Charlie Gard and Universal Care

Charlie Gard’s healthcare is not a debate for the public square.  Medical situations should stay between patients and doctors. By now almost everyone has heard the tragic story of Charlie Gard, a baby with mitochondrial depletion syndrome who lives in the UK. Because Charlie was born in the UK, which has universal healthcare, the state […]

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Laws Don’t Stop Crime; People Do

Every time there’s a shooting, our nation enters an increasingly polarizing conversation about what we can do about “gun violence.”  The Right says the Left has no right to take away one’s right to self-defense, and the Left says the Right has no right to endanger the public.  But as usual, both are having the […]

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The Root Cause of Riots

In the wake of violent riots in Baltimore, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts placed the blame on high school students who “thought it was cute to throw cinder blocks at police.”   He ordered parents to “Take control of your kids.”  Yet it’s fairly obvious to anyone paying attention that this is unlikely to happen.  Parents […]

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Bid 2016: How to Beat Progressives

This morning, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz announced his bid for the 2016 Presidential Election.  He will have significant competition, but not just from Democrats.  Republicans Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, and Scott Walker, among others, are also serious contenders who have not yet officially announced their candidacy.  But the greatest threat to liberty, in my […]

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What is “Fair”?

In this modern social and political climate we hear a lot of talk about what’s “fair.”  Those engaging in this argument usually fit into one of two camps: 1) This camp believes that every human being who is alive and breathing deserves a certain standard of “decency,” arbitrarily set by some third party (usually the […]

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