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I’m Trying to Be More Asian and Less White

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That’s what Coca-Cola wants me to do. A diversity training program at Coca-Cola gives pointers on how to be less white. I’m going to take it to heart and try to be more Asian, in ways that I’ll describe momentarily. First, as background, the program said that the way to be less white is to: be […]

Yes, This Time We’ll Have Inflation, and Here’s Why

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After several decades of relatively low rates of inflation, it is easy to think that we will continue to see little change in prices. But the seeds of inflation have been planted. Purchases of financial assets, primarily Treasury securities, are the primary tool the Fed uses to control the money supply. When the Fed purchases […]

Arizona News – February 27, 2021

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The Prickly Pear will provide current, linked articles about Arizona consistent with our Mission Statement to ‘inform, educate and advocate’. We are an Arizona based website and believe this information should be available to all of our statewide readers. Maricopa County judge finds GOP Senate subpoenas of election materials are ‘legal and enforceable’ Maricopa County […]

Bi-Partisan Fiscal Irresponsibility

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America’s recent presidents have been all over the spectrum politically, but they shared one thing in common: near-total indifference to our national debt. George W. Bush wasn’t that interested in fiscal matters, not vetoing a single bill his first six years in office. He exerted little influence as the deficit started to climb. Barack Obama […]

A New Form Of Government

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We have a new form of government.  One we did not consciously select. This is just one of the bizarre elements of the ongoing Wuhan virus crisis and subsequent lockdown. What is remarkable is the fundamental abuse of power we have endured. In reality, the government has on a very basic level, ignored structural protections […]

Arizona News – February 26, 2021

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The Prickly Pear will provide current, linked articles about Arizona consistent with our Mission Statement to ‘inform, educate and advocate’. We are an Arizona based website and believe this information should be available to all of our statewide readers. Arizona House Approves Bill Ensuring In-Person Clergy Hospital Visitations Experts Say State Has Turned Corner On […]

Rush Limbaugh: Conservative Icon and Giant

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Rush Limbaugh’s passing this week triggered sadness on the Right and glee on the Left. The Left’s grave dancers exulted in his death, believing that they had just rid themselves of one of America’s greatest and most persuasive opponents of their twisted views favoring an Orwellian future for our nation. With Rush no longer available to […]

3 Top Democrats Who Celebrated Or Denied Leftist Street Violence Get Big Bucks From Hypocrites In Corporate America

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If these sanctimonious organizations truly believe in law and order, where were they when leftists burned down our cities? While corporate donors fund Democratic members of Congress who have signaled their approval for violence so long as it is heralded by leftist groups Antifa and Black Lives Matter, they hypocritically threaten to yank funding from the 147 Republicans who voted not […]

Legislative Update From Arizona Citizens Defense League

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Friday, February 19, was the deadline for bills to be heard in committees in their originating chamber (House or Senate). All the bills we opposed failed to meet the deadline and are dead for the session. Gone are red flag confiscations, universal background checks, ammunition storage requirements, doctors inquiring about your firearms ownership, prohibited possessor […]

Mass Murder Cover Up

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A storm covers the skies of New York as a scandal has broken surrounding its Governor. Charges have come forth asserting a cover-up of the number of deaths occurring in New York nursing homes that were hidden from the public. That may be true, but that is not the real cover-up. There is another group […]

WSJ Shoots Itself in Right Foot

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As a classical liberal, or, in today’s parlance, a libertarian, I wasn’t in sync with Rush Limbaugh’s brand of conservatism but admired his intelligence, courage, wit, and good nature. I also didn’t see him a right-winger, unlike America’s conservative newspaper, the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ labeled Limbaugh as a right-winger in the headline of […]

Judicial Watch Sues Capitol Police for Riot Emails, Video

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Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Capitol Police seeking for emails and videos concerning the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 (Judicial Watch v. United States Capitol Police (No. 1:21-cv-00401)).  Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit under the common law right of access to public records after the Capitol Police […]

Biden: China’s Genocide Of Uighurs Just Different ‘Norms’

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Over a million Uighurs and other minorities have been detained in camps in China; but to Biden, that’s just different ‘norms.’ During President Joe Biden’s CNN town hall Tuesday evening, he dismissed the forcible internment, systematic rape, torture, and genocide of the Uighur population in China, labelling what China is committing against the majority Muslim […]

Abraham Lincoln on Election Fraud

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Lincoln blamed his loss to Douglas on immigrants, vote tampering, and flexible voter registration laws. I’m not an election denier who believes that Biden stole the election, but am enough of a history buff to know that voter fraud has been commonplace throughout American history. To that point, halfway down this page is a fascinating […]

Biblical Conditions of Pima County Roads

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According to the Bible, the Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years.  Likewise, homeowners on a suburban street in Pima County, in metro Tucson, have been wandering in the desert for 40 years why their street hasn’t been repaved. To the last point, below is a complaint sent by an unidentified citizen to Pima […]

Will France Save Us Again?

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After saving us in the Revolutionary War, will it save us from wokeness? France deserves our gratitude, at least from those of us who believe that America is worth saving in spite of its imperfections. First, France helped us in winning the Revolutionary War. That would be the war that is claimed by today’s poorly […]

President Biden Has Promised to Pass the Equality Act—Here’s How That Threatens Your Freedoms

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Today [2/18/21], the “Equality Act” was introduced in Congress. With a Democrat-controlled House and Senate, the passage of this legislation is more likely than ever before. And President Joe Biden campaigned on the promise that he would sign the Act into law within his first 100 days if passed. But the “Equality Act” should be concerning to anyone who values religious freedom and true […]

The Golden Rule

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Even for those not religiously inclined, the wisdom of the Golden Rule is widely acknowledged. As a civilizing instinct, treating others as you wish to be treated is an admonition of considerable heft. It is abundantly clear, that at the present time living in the United States could readily benefit from its application. In the […]

The Bankruptcy of Conservative Political Paternalism

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Political paternalism – the belief that those in government possess more knowledge, wisdom, and ability to plan, guide, and direct various aspects of people’s lives better than those people themselves – comes in many forms. The American “progressive” movement is euphoric with being, once again, close to power with the new Biden Administration in the […]

American K-12 science education gone bad

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I don’t often write an article about someone else’s article but Shepard Barbash’s deeply researched piece “Science betrayed” deserves a wide readership. His subtitle says it all: “The propaganda infecting K–12 science curricula, especially on the environment, won’t go away.” Barbash first looks at the history, then where we are today. The entrenchment of the great […]

Hillsdale Imprimis: Who Is in Control? The Need to Rein in Big Tech

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Editors’ Note: The following January, 2021 Hillsdale Imprimis article is an American wake-up call. The threat and urgency to deal with this advancing danger as described by Mr. Bokhari below is existential for the nation, our liberty, and for the generations to follow. We believe this call parallels Churchill’s warnings to the world in the […]

When Is An Audit Of An Election Not An Election Audit?

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Whether he meant to or not, a deputy county attorney for Maricopa County raised eyebrows and questions when he told a judge Wednesday that the county’s much-touted “audit” of its election department’s electronic voting system and election processes isn’t really an election audit. “We dispute the premise of [attorney] Mr. Kielsky and the Libertarian Party’s […]

The Myth That the US Leads the World in Mass Shootings

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To understand the misleading narrative, we must look to the era of narrative-driven journalism and the politicization of society, both of which subjugate truth to ideology and politics. If you asked me this morning which nation has the most mass shootings in the world, I would have said, with perhaps a flicker of hesitation, the […]

Big Tech’s Influence on the Elections Is Deeper Than You Think

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We have become well acquainted with the autocratic, unchecked power of Big Tech and their censorship. It was just last month that the President of the United States was deplatformed from every social media platform – once one pulled the trigger, the dominos fell and within hours President Trump was removed from the internet. Poland […]

Will the Fed’s “Feelgood” Medicine Cause an Economic Collapse?

