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Biden Administration Wants to Silence People They Don’t Agree With

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“We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation.” Those were the words of White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki last week, and they should send chills up and down your spine. It’s bad enough that we already have Big Tech playing speech police on a daily basis. Now, the federal government is flagging “problematic […]

Arizona Senate Not Holding Maricopa County in Contempt Due to Holdout Republican

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The Republican-controlled Arizona Senate isn’t voting to hold Maricopa County officials in contempt for refusing to fully comply with election audit subpoenas because of a single Republican senator. Republicans lost a seat in the state Senate in the Nov. 3, 2020, election and hold a narrow 16–14 majority. That gives state Sen. Paul Boyer, a […]

Too Much Money Chasing Too Few Goods and Services

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Inflation can be considered a tax, an especially regressive one, falling harder on those with lower income and/or assets. As we’ve noted previously, the Federal Reserve’s “M2” monetary aggregate began growing significantly faster than the “GDP” measure of economic output in the United States beginning around 2008, amidst the 2007-2009 financial and economic crisis. With […]

It’s About Time We Stopped “Trying Communism”

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I don’t know how many protests, solidarity movements, refugees, human rights alerts, economic collapses, and purges are going to get this message through everyone’s heads, Communism is a terrible system of governance. In fact, at this point, we should be consistent. Any government that does not guarantee as to the very justification for its existence, […]

Big Batteries Could Be Bigger Bombs Than Beirut Fertilizer

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It turns out storing Megawatts of high-density energy in a confined space is “like a bomb”. Who could have seen that coming, apart from everyone who understands what a megawatt is? Clean, green, noisy, and explosive. And they are “unregulated” in the UK. GWPF UK’s giant battery ‘farms’ spark fears of explosions that can reach […]

Chaos And Calamity For College Republicans

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A close and contested election may spell the end for the influential party auxiliary. This past Saturday, the College Republicans National Committee held their biannual convention to elect their national leadership. To say the elections descended into chaos would be an understatement; what happened was closer to a calamity for the organization. The election was […]

Arizona, Missouri Lead Coalition To Protect Second Amendment Rights in New York

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced he and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt are leading a coalition of 26 states to defend Second Amendment rights at the U.S. Supreme Court. In their amicus brief in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Corlett, the state attorneys general urged the court “to declare New York’s […]

New Book Shows Top U.S. General Comparing Trump Supporters To Nazis Seeking A ‘Coup’

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Anyone who looked at the events of 2020 and projected a coup attempt onto Donald Trump has no place in senior government leadership, let alone a Dairy Queen serving Blizzards. What better way to know the U.S. military is compromised—aside from racially extremist training and leftist propaganda videos—than when its top officer ignores widespread violence […]

How Democrats Could Steal the Midterms

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By now everyone with two working brain cells knows, or pretends not to know, that Democrats cheated on a colossal scale to get Whisperin’ Joe into the White House.  So it’s safe to say that Republicans, having wised up to the Donks’ stratagems and skullduggery, will capture both House and Senate in next year’s midterms.  Right?  Yes.  That is, […]

Fact-Checking 6 Claims at Senate Democrats’ Voting Law Hearing

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Senate Democrats took their push to nullify state election laws on the road Monday, holding a “field hearing” in Atlanta to attack Georgia’s recent election reforms and promote their bill to eliminate voter ID and other requirements. Only Democrat members of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee showed up to question witnesses, also all Democrats. […]

JFK Colluded With The Russians

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But Trump was vilified and persecuted for unproven allegations of collusion. I’m far from being a Trump groupie or apologist but do love to read history, especially when it reveals that a beloved figure from the past had been guilty of the same accusations leveled today against a presently maligned figure, whatever the party affiliation […]

Getting Red In Your Ed

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It is well known that America’s schoolchildren are woefully ignorant of their national history and government. Majorities of young adults no longer feel grateful to be an American, undoubtedly because they fail to comprehend the precious freedoms to which they were born. So are the teacher’s unions who educate our children concerned about this deplorable […]

Democrats’ Lawless Governments Can Get Even Worse

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It has taken 72 years since the publication of the book 1984 for us to finally arrive at being led by President Orwell. He has been sending out his shock troops to convince Americans not to believe their own eyes and ears and blame Republicans for defunding the police and surging crime. They are truly […]

Dangerous Infrastructure Bill: Flooding America’s Suburbs with High-Density Housing Projects

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This proposal… amounts to “abolishing the suburbs” by making them more like cities. Apartment buildings…. could be built in the middle of any suburban neighborhood, and there is nothing you could do to stop it. A housing project could be built next door to your home. One-acre lots could be subdivided to cram in as […]

How the Government Used the Pandemic to Crush Small Businesses—and Why: An Interview With Carol Roth

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Author Carol Roth discusses the winners and losers in the 2020 pandemic lockdowns and how the American Dream can be saved in a wide-ranging interview with FEE.   This week FEE sat down with Carol Roth, an American entrepreneur, TV personality, radio host, investor, and bestselling author. Roth’s latest book, The War on Small Business: […]

Calling Natural Law ‘White Nationalism’ Is Racist, Period

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Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley either doesn’t know what natural law is or he’s espousing fundamentally racist ideas. There’s no middle ground.   A little dust-up on Twitter this week revealed something important about the ongoing debate over critical race theory and public education, and also the state of elite academia — namely, that much […]

Arizona Corporation Commission Won’t Give Up on Its Green New Deal Dream

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Some ideas need to be put to sleep. Maybe someone should tell that to the Arizona Corporation Commission. About a year ago, the commission quietly released its plan to impose California-style energy mandates in our state. While following in California’s footsteps for just about anything seems like a bad idea, that certainly rings true when […]

The Danger Of Wokeness In Uniform

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The surrender to leftist ideology among military leaders endangers all Americans.   Until recently, decades of failed senior officer leadership in a series of disastrous American military interventions, from Vietnam to Afghanistan—operations that compromised basic principles of military leadership and produced a stable of morally bankrupt sycophants in the senior ranks of the armed forces—awakened […]

The Fed Says It Stabilizes the Economy. I’m Skeptical.

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Before, during, and after the 2007–09 financial crisis, the masthead of the Federal Reserve Board’s main webpage included the following assertion right below its name at the top of the page: The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, provides the nation with a safe, flexible and stable monetary and financial system. This […]

Implications of the Arizona Audit- Part II

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The widening implications will likely depend on whether the results show there has been significant discrepancy or fraud, whether those results are credible and believable, and whether the press actually covers the story and public opinion shifts. Once Republicans believe they have a solid case, then strategies will need to be developed to go into […]

A Question of the Day From Just Facts Daily

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The following question was recently posed in Just Facts Daily. The question stimulated The Prickly Pear Editors’ comments follow the explanation of the answer.   What portion of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. have false identity documents that might allow them to illegally work, vote, and receive welfare? Is it 10%, 25%, 50%? And your […]

Free Enterprise Club Announces 2021 Legislative Scorecards

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The Arizona Free Enterprise Club today released its Legislative Scorecard for the 2021 first session of the 55th Legislature. In preparing the scorecard, the Club conducted a thorough review of over 25 bills, key legislative action and votes taken by lawmakers this session with an emphasis on the Club’s supported or opposed bills as well as issues […]

These 9 States Are Cutting Income Taxes to Boost Their Recovery

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Forget “stimulus” spending, these states are showing us a way local governments can actually boost their economies.   Finally, some good news. In nine states and counting, residents will owe less on their next state income tax bill as local officials seek to stimulate the economic recovery by lowering taxes. Arizona is the latest state […]

While the Fed Fiddles, the Dollar Burns: Dollar’s Purchasing Power Plunged at Fastest Pace since 1982

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Defying economists’ expectations for sixth month in a row, inflation heats up instead of easing off. And it’s a lot worse than it seems. The Consumer Price Index jumped 0.9% in June from May, after having jumped 0.6% in May, and 0.8% in April – all of them the steepest month-to-month jumps since 2009, according […]

Treasury Secretary Warns Of ‘Rapid’ Inflation This Year

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Editor’s Note:  Somehow the word irony seems insufficient. Both as FED Chairman and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen went along with a spendthrift Congress and President, and had the Federal Reserve purchase huge quantities of new treasury debt, making it easier for politicians to spend money we don’t have.  In doing so, she expanded bank reserves […]

