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5 Facts about Russian President Vladimir Putin

President Donald Trump met today with Vladimir Putin for a summit in Helsinki, Finland. Here are five facts you should know about the powerful and controversial Russian president. 1. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born in Cold War era Russia in 1952. Continue Reading...

How politics becomes religion

In his new article for the Catholic World Report, Samuel Gregg, Research Director for the Acton Institute, argues that many in the world today have replaced politics with religion.  One result of this is disproportionate outrage and scandal over political events, such as Brett Kavanaugh’s recent nomination to the United States Supreme Court. Continue Reading...

The Left’s populist pushback

Simply defined, populism is the rebellion of the common man against the outsiders. This vague definition reflects the reality that there are populists of numerous different political persuasions; at its heart, populism is a strategy, not an ideology. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.16.18

What might a socialist American government do? George F. Will, Washington Post At the risk of spoiling the fun — the left’s anticipation of the sunny uplands of social justice; the right’s frisson of foreboding — consider two questions: What is socialism? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.13.18

Aristotle’s Defense of Private Property: 4 Reasons Communal Property Is Inferior Paul Meany, FEE Aristotle’s arguments on property are still relevant today. Many free-marketeers have forgotten that there are more benefits of private property than mere economic efficiency. Continue Reading...