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DEI at NAU: Making a Mockery of Diversity with Diversity

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Northern Arizona University joins the diversity bandwagon of group-think instead of scholarship.   As a defensive measure, I’m prefacing this commentary on diversity with the fact that throughout my career I was at the vanguard of equal rights, affirmative action, diversity, racial sensitivity training, and racial encounter groups, during an era when the battles were […]

Why We Eat and Breathe

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Editors’ Note: The following essay is the basic and real science about the absolute role of carbon dioxide in the existence of both plant and animal life on this planet. The radical environmental left (think John Kerry, Al Gore, WEF, et al) has used climate and CO2 disinformation (think lies, myths, fraud) to push a […]

Things Are Getting So Bad for Stocks They Might Be Getting Better…For A While

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A market this oversold will tend to rally at some point. Markets have undergone a punishing slide of late. Stocks have been down eight weeks in a row. If we go another week, that may break the record set in 1923. The losses are not isolated but widespread. Something like 75% of stocks in the […]

Gas Prices Hit Record High Every Day for Past Two Weeks

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Gas prices have soared to new heights this month with the price of unleaded regular gas hitting a record high every day for the past two weeks. With Memorial Day weekend approaching, motorists face steep costs if they plan to travel. According to AAA, the national average regular unleaded gas price Tuesday came in at […]

Federal Fiscal Shortfall Nears $1 Million Per Household

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The U.S. Treasury has published a major report revealing that the federal government has amassed $124.1 trillion in debts, liabilities, and unfunded obligations. To place this shortfall in perspective, it equates to: $955,407 for every household in the U.S. 29 times annual federal revenues. 86% of the combined net worth of all U.S. households and nonprofit organizations, including all […]

WHO, WEF, SDG, JRB…WTF

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This summer, the elites of the World Economic Forum (WEF) will convene in Davos Switzerland for Klaus Schwab’s annual confab of the Lear jet set. Part of this meeting is to ratify and endorse the World Health Organization’s (WHO) latest draft of the International Health Regulations (IHR). This treaty has had virtually no coverage and […]

How the United States Conquered Inflation Following the Civil War

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Americans today are once again the victims of price inflation brought on by runaway government spending and printing of unbacked paper money.   According to the most recent polling data, the American public’s approval of Congress stands at a dismal 21 percent. Almost four times as many people disapprove of the job it’s doing. That’s par for […]

Arizona Sends Kids as Young as 10 to Gender and Sexuality Chatrooms

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The Arizona Department of Education directs students to LGBT-themed chatrooms for children as young as 10 to discuss gender and sexuality as part of its student resources. The chatrooms are part of the department’s effort to support LGBT youths, and they were put together with the help of “members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community,” according to the […]

The Attack on the Justices of the Supreme Court is the Real Insurrection

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The motto of the U.S. Supreme Court states “Equal Justice Under Law”. While everyone can agree with this simple statement, recently there has been no application of justice for the Justices of the Supreme Court. The protesters at the homes of the Justices have not been arrested. Remember, protesting outside of Justices’ homes to intimidate […]

Should President Biden Be Impeached?

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Something big is going on in Trumpland. Recently a poll taken by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst found that over two-thirds of Republicans believe President Joe Biden should be impeached if Republicans take control of both houses of Congress in the coming mid-term elections. You can read more details about the poll by clicking […]

Government’s Stupid Plan While Big Business Greases the Wheels

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All too often there is a proposal for a government plan that just makes one stare in disbelief at the proposing legislator’s gross ignorance. When you then see that the business community is complicit with said ridiculously stupid plan, it becomes obvious why many people no longer trust big organizations. Following is such a situation. […]

Yuma, Dinesh D’Souza and Election Integrity in Arizona

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Editors’ Note. The following is a message to the supporters of AZ Representative Shawnna Bolick (LD 20) who is currently a Republican candidate for the Arizona Secretary of State. We share Ms. Bolick’s deep and ongoing concern about the integrity of Arizona elections, ballot harvesting, and fraudulent voting with the readers The Prickly Pear. Secure and […]

Price Controls on Fuel Would Be Disastrous for Americans

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In classic Washington style, liberals in Congress are advancing a bill that most assuredly would make a bad situation much worse. In response to soaring fuel prices, liberals seek to shift blame away from Bidenflation and onto producers through the so-called Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act.  A more appropriate title would be the “Driving Up […]