Why Congress Should Demand An Audit Of Biden’s Taxes

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The right should pose one simple request to the Biden administration: You want to audit other ‘rich’ people? Why not audit yourself first, Mr. President? A bipartisan Senate working group has proposed paying for new infrastructure spending in part by providing $40 billion to the Internal Revenue Service. But before Congress even considers the legislation, […]

Defend the Line

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Conservatives still have much more to lose There’s a tendency on the right to assume that we have basically lost. The left controls the media, the universities, and the pulpit. They even managed to turn public health—previously the most boring and staid element of state power—into an ideological instrument.   They hold the Megaphone. Their civil […]

Court Declares Laws Banning Handgun Sales to People Under 21 Unconstitutional

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A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that federal laws banning firearms dealers from selling handguns to customers under the age of 21 were unconstitutional. The United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said in the decision that there was no reason to treat the Second Amendment any differently from other constitutional rights citizens […]

The Boy Scouts: A Case Study in Compromise

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After 100 years of teaching future presidents, explorers, and civil rights leaders to follow their moral compass, it’s been sobering to watch the Boy Scouts lose their own bearings. And yet, the unhappy ending for one of America’s proudest traditions was easy to predict once the organization started chasing the approval of critics it could […]

Hacking Attempts, Unaccounted Ballots Claimed By Maricopa County Auditors

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The auditors paid by Arizona Senate Republicans to review Maricopa County’s 2020 general election said Thursday they have found security flaws and want to dig further. County officials, however, said the auditors’ announcements are the latest in a series of sham declarations meant to cast doubt on the results and spur a redo of the […]

EXPOSED: The Most Comprehensive PROOF of Election Fraud in Georgia

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Editors’ Note: This video is representative of what is occurring in several of the states many Americans believe election fraud occurred and determined the outcome of the 2020 Presidential election. Currently in Arizona the forensic audit is moving toward completion with findings made known in the near future. The Democrat assault on the Arizona audit […]

New Evidence Indicates Enough Illegal Votes In Georgia To Tip 2020 Results

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In Georgia, there was both an audit and a statewide recount confirming Biden’s victory, but ignored in the process was evidence that nearly 35,000 Georgians had potentially voted illegally. New evidence indicates that more than 10,300 illegal votes were cast in Georgia in the November 2020 general election — a number that will continue to […]

Maricopa County Auditors Seek Ballot Envelope Images, Splunk Logs After Discovering Discrepancies

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Teams conducting a forensic audit in Arizona’s largest county said on July 15 that they want more items to complete their review, which has turned up several major discrepancies. The auditors, led by Florida-based Cyber Ninjas, want ballot envelope images, router images, splunk logs, hard drives that contain information about the 2020 election in Maricopa County, and details […]

With The Focus On “Gun Crime,” What Percent Of Violent Crimes Involve Guns? 8.3%

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I’ve asked to prioritize gun violence. . . . Joe Biden, “Remarks by President Biden on Gun Violence Prevention,” The White House Briefing Room, April 8, 2021. For folks at home, here’s what you need to know: I’ve been at this a long time and there are things we know that work that reduce gun […]

Ducey Signs Bill Requiring Parental Consent For Sex Education Instruction

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Gov. Doug Ducey signed an education transparency bill requiring public and charter schools to allow parents to opt their child into sex education and prohibiting sex education before fifth grade. “Parents should have the right to know what their children are learning in school,” Ducey said in a press release. “This is a no-brainer piece […]

Fact-Checking 6 Big Claims in Biden’s Partisan-Tinged Speech on Voting

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In a major speech Tuesday, President Joe Biden linked voter ID requirements to repressive Jim Crow laws in the South after the Civil War, declaring it’s “not hyperbole” and insisting it’s time to ask: “Are you on the side of truth or lies?” Biden delivered his fiery remarks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia […]

As GM Went, So Went the Nation

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The forces that almost brought General Motors to its knees are even more powerful and ferocious today. Water buffaloes in Africa can be driven to madness and to their knees by swarms of flies. The flies came to mind as a perfect metaphor when reading “The Sack of Detroit,” the fascinating and balanced book authored […]

Colleges Are Losing Their Chokehold on America

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There is a fable that has been created in our society over the last 50 years. That fable is you will not succeed in America unless you have a college degree. It is so much so that students (and their families) have driven themselves into $1.4 trillion of debt. The Democrats want to make college […]

Fitch: Low River Levels Likely To Increase Arizona Water Bills

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The expected water cuts from the Colorado River as a result of the Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) will likely mean higher water utility rates, according to Fitch Ratings. The U.S. Congress passed the DCP in 2019 to protect water levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead which provide water to Colorado River basin states. Arizona, […]

Dumbfounded—or just dumb?

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Some huge chunk of America—the part that understands firearms enough to keep and bear them, all 100 million of us—were dumbstruck to read an advice column in the Chicago Tribune from a distraught dad. He learned his daughter had bought herself a fine major manufacturer sidearm for all the right reasons. The degree of ignorance […]

Long-Suffering Cuban People Yearn for Economic Freedom

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Thousands of Cubans have taken to the streets, demanding greater economic freedom and an end to the country’s socialist dictatorship. The rallies, quite notable for a country that limits and suppresses dissent, unambiguously stem from a deepening economic crisis, particularly worsened by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It’s not surprising that after decades of suffering from […]

Fact Checking the 1619 Project and Its Critics

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Editors’ Note:  Although written about 18 months ago, the following article is an excellent summary that has not lost its relevance. Parents and grandparents are increasingly becoming aware that public schools are no longer… public. They in fact reflect more and more, radical views of the teacher’s unions, university education departments, and the bureaucratic class. […]

Identifying The “Root Causes” of The Migrant Crisis On The Southern Border: Conclusion

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This series of articles began with a number – 891,213 encounters with undocumented aliens reported by the Border Patrol on the southern U.S. border during the first nine months of this fiscal year.  That number was followed by a statement by Vice President Harris that she would focus her attention on determining the “root causes” […]

The Adverse Economic Consequences of “Basic Income”

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When I first looked at the issue of “basic income,” back in 2013, my gut reaction was deep skepticism. That’s because I feared many people would drop out of the labor force if they could live off government handouts (as illustrated by this Wizard-of-Id parody). It’s true that the current amalgamation of welfare programs also […]

The ATF’s Latest Proposed Regulation Could Make 40 Million Gun Owners Felons Overnight

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This is a conspicuous confiscation of power, and it’s precisely what America’s founding fathers strove to avoid through the establishment of checks and balances. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has published a notice outlining their plans to update regulations on stabilizing braces. Originally developed to help those with disabilities shoot comfortably, stabilizing […]

How One Man Leads the Charge Against Woke School Boards

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When it comes to fighting back against woke indoctrination and critical race theory in schools, Ian Prior is perhaps the happiest of warriors. Prior is executive director of Fight for Schools, an organization dedicated to exposing bad actors in the public school system in Loudoun County, Virginia, and mobilizing parents to improve education for their […]

How to Fix Politics in the Classroom? Sunlight

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In too many of our nation’s classrooms, children are being taught that everything should be seen through the lens of race—a divisive and damaging worldview that negates the value of the individual. Instead of reading our country’s founding documents, students are being told that America was founded on fundamentally hateful and intolerant ideas. And they’re […]

What Is Good For The Climate Geese Is NOT Good For The Ganders

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The billionaires prolificating “green” for the world, such as Mike Bloomberg, Tom Steyer, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio, and others are the same individuals amassing huge carbon footprints for their numerous private jets, houses, boats, and cars. For Bloomberg alone, a Business Insider analysis found that Bloomberg’s emissions-heavy private jets took more […]

Going Postal: How the Left Will Use Vote by Mail to Federalize Elections

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In the lead up to 2020, big philanthropy and progressive Democrats teamed up to make mail-in ballots the new normal. If anyone thinks the flood of mail-in ballots the country witnessed in 2020 was just a one-off fluke, they haven’t been paying attention. Vote by mail is the future of American democracy, with all the […]

Identifying The “Root Causes” of The Migrant Crisis On The Southern Border: Part III

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The third article in this series examines the “root causes” of migration from Guatemala and El Salvador. So far this fiscal year, the Border Patrol reports having encountered 153,478 people from Guatemala and 49,845 from El Salvador on the southern border (Southwest Land Border Encounters (By Component) | U.S. Customs and Border Protection (cbp.gov). Much […]

Arizona Gov. Ducey Signs Bill to Prohibit Teaching of Critical Race Theory

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill into law on Friday preventing local governments from teaching critical race theory (CRT), a quasi-Marxist ideology at the center of a cultural tug-of-war between parents and school districts nationwide. The measure, known as Arizona House Bill 2906, will prohibit “the state and any local governments from requiring their […]

What Portion Of The “American Rescue Plan” of 2021 Was Devoted To Funding The Police?

