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De Rugy: Don’t Bend to Calls for a Global Tax Cartel

6 mins read

When all you have is a hammer, everything does indeed look like a nail. This is the best way to describe government officials’ unoriginal and often destructive thinking. No matter the problem du jour, the answer is always more government spending. But more spending requires more tax revenue, which is not always easy to acquire in the modern global economy. That’s how we got the current effort by some United States officials to impose a global minimum

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Buchanan: Is Ukraine’s War Now America’s War?

7 mins read

Last week, sources leaked to The New York Times that, in Ukraine’s targeting and killing of Russian generals and the sinking of Russia’s Black Sea flagship, the Moskva, U.S. intelligence played an indispensable role. Apparently, our intel people identified and located for the Ukrainian forces what became the targets of their deadly attacks. Why U.S. intelligence would do this seems inexplicable. By claiming credit for Ukraine’s most visible military successes, we diminish the achievements of that country’s

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McCaughey: Biden’s Food-flation

5 mins read

Going food shopping feels like getting punched in the gut. You pick up a whole roasting chicken, hoping it will feed four, and see the price: over $10 in many New York area stores — a staggering $18 if the bird’s organic. Apples are close to $3 a pound. And forget buying a steak; you might have to take out a mortgage. The Biden administration’s woke policies are to blame for food-flation, making your trip to the

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Moore: Beware the Popping of the Housing Bubble

4 mins read

Washington never learns. Never. Politicians are like collective Alzheimer’s disease patients. They have no short-term memories. Does anyone remember 2008? It was only 14 years ago. Then, America suffered through one of the most significant and most painful financial crises in our nation’s history — and the worst losses since the crash of 1929. Millions of people lost their jobs. Hundreds of thousands defaulted on their mortgages and lost their homes. Trillions of dollars of lifetime savings

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McPherrin: ESG Ratings are Counterproductive, Hypocritical, and Anti-American

9 mins read

Sustainable investing has become the hottest trend in the global financial community, corresponding to the chorus of calls for businesses to be more “socially responsible.” Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) scores are the primary method by which a variety of actors—including international organizations, global political and economic elites, and Wall Street titans—have cascaded these objectives to the rest of society. The efforts of these global leaders—which include individuals such as Blackrock strongman Larry Fink, World Economic Forum

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De Rugy: Putting Some WD-40 on the Supply Chain

6 mins read

Politicians, the Federal Reserve, and Fed and administration apologists like to claim that the inflation we face is caused by supply constraints. This claim goes against the facts on the ground. According to the World Trade Organization, even though there was a collapse in trade at the beginning of the pandemic, trade in intermediate goods — critical inputs in finalized products — quickly recovered despite port and shipping bottlenecks. Sure, it increased at a slower rate than

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Napolitano: The Bill of Temporary Privileges

8 mins read

Last week, the Director of National Intelligence, the data-gathering and data-concealing arm of the American intelligence community masquerading as the head of it, revealed that in 2021, the FBI engaged in 3.4 million warrantless electronic searches of Americans. This is a direct and profound violation of the right to privacy in “persons, houses, papers, and effects” guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment. For the past 60 years, the Supreme Court has characterized electronic surveillance as a search that

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McCaughey: Biden Says Kids Belong to Their Teachers

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Schools are becoming indoctrination factories, trying to turn children against their country and their own parents’ values. It’s what the teachers unions intend. Amazingly, that’s just fine with President Joe Biden, who told a gathering of teachers and union bigwigs on April 27 that the kids are “yours when they’re in the classroom.” That wasn’t just a Biden stumble. He repeated it for emphasis: “They are all our children … They are not somebody else’s children.” Sorry,

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America

Moore: Beware the Popping of the Housing Bubble

4 mins read

Washington never learns. Never. Politicians are like collective Alzheimer’s disease patients. They have no short-term memories. Does anyone remember 2008? It was only 14 years ago. Then, America suffered through one of the most significant and most painful financial crises in our nation’s history — and the worst losses since the crash of 1929. Millions of people lost their jobs.

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McPherrin: ESG Ratings are Counterproductive, Hypocritical, and Anti-American

9 mins read

Sustainable investing has become the hottest trend in the global financial community, corresponding to the chorus of calls for businesses to be more “socially responsible.” Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) scores are the primary method by which a variety of actors—including international organizations, global political and economic elites, and Wall Street titans—have cascaded these objectives to the rest of society.

