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by | Nov 26, 2022

In the age of cell phones and the internet, consumers often face a simple choice: convenience or privacy? Do we let Big Tech have access to our private communications and free email accounts because it’s so easy? Once you’ve said…

by | Nov 13, 2022

Republicans are reeling after the recent midterm elections, in which they underperformed expectations. Most of them don’t have a clue why this happened. Numerous lame explanations have been suggested: Democrats have mastered ballot harvesting and mail-in voting better than Republicans;…

by | Nov 4, 2022

The primary fault line in our current political climate is that between a belief system rooted in law and policy championing the primacy of the individual and the various isms seeking societal advancement through collective action. This contest appears in…

by | Oct 17, 2022

Bingo. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, these days a repeated bestselling book author and multimedia star, has done it again. This time, in Defeating Big Government Socialism: Saving America’s Future, he lasers in on Big Government and the “deep trouble”…

by | Aug 31, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif — Only three years ago, California’s Democratic legislators stumbled upon an amazing “easy button” idea for boosting the wages and benefits of ride-share drivers and other independent contractors. Apparently unaware of the economic concept of “unintended consequences,” they…

by | Aug 7, 2022

In recent months, governments around the world have been making unprecedented encroachments on how private actors do business, often with disastrous results. In Sri Lanka, an onerous new organic-farming regime was imposed on the nation’s producers, precipitating a serious economic…

by | Aug 3, 2022

Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Alex Padilla of California recently asked the Department of Transportation to fine airlines for delays and cancellations and prevent airline consolidation. The widespread delays and cancellations are indeed annoying, but the senators’ demands…

by | Aug 1, 2022

The folly of the Biden administration’s recently announced “Inflation Reduction Act” recalls Orwellian slogans such as “Slavery is Freedom.” The plan will throw fuel on the flames of stagflation while accelerating environmental deterioration. The act would raise an estimated $739…

by | Jul 27, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — To give credit where it’s due, California’s government — through the state auditor’s office, Legislative Analyst’s Office, and various inspector generals and oversight bodies — does a remarkable job producing reports that chapter-and-verse the scandals, mismanagement, incompetence,…

by | Jul 21, 2022

Always beware of the name given to a piece of legislation. It rarely describes accurately the likely impact of enacting a bill. In fact, statutes often do the opposite of what their names suggest. Take Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s proposed…

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