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US Drops to Lowest Point Ever in Index of Economic Freedom. Can Trump Improve It?

The U.S. has reached its lowest ranking ever in the Index of Economic Freedom, produced annually by the Heritage Foundation. The U.S. spent years in the top 10, but has been declining for years, and is now at number 17. Hong Kong maintains the top spot, although the city-state is officially part of the Peoples’ Republic of China. Other countries Read More ›

Why Religious and Economic Freedom Stand and Fall Together

Donald Trump has been courting evangelicals and other social conservatives of late, from his high-profile meeting with evangelical leaders in New York City to his selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence for his running mate. The question on many minds is whether Trump is in the middle of a slow-moving come-to-conservatism moment, or just shrewdly courting a key Republican constituency Read More ›

California Senate Minority Leader Launches Probe into California Science Center’s Alleged Violations of First Amendment Rights

Sacramento — Senate Minority Leader Dennis Hollingsworth has sent a letter to the California Science Center (CSC) requesting documents related to the Center’s cancellation of a screening last October of the pro-intelligent design documentary “Darwin’s Dilemma.” The screening was sponsored by the American Freedom Alliance (AFA), a private group that had rented the Center’s IMAX theater. Senator Hollingsworth’s letter follows Read More ›

What Happened to Freedom of Speech?

This article, published by Premise Media, mentions Discovery Institute Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellows Richard Sternberg and Guillermo Gonzalez: For example, Stein meets Richard Sternberg, a double PhD biologist … On his journey, Stein meets other scientists such as astrobiologist Guillermo Gonzalez, who was denied tenure at Iowa State University in spite of his extraordinary record of achievement. Read More ›