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Ralph Reiland
by | Nov 30, 2015

One way I can tell I’m getting old, aside from it taking more time to get my socks on in the morning, is that my ideas might seem to some to be outmoded or, as I’ve been more flippantly described…

by | Nov 17, 2015

“Unfairly targeted” and “disproportionately punished” appears to be the final rallying cry of the Obama administration — sort of like a grand finale after a prolonged series of duds. As the administration’s attempted vote-solidifying storyline goes, America’s cops are unduly…

by | Nov 2, 2015

A basic principle from Economics-101 is that the downward sloping demand curve — the graph showing an inverse relationship between the price of something and the amount that people are willing and able to buy at that given price —…

by | Oct 15, 2015

Here’s a quick question I received via email from a reader who said I was too negative in one of my columns about President Obama’s economic record: “Does the economics of Pope Francis better match the economic ideology of Barack…

by | Sep 8, 2015

“Of course, nothing helps families make ends meet like higher wages,” President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union address on Jan. 20, 2015. But rather than those higher wages being produced in the free market by way…

by | Jun 16, 2015

Just when you think it can’t get any more anti-business, anti-jobs, anti-growth, anti-capitalist and just plain economically nonsensical among presidential candidates than Hillary Clinton’s ’s “Don’t let anyone tell you, you know, corporations and businesses create jobs,” along comes Vermont…

by | May 15, 2015

The New York Times reported in a May 3 front-page article that “residents say arsonists singled out Asian-American owned businesses during the rioting” in Baltimore’s Sandtown. That’s the neighborhood where Freddie Gray grew up and apparently died from complications of…

by | Mar 13, 2015

“It is only those who hope to transform human beings who end up by burning them, like the waste product of a failed experiment,” wrote Christopher Hitchens, years before ISIS released a video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive…

by | Jan 5, 2015

Inserting a bit of progressive politics into the holidays, the New Yorker magazine ended 2014 with an issue that included “Climate-Change Christmas Carols.” Here’s an example (more depressing, I thought, than inspired, pointing toward mass starvation): “Oh, the weather outside…

by | Dec 4, 2014

The debate about the shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson got heated on NBC’s Meet the Press on November 23 in an exchange between former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Michael Eric Dyson, an African-American…

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