Fall 2013Vol. 8, No. 3

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Features

The Roots of the IRS Scandal

Exposes the fundamental causes of the Internal Revenue Service’s “closer scrutiny” of Tea Party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status, identifying the constellation of laws that effectively authorized the IRS to target such groups, showing how these laws operate in practice, and shedding light on the deeper premises that support these laws and fuel their enforcement.

Nuclear Energy: The Safe, Clean, Cost-Effective Alternative

Elucidates the nature of nuclear energy, explaining how nuclear power plants work, why nuclear power is safer and cleaner than other forms of energy production, and why the nuclear alternative could provide the industrial world with ample energy for millions of years; then dismantles several widely accepted myths propagated by anti-nuclear groups such as Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and the Natural Resource Defense Council.

Dr. Josh Umbehr on the Concierge Medicine Revolution
(accessible for free)

Discusses the nature of concierge medicine, Dr. Umbehr’s own version of this revolutionary approach to health care, and the various ways in which his approach results in higher-quality, lower-cost, higher-profit health care that both sidesteps and undermines ObamaCare.

Film Reviews

Les Misérables, directed by Tom Hooper

Oz the Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi

Star Trek: The Original Films

Book Reviews

The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire, by Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy

The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy—How to Save Yourself and Your Country, by Peter D. Schiff

Living Proof, by Kira Peikoff

The Chronicles of Prydain, by Lloyd Alexander

Killing Floor, by Lee Child

From TOS Blog

Scientists Advance 3D Printing toward Fabrication of Living Tissues and Functional Organs

Teach Rational Morality, Not Religious Dogma

Government Has No Business in Broadband Business

Apple’s Tax Avoidance Justifies Moral Outrage—Toward Those Harassing and Smearing Apple

There Is No Right to Religious Proselytizing in U.S. Military

Federal Ownership of California’s Resources Hinders Oil Production

Get Government Out of Student Loans

Obama Gets Rights Wrong; Americans Need to Get Them Right

Government Involvement in Organ Donation Constitutes Death Panels

Celebrate Sarah Murnaghan’s Life; Demand an End to Government Death Panels

Superman’s Moral Ambitiousness

A Heroic Mission Saved Ancient Manuscripts from Islamic Barbarians

Homeschooling Family Shows That Children Can Learn More and Faster

Members of Congress Misrepresent Food Stamp Program and Ignore Its Injustice

Valedictorian’s Speech Highlights Problems Inherent in Government Schools

A Miraculous Pope?

Freedom and Fracking Fuel Investment in Texas

Obama’s War on Energy Producers and Consumers

Dwyane Wade and Miami Heat Put the “I” in Win

Celebrating Civil War Victories and Individualism

Death by Prayer: Christian Fundamentalist Parents Denied Their Children Medicine and Watched Them Die

Oil Developers’ Innovative Technology Breathes New Life into Legendary Oilfield

Justice Department and Congress Commit Massive Act of Injustice against Apple, Et Al.

Contra Robert Reich, Some Firefighters Are Rationally Selfish

Texas Anti-Abortion Bill Abnegates Rights

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