Andrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis is a senior writer for the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine, Calif. The Institute promotes the philosophy of Ayn Rand, author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead.

Campaign Finance Limits Violate Free Speech

Earlier this year President Bush risked the lives of American military personnel to end Iraq's tyrannical regime--a dictatorship that not only restricted the actions of Iraqis but also silenced them from speaking their mind. It is ironic that President Bush led...

Truth vs. Words on China

It looks as though we've won. Officials inside and outside the Bush administration are hailing China's positive response to our carefully crafted letter of regret as validation of the President's "quiet diplomacy." The truth, however, is quite different.The moral...

If You Pretend It’s Not a Dog, Will It Stop Barking?

A Libyan intelligence agent is convicted of murder in the bombing of Pan-Am Flight 103 that killed 270 people. On the same day, the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) reduced interest rates by 1/2 %--for the second time in a month--in order to stimulate the...

Alan Greenspan: Puppet or Puppet Master?

Alan Greenspan's about-face on interest rates and tax cuts might have you wondering if he is simply reacting to his new Commander-in-Chief, or if he is seeing how much he can manipulate the economy. Under Clinton, he was an outspoken opponent of tax cuts--which was...

President Bush’s Contradictory Stance on Abortion

President Bush’s Contradictory Stance on Abortion

President Bush's stance on abortion is and will remain a concern to the advocates of individual rights. He holds a convoluted position that straddles the intellectual fence between the pro- and anti-abortion groups. He believes abortion is wrong--except when it isn't:...

Save Medical Savings Accounts From The Welfare State Firing Squad

Save Medical Savings Accounts From The Welfare State Firing Squad

Nearly four years ago, Congress established a trial period for Medical Savings Accounts (MSA)--a tax-free savings account from which you pay your medical expenses. On December 31, 2000, unless Congress acts, the MSA program will become extinct. It is now time,...

The Abortion Pill: Birth Control the Hard Way

The Abortion Pill: Birth Control the Hard Way

While the FDA's delayed approval of the "Abortion Pill" RU-486 (which will be sold in America as mifepristone), is generally a good sign for the recognition of abortion rights, the conditions that the FDA has placed on its use raise serious concerns about the...

The Microsoft Saga

The Microsoft Saga

In a decision generally hailed as a victory for Microsoft, the Supreme Court rejected the government's plea to hear a direct appeal of the government's Antitrust case against Microsoft. In April, Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled that Microsoft had violated...

The “Feel-Sorry-For-Me” Olympics

Throughout the Olympics, athletes from around the world who had worked their entire lives to reach the pinnacle of their abilities gave many great performances. Let us remember, celebrate, and reward them for their virtues and not for their suffering.

Why Clinton’s Efforts to Bring Peace to the Middle East Must Fail

One crucial element of Clinton's legacy is his desire to be remembered as the American President finally responsible for ensuring peace in the Middle East. To that end, he has pressured the Israelis and showered favors on a life-long, Palestinian terrorist in an...

The United Nations Wrestling Federation

Professional wrestling is the soap opera farce of sports. From the official bouts to the backroom posturing, all disputes and relationships are staged and meaningless. One can say almost the same for the United Nations, and particularly its recent Millennial Meeting,...

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