Why So Many Families Are Uprooting and Fleeing to Freer States

By Kerry McDonald Emily Burns had every intention of staying in Massachusetts. A longtime Boston resident, she, her husband, and three children left the city to settle in the upscale suburb of Newton in January 2020. What followed were two years of ongoing disruption and frustration. Prolonged school closures and continued coronavirus policies such as […]

A Midterm Reality Check

By Paul Gottfried The Nov. 8 midterm election, which was preceded by early voting that invariably favors the Democrats, has come and gone. On the basis of what we now know, the Republicans have a small majority in the House of Representatives and—since their misfortune increased Tuesday through Hershel Walker’s loss to Sen. Rachael Warnock […]

There’s No Natural ‘Carrying Capacity’ for the Human Population: An Essay Inspired by the Happy News that the Human Population Has Reached Eight Billion

By Donald J. Boudreaux The late, great Julian SimonJulian Simon spent decades battling intellectually against biologists and zoologists who were convinced that human population growth, if governments did not hold it in check with draconian measures, would spell doom for multitudes of humans. (I might as well have used the present tense above, because many […]

Post Roe v. Wade: The States Choose Death

By Carmel Richardson What happened on Tuesday was not, by any measure, terribly shocking. The ambitious red wave was a much more realistic red ripple; Republicans will win the House while the Senate will likely be split; the narrow races are yet to be decided (this is apparently now the norm in American politics, vindicating […]

Hillsdale Imprimis: Education as a Battleground

By Larry P. Arnn The following is adapted from remarks delivered on November 3, 2022, at a Hillsdale College reception in Santa Clara, California. If you want to see the problem with American education, look at a chart illustrating the comparative growth in the number of students, teachers, and district administrators in our public schools […]

The Other Thanksgiving Story

By Neland Nobel It really is about being grateful, which is something too few of our spoiled citizens appreciate.  But since the holiday is being weaponized by “woke culture”, there are some other elements of the story to think about. The short version, the way it is taught today, is that greedy Pilgrims landed in […]

Facebook Works to Deliver Us From Truth

By Thorsteinn Siglaugsson This morning, a friend published a short post on Facebook, drawing attention to how it seemed to him the company was not even bothering any more to refer to the so-called “independent fact-checkers” to justify their censorship. He had re-posted a clip where Fox reporter Tucker Carlson discussed the negative effectiveness of […]

As Murders Soar, FBI Buries the Data

By James D. Agresti Overview Based on a misunderstanding of new FBI data, NewsNation is reporting that 14,677 murders occurred in the U.S. during 2021, a supposedly large decline from 2020. In reality, that figure is far from complete, and comprehensive records from death certificates show that about 24,493 people were murdered in 2021. This is about: 1,000 more […]

Demand They Strike Their Colors

By Michael Watson Emily Oster, an economics professor at Brown University, caused a stir with an opinion piece in The Atlantic, the venerable magazine now owned by liberal mega-donor Laurene Powell Jobs through her Emerson Collective. In it, Oster called for a “pandemic amnesty” for those who encouraged ultimately pointless intrusions on life amid COVID-19. This was seized upon […]

We Must Have Accountability

By Editorial Staff By Justin Hart / Brownstone Institute The failures and harms from our pandemic public policies are legion! Fauci-endorsed lockdowns were ineffective (and damaging!); risks from COVID-19 are not uniform for the entire population but directly aligned to your age; the mortality impact on children is almost immeasurable but we burdened them with mandates and school […]

Victor’s Endorsement of Masters Shows GOP is the Best Chance for Liberty

By Ryne Bolick On the first day of November, Libertarian candidate Marc Victor announced his withdrawal from the race for U.S. Senate in Arizona. This was not all that he announced. Victor also announced his endorsement of Republican candidate Blake Masters. This shows that the Republican Party is the best vehicle for liberty-minded individuals to enact change. […]

White and Woke Supremacy

By Craig J. Cantoni The forgotten white supremacists whose descendants pretend to be woke and virtuous.    Below are vile, racist comments spoken by white supremacists about minorities. The supremacists and minorities will be identified after the comments. These races have “crooked faces, coarse mouths, bad noses, heavy jaws, and low foreheads.” They “lack the conveniences […]

CHILDREN: Majority of Americans Believe Transgender Movement Has Gone Too Far

By Susan Berry, PhD A new poll finds 75 percent of likely American voters believe the transgender movement has gone too far by encouraging underage minors to use drugs and surgery to transition to the opposite sex. The survey, co-sponsored by Colorado-based Summit Ministries – which embraces a Christian worldview – and national polling firm […]

Mark Kelly Staffer Caught on Tape Admitting Campaign “Plays Both Sides” on Abortion to Win Over Undecided Voters

By Debra Heine A staff member of Senator Mark Kelly’s re-election campaign was caught on hidden camera telling a Project Veritas Action (PVA) undercover journalist how she lies to obfuscate his position on policy issues like abortion. In the undercover video, released on Tuesday, Evynn Bronson, Mission for Arizona Field Organizer for the Mark Kelly […]

Identity Crisis

By Kelsey Bolar In the early Spring I began working on a documentary series for Independent Women’s Forum called “Identity Crisis.” The project tells the stories of four mothers whose daughters fell victim to gender ideology, two detransitioners who now warn of the harms this movement is causing, and one mental health professional who rails […]

