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by | Sep 13, 2019

Going into the Democratic debate in Houston, presidential candidate and Texan Beto O’Rourke had a “genius” moment. Tweeted Beto: Credit cards have enabled many of America’s mass shootings in the last decade — and with Washington unwilling to act, they need…

by | Sep 12, 2019

Sometimes the behaviors that cause us the most grief aren’t obvious. An especially harmful habit, for example, is an attitude of certainty. It is a habit that creates problems. Intolerance. When you’re absolutely certain you’re right about something, it means…

by | Sep 12, 2019

On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump said that, if elected, “We’re going to win so much. You’re going to get tired of winning. You’re going to say, ‘Please Mr. President, I have a headache. Please, don’t win so much.’”…

by and | Sep 12, 2019

While it has been commonly recognized that the theft of intellectual property (IP) by China is at the center of the trade war between the U.S. and China, one key fact is often ignored: China’s political economy is run by…

by | Sep 12, 2019

Sacramento The last week of the legislative session always is a wild ride, but this year’s proceedings take on an urgency that we haven’t seen in the past several years given the stridently more progressive tilt of the state government. It’s…

by | Sep 12, 2019

We have read the stories. A burglar breaks into someone’s property, injures himself in the process, and so sues the people he was trying to rip off. Something similar happened after 9/11. America was attacked. In response, the U.S., UK, and coalition…

by | Sep 12, 2019

Last week the Democrats were touting the special election in North Carolina’s 9th District as the first major contest of the 2020 cycle, and the polls indicated that Democrat Dan McCready might win what should be a pretty safe GOP…

by | Sep 11, 2019

John Bolton, the mustachioed “hard-liner” who replaced H. R. McMaster as President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor last year, was thanked for his service Monday and told to haul ass. His response was to send word via Twitter — a…

by | Sep 11, 2019

After World War II, the United States was promoting democracy and capitalism in the far reaches of the globe. The Soviet Union was imposing socialism everywhere it could, subjugating millions of people to misery. It was the first time in…

by | Sep 11, 2019

Tony Blair’s Labour Party — with its centralizing zeal — passed the Civil Contingencies Act in 2004, granting any British government the power to make 30-day-long decrees without having to rely on the House of Commons or the House of…

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