American Federalist Journal
Monday - May 4, 2015


Thuggish Censors in the Marketplace of Ideas
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

Baltimore burns, shops are looted, rioters attack firefighters with bottles and ...



Joan Walsh Does Not Think for Me
David Limbaugh  Tweet

I read an opinion piece this week by liberal writer Joan Walsh decrying the presumed jubilation of "white America" and the media over a mother's public spanking of her son for participating in the Baltimore ...



Tell People They're Victims -- They'll Act Like Victims
Larry Elder  Tweet

In watching Baltimore burn, "progressives" run out of scapegoats. Over a week ago, a black man named Freddie Gray died after being arrested by police. Videotape shows Gray being dragged into a police van. Within a less than half an hour, his spine ...



Debunking Obama's Bilious Baltimore Babble
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

It's never enough. American taxpayers have surrendered billions and billions and billions of dollars to the social-justice-spender-in-chief. But it's never, ever ...



Defending Traditional Marriage
Star Parker  Tweet

The late Judge Robert Bork wrote prophetically in 2004 that the only viable option left for protecting the institution of traditional marriage in the United States is amending the Constitution to define ...



Why Is Pakistan More Legitimate than Israel?
Dennis Prager  Tweet

Whenever I have received a call from a listener to my radio show challenging Israel's legitimacy, I have asked these people if they ever called a radio show to challenge any other country's ...



Puffed-up Leftist Tyranny Punishes Dissenters
David Limbaugh  Tweet

Forget for a moment the ever-failing economy, the implosion of our foreign policy coherence, and our virtually unilateral withdrawal in the war on terror under Barack Obama's presidency. If liberty lovers don't start fighting back soon, we'll ...



Anti-Trust Law and Lawlessness
Thomas Sowell  Tweet

We all make mistakes and some of us learn from them. What is even better is to learn from other people's mistakes, where they pay for those mistakes while we learn free of ...



California's Water Problem
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

Californians are experiencing their third year of drought. Headlines read: "Current California Drought Is Driest In State's History; Scientists Fear 'Megadroughts' On Their Way." "Global Warming Upped Heat Driving California's Drought." Then there ...



About Those Smoking Guns
Mona Charen  Tweet

In January, Robert F. McDonnell, 71st governor of Virginia, was sentenced to two years in prison followed by two years of supervised release after his conviction on 11 counts of public corruption. He, and especially his wife, behaved badly. But it's ...



Politicians, 'Profiteers,' And Public Health
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

Naloxone isnt magic, but its power to rescue a heroin user from the brink of death can certainly seem miraculous. The anti-overdose drug, also known by the brand name Narcan, is easy to administer and has saved thousands of ...



The Depressing Appeal of Hillary's Phony Populism
David Limbaugh  Tweet

There was a time when Hillary Clinton was a bona fide leftist radical, but those days have past, swallowed up by her lust for power and ...



Hollywood Actors and Economics 101
Larry Elder  Tweet

Welcome to Hollywood, where dreams become real -- and where logic, reason and economics 101 become ...



When Bootleggers and Baptists Team Up
George Will  Tweet

E-cigarettes raise public health issues but also illustrate the unhealthy process by which public policy often is made. They illustrate a familiar phenomenon, the cooperation between "bootleggers and Baptists," meaning merchants and ...



Some Thoughts and Questions
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

What's the true test of one's commitment to free speech? It does not come when he permits people to be free to say or publish ideas with which he agrees. Not by a long shot. The true test of one's commitment to free speech comes when he permits ...



SleazeBob Menendez's 36DD Visa Program
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

America has an alphabet soup of visa programs for foreigners to choose from: B-1 for business visitors, B-2 for tourists, EB-5 for investors, F-1 for students, and so ...



Christie's Social Security Reform Hurts America, Particularly Minorities
Star Parker  Tweet

Some are touting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's proposal to take an ax to Social Security as an act of bold political ...