China Starting Next Global Crisis By Gobbling Up Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is only the world’s opening act. Events in Sri Lanka also highlight how China is going about dominating the world. Beijing is corrupting national leaders, drowning them in debt, and ultimately destabilizing their governments. Beijing, it appears, is particularly targeting democracies. China is the world’s predatory lender, something evident from its CCP, , […]

A Supermarket Checker on Prices, Life and Whole Foods

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One of the many jobs that I held before and during my college years in order to pay my college bills was a supermarket checker. Maybe that’s why I like to strike up a conversation with checkers to see how they’re feeling about their job and issues of the day. A recent visit to a […]

Federal Judge Halts Biden Administration from Revoking Title 42 Immigration Enforcement

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A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday stopped the Biden administration from revoking Title 42, a public health authority that allows illegal immigrants to be quickly deported during a health emergency like the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays in the Western District of Louisiana issued the order in a case filed by the […]

11 Examples of Defensive Gun Use Dispel NYC Mayor’s Concerns on Open Carry

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Any week now, the Supreme Court will render its decision in the pivotal Second Amendment caseNew York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, where a majority seems poised to strike down New York laws that effectively prohibit law-abiding citizens from carrying firearms in public for self-defense. New York City Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, recently lamented […]

Lawmaker That Skipped Months of Session After Wife Had Baby Hit With Ethics Investigation

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Arizona State Sen. T.J. Shope, R-Coolidge, is requesting his chamber’s ethics officers hold one of his colleagues accountable for his poor attendance. Shope filed an ethics inquiry into what should be deemed appropriate statute for when an office is declared vacant due to a politician’s absences. Shope filed the letter because of the attendance record […]

Banned on Twitter; Nothing Compared to Washington Post

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I quit Twitter at the same time I abandoned Parler — right after Big Tech ganged up on that site to kill it off because it was presenting a different voice. I found Twitter to be an angry wasteland of malcontents. Then came the eruption with the acquisition of Twitter by the new Darth Vader […]

Yuma County Announces Voter Fraud Investigation

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The following excerpt is from a press release from the Yuma County Sheriff: “The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) and the Yuma County Recorder’s Office (YCRO) are working together to actively examine cases of voting fraud from the 2020 General Election and now a recent pattern of fraudulent voter registration forms leading up to the […]

The FDA/WIC Role in the Baby Formula Debacle

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There have by now been an acute shortage of infant formula in the United States for months. Despite government claims to the contrary, it is unlikely to end anytime soon. This turn of events was utterly predictable. Indeed, it was all but inevitable, as the government agencies responsible for providing safe, readily available infant formula […]

Inflation: What Causes It, and When Will it Subside?

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We have been living under the illusion that the relationship between nominal GDP and the quantity of circulating currency is dead. This illusion began in 2008, when the Federal Reserve began expanding the value of its assets without expanding the value of circulating currency. Instead, banks were paid to hold this newly created money on […]

Mom Reads Aloud Purported Assignment Given To Daughter. School Board Cuts Her Mic Because It’s Too Obscene

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A Nevada school board temporarily cut off a mother from speaking as she read an assignment reportedly given to her 15-year-old daughter, according to video footage of a school board meeting. One mother alleged that a teacher at Clark County School District — the nation’s fifth-largest public school district — forced her 15-year-old daughter to memorize […]

Buffalo Shooter’s Personal Diary Is Pretty Clear About His Sources Of Inspiration

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Buffalo shooter Payton Gendron said his beliefs were inspired by websites Reddit and 4chan, which he began using during COVID-19, and listed his favorite subreddits in his personal diary. Media outlets blamed Tucker Carlson and Republicans for inspiring the shooter, but he condemned Republicans in his diary, never mentioned Carlson, and expressed that he was […]

75% Of Americans Think The Country Under Biden Is Headed In The Wrong Direction

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A large majority of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction, and much of their blame for the nation’s woes rests on President Joe Biden and the worsening economic crisis. A new poll from NBC News found that 75 percent of U.S. adults think the nation is on the wrong track. That’s the highest […]

A Musk Inspired Anti-ESG Takeover Wave?