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Dr. Max Jacobson became known as Dr. Feelgood and “Miracle Max” for treating wealthy celebrities with concoctions, “mixing amphetamines, vitamins, enzymes, tranquilizers, placenta, and anything else that inspired him.” Jacobson’s most famous client was President Kennedy, who became sadly dependent on Jacobson’s “elixirs.” How much speed, narcotics, and other powerful drugs Jacobson injected into Kennedy […]

Minimum Wages Had a Eugenic Intent

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All this talk of a $15 national minimum wage prompted me to revisit the standard textbook on economics of the US Progressive Era. Principles of Economics, by Frank W. Taussig (1917) is a pretty interesting book overall and it does hold up in general as an elucidation of then-existing knowledge and pedagogy. There is one section, however, where […]

Opinion: Rush Limbaugh’s Life-Affirming Strength

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Editor’s note: Following the death of Rush Limbaugh, we’re highlighting this column from December 2020. I deeply admire Rush Limbaugh. Not because of his conservative viewpoints, and not because he’s a uniquely talented broadcaster who can make dropping a pencil interesting radio. No. I have been most impressed over the years by Limbaugh’s strength of […]

Married Americans Are Different

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Polling shows a strong relationship between marriage status and political outlook. As political scientists, pundits, and historians try to make sense of the November 2020 election, a marriage divide in the electorate has emerged. Married Americans were appreciably more likely to vote for Trump than those who were either unmarried and cohabiting or single. As […]

The New York Times’ Brazenly False “Fact Check” About Trump’s Impeachment Trial

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The New York Times has published a “fact check“ by Linda Qui declaring that Donald Trump’s lawyers “made a number of inaccurate or misleading claims” during the Senate impeachment trial. In reality, much of the article consists of flagrant falsehoods propagated by Qui and the Times. “Inciting Violence” With regard to Trump’s speech on the […]

More New York Times Bias Exposed: Is Anyone Surprised Though?

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As time rolls by, the obvious bias of the mainstream media becomes more and more apparent. “Fake news” has become common jargon when discussing the hypocrisy of organizations like the New York Times. Those who highlight this bias and the double standard of the Times organization are likely to be ridiculed for their bluntness and […]

Six Principles for State Legislators Seeking to Protect Free Speech on Social Media Platforms

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Political free speech in the United States is under attack. Tech media giants who own and control virtually all social media platforms available to Americans are working together to silence groups with whom they do not agree. In just the past year, large, multi-billion-dollar, multinational corporations—including Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Twitter—prevented a sitting president […]

Protecting Women

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The cascades of high-mindedness keep rolling over us from the new kids in Washington. Backed by the sycophants who used to be our proud journalists, we hear how civility is once again reigning over our nation’s capital as the autocratic lecher has finally departed after four years of pain and suffering. All of that rang […]

Lockdown: Incoherent and Ineffective

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Our response to the Covid pandemic continues to be incoherent and ineffective. No matter how many interstate comparisons prove that lockdowns confer no permanent benefit, no matter how much economic devastation we endure and how many lives are ruined, we soldier on, refusing to learn from experience. Our panic-driven approach was originally in reaction to […]

A Phoenix Event of Interest for Liberty

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The Prickly Pear announces an outstanding IN-PERSON one-day program for all lovers of liberty being held in Phoenix this Saturday, February 20 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (MST). Location of the IN-PERSON symposium is announced at registration (below). Heirs of the Republic Presents: Essential Tools of Personal and Economic Freedom – Class 100 Email: Jeff@Freedomexpoaz.com to register for […]

Are We in a Bubble?

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All this money printing threatens to eventually create a sugar high in equities.  We aren’t there yet, but markets are floating on a sea of new money. In fact, it’s more like a tsunami! Inflation hedges (real estate, commodities, materials companies) will do well.  Traditional fixed income (long-term bonds) is at risk.  The return of […]

Dollar’s Purchasing Power Drops to Record Low Despite Aggressive “Hedonic Quality Adjustments”

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Spiking prices for new and used vehicles under the microscope. The “Purchasing Power of the Consumer Dollar” – part of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index data released today – is the politically incorrect mirror image of inflation in consumer prices, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). By wanting to increase consumer […]

Troop Deployments in Washington Are a Disaster Waiting to Happen

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“Tyranny in form is the first step towards tyranny in substance,” warned Senator John Taylor two hundred years ago in his forgotten classic, Tyranny Unmasked. As the massive National Guard troop deployment in Washington enters its second month, much of the media and many members of Congress are thrilled that it will extend until at […]

Biden Shows His True Colors

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All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.” So begins the US Constitution. The President’s entire role in the lawmaking process is also described clearly and succinctly: “He shall take Care the Laws be faithfully executed.” Joe Biden apparently didn’t get the memo.  Hours after swearing an oath […]

Mob Mixes Business with Pressure

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They used to call it “retail therapy.” But for conservatives, there’s nothing therapeutic about walking the aisles of stores that want to shut down your speech, cancel your bank accounts, or send cents on every dollar to Marxist groups who despise America. In an age when conservatives can’t turn on the TV, send their kids […]

John Kerry’s private jet “Only choice for somebody like me”

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John Kerry, President Biden’s climate czar, is under fire for taking a private jet to Iceland in 2019 to pick up a climate award. A private jet is, “the only choice for somebody like me who is traveling the world to win this battle” was Kerry’s tone deaf response. “I believe the time it takes to […]

The New Right Is All about the Left

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The ironic thing about Michael Malice’s book The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics is that it mostly deals with the Left. What unites the Right, argues Malice, is that they all hate the Left. His definition of the New Right reads: a loosely connected group of individuals united by their opposition […]

Want to Guess How Close Trump and the GOP Came to Winning…Everything in 2020?

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Donald Trump is toxic. The GOP is finished. Joe Biden won; he has a mandate — all of these things are false. Also, it would seem demography is not destiny and higher turnout isn’t an automatic lock for Democrats. We have another autopsy of sorts from The Washington Post on the 2020 election. Want to […]

AZ Supreme Court Says No to Sweetheart Deals for Private Companies

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In a major victory for taxpayers, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that the city of Peoria violated the state Constitution’s Gift Clause when it gave away nearly $2.6 million to two private businesses who promised nothing in return to the public, but only to run their own businesses for their own private profit. In 2016, the city […]

SB 1452 Does Exactly What it (and Its Sponsor) Promise

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Opponents of educational freedom are attacking SB 1452 and its sponsor on the grounds that… …it would help too many students. This new bill—passed in the Arizona Senate Education Committee this week—would significantly increase access to the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program. Yet disappointingly (though perhaps predictably), various pundits have begun complaining that the bill’s provisions […]

School Choice Is Now the Civil Rights Issue of Our Generation

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It’s no secret that COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on parents’ lives for almost a year now, especially when it comes to the education of their children. And while solutions to move learning online seem simple, the reality has been much different. Just ask students of color and low-income parents and children. A recent study by […]

Wind Turbines Don’t Even Last 20 Years

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Editors Note:  As some at the Arizona Corporation Commission want to take us down the “green” rat hole of subsidies and expensive electricity, we need to learn what has happened in other states, in this case, Minnesota.  According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), wind turbines are supposed to have a useful lifetime of 20 […]

Money, Debt, and Bitcoins

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Suppose soaring inflation caused our money to be of so little value that it was no longer acceptable for business purposes. It should be obvious that a modern economy cannot function purely on barter trade. What would we do? This has happened in many countries. Usually, they turn to doing business in dollars. But suppose […]

The Past And Future Of Incitement

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Accusations of incitement are becoming the establishment’s tool of choice to justify new censorship, new surveillance, and new laws. You can only make up your own definition of “incitement” on Twitter and at presidential impeachment trials. Otherwise, the actual law is going to have to do. The context is clear: As they geared up for […]

RUMBLE VIDEO: The Truth About the November 2020 Election

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The Editors of The Prickly Pear offer our readers the following video from Rumble that we believe is well documented and reflects accurately, if not quantitatively, what actually happened in the 2020 Presidential election. It is the belief of one-half or more of American voters, shown by multiple polls since November 3, 2020  that the […]

Democrats’ Hypocrisy on Political Violence Runs Deep

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There is a reason Republicans don’t wear t-shirts emblazoned with the image of Augusto Pinochet, but Democrats do wear shirts emblazoned with the image of Che Guevara. After the Civil War, the Democratic Party (with the notable exception of the Ku Klux Klan) had renounced employing domestic terrorism, armed insurrection, and political violence as tools […]

Good Election Integrity Reforms in Arizona Must Focus on These Four Key Areas

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Though the November 2020 election is over and the results a foregone conclusion, the pervasive distrust of the U.S. elections system continues to linger. After all, when voters are given $25 gift cards in exchange for their votes like they were in Nevada, a judge is caught taking bribes to stuff the ballot box in […]

Teachers’ Unions — Killing the Competition

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Suppose “New Burger” (a new chain of burger joints) opened to great reviews – perhaps something that is not very surprising.  What would be surprising is if McDonald’s decided it was going to throw all of its massive resources at New Burger to kill it off.  If McDonald’s made charges that New Burger was not […]