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Correct Answer? 0%, nothing , zero, zilch, nada At two recent White House press conferences, Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki declared that Republicans defunded the police because they did not vote for the “American Rescue Plan” of 2021. This law, which was passed by Democrats without any Republican votes, does not mention “police,” “law enforcement,” […]

Cracks in the Great Wall-Part One: The CCP at 100 Years

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The Chinese Communist Party recently celebrated its 100th birthday, which came accompanied by grand celebrations and a stirring speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping. In the speech Xi recounted the history of the party and the achievements of the People’s Republic of China. He also reiterated some of China’s top priorities such as continuing to […]

Americans See the Raging Mania: “Bad Time to Buy a Home” & “Good Time to Sell a Home” Sentiments Spike to WTF Record

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If these sentiments become reality over time, it’s going to be a sea change for demand and supply at these crazy prices. So just briefly: This explains some of the dynamics we have seen in the housing market recently, with mortgage applications, sales of existing homes, and sales of new single-family houses dropping for months […]

IRS Overturns Controversial Ruling Against Christian Group

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After major backlash from Republicans, the IRS said Wednesday it overturned a previous ruling that a Christian group did not qualify for tax-exempt status because of its Biblical values. Christians Engaged focuses on “encouraging and educating Christians to be civically engaged.” The group incorporated as a nonprofit in Texas in 2019, but when it applied […]

Arizona Republicans Deliver Historic Tax Cuts

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After raking in cash from taxpayers amounting to a staggering $4 billion surplus, Governor Ducey and Republican legislators have delivered big with a historic tax cut this year. At full implementation, the cuts enshrined in SB1827, SB1828, and SB1783 will total $1.8 billion, and this couldn’t have come at a better time. While Arizona families […]

REAL Threats To Planet And People

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Totalitarian actions in the name of ‘climate change’ threaten wildlife, people and freedoms.   Environmental activism was already nasty and lethal when I wrote Eco-Imperialism: Green Power – Black Death 18 years ago. It’s gotten steadily worse since then, especially with hysteria about the “looming manmade climate apocalypse” driving ever more extreme demands that we […]

How We Can Fix Our “Made in China” Problem

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Many years ago when Woody Allen was still kosher, he wrote a joke about his brother-in-law who thought he was a chicken. Cutting to the punch line, Allen confessed that the family didn’t want to take the fowl-minded brother-in-law for treatment because “we need the eggs.” Consider the tale an apt parable of America’s China […]

Report: The United States Is At The End Of Its Government Overspending Rope

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Three days before the Independence Day holiday, the Congressional Budget Office issued a report showing our country’s financial dependence. The report, an update to the CBO’s publication analyzing the federal budget and economic outlook, highlighted the effects of rampant congressional spending—both now and for years to come. Last Thursday’s document didn’t go into full detail […]

These Woke Firms Are Sponsoring China’s Genocide Games

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“I never said that I hated the country,” third-place hammer thrower Gwen Berry told CNN after turning away from the United States flag as the national anthem played during this week’s Olympic trials. “All I said was I respect my people enough to not stand or acknowledge something that disrespects them.” Berry’s statement echoes that […]

Jobs Report: Arizona Passing Other States On Road To Recovery

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The National Federation of Independent Businesses’ June Job Report, a national barometer of the small-business economy, said Arizona is in a good place to beat its neighbors to full economic recovery. The report revealed that 46% of small business owners reported job openings they could not fill in the current period. This marks a two-point […]

Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race In America – A Book Review

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Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race In American Charles Murray, Encounter Books   There is likely no other intellectual today willing to write on the controversies in social science concerning human achievement with the courage and wisdom of Charles Murray. Universities used to be the place where anything could be discussed and reasonable people could work […]

Identifying the “Root Causes” of the Immigration Crisis on the Southern Border: Part II

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This is the second in a series of articles exploring the “root causes” of the migrant crisis on the southern U.S. border, focusing on the four largest identified sending countries – Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.   From the beginning of the current fiscal year on October 1, 2020, through June 3, 2021, Border […]

Supremes Rule 9-0 Against RI Gun Grab

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It is rare to see the Supreme Court unanimously rule on anything, but especially something having to do with firearms. But that’s just what happened in May when the SCOTUS overturned a 1st Circuit Court ruling in Caniglia v. Strom. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously (9-0) that police illegally seized a Rhode Island man’s firearms […]

61% of U.S. Counties Now ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries’

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The majority of all U.S. counties have been designated as Second Amendment sanctuaries, according to an analysis by Sanctuary Counties. As of June 20, there are 1,930 counties “protected by Second Amendment Sanctuary legislation at either the state or county level,” representing 61% of 3,141 counties and county equivalents in all 50 states and the […]

Modern-Day Martyr: Meet The Self-Made Billionaire Who Is Sacrificing It All For God

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In Western universities and board rooms, souls are cheap. But Jimmy Lai’s is not.   In Hong Kong right now, Jimmy Lai is sacrificing all — his fortune and possibly his life — for his God, his fellow man, and for freedom. Lai is a billionaire, although he wasn’t always one. Born two years before the […]

The Federal Reserve is Embracing Left-Wing Policies—Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be Surprised

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The Fed’s mission creep, though troubling, is neither new nor surprising. The Federal Reserve System has come under fire in the last few months for extending itself into areas outside its Congressional “dual mandate” of stabilizing prices and maximizing employment. There are two areas where the Fed is being accused of overreaching. The first area […]

Biden’s Budget Busting Blowout

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The Biden/Harris administration is ignoring established budget tradition in their determination to spend yet more money. Since the Reagan era, each federal budget has included a list of achievable spending cuts. The final Obama/Biden budget boasted of their averaging 140 cuts, saving $22 billion, yearly. Then-VP Biden headed up these cost cutting efforts as he […]

CDC Data Shows COVID-19 was Pandemic for the Elderly

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Data published recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conclusively shows that COVID-19 primarily infected and caused the deaths of elderly people. In deaths where the SARS-CoV2 virus was the underlying cause of death, 377,883 people died. The virus took the biggest toll on people over the age of 75 with at […]

Lessons at the Bookstore on July 4th Weekend

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Editors’ note: A great holiday read and a superb dose of reality!!   How scholarship has given way to polemics that divide the nation Scene:  A Barnes & Noble bookstore in Tucson, Arizona. Just inside the door are display tables of featured books and best-sellers.  They reveal how scholarship has given way to polemics that divide […]

When Leftists Say They Love ‘The Constitution,’ They Don’t Mean The Real One

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The progressive project at its core means subverting the original American Constitution and its promise of securing Americans’ natural rights, replacing it with a different kind of nation entirely Sunday is July 4, the 245th anniversary of the day the Continental Congress approved the final version of the Declaration of Independence — although history buffs […]

Teachers Union Agrees To Promote Critical Race Theory, Debate Mandatory Vaccination For Students

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One of the nation’s top labor and teachers unions is debating whether to call for the mandatory vaccination of all children before returning to school. The organization already this week has agreed to support and lead campaigns to advance critical race theory. The National Education Association, the largest labor union in the country with 3 […]

States Ending Ultra-Generous Welfare Are Doing Better in One Big Way, New Data Show

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We’ve got a new contender in the competition for the least surprising news development of all time. As it turns out, if you pay people more to stay on unemployment welfare than they can earn working, and then scale back the benefits, more people will go back to work. Shocking! Some have denied and pushed […]

Want Less Violence? Promote Gun Ownership

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Would carrying a gun make you feel safer? Robert Nash and Brandon Koch thought so. But the state of New York denied them gun permits, saying they hadn’t demonstrated a “special need.” Why did they have to prove such a “need”? The Supreme Court ruled more than 10 years ago that all Americans have a […]

What Makes Them Elite?

