2015: A Great Time To Be Alive

2015: A Great Time To Be Alive

Terrorism! Crime! Deadly storms! Hillary Clinton! We reporters focus on bad news, but at year’s end, let’s remember what went right. 2015 was a better time to be alive than most any prior point in history. The rich got richer. Some people think...
Terrorism is a a Real Threat; So Is Unlimited Government

Terrorism is a a Real Threat; So Is Unlimited Government

What should we do about terrorism? After the attacks on Paris, the French government passed a law that allows anyone suspected of being a security threat to be placed under house arrest and searches to be conducted without warrants. Reason’s Anthony Fisher...
Smearing Scientists Who Disagree with State Propaganda

Smearing Scientists Who Disagree with State Propaganda

cThis week my TV show is on gun control. I interviewed activist Leah Barrett, who wants stricter gun laws. I pointed out that after most states loosened gun laws to let people carry guns, 29 peer-reviewed studies examined the effect. Eighteen found less crime, 10...
The History of Thanksgiving: Thanks, Property Rights

The History of Thanksgiving: Thanks, Property Rights

This Thanksgiving, I give thanks for something our forebears gave us: property rights. People associate property rights with greed and selfishness, but they are keys to our prosperity. Things go wrong when resources are held in common. Before the Pilgrims were able to...
Donald Trump: Master of Political Pull

Donald Trump: Master of Political Pull

Sometimes I like Donald Trump. He makes me laugh when he mocks reporters’ stupid questions. Sometimes he’s smart. When Maryland’s lefty governor said a tax on rich people would “raise revenue,” Trump told me why it wouldn’t. The...
Silencing Opponents During Political Campaigns

Silencing Opponents During Political Campaigns

In a democracy, citizens must be able to criticize their leaders. It’s a reason America’s founders put free speech in the Bill of Rights. I assumed that right is safe in the United States. So I was shocked to learn what happened in Wisconsin. Before dawn,...
Bad Government Thrives on Our Irrational Fears

Bad Government Thrives on Our Irrational Fears

This Halloween, what do you fear? I fear fear itself because when we are afraid, we willingly give away our freedoms. Global warning? More power to the EPA! 9/11? Vote 100 to 0 to create a TSA! Kids don’t learn? Common Core! Crime up? Spend on police! (Or for...
Leftists Encourage Censorship in America

Leftists Encourage Censorship in America

Support for the idea that it’s good to hear all opinions, even offensive ones, is thin. A plurality of Americans now support laws against “hate speech.”                 Conservatives once wanted to ban Playboy magazine, violent rap lyrics and...

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