Dr Michael Hurd

Dr. Michael Hurd is a psychotherapist, columnist and author of "Bad Therapy, Good Therapy (And How to Tell the Difference)" and "Grow Up America!" Visit his website at: www.DrHurd.com.

The Multifront Attack on Business Hero Elon Musk

The attacks on Elon Musk seem like something straight out of an Ayn Rand novel. The successful and innovative entrepreneur is attacked on all sides by institutions and people who live off the system rather than innovate around and beyond it. 

Review of Free Market Revolution

How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins

The Lesson From Chick-Fil-A’s Appeasement

LGBT groups are not about individual rights for gays. Left-wing activist groups are about power. Appeasement doesn’t work.

Obama’s “Jihadist Stimulus Bill”

Obama’s “Jihadist Stimulus Bill”

Republican candidate for president and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz said: “If this deal [with Iran] goes through, the Obama administration will become the leading financier of terrorism against America in the world,” adding that he’s “heard this referred to before as the...

The Washington Redskins Have Displeased Our Rulers

The Washington Redskins Have Displeased Our Rulers

Not only does government now routinely enforce politically correct doctrine, defined as what’s either offensive or pleasing to the rulers in charge. It now enforces authentic and real individual rights selectively, based on political considerations.

Hush Rap

Hush Rap

Is it possible to separate your feelings about someone’s music, art or ideas from your respect for their individual right to practice or otherwise engage in these things? To healthy and reasonable people, the answer is yes. If you’re the mayor of Chicago — not so...

No Government Funding for Planned Parenthood

No Government Funding for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood should be defunded by the federal government. But not because of what the organization does. It should be defunded because government should not be forcing some citizens to pay for the reproductive needs of others. While birth control and abortion are, and should be, perfectly legal procedures which the government stays completely out of, the government has no business funding them.

Mayor de Blasio Bully Villain; Uber American Hero

Mayor de Blasio Bully Villain; Uber American Hero

Uber is hugely successful, posing a threat (via competition) to New York city’s cab companies. The mayor and other members of the New York City government seek to protect those cab companies by throttling, impeding or otherwise undercutting Uber.

Why Violent Crime is Going Up

Why Violent Crime is Going Up

To restrain the police, we have to restrain the government for which the police work — and get that government out of our lives, completely out, provided we are not violent offenders or frauds.

Why Are U.S. Schools Mediocre? Ask the Kids

Why Are U.S. Schools Mediocre? Ask the Kids

If you want schools to do better, get the government the hell out of schooling. But that’s only a start. Next, put the task of reason and intelligence into education itself — with the central and overriding goal of education being a well-trained mind.

Obama’s Confusions Over Iran

Obama’s Confusions Over Iran

Obama appears to believe that there’s no difference between a racist and totalitarian government like Iran wielding a nuclear weapon and a largely rights-respecting government like Israel (or the United States) having nuclear weapons.

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