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by | Jul 2, 2019

Having reshaped the Arab-Israeli conflict by moving our embassy to Jerusalem, slashing aid to the Palestinians, and annexing the Golan Heights, Team Trump floats an economic plan for the Palestinians that is anchored firmly in the obsolete Oslo “land for…

by | Feb 6, 2019

The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) baffling reversal of its stance on online gaming could have detrimental effects on online poker. Barring a court ruling that contradicts the DOJ’s stance, the new opinion will likely prevent the interstate compacts necessary to…

by | Feb 5, 2019

U.S. Treasury reports show that the amount the U.S. government finances to pay for its spending will top $1 trillion in 2019 for the second straight year. The Treasury issued debt of $1.34 trillion in 2018, a number that should…

by | Feb 1, 2019

I posted an article at The American Spectator on Wednesday, titled, “Bernie: Bolshevik Party Boy.” It relates to amazing footage of Bernie Sanders partying in a Soviet city north of Moscow on his honeymoon in June 1988. A shirtless, drunk Bernie…

by | Feb 1, 2019

Socialism is experiencing a wave of respectability. Trendiness, even. There are proposals for “Medicare for All” and increased taxation of the rich rising up to confiscatory levels. The later will almost certainly not generate enough revenue to pay for the…

by | Feb 1, 2019

Morton Sobell, whose obituary noting his 101 years appeared this week in the New York Times, spied for Stalinist Russia about 70 years ago. His life’s real misdeed came about a decade ago, when he admitted that, contrary to his…

by and | Feb 1, 2019

Howard Schultz, the chairman emeritus of Starbucks, ponders an independent presidential bid. Democrats dumped cold water, in a trenta-sized cup, on the idea. “Don’t Help Elect Trump, You Egotistical Billionaire F***” one heckler shouted at Schultz, while his online brethren…

by | Jan 31, 2019

Fifteen-dollar-an-hour minimum wage is so yesterday. In an op-ed in the New York Times, Ginia Bellafante points to a study showing that a $33-per-hour minimum wage might be needed in New York City, saying that’s the amount necessary — about…

by | Jan 31, 2019

Ever since virtue signaling became a thing, and a sin, on both sides of the Atlantic, I’ve been determined never to indulge. Why? Because it’s the preserve of the needy and weak, and those who are more concerned with talking…

by | Jan 31, 2019

Sacramento When asked about his ultimate goal, a union president reportedly offered a simple answer: “More.” Public-sector unions always are pushing for higher pay and benefits and more protections for members. Getting more is a journey. There is no end game….

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