February 16, 2005 By Tom DeWeese The UN finally got what it wanted. The Kyoto Climate Change treaty became international law on February 16th. The treaty went into full effect with the approval by the Russian Federation, even without the support of the United States. Time will...

February 11, 2005 By Declan McCullagh The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Thursday a sweeping set of rules aimed at forcing states to issue all adults federally approvedelectronic ID cards, including driver's licenses. Under the rules, federal employees would reject licenses or identity cards...

February 7, 2005 By Tom DeWeese Our nation, indeed our world has become much polarized in the right/left spectrum. People now are categorized in one camp or the other based on certain ideas. We live in a world of sound bites. For example, today, if you attack...

By Peyton Knight (January 2005) Victims of Oregon’s tyrannical web of land use restrictions, ordinances, and regulatory takings can finally seek justice. Measure 37 passed on November 2 and it allows Oregon property owners who have been wronged by any myriad of radical land use restrictions...

January 17, 2005 By Tom DeWeese Many parents have sought to protect their children from the behavior-modification programs that have taken the place of academic education in public schools. To escape the assault of Outcome-Based Education (OBE), multi-culturalism, and workforce training programs, parents in ever-increasing numbers are...

January 3, 2005 By Tom DeWeese There is an important lesson that bullies never seem to learn: you can only push people so far before they begin to push back. We are starting to see such a response to Big Brother’s assault on American liberties, as...

December 15, 2004 By Tom DeWeese There is no scientific evidence to back claims of man-made global warming.  Period. Anyone who tells you that scientific research shows warming trends—be they teachers, newscasters, Congressmen, Senators, Vice Presidents or Presidents—is wrong.   In fact,...

December 6, 2004 By Peyton Knight Pop quiz! Who should make the decision whether or not to raze your decrepit, century-old home and build a new one in its place? A)  Your local government. B)  Your neighbors. C)  Both A and B. D)  ...

November 15, 2004 By Peyton Knight In the midst of all the election hoopla, one thing remains certain. Congress will return for a final, end-of-the-year session on November 15. This is the most dangerous time of the year—a time when bad bills become...

November 5, 2004 By Peyton Knight The 2004 presidential election has come and gone with nary a hitch. The problems that mired the 2000 election, some of them real but most of them fabricated, were practically nonexistent this go-around. Of course, there were a few blips and...