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There is a constant discussion in the public arena about the “Elites.” While recently reading the thoughts of Thomas Sowell, I had a clear analysis session on what makes these people Elite. What qualifies someone as such, and why do we even refer to anyone in the American society as such? Everything begins somewhere and […]

The 1776 Project: The Ongoing Battle over Tyranny

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Editors’ Note: The 1776 Report is the product of a commission announced on Constitution Day, September 17, 2020 by President Trump to summarize in accurate terms the principles of the American founding and how these principles have shaped our country. Its purpose was to advise the President and the nation how to prepare for the […]

Identifying The “Root Causes” Of The Migrant Crisis On The Southern Border: Part 1

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Numbers alone do not tell the whole story of the migrant crisis on the southern border, but they do tell a lot. According to official statistics released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, from the beginning of the current fiscal year on October 1, 2020, through June 3, 2021, Border Patrol agents reported 891,213 encounters […]

Life Inside A Woke Corporation

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I had a conference call on Sunday night with two guys back in the US. Both are young conservative Christian friends who worked for the same major American media company (one still does, but the other quit a few months back). They are white males. They reached out to me via a mutual friend after […]

Supreme Court Grants Rare Win For Economic Freedom

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Economic and civil liberties should not be seen as two ideals to be weighed separately but as one set of inalienable rights that are inherent to our humanity. What is economic prosperity worth if you can’t speak your mind? What value is there to having civil protections if everything else in your life is regulated […]

State Governors Defend National Sovereignty On The Southwestern Border

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The concept of national sovereignty is central to the contemporary international system. One of the generally accepted aspects of national sovereignty is the ability of a government to exercise control of its national territory within defined borders, and to control who crosses those borders, where, and when. The United States shares a nearly 2,000-mile border […]

Political Theater Is Not A Substitute For Strategy: Vice President Harris Visit To El Paso

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Vice President Harris’s visit to El Paso last Friday marked her first official visit to the southwest border as the Biden Administration’s “border czar.” After a few hours of largely symbolic activity – she visited a migrant processing center, posed for photographs with Border Patrol agents and local officials, and made a speech – she […]

Baseball’s Bad Pitch To Black America

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When the umpire yells “play ball” at the start of the All-Star Game on July 13, it will be in the overwhelmingly white city of Denver instead of the intended majority-black city of Atlanta. That’s because Major League Baseball (MLB) felt the need to virtue-signal about how much it was looking out for black Americans. […]

Why School Choice Matters Beyond Academic Achievement!

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With the pandemic-associated school closures in America, the level of parental discontent towards public schools has been growing. The response of teachers’ unions was particularly irksome to parents who turned in greater numbers to homeschooling and other educational arrangements. This has been accompanied by rising levels of support for school choice as witnessed by the […]

Blackouts Loom in California as Electricity Prices Are ‘Absolutely Exploding’

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Editors’ Note:  While California’s descent into mismanagement is a policy lesson for Arizona, it could well become a burden for Arizona. California will be looking to import power when power is needed for the growth of Arizona. Arizona must not follow in their footsteps with “green fantasies”. The actions and leadership of our Arizona Corporation […]

Op-Ed: An Unflinching Guide To Biden’s Immigration Fiasco

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The crisis of illegal immigration – to give this calamity its true name – is growing increasingly grave. The reason is no mystery. The Biden administration replaced policies that staunched the illegal flow of migrants with policies that actually encourage it. Instead of securing the U.S. border, the administration says it wants to deal with […]

Arizona Resident: ‘As Much as Biden Is Letting Us Down, He Is Letting Illegal Immigrants Down as Well’

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The Biden administration and its allies promote the narrative that Americans who support border security are racist, xenophobic, or uncompassionate, at best. But after six long months living with the U.S.-Mexico border crisis, border residents are frustrated and angry over the blatant disregard the administration has demonstrated—not only for the security and well-being of its […]

Arizona Lawmakers Exempt Small Business From Prop 208 Surcharge

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Arizona Republicans have endorsed a plan to shield small businesses from a new tax to better fund public schools. The Senate voted along party lines Monday to pass Senate Bill 1783, which would create a new tax class for small business owners who would otherwise file as a pass-through entity. This would allow them to […]

Arizona Officials Sound Off On Bronovich’s Supreme Court Win

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Thursday’s ruling upholding the legality of Arizona’s ban on ballot harvesting is being hailed as a victory for election integrity and a tragedy for minority voting rights. In a 6-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court said Arizona’s restriction on who can deliver a completed ballot to be counted doesn’t run afoul of the Voting Rights […]

Arizona To See Largest Tax Cut In State History

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has set the wheels in motion for the largest personal income tax cut in the state’s 109-year history. Ducey announced he has signed a package of bills that comprise the $13 billion state budget for fiscal year 2022, which began Thursday. “Today, I’m proud to sign a budget that delivers for […]

A “Tell” Upon America

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The term “tell” is often used regarding poker playing or pulling a scam. It refers to a gesture, a look, a twitch someone has that indicates what they are thinking. For example, a person always scratches his forehead when he is bluffing in poker. I recently encountered a situation that was itself not significant. Yet […]

Is Your School Hiding Its Critical Race Theory Teaching? Here Are 5 Things to Ask About

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Is your school principal denying that her school makes use of critical race theory when you call to complain about it? If so, it’s likely that she’s either misinformed or just spreading disinformation. Here below is how to tell the difference. There is a need for a checklist because as more and more Americans reject […]

Arizona Leaves School Choice Expansion Out Of Budget

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The Arizona House of Representatives voted down an expansion of the state’s school voucher program, the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA), one of the state’s 2021 budget amendments. The Senate voted by party line on June 23 to attach the expansion to the state’s annual budget, but HB 2898 could not get majority support in the […]

Why We Got Had By Critical Race Theory And Identity Tribalism

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The modern era has disconnected us from our cultural and intellectual heritage, leaving us vulnerable to ideology. There have been many accounts, my own included, of the philosophical roots of what is now widely known as “critical race theory,” itself part of the larger ascendancy of identity politics, in America and throughout the West. Some […]

Supreme Court To Rule On Arizona Voting Regulations This Week

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This week, the Supreme Court is likely to rule on two Arizona voting regulations which a lower court held were violations of the Voting Rights Act. The first regards a 2016 regulation that made a phenomenon known as “ballot harvesting” a felony in Arizona. HB 2023 allowed judges to impose a presumptive one-year prison term […]

How Henry VIII Debauched English Money to Feed His Lavish Lifestyle

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Two of England’s most famous kings—Henry I and Henry VIII—took very different approaches to money. Once there was a king who was only twelve inches tall. As the story goes, he was a lousy king but he made a great ruler. You’re groaning, I know. Cut me some slack. I’m an economist and historian, not […]

Why We Shop at Walmart Instead of Whole Foods

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Years ago it was popular for companies to sponsor a day for employees to take their kids to the office to see where mom or dad worked. My wife got stuck with organizing one of the days for her employer. In an introductory exercise, she had the kids sit around a conference table and take […]

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Fires Doctor Who Accused Israel Of ‘Cannibalism’

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In a social media post, Fidaa Wishah, a Palestinian-American pediatric radiologist, also warned the Jewish state, ‘your end is coming sooner than you think’. A Palestinian-American pediatric radiologist has been fired from her position at Phoenix Children’s Hospital after her social media post accusing Israel of “cannibalism” was called out by an antisemitism watchdog. On […]

The White House Know Its Police And Border Policies Are About To Crash

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The only real reason a political party shifts focus so dramatically from its goals to issues it wishes it could avoid is terrible internal polling. Something strange is afoot in the party of Jefferson. With the Democrats still spinning after the collapse of their election bill — and progressives furious with the White House’s seeming lack […]

The Arizona Election Audit and Its Implications – Part I

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Many in the state of Arizona and, unquestionably, throughout the nation, are awaiting the results of the Arizona audit. At this writing, we do not know the results of the audit. We will reserve judgement on that. We wish more would just wait to see evidence before commenting. The spinmeisters have been at work for […]

‘Huge Win for Democracy’: GOP Blocks Federal Election Takeover

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An attempted federal takeover of elections was thwarted Tuesday, as Senate Republicans voted to block further debate on the legislation. With Vice President Kamala Harris presiding and prepared to cast a potential tie-breaking vote, the Senate divided 50-50 on a straight party-line vote. It would have taken 60 votes to proceed to debate and a […]

Harvard Study Shows the Dangers of Early School Enrollment

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Are ADHD rates rising because we send children to school at younger ages?   Every parent knows the difference a year makes in the development and maturity of a young child. A one-year-old is barely walking while a two-year-old gleefully sprints away from you. A four-year-old is always moving, always imagining, always asking why, while a […]

The Democrat Crime Wave: They Caused It and They Can’t Run From It

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Recently, the Democrat Senator from Hawaii, Mazie Hirono stated that Democrats were not in favor of defunding the police. Although she is not known for making intelligent statements,  this one went well beyond many of her previous inanities directly into idiocy. It does not reflect well on Hawaii that she remains in office. What you […]

Biden Under Fire Over Potential Border Policy Change As Illegal Immigration Continues To Surge

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As illegal immigration continues to surge at the southern border, President Joe Biden is under fire for reports that his administration is considering changing a key immigration policy to allow more people to enter the country. Former President Donald Trump enacted a policy called Title 42 in March of last year to allow federal border […]

Climate Models: Worse Than Nothing?