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It’s fun to see memes suggesting that Elon Musk should buy Alphabet, Amazon, Coca Cola, Disney, Meta, Netflix, YouTube, and so forth, but of course he cannot afford all that. But we can. By we, I mean value investors. Musk’s purchase of Twitter has validated my critiques (see here, here, here, and here) of ESG-based investment (environment, social, governance), which despite […]

Arizona Gets a Win in Court Challenge to Biden COVID Funds Tax Restriction

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A federal appellate court dealt President Joe Biden a loss Thursday, ruling that Arizona can challenge the administration’s rule prohibiting states from using COVID-19 funds to lower taxes. Biden rallied support and passed the American Rescue Plan Act in March of last year. That law provided funding for states to fight COVID-19 and rebound from […]

Markets Are Yelling Mayday

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Editors’ Note: As far back as last summer, The Prickly Pear began to warn about 2022 being a “risk-off” year.  Those elements of the economy, including stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies, and real estate that have been elevated by easy money, will tend to suffer when the easy money is taken away. We are now well into […]

Majority of Americans Support Restrictions on Abortion As Nation Awaits Supreme Court Ruling

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As the nation awaits a landmark abortion ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, newly released polling data show that the majority of Americans support limits on abortion. Convention of States Action, along with the Trafalgar group, released a new poll showing that 57.6% of Americans say “abortion should only be legal in specific circumstances.” Those […]

Readiness Problem? The U.S. Military Is Sending Its Own Weapons to Ukraine

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One day after Russian forces invaded Ukraine, the U.S. started sending military aid to Ukraine in waves. U.S. allies and partners followed suit, and Ukraine has been able not only to stop but push back Russian forces with Western weapons. The American-made FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank weapons and the British-made Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapon (NLAW) have been a hit with Ukrainian forces, enabling […]

The Democrat Playbook: How To Look Like You Are Fighting Inflation Without Really Trying

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“Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon in the sense that it is and can be produced only by a more rapid increase in the quantity of money than in output.”  Professor Milton Friedman   You want to bring down inflation? Let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share.  President Joe Biden Inflation […]

DANGER: The WHO’s Death Trap for the US

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Act Fast: They Vote Next Week     This is a plan that Congress and the public need to fight vigorously. The Biden administration, it appears, unless stopped immediately, is tee-ing up America to make it easy for the Chinese Communist Party to defeat it, and other nations, through biological warfare. “On May 22-28, 2022, ultimate […]

Baby Formula: Thank Protectionists and the FDA for the Shortage

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For parents who rely on baby formula—whether by choice or due to medical necessity—the nationwide baby formula shortage has become increasingly difficult to ignore. According to the Wall Street Journal, Walgreens, Target, CVS, and Kroger have all begun rationing supplies of formula. Covid lockdowns, combined with a product recall by formula manufacturer Abbott Nutrition have created a […]

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Stop to Rosemont Mine in Arizona

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Editors’ Note: As the reader will note, the court held the mining claims were invalid because no valuable minerals were found.  It is certainly not common for mining companies to dig large holes costing millions just for the fun of it. Let’s suppose rich mineral deposits were found? Would environmental groups still oppose the mine? […]

How Government Created the Baby Formula Shortage—and a Black Market for ‘Unapproved’ European Imports

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Editors’ Note:  As well as the reasons cited below, other news outlets, such as Town Hall report the U.S. government has accumulated a large amount of baby formula and is shipping it to the Southern Border for use by illegal immigrants. As usual, Americans come last in their calculations. ***** As Christina Szalinski reported in […]

‘Shocking Discovery:’ Biden Knows Drug Cartels Control, Profit From Illegal Immigration, DHS Memo Shows

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Border patrol agents are preparing for “a possible increase in migrant activity due to an increase in large group activity” as a result of Biden administration immigration policies, an internal Department of Homeland Security document released by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody says. It specifically sites suspending the Migrant Protection Protocols, otherwise known as the […]

Cancel Culture in Action: Wrecking Peoples Lives in Retaliation

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Let’s face it:  free speech for California’s teachers and educators is dead.  If you are a teacher or guidance counselor in California and make an internet posting that happens to offend students, teachers, and/or administrators who make up the woke mob, you may very well lose your job.  The truth of what you wrote makes […]

Our Schools Aren’t Competitive But Money Is Not The Problem.