The Lockdown Brain is Locked Down

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It is a Sunday morning at Buffalo Ridge Park in Northeast Phoenix. The parking lot is full. Children play on city supplied appliances, sucking their thumbs, sliming up the swings and slides with spittle that they share with others, and having a wonderful time. People are walking their dogs. Their dogs sniff each other and their […]

Inflation Pressures Heat Up Even in Services

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There is still the theme that some of it is just temporary. Big parts of the services sector – such as restaurants, entertainment, lodging, and travel – have been hit hard during this crisis. Other parts of the services industries – such as real estate, services related to eCommerce, transportation services, video games, streaming services, […]

Lockdowns Have Depleted Capital in All Forms

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When lockdowns first happened, my initial thought was geeky, and only later did I begin to realize the implications for human rights and liberties. My thought was: this is going to be devastating for future capital investment. The basis of my fear was the knowledge that in almost all poor countries, property rights are insecure, […]

‘Terrible Idea’ with ‘Dismal Track Record’: Top Economists Blast Elizabeth Warren’s Latest Proposal

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Economists interviewed by FEE warn that Senator Warren’s new proposal would backfire horribly. Senator Elizabeth Warren made a “wealth tax” on net worth one of the defining proposals of her unsuccessful 2020 presidential campaign. Now, the staunch progressive is using her new perch on the Senate Finance Committee to introduce a wealth tax at long […]

Arizona Citizens Defense League

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Legislative Update We are now three weeks into the 2021 Arizona legislation session. The number of bills filed has climbed to over 1,400. Key bills that AzCDL is monitoring, and their status, can be found on our Bill Tracking page. It is updated daily. The final day for Senators to file bills is Monday, February […]

Election Revelations From Time Magazine

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Normally, we would not send you rushing to read TIME MAGAZINE, a publication that has long since lost its reputation for honesty in reporting. But we urge all readers to absorb “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election” by Molly Ball. The piece goes some distance in explaining the strange […]

Republican Leaders In AZ Legislature Call For Ward To Allow Audit Of AZGOP Election Or Resign

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Seventeen Republican Legislators from around the state, many of whom are among the chamber’s more conservative members, have written to Arizona Republican Chairman Kelli Ward, insisting that she open up the ballots on her own re-election campaign or drop out of efforts to promote election integrity in Arizona. “We urge you to heed the calls […]

Fearless and Free

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“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.” Thomas Jefferson Although the Battle of Saratoga in October 1777 is often considered the turning point in the American Revolution (it brought France into the fray on the American side),the reality is […]

The Decline and Fall of the National Rifle Association

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You could make a plausible argument that the National Rifle Association (NRA) was responsible for Donald Trump winning the election in 2016. They spent over $50 million on the 2016 election, of which over $31 million was for Trump, with the most important part being ads in swing states in the final weeks before election […]

Stop School Shootings Like We Stopped School Fires – From The Inside

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Saturday, Dec. 1, 2020, marked the 62th anniversary of the 2nd worst school fire in US history – the Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School fire in Chicago killing 92 children and three nuns.    The worst school fire was in Collinwood, Ohio on March 4, 1908, killing 172 students, two teachers, and one […]

COVID’s Legacy: Less Science, More Authoritarianism

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The virus is real but the measures we’re taking make no sense—unless you’re a government bully trying to consolidate power. Science is asking questions and accepting the answers. Superstition is when belief drives people to do silly things without evidence. Which method works better for authoritarians and bullies? The latter, of course, which is what’s […]

The Catastrophic Impact of Covid Forced Societal Lockdowns

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The present Covid-inspired forced lockdowns on business and school closures are and have been counterproductive, not sustainable and are, quite frankly, meritless and unscientific. They have been disastrous and just plain wrong! There has been no good reason for this. These unparalleled public health actions have been enacted for a virus with an infection mortality […]

Free Speech and Its Enemies

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Suddenly, free speech is in serious trouble. Six years ago, CEO Jack Dorsey could proclaim “Twitter stands for freedom of expression. We stand for speaking truth to power.“ Last week, Dorsey and other big tech titans unleashed a massive speech suppression initiative based on the notion that not only President Trump but also anyone who […]

PolitiFact Warps Reality About Left-Wing Activist Inciting Capitol Riot

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A PolitiFact article written by Bill McCarthy declares “there’s no proof that” a left-wing anti-Trump activist named John Sullivan incited rioting at the U.S. Capitol. As a result of this claim, Facebook flagged and reduced distribution of a post which accused Sullivan of doing so. However, video footage indisputably proves that Sullivan encouraged people to […]

The Robinhood Earthquake

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We don’t have enough things on our plates. We needed this. We have a Congress trying to impeach a president who is no longer president.  We have a new president trying to set a world record for executive orders.  We have people calling everybody either racists or white supremacists.  Oh and then there is the […]

Democrats Want a ‘Return to Civility’; When Did They Practice It?

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A 2020 Joe Biden campaign ad described the pending election as an “opportunity to leave the dark, angry politics of the past behind us.” After Biden’s election, he, Democrats and media urge a “return to civility.” But when did the Democrats practice the very civility to which they seek to return? Let’s go to the […]

How the Kennedys Radically Changed America

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The Kennedys have for the past 60 years been one of the most idolized families in America. Joseph Kennedy converted his ill-gotten gains from bootlegging into a legal fortune. He then unleashed his sons into the political world. This is when his son John changed America in one way and then his younger brother Teddy […]

Mail In Ballots Were the Key to What Went Wrong

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The 2020 election was a disaster for the republic. Lax voting procedures, last-minute rulemaking by unauthorized parties, and hundreds of accounts of process irregularities created such an atmosphere of suspicion and rancor that 60 percent of Americans of all parties believed the election to be basically illegitimate. The hapless Trump team looked foolish by blaming […]

The Insecurity in Social Security

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One of the few things where there is widespread agreement is about the fact that Social Security and Medicare are going broke unless something is done to stem the financial drain as the retirement rolls swell. Choices are raising taxes or cutting benefits. Neither alternative is palatable politically, so the problem is put off for […]

Bed Bath and Beyond…Reason

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Recently, it was announced that a number of retail stores, among them Bed Bath and Beyond, and Kohl’s, will be dropping the My Pillow line of bed and bath products. The reason these stores cited is the Democrat Party Line that the riot at the Capitol was an “insurrection”, and that Trump and supporters like the […]

Goldwater Takes On Government’s COVID Overreach

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While COVID-19 curfews and closures may be adopted with good intentions, these government efforts to stop the spread of COVID have often backfired. And sometimes, these efforts are even unlawful. Earlier this week, a Pima County Superior Court judge ruled that the county’s 10 pm to 5 am curfew violates state law and cannot be enforced. […]

Some Modest Suggestions on Election Integrity

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Much righteous rhetoric has been thrown about recently about the recent capitol riots and the desecration of the “citadel of democracy.”  While we join in the condemnation, we think it is largely disingenuous. Please, more log rolling, deal cutting, corruption, sexual harassment and veniality occurs within those hallowed halls than anywhere else in the country. […]

Emergency Orders Are Being Abused

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How often do you experience an emergency? Monthly? Weekly? Every day? More than likely, it’s pretty uncommon—as it should be. Maybe someone should tell the government. Because it seems like every time you read the news, some government official is declaring a new “state of emergency.” But these declarations stopped looking like real emergencies long […]

Bolick Introduces Bill Aimed At Restoring Checks and Balances In Elections

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HB 2720, introduced by Rep. Shawnna Bolick, is said to be one of the most comprehensive approaches to addressing on-going and emerging election-integrity issues proposed this year. Bolick, whose office received over 30,000 emails, letters, and calls from constituents complaining about Arizona’s current elections process, says she introduced the bill after speaking with experts such […]

Biden Replaced Winston Churchill with Caesar Chavez in Oval Office – Really?

