gather together, we celebrate our faith, and we celebrate with family,” Northam said during … Continue reading Gov. Northam, It’s Not Up to You to Tell People of Faith How They Can Worship

4 Policies Joe Biden Must Rethink if He Actually Wants to Address Racial Disparities

For decades, progressives have attracted people of color to the Democratic Party with promises to address racial inequality. The 2020 presidential campaign was no departure. Joe Biden, whose nomination as the Democratic Party’s torchbearer rested largely on the votes of the Black community, spoke frequently about racial disparities and laid out an “economic equity” plan … Continue reading 4 Policies Joe Biden Must Rethink if He Actually Wants to Address Racial Disparities

Gallup Poll: Americans’ Mental Health Hits 20-Year Low Ahead of Renewed Lockdowns

In California and other parts of the country, Americans are headed back to lockdown or otherwise facing renewed restrictions on their day-to-day lives amid another spike of COVID-19. Yet a new Gallup poll shows these lockdowns come as people are already struggling with their mental health.  “Americans' latest assessment of their mental health is worse … Continue reading Gallup Poll: Americans’ Mental Health Hits 20-Year Low Ahead of Renewed Lockdowns

How Woodrow Wilson Persecuted Hutterites Who Refused to Support His War

Campaigning for President of the United States in September 1912, “progressive” icon Woodrow Wilson said something that would gladden the heart of any libertarian: Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is … Continue reading How Woodrow Wilson Persecuted Hutterites Who Refused to Support His War

Whole Foods Market CEO’s Defense of Free Markets Is Food for Thought

In a recent event hosted by the American Enterprise Institute, Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey highlighted the many ways in which business elevates humanity. Mackey specifically praised the innovation and value creation inherent in free market capitalism that have resulted in astonishing growth and real, measurable human progress from a world of near-universal poverty to unprecedented … Continue reading Whole Foods Market CEO’s Defense of Free Markets Is Food for Thought

How Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order Trapped My 89-Year-Old Mother in COVID Limbo for Weeks

On March 25 of this annus horribilis, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order that required nursing homes to admit COVID-19 patients. Infections spread like wildfire and thousands died. On May 10, the governor reversed himself with a revised order that prohibited nursing homes from readmitting residents hospitalized for COVID-19 unless they had … Continue reading How Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order Trapped My 89-Year-Old Mother in COVID Limbo for Weeks

Walter Williams’ Legacy: Fierce Advocate for Liberty and Economic Freedom

The world this week lost a great defender of economic freedom with the passing of the great American economist Walter E. Williams. He was 84. Williams’ legacy will be one of fighting for lasting liberty at every turn against those who would be dictators over their fellow man. As an economics professor at George Mason University, … Continue reading Walter Williams’ Legacy: Fierce Advocate for Liberty and Economic Freedom