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The Lighthouse Weekly Newsletter: August 31, 2022 Student-Loan Handout Stupidity | Impact of Bruen | Should US Defend Taiwan?

Student Loan Handout—Illegal, Inflationary, Immoral, Inequitable and More

Richard K. Vedder (

And the “More”? Irresponsible, Irrational, and Idiotic. So why is the Biden administration doing it? Simple. Universities have become wards of the state and reliable political allies of big government. READ MORE »

Restoring the Promise

Higher Education in America

By Richard K. Vedder

What the U.S. Supreme Court Bruen Decision Will Mean for America

Stephen P. Halbrook (America’s 1st Freedom)

In New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen the Supreme Court fully recognized the right to bear arms. But let’s not be foolish. Much work lies ahead. Six nanny states, for instance, are already scheming new restrictions on the right to carry. What are our next steps? READ MORE »

The Right to Bear Arms

A Constitutional Right of the People or a Privilege of the Ruling Class?

By Stephen P. Halbrook

Should the U.S. Overtly Pledge to Defend Taiwan?

Ivan Eland (Real Clear Policy)

Short answer: no. The Chinese tantrum at Pelosi’s ill-timed visit to Taiwan hides systemic Chinese weakness. Taiwan just needs to be strong enough to run a “porcupine strategy” against any possible Chinese attack. And that we can help with, without tipping the world into global conflict in the Pacific. READ MORE »

In Search of Monsters to Destroy

The Folly of American Empire and the Paths to Peace

By Christopher J. Coyne

The Suicide of the American Historical Association

Phillip W. Magness (American Institute of Economic Research)

American Historical Association President James H. Sweet recently wrote in the organization’s magazine that academic historians should not allow their political views to distort their interpretations of the past. Like the New York Times’s 1619 Project. Can you guess what happened next? READ MORE »

Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus

By Donald A. Downs

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