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Chasing the Roots of the Venezuelan Collapse

By Jorge Jraissati | In order to flourish economically, property rights must be secure and the rule of law must exist. A generation ago, Venezuela was the most advanced Latin American economy, with the largest oil reserves in the world, and with a bright future ahead. Today, it is in the deepest economic collapse in the modern history… 

Down Syndrome Man Makes Case for Value of All Human Life

By Nick Givas | “Fox & Friends” highlighted actor Ashton Kutcher on Thursday amid pro-choice controversy after he shared a video of a man with Down syndrome advocating how his life is worth living. “In some cases, people terminate a pregnancy because of an illness or a disease — or Down’s syndrome, in some cases,…”

Let’s Have a Real Immigration Debate

By Bill Scher | The shutdown debate can seem pointlessly semantic. President Trump wants $5 billion to begin work on a “steel barrier,” which he portrays as a generous compromise from his initial proposal of a concrete wall. Democrats say they want “border security” and have supported $1.3 billion in funds for fencing, but say they…

How Often Do Citizens Use Guns to Stop Violence?

By James D. Agresti | In a New York Times column entitled “How to Reduce Shootings,” Nicholas Kristof writes, “It is true that guns are occasionally used to stop violence. But contrary to what the National Rifle Association suggests, this is rare. One study by the Violence Policy Center found that in 2012 there were 259 justifiable homicides…

Men, Stop Virtue-Signaling and Return to Rules

By Ben Shapiro | An age-old truth becomes new again: Social boundaries help keep people in line. ‘My gender is terrible,” Politico Chief Economic Correspondent Ben White wrote earlier this week. Time Politics Editor Ryan League Beckwith tweeted, “Not tweeting tomorrow. Just retweeting women. Men: Join me.”