Echoes of the Vietnam War: Journalists Begin To Take a Stand

– January 19, 2022

“You can’t give the lie the same credence as the truth or you will hide in false equivalence and fail the public. Even journalists I know who are socially and politically conservative are signing on to the idea that they must take a stand for the truth.” ~ Llewellyn King


Are Last-Mile Solution Scooters Safe?

– January 17, 2022

“We all know it’s impossible in life to be sure that anything is perfectly safe and there’s nothing wrong with assuming the risk of certain activities when we understand what we’re getting into.” ~ Aron Solomon


Spielberg’s West Side Story Doubles Down on Tragedy of Prejudice

– January 13, 2022

“The emphasis remains on the tragic consequences of failing to recognize and honor individuals for who they are, the soul-tearing nature of violence to resolve disputes, and the need to promote more honest and sincere dialogue to promote understanding and peace.” ~ Samuel R. Staley


Rise of the Jacobins: America’s Socialists Want Your Help

– January 13, 2022

“The idea that socialism, other than various forms of voluntary communities in which people choose material privation and seek agreed equality, is the answer to anything runs against human experience.” ~ Doug Bandow


Arizona Republic Report Leaves Out Important Details and Context On Universal Licensing

– January 10, 2022

“Arizona ignited a national trend in breaking down barriers to people of all backgrounds seeking to make an honest living while expanding options and choice for consumers. Universal licensing reform has bipartisan appeal.” ~ Jeffrey A. Singer


Some Frustrating Economics in the Wall Street Journal

– January 6, 2022

“The Journal is usually a bastion of sound economics. Alas, nobody bats 1.000. If we want an economic ‘return to normalcy,’ we have to get these basics right.” ~ Alexander William Salter


Pollster Scott Rasmussen Says Democrats Are Getting Demographics All Wrong

– January 5, 2022

“One of America’s leading national pollsters, Scott Rasmussen, says most Americans have higher priorities than politics. And he says partisan thinking about race, particularly among Democrats, hasn’t kept up with demographic realities.” ~ Marc Ang


Encountering Thomas Sowell

– January 3, 2022

“If we are lucky, this documentary and Riley’s biography will be part of the necessary and overdue work of rectifying the oversight. I suppose I owe my aunt an apology.” ~ Thomas Chatterton Williams


AIER Welcomes Will Ruger

– December 14, 2021

“’I would like to welcome William to AIER and look forward to his stewardship of the institute in the years to come,’ said Gregory van Kipnis, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at AIER.” ~ AIER


The 1619 Project Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

– December 11, 2021

“Rather than following the evidence where it leads, Hannah-Jones picks and chooses bits and pieces of her arguments from a secondary literature based on whether it conforms to her preconceived political narrative.” ~ Phillip W. Magness


Democracy Demands Transparency

– November 29, 2021

“If complete and instantaneous disclosure proves impossible politically, the United States should return to a government with powers so limited that it need not be constantly audited, watched, or dreaded.” ~ Robert E. Wright


Why Government Cover-Ups Succeed

– October 25, 2021

“The mere fact that Biden is not Donald Trump will likely continue to give him a free pass from the media for at least another six months. Or maybe cold, hard reality will never catch up with the most media-beloved president since Barack Obama.” ~ James Bovard