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Shortly after entering the White House Joe Biden removed the bust of Winston Churchill and put, instead, a bust of Caesar Chavez, removing the image of the man credited for saving Great Britain and, many feel, the Western World (and our number one ally today) from Nazi invasion and replacing it with an image he […]

Biden Chooses Elites Over Workers

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Within hours of saying “So help me God,” the newly minted President Joe Biden, with the stroke of his pen, added thousands of American blue-collar, middle-class workers to the unemployment line while the coronavirus continues to rage. Among a blizzard of executive orders signed on Inauguration Day afternoon, the president canceled the Keystone XL pipeline under […]

We Owe The Lincoln Project Our Thanks

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They’ve done conservatives a great service by laying bare the grift and hypocrisy at the heart of the Republican establishment. Joseph R. Biden is the 46th president of the United States of America, and the Lincoln Project, a ragtag gang of overweight former Republican consultants, is gorging on its own smug self-satisfaction. How responsible they […]

A Short Case for Owning Gold

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Whether by fraud or by legitimate political will, our nation has taken a turn to the political Left. We should all do our civic duty to the best of our ability, given the constraints of time and personal resources, to preserve liberty for ourselves and for our children. That is a duty to be fulfilled, […]

The Stock Market Has Reached Extremes Of Sentiment

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The broad stock market had another year of gains well above average. It has rolled through the pandemic lockdown in the spring with a quick V-shaped bottom and continued to rise throughout the turmoil of the election cycle and difficult post-election period. Rarely have we seen a market so determined to persevere in the face […]

The Great Demographic Reversal

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Book Review:  The Great Demographic Reversal by Charles Goodhart and Manoj Pradhan.  Published by Palgrave/Macmillan 2020 Economics has been referred to as the dismal science.  In this book, the former chair of Banking and Finance at the London School of Economics (Goodhart) and  the former head of Morgan Stanley International (Pradhan), show once again that economics […]

Arizona Is Now a High Tax State Thanks to Prop 208

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Do you remember when people were flocking to Arizona? When new employers, entrepreneurs, and families found our state attractive because of its low taxes? It wasn’t that long ago. Here’s just one example from 2019, when the state’s top marginal tax rate was 4.50% — one of the most competitive in the country! But all […]

We Are Supposed to Pray for Joe Biden

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Joe Biden is now fulfilling his quest that has run for at least 33 years and probably more, of becoming President of the United States. As loyal Americans, we should fall in line and support him as our president. That is going to be difficult. Let me tell you why. His pleas for unity within […]

Backers of the (Arizona) Corp Comm Green New Deal Think That Legislators Are Too Stupid to Handle Energy Policy

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Supporters of the Arizona Corporation Commission’s plan to impose the Green New Deal and ban all fossil fuels are up in arms this week. The reason? The legislature has decided to exert their constitutional authority and make it clear that they are in charge of setting energy policy for the state. This week the Arizona […]

Organized Labor Goes All in for Biden and Promptly Gets Screwed

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Editor’s Note: While we at The Prickly Pear take no joy in others’ misery, to bookend these two statements is to appreciate just how ignorant these labor leaders are about the modern Democrat Party. What on earth were they thinking? Biden-Harris Election Win a Victory for Our Nation and Working-class Americans Washington, D.C. (November 7, 2020) […]

The Conservative Path Forward in the Biden-Harris Era

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There is plenty to lament right now. But conservatives’ time and energy would be better spent thinking ahead and plotting a future—one that, in all likelihood, can still be salvaged. The presidency of Joseph R. Biden Jr., a thoroughly mediocre and gaffe-prone career politician in the throes of debilitating senescence, has commenced. It has done […]

Carlsbad, California Says No More Lockdowns. May It Be A National Model!

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“I’m not willing to give up without a fight — I’m just not.” – Annie Rammel, Carlsbad, CA restaurant owner. It’s been said off and on over the decades that California is a bellwether of sorts. What happens there is a preview of what’s going to happen elsewhere in the U.S. In the late 1970s the […]

Why They Hate Trump So Deeply

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In the words of Ronald Reagan, here we go again. The unbelievable hatred that Democrats, liberals, progressives, and the mainstream press have toward President Trump continues to consume them, with the latest manifestation being the second impeachment of President Trump, just a few days before he leaves office. Isn’t the purpose of an impeachment to […]

3 Harmful Consequences of Biden Killing the Keystone XL Pipeline

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From CO2 emissions to jobs to investment, the president’s move will have the opposite of its intended effect. President Joe Biden wasted no time after Wednesday’s inaugural ceremonies before getting to work. He signed 17 executive orders and memorandums—by far the most in history on a president’s first day—one of which halted construction of the controversial Keystone XL […]

Glossary of Racial Euphemisms

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Below are ubiquitous words parroted by the media, academia, industry, and government that doesn’t mean what you might think they mean.  Following each word is its true meaning. Race:  A social construct that has no basis in genetics but has been used historically to divide people for political purposes and is used today for the […]

The 2020 Election Aftermath Is Not At All Unprecedented In U.S. History

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The presidential election was close. Only 84 Electoral College votes separated the contenders. Widespread allegations of ballot fraud were claimed by national party chairmen in 11 states, with court challenges lasting into the middle of the year following the election. Changing the results in just two states would flip the election. The fraud allegations were […]

China Loves Coal Far More Than Wind

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We have all heard about China building a lot of coal plants, but the central role coal plays in their booming economy is amazing. It is a big reason they are the world’s leading manufacturer. China generates almost twice as much electricity as the U.S. China generates more from cheap coal than we do from […]

Biden’s First Act is Economic Insanity

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Everyone wishes success to our incoming President. Unlike the crowd that hated Trump, Republicans will not be sitting with their voodoo dolls sticking pins into them in hopes of Biden falling on his face. As much as I would like to applaud Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, it would be an act of economic insanity […]

Watch Out for the Verbal Jujitsu

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It is hard to remember a similar time when political intimidation was at this kind of frenzy. Probably the most similar period was right after the assassination of President Kennedy. Those old enough to remember recall that immediately after the shooting, the media called Dallas a city of “hate.” Kennedy was killed in the city, […]

The Empirical Case for a Mask Mandate Lacks Scientific Grounding

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Last fall, the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics Evaluation (IHME) published a headline-grabbing study with a politically appealing claim: if Americans would simply mask up when they ventured out into public, over 120,000 lives could be saved by the beginning of next year. As Joe Biden takes office later this week, he is widely expected […]

3 Glaring Problems with Joe Biden’s New Multi-Trillion COVID Package

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On Thursday night, Joe Biden rolled out a sweeping proposal for $1.9 trillion more in COVID-19 relief and stimulus spending. “I believe we have a moral obligation,” Biden said during a speech in Delaware announcing the plan. “In this pandemic in America, we cannot let people go hungry, we cannot let people get evicted, we cannot watch […]

Big Tech v. America: How to Fight Back and Win

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This article was originally published at American Spectator on January 15, 2021. We can stop pretending Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple, and Amazon aren’t out to get half the country, and start doing something about it.

The End of the Trump Era

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In 1982 James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling wrote an article espousing the Broken Windows Theory.  Simply stated, it says if you let small crimes and evidence of such become apparent it will lead to larger and more specific crimes. In effect, it gives people a license to continue on misbehaving as they have […]

The False Basis for Impeaching Trump Again

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Did President Trump explicitly or implicitly call for people to breach the U.S. Capitol Building or to commit violence against any Congressman or officer? The impeachment resolution passed mainly by Democrats against President Trump claims that he is guilty of “inciting violence against the Government of the United States” because he stated earlier that day […]

Prop 208 Voters Were Deceived—Now Small Businesses Are Paying the Price

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They said it wouldn’t happen. They said that Proposition 208 wouldn’t affect the Arizona economy or small businesses. But here we are, just two weeks into the new year, and small businesses are already seeing the effects of a disastrous income tax increase. How could this be? After all, Andrea Nemecek, the state director for […]

The Fight to Keep Schools Closed Has Proven Thomas Sowell Correct About Teachers’ Unions

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Their willingness to put children last and fight to keep schools closed has proven once and for all that teachers’ unions do not, in fact, have kids’ best interests at heart. One of the first things we learned about the coronavirus is that it has a near-zero death rate for kids. We also soon found […]

A Libertarian Judge Champions Privacy Rights Against Warrantless Police Searches

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Justice Clint Bolick dissents in Arizona v. Mixton. Since joining the Arizona Supreme Court in 2016, libertarian litigator-turned-jurist Clint Bolick has made a name for himself as a judicial defender of constitutional rights. Justice Bolick did so again this week in a case that pitted the U.S. Supreme Court’s flawed Fourth Amendment jurisprudence against the […]

Imprimis: Orwell’s 1984 and Today

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The following is adapted from a speech delivered at a Hillsdale College reception in Rogers, Arkansas, on November 17, 2020. The content is from the December 2020 edition of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis. On September 17, Constitution Day, I chaired a panel organized by the White House. It was an extraordinary thing. The panel’s purpose was […]

Fight or Flight?