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“Climate modeling is central to climate science….” (Stephen Koonin, below)   When the history of climate modeling comes to be written in some distant future, the major story may well be how the easy, computable answer turned out to be the wrong one, resulting in overestimated warming and false scares from the enhanced (man-made) greenhouse […]

BREAKING UPDATE: HISTORY MADE AS FINAL ARIZONA BALLOT INSPECTIONS COMPLETED – Huge Preliminary Report Expected Monday When True Number of Ballot Totals Announced

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The Arizona Audit officially completed both the hand count and paper evaluation inspections on Friday. The audit workers will now vacate Veterans Memorial Coliseum and prepare to deliver a report to the Arizona Senate. The Gateway Pundit reported earlier that this was taking place but it was made official by a tweet from @ArizonaAudit. Audit […]

Arizona Proclamation Points Out Senator Kelly’s Glaring Conflict With Biden’s ATF Nominee

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Republican lawmakers in Arizona are calling on Democrat U.S. Senator Mark Kelly, who represents the Grand Canyon State, to recuse himself from an upcoming confirmation vote for ATF director nominee David Chipman. “David Chipman currently works as a Senior Policy Advisor at Giffords, a gun control pressure group, founded by U.S. Senator Mark Kelly and […]

We Won the Battle for an Arizona Flat Tax

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The Arizona Legislature just approved the Goldwater Institute’s plan to dramatically reduce income taxes and simplify the state’s tax code, making Arizona one of the lowest-tax states in the country. This historic reform will restore Arizona’s competitive advantage as a low-tax state and provide a boost for small business owners still struggling to recover from […]

Arizona Senate Passes Budget, Tax Cut

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Arizona taxpayers are one step closer to keeping more of their earnings.   As they have nearly every year, Arizona lawmakers worked through the night into the next day, passing their annual budget legislation packages. The series of bills passed Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning after multiple amendments to ensure all Republicans supported the proposal. […]

Religious Freedom Victory

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Supreme Court Upholds First Amendment Right of Catholic Church To Participate in Children’s Foster Care Program In a victory for religious freedom, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the First Amendment right of a Catholic ministry to participate in a city-run children’s foster care program. In Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a unanimous Supreme Court found the […]

ProPublica’s Disgusting Attack on America

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Last week, members of Congress applauded the acts of a significant journalistic operation for their “responsible” reporting of stolen information. President Biden was silent regarding an attack on his government’s taxing agency. All of this was done to advance a policy goal of the Left. ProPublica is a nonprofit that states it is a “newsroom […]

Swiss Voters Reject Climate Legislation

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The Swiss have one of the few federal systems in the world. And interestingly, they are perhaps the only country to limit government power through a federal system of cantons and direct initiative voting that developed before, and independently of England. Other countries that have a dispersion of power systems like the United States and […]

‘You Can Live Anywhere But Colorado’: Why Many Remote Job Postings Are Now Actively Excluding One State

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Bureaucrats huddled in some office somewhere failed to foresee the costs of their actions. The pandemic has undoubtedly hastened the shift to remote work. Many workers and companies have now embraced remote work in previously office-based positions, and this is continuing even as the economy reopens and new jobs are posted. Many new remote positions […]

Maricopa County Approves Budget, Cutting Taxes

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On Monday, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a $3.4 billion budget for the 2022 fiscal year beginning July 1, cutting property tax rates and increasing public health and homelessness prevention funding. The $3,419,735,244 budget marks a $898,479 decrease from the board’s Tentative Budget. The board also moved to adopt its five-year capital improvement […]

Nolte: A Drag Queen-Loving Military Can’t Defend You. Go Buy an ‘Assault’ Rifle

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When the U.S. military starts sanctioning drag queen shows, it’s time to buy an “assault rifle,” or ten. Remember back in 2007 when Rick Santorum said, If we allow homosexuals to serve openly in the military, within 15 years this same military will be putting on drag shows? And then, do you remember how the […]

Unemployed Households Can Earn $25/Hour on Welfare in 21 States, New Study Finds

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The report sheds light on the causes of our current economic purgatory. The US economy is in a perplexing state of labor market purgatory. We have 9.3 million unfilled job openings, all while millions of Americans remain on unemployment benefits and millions more are opting out of the labor force entirely. In short, a labor shortage […]

The Fed Plans to Raise Interest Rates—Years from Now

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On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee voted to continue with a target federal funds rate of 0.25 percent, and to continue with large-scale asset purchases. According to the committee’s press release: The Committee decided to keep the target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent and expects it […]

The Conservative Movement Takes On Woke Baseball

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‘Through intimidation and coercion, corporations are caving to the left,’ Meese told TAC Back in April, Major League Baseball announced that it was moving its annual All-Star Game out of Atlanta, Georgia. The league’s decision was based on Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signing SB 202, also known as the Election Integrity Act of 2021, with […]

With Mitigations Gone For Months, Arizona Keeps Emergency Declaration

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Even though Arizona’s business and individual COVID-19 mitigations haven’t been in effect since March, the state remains in an official state of emergency. Gov. Doug Ducey rescinded much of Arizona’s COVID-19 mitigations on businesses and individuals in March. Three months later, he’s yet to give up his emergency declaration powers, allowing him to reach further […]

Let’s Talk About The New President

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Editors’ Note:  The following is an edited version of recent comments of Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch. Let’s talk about the new president. No other president in recent American history has been so compromised by credible corruption allegations. There is significant evidence that directly implicates President “Big Guy” Biden in criminal activity tied to […]

Quacks in the Ivory Tower: How Conspiracy Theorizing Took Over Lockdown Science

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Is the Great Barrington Declaration (GBD) simply a front for a secret global eugenics plot, hatched at AIER by the British Ministry of Defence and financed by the Koch Brothers as part of an ongoing effort to force climate change, tobacco, and Covid-19 infections on our senior citizens? Such claims may sound like the farcical […]

Racism Is Alive And Well At Yale

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Yale, which protects its fragile students from dead white authors and offensive Halloween costumes, nevertheless featured a psychiatrist lecturing at Grand Rounds of her fantasies “unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, wiping my bloody hands, like I did the world a f___ing big favor”. Grand Rounds […]

Almost Overnight, Standards of Colorblind Merit Tumble Across American Society

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A broad revolution is underway in the United States as traditional standards used to measure achievement and provide opportunity are being rejected by schools, corporations, and governments in favor of quotas based on race and gender. On taking office, President Joe Biden signaled that the nation’s long-held principle of equality for all had come to […]

A Glimpse at Hidden Stock Market Leverage of “Securities-Based Lending,” as Known Stock Market Leverage Spikes to WTF High

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We don’t know how much total leverage there is, but from the trends in margin debt, we know it’s huge and ballooning.   A big part of the leverage in the stock market is not tracked and no one knows what it is. Occasionally, a tidbit bubbles to the surface when something blows up, such […]

It’s Time for Arizona to Join Other States in Banning Critical Race Theory

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The indoctrination needs to stop. And thankfully, many parents are fed up. For quite some time, activists have been trying to force Critical Race Theory or similar programs into government and especially our schools. This movement combines Marxist theories of class conflict within the lens of race. It teaches that some races have been “minoritized” […]

White House ‘Domestic Extremism’ Report Puts Target On Democrats’ Political Opponents

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It is such an obvious attempt to try to crush political dissent, you wonder if they thought no one was paying attention. The Biden administration just released a “National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism.” It calls for abuses of state power to combine elements of totalitarian government with social and cultural engineering. They decided the […]

Are Stocks Fully Owned?

