In Honor of the U.S. Constitution and the Men who Created It

On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the United States Constitution, laying the foundation for the first nation in history based on the recognition of the inalienable rights of man. The Founders, well versed in the canons of the Enlightenment, saw the individual as a sovereign being with the right to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness. More »

New York City

Concrete: The Foundation of Modern Life

We typically go through our days without devoting a thought to this this magnificent material, concrete, that helps make modern life possible. The next time you enjoy a modern building, drive down a street, or so much as stroll down a sidewalk, you might think for a moment of the modern producers of concrete. Their thought and work literally support your life. More »

Sam Harris

Sam Harris: Yes, Islamic Jihadists Are Motivated by Religion

Many leftists refuse to face the fact that jihadists are motivated by Islam. Thankfully, Sam Harris, although a leftist in some respects, does not buy into the leftist nonsense on this count. In his reply to Barack Obama’s speech on Islamic State, Harris seeks “a simple acknowledgment that beliefs guide behavior and that certain religious ideas—jihad, martyrdom, blasphemy, apostasy—reliably lead to oppression and murder.” More »

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