Vicki Alger | Wednesday March 21, 2018 at 10:16 AM PDT | Comments Off on Florida Becomes First State to Offer Student Safety Scholarships
No parent should have to play “Mother, may I” with the state or federal government to enroll their child in a school they think is safe.
Tags: Constitution, Education, Liberty, Nanny State, Personal Liberty, Politics, school choice, school safety, The State
Randall Holcombe | Friday March 16, 2018 at 10:16 AM PDT | Comments Off on Some Thoughts on Arming Teachers
Teachers are not law enforcement officers, and as civilians under attack, they should not be expected to confront a shooter, and would almost surely be ineffective if they tried.
Tags: Civil Liberties, Firearm regulation, Gun Control, Police, Politics, school shootings, Second Amendment, teachers, The State
Randall Holcombe | Tuesday February 20, 2018 at 9:29 AM PDT | Comments Off on Commonsense Firearm Regulation
Are there any gun regulations that would actually work?
Tags: Firearms, Gun Control, Personal Liberty, Politics, Regulation, The State
Randall Holcombe | Thursday February 1, 2018 at 9:44 AM PDT | Comments Off on Trump: The State of Our Union Is Strong
What did you make of Trump’s State of the Union?
Tags: Donald Trump, Politics, Presidential Power, State of the Union Address, The State
Randall Holcombe | Friday January 26, 2018 at 1:43 PM PDT | Comments Off on Trump: Invest in the United States
His words say, invest in America. His actions say otherwise.
Tags: Davos, Economics, Foreign investment, Free Market, Politics, Trade deficit
Vicki Alger | Monday January 22, 2018 at 9:22 AM PDT | Comments Off on Sacramento Should Celebrate National School Choice Week with Bold, Student-Centered Thinking
California’s current education system, which largely rations education based on where a child’s parents can afford to live, is a relic of a bygone era.
Tags: Charter schools, Education, education savings accounts, ESAs, government schools, K-12 schools, National School Choice Week, Personal Liberty, Politics, Private schools, Public schools, school choice, tax credit scholarships
Randall Holcombe | Thursday January 11, 2018 at 9:02 AM PDT | Comments Off on Progressive Democracy
The ideology of Democracy legitimizes the actions of democratic government by validating them as being approved by the people.
Tags: American History, Constitution, Elections, Personal Liberty, Politics, The State
Randall Holcombe | Wednesday January 3, 2018 at 9:50 AM PDT | Comments Off on Iranian Unrest
As I read about the demonstrations in Iran, my thoughts turn to conversations I’ve had with Iranian citizens over the past several years. From 2011-2016 I taught in a week-long summer program on public choice put on in the Republic of Georgia by the New Economic School headquartered in Tbilisi, Georgia. The program attracted...
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Tags: Civil Liberties, Iran protests, Personal Liberty, Politics, The State
Robert Higgs | Tuesday December 12, 2017 at 9:59 AM PDT | Comments Off on A Reconsideration of “The Personal Is Political”
“The personal is political” is a slogan that has been around for a long time, used especially though not exclusively by radical feminists. In practice it has served as an exhortation that people make ideology the sole dimension of their personal identity, that they set aside all other bases on which to evaluate their...
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Tags: community, Family, feminism, ideology, Politics
Randall Holcombe | Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 10:18 AM PDT | Comments Off on Partisan Politics Disenfranchises the Minority Party
The House and Senate have each passed their versions of a tax reform bill. Those bills now go to a conference committee consisting of members of the House and Senate to reconcile their (minor) differences so that both houses can vote on and pass the same bill. The conference committee is just a formality....
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Tags: Budget and Tax Policy, Economics, Politics, Taxation, The State