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For fair-minded people who want to examine the data, there are important studies on the liberal policies that cause higher unemployment and greater incidents of family breakdown. Since Charles Murray’s ground-breaking study Losing Ground (1984), numerous scholars have revealed the failure of liberal social policies. Sadly, many of today’s environmentalist activists are equally, or even more, destructive. There are too many environmental activists promoting policies that hurt people. (more…)

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There are some individuals destined to take on giants. Born in 1925, conservative William F. Buckley, Jr. became one of the most impressive American public intellectuals of the twentieth century. Founder of the conservative magazine the National Review, a prolific author of numerous books and articles, and the creator and host of the debate-style television show Firing Line, Buckley certainly left his mark. And he started young. At age 25, he tweaked the nose of the Yale University establishment. (more…)

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is experiencing some economic, legal, and religious difficulties.

The province of Ontario was once the economic powerhouse of Canada. It has declined to have-not status due mostly to the misguided economic policies and excessive spending of the present and previous Liberal government.

How bad is the situation in Ontario? (more…)

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Founded by a group of Christian leaders and political campaigners in the early 1980s, the Institute of Religion and Democracy (TheIRD.org ) continues to do excellent work safeguarding religious freedom and democracy in America and abroad. As today’s President Mark Tooley explains, the IRD is “a watchdog of the religious and evangelical left, disputing their claims to represent millions of church members when espousing a liberal or far-left political agenda.” (more…)

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Recently in Washington, D.C., Senator Ted Cruz attempted to deliver a keynote address at the Inaugural Summit of the organization In Defense of Christians. His speech to an audience composed mostly of Christians was on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, a humanitarian crisis that he cares about. Cruz ended his speech early when a minority of listeners continued to heckle and boo him. (more…)

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On March 8, 1983, at the annual meeting of the National Association of Evangelicals, President Ronald Reagan spoke of the Soviet Union as an “evil empire.” What was his strategy? Convinced that socialism would lose any head to head competition with capitalism, he chose to take an aggressive approach to Soviet communism and one essential component of his strategy was to strengthen the American military and economy. (more…)

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Critics of capitalism often rely heavily on emotion-laden statements devoid of facts. They are convinced that some form of socialism is the answer in achieving a fairer and better society. For example, Hollywood personality Sean Penn supported the socialism of his friend Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela. When Chavez died last year of cancer, Penn directed his praise to Chavez’s successor Nicholas Maduro. But today we see where socialist economic policies have taken Venezuela. (more…)

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Democratic commentators wrote of Republicans “determined to commit political suicide” in choosing conservative Ronald Reagan as their leader. Actually, Reagan had little support from Republican eastern elites, many favoring George Bush who called the supply-side approach “voodoo economics.” But Reagan was popular with the grass roots and he won the Republican nomination. These Americans wanted someone with genuine conservative convictions. (more…)

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In watching a couple of TV discussions on “Global Warming” this past week, I noted a clear whiff of desperation emanating from the zealots.  (Of course, it is now re-branded as “Climate Change,” a marketing change made necessary by the inconvenient fact that the earth’s temperature has stopped rising since 1998.)  According to Al Gore the polar ice cap is supposed to be gone by now, but it is still there and the polar bears are just fine.  When the evidence is against you, it gets harder and harder to convince people that they should give up air conditioning and cars in order to respond to the “crisis” you are trying to whip up.

George Will said the other day that when a politician tells you that “the debate is over” it generally means two things: (1) that the debate is raging and (2) he is losing.  The Wall Street Journal published a poll of 15 current issues and asked readers to rank them in order of importance.  Global Warming (or Climate Change) finished dead last.  So why are the Global Warming alarmists losing? (more…)

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We see two visions competing in America today on what is the best path for job creation and a stronger economy. Using simple categories, there are those who champion free market solutions versus the Keynesians who prefer greater government involvement in the economy. What can we learn from history? (more…)

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