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The CDC’s eviction moratorium ignores landlords struggling to make ends meet

January 26, 2021 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

With so many Americans out of work and unable to pay their rent, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instituted a nationwide eviction ban on residential rental properties. With the moratorium originally set to expire on January 31, newly elected President Joe Biden, on his first day in office, signed an executive order prolonging … ...

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The case against cancel culture

January 28, 2021 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

Freedom of speech is a core value in American society. There is a reason our Founders included it as the First Amendment to our Constitution. Both our intellectual and economic lives depend on the free exchange of ideas and information. Pacific Legal Foundation is committed to protecting an individual’s right to free speech. While our … ...

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How did unelected bureaucrats hijack the role of legislators?

February 02, 2021 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

James Madison famously wrote, “If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” There are, of course, no angels to be found within our government. For this reason, our Constitution divides powers among the three branches of government—the executive, the legislative, and the judici ...

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Twin Peaks and the dark side of environmentalism inhibiting urbanization

February 03, 2021 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

In the latest edition of Pop Culture Urbanism, Nolan Gray takes a closer look at David Lynch’s cult classic, Twin Peaks, and its revelations of the dark side of environmentalism. The small, secluded logging-town of Twin Peaks might not seem like an ideal example of robust urban development, but as Gray points out, “Urbanism is … ...

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State legislators who refuse to rein in governor emergency powers are like Jar Jar Binks handing over the Republic to Palpatine

February 10, 2021 | By STEPHEN KENT

“So this is how liberty dies? With thunderous applause.” These were the parting words of Senator Padmé Amidala to the Galactic Senate in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, as she observed her colleagues gleefully cheering on the dissolution of the Republic on its 1,000th year, only to be reborn as the Empire. … ...

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It takes confidence and resilience to fight for your right to equality before the law

February 26, 2021 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

The best leaders are those who do not yearn for the spotlight or seek glory. They are the men and women who step up to the plate when necessity demands and are resilient in the face of all obstacles. After Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued emergency orders to shut down nonessential businesses during the spread … ...

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Why is the Army regulating farms?

March 10, 2021 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

Jack LaPant didn’t come from a farming family and had no personal knowledge of agriculture. But once he switched careers in his early 20s and bought a ranch in a remote area of Northern California, farming became his life and his livelihood. He never expected this decision would lead to his being targeted by the … ...

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The PRO Act is an attack on female independent contractors

March 18, 2021 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

The House of Representatives just passed the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO ACT), by a vote of 225-206. The bill will now make its way to the Senate, where its path to victory is expected to be met with resistance—and for good reason. The legislation would do several things—among them, it would change … ...

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How Gov. Beshear showed respect for his voters and business owners by taking seriously the legislation reining in his emergency powers

April 01, 2021 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

We are officially in the 13th month of the COVID-19 pandemic in America. Despite the hardships our country has faced, it’s been refreshing to watch governors around the country respect the constitutional guarantees to separation of powers. As vaccines have begun being administered and we know far more about the novel Coronavirus than we did ...