Rotten to the Core


Very little introduction is necessary here; the headline and sub-headline say it all. And in the interest of brevity, because we’ve a lot of ground to cover just in recounting a small sample of the ugly revelations continuously pouring out of WikiLeaks’ document dumps against the Clinton machine and the Democratic Party, we’ll just get […]

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Cuba: Mi Casa Es Su Casa


There is a truism, fashionable in American foreign policy circles, that the liberalization of trade will, over time, soften the contours of authoritarian regimes as the oppressed become acquainted with the wonders of Western goods and services. This, evidently, is President Obama’s view. And American technology companies are following suit, disrupting Cuba’s outdated economic model […]

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Not Just One Civil War


On Sunday’s Meet the Press, NY Times columnist Tom “I can’t believe people still take me seriously” Friedman suggested that “maybe the (Republican Party) just needs to crash and burn. This version of the Republican Party needs to die so out of the ashes, just as a new Democratic Party came out of the post-McGovern, […]

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Immigration Controversies


Despite controversies that rage over immigration, it is hard to see how anyone could be either for or against immigrants in general. First of all, there are no immigrants in general. Both in the present and in the past, some immigrant groups have made great contributions to American society, and others have contributed mainly to […]

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Silicon Valley’s Nasty War on Voters


Two years ago, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was forced to resign because it had been reported that he had given $1,000 to the campaign to pass Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure approved by California voters that prohibited same-sex marriage. (Later the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality.) Now Silicon Valley activists […]

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The Western Wall? What Western Wall?


When the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization both back away from a draft resolution regarding Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, you know the guys at UNESCO are in hot water. Through a spokesman, Ban Ki-moon asserted “the religious and historical link of the Jewish, Muslim […]

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A Vote for Hillary Is a Vote for Single-Payer


Throughout this election cycle, Hillary Clinton has insisted that she doesn’t favor single-payer health care. Prepare yourself for a shock — she’s lying. As early as 1994, she described the future of our medical delivery system thus: “I think the momentum for a single-payer system will sweep the country … if it’s not successful the […]

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Even Liberals Shouldn’t Vote for Hillary


If you want to convince your liberal friends not to vote for Hillary, you should ask them to read John Podesta’s emails. These emails have provided a treasure trove of information proving how deceitful Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been throughout this year. Collusion with Super PACs Hillary promised that she would appoint a Supreme Court […]

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Boycotts and Moral Convictions—A Dangerous Double Standard


At the most basic level, commerce is simply a matter of exchange between two parties, both of whom consider the exchange beneficial. It should be uncontroversial to observe that this perceived benefit is often not merely material or financial. Human beings are not simply material utility-maximizers. We are moral beings with higher-order duties, responsibilities, and […]

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Rolling Stone Goes to Trial


Journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely has been on the stand in Charlottesville’s federal court the last few days, defending her indefensible acts. “It was a mistake to rely on someone whose intent it was to deceive me,” she cried, weeping at her own misfortune. Nicole P. Eramo, a former associate dean of students at University of […]

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