Unlike a long-standing precedent, individualism reigns supreme in recent court decisions regarding COVID-19. In two recent cases—Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn c. Andrew M. Cuomo and South Bay United Pentecostal Church c. Gavin Newsom– The United States Supreme Court has overturned emergency COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings. On the surface,Read More →

Republican lawmakers this week introduced legislation that would legalize and regulate marijuana at the federal level, saying the proposal was necessary to ensure “individual liberty” and protect the rights of states. Rep. Dave Joyce, a Republican from Ohio, introduced the bill to end the long-standing federal marijuana ban with Rep.Read More →

Deputy Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito arrives for Justice Neil Gorsuch’s swearing-in ceremony as Deputy Supreme Court Justice in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, April 10, 2017. (Joshua Roberts / Reuters) Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said on Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic had “resultedRead More →

The conservative idolatry of the robust individual gave Karl Marx a way back into the mainstream. It’s a difficult admission for any conservative to make, but America’s future depends on effective treatment. American individualism has existed since the founding of our nation. In writing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas JeffersonRead More →

Although there is usually a large fanfare around each Mandate of the Supreme Court, recent key court decisions – on environmental issues, property rights, administrative state and school choice – were decidedly mixed. Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund Even though there are limits to what the Clean Water Act canRead More →

Our nation was founded on the unique principle that individuals acting in their own best interests will overcome the greatest challenges while harnessing the power of government. Adherence to this principle is particularly critical in times of crisis, when the government tends to take advantage of the circumstances of theRead More →

By Mark S. Weiner In a recent Niskanen center Publish, Matthew Fay provided some stimulating “preliminary thoughts” on libertarian approaches to foreign policy. In particular, and perhaps ironically for a libertarian, he argues for foreign libertarian relations in which skepticism of state power and support for individual freedom are closelyRead More →