Op-Eds

The Ayn Rand Institute published several hundred op-eds from about 1989-2013. The titles and authors of these op-eds reside in the Ayn Rand Archives. However, most of the texts were not saved. I published somewhere around 40 of these, but I could only find 17 in my hard drive. I have chosen 10 of these here. They cover a wide range of topics.

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The Palestinian Choice

There will be no peace in the Middle East unless freedom rather than despotism becomes the Palestinians’ guiding philosophy. By Edwin A. Locke The toll of violence in the Middle East is a tragedy. The whole world, including President Bush, is...

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PRESIDENTS’ DAY: A CELEBRATION OF WHAT?

America's Early Presidents Were Admirable Men of Principle-- Let us Hope we can Find More Like Them By Edwin A. Locke On Presidents Day, most Americans would like to celebrate the men who have been leaders of the greatest country in the world....

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The Greatness of Western Civilization

The Terrorists---or our College Professors? Moral self-doubt, inculcated relentlessly in our college classrooms, is a more virulent enemy than the Taliban. BY EDWIN A. LOCKE America, it is said, is faced with a new kind of war–a type of war...

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The Government vs. Rights: Janet Reno’s Fascism

BY EDWIN A LOCKE | 5 APR 2002 On Tax Day consider some basic facts. The wealthiest 1% of the taxpayers pay 34% of all federal income taxes. The top 50% pay 96% of the total bill. This means that the least wealthy 50% pay almost nothing. In...

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The Meaning of Jack Welch’s Cave-In

BY EDWIN A. LOCKE AND RICHARD M. SALSMAN | 29 APR 2000 On July 4, 1776, the Founding Fathers forged a moral and political revolution. They declared for the first time in history that men do not exist to serve the government, but rather that the...

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THE “SIN” OF PRIDE

BY EDWIN A LOCKE | 11 OCT 1999 Congress is once again addressing the issue of campaign finance reform — and no wonder. The American public has become increasingly disgusted by the unprincipled manner in which our legislative process is...

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The Terrorists’ Motivation: Islam

by Edwin Locke and Onkar Ghate | May 18, 2005 Despite worldwide adoration and attention focused on Pope John Paul II and his successor, and now the Vatican’s decision to expedite John Paul’s possible canonization, few have asked an obvious...

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Bush’s Tax Cut Plan is Both Moral and Practical

By Edwin A. Locke The long awaited Presidential Report on race is out at last. Although it has been described as vague in it’s recommendations, the report supported Clinton’s “mend it, don’t end it” policy on affirmative action. The report also...

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