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The Book that Killed a Commie Tyrant

The Book that Killed a Commie Tyrant

It has often been remarked that the most lethal weapon the West had against Soviet Communism was the truth.  When the truth worked its way through the cracks of the barriers erected by the dictators who ran the place, the
The Passing of a Conservative

The Passing of a Conservative

Editor’s Note: The following is a chapter about Ronald Reagan’s funeral from Alfred S. Regnery’s 2007 book, Upstream: The Ascendance of American Conservatism, about the conservative movement in America. Thirty-five years before he died, when he announced that he would
Take This, Harry Reid

Take This, Harry Reid

No unemployment benefits for millionaires? You would think a proposal to cut them off wouldn’t generate much opposition, particularly from Senate Democrats – but you would be wrong. Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania figured out how to get a little
Ted Cruz and Lost Causes

Ted Cruz and Lost Causes

More than a few things that make up the core of modern conservatism started with “lost causes.” Oh, those who proposed them didn’t think they were lost causes, but if they listened to their critics, to their opponents, to the
Prisons: Too Many of the Wrong People Locked Up

Prisons: Too Many of the Wrong People Locked Up

Crime rates across America are down and the prison population is up. Is there a connection? You bet there is. Since 1980, the overall crime rate has dropped by nearly 40 percent. According to FBI statistics, there were 1.9 violent
Handcuffing the NYPD

Handcuffing the NYPD

After nearly twenty years of some of the most effective policing in America, a liberal federal judge has let political correctness trump common sense and slapped a set of legal handcuffs on the New York City Police Department. Stop and
The Trivialization of SWAT

The Trivialization of SWAT

SWAT teams and similar law enforcement tactics are an integral part of effective policing. In the battle against violence, gangs, and terrorism, they are law enforcement’s most potent weapon, and over the years have saved many innocent lives.  The FBI,

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