Archive for May 2016

How The Welfare State Begins, and Ends

A Cato intern, Silvia Morandotti, used her artistic skills to create two images that show what a welfare state looks like when it first begins and what it eventually becomes. From The Daily Hatch: These images are remarkably accurate. The welfare state starts with small programs targeted at a handful of genuinely needy people. But…

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Three Reasons to Vote For Trump

Those who were supporters of Scott Walker, Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz are understandably having a hard time reconciling themselves to casting their vote for Donald Trump. I share their concerns. Recognizing that this election is a choice between bad and a whole lot worse, I find three reasons to vote for Trump: 1. A…

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Why we wear a poppy on our lapels today

Because in May,1915 John McCrae wrote this poem: In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved…

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35% of Colorado high school graduates unprepared for college

According to the 2015 Legislative Report on Remedial Education put out by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, 35% of Colorado high school graduates need remedial education before they are ready for college-level curriculum. Considering that college-level Curriculum is not at a very high level these days, it’s surprising that so many high-school graduates can’t cut it.…

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Subjective Moral Reasoning

During the open forum at the University of Pennsylvania in Febuary, 2014 a young student asked Ravi Zacharias and Nabeel Qureshi: “Why are you so afraid of subjective moral reasoning?” Obviously, the young student is a product of the public schools in America.

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When all they have is circumstantial evidence

Circumstantial evidence is evidence that relies on an inference to connect it to a conclusion of fact—like a fingerprint at the scene of a crime. By contrast, direct evidence supports the truth of an assertion directly—i.e., without need for any additional evidence or inference. The so-called “CSI effect” has made juries think there is no…

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Trump or Hillary: Hyperventilating Conservatives Need A Realty Check

The “NeverTrump” attitude is self destructive for Republicans and conservatives, yet it appears that it will be difficult for some to give it up and declare their support for Trump. Conservative magazines (e.g., National Review, The Weekly Standard, Commentary), blog sites (e.g., RedState, Erick Erickson’s The Resurgent), and political figures (e.g., failed 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE)) are…

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Middle Class Anarchy Could Be Coming Soon

Anarchy, a state of disorder in an absence or nonrecognition of authority, can happen when the people of a society lose respect for the rule of law. People don’t just obey the law out of fear of punishment; they obey the rules when they respect the rules and those who make them. When they see…

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