December 4, 2017

            Wandering down a row of continuous tombstones with seemingly no end, I felt a cold sense of sorrow and deep sadness fall quickly upon me. I gazed at a marker, each one staggered to not obstruct the marker behind it, sharp and w...

October 12, 2017

          In 1787, the United States successfully ratified the Constitution of the United States. With it came not only a new government, one that would be governed by civil servants rather than divinely inspired kings, but also one of the first government endorsed enu...

October 9, 2017

Freedom cannot be given, it can only be taken away”

-David Allan Coe

          Whenever I listen to David Allan Coe, I think about freedom. He is a man who is not bound by the law. He did many illegal things which landed him in in prison; he was kicked out of his house...

October 6, 2017

          “We've kicked the can down the road long enough.  There is no more road left.”  These words, delivered to the United Nations Security Council earlier this month by U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley, reflect a harsh truth about the cris...

September 13, 2017

          On July 9th, 1776, just days after the Continental Congress declared independence from the British Empire, a crowd of impassioned Americans rallied in a Manhattan park. In a frenzy, the mob tore down the statue of the King George III, the...

September 12, 2017

Earlier this week, we asked three of our staff writers to answer these fundamental questions regarding the removal of Confederate Statues, a national topic of conversation. Below, read the responses of Robert Brooks, our Senior Hamilton-Madison Fellow, Han Le, and Jack...

July 8, 2017


          With the Fourth of July having come and gone, the healthcare debate in America is still alive and well. Senate Republicans released their healthcare bill draft to the public two weeks prior to the Fourth of July recess, and they...

June 28, 2017

          We are in a state of complete and utter rhetorical depravity at this point in time of American political debate. Gone are the days of the nuanced speech that defined much of 20th century politics, with sly humor, civil discussion, and reasonable compromise. A...

June 22, 2017

If you haven’t read the news recently, we just held an election in this country.

No, not that election.

          While Donald Trump was elected president only seven months ago, that is not the election I’m referring to. On June 15th, 2017, TN House District 95 held a sp...

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