A Constitutionalist Shift

– September 17, 2022

“Over the past century and a half, the federal government has quietly morphed from a government based on a constitution to a government based on a constitutional tradition.” ~ James R. Harrigan & Antony Davies


Lessons From Biden’s Disinformation Board Debacle

– September 10, 2022

“The trillions of pages of new secrets that the U.S. government creates each year is a disinformation entitlement program. In a city that already had hundreds of full-time political appointees whose task is to lie to the America public, why was another board needed?” ~ James Bovard


The Suicide of the American Historical Association

– August 20, 2022

“In this branch of academia, it does not matter whether the 1619 Project was truthful or factually accurate. The only concerns are whether its narrative can be weaponized for a political cause or used to deflect scrutiny of the same.” ~ Phillip W. Magness


Bug Off and Let People Enjoy Their Food

– August 12, 2022

“The problem isn’t us having a ‘yuck factor’ to dignified mealworms and astounding fly larvae. The problem is them declaring such things ‘the future of food’ and telling us that our disgust is a threat to the world.” ~ Jon Sanders


Fit to Print? UNC’s Settlement with Nikole Hannah-Jones is Bad News

– August 3, 2022

“It turns out the $75,000 wasn’t quite enough. As part of her settlement, she somehow managed to secure a bunch of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) sinecures for 20 university administrators.” ~ Phillip W. Magness & James R. Harrigan


The Nostalgic Genius of Stranger Things

– July 28, 2022

“The Duffer Brothers used nostalgia to shift the rules of our exhausted contemporary discourse, slipping free from some of the constraints that have straightjacketed so much of our cultural life in recent years.” ~ Rachel Lu


A Cooler Assessment of Heatwave Deaths

– July 26, 2022

“Chasing after sensational headlines predicting doom and gloom do us a disservice. It hides the progress we have made historically and prevents us from using this history to guide public discussions.” ~ Vincent Geloso


This Old House Testifies to the Marvels of the Market Economy

– June 14, 2022

“It’s impossible to convey in words the amount of specialized knowledge, as well as the amazingness of modern building materials and tools, that are routinely, and entertainingly displayed in each and every episode of This Old House.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


Samuel Gregg Joins AIER to Lead Initiative Defending Freedom, Combatting Collectivism

– May 26, 2022

“As part of his new role as Distinguished Fellow in Political Economy and a Senior Research Faculty member, Dr. Gregg will be expanding AIER’s research initiatives in both scholarly and popular venues.” ~ AIER


FDA Prevents Local Vape Businesses from Helping Smokers Quit

– May 26, 2022

“The FDA and activist groups like the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids are obsessed with preventing teen vaping. This results in an ‘abstinence’ message that’s almost certain to fail, backed up by regulations to make access to vaping more difficult for the smoker trying to switch.” ~ Michael Graham


The Return of Gonzo Journalism

– May 25, 2022

“It’s harder and harder to find good reporting, as the media is increasingly concerned with advancing a particular narrative, without concern for objectivity. Understanding it as gonzo journalism provides a helpful heuristic.” ~ Nikolai G. Wenzel


When Should the Federal Reserve Have Moved on Inflation?

– May 12, 2022

“Last month, I joined Caleb Brown on the Cato Daily Podcast. We discussed how inflation—and our understanding of inflation—evolved over the last year, when the Fed should have moved on inflation, and how much grace the Fed deserves when we evaluate its monumental miss.” ~ William J. Luther