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The stock market has been climbing, although of late it has tended to levitate near old highs. The economy is recovering to be sure, but it is not clear what will happen when all the stimulus checks get fully worked into the system, and further transfers to consumers cease. Meanwhile, economists debate whether inflation, which […]

Why Every American Should Own a Gun…And Know How to Use It

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The issue seems to perfectly match the discordance of our times. As the media and political elites lecture us about “gun violence” and attempt to take our rights away, average Americans are buying guns and ammunition at a record pace. Some 40% of first-time buyers are women. What do average Americans know that the elites do […]

The Horrors of Hyperinflation

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Some people thought serious inflation would follow the bailouts of 2008-9. It didn’t, so some assume prices will remain in check again now. A false cry of wolf in the past, however, doesn’t mean that the wolves of inflation do not stalk the economy this time. As described below, macroeconomic and policy conditions are very […]

22 GOP-Led States Urge Ninth Circuit To Uphold Lower Court’s Decision To Strike Down California’s Weapons Ban

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Twenty-two Republican-led states filed a brief in support of a district court ruling handed down by federal Judge Roger Benitez, who ruled that an assault weapons ban California had in place for three decades was unconstitutional. The states, led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, argue in a June 15 filing that the Ninth Circuit […]

Inflation Fears Rise As Producer Prices Increase Most Ever Recorded

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The federal government released more data Tuesday that showed rising inflation, alarming economists, and casting more doubt on hopes of a post-COVID economic boom. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a major spike in the cost of producer goods, which includes raw materials such as lumber or tools like machinery. The cost of producer goods […]

Don’t Be Fooled: Gender Identity Policies Don’t Follow the Science

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During the past presidential election, you may remember seeing black yard signs with lists of creed-like statements written in rainbow text. The creeds included claims like “science is real.” All Americans should agree with this statement. And yet, contrary to this pithy creed, any law that classifies gender identity as a protected class under civil […]

How COVID-19 Affected Arizona’s Economy

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The U.S. economy reported its worst quarterly decline in modern history during the COVID-19 pandemic, with gross domestic product shrinking at an annual rate of 31.4% in the second quarter. The economy bounced back in the third quarter, but efforts to contain the virus’s spread throughout 2020 still resulted in a 3.5% annual economic contraction […]

This Is Life Under State Media

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The legacy press scoffed at the lab-leak theory for months. Now they minimize it while running cover for Dr. Fauci. Everyone understands the Soviet Union tried to cover up the Chernobyl disaster, but what’s less known is that they’d already pulled it off once before. In 1957, an accident at a plutonium production site near […]

Wuhan Lab Controversy Illustrates How Government Funding Throttles Scientific Integrity

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This article from the Wall Street Journal (“A Scientist Who Said No to Covid Groupthink”, 6/11/21) is an inspiring story of scientific integrity in the face of pressure to conform. Integrity is sticking to the truth despite pressure to do otherwise. A major source of such pressure, and an extremely serious problem in science, is […]

Supreme Court Agrees To Take Major Gun Case

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In late April, the Supreme Court announced it would take an important gun case, something they have not done for 11 years. The case will review a New York law that severely restricts the ability of law-abiding citizens to carry a gun outside of their homes. The case is New York Rifle and Pistol Association […]

Beijing Power Players Poised To Pull Plug On Prospects To Go ‘All-Electric’

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Editors’ Note:  Even if one accepts the dubious proposition that carbon emissions cause global warming, it seems to us almost insane to wreck America’s energy infrastructure, while giving China a free pass on coal-fired plants until 2030. All of the U.S. sacrifices would do nothing to improve the situation as China is the main contributor […]

YouTube Bans Sen. Ron Johnson For Discussing Early Treatment Of COVID-19

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YouTube’s position is that content on the site must parrot whatever comes from its narrow set of authorities, even though their positions change frequently and dramatically. Google’s YouTube has stepped up its draconian censorship of a sitting U.S. senator. The powerful video-sharing company removed a video of a speech given by Sen. Ron Johnson of […]

Congressman’s Impassioned Testimony Reveals the True Victims of Gun Control

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Data show that every year, at least 200,000 women employ a firearm to defend themselves against sexual abuse. Gun control advocates often claim the moral high ground. They accuse opponents of selfishly clinging to their guns and having cold hearts toward the victims of gun violence. That is exactly what happened on May 20 at […]

The Regulatory Capture Of The FDA

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The mega-profit pharmaceutical industry relies on connections with the agency tasked with regulating it. This week, three members of an 11 member FDA advisory committee of experts resigned in protest over the FDA’s approval of Aduhelm (aducanumab) for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. These resignations are extremely unusual, but in this case, understandable. Aduhelm was […]

How Many Species Have Gone Extinct?

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Editors’ Note:  Not many people keep a scorecard on the veracity of public statements.  If they did, they would find that most predictions from government and private organizations concerning “the environment” have a poor track record.  Many are based on faulty computer modeling and many tend to the hyperbolic to encourage fundraising or political action. […]

Do Climate Alarmists Believe Their Own Predictions?

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In public discourse, it’s considered bad form to insult your opponent’s integrity. But it’s almost impossible to believe that climate alarmists believe their own apocalyptic predictions. Greta Thunberg, Al Gore, and other experts sternly warned that our planet will be an uninhabitable, unsalvageable oven unless within 15 years (now 10 or 12) we bend all […]

Sayings About the Pandemic That Should Never Be Heard Again

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Since our overlords are telling us in California we will be unshackled as of June 15th (at least for now), it is time to examine some of the nonsense and distortions of the English language we have endured over the past 15 months. Being part of a pandemic in 2021 is not the worst thing […]

The Senate Must Reject The Nomination Of Gun Control Extremist David Chipman

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Editor’s Note:  The following is a press release issued June 8, 2021 from the Conservative Action Project.   June 8, 2021 Washington, DC Conservatives join with Second Amendment advocates in strongly opposing David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). A former ATF special agent, Chipman currently serves as a […]

Harvard Business Review: Minimum Wage Hikes Led to Lower Worker Compensation, New Research Shows

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New research published in the Harvard Business Review reveals (once again) that minimum wage laws achieve unintended results. Opponents of minimum wage laws tend to focus their criticism on one particular adverse consequence: by artificially raising the price of labor, they reduce employment, particularly for the most vulnerable in society. “Minimum wage laws tragically generate […]

Climate Alarmists Flip-Flop Again: Cancel their Monsoon Drought Crisis, Now Claim Too Much Rain

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Among its top results today under the search term “climate change,” Google News is highlighting articles claiming new research shows global warming will cause stronger Indian and South Asian monsoons and rainfall, which will wreak climate havoc in future decades. Yet, just a few years ago climate alarmists and their media allies claimed global warming […]

Arizona, Texas Governors Ask States To Send Law Enforcement To Border

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott want other states to send police officers to aid their law enforcement agencies and federal immigration officials in policing the nation’s southern border. In a letter from both governors, Ducey and Abbott wrote the surge in immigration from Mexico and Central American states is at a […]

Republicans Win Big in Texas Mayoral Races With Increased Latino Support

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Republicans swept Texas’ mayoral elections over the weekend, relying on increased Hispanic support to win in large and mid-sized cities alike. In Forth Worth, a city of just over 1 million, 37-year-old Republican Mattie Parker cruised to victory against Democrat Deborah Peoples, making her the youngest mayor in the city’s history, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. In […]

State of Wyoming to Install Nuclear Reactor at Retiring Coal Plant

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Wyoming is the largest coal-producing state in the country. However, the Cowboy State is also going to be a pioneer in the emerging industry of building small, modular nuclear reactors. According to a press release from TerraPower, the company developing the reactor. TerraPower, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and PacifiCorp today announced efforts to advance a […]

Ohio Lawsuits Wants Google Subject To Government Regulation

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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost wants internet search engine Google designated as a public utility, rather than a public company, to rein in how it provides search results to Ohioans, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Yost called the lawsuit landmark, saying Google is discriminatory and anti-competitive. He filed the lawsuit in Delaware County Court […]

It Gets Ugly: Dollar’s Purchasing Power Plunged at Fastest Pace since 1982. It’s “Permanent” not “Temporary,” Won’t Bounce Back

