The CATO Institute Is Wrong About the COVID-19 Vaccine

The CATO Institute Is Wrong About the COVID-19 Vaccine

In light of Nobel Prizes being given to two researchers of mRNA COVID-19 vaccinations, beltway establishments like that of the Cato Institute have lauded praises onto the decision. To Cato, as evidenced by a blog post by Ian Vásquez, the production of these vaccines was a “victory of globalization!” Whilst it certainly required a vast scale of global resources and networking, it was hardly what one could consider a free market victory. The development of these vaccines was done so by plundered resources, granted legal immunity, and captured market positions. One aspect lost by the English...

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Society’s Artificial Production of Transgender Teens

Society’s Artificial Production of Transgender Teens

According to polls, almost one in six members of Gen Z identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or trans (LGBT). Compared to previous generations, the rates are significantly up. The common explanation is that society has become far more accepting of such individuals, and youth are more willing to "explore their sexuality." If society is more accepting, why are we not seeing older generations revealing they are also a member of said community? Surely, this cannot be the case. So what is causing this trend of youth "exploring their sexuality"? Why are children embarking on this “exploration”?...

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On 9/11, We Must Ignore the ‘Kooks’

On 9/11, We Must Ignore the ‘Kooks’

Mistrust of the government ought to be people's reasonable, default position. With such lies as Saddam Hussein manufacturing weapons of mass destruction or that Vladimir Putin put a bounty on our soldier's heads, it is no wonder that citizens began to think that 9/11 was not what it seemed. Certainly, the al-Qaeda extremists did not simply attack us because they hated that we were able to petition our government or girls could wear jeans. They didn't attack us for our freedoms, but the events were not fake. They certainly happened. Loose Change was not very accurate, and it is very damaging...

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What Has Government Done to Our Universities?

What Has Government Done to Our Universities?

Joe Biden has stoked more fire into the debate over higher education. The president unveiled a plan to forgive $10,000 of student debt for those making $125,000 a year or less, or $20,000 if that borrower was a recipient of a Pell Grant. While one can argue about the economic or moral implications of the decision, the question that many seem to have missed is: why is a college education so expensive? Is it even worth it? What has the government done to our higher education system? In the United States, there is over $1.75 trillion in student loan debt with an average of $28,950 plus interest...

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A Modern Rebirth of Federalism

A Modern Rebirth of Federalism

The FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort has resulted in a backlash from Red states against an agency once beloved by the right-wing. Lacking control over either legislative house or the presidency, for Republicans there is little they are able to do besides make odd threats of their eventual control of Congress. So what can Red states do to prevent further overreach by the Federal Bureau of Investigation? The answer lies in the Founding Fathers and the lost American art of federalism. A system of federalism relies upon the strong decentralization of governance,...

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Elon and the Magnificient Twitter Deal

Elon and the Magnificient Twitter Deal

As if repudiating the cultural zeitgeist, Elon Musk has decided to purchase Twitter, a large social media platform, to add to his stack of companies like Tesla, SpaceX, Starlink, and the Boring company. While he has taken several unique perspectives, from fighting against population decline (citing it as a major problem), the Ghislaine-Epstein child sex trafficking scandal, and colonization of Mars, he seems to be a free speech absolutist. Musk believes that freedom of speech is not constrained by the feelings of an individual who hears it, that everyone should be allowed to speak, and that...

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Libertarian Solutions to Paleoconservative Problems

Libertarian Solutions to Paleoconservative Problems

Donald Trump entered the political stage as a rejection of all that we have known. His rhetoric was that of America no longer being great, and a promise to bring America back to its roots. He promised to “Make America Great Again.” He created a movement around this idea, yet inevitably embraced the ideas of his political enemies. Trump continued to sell himself to foreign engagements, he banned bump stocks, ramped up the national debt by $7 trillion, and allowed the country to be locked up for months in response to COVID, destroying the economy and dooming the same small businesses he...

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‘America First’ Means Anti-Bush, Not Antiwar

‘America First’ Means Anti-Bush, Not Antiwar

Donald Trump, despite not being perfect (far from it), was useful in making the idea of chronic interventionism and foreign entanglements unpopular, but as much credit as the New Right is given, they are hardly antiwar. The New Right is largely a rejection of the moderates—the neoconservatives and neoliberals—and their exemplars, the Clintons, Cheneys, Bushes, and Romneys. There is certainly an aversion towards our involvement in the Middle East, with Trump telling Jeb Bush in 2016 that, “Your brother lied,” about WMDs in Iraq. But while they may not be Middle East hawks like the...

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Last Rights: The Death of American Liberty

Last Rights: The Death of American Liberty

Americans today have “freedom” to be fleeced, groped, injected, harassed, surveilled, vilified, disarmed, beaten, detained, and maybe shot by federal agents. From hapless homeowners hit by SWAT raids to pandemic lockdowns pointlessly paralyzing lives, government...

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