Protecting 1st Amendment rights also protects economic freedom and prosperity

November 15, 2023 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

The right to free expression and the right to earn a living go hand in hand. Entrepreneurship allows creatives to reject the stereotype of the starving artist by turning their artistic talent into a financially viable career. So when the government restricts the right of entrepreneurs to freely express themselves through art, it also restricts  ...


The Detroit News : Drone ban flies in the face of entrepreneurship and rights

November 10, 2023 | By ANDREW QUINIO

Mike Yoder, founder of Drone Deer Recovery Inc., is an entrepreneur. He saw a problem and came up with a innovative solution. Yoder founded his business in October 2022 to help hunters locate their downed game using advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). Wounded deer and other game run off a significant distance after a hunt, … ...


Washington Examiner : Biden’s proposed environmental rule would force bad California policy onto everyone

November 09, 2023 | By MARK MILLER

“What in the world is President Joe Biden thinking?” That’s what we asked ourselves when we saw the White House Council on Environmental Quality, or CEQ, had proposed a new environmental rule that would slow, if not stop altogether, the federal permitting of major infrastructure and energy projects that are necessary for our count ...


California Globe : Alameda County Clings to Discriminatory Legacy for Government Contracts

November 04, 2023 | By JACK BROWN

Frederick Douglass, the American abolitionist and freedom fighter, fought tirelessly for equality under the law. In an 1857 speech condemning the Supreme Court’s thoroughly racist and ahistorical Dred Scott decision, he called for an America that keeps the promise stated expressly in the Declaration of Independence. “He used his platfor ...


A muralist fights for free expression and economic liberty in Texas

November 01, 2023 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

The visionary artist Andy Warhol once said, “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” It’s true: Art that dazzles the senses for one may not excite another. But thanks to the freedom of expression recognized by the First Amendment, even if someone cannot see the beauty in art, they have no right to … ...


The ghosts of Salem : Shadows of injustice in modern administrative agency hearings

October 25, 2023 | By DANIEL WOISLAW

The Salem Witch Trials stand as a chilling reminder of the dark corners of humanity’s pursuit of justice. In the heart of that 17th-century hysteria, the Court of Oyer and Terminer became infamous for accusing and convicting “witches” based on flimsy evidence, hearsay, and an inverted burden of proof. Shockingly, echoes of these p ...


Everyone is equal under the laws of online chess

October 23, 2023 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Ever since chess was invented in India in the seventh century, it has transcended social and geographic boundaries. The “game of kings” is unsurprisingly played in the most opulent palaces, but it’s also one of the most popular pastimes in the confined spaces of prisons. Today, online chess has emerged as a great equalizer, erasin ...


Photo Essay : The prohibition of art in a small town

October 12, 2023 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

Imagine a world without art—where humans are held captive by drab colors and stale, monotonous imagery of the day to day. One doesn’t have to be an art buff to understand how art delights the human senses and paints our lives with beauty and meaning. Art invokes a deep gratitude and appreciation for simply being … ...


Why won’t SCOTUS protect economic liberty?

October 11, 2023 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

The Supreme Court declined to hear a case that could have affirmed everyone’s right to economic liberty—an unfortunate decision that highlights a problem much larger than one case. New Orleans social worker Ursula Newell-Davis would like nothing more than to help families with special needs children. Raising an autistic son, along with 25 ...