Articles By: Dustin Howard

Hits to Harvard’s Reputation

Hits to Harvard’s Reputation

Harvard is in the news again, and for all the wrong reasons. On Friday, Harvard Law Professor Mark Tushnet came dangerously close to comparing Christian conservatives to Nazis in a blog post. Specifically, he said this of those who he proclaims “lost” the culture war: “Trying to be nice to the losers didn’t work well after the Civil War, nor after Brown. (And taking a hard line seemed to work reasonably well in Germany and Japan after 1945.)”

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The War Against Freedom of Speech

The War Against Freedom of Speech

As bloody images roll in from Costa Mesa, Calif. where hard left protestors attacked supporters exiting a Donald Trump rally, the question that presents itself is, “How did things deteriorate to this point?”

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The Ascendancy of the Force-Left

The totalitarian temptation is proving too much for the left across America. Daniel Flynn, in his book A Conservative History of the American Left, contrasted the “Freedom Left”, the benign old-fashioned liberals, versus the “Force Left”, the descendants of Marx that malignantly oppose fundamental rights in pursuit of their radical aims.

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Politicizing the Library of Congress

Politicizing the Library of Congress

President Barack Obama’s nomination of Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, is a metaphor for what is wrong with the Obama Administration.

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Congress Funds a Breakthrough That it Banned

Congress Funds a Breakthrough That it Banned

Hand in hand with then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a number of Republicans in the House, as well as the Senate, supported the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, signed into law by then-President George W. Bush.

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Democracy Under Attack from Boardroom, Courtroom

PayPal, as an entity, has the freedom to locate wherever they like, and we wouldn’t presume to tell them otherwise. However, when they seek to punish North Carolina for enacting a law regulating their own facilities, barring transgendered people or anybody else from using opposite sex bathrooms and locker rooms in public schools and other government buildings, PayPal are engaging in small-scale economic imperialism.

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The Ride of the Midnight Regulations

The Ride of the Midnight Regulations

The national nightmare that is the Obama administration will soon be over, and the people who made it a nightmare still have pens and phones. From Executive Amnesty to the ad-hoc to the Obama’s administration’s effort to stifle energy exploration and usage, regulatory overreach has been the hallmark of the Obama administration.

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Six Years Later, America Still Hates ObamaCare

Six Years Later, America Still Hates ObamaCare

Americans have indeed found an entitlement they don’t like. What’s not to hate? At last count, better than half of the health care law’s co-ops have failed, with only 11 of 23 remaining. With billions of federal dollars still being hosed on to the flaming co-ops, their ashes remain a smoldering ruin.

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Obama’s Ironic Cuba Visit on Human Rights Day

Obama’s Ironic Cuba Visit on Human Rights Day

If president Obama were a serious advocate for those trapped in countries with oppressive and unethical practices, he wouldn’t be in Cuba today lauding those who jail their political opposition, nor would build his legacy on the backs of the poor in TPP countries.

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How to Stop Jobs from Going Overseas

How to Stop Jobs from Going Overseas

How should policymakers stop the bleeding of American jobs overseas? There’s one easy answer among many harder ones, and that is to stop making it so expensive to do business in the United States. Many things price American workers out of competition, whether it be the current mix of trade rules, currency manipulation and other unfair labor practices but the easiest to address domestically is the corporate tax rate. Government’s unwillingness to do with less is making it considerably harder for Americans to even work. Seriously, why should American corporations pay a 39 percent rate, among the world’s highest, to headquarter here when they can “invert” to Ireland and pay 12.5 percent, less than one third the domestic rate? If the corporation can keep most of their American workforce and keep 26.5 percent more of their money as an alternative by cutting the corporate tax rate, wouldn’t that a good […]

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