• Why “Liberal” and “Conservative” Are No Longer Useful Political Terms

    Why “Liberal” and “Conservative” Are No Longer Useful Political Terms0

    LISTEN TO TLR’S LATEST PODCAST: Written by Ian Tartt   Are the terms “liberal” and “conservative” useful for accurately describing someone’s political views or are they too simplistic/ dated? This article will make the case as to why the use of these terms often causes more problems than it solves. If someone says they’re conservative,

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  • Did Robert E. Lee Oppose Slavery?

    Did Robert E. Lee Oppose Slavery?1

    David Sivak After white nationalists protested the City of Charlottesville’s plan to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza claimed Sunday that Lee opposed slavery. Verdict: False While Lee disagreed with slavery in an abstract sense, he held views similar to his pro-slavery contemporaries and criticized abolitionists of his day. Fact Check: D’Souza claimed

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  • Milton Friedman Was Right to Call Them ‘Government Schools’

    Milton Friedman Was Right to Call Them ‘Government Schools’0

    LISTEN TO TLR’S LATEST PODCAST: Yesterday was Milton Friedman’s birthday. He was the 1976 Nobel-prize winning economist who promoted free-market ideals and limited government. The Economist called him “the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century…possibly of all of it.” He died in 2006, but one of his lasting legacies is

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