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Materials Acquisition for Global Industrial Change (MAGIC)

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Biden relies on adherence to climate crisis creed and belief in MAGIC to transform USA, world~ Via executive orders, regulatory edicts and partisan...

Federal ‘Consent Decrees’ Make Policing Worse Not Better

BY BOB BARR President Biden is returning to the Barack Obama playbook of “reforming” municipal police departments by forcing multi-year federal court “consent decrees” down...

Joe Biden Doesn’t Think on the Margin

RYAN BOURNE, CATO INSTITUTE In his address to the joint session of Congress, Joe Biden claimed: “When this nation made 12 years of public education universal in the...

Tenured professor abruptly fired after raising allegations of anti-Semitic speech by Linfield University’s president

LIBERTY ALERTS/ BY FIRE April 29, 2021 MCMINNVILLE, Oregon, April 29, 2021 — A university embroiled in sexual abuse scandals has who criticized the handling of those...

Charlotte Trucking Company Owner Fights for $39,500 Police Took From Him at Phoenix Airport

Civil forfeiture allows Arizona law enforcement to take money without connecting it to a crime ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE PHOENIX—Jerry Johnson flew to Phoenix with...

Electric Vehicles and the Biden Infrastructure Plan

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE A damaging effect of government expansion is the “crowding out” or displacement of private‐​sector activities. Governments often think that they can...

Chris Edwards discusses the Biden Administration’s infrastructure plan on The Great Antidote Podcast

Chris Edwards is the director of tax policy studies at the CATO Institute and editor of www.DownsizingGovernment.org. He is a top expert on federal...

China’s strange endorsement of ‘net zero’

BY DUGGAN FLANAKIN ~The Chinese path to supposed decarbonization starts with a lot more coal~ You have to hand it to Xi Jinping. The Chinese “president...

The Feds are funding fantasy EV charging stations

What will power imaginary charging stations to power fantasy electric vehicles no one wants? BY DAVID WOJICK President Joe Biden wants the Federal Government to build...

How Many of H.R. 1’s Provisions Are Unconstitutional?

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE How many provisions of H.R. 1, if enacted, would be struck down by the courts as unconstitutional? It’s not clear anyone...

Will Molon Labe Become More Than an Ancient Greek Slogan?

BY BOB BARR As the expression goes, “talk is cheap.” When it comes to gun control, however, talk about taking away or diminishing a right...

Africans reject demands to end fossil fuel use

Most Africans want economic development, jobs, and better health and living standards, and support coal, oil and natural gas to get there. BY DUGGAN FLANAKIN As the...

How Germany’s ‘Deal With the Devil’ Backfired and Changed History

Just six months after arriving in Petrograd with the help of Germany, the Russian communist Vladimir Lenin had engineered the October Revolution. The story...

4 Myths About the Election Integrity Law in Georgia

MIKE HOWELL, THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Heritage Foundation released a fact check Friday of some of the most egregious lies being echoed by members of Congress, the...

Corporate Taxes: Rates Down, Revenues Up

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen recently complained about a “30-year race to the bottom on corporate tax rates,” and is pushing for a higher...

University of San Diego Law Professor Under Investigation for Criticizing Chinese Government

“We have an oppressive institution cracking down on dissent by investigating a professor for criticizing an oppressive government cracking down on dissent,”  Sabrina Conza,...

Why Men Attack the Bible, and The Personal Price They Pay—John Dickinson

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, JOHN DICKINSON There seems to be a disposition in men to find fault, no difficult matter, rather than to act as they...

The Problem With Hedge Funds

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Hedge funds are in the news again. (I wrote about the Melvin Capital hedge fund blow-up a couple of months ago.) A firm...

The impenetrable G. Gordon Liddy

~His storied career encompassed much more than Watergate~ Franklin Raff Legendary talk-show host G. Gordon Liddy died recently at age 90. Remembered by some for his...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution = Planned Dystopia

BY KATHLEEN MARQUARDT Klaus Schwab has been someone in the background of global machinations for many decades. He is the founder and executive chairman of...