Will New Trump Admin Commission Reclaim Human Rights Debate?

Earlier this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the creation of a State Department “Commission on Unalienable Rights.” This commission will reorient American foreign policy on human rights in a constitutional direction, focusing on the “unalienable rights” endowed by our creator and centering around the Bill of Rights. It also will reaffirm the United States’ commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and reflect the administration’s commitment to the family. Although many support the measure, others, particularly on the Left, are attempting to steer public discourse against the commission. But why, you may ask, would anyone oppose

Chronological Snobbery and the American Founding

Days before the Fourth of July, Colin Kaepernick expressed his discontent with Nike’s new Betsy Ross Flag shoes because, he claimed, the flag represents the thirteen colonies which stood for slavery. A few of the Democratic presidential hopefuls voiced their agreement with Kaepernick. Then, the Charlottesville, Va., City Council voted to cease recognizing and celebrating Thomas Jefferson’s birthday as an official holiday. Around this same time, the San Francisco school board voted to paint over an 84-year-old, 1,600-foot-long mural depicting the life of George Washington at local George Washington High School. Something has changed. The American Founders find themselves in

Joe Biden Joins the Movement for a False “Equality”

Earlier this month, Democratic front runner Joe Biden reportedly declared that when it comes to his run for the presidency, the “Equality Act would be his top legislative priority, an effort to enshrine LGBTQ protections into the nation’s labor and civil rights laws.” Biden’s announcement brings up a very important question: Is our society strengthened or weakened by the advancement of such “equality” legislation? Certainly Biden and most public institutions think so. However, for those who know the Natural Law and the teaching of the ancients concerning law and language, a very different conclusion emerges.  A law, according to Thomas

Nearly 200 CEOs Virtue Signal Pro-Abortion Views in Troubling Letter

This week, nearly 200 leaders in the corporate world signed a letter titled ‘Don’t Ban Equality.’ The website claims that the group represents more than 120,000 workers at numerous companies. While most of the signers are from small to medium sized companies in the fashion and new tech sectors, a few leaders from major companies have signed the letter. Some notable businesses represented are the finance and software firm Bloomberg LP, ice cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry’s, retail clothing giant H&M, and designer Diane von Furstenburg. While it is titled ‘Don’t Ban Equality,’ the letter doesn’t deal with equal pay

Pro-Abortion Lobby Deploys LGBT Playbook to Blackmail Georgia

The LGBT movement has successfully used corporate America to bully states into repealing or blocking laws it doesn’t like. Now the pro-abortion movement is trying to use the same playbook to strong-arm the states into repealing pro-life laws. Recall 2016, when North Carolina considered a law establishing that people had no right to use public bathrooms designated for the opposite sex. The organized backlash began immediately. Financial giant PayPal canceled plans for a small headquarters in Charlotte, the NCAA threatened to cancel future events in the state, and dozens of leftist states and cities banned their employees from traveling there

Is Civil Discourse Still Possible?

Earlier this month, the BBC’s Andrew Neil interviewed Ben Shapiro to discuss Shapiro’s new book, “The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great.” The interview began with a series of questions about Trump, Breitbart, abortion and other hot button issues. However, as the interview goes on, the predominant question emerges about whether or not Shapiro is partly responsible for coarsening public discourse over the years. Although Neil was abrasive in his exposition of Shapiro, the question is one worth discussing in depth. Early in the interview, Shapiro got hung up on Neil’s harsh characterization

Democrats’ Awful 2020 Economic Agenda — In 3 Memes

In celebration of Easter, I interrupt your regularly scheduled economic reporting with something a little more lighthearted. If your family dinner table is set to contain as much political sparring as mine, feel free to share the following with your relatives. Here are 3 memes that perfectly summarize Democrats’ 2020 economic agenda: 1.) Why are progressives, including Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, now referring to themselves as ‘Democratic’ Socialists instead of just socialists? Do they think putting a good word in front of a bad word makes the latter sound less terrible? If I said my Toyota Camry has a

Conservatives Combat Leftist Smear Campaign Against Stephen Moore

Over the past three decades, there has arguably been no greater public champion of free market economics than Stephen Moore. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the Left lost its collective mind over Trump’s nomination of Moore to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. But rather than oppose Stephen Moore due to his views on the true cause of inflation (hint: it’s not economic growth, as widely believed at the Federal Reserve), the merits of a rules-based monetary policy, or the need for a more transparent central bank, they have resorted to re-litigating divorce filings and scrutinizing his decades-old tenure at

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