John Galt posterIndividualists and money grubbers of the world, unite; you have nothing to lose but your servility and confiscatory tax rates. After all these increasingly collectivized decades, Atlas Shrugged, the movie, is finally coming to the big screen. It opens in limited release, appropriately, this Friday — Tax Day. Check your local listings, or this page at the official movie website, to see if it is playing in your area.

The declining rate of literacy in this nation has hardly proven itself an impediment to the production of books by American Presidents past, present, and (according to authorial intention) future. To such volumes may be added the memoirs of first ladies, Vice Presidents, and appointees to various high offices — all of which are offered under the proposition that they offer some insight into the inner workings of policies foreign and domestic during the various administrations with which their authors were associated.

Thomas SowellSince everybody else seems to be coming up with plans on how to cope with the skyrocketing national debt, let me try my hand at it too.

Sam BlumenfeldOne of the ways the Federal Government can significantly cut its 13 trillion-dollar debt is by selling some of 635 million acres of land it owns in the United States. Believe it or not, Washington owns three out of every 10 acres of land in the country. Yet, the Obama administration wants to buy more. It wants Congress to allocate $900 million in new spending in 2012 to increase its ownership of U.S. land.

On June 27, 1993, there appeared in the London Telegraph a lengthy article about Britain’s secret education establishment. It was revealed that since 1941 this shadowy association, known as the All-Souls Group and representing some of the most powerful people in the world of British education, has been meeting three times a year in an oak-paneled room at Oxford University. The article stated: