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Yes, Senator, “Enough is Enough” – But Not How You Think

Yes, Senator, “Enough is Enough” – But Not How You Think

by George Leef Foremost among the politicians who believe that there are votes to be garnered by having the federal government do something to alleviate the burdens of college loan debt is Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. Her political stance is resolutely “progressive,” which is to say, she favors federal control over nearly all aspects of […]

How Do the Feds Get Away with That?

How Do the Feds Get Away with That?

by George Leef The tentacles of federal power over the states, localities, and private institutions have been reaching further and further. Consider, for example, a case involving a small Christian school, the College of the Ozarks. The college adheres to a strict biblical code of morality and among its requirements is that men and women […]

Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race In America

Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race In America

by George Leef Charles Murray has been writing about bad public policy in the United States for a long time. He first made his mark with Losing Ground in 1984, where he argued that the federal government’s War on Poverty had actually made matters worse for the poor, by substituting welfare dependency for self-reliance. We are still […]

Liberty In Peril

Liberty In Peril

by George Leef I finished reading Prof. Randall Holcombe’s book Liberty in Peril: Democracy and Power in US History during the 2020 election. I have yet to hear any candidate say the word “liberty” and would be shocked if I did. We are bombarded with messages for candidates and messages merely imploring us to vote. Some […]