Darwin and Lincoln: Disastrous Legacies

By Ryan S. Walters

Today marks the 208th birthday for two of history’s most influential people:  Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln.  This is a piece I wrote eight years ago:

This week’s edition of Newsweek has a thought-provoking article on Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin.  Author6a00d8341c046f53ef010537235ef6970b Malcolm Jones points out an interesting historical fact, that both men were born on the same day, February 12, 1809, and both had an extraordinary impact on history.  This celebratory article is likely to be the opening of the literary floodgates, as we get closer to the 200th anniversary of their birth.

Newsweek ponders this question:  Which of the two mattered the most? [Read more…]

McDaniel: Conservatism in Mississippi

By Senator Chris McDaniel

From time to time, people ask about the governing philosophy of conservatism — particularly conservative thought in the State of Mississippi.

“What do conservatives in Mississippi believe?” they inquire.  “What drives your political viewpoints?” [Read more…]

Alan Lange: Political Entrepreneur

By Ryan S. Walters

The great historian Burton Folsom, professor history at Hillsdale College, wrote a groundbreaking book defending many of the so-called “robber barons” of the Gilded Age, infamous men such as John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and J. P. Morgan. In Myths of the Robber Barons, Folsom delineates two classes of tycoons – market entrepreneurs and political entrepreneurs – one good, one bad. [Read more…]

McDaniel: Gorsuch and the Hope for Restoration

By Senator Chris McDaniel

Now that President Trump has made his choice for the Court, choosing Judge Neil Gorsuch, which I think is an excellent selection, the brutal fight for his confirmation is about to begin. But just because we could soon control the Court’s direction, does not mean we should place all of our faith in it. [Read more…]

The Left’s Selective Outrage Over Trump’s Immigration Orders

By Ryan S. Walters

Over the weekend we witnessed more outrage from the Left, this time over President Trump’s executive orders that imposed a temporary ban on refugees from seven Muslim nations that have been designated sources of terrorism – Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia. Leftwing activists were most upset that even those who possessed visas and green cards were denied entry, even as they reached US airports, a gaffe that was later fixed. But only a total of 109 people were actually detained. [Read more…]

Pseudo-Republican Blogger Joins Leftists in Attacking Senator Chris McDaniel

By Ryan S. Walters

Alan Lange, the founder of Y’all Politics, a Mississippi blog created to support Republicans, has stooped to a new low.  Despite the fact that his blog has been used as a promotional tool for Republican officials and candidates, Lange has made it clear that he’d rather spend his time attacking his fellow Republicans, especially those that are true conservatives, than he has pushing back against Democrats. [Read more…]

The Power of a Free Marketplace

By Senator Chris McDaniel

Some are without humility, insisting that if only they utilize the power of government, then they could miraculously establish a perfect society by setting price controls, deciding which energy should power our homes, compelling the purchase of healthcare insurance and dictating which industries should survive or be left to failure.

But their plans always fail with predictability.

As to why, perhaps Leonard Read’s delightful story, “I, Pencil,” will shed some light. With apologies to his genius, I offer an abridged version: [Read more…]