BREAKING: Project Veritas Strikes Mark Kelly’s Campaign

By Jordan Conradson Project Veritas Action Releases Undercover Video Of Mark Kelly Staffer Deceiving Independent Voters By Lying About His Radical Left Views On Gun Control, The Border, And Abortion Blake Masters recently destroyed Democrat Mark Kelly on the issue of our southern border in the US Senate debates, and he is gaining ground on Kelly in […]

Christine Marsh – AZ LD4 Parents and Voters Should Not Send this Woke, Leftist Candidate Back to the Arizona Senate

By John R. Ammon The Prickly Pear recently published an article about Senator Nancy Barto running in Arizona Legislative District 4. Her opponent is Democrat Christine Marsh, also an Arizona State Senator. The Senate race in AZ LD 4 is a consequence of redistricting and pits two individuals truly on opposite sides of the issues […]

Soros-Backed Maricopa County District Attorney Candidate Praised Groups that Hope to ‘Abolish Prison’

By The Editors Editors’ Note: Attention Maricopa County voters – Democrat Julie Gunnigle is exactly the type of candidate, if elevated to the position of Maricopa County Attorney, will devastate the rule of law and unleash the horrific crime wave seen in blue cities in America with a police defunding, pro-criminal, and anti-victim ideology. The George Soros […]

Nancy Barto – A Dedicated Arizona State Senator for Education, Parental Rights and Life Advocacy

By John R. Ammon Americans are hearing a constant drumbeat that the 2022 midterm election is the most consequential ever for our nation. There is much reason to consider this given the radical and foreboding leftist tilt of many in power on the Democrat side and the consequences of their exercised power in the past […]

U.S. Representative Andy Biggs – A Model of Constituency Service and Real Care of Those He Representatives

By John R. Ammon Arizona U.S. Representative Andy Biggs is a unique federal legislator. He is a strong advocate for liberty and the foundational and constitutional basis of the United States and aggressively fights to defend our liberty and opportunity for all Americans. We should expect no less from all our federal and state legislators […]

The Illusion of Being Offended

By Gayle Nobel I cannot offend you. You cannot offend me. People seem to be offended all over the place today and wear that badge on their sleeves like an honor or a cause. So much so, that freedom of expression has been under attack in an unprecedented way in our country. There have been […]

Katie Hobbs Says She Supports No Limits on Abortion, Even Up to Birth

By Corinne Murdock In a Sunday interview, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs said she wouldn’t put any limits on abortion. Hobbs also evaded questions about her strength to handle a debate with Lake, as well as who caused the present border crisis. Hobbs’ remarks occurred during her 8-minute one-on-one interview with CBS host Major Garrett, as part […]

The Coming Radical Political Shift

By Bruce Bialosky Editors’ Note: The following article defines today’s Democrat party accurately. One no longer has to dissect through their ‘moderate’ messaging that has hidden their true agenda for decades. What you are seeing is what we get when today’s Democrats have unbalanced power. The Founders’ design of our Republic made every citizen sovereign […]

Arizona Democrat Won’t Say If She Supports Any Limits On Abortion

By Nicole Silverio Democratic Arizona gubernatorial nominee Katie Hobbs refused to give a direct answer as to whether she supports any limitations on abortion during a Sunday appearance on “Face the Nation.” The candidate said she opposes the national 15-week abortion ban proposed by Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, prompting host Major Garrett to […]

Mark Kelly Can’t Hide From His Embrace Of Joe Biden

By Tristan Justice Mark Kelly is in lockstep with flailing President Joe Biden, and there’s no denying it. There’s one statistic Sen. Mark Kelly can’t run from: The Arizona Democrat has voted with President Joe Biden’s radical agenda more than 94 percent of the time. With a White House approval rating below 43 percent, that’s […]

Banned Books Week Looks More Like Porn For Kids Week

By Nicole Solas Banned Books Week is not about censorship. It’s about power. Let’s get one thing straight about Banned Books Week: there are no banned books in America. The American government does not prohibit the publishing or importing of books as Czarist or Communist Russia did. Books sexualizing children are not burned in a […]

Stop the Attacks Against Peaceful, Pro-Life Americans

By Melanie Israel In the five months since someone leaked a draft majority opinion by the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade—which the high court officially did June 24—pro-life Americans have faced a wave of violent attacks. Pro-abortion politicians from President Joe Biden on down haven’t just been silent about the attacks on pro-life organizations. […]

Drag Queens Are the New Black Face

By Neland Nobel It is easy to find on YouTube numerous videos of parents dragging their own children to drag queen shows where the children are encouraged to touch the genital areas of the performers or stuff dollar bills into the same geography. Or they will haul their children to a place of learning, usually […]

FBI, Justice Department Twist Federal Law to Arrest, Charge Pro-Life Activist

By Hans von Spakovsky and Cully Stimson In an early morning raid Friday in Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, about two dozen FBI agents with weapons drawn pounded on the door of Mark Houck’s home, where he lives with his wife and seven children. The FBI agents arrested Houck based on a federal indictment. Sounds serious, right? Is Houck a domestic […]

Poll: Arizona Democrats Riding on Abortion Rights to Make Up for Poor Biden Approval

By Cole Lauterbach Democrats in Arizona say they’re more interested in November’s election, with abortion laws becoming their battle cry. But, they will have to outwork President Joe Biden’s mid-term approval ratings. A recent Arizona Public Opinion Pulse poll from OH Predictive Insights found that 59% of Arizona voters think there should be limits on […]