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Civil Rights Act of 1964

by Marcus Witcher on Feb 11, 2020

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 addressed injustices that African Americans had long endured, but it did not fully erase the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow.

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the George H.W. Bush Administration

by Gene Healy on Aug 27, 2019

Hailed at his passing as “the most successful one-term president in the nation’s history,” George H.W. Bush has a far better claim to being the most destructive.

Building Tomorrow

Instagram is the New Fireside Chat

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and John Samples on Jan 17, 2019

Some politicians seem authentic on social media & others completely miss the mark. Should political advertising on social media be regulated?

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Goldwater, Barry (1909-1998)

by Lee Edwards on Aug 15, 2008

Barry Goldwater’s stark commitment to a platform of freedom and limited government helped to realign public opinion in support of economic conservatism.

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Tax Competition

by Daniel J. Mitchell on Aug 15, 2008

Tax competition occurs when governments adopt more attractive tax policies to attract people to live and do business within their borders.

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Decentralism

by Bill Kauffman on Aug 15, 2008

Supporters of decentralism argue that central concentration of power threatens liberty and prefer decision-making power to be diffused on a local level.

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Clark, Ed (1930-)

by David Boaz on Aug 15, 2008

The 1980 Libertarian party presidential candidate, Ed Clark is a public figure for the libertarian movement who played an important role popularizing it.

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Second Amendment for Me, Gun Control for Thee

by Billy Christmas on Mar 7, 2017

The link between American gun culture and white supremacy undermines conservative arguments for gun rights—but not classical liberal arguments.

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The Lesser of Two Frights

by Roy A. Childs, Jr. and Jeff Riggenbach on Dec 1, 1980

“The Clark campaign brought libertarianism to nationwide public attention on a scale…considered impossible by almost everyone only four years ago.”

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The Speech

by Roy A. Childs, Jr. on Sep 1, 1980

“If Ronald Reagan is the knight of modern conservatism, [it’s] time someone pointed out that the armor is tarnished, the joints creaking, and the sword dulled.”

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Marijuana Freedom is the Issue

by Jeff Riggenbach on Jul 1, 1980

“Only one serious, major candidate for President in this election year…is also unequivocally in favor of total marijuana decriminalization.”

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The Battle for Reagan’s Mind

by Bruce Bartlett on Jul 1, 1980

“Unless something unforeseen happens, Reagan will probably remain committed at least to the Kemp-Roth program.”

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The Conservative Movement

by Roy A. Childs, Jr. on Feb 1, 1978

“Both in the realm of intellectual leadership and political action, conservatives prove themselves corruptible.”

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The Crisis of Big Government

by Roy A. Childs, Jr. on Oct 1, 1977

“We alone have the wisdom and honesty to…declare that the only way to reduce the size of government is to cut back on its functions.”