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The Assault-Weapons Scam, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 The federal assault-weapons ban is widely perceived as a foot in the door to far more extensive gun bans. When a Christian Science Monitor reporter asked Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, the lead sponsor of the bill, why her amendment did not ban all semiautomatic guns, Feinstein replied: "We couldn't have gotten ... [click for more]

Geniuses from Abroad

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The current immigration debate founders on ignorance of one huge fact: Without immigration, the U.S. would not exist as a world power. Without immigration, the U.S. could not have produced the computerized weapons that induced the Soviet Union to surrender in the arms race. Without immigration, the U.S. could not have built the atomic bomb ... [click for more]

Close the Newport–Costa Mesa Border

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They're coming by the carload! Immigrants from Newport Beach, California, who cross our Costa Mesa, California, border with impunity, take our jobs, eat our food, drink our liquor, and marry our women. Every day I see it. Mercedeses, Acuras, Rollses, BMWs, and Lexus crossing the border into Costa Mesa where they come ... [click for more]

Book Review: Community Without Politics

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Community without Politics: A Market Approach to Welfare Reform by David G. Green (London: Institute of Economic Affairs, 1995); 184 pages; £8.00. It seems that thirty years after the introduction of the Great Society programs of the 1960s, it is finally being accepted that a fundamental mistake was made. Rather than eliminating poverty, reviving neighborhoods and communities, and raising up ... [click for more]

Censorship in Cyberspace

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Unless some unforeseen attack of good sense has struck Washington, the U.S. Congress by now has criminalized the placement of so-called indecent material on the booming worldwide computer marketplace known as the Internet. That provision, which is part of the mammoth, dubious telecommunications reform bill, could stifle the exciting electronic age by introducing the heavy hand of the government ... [click for more]

The Assault-Weapons Scam, Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 The 1994 federal assault-weapons ban could be the first step towards legislation leading to the confiscation of tens of millions of private rifles, shotguns, and pistols. Though the bill Clinton signed purportedly targets only "assault weapons," the loose definitions and expansive goals of the antigun lobby will almost certainly lead to a vast expansion ... [click for more]

American Compassion

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We have had destitute people since the early years of the country, and their numbers have grown as the population has grown. We have always had people whose lives were threatened or even ruined by drugs and alcohol abuse. We have always had the homeless. We have always had the prostitutes. ... [click for more]

The Union: Worth a War?

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What a difference a century makes. Secession is now much in vogue and U.S. officials regularly inveigh against other governments, like Ethiopia, Nigeria, Russia, and Yugoslavia, which attempt to forcibly hold their nations together. Yet most American history books admit of no doubt regarding what happened in the United States in 1861. The conventional wisdom is that the Civil War ... [click for more]

Book Review: Forgotten Lessons

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Forgotten Lessons: Selected Essays of John T. Flynn edited by Gregory P. Pavlik (Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y.: The Foundation for Economic Education, 1995); 199 pages; $14.95. Most histories about Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal administration leave the impression that except for the ignorant and the reactionary, practically no one opposed the growth of government in the 1930s and 1940s. Nothing could be further from the ... [click for more]
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