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Editors’ note: The following essay is a response to recent articles by Neland Nobel and Victor Davis Hanson appearing in The Prickly Pear. ***** Prediction: the date 11/3/2020 will become as infamous in history as 9/11/2001. Already, the recent turn of events in the post-11/3/20 world has, predictably, produced a number of deconstructions of Donald […]

There Once Was a Dream

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There once was a dream of a worldwide electronic web where commerce and communications could be linked, providing wide consumer choice, lower costs, and creating a marketplace of ideas. Anyone with access to the Web could access the common knowledge of the world with the keystroke of ever cheaper and more powerful devices. It created […]

Why Trump Voters Don’t Trust the People that Count Votes

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Perhaps not since the nineteenth century have so many American voters so fervently doubted the outcome of a national election. A Slate headline from December 13 reads: “82 Percent of Trump Voters Say Biden’s Win Isn’t Legitimate.” If even half true, this poll means tens of millions of Americans believe the incoming ruling party in Washington got its political […]

Our Election Rules Are A Mess

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Supposedly our election rules are left to the states. The problem is most people seem not to care about anything other than our biennial elections for Congress and the President every four years. Bill de Blasio — the worst mayor in American history — was elected by just 8% of NYC voters. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was […]

Crazy 2020 Is Dead! Long Live Crazier 2021!

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Hang on. It is going to be Mr. Toad’s wild scary ride for all of 2021. The proper conservative response to last Wednesday’s violent entry into the Capitol and vandalism, as well as assaults on law-enforcement, is to identify the guilty parties and ensure they are arrested. Such deterrence will prevent any future devolution from […]

The Liberal Left Has Gone Full Illiberal

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Over ten months, I have watched with incredulity as the liberal-left has unquestioningly and unequivocally embraced policies, ostensibly to manage the coronavirus pandemic, that are not only illiberal but authoritarian. With each passing day, those on the left-liberal side of the political spectrum display greater acceptance of increasingly oppressive measures.  Maybe I should have been […]

A Short List of the Accomplishments of President Donald Trump

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President Trump, love him or hate him, has been a consequential President and got a lot of good things done. Here is our list: Judges: He has redone the courts, appointing a record number of strict constructionist judges. Significant tax cuts and deregulation which led to, pre-Covid, the lowest unemployment in 50 years. Rebuilt the […]

Piling on Trump

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Piling on Trump is likely to become a cottage industry. It is an easy bet that the media will do everything it can to destroy Trump the man and the movement. The Republican loss of Georgia and the Presidential election certainly adds to the credibility of these attacks. The Republican Party is split, which will […]

It Snowed Last Night

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At 8 o’clock this morning, I made a snowman. Then at….. 8:10 – A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn’t make a snow woman. 8:15 – So, I made a snow woman. 8:17 – My feminist neighbor complained about the snow woman’s voluptuous chest saying it objectified snow women everywhere. 8:20 – […]

A Woke Student is a Safe Student

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Prescott Unified School District Superintendent Joe Howard: “We can’t keep heaping society’s issues on schools. It can’t all be the school’s job….” In November 2020 the Arizona Department of Education released its report School Safety Task Force Final Report. Shortly afterwards, Prescott’s The Daily Courier carried an editorial on the report’s release entitled Schools Were Never […]

At 10 Years Old, the Affordable Care Act Is Aging Badly

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Another open season has come and gone in which eligible Americans could choose from a narrow array of federally subsidized health care plans under the Affordable Care Act. Despite the ACA’s manifest gaps and failures, a recent poll from the left-leaning Kaiser Family Foundation found that a solid majority – 55% – of respondents have a favorable […]

WHAT DOES CHINA WANT? XI JINPING’S “CHINA DREAM”

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In his first speech after taking office as the general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 2012, Xi Jinping employed a phrase not used in public by previous Chinese leaders – qiang zhongguo meng, or “strong nation dream” (1). Since then, Xi and other Chinese leaders have repeatedly referred to the “dream” of “resurrecting” or […]

The Truth about Polls

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The veracity of the polls done during this last election period has been the subject of much discussion.  There have been assertions that some polls were done to suppress the vote. When a well-known pollster was asked about that, the reply was “There was record voting.” The bigger question is whether the polls are impossible […]

The Wall Street Journal Punts on Election Integrity

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The Wall Street Journal and Investor’s Business Daily have the best editorial pages in the country. It was with some disappointment we read their main editorial in the WSJ on December 31, 2020. Like many in the “legacy” Conservative movement, they just want to sweep signs of election fraud under the rug and move on with […]

Reflections on Christmas 2020 and 1968

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Whether they were atheist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Confucian, or anything else, one of the most moving experiences of humanity was the message of the Apollo 8 astronauts on Christmas Eve, 1968, as they left lunar orbit and headed for the blue and white planet of Earth, which stood out in the blackness of space. […]

A Feel Good Story to End a Challenging Year

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The year 2020 most people would love to erase from the calendar. A worldwide pandemic caused shutdowns and premature deaths. Then there was our year-long contentious national election. Let’s end the year with a story that will bring a smile to your face and possibly a tear to your eye. While it recently came to my attention, […]

BIDEN CALLS FOR CIVILITY AND NATIONAL HEALING

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Former Senator, Vice President and the new President-Elect Joe Biden has called on America to stand for “civility and national healing.” In a national address, the candidate squinted into the teleprompter and spread his signature chop gesture across the lectern. “I am the only candidate who can interest the press in healing the fissures which […]

Arizona Attorney General Joins in Battle for Forensic Audit

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Wednesday joined in the battle for a forensic audit of Maricopa County elections equipment and ballot images. Mr. Brnovich filed an amicus brief in support of the Senate subpoenas. A couple weeks ago the Maricopa Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to refuse to comply with legislative subpoenas to turn […]

Arizona Gov. Ducey to China: ‘Lots of opportunities’ to exploit ‘our defense industry, mining and ores’

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The video is shocking. As Americans only begin to wake up to the reality of just how severely compromised their political leaders are by a communist superpower, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey’s alarmingly frank language resounds like thunderclaps. “We just had a great meeting with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce just now. And, very exciting, […]

Twelve Times the Lockdowners Were Wrong

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This has been a year of astonishing policy failure. We are surrounded by devastation conceived and cheered by intellectuals and their political handmaidens. The errors number in the thousands, so please consider the following little more than a first draft, a mere guide to what will surely be unearthed in the coming months and years. […]

Forget Voter Fraud – This is Bigger

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President Trump has spent a lot of time harping on voter fraud.  He may be correct that there were inappropriate actions done by voters and election officials, but he and his team were unable to prove that to our courts to be able to overturn the election. Our election laws will be dealt with in a […]

Hunter and Joe, Plutocrats and Hypocrites Extraordinaire

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It’s hard to believe, but they even surpass Republicrats and Republicrites in phoniness and laughing at the hoi polloi. The Wall Street journal recently ran a 2,420 word essay that details the sordid international dealings of Joe Biden’s son Hunter and Joe’s brother, James Biden. Unfortunately, the article is 2,420 words too long for the tweet […]

Trouble in Murdoch World

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On November 6, three days after the election, Kathryn Murdoch tweeted in agreement with CNN anchor Jake Tapper on Fox News having “an obligation to put their country above their profits” by making it clear to their viewers “that there is no credible evidence of widespread fraud.” In other tweets, she commented “We did it!!!!” in reference to Biden’s […]

Some Republican Senators Are on Board With Electoral College Challenge: Rep. Taylor Greene

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This article was published in the Epoch Times on December 23, 2020. Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said that some Republican senators will join an effort to challenge Electoral College votes when the joint session of Congress meets on Jan. 6. The process must be initiated by requires one senator and one House representative. In […]

Fifty-Five Years of Denial about Black Lives

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Daniel Patrick Moynihan was right in 1965 about the black underclass but continues to be ignored or maligned. Daniel Patrick Moynihan was “woke” about the injustices suffered by African Americans before most of today’s “wokes” were born. He was also right about the root cause of the permanency of the black underclass. Strangely, however, instead […]

Mask Mandates Seem to Make CCP Virus Infection Rates Climb, Study Says

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This article is published in The Epoch Times on December 22, 2020 and updated on December 23, 2020 Protective-mask mandates aimed at combating the spread of the CCP virus that causes the disease COVID-19 appear to promote its spread, according to a report from RationalGround.com, a clearinghouse of COVID-19 data trends that’s run by a […]

CHINA’S “Three Warfares”: Influence Operations and the People’s Liberation Army

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The People’s Republic of China is engaged in a long-term, wide-ranging strategic competition with the United States and its allies. The 2018 National Defense Strategy of the United States characterized China as a “revisionist power” that seeks to “shape a world consistent with [its] authoritarian model – gaining veto authority over other nations’ economic, diplomatic, […]

