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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.

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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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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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Why Decentralism? Beyond Left and Right

by David S. D’Amato on Jun 29, 2015

An emphasis on decentralization unites radicals on left and right in American politics, while moderates support central power.

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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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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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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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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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Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom, and the Making of History

featuring John Patrick Diggins, John Samples, Jonathan Clarke, & Steven Hayward on Feb 22, 2007

Following his departure from office, Ronald Reagan was marginalized thanks to liberal biases that dominate the teaching of American history.

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Is Freedom Winning?

by David Boaz on Jan 1, 2003

Boaz acknowledges that America is in no golden age of liberty, but adds that freedom is on a perpetual march forward.