By Jay Sekulow
The left's outrage over the IRS turns to a plea to 'move on'
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Much of the fight over illegal immigration isn't about immigration at all, but rather over the generous social safety net that has sprung up in the past five decades, and which has proved to be a major sticking point in voters' minds as Congress contemplates a legalization.
Just as the word "liberal" has given way to the less-tarnished "progressive," it's hard to find "global warming" in environmental groups' materials celebrating April 22 as Earth Day.
The great tragedy of our time is that so few know economic history; thus we have been doomed to repeat the mistakes of a generation ago, and millions suffer.
The Obama administration would do itself and our economy a great service if it brought back the office of energy czar for the purpose of making this book's thesis a reality -- and made its co-authors, Anne Korin and Gal Luft, co-czars.
If you live and work in Washington, D.C., you might be excused for believing that the American way of life could come to an end if Washington goes over the "fiscal cliff."
The annual Economic Freedom of the World report, including an index of country rankings, has just been released, and it should be a wake-up call.
Prague, Czech Republic
It's depressing to be a libertarian. We usually spend election night with our few friends in a watering hole or in our parents' basement listening to Rush albums.
Carbon taxes have regained traction this year as several Democrats and even a few Republicans have voiced support for implementing a tax on all energy producers for the amount of carbon dioxide they emit, and then "refunding" the revenue to taxpayers in the form of a cut to the personal income tax, which some economists say distorts the economy more, dollar-per-dollar, than a carbon tax would.
Rev. Robert A. Sirico is president of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty in Grand Rapids, Mich. Founded in 1990, the mission of the institute is, "to articulate a vision of society that is both free and virtuous, the end of which is human flourishing."
Milton Friedman, the great economist, was one of a handful of intellectuals whose work forms the foundation for the modern conservative movement. He has been dead since 2006, but this week would be his centennial. He lived a long and prodigious life.
It would seem prudent for each of us, regardless of party affiliation, to step back from all the emotion of the 2012 campaign cycle and seriously contemplate what the country would get with the re-election of President Obama and what it would get with the election of Mitt Romney.
Even if you've never heard of Milton Friedman, you've likely heard some of the famed economist's pithy sayings.
I came to Arizona in 1967 to fly for the U.S. Air Force at Williams Air Force Base, now called the Phoenix Mesa Airport. Over the next five years, I frequently had occasion to fly along the border with Mexico as I traveled back and forth between Williams and bases in southern California. It always seemed odd that the major populated areas that straddled the border had an obvious difference in appearance between the portion on the Mexican side and the portion on the United States side.
One of the toughest days in a mother's life is the moment when she lets her precious child walk through the door on the first day of school. Whether it is pre-kindergarten, kindergarten or first grade, a mother knows on that day her child truly isn't a baby anymore.
Austrian school economists like Friedrich Hayek and Chicago school economists like Milton Friedman all wrote persuasive critiques of the Keynesian model, which never works in practice.
The godfather of the Economic Freedom of the World report was Milton Friedman (1912-2006), who said that "if economic freedom could be measured with greater accuracy, it would be possible to isolate its impact on the performance of economies and other factors of interest."