Background Checks Are… Wrong

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Why are we seeking background checks? We want to stop murder. The nation’s Democrats are fundamentally mistaken about background checks in their most recent bill proposals. The plan sounds good at first blush, people buy into it, but it’s flawed at its core. Background checks control everyone who can legally have guns and where they […]

Election Integrity is the First Priority

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Senator Patrick Moynihan, a former professor and Presidential aid to Presidents of both parties, is generally credited with the phrase “defining deviancy down”. He was referring to behaviors that were becoming increasingly acceptable that he felt were leading to the breakdown of family structure. The result of the destruction of the family structure has been […]

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Data Scientists Break Down Voter Fraud in Arizona and It’s Shocking – 790,000 Laundered Votes Injected Into the System (VIDEO)

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The numbers don’t lie. There was massive Democrat voter fraud in Arizona in the 2020 election in a few key counties. Arizona is now reporting 79.9% voter turnout, the HIGHEST in the country according to latest aggregated results from Statista. It is also easily the biggest turnout in the state’s history. On November 16, 2020, […]

School Teachers vs. Restaurant Workers

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Two groups that have been spoken about often during the 2020 pandemic have been school teachers and restaurant workers. Though both groups have a large number currently not working, the two groups are dramatically different in how they have been treated by our governments. Let’s take a look at the difference and compare/contrast their realities. […]

Arizona Senate Chairman to Subpoena Audit of Dominion Machines, Software

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This article is published in The Epoch Times on December 15, 2020 An Arizona Senate chairman on Monday announced he will order through a subpoena in the state’s largest county to audit their voting machines and software. Maricopa County officials told legislators during a six-hour public hearing that they wanted to conduct an audit, but […]

Joe Biden Wants a Huge New Tax on Gun Owners

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Mark Thornton originally published this article at the Mises Institute on December 3, 2020. Listen to the Audio Mises Wire version of this article. Joe Biden’s gun policy platform offers support for almost all conceivable forms of government restrictions on the Second Amendment. This includes bans and restrictions on sales, expansion of registration and background […]

Wanna’ Fight for Liberty and an Honest Election – Here’s How

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STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP Hoft: REMINDER – LISTS PROVIDED: Just Copy to an Email, Draft Message and Let State Legislatures Know How You Feel About the BIDEN STEAL All you have to do is open the links below and copy the list to your email, draft your message and send. You can send these to […]

17 States Urge Supreme Court to Review Texas Bid Challenging Election Results in 4 States

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Seventeen states are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to take up Texas’s request to challenge the 2020 election results in four battleground states. The states, led by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, filed a friend-of-the-court brief on Dec. 9, underscoring that the case filed by Texas is of great public importance and requires the attention […]

Texas Asks Supreme Court to Rule Election in 4 Battleground States Unconstitutional

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The state of Texas on Dec. 8 filed an election lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin, alleging that the states unconstitutionally changed election laws, treated voters unequally, and triggered significant voting irregularities by relaxing ballot-integrity measures. “Trust in the integrity of our election processes is sacrosanct and binds our […]

Diversity’s Huge Double Standard: Why Walloons aren’t counted as a minority in diversity initiatives

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Nasdaq recently announced that it was going to require companies listed on its stock exchange to have a set number of racial minorities, women, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transsexuals on their boards of directors. Parroting the official government lingua on race, Nasdaq’s quotas for minorities were in reference to African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanic […]

“People of Color” is a Brainless Term

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The Democrats are always coming up with snappy new terms to describe their political antics. “Medicare for All,” “Public Option,” “Democratic Socialism” and “Progressives” are samples of current nomenclature. The terms typically replace a prior term that has failed to capture public acceptance. The press simply follows suit, never questioning the new terms and phrases […]

Are You Surprised They Think You Are Stupid?

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There is a lot of talk about how we don’t have enough civility in our public discourse. Mr. Biden has called for unity and reaching across the aisle. Many people would like to blame President Trump. Though he adds to this situation, this has been going on for years. Previously, I have delineated that Democrats […]

Election Fraud and the State of the Republic

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Some years ago, a popular phrase was, “you are what you eat.” Today, we might more accurately say, that from a political perspective, “you are what you read.” Perhaps the best example is the difference between the Establishment mainstream Progressive press and the more Conservative independent press. The Epoch Times is giving considerable details on […]

Addressing Election Integrity in Arizona for 2020 and Beyond

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Fresh off the heels of a ten-hour public forum in which several Arizona lawmakers and President Trump’s legal team—led by attorney Rudy Giuliani—discussed potential irregularities and fraud with the Presidential election results, State leadership is facing extreme pressure to hold a formal legislative hearing and overturn the certification of the 2020 elections in Arizona. There are […]

BREAKING: Arizona’s Legislative Leaders Call For Audit of Maricopa County Dominion Election Software and Equipment

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Arizona’s legislative leaders are now calling for an audit of Maricopa County’s Dominion election software and equipment. “Senate President Karen Fann and Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers today called an independent audit of the Dominion software and equipment used by Maricopa County in the 2020 General Election. The two leaders, along with incoming Senate […]

Mail-in Ballots: The Road to a Fraudulent Election

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The Trump campaign post-election efforts to detect fraud and possibly reverse the election results were doomed to failure. In retrospect, their only hope was to block mail-in voting before it spread. Democrats learned in 2018 how to use mail-in voting to their advantage. They were dead set on a repeat performance. The bipartisan Carter-Baker Commission […]

Arizona Lawmakers Call for Resolution to Hold Back Electoral College Votes

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At a public hearing in Arizona with select members of the state legislature and members of President Donald Trump’s legal team, lawmakers called for their colleagues to support an upcoming resolution that would delay the release of the state’s Electoral College votes. Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem told reporters during the Nov. 30 hearing that […]

Reality and the Narrative

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This article was originally published in American Greatness on November 28, 2020. Despite the blandishments of the narrative, which seek to seduce you into acquiescence with rumors of inevitability, we really do not know how this story, which seems so familiar, will end. Oscar Wilde was such a card. Sitting for his viva voce examination […]

USA Today & Facebook Use Slanderous “Fact Check” to Suppress Facts About Illegal Voting By Non-Citizens

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This article was originally published by JustFactsDaily on November 24, 2020 A “fact check” by USA Today is defaming a Ph.D.-vetted study by Just Facts that found non-citizens may have cast enough illegal votes for Joe Biden to overturn the lawful election results in some key battleground states. The article, written by USA Today’s Chelsey Cox, contains 10 […]

U of A Faculty & Staff Arrested: FBI agents and U.S. Marshals took them away in handcuffs for a scheme to defraud taxpayers of $435 billion.

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TUCSON – As part of a nationwide federal sting operation named “Bring Social Justice”, deans and top administrators from the Tucson-based University of Arizona were arrested at their homes last night and taken away in handcuffs by FBI agents and U.S. Marshals for what could be the biggest fraud in U.S. history. The operation also […]

The Deficit Myth – Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy: A Review

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Professor Stephanie Kelton, an advisor to leading Democrats and the Biden campaign, has written the Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy, a highly readable explanation of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). Replete with frequent references to Sesame Street and Spider Man, it is just the work needed to inform the young […]

Arizona Prop 208 Passed: An Economic Rabbit Hole

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Arizona voters have some serious ‘splaining to do about the passage of Proposition 208, which raised education funds by boosting income tax rates by up to 98% for high income filers. How could this have happened? Arizona schools have already received over one billion dollars in new sustainable monies over recent years, with more coming. […]

Cost of Lockdowns: A Preliminary Report

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In the debate over coronavirus policy, there has been far too little focus on the costs of lockdowns. It’s very common for the proponents of these interventions to write articles and large studies without even mentioning the downsides. Here is a brief look at the cost of stringencies in the United States, and around the […]

The Founders Outsmarted the Presidential Election Fraudsters

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Who chooses the President of the United States? This question is by no means rhetorical.  For example, the mass disinformation media has chosen Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election.  Many people liked this news, but I must disappoint them – the television broadcasters have, according to the U.S. Constitution, nothing to do with who […]

Most States Reject Higher Taxes at the Ballot Box: Arizona is the Lone Exception

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While public attention has been on the highly charged speculations of the Presidential race, voters in 17 states throughout the country were asked to vote on a variety of tax measures at the ballot box. The results of these measures were fascinating to say the least, especially the results in typically blue states that are […]

Lessons from the Election

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We have now confirmed what it takes for a Democrat to get elected President in this country. There must be either a national crisis or an international pandemic occurring concurrent with the election. In 2008, Barack Obama won because the Republicans’ inept candidate mishandled the reaction to the loan crisis. Without an international pandemic, Joe […]

The Trump Loss and the Role of Libertarians

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As the after-action reports filter in for the most recent Presidential election, for those who lost (which at this writing is still undetermined), high on the list must be the treachery of the mainstream media, the big tech companies and voter fraud. Not getting sufficient attention yet is the role played by the Libertarian Party […]

Lockdown Despotism and the “Control Panel” Delusion: Why the Biden-Harris COVID-19 plan is so ominous.

