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Guilty: For just being Christian

Recent events in Salem, Massachusetts, reveal an ugly truth that Christians must understand: it isn't enough to merely disagree with leftists. They will work with every bit of force they can muster to compel you into agreement with them. The mayor of ...

Fed agency focuses on preserving LGBT 'legacy'

A group of scholars will soon convene to develop ways for the National Park Service to "preserve ... the legacy of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered individuals ... for future generations" of Americans. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewe ...

TxDOT's sign commandment evokes wrath, standdown

[caption id="attachment_10818" align="alignright" width="300"] (Liberty Institute/Mike Berry)[/caption]Is this really what Lady Bird had in mind? Our tale today concerns the separation of church and state highways. Specifically, a sign displaying the ...

Your sign, your property, but take it down!

[caption id="attachment_10818" align="alignright" width="300"] (Liberty Institute/Mike Berry)[/caption]Highway billboards selling commercial products are apparently okay in Texas, but not signs displaying the Ten Commandments. Liberty Institute is fi ...

The Antarctic ice: A cold fact

A not-so-funny thing happened on the way to much of the breathless reporting that "global warming" is destabilizing parts of the Antarctic ice sheet and, as The New York Times put it in a front-page story on Tuesday, could lead to "a rise in sea leve ...

Ban the Nanny State

It's time to ban bans. We've reached a nationwide breaking point where big government, aka "The Nanny State," has overstepped its bounds as elected officials engage in mass stripping of our collective freedoms and consumer choice. Fairfax, Va., is cu ...

Why you should be worried about net neutrality

If you like the way the Internet is now, I've got some bad news for you: Things may be changing. New rules proposed by the Federal Communications Commission could mean we are entering a new era in which large, private companies can pay access fees to ...

Knife Control: How Far Will They Go?

Has the time come to register kitchen knives? I think maybe it has. The April 9 stabbing incident at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., should make it apparent that we can no longer tolerate the indiscriminate ownership of kitchen kni ...

Marijuana, tobacco, treated very differently by the government

When it comes to tobacco and marijuana, public policies appear headed in contradictory directions. For years, candy cigarettes have been criticized as providing children a gateway to tobacco smoking. In similar fashion, the federal government banned ...

The Ranch Davidians

When the government moved to seize Cliven Bundy's cattle for his failure to pay grazing fees on public land, a growing group of supporters came to his defense -- literally. On April 12, after a tense and heated standoff with them, heavily armed feder ...


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