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De Rugy: Putting Some WD-40 on the Supply Chain

6 mins read

Politicians, the Federal Reserve, and Fed and administration apologists like to claim that the inflation we face is caused by supply constraints. This claim goes against the facts on the ground. According to the World Trade Organization, even though there was a collapse in trade at the beginning of the pandemic, trade in intermediate goods — critical inputs in finalized

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Napolitano: The Bill of Temporary Privileges

8 mins read

Last week, the Director of National Intelligence, the data-gathering and data-concealing arm of the American intelligence community masquerading as the head of it, revealed that in 2021, the FBI engaged in 3.4 million warrantless electronic searches of Americans. This is a direct and profound violation of the right to privacy in “persons, houses, papers, and effects” guaranteed by the Fourth

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McCaughey: Biden Says Kids Belong to Their Teachers

5 mins read

Schools are becoming indoctrination factories, trying to turn children against their country and their own parents’ values. It’s what the teachers unions intend. Amazingly, that’s just fine with President Joe Biden, who told a gathering of teachers and union bigwigs on April 27 that the kids are “yours when they’re in the classroom.” That wasn’t just a Biden stumble. He

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International

De Rugy: Don’t Bend to Calls for a Global Tax Cartel

6 mins read

When all you have is a hammer, everything does indeed look like a nail. This is the best way to describe government officials’ unoriginal and often destructive thinking. No matter the problem du jour, the answer is always more government spending. But more spending requires more tax revenue, which is not always easy to acquire in the modern global economy.

Read More

Buchanan: Is Ukraine’s War Now America’s War?

7 mins read

Last week, sources leaked to The New York Times that, in Ukraine’s targeting and killing of Russian generals and the sinking of Russia’s Black Sea flagship, the Moskva, U.S. intelligence played an indispensable role. Apparently, our intel people identified and located for the Ukrainian forces what became the targets of their deadly attacks. Why U.S. intelligence would do this seems

Read More

McPherrin: ESG Ratings are Counterproductive, Hypocritical, and Anti-American

9 mins read

Sustainable investing has become the hottest trend in the global financial community, corresponding to the chorus of calls for businesses to be more “socially responsible.” Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) scores are the primary method by which a variety of actors—including international organizations, global political and economic elites, and Wall Street titans—have cascaded these objectives to the rest of society.

Read More

Buchanan: Are Biden Democrats Holding a Losing Hand?

6 mins read

“Sometimes nothing is a real cool hand.” In the movie classic “Cool Hand Luke,” the convict Luke, played by Paul Newman, explains that to his fellow inmates after winning the pot in a hand of poker without even a pair of deuces. President Joe Biden should take notice. For, right now, “nothing” is the hand he is looking at going

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McPherrin: Sanctions Could Hasten the Fall of the Dollar

16 mins read

The U.S. dollar so far has managed to withstand a withering assault upon its stability by modern monetary theory apologists and the profligate federal spending in response to the COVID-19 pandemic—record levels of inflation notwithstanding. The dollar, which has been the world’s reserve currency and an integral instrument of U.S. power since the gold standard ended in 1971, is not invincible. Escalating

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History

Napolitano: The Bill of Temporary Privileges

8 mins read

Last week, the Director of National Intelligence, the data-gathering and data-concealing arm of the American intelligence community masquerading as the head of it, revealed that in 2021, the FBI engaged in 3.4 million warrantless electronic searches of Americans. This is a direct and profound violation of the right to privacy in “persons, houses, papers, and effects” guaranteed by the Fourth

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Napolitano: Using War to Assault Freedom

8 mins read

Most judges and lawyers agree that the war on drugs in the past 50 years has seriously diminished the right to privacy guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment. Now a small group of legal academics is arguing that the war in Ukraine should be used to diminish property rights guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment. Here is the backstory. The Fourth Amendment

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Napolitano: Dangerous Attacks on Freedom

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In the give and take at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on President Joseph R. Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, and in commentary about that give and take, a dangerous line of argument emerged from some senators over the role of the court in our lives. One senator suggested that the lawfulness of interracial

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The Fall of the Soviet Union / The Rise of China: The Road to Deng

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Shortly after the Sino-Soviet Split, Mao began his purge of Chinese society from all capitalist and western elements via the Cultural Revolution. When he died on September 9, 1976, he left the country in a state of complete disarray, significantly economically weaker and politically isolated than it had been prior to his Revolution. Gary Krueger describes, “Not surprisingly, given the

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The Fall of the Soviet Union / The Rise of China: The Road to Gorbachev

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Following the Sino-Soviet Split, the USSR quickly entered a period of economic decline under the tenure of a new Soviet regime. Leonid Brezhnev succeeded Khrushchev as First Secretary of the Communist Party in 1964, primarily due to Khrushchev’s failure to effectively implement policy surrounding economic growth and his perceived mishandling of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Contrary to Khrushchev’s generally autocratic

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