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  • First Principles

    The future of liberty depends on reclaiming America’s first principles.

    Hayek’s Birthday

    Today is Friedrich Hayek’s birthday and it is an important year to celebrate his birth. Although the twentieth century was the century of Hayek, this year seems also to be the year of Hayek. As a country, we are belatedly remembering his warnings, and seeing the consequences of ignoring them … More

    Britain, the U.S., and the End of Local Government

    Earlier this week, we pointed out that, under President Barack Obama, the dependency of the states on the federal government has reached a threatening and historic high. As USA Today sums it up, “In a historic first, Uncle Sam has supplanted sales, property and income taxes as the biggest source … More

    Morning Bell: The End of Federalism

    Addressing Congress on the State of the Union, President Ronald Reagan told the American people in 1982: Our citizens feel they’ve lost control of even the most basic decisions made about the essential services of government, such as schools, welfare, roads, and even garbage collection. And they’re right. A maze … More

    Perez Hilton Smears Miss California: Celebrity Juice, Not from Concentrate?

    Although Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton was crowned Miss USA on Sunday, it was not this portion of the nationally-broadcasted segment that emerged as the most “sparkling” moment. Instead, the buzz was sparked by a question posed by Perez Hilton, an openly gay celebrity gossip blogger and one of thirteen … More

    President Obama Meets Mexican President Calderon: With Guns Drawn?

    Today’s Washington Post reports an often heard but highly inaccurate statement: 90% of guns employed in the drug cartel killing spree come from the U.S.  It is a factoid prominently stuck in the minds of leaders and the media, some of whom use this misrepresentation in support of reimposing extensive … More

    Tea Party Update: Ted Nugent Rocks The Alamo

    With Ted Nugent providing the sound track, Glenn Beck explains what the Tea Parties are all about, who gets it, who doesn’t and why. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbRr-wCH6Rc&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

    Lafayette Sq. Tea Party Photos: Patriots In The Rain

    Many young people braved the elements: Unafraid to speak the Truth:

    Back to the Basics

    In the New York Times today, David Brooks has a column in which he describes two theories about the financial crisis: “greed” and “stupidity.” The “greed” theory is not what you might be thinking—it is not the simplistic notion that Wall Street is just full of greedy capitalists that swindle … More

    The End of Conservatism?

    Dr. Lee Edwards, a Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, gave a lecture  at the Heritage Foundation that asked the question: Is Conservatism dead? One could make a strong case that it is. Conservatives suffered a crushing defeat in the 2006 elections and, more recently, the 2008 elections. However, things have … More

    The Latest Obama Threat to U.S. Sovereignty

    Ceding control of financial regulations to the European Union is just the beginning of the Obama Administration war on the sovereignty of the United States of America. Just last week, President Barack Obama nominated former Clinton administration official Harold Koh to become the State Department’s legal adviser. Koh describes himself … More