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The Consumer Price Index jumped 0.6% in May, after having jumped 0.8% in April, and 0.6% in March – all three the steepest month-to-month jumps since 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics today. For the three months combined, CPI has jumped by 2.0%, or by an “annualized” pace of 8.1%. This current three-month pace of […]

Problems of Federal Reserve Policy—and How to Solve Them

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The U.S. government is constantly expanding its influence on the economy, including the monetary system. With inflation on the rise, political tensions high and congressional dysfunction in Washington, D.C., what should we expect from our central bankers and monetary institutions? How can we get monetary policies that will benefit ordinary Americans? A new book tackles […]

Columbia Journalism Review Abandons Neutrality – Adopts Gun-Control Advocacy

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Columbia Journalism Review recently conducted a “summit” to finally resolve problems with news coverage of gun violence, seeking to end what it claims are distorted and misleading stories of this deadly subject. Every advocacy group in America, including Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership [JPFO], wants this to happen. Is gun-control advocacy a proper […]

Ducey Declares Emergency Over Wildfires

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is freeing up extra money to aid in the fight against two large fires that have left tens of thousands of acres charred. Ducey issued two emergency declarations Wednesday because of the Telegraph and Mescal fires, making up to $400,000 available for increased response. Ducey’s office has requested additional federal funds […]

Business Roundtable Chairman Confirms Controversial Roundtable Statement Changes Nothing

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Business Roundtable (BRT) Chairman Doug McMillon affirmed today that he understood the BRT’s controversial “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation” to merely outline good business practices rather than establish new standards of stakeholder primacy. McMillon, who also serves as the CEO of Walmart, clarified this in response to a question submitted by the Free Enterprise […]

Arizona-run COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Closing June 28

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State-run COVID-19 vaccination sites are closing by June 28 in Arizona, as the state’s focus shifts to increasing community-based vaccination options such as pharmacies, pop-up clinics, and doctors’ offices. State-run vaccination sites have administered 1.6 million doses of the vaccine to about 900,000 Arizonans, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). “Starting with […]

The Weird Phenomenon of “Labor Shortages” as Millions of People Who Could Work Are Not Working

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A sign of how messed up the moving parts of the economy have become, amid massive excesses and distortions connected by malfunctioning gearing. In an interview a few days ago that aired locally, the owner of an Italian restaurant in San Francisco – the restaurant scene is now vibrant in a different way than before […]

Will Biden’s Sham Corruption Crackdown Endanger Freedom?

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Denouncing corruption is the easiest way for rascally politicians to appear honest. Upholding a venerable Washington Kabuki tradition, President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that he was “issuing” a memo to “establish combatting corruption as a core U.S. national security interest.” But Biden’s crackdown is more likely to subvert financial freedom than to create a new […]

Good Reason To Vote For The Recall

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Governor Newsom is maneuvering in every way he can to make sure he wins the recall vote. Don’t doubt the state reopening on June 15th was a political decision. There are many reasons to consider voting to replace the Governor. Let me convey a tale of incompetence that is symptomatic of why this state is a […]

Governments Don’t Hate Gold Because It’s Gold. They Hate It Because It’s Not Fiat Money.

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Men have chosen the precious metals gold and silver for the money service on account of their mineralogical, physical, and chemical features. The use of money in a market economy is a praxeologically necessary fact. That gold—and not something else—is used as money is merely a historical fact and as such cannot be conceived by […]

Can a Teacher Object to a Proposed School District Policy? Not in Loudoun County

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Editor’s Note:   On June 9, a Virginia court ordered that Tanner Cross be reinstated.  It was a big win for First Amendment/free speech by the Scottsdale-based Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). Thankfully, Tanner’s stand in court did ultimately pay off. Today, the court ruled that Tanner’s constitutional rights were likely violated and ordered the school to reinstate Tanner while […]

Lone Republican Derails Arizona Flat Income Tax Proposal

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Arizona Republicans weren’t able to convince one defecting member of their caucus to vote in favor of their budget that scraps the state’s progressive income tax brackets for one flat rate. Rep. David Cook, a Globe Republican, voted against all Republican-sponsored amendments to budget bills Monday that others in his party had agreed on, leaving […]

Why I Need an AR-15

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A man disarmed by his government is not a citizen—he’s a subject. I don’t need an AR-15 for hunting: It’s not even legal to take a deer with one in my state—the caliber is too small. I also don’t need an AR-15 for self-defense, though I’d want to have one if someone broke into my […]

How Political Correctness Enabled The Pandemic

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A new blockbuster report in Vanity Fair makes clear that it was wrong to dismiss the lab leak theory as xenophobia. More than the Fauci emails, more than the Wall Street Journal report last month, this morning’s Vanity Fair piece by Katherine Eban blows open the federal government’s secrecy over COVID. Incorporating months of research, Eban’s exposé doesn’t outright confirm […]

A Perspective On the Problems of Wokefulness

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One of the irritations of the last year has been the endless repetition of the words: Covid, virus, vaccine, mask, social-distancing, etc. Even more tedious is the over-use of the three “ITY” words: sustainability, diversity, and inclusivity, not to mention the favorite of the “woke folks”: social justice. Now I hesitate to write this essay, […]

Facebook’s Speech Suppression Argues for Repeal of Section 230 and a Facebook Stock Price of Zero

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“A lot of people have egg on their face” for dismissing the COVID-19 lab leak theory, tweeted ABC News ‘ Jonathan Karl this week. “Some things may be true even if Donald Trump said them.” Or if Arkansas Tom Cotton did. “We still don’t know where coronavirus originated. Could have been a market, a farm, […]

MIT Data Scientist: Lockdowns Not Correlated With Fewer Deaths (But Are Correlated With More Unemployment)

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Coming to grips with the failure of lockdowns is important for several reasons. Dozens of studies show that lockdowns were an ineffective pandemic response. The list just got longer. In May, Youyang Gu, an MIT-trained engineer, and data scientist released data showing that government restrictions were not correlated with lower COVID mortality in America. Government restrictions […]

ATF Nominee Amplifies Concerns About Stance on Second Amendment

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When President Joe Biden released his plan in February to tackle gun violence, he also announced the nomination of David Chipman to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF. Chipman’s nomination as ATF director raised immediate concerns from Second Amendment advocates, many of whom see it as a slap in the […]

International Energy Agency’s Green Energy Fantasy Is A Hoot

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Looking for laughs? The International Energy Agency has produced a laugh-filled report, grandly titled: “Net Zero by 2050: A roadmap for the global energy system“. Redesigning the global energy system. My, oh my. Below are a few highlights, out of many. To begin with, it is not a roadmap, as it does not tell us how to get there. In fact, you cannot get […]

The State of Redistricting 2022: The Coming Commissions

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The Coming Commissions In the 2021 redistricting cycle, 11 states will draw their congressional districts using a commission of some kind. Arizona. Arizona’s independent redistricting commission has not changed in structure since the 2011 redistricting cycle. The structural flaw that led to the Mathismander remains. However, the alignment of the commission may change. Chair Erika Schupak […]

Inflation Is a Dangerous Way to Get Rid of Debt Burdens

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Suppose you lent someone $100, and when they paid you back they only handed you, say, $99 or $80. Would you consider the borrower to have kept his promise and contractual obligation? Or would you think that he had cheated you out of a part of the money you had lent him in good faith? […]

Federal Immigrant Detention Facility Quietly Opens in Scottsdale

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Local officials say the neighborhood, including nearby schools, a senior facility and single-family homes, isn’t zoned for a “drastic” change from the former hotel.   Arizona public officials are demanding answers about how a former hotel in Scottsdale became a short-term detention facility for asylum-seekers apprehended at the nation’s southern border.  The U.S. Department of […]

Rand Paul Has Won Every Single Round Against Fauci

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Time has proven Rand Paul had his thumb on the pulse of the science of the virus, and understood the unintended consequences of government interventions better than public health officials. With most sporting events canceled for much of the past year, audiences have tuned into a new kind of sparring to fill the void: political […]

Reflections on Asian and Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

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How the pendulum of race has swung from one extreme to another. The month of May was “Asian and Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.” Although that jumble of words was repeated for thirty-one days, l still don’t know what the words mean. I could ask an in-law who was born and raised in the Catholic […]

Taiwan is a Great Country

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The internet is having a field day over a seemingly trivial mishap involving actor and wrestler John Cena, who apologized for calling the island nation of Taiwan a country. That is a massive point of issue for the Chinese Communist Party as they continue to claim that Taiwan is part of China. NBC News provides […]

