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March 21, 2023  •  Weekly Newsletter
Independent Truths with Dr. Scott Atlas

Dr. Atlas interviews Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow, for a fascinating conversation about key issues exposed by the pandemic—like the history behind government violations of civil liberties and the ideological takeover of America’s universities. It’s a must watch. WATCH OR LISTEN »
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Second Amendment Roundup: An Opening Judicial Salvo in Defense of Illinois’ New Rifle Ban

Stephen P. Halbrook (The Volokh Conspiracy on

The latest salvo in America’s “assault-weapon” wars? Northern District of Illinois Judge Virginia Kendall’s assertion that nothing in Constitutional law “establishes that a deprivation of any constitutional right is presumed to cause irreparable harm.” Say that again? READ MORE »

The Right to Bear Arms

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

By Stephen P. Halbrook

Who Owns the University?

Richard K. Vedder (Wall Street Journal)

Behind that question lie big, ugly problems—but here’s a start on a fix: give government funds to customers (students) rather than to educational producers (universities), and then let education markets work. READ MORE »

Restoring the Promise

Higher Education in America

By Richard K. Vedder

What Happened to Stanford?

Victor Davis Hanson (American Greatness)

Stanford was once one of the world’s great universities. That was then. Maybe Stanford could be great again if it added just two more compulsory workshops: ethical behavior and anger management? READ MORE »

The Diversity Myth

Multiculturalism and Political Intolerance
on Campus

By David O. Sacks, Peter A. Thiel

The Unconstitutional Tax on ‘Unrealized Capital Gains’

Phillip W. Magness (AIER)

The Biden Administration’s 2023 budget made headlines by proposing a so-called “billionaire tax.” The measure rests on an economic falsehood—but it is also blatantly unconstitutional. READ MORE »

The Terrible 10

A Century of Economic Folly

By Burton A. Abrams

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