Natural Rights

Rights, Religion, and Property

The State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights reveals an animus against natural liberties that betrays an aspiration to expand the reach of government even further.

Big Tech, Privacy, and Power

The power of Big Tech has been growing slowly, and in a way that many of us have accommodated as a necessary infiltration. But the scope of that power—and its costs to the culture we have ordered—have been less transparent.

Is Our Democracy Worth It Anymore?

As our politics have become increasingly fractious, our politicians and political pundits have appealed more to the aesthetics of our country than to its ambitious and ennobling goals.

Property Rights as the Stumbling Block Against Slavery

The recent charge that the United States was founded on slavery and racism is nothing new. It is a charge that has been leveled repeatedly—and refuted—ever since the Founding. But the struggle for freedom over tyranny and serfdom never really ends.