President Obama's Plan to "De-develop" America Shifts into High Gear

By |2014-06-10T15:28:28-04:00June 10th, 2014|

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on June 9, 2014 on

President Obama’s own Administration officially reports that the U.S. economy DECLINED by 1% in the first quarter of this year. That follows 1.9% reported total annual growth for all of 2013.

The U.S. economy sustained a real rate of economic growth of 3.3% from 1945 to 1973, and achieved the same 3.3% sustained real growth from 1982 to 2007. Before President Obama, it was only during the stagflation decade of 1973 to 1982, reflecting the deeply misguided reigning intellectual leadership of the time, that real growth fell to only […]

The Economics of Replacing Obamacare: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

By |2014-06-02T12:30:52-04:00June 2nd, 2014|

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on June 1, 2014 on

Republicans have not unified behind a single bill to replace Obamacare because conservatives have been debating among themselves exactly what the components of that bill should be. The ongoing collapse of Obamacare, economically and politically, is heightening the stakes in that debate, delaying matters.

But the replacement plan now emerging will broaden health coverage at least as much as Obamacare, which teased universal coverage but never delivered. Moreover, the replacement plan would actually reduce health costs (through tried and true market incentives, proven to work in the real world), […]

A Snapshot of Islamic 'Justice'

By |2014-06-02T11:26:17-04:00June 2nd, 2014|

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 30, 2014 on The Washington Times website.

The world is full of cruelty, but something unfolding in Sudan should interest even jaded observers.

If a million deaths are a statistic, and a single death is a tragedy, this case puts a human face on the genocide of Christians by militant Muslims all over the world. God willing, this story might still have a happy ending if the U.S. government takes it seriously.

Dr. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishig, a pregnant Christian woman, was sentenced on May 11 by a Sudanese government Shariah law court […]

Transform the VA into a Pro-Growth Model for First Rate Health Care

By |2014-05-27T14:47:05-04:00May 27th, 2014|

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on May 25, 2014 on

The VA (Veterans Administration) scandals show why so many people have been so highly motivated for so long to fight against Obamacare. That is because of the perfectly rational fear that Obamacare will end up doing to the entire American health care system what the VA has done to health care for America’s veterans.

Many have already commented that the VA system is actually pure socialized medicine. The government doesn’t just pay for health care or health insurance under the system for our nation’s veterans. The government actually builds […]

Ken Blackwell Destroys MSNBC Gun Control Narrative in One Response

By |2014-05-27T14:35:58-04:00May 27th, 2014|

This column by Caleb Howe was published May 26, 2014 on

On MSNBC this afternoon, commentator and Republican politician Ken Blackwell was on as part of panel discussion about guns and gun control in the wake of this weekend’s killing spree in Santa Barbara. Host Craig Melvin runs down a laundry list of various ways of saying gun or shooting and so on before finally asking Blackwell how something like this could happen. Blackwell’s response was absolutely pitch perfect. First he had a pause to take it in, then he said:

“You know, I wonder if I missed something. My […]

A Lesson on Racial Discrimination

By |2020-04-23T21:56:55-04:00May 14th, 2014|

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 14, 2014 on

Donald Sterling, Los Angeles Clippers owner, was recorded by his mistress making some crude racist remarks. Since then, Sterling’s racist comments have dominated the news, from talk radio to late-night shows. A few politicians have weighed in, with President Barack Obama congratulating the NBA for its sanctions against Sterling. There’s little defense for Sterling, save his constitutional right to make racist remarks. But in a sea of self-righteous indignation, I think we’re missing the most valuable lesson that we can learn from this affair […]

The IRS Conspiracy Killers in the News Media

By |2014-05-12T11:36:55-04:00May 12th, 2014|

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 9, 2014 on The Washington Times website.

After the full House of Representatives cited former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress on Wednesday, The Washington Times fittingly made it the lead story.

Over at The Washington Post, however, print readers had to go 19 pages deep to “The Fed Page,” a union-style newsletter for federal employees. If The Post had buried the story any deeper, it would have been wedged into the classifieds or crumpled up in a backyard mulch barrel.

Here’s how The New York Times handled […]

ACRU Applauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding Public Prayer

By |2020-04-23T21:52:38-04:00May 5th, 2014|

“The Court’s ruling reflects elements of the Coercion Test that we have long championed,” said ACRU Chairman Susan A. Carleson.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 5, 2014) — The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, upheld the right of local officials to begin meetings with public prayer.

In a brief filed on Aug. 2, 2013 in Town of Greece v. Susan Galloway and Linda Stevens, ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara defended the upstate New York town’s practice of allowing rotating, voluntary prayers before council meetings and explained the Coercion Test:

“At the time the First Amendment […]

Ken Tomlinson, Patriot and Voice for Truth

By |2014-05-05T11:33:50-04:00May 5th, 2014|

The American Civil Rights Union mourns the loss of a founding Policy Board member, Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, who died on May 2 at age 69 after a brief illness.

“Ken was one of the few people in major media who believed strongly that the power of the press lay in actually telling the truth,” said Susan A. Carleson, ACRU’s Chairman. “He was fiercely contrary to fashionable liberal nostrums, and was always a principled gentleman. Ken was not only a great journalist but he was an American patriot and a dear friend. We shall never forget his role during the early days of the ACRU, founded by […]

ACLU's Vote-Fraud Campaign

By |2014-05-01T13:55:16-04:00May 1st, 2014|

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 30, 2014 on The Washington Times website.

The American Civil Liberties Union is at it again, throwing a log in front of the accelerating — and widely supported — campaign against vote fraud.

This time, the liberal group is asking for an injunction to block Arkansas from enforcing its new voter photo-ID law while the court considers the ACLU’s lawsuit, which claims that the statute violates the Arkansas Constitution by suppressing minority voting.

As usual, the ACLU has managed to dig up several plaintiffs who claim harm for having […]


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