Economics, Politics & Rights
Banning Evictions Means Violating Property Rights
Maggie Bird June 18, 2021
Banning evictions means banning the property rights of landlords. The government’s proper role in this context is to uphold and enforce contracts, not to arbitrarily violate the rights of one party.
Biographies, History, Politics & Rights
On Juneteenth, Let’s Celebrate the Atlases of Abolition
Jon Hersey June 18, 2021
On Juneteenth, let’s remember the capitalists whose money and moral support made possible the Union victory—and who thereby played a vital role in abolishing slavery in America.
Arts & Culture, Good Living, Politics & Rights
Barbara Corcoran’s Excellent Advice for Women in Business
Joseph Kellard June 9, 2021
In essence, Corcoran holds that women can succeed in the business world if they focus on their goals, strategize and compete to demonstrate their value, and dismiss as non-essential such matters as gender and irrational prejudices.
Announcements, TOS-Con News
Catch a Concert on the Charles River at TOS-Con
Jon Hersey June 9, 2021
If you come to TOS-Con, not only will you hear from such mind-expanding speakers as Cal Newport, Doug McGuff, Timothy Sandefur, and Gloria Alvarez. You’ll also get to see a killer band—Nimbus 9—during our outdoor concert on the hotel’s gorgeous lawns along the Charles River.
Arts & Culture, Good Living, Reviews
Tangled, Directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard
Andreea Mincu June 9, 2021
Tangled shows the crucial role of bravery, independence, and self-esteem in overcoming obstacles to achieve one’s values and thus live fully.
The Biggest TOS-Con to Date—Day Passses Now Available
Craig Biddle June 4, 2021
More than 250 people have registered for TOS-Con 2021. Will you join us?
History, Politics & Rights, Reviews
The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760–1840 by Akhil Reed Amar
Timothy Sandefur June 2, 2021
Americans need a book that will help them better understand the values underlying our early constitutional history—and they need an authoritative and compelling intellectual voice to explain and vindicate the nation’s fundamental law. Sad to say, they will not find those here.
Biographies, History, Science & Technology
‘From Sawdust to Stardust’: Jackie Cochran’s Soaring Achievements
Angelica Werth June 2, 2021
Jackie Cochran's journey from “sawdust to stardust” is inspiring to all who want to achieve great things and “enjoy life to the brimful, every minute of it,” as she did.
Politics & Rights, Science & Technology
DeSantis’s ‘Big Tech Bill’ Is Actually a Step Closer to the World Orwell Feared
Jon Hersey May 28, 2021
For the past several years, everyone from Sacha Baron Cohen to Elizabeth Warren to Donald Trump has advocated for strict new regulations on tech companies. But Florida’s new “Big Tech Bill” is not the solution it seems.
Good Living, Philosophy
Reach the Heights You Dream Of
Jon Hersey May 28, 2021
Each of us is capable of reaching the heights we dream of, if only we learn to respect our own mind and values, to take them seriously, and to stand true to the principles that sanction and encourage it. Sadly, most never get a firm grasp of such principles. . .
Politics & Rights
A Woke New World
Michael Dahlen May 20, 2021
The social justice movement may appear noble because it ostensibly takes the right side of a legitimate issue. But this is a facade. The problem with the movement is that it illegitimately redefines basic concepts, trumpets false narratives, and peddles a toxic ideology. It projects a virtuous, shiny aura that masks a corrupt, rotten core.
Arts & Culture, Biographies
Michael Crichton: Jurassic Renaissance Man
F. F. Mormanni May 20, 2021
Michael Crichton is a source of unparalleled inspiration, demonstrating the power of an extraordinary imagination and showing how a few bold ideas are capable of sparking a worldwide revolution in entertainment.