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Protect the Right to Innovate: Free Uber and the Taxi Industry from Regulations

The only just and fair way to resolve this dilemma is to eliminate regulations on the traditional taxi industry and those on new ridesharing app companies.

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Permission Slips are Not Rights: How Hobby Lobby’s Victory Cheapens the Right to Personal Liberty

By carving out a special exception to the ACA’s contraceptive mandates for religious freedom, the Supreme Court treats religious liberty like a stand-alone permission slip for favored groups with favored beliefs.

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Ron Paul Lacks the Principles Needed to Defend Freedom

At first glance, the Ron Paul movement appears to be a step in the right direction for freedom. But does Paul really want, or understand, what a true move to freedom would entail?

Campus Media Response: Freedom: The Best Way to Cope With Climate Change

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Campus Media Response: Freedom: The Best Way to Cope With Climate Change

Observing a recent debate over global warming, Princeton student Miriam Geronimus criticizes the debate as distracting from more important things: Important issues remain to be settled — for example, whether 350 parts per million of atmospheric carbon dioxide or 450 ppm is the tipping point; what organisms are well adapted to survive climate change; and […]

Governmental “Nudges” Undermine Freedom

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Governmental “Nudges” Undermine Freedom

EPA Grading scheme for vehicles distorts our ability to act on our own judgment The Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed a scheme by which vehicles would be “graded” based on fuel efficiency. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal: “Under the system, the only cars that would receive an A-plus, A or […]

On The Road to Ever-More Government Control

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On The Road to Ever-More Government Control

A California county recently banned fast-food restaurants from including toys in their kids’ meals. The goal of this new ban is to reduce rampant obesity in today’s youth by breaking “the link between unhealthy food and prizes.” On the face of it, the effects of this ban seem trivial: so what if there are no […]

Is America Still the Land of Opportunity?

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Is America Still the Land of Opportunity?

Writing in the New York Times, Thomas Friedman applauds a recent event honoring the finalists of Intel’s national science talent search, a contest that recognizes promising American high school science students. Friedman notes the high number of finalists of Chinese and Indian descent and reminds us that it’s our willingness to welcome immigrants that allows […]

Campus Media Response: Immigration – Both Left and Right are Wrong

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Campus Media Response: Immigration – Both Left and Right are Wrong

Campus groups share thoughts on immigration reform Daily Illini, November 20, 2009 Dear Daily Illini, In her article, Lori Bell portrays the classic positions of the Right and the Left on immigration. The Right wants a slower influx of immigrants, and wants measures in place to ensure that they will not receive government aid. The […]

Agenda of Truth

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Agenda of Truth

The national community-based group, ACORN, recently underwent some investigative journalism Sacha Baron Cohen-style. What the amateur journalist/actors/videographers found were several employees well-versed in and comfortable with fraud. The employees openly advised the actors, who pretended to want to start a brothel in order to raise money for a political campaign, on how to keep their […]

Correcting the Concession of Labor Day

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Correcting the Concession of Labor Day

On September 7th Americans observed the holiday known as Labor Day. Many of them, not knowing its origins, enjoyed a day, ironically, without labor. Yet the question of why Labor Day exists and what it celebrates should be answered by the virtue of its continued celebration. Labor Day was created in 1894 by President Grover […]

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