The Repeal Question and National Healthcare Legislation: The Great Entitlement

Written by Keith Hanson Repeal and Replace? Maintain and Enhance? Or Repeal, Pause and Listen? For seven years one of the often-heard phrases in American politics has been, “Repeal and Replace.” This week, the Senate considered yet another procedural step on the circuitous path that the repeal and replace caravan has taken since the 115th

Communist Clubs Are Sprouting Up in U.S. High Schools Again

Students at Edina High School in Minnesota say they received an unusual invitation over the loudspeakers on a cold January morning earlier this year. The announcement was not related to a school play, a pledge drive, or a bake sale. Rather, it was an invitation to join the school’s newly-created student-led group: the Young Marxists

Nearly Half of Republicans Reject Freedom of the Press

Have you ever wondered what America’s pet peeve is? Based on the last year alone, I would wager it is media bias. After all, one can’t swing a dead cat these days without hearing about some form of “fake news” or reading an article with a clear political agenda. The fact that Americans are sick

Higher Wages Don’t Improve Teacher Quality, Left-Leaning Think Tank Finds

To paraphrase Jane Austen, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a teacher is the most important component of a child’s education. As a result of this acknowledgement, conventional wisdom seems to indicate that the way to attract and retain effective, high-quality teachers is through lucrative salaries. But surprisingly, that may not be the case.

Pet-Sitting Kids May Now Get Slapped with Fine

I got my first job offer around age nine. It was for the illustrious position of “cat-sitter” and lasted for a handful of days while my neighbors were on vacation. The venture was successful, and for the next several years I poked my head through their hydrangea bushes and slipped in the back door countless

5-Year-Old Fined $200 … for Selling Lemonade

On summer evenings when I drive home from work, I often see small children selling lemonade in my neighborhood. Most of the time I honk my horn and wave, but occasionally I’ll pull up and purchase a cup, usually for 25 cents. I happen to like lemonade, but that’s usually not my primary motivation for

Star Wars Actor Rips Game of Thrones: ‘No Black People’

In a recent interview with GQ, Star Wars actor John Boyega took a shot at HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, decrying a lack of black actors in the show. “There are no black people on Game of Thrones,” said Boyega, who directed a similar complaint at Lord of the Rings. “I ain’t paying money

How Fiscally Healthy Is Your State?

The Mercatus Center has released its fiscal rankings of each state in the nation. Find your state in the map above to see how highly (or lowly) it may have ranked: Here’s what the report’s authors, Eileen Norcross and Olivia Gonzalez, had to say about the five states occupying the fiscal basement in 2015, Illinois,

Social Security is Sinking

Via Money.CNN: “In an annual report released Thursday, trustees of the government’s two largest entitlement programs — Social Security and Medicare — urged lawmakers to act quickly to assure Americans they’ll be able to get their full retirement benefits. The trustees projected that the Social Security trust fund will be tapped out by 2034. While

The Libertarian Edition of ‘Game of Thrones’ [VIDEO]

On Sunday, HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones returns for its seventh season. To mark the occasion, ReasonTV offered up freedom-filled parody that is, well, brilliant. Don’t take it from me; watch for yourself. (WARNING: This content contains hilarious profanity) This post The Libertarian Edition of ‘Game of Thrones’ was originally published on Intellectual Takeout