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The State of Our Nation: the Greatest Threat to Our Freedoms Is the Government

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

History may show that from this point forward, we will have left behind any semblance of constitutional government and entered into a militaristic state where all citizens are suspects and security trumps freedom.

Life in the Emerging American Police State: What's in Store for Our Freedoms in 2014?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

In Harold Ramis' classic 1993 comedy Groundhog Day, TV weatherman Phil Connors (played by Bill Murray) is forced to live the same day over and over ag...

The End of Private Property in the Era of the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

It's time for a second American Revolution. Not a revolution designed to kill people or tear down and physically destroy society, but a revolution of the minds and souls of human beings--a revolution promulgated to restore the freedoms for which our founders sacrificed their fortunes and their lives.

I'm With Stupid: The Real Mystery Meat in Your Veal Scallopini

Todd Hartley | Posted 12.26.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Some years ago, I read a story in the local paper about how 11 moose were killed in Colorado that hunting season by hunters who thought they were elk ...

U.S. Economic Freedom Plunges

Benjamin Powell | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business
Benjamin Powell

The decrease in economic freedom experienced thus far doesn't mean that the U.S. is about to turn into a poor third world country. But it does imply low or stagnant growth that slows our improvement in living standards.

Connecting With Nature Requires Public Access to the Natural World

Sean Gerrity | Posted 09.23.2012 | Green
Sean Gerrity

People in the United States have a slowly eroding relationship with nature, but we could help reverse this trend with a combination of changes. A prerequisite is easy and abundant access to nature and that opportunity, as a whole, is slipping away in many parts of this country.

Dear Historic Preservationists: Please Leave Us Alone

Eli Lehrer | Posted 08.25.2012 | Home
Eli Lehrer

Things change and the mere fact that some buildings have been around for awhile shouldn't make them public property or much less require that taxpayers shell out to "save" them.

In Cuba: A Home of One's Own

Sarah Stephens | Posted 01.08.2012 | World
Sarah Stephens

Cuba has created a private market for housing. Effective November 10, Cubans will have the right to buy and sell their homes at prices they set.

It's Time to Reform California's Civil Forfeiture Laws

Christina Walsh | Posted 08.31.2011 | Los Angeles
Christina Walsh

Through civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize private property that they suspect is involved with a criminal activity. Civil forfeiture laws make it easy for law enforcement to seize property -- and profitable.

Weekly Audit: Foreclosuregate Hits Home

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Foreclosuregate Hits Homeby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Earlier this month, Bank of America (BOA), the country's larges...

GPS and the Police State We Inhabit: Living in Oceania

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

By ensuring that we never get lost, never lose our loved ones and never lose our wireless signals, we are also making it possible for the government to never lose sight of us, as well.

The Link Between Ownership and Creativity

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

New research suggests that our moral judgments about property ownership may be an intuitive process--one more fundamental than society's laws and regulations.

Rand Paul On 'Maddow' Defends Criticism Of Civil Rights Act, Says He Would Have Worked To Change Bill (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MAJOR UPDATES: Rand Paul has responded to the controversy over his appearance on Maddow's show. Click here for the latest. Kentucky Senate candidat...

Los Angeles: Private Property, Public Art

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Derrick

Once again, Los Angeles mixes the concept of public and private. And art loses.

The Declaration of Independence: Good Spin Plus High Principles

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

This was pure political spin. Scapegoat the king, obviously an easier target to demonize than the collective gentlemen of the House of Commons.

Stimulating Physical Activity by Building Healthy Neighborhoods

Peter A. Ubel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter A. Ubel

With intelligent regulations, such as thoughtful neighborhood zoning, we can influence our ability and willingness to engage in healthy activities like biking and walking.

The First Death Rattle of Our Unsustainable Economy

Rebekah and Stephen Hren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebekah and Stephen Hren

The idea that capitalism is the most efficient economic system is complete and utter malarkey.