The New Regressive Dark Ages

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Arrogance, wealth, and received authority are always the super-spreaders and force-multipliers of false knowledge, and none more so than in the present age. Once upon a time long ago, we agreed there were certain immutable laws of human nature. These laws were based on facts, reality, and data. In other words, we accepted common sense […]

A Conversation on Scientific Censorship in Canada

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Editor’s Note:  We urge readers to view the video posted under Must See to accompany this article. The AIER Authors Corner Podcast  has seen many exciting guests since its first episode back in September of 2020. Without exaggeration, some of the most profound intellectuals on the planet have spoken on the show, from the great […]

Arizona, Sonora, Sign Water and Air Quality Agreement

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Gov. Ducey and Sonoran Governor Claudia Pavlovich met for the last time to sign an agreement to secure Sonora’s access to water and further monitor air quality. The agreement marks the end of a six-year professional relationship between Ducey and Pavlovich, who was elected in 2015 and will leave office this year. She is the […]

How Telling The Truth On Campus Gets You Persecuted

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Canadian free speech activist Lindsay Shepherd’s book, ‘Diversity & Exclusion: Confronting the Campus Free Speech Crisis,’ tells the Orwellian story of how colleges abandoned teaching truth in favor of conformity “Words are violence.” “Cultural appropriation.” “Cisgender norms.” “Intersectionality.” These are some of the phrases aggressively (and endlessly) foisted upon American society. They are employed to […]

11 States Consider Bans on Teaching Critical Race Theory

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Three states already have outlawed teaching children to judge each other based on skin color. At least 11 other states are considering doing so as the U.S. Department of Education promotes critical race theory in schools. Earlier this year, an Aiken County teacher wrote to South Carolina state Rep. Bill Taylor in alarm about critical […]

Racial Rules Cause Workplace Woes

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Fictional CIA agents in movies put their lives at risk checking to make sure terrorists aren’t plotting to destroy American cities, but real CIA agents, featured in new agency videos, appear more concerned with you checking your privilege. What’s happening at the tip of America’s intelligence spear is just part of a woke culture that […]

America Might Have Funded The Chinese Coronavirus

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In what reads like a dystopian novel, American taxpayer dollars might be responsible for the global pandemic. It reads like science fiction, but it is very real. The United States paid for the work that likely created COVID-19. Research which could create a bioweapon—genetically engineering the highest possible infectivity for human cells—was subcontracted to the […]

Killing Jews is Back in Style

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When rioting, looting and murder was being endorsed last year by many elected officials in the name of equity, a little noticed phenomenon happened. Jewish facilities were being defaced in anti-Semitic attacks. Throughout this period, my synagogue (led by Rabbis Yoshi Zweiback and Ron Stern) was putting out regular pronouncements about matters in the Black […]

There’s No Conflict Between Profit and “Social Responsibility”

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The slogan People over Profits once again is being heard in Washington and elsewhere in the country. This time, however, the sloganeering doesn’t come from Jane Fonda or Bernie Sanders (although both have used that mantra for many years) but rather from business sources themselves. From the US Chamber of Commerce to the Business Roundtable, we are […]

What Makes Biden and Yellen’s “Global Minimum Tax” Push So Hypocritical

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Joe and Janet the robber barons Imagine if oil companies got together and agreed to charge consumers no less than $3.50 per gallon for gas. Let’s call it a “global minimum price.” How long—in minutes—do you think it would take for the news media to cry foul and for the Justice Department to file an […]

In 1958 Communists Had 45 Goals to Take Over the U.S. Without Firing a Shot. Here Are the Ones They’ve Already Achieved

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The 1958 book by Cleon Skousen, The Naked Communist, set forth 45 goals communists need to achieve to take over the United States without firing a shot. Some of them are outdated and immaterial. Some are debatable. Let’s see how many commie goals have been achieved. 7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red […]

Dismisinfoganda

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Misinformation, i.e., wrong claims innocently made, and disinformation, i.e., wrong claims willfully made, have long consorted to create propaganda, a distorted worldview designed to achieve some political goal. The lines between those lies have so blurred that only a neologistic portmanteau, dismisinfoganda, fully captures recent reality. Like an old hip-hip song, let’s break it down: […]

Stop Protecting China’s Access To Oil

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U.S. policies in the Middle East have wasted American blood and treasure and guaranteed China’s continued supply of oil While polls show overwhelming majorities of Americans agree that the United States needs to end its many forever wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, some in Washington’s elite foreign policy circles fear any military withdrawals, worrying about […]

The Bogus January 6 Commission Poses a Real Threat to Freedom

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Editors’ Note: The January 6 Commission bill was defeated in the U.S. Senate last week. Senate Majority Leader Schumer (D-NY) intends to attempt to pass this again later in June. This can only be done by eliminating the Senate filibuster rule and having all future Senate bills passed by a simple majority (50 plus the […]

The NAACP’s Counterfactual Claim About Racial Inequity in Police Stops

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In a recent Newsweek article, senior reporter Jason Lemon alleges there is “significant data showing” that the U.S. is plagued by “systemic racism.” As evidence of this, he claims the “NAACP found that from 2017 to 2020, Black men were five times more likely than white people to be stopped by law enforcement without a […]

Why U.S. Corporate Media Amplify Communist Propaganda

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The time for complaining about the corporate media and shooting down every one of their lies is over. The time for action has come. As soon as COVID-19 appeared in Wuhan, China, it was a high possibility that the virus originated in one of the two high-security labs studying bat viruses in that city — […]

Bitcoin Uses Half the Energy of the Banking System: New Paper

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Editor’s Note:  This discussion of bitcoin or any other use of  electrical power  presupposes the existence of a connection between some types of power production and climate change.  We are not convinced of that connection.  Secondly, once gold is mined, no further energy is needed for it to  function.  Gold is created in nature.  We […]

Memorial Day Vow: ‘Never Again Will One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another’

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There have been times when America has forgotten why we sent Americans overseas—and the duty we have to care for those who carry this nation’s freedom on their backs. After Vietnam, there were no “welcome home” parades. As a youth, I saw senior officers in America’s most decorated combat division refused permission to wear their […]

Orwell’s 1984 and Today

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Editors’ Note: As Americans celebrate and honor our fallen heroes who fought and died for our liberty and Republic for over two centuries, Dr. Larry Arnn’s Imprimis essay informs us and reminds us of how fragile and threatened our liberty and Republic are at the present time. This Imprimis essay could not be more timely […]

Ducey To Replace Gould on Supreme Court

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Gov. Ducey has less than two months to choose between seven Supreme Court nominees to fill the vacancy of Justice Andrew Gould, who stepped down to run for State Attorney General. He was appointed by Gov. Ducey in 2016 and retired last month. The Commission on Appellate Court Appointment nominees includes five judges and two […]

Buyers’ Strike? Amid Crazy Spiking Prices, Home Sales Sag for 3rd Month, Pent-Up Sellers Get Ready, New Listings & Inventories Rise

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This is a world of unprecedented Fed intervention, government stimulus, inflation that has turned red-hot this year amid a weird phenomenon of companies complaining about a labor shortage, while nearly 10 million people are deemed “unemployed” and 16 million people are claiming some sort of unemployment insurance. As 2.1 million mortgages are still in forbearance […]

Arizona GOP Deadlocked, Adjourn With Budget in Limbo

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Republicans in the Arizona Legislature gaveled out Thursday, unable to agree among their caucus on a final budget. Lawmakers were told by Republican leadership Thursday afternoon that they couldn’t find common ground that would bring all of their members to vote for Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget that scrapped the state’s progressive income tax structure […]

Will the Pandemic Promote Political Power in Perpetuity?

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“It’s like we created another industry in our state. The amount of money is staggering,” Andrew Schaufele, director of Maryland’s Bureau of Revenue Estimates, happily declared last week. The Biden stimulus plan is deluging governments across America with hundreds of billions of dollars of extra revenue that will allow politicians to stretch their power in […]

Survey: Arizonans Favor A Flat Tax

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A survey commissioned by Americans for Prosperity-Arizona (AFP-AZ) reveals that nearly two-thirds of Arizonans favor reducing the personal income tax rate, inspiring AFP-AZ’s plan to reduce income tax rates starting in 2023 Arizonans believe a reduction in income tax will bolster the state’s economic growth, according to the poll. Sixty-six percent of surveyed voters said […]