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“The Conservative’s Handbook”

In the wake of last Tuesday’s election, there’s a lot of soul-searching going on among conservatives. Where, many ask, did we go wrong? It’s not simply a matter of tactics. Some are wondering what,...

The Wisdom of New York

This election year has generated a lot of talk about the role of America’s military in the Middle East. Less frequently does the conversation turn to what’s really at the heart of the matter...

Reagan Conservatism Fires Up the Nation

Just a few weeks ago, newspapers and pundits nationwide were writing obituaries for “Reagan conservatism.” They told us “the conservative movement needs new ideas,” “the era of Reagan is over,” “the policies of the...

The Culture Battle

How are you doing in your fight against a culture that’s gone stark raving mad? The real-life headlines for some parents have been more like nightmares: A “pregnancy pact” that plagued a small town in...

Family: “The Bedrock of Society”

It used to be called “shacking up.” Now it’s just another lifestyle choice. Or so it appears from federal data released on July 28. It shows a big jump in the number of unmarried opposite-sex...

Nuclear Power: Lighting the Future

Radical environmentalists didn’t like it when President Bush decided not to use the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions. And they hated his lifting of the presidential ban on offshore drilling. But whether they...

Government is Costing You a Bundle

Congratulations: The rest of your 2008 paychecks belong to you and your family. Enjoy! Oh, you didn’t hear? The “mainstream” media probably didn’t tell you, but July 16 was this year’s “Cost of Government Day.” As...

Spreading Freedom Far and Wide

“Tell us about the American miracle.” It was in 1983 when West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl spoke those words to President Ronald Reagan. They were gathered at the annual “G7” economic summit attended by the...

Unleash America’s Energy Potential

As any driver can tell you, the pain at the pump is pretty acute right now. It’s a simple matter of supply and demand. Demand is up (thanks, in part, to an increasing appetite...

Encouraging Thrift Just Makes Cents

Ask 10 people to define capitalism. Chances are, eight or nine will stress the importance of buying things. They’re making a common mistake—equating capitalism with consumerism. As our friends over at the Acton Institute understand,...

Lieberman-Warner: A State-by-State Snapshot

Well, isn’t it just like Congress to take the latest fad—in this case, “global warming”—and use it to try to usher in yet more government control of your life? The “Lieberman-Warner” bill (named after its...

California and Marriage: Tarnished Days in the Golden State

If you’ve ever wondered why liberals fight tooth and nail whenever it comes to confirming judges, just look to California. There, in another outrageous example of judicial over-reach and leftist social experimentation, the state Supreme...

Climate Control: A Costly Proposal

Think energy is expensive now? Wait until Congress plugs in the “Climate Security Act of 2007.” That’s the leading piece of legislation on Capitol Hill designed to combat “climate change.” Lawmakers have cooked up an...

Abstinence: In the “No”

Who could argue with the idea that, when it comes to sex education, our teenagers should be taught to say “no”? Considering what’s at stake (their health, their future, their dignity as human beings,...

Let Reagan Go?

I have one question for anyone who would have us “let Ronald Reagan go”: Are you kidding? Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a long-time Republican player, recently urged a conservative audience to do just that. In...