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Purple Penguins, Womyn’s Rights, And Semantic Silliness

In 1994, a clever man named James Finn Garner published Politically Correct Bedtime Stories. Garner did fabulous send-ups of familiar stories, with a twist: all of them were carefully constructed so as to offend NO ONE: There once was a young person named Red Riding Hood who lived with her mother on the edge of a large wood. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.16.14

Economic Liberty and the Constitution Paul J. Larkin Jr., The Daily Signal Recently, there has been a renewed interest in the question whether the Constitution protects individual economic activity without undue—some might say any—government regulation or interference. Continue Reading...

In Memoriam: Leonard Liggio (1933-2014)

The Acton Institute, and the free market movement, lost a great friend yesterday with the death of Leonard Liggio, the “Johnny Appleseed of Classical Liberalism.” Writing for Forbes, Acton board member Alejandro Chafuen described Liggio’s “deep and encyclopedic historical knowledge” and how he fruitfully brought that to bear on many projects and institutions. Continue Reading...

Video: Daniel Hannan at Acton’s 24th Anniversary Dinner

Daniel Hannan is an author, journalist, and – perhaps most famously – an outspoken member of the European Parliament. To paraphrase the great Troy McClure, you may remember him from such viral YouTube sensations as “Gordon Brown, The Devalued Prime Minister” and “How the EU wastes our money,” among many others. Continue Reading...

Douglas Wilson Reviews ‘The System Has a Soul’

Hunter Baker’s latest book, The System Has a Soul: Essays on Christianity, Liberty, and Political Life, is now available from Christian’s Library Press, and has received praise from the likes of Robert George, Russell Moore, and David Dockery, among others. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.15.14

Your Tax Dollars At Work: Liberal religious organizations make amnesty pay Capital Research Center The federal government is spending hundreds of millions of tax dollars a year to underwrite private care for persons who have entered the country illegally. Continue Reading...