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Free Market Urges Caution on Dems’ Title II Push

 

Free-market oriented groups are urging members of the House of Representatives as they head home for their August break not to break ranks and join Democrats trying to void the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) repeal of onerous internet service provider (ISP) regulations when they return to legislate. A coalition of 34 groups sent a letter […]

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Is Ocasio-Cortez Afraid of Candace Owens?

 

Everyone’s favorite Democratic socialite continues to entertain, and not merely because of her unique views about how the world works beyond Westchester, NY. She has kept us in stitches with her claim that Medicare-for-All will save the nation zillions in funeral expenses, her weird belief that questions about the costs of M4A are merely GOP […]

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The Sick Thug of Europe

 

Turkey was once the heart of the Ottoman Empire, an Islamic caliphate that included Hungary, the Balkans, Greece, and much of the Middle East. In the years leading up to World War One, the Ottoman Empire was known as the “sick man of Europe” because its decay and decline were plain for all to see. […]

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Space Warfare Is Here

 

The White House has announced its intention to create a space force. Until now, a series of treaties have prevented the weaponization of space. Yet, even with things like the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 and other fantastical agreements, space has been militarized almost from the start. The only reason no space war occurred during […]

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Manafort Trial Highlights Trump’s Bad Choices

 

Washington In June, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis slammed the position of special counsel as a post too easily “deployed as a political weapon” to troll for dirt on targeted adversaries. At the same time, he ruled that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecution of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was legitimate and should continue. […]

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A Most Expected Backlash

 

There is an essential read by Steve Sailer at Taki’s Magazine from a week ago which might well explain the cultural and political landscape better than anything else you’ve seen in recent vintage. It’s entitled “A Half Century of Amnesia,” and you should take the time to have a look. Sailer makes several important points, which […]

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Sunlight, Not Suffocation, Still the Best Disinfectant

 

 Some ideas strike as more offensive than an Alex Jones conspiracy theory. The idea that censoring Alex Jones conspiracy theories represents enlightenment rather than benightedness comes to mind. Apple, Spotify, Facebook, and YouTube banned content from the InfoWars honcho this week. Twitter opted to let twits tweet. “The other companies recognized that Jones was spreading […]

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Conservative Confusion About Who and What We’re Fighting

 

At this moment, Ohio Democrats and their Beltway masters are diligently working to steal the state’s 12th Congressional District from Republican Troy Balderson. Balderson’s Democratic opponent, Danny O’Connor, refused to concede after narrowly losing the special election and a few hours later — the county where he works — miraculously “discovered” 588 uncounted votes in […]

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This Is How All Government ‘Works’

 

Sacramento During one of my first fire seasons in Southern California nearly two decades ago, my neighbors and I received a notice from the county fire department warning us to keep our lawns cut and watered and to clear vegetation away from around our houses. We all had a vested interest in not having our […]

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CBO Forecast: Cloudy With a Chance of Debt

 

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its annual budgetary forecast this week. The Washington, D.C. weathermen say storm clouds approach. Under the rosiest scenario, U.S. debt-to-GDP ratio approaches the highest level on record, about 119 percent in the aftermath of World War II, by 2038. The report notes that “under all three alternative scenarios, debt […]

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