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The Great Political Issue of Our Time

By Oliver DeMille 1913 was a banner year for the United States. During this year the 16th and 17th Amendments were passed and the Federal Reserve was created. Students of American freedom have long debated about the damaging effects of these three occurrences. The year 1913 also marks the modern start of a long trend of increased spending … [Read more...]

Strategies to Increase the Size of Government

By Oliver DeMille When the Bush Administration lost the support of Congress to Democrats in the 2006 midterm election, it simply turned its focus to pushing its agenda through administrative policy in the numerous governmental agencies. The Obama Administration has said that it will do the same thing if it loses the House and/or Senate in the … [Read more...]

How To Fix Public Education

By Oliver DeMille Time magazine recently published a cover article on reforming American education, and its leading argument was the need for more great teachers.  The details, however, contained more of the same old edu-bureaucratic ideas which have been promoted for the past thirty years. Opening the teacher rolls to more people with … [Read more...]

Public Education’s God Complex

By Bryan Hyde The term “God complex” is sometimes used to describe those in influential positions who behave with such arrogance that they believe they are acting as God Himself would--if only He had all the facts. A fairly recent textbook example of such all-knowing behavior involved members of the Utah State Board of Education. How ironic … [Read more...]

How Avoiding the Stock Market Can Make You Rich

By Garrett Gunderson Most investors think they should invest their excess cash in the stock market, whether through individual stocks, mutual funds, IRAs, or other vehicles. However, this is almost always a mistake. For the most part they don’t know what they’re doing, they don’t understand what they’re investing in, they have little or no … [Read more...]

Is America Becoming Like Europe?

By Oliver DeMille For decades, many elite liberals in America have wanted the United States to become more like Europe. During the Cold War the NATO agreement naturally kept Europe and the U.S. in a cooperative relationship. But after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, an Atlantic divide appeared as U.S. and European Union interests … [Read more...]

Our New National Hymn: How Great We Art

By Bryan Hyde "Raise their heads on gilded poles! Roast the fatted calf! We need a rousing song--summon Toby Keith!" - from The Onion on the killing of Usay & Quday Hussein by U.S forces in 2003. The past couple of weeks have revealed a great deal about the character of the average American. It's not exactly good news either. When … [Read more...]

The Presidential Election of 2012, Part 2: Putting Aside Partisanship

By Oliver DeMille This is Part Two of a two-part series. Read Part One here. Away from Arrogance With a Republican House, we now get to see if President Obama is only ideological (as some people claim) or if he has the ability to be a pragmatist. It is possible that President Obama is a pragmatist, but that he simply believes his own … [Read more...]

Is Forced Democracy the Answer?

Much of our recent foreign policy is guided by the notion that spreading democracy will naturally result in a state of peace, and respect for basic human rights. While seeking peace and human rights are notable and essential goals, the idea of using force to set up a system claiming to foster true freedom is a farce. Let me tell you a … [Read more...]