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris recently updated their “plan to beat COVID-19.” One passage is worth examining for the dangerous mentality it betrays: “Social distancing is not a light switch. It is a dial. President-elect Biden will direct the CDC [Centers for Disease Control] to provide specific evidence-based guidance for how to turn the dial […]

Lockdowns Haven’t Brought down Covid Mortality. But They Have Killed Millions of Jobs.

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During the early onset of covid-19 in the spring, government officials across the political spectrum widely agreed that government intervention and forced closure of many businesses was necessary to protect public health. This approach has clearly failed in the United States as it led to widespread economic devastation, including millions of jobs lost, bankruptcies, and […]

The Arizona Corporation Commission “Regulates” Our Climate Thirty Years into the Future

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On October 29, almost out of the public eye, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) gave final approval to a dreadful regulation, mandating all energy in the state be produced with zero carbon emissions by 2050. Arizona has its own mini-Green New Deal! The consequences will be devastating to Arizona’s economic competitiveness. A mere 15% mandate […]

Why Do Dead People Vote for Democrats?

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As controversy swirls around the latest Presidential election results, we need to ask ourselves some basic questions. Why do dead people overwhelmingly vote for Democrats? Historians widely agree that the election of 1960, the state of Illinois was delivered to the Democrats by the Daley political machine in Chicago. That resulted in the defeat of […]

Inconceivable! – The “Election” of Joseph Biden

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The last week has seen some of the most bizarre behavior I have ever witnessed by our country. Yes, we had an election, complete with the usual vitriol, slanders and innuendos. Yes, we had the usual partisan lines drawn. Yes, we had the usual swamp dwellers climb out from the swamp and try to sway […]

Purple People Without a Political Party: A purple person recounts a lifetime of living among the red and blue

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TUCSON – As the nation has divided into red and blue (Republican and Democrat), purple people like myself no longer have a political party. Most of us are classical liberals or distant cousins to today’s libertarians. Purple had become our color because we had preferred a blend of red and blue policies at the national […]

Bloomberg and Rosenwald: Compare & Contrast

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Michael Bloomberg, a Jewish billionaire who built his fortune on a computerized data base and computer terminal used by Wall Street firms, put in $100 million in Florida to try to swing the election for Democrats. Numerous other billionaire tech moguls, are pumping millions of dollars into Black Lives Matter, a Marxist organization dividing America. […]

Questions for Starbucks About Its New Diversity Policy

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Starbucks recently announced that it is tying pay to the accomplishment of diversity goals. Specifically, its goals are to have at least 30% of its U.S. corporate employees and 40% of its U.S. retail and manufacturing employees to be people of color defined as black people, other people of color and indigenous people. It will track them […]

Diversity Lands on Mars

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The diversity movement has broken free of all earthly bounds It was recently announced that 40% of management positions on Mars will be filled by minorities. No, not the red planet, but my former employer, the privately-held Mars, Inc., a conglomerate with an estimated $37 billion in revenue and 130,000 employees. The announcement is an […]

IMPRIMIS: A Sensible and Compassionate Anti-COVID Strategy

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

The following is adapted from a panel presentation on October 9, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska, at a Hillsdale College Free Market Forum. My goal today is, first, to present the facts about how deadly COVID-19 actually is; second, to present the facts about who is at risk from COVID; third, to present some facts about […]

‘1619 Project’ Founder Melts Down After Criticism Of Her Fake History

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

This article was originally published by  the Federalist on October 16, 2020. The lead writer of The New York Times’ anti-American “1619 Project” suffered a meltdown last week when a colleague at her paper offered fair criticism of its revisionist and inaccurate account of history. On Oct. 9, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens published a […]

A Perspective on Social Justice

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

Consider the expression “social justice”. What does it actually mean? Presumably, everyone is in favor of justice, as opposed to unfairness. But let’s consider what the people bloviating most strongly actually mean by the expression. What do they really want? In the broadest sense the expression suggests that someone (or some group) is getting more […]

The Injustice of Social Justice

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

In today’s understanding of “social justice”, it is axiomatic that differences in populations are attributed to race.  This is precisely the position held by such enlightened organizations as the Ku Klux Klan. People who are white are lumped together, regardless of socio-economic background or ethnic differences, and treated as a lump of humanity.  Likewise, are […]

A Contagion of Hatred and Hysteria

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

Lockdown is a blunt, indiscriminate policy that forces the poorest and most vulnerable people to bear the brunt of the fight against coronavirus. As an infectious diseases epidemiologist, I believe there has to be a better way. That is why, earlier this month, with two other international scientists, I co-authored a proposal for an alternative approach — […]

Leg-Shootin’ Joe (Biden)

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

To paraphrase Will Rogers, it ain’t so much what Joe Biden doesn’t know about guns; it’s what he is sure he knows that just isn’t so. Biden considers himself an expert on guns; just ask him. He is completely unaware that he knows nothing, and that what he thinks he knows is just flat wrong. […]

Don’t Mail Your Ballot (Anymore)!  But do VOTE.  And vote for me (please!)

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Election Day is less than a week away and that means that if you’re an Arizona voter, you should no longer mail your ballot.  If you’re a resident of Maricopa County, you can still take your mail-in ballot to any of the locations listed on this website, and drop it in a special box without waiting […]

America, Please Beware: A Toxic Theory of Race Relations in Our Schools

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

Most Americans were not aware when a toxic theory of race relations deeply embedded itself into our culture, especially our schools. Critical Race Theory (CRT) sounds like sophisticated academic reasoning, but it is not rooted in any science nor subjected to disciplined analysis. It is based on the assumption that white people are born with […]

The “Myth” of Pre-Existing Conditions

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

If you have a history of hypertension, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, breast or prostate cancer, lumbar stenosis, treated grand-mal seizures or any of tens of thousands of conditions in the spectrum of human disease, you have a pre-existing condition.  As a member of the human race, you either have or will eventually have one or multiple […]

Prop 208 & District Bureaucrats Are Failing Students and Teachers

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

If state legislators pitched an “education funding” plan that gave just 13 cents of each new dollar to teachers, what would you call it? Perhaps a waste, an insult, or a scam? Or perhaps just Prop 208. Of course, Prop 208 (also known as the “Invest in Ed” initiative) didn’t come from state legislators—it came […]

Biden’s Plans to Restrict Second Amendment Rights

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The Biden/Harris campaign has posted The Biden Plan To End Our Gun Violence Epidemic  on their campaign website.  To spare you the discomfort of having to read through their proposal to regulate the Second Amendment out of existence, the following are some key features. Banning the manufacture and sale of so-called “high-capacity” magazines and “assault […]

Presidential Election Chaos When Black Lives Didn’t Matter

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

A nation that somehow survived the chaos of the 1876 election can survive the expected chaos of the 2020 election. You’re no doubt aware of the predictions of chaos if the presidential election is close, due to several states changing the deadlines for mail-in ballots. If the predictions come true, the nation will survive the […]

Mark Kelly and the Second Amendment

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

Mark Kelly is running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona against incumbent Senator Martha McSally.  He tries to portray himself as a “moderate” and often runs television ads without even identifying his Democrat Party affiliation. That is tailor made to appeal to right-of-center and “maverick” Arizona voters. Kelly is doing his best to play down […]

The Real Threat to Your Guns is Not Just Rust and Politicians

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

The biggest threat to your fundamental right – your right to keep and bear arms – may not be what you’ve always feared. It may not be new laws. The risk may not even be from the two main political parties, though they both need constant watching, as Thomas Jefferson and the Founding Fathers warned. […]

Lessons Learned From the Summer of 2020

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As we survey the results of what I am calling the of the Summer Maelstrom of 2020, what do we know? We know that extreme views of race and gender, once isolated in the crazier confines of the university, are now mainstream on the streets of America. We know that violence against persons and property […]

