Says US should be more like China - TheDC

Politics | Alexis Levinson

‘What I would do is look at the programs that L.B.J. gave us with the Great Society and they’d be gone,’ said Bachmann

Republicans Save Big Government

| Mickey Kaus

Dems reject failed Great Society program; GOP saves it!

Women's empowerment programs hurt women

Opinion | Carey Roberts

Congress should consider cutting off funding to feminist-inspired programs that hurt women.

Ayn Rand made me do it

Feature:Opinion | Lowell Cauffiel

What happened to the “root causes” theory of crime?

The election wasn't about 'compromise'

op-ed | Mark Corallo

The election was about two radically different philosophies of governance. Conservatism won.

TheDC Interview: P.J. O'Rourke - TheDC

Politics | Mike Riggs

How to interview P.J. O’Rourke on drugs while getting your mind blown and not embarrass yourself

Beck rally a celebration, not a protest

Opinion | James Michael Pratt

I didn’t do as much as Beck to teach others, but one man learned the difference between celebrating and protesting.

Why I'm a conservative libertarian optimist

Opinion | Charles Couger

It may be true that we’ve lost tremendous amounts of personal liberty and economic freedom over the last decade. But of these are small speed bumps on a road that has let us out of the shackles of slavery and despotism to the closest we’ve ever been to a true regime of liberty

Unjust Spoils - New America Foundation

| interns

Wall Street’s banditry was the proximate cause of the Great Recession, not its underlying cause. Even if the Street is better controlled in the future (and I have my doubts), the structural reason for the Great Recession still haunts America. That reason is America’s surging inequality.

Don't Call Me A Socialist - The Daily Caller

Politics | Jon Ward

Obama comes out swinging against political rhetoric in commencement address

Now everyone works for the government

Opinion | Janice Shaw Crouse

Back in 1910, when Tax Freedom Day was first observed, taxes were just five percent of a person’s income, and Tax Freedom Day came on Jan. 19. Now we pay more than 26 percent of our income to the government, and we work until April 9 (three months later) just to pay our taxes every year

Prominent Republican calls repealing health care ‘unconservative’

| Mike Riggs
'Oliver Garland even counseled that repeal was fundamentally unconservative'

Education race to top hits bottom

Opinion | Neal McCluskey

Ultimately, RTTT is all promises, no production. States must say how they would improve lots of things, but they actually have to do very little. It is decades of public schooling—from the Great Society to No Child Left Behind—in a nutshell

In defense of TR: Was Beck’s criticism fair?

Opinion | Matt K. Lewis

During the first few minutes of his high-profile keynote address to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Glenn Beck said: “We have a guy in the Republican Party who says his favorite president is Theodore Roosevelt. Well, I thought so too, until I read Theodore Roosevelt.”

Two quick victories in a very long season

Opinion | Alex Beehler

Within 48 hours last week, two quick victories for individual freedom occurred