Charity: A Surprisingly Effective Government-Shrinking Tool

A first-of-its-kind study by the Almanac of Philanthropy (that’s a great name, isn’t it?) recently uncovered the most charitable population on earth—the United States. That’s right, the American population outstrips all others in gifts to charity! Here are some of the numbers: In a first of its kind survey, the Almanac found that Americans out-donate […]

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I Say “Limited Government,” They Hear “Anti-Government”

I do not consider the libertarian or true conservative movement to be inherently anti-government. But according to a growing number of “progressives,” anyone who seeks to limit the federal government’s regulations and interventions is automatically “anti-government.” You’ll notice that any gridlock in Congress is considered an evil: Democrats will accuse Constitutionalists of “keeping the government […]

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Why Are Millennials Losing Their Religion?

A new Pew Research poll indicates that American Millennials are losing trust in the positive impact of churches on society: Younger generations tend to have more-positive views than their elders of a number of institutions that play a big part in American society. But for some institutions – such as churches and the news media […]

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The Cost of Conservative Incrementalism: The Foredoomed Bill that Repeals ObamaCare and Defunds Planned Parenthood

The House just passed a bill that would repeal ObamaCare and defund Planned Parenthood. Don’t rejoice just yet because it means almost nothing. Yes, there is basically no way it will actually accomplish anything at all: Congress sent an ObamaCare repeal bill to the president’s desk for the first time on Wednesday, marking an election-year […]

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Are Americans Too Stupid for Democracy to Work?

A new study out of Cornell University indicates that Americans are too stupid for democracy to work: The research, led by David Dunning, a psychologist at Cornell University, shows that incompetent people are inherently unable to judge the competence of other people, or the quality of those people’s ideas. For example, if people lack expertise […]

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Is Donald Trump the New Barry Goldwater?

A lot of people have been comparing Donald Trump to Barry Goldwater because they are both “anti-establishment” candidates who still have popular support. But that’s about where the comparison ends. Barry Goldwater, like Ron Paul, stood by fixed convictions that made him very unpopular with establishment GOP players. He wasn’t able to be manipulated. In […]

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