CNN Butchers the Facts on Late-Term Abortions

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This article was originally published by JustFactsDaily on October 12, 2020 In a so-called “fact check” of the vice-presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, CNN reporter Caroline Kelly presents a barrage of disinformation that hides the realities of late-term abortion and the agenda of the Biden–Harris campaign. During the debate, Pence stated that […]

Arizona Free Enterprise Announces 2020 General Election Endorsements

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Phoenix, AZ (October 8, 2020) – With early ballots hitting mailboxes this week, the Arizona Free Enterprise Club has released its final slate of endorsements for the 2020 general election cycle. The endorsed candidates represent individuals who align with the organization’s principles and key policy goals.  Club President Scot Mussi stated, “It is critical Arizona has […]

Congressman David Schweikert and His Moral Bank Account

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There is disappointing news about an ethics scandal in the office of Congressman David Schweikert. The fine imposed by the U.S. House of Representatives (Arizona Congressional District 6) for $50,000, paid by the Congressman, is indicative of serious improprieties. While some of this seems to surround his chief of staff Oliver Schwab, the responsibility is […]

LOCKDOWN: The New Totalitarianism

Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes

Every political ideology has three elements: a vision of hell with an enemy that needs to be crushed, a vision of a more perfect world, and a plan for transitioning from one to the other. The means of transition usually involve the takeover and deployment of society’s most powerful tool: the state. For this reason, […]

Lincoln’s Warning to America

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One of Abraham Lincoln’s first major speeches, the Lyceum Address, was a warning to America that rings truer yet today. Americans are blessed to have inherited so much from the Founders including guarantees of liberty more “than any of which the history of former times tells us,” Lincoln said in 1838.

Prop 207: Written by the Marijuana Industry, for the Marijuana Industry

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Prop 207 doesn’t simply decriminalize marijuana. That could have been done in a page or two. Marijuana sellers, instead, wrote 17-pages of changes to Arizona law, creating a lucrative recreational marijuana industry for themselves, at the cost of Arizonans. The sweeping changes in Prop 207 would impact current laws governing driving impairment, workplace safety, as well […]

A GREAT AWAKENING: The U.S. Relationship with China and the CCP is on the November 3rd Ballot

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One of the odd byproducts of the Wuhan virus pandemic and its subsequent lockdown has been the growing realization of the perfidy of China, its malevolent influence on the World Health Organization and the dependence the U.S. has on that Communist nation for pharmaceuticals and other important manufactured goods. Indeed, the awkward integration of supply […]

County Recorder Adrian Fontes Disrespects the Law and Voters

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Adrian Fontes won his seat for county recorder in 2016 by capitalizing on an underprepared Presidential Preference election at which no one anticipated the wave of turnout.  Despite Fontes’ unrelenting criticism of then long-time recorder Helen Purcell and lofty promises to “restore democracy,” Fontes’ record as recorder is ironically marred by utter incompetence, corruption and […]

The History of BLM Matters

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Look. Let’s get this clear. Black Lives Matter as a civil rights slogan is perfect. Who could disagree? The phrase simply states what ought to be obvious to anyone who isn’t a racist. Matters grow more complicated when someone states “All Lives Matter” or “Blue Lives Matter.” Quickly, one is marginalized and even attacked as […]

Make The Recorder’s Office Boring Again

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You likely hadn’t heard of the Recorder’s Office until a few years ago. The Office oversees our elections, voter registrations, and traditional recording functions (such as titles and liens). It’s a bean-counting and administrative Office. It used to be boring. In recent years the Office has frequently been in the news, our elections have become […]

You Are Your Own Poll Watcher

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The 2020 election ‘occurs’ on Tuesday November 3rd but early voting in Arizona begins in early October after ballots are mailed out on 10/7. At least 70% of Arizona voters are on the PEVL, the Permanent Early Voting List, and will receive their ballot in the mail. Hundreds of thousands of early, mail-in ballots in […]

The Tragedy of Tucson: First in a two-part series on why the Old Pueblo isn’t prosperous

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With 1.05 million people, metro Tucson is Arizona’s second-largest metropolis. About 56% of that population is in the City of Tucson, about 36% is in unincorporated Pima County, and the remaining 8% is in the relatively nice suburbs of Oro Valley and Marana. Once the territorial capital of Arizona, Tucson has a milder climate than […]

Profound Leftism and Indoctrination In Our Universities: Is There a Solution?

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It’s become almost trite in our day to point out that colleges and universities are disproportionately left wing. Does anyone dispute it anymore? Universities are grossly intolerant of conservative viewpoints and Phoenix gets really hot in the summer. But that is precisely the danger. We’ve become so accustomed to knowing that faculty are radically unrepresentative […]

Critical Race Theory Critiqued

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“When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.” Thomas Sowell Critical Theory is an umbrella term designating innumerable modes of revolutionary inquiry. The theories originated in the Frankfurt School and in Post-modernism. These may include critical race theory, critical psychiatry, critical literary theory, etc. The list proliferates. What they all have […]

The Golden Rule of Gun Handling: What Beginners and Experts Need to Know and Do

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“Keep your finger off the trigger till the sights are on the target. This precept we must emphasize as well as we are able. If you think that we are kidding, or we just need you to bark at, A leg shot isn’t funny on the operating table.” * Like many things that sound simple, […]

Black Lives Matter Accused of Cultural Appropriation

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The three Black women who founded Black Lives Matter have been accused of cultural appropriation by Professor E.Z. Pickens of Whatsamatter U near Boinksville, Pennsylvania. Professor Pickens pointed out that the founders of BLM have claimed to be trained Marxists. Professor Pickens explained that Karl Marx was German and Dutch, ethnically Jewish from a line […]

An Ape Comments on the Divisiveness of Multiculturalism

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Decades ago, multiculturalism sounded like a good idea. Its premise was that the arts, literature, history, culture and education in general were too Euro-centric and white and should be broadened to include other races, peoples and cultures. This good idea has morphed into the exceedingly bad and divisive practice of pointing out all of the […]

The Demise of the Dixie Chicks

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Once a popular country western, all female band, this “woke” group chose politics over art. They chose self-expression over their fan base. Somehow, they got the notion that fans wanted their geopolitical insight as well as their sophisticated biting social commentary. They were wrong. It began with attacks on President George W. Bush, and they […]

Debt Explodes into Dangerous Territory

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The amount of debt owed by the US government has risen to the highest levels ever recorded. More importantly, as the chart above shows, it is the highest debt ever in relation to the size of the economy. In peacetime, it now exceeds the peak of World War II. Notice that over time, debt surged […]

The Difference Between Intellectuals and Deplorables

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Scene 1: A café patronized by college professors and other left-liberals in a neighborhood next to the University of Arizona in left-leaning Tucson, where my wife and I live. The media of choice among the patrons are the New York Times, PBS, and CNN. Scene 2: A café patronized by the working class and other […]

Save Yourself: Stop Believing in Lockdown

Estimated Reading Time: 10 minutes

Storied minds have argued that a failure to critically examine our beliefs makes us culpable for adverse outcomes. Beliefs lead to actions, which impact other people. As Voltaire wrote during the Enlightenment — when society still had time away from the screen to reflect on philosophy, morality, and fundamental truth — “those who can make […]

The Green New Deal means monumental disruption: Not just for energy, but for every aspect of our lives, living standards, culture and freedoms

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By David Wojick and Paul Diessen Kamala Harris co-sponsored the Senate resolution to support the Green New Deal. Now Joe Biden has endorsed the plan. Naturally, people want to know what the GND will cost – usually meaning in state and federal government spending. But that is the wrong question. The real question is, how […]

More Evidence That Shutdowns Are Useless

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Governments around the world have responded to COVID-19 with more or less harsh (but, of course, never complete) shutdowns of economic and social activity. The costs of these shutdowns have been enormous, obvious and undeniable, while the alleged benefits have been hypothetical and speculative. As experience with the virus accumulates, there is, I think, a […]

Vote by Mail? No Thanks

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If mass mail-in voting takes hold in this country, we can add yet another of our hard-won rights to the growing pile we don’t much care for anymore. And if a walk to the mailbox gets too onerous, we could just vote by phone.

We Need a Principled Anti-Lockdown Movement

Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes

Shell-shocked is a good way to describe the mood in the U.S. for a good part of the Spring of 2020. Most of us never thought it could happen here. I certainly did not, even though I’ve been writing about pandemic lockdown plans for 15 years. I knew the plans were on the shelf, which […]