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    Trump EPA ends ‘Sue and Settle’ scheme

    The EPA is finally ending the scheme whereby the federal government sends millions of dollars to radical environmentalist outfits while they foist costly rules on us without going through the rulemaking process.
    Jon Sanders, October 16, 2017
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    The Left and the NRA

    David French of National Review Online probes the political left’s misunderstanding of the National Rifle Association. It never fails. Every single time there is a mass shooting in the United States, a huge section of the Left singles out a single political culprit. Yes, they condemn the shooter,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 6, 2017
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    It’s good to have a First Amendment

    The unwritten British constitution has no explicit protection of free speech, as Scott Greer of the Daily Caller reminds us. The United Kingdom is responding to its severe terror threat with a proposal of lengthy jail sentences for anyone who views “terrorist content” online. Specifically, sentences of 15…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2017
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    Leef notes Washington’s reaction to campus free speech problems

    George Leef’s latest Martin Center column focuses on the federal government’s response to recent efforts to curtail free speech on university campuses. [O]n September 26, Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a speech at Georgetown University. In it, he stated that the Department of Justice would be taking a vigorous…
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2017
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    For safety’s sake, ignore opportunistic media when they demand more gun control

    Unimaginably crass opportunism from media tries to push gun control after the Las Vegas shooting. The facts remain: a large increase in gun ownership in this nation has coincided with steep declines in firearm murder rates and nonfatal firearm victimization rates. Overall crime rates are at near historic lows.
    Jon Sanders, October 3, 2017
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    The attorney general’s free-speech lesson

    Joy Pullmann writes at the Federalist about U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent lesson for the media about free speech. Tuesday Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration will put its weight behind student free-speech complaints against public universities, in a speech at Georgetown University Law that…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2017
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    Leef examines speech protections in latest Forbes column

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on the latest high-profile court case involving an attack on free speech. One of the great liberal (in the true sense of the word) decisions by the Supreme Court is West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette, the 1943 case where the justices…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2017
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    It’s Who We Are

    Sunday is Constitution Day. Has it been a while since you’ve read it? Our friends at the Ashbrook Center have an easy-to-read transcription. It begins with these amazing words: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide…
    Donna Martinez, September 15, 2017