‘Favors’ to Blacks


Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor — off the record — what his response to them was. He said, “I give them all A’s and B’s. To hell with them.” Since many of those students […]

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Failure at Foggy Bottom


Hillary Clinton boasts that her experience traveling to 112 countries as secretary of state qualifies her to be president. Don’t believe it. At the end of her taxpayer-funded audition on the world stage, she came home empty-handed, with no meaningful gains for the United States. Voters are too smart to be wowed when she rattles off names […]

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President Obama’s Big Government Legacy — and the Republicans


When conservatives talk about opposing the expansion of Big Government, this usually means lower taxes, lower spending, and reducing regulations. In two of out of three (taxes and spending), the Republican Congress should get more credit for stopping most of President Obama’s agenda of expanding the size and scope of the federal government. Taxes In […]

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New York Times Paints a False Picture of Prosperity


The New York Times is now officially putting opinion pieces on the front page. Consider Monday’s article entitled: “Millions in U.S. Climb Out of Poverty, at Long Last.” This is an amazing headline given the real state of the economy for the working class. Yes, according to newly released census data, incomes for middle class families […]

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A Nation Divided Again


One only needs to read the sports pages these days to see how off kilter the issue of race in America has become. According to a survey released by E-Poll Market Research, the most disliked football player in the NFL is Colin Kaepernick. However, the same survey showed among black Americans, Kaepernick’s popularity is skyrocketing. […]

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Our Greatest Entrepreneur?


If I were to ask you — you being the average, massively well-informed TAS reader — to identify the greatest living entrepreneur of the 21st century, whose name would spring to mind? You might think first of Bill Gates. But no, he was one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century. And after he […]

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There’s Only One Safe Bet Tonight


My debate predictions are that Monday night football will have its lowest ratings ever. In America, you’re not allowed to bet on the presidential elections. If you could, just imagine all of the different betting and prop bets that would be wagered. Anyone who claims he can predict the course of events tonight is betting against himself. […]

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Karl Marx

What’s Left? Trump Against Clinton Echoes Capitalism Against Communism


Hillary Clinton is not a communist. That said, she is certainly running to the left. What’s left? That’s actually an interesting question. People throw around the terms “left” and “right” with an instinctive, imprecise, sense of their meanings. It’s good to get back to first principles. I am rereading, after long neglect, the charter document […]

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Debating the SGO


Tonight the doyenne of deceit and the syncopated clock of Republicanism will debate in what is likely to be the most-watched television event ever staged. Over one hundred million people around the world are expected to be in the audience. Most people will watch it the same way that many fans of NASCAR watch a […]

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Clinton’s Real Foe in Tonight’s Debate: Fairness


Hillary Clinton’s supporters are nervous about tonight’s debate with Donald Trump, but not for the reasons partisans normally hyperventilate prior to such forums. They aren’t worried that Trump will be more articulate, informed, or sound on policy than Clinton. Sharing her hubris, they take it for granted that that she is Trump’s superior in all […]

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