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America’s schools, including Arizona’s, are stuck in mediocrity. Our academic achievement indicators trail 20 of our OECD [Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development] peers in every subject. It’s not getting better, either. It matters more than national pride. The US has fallen to tenth in overall economic competitiveness, our lowest rank ever. Stanford’s Eric Hanushek […]

White House Press Secretary ‘Encourages’ Angry Mobs Surrounding Supreme Court Justices’ Homes

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[Former] White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki  voiced support for the pro-abortion mobs gathering outside U.S. Supreme Court justices’ homes as the justices are being protected with increased security amid threats against their lives and family members. “I know that there is an outrage right now about protests that have been peaceful to date,” Psaki said in […]

Where Is Global Warming’s Missing Heat Coming From? Part 2

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Editors’ Note: We found this information fascinating. And, while we consider ourselves reasonably well-read, we were not familiar with this information. It is certainly not the information you get from Hollywood elites about “global warming” based on man’s activities, is it? It would seem reasonable before the Biden Administration commits to spending trillions of dollars to […]

Ninth Circuit Panel Strikes Semi-Auto Rifle Ban For Young Adults in SAF Case

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A three-judge panel for the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday struck down a California prohibition on sales of semiautomatic rifles to young adults in the 18-20-year-old range, remanding the case back to the district court for further proceedings in a win for the Second Amendment Foundation. The case is known as Jones v. […]

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Says Abortion Restriction is Bad For the Economy

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Usually, the abortion issue is so difficult, because at least one side of the argument contends a baby is being killed. One side sees a human that has value and standing, while the other side tries to argue it is not human life independent of the mother. A pregnancy becomes sort of like a mole […]

Is Bitcoin Collapse a Setback for Global Cryptocurrency Plans?

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The collapse in the price of digital currencies, particularly Bitcoin, has not only significantly damaged Americans who invested or traded in the currency but its credibility as a tool for governments to control their citizens. An estimated one in every six Americans has owned, invested, traded, or used a cryptocurrency at least once, taking advantage […]

Lifting Title 42 Will Mean Fewer Border Patrol Agents in Field

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Border security experts expect the nation will bear the consequences of more illegal immigration whether the Biden administration ends a key public health measure by the end of the month or does it later. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last month that the policy, known as Title 42, would expire May 23. […]

Arlington, VA Versus Tucson, AZ: Social Class Trumps Racial Diversity

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This is why Boeing and Amazon picked Arlington, Virginia, instead of a city like Tucson for their headquarters. Boeing recently announced that it will be moving its headquarters from Chicago to Arlington, Virginia. This follows Amazon’s decision of a year or so ago to establish its second headquarters in Arlington. Neither of these two corporate […]

Cotton: U.S. Army’s Affirmative Action For Women ‘Is Going To Get People Killed’

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Only 52 percent of active-duty enlisted women, compared to 92 percent of the men, were able to pass the Army Combat Fitness Test.   It was gratifying to watch Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton questioning Christine Wormuth, the first female Secretary of the Army, at a recent Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Sen. Cotton, a […]

The Homeless Election Battle

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Editors’ Note: Although the following comments relate to Los Angeles, major cities in Arizona have similar issues, although not to the same extreme. The questions he raises are questions to be asked of our mayors and city councilmen. Here are some additional questions: If drug abuse is fundamentally the cause of “homelessness”, what is the […]

Weekend Read: For the Least of These: Against Inflation Economics

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Just twenty years ago, economists and bureaucrats triumphantly proclaimed the apotheosis of macroeconomic stabilization policy. The “Great Moderation” saw a long spell of full employment, income growth, and low and steady inflation. How we long for those days now! While labor markets appear healthy, this could quickly change. Meanwhile, inflation has surged: Consumer prices are up more […]

Costs of a Hysterectomy in 1944 versus Now

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My wife recently rummaged through family keepsakes and found bills for an emergency hysterectomy that her grandmother had in 1944, at St. Francis Hospital in Olean, NY, in the northwestern part of the state. She was transported 20 miles by ambulance from her rural home outside of Bradford, PA. Below, in rounded numbers, is what […]

FGA Sues Over White House Plan Directing Federal Agencies To Engage in Voting Activities

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Editors’ Note: Americans must not accept this underhanded and unconstitutional manipulation of our voting system and our voting rights. This Executive Order put forth by President Biden (does he even know what he signed as an executive order?) has the fingerprints of none other than Susan Rice – an Obama operative and a classic master […]

The Renewed Politicization of the Federal Reserve

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Economic research shows that monetary policy works best when conducted by an independent central bank. After Fed chairs in the 1960s and ‘70s caved to pressure from American Presidents, those who followed sought, at least to some degree, to reestablish the Fed’s independence. Until now, that is. Since 2019, the Fed has politicized its activities […]

20 AGs Demand Mayorkas Disband Disinformation Board, Threaten Legal Action

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Twenty attorneys general are demanding that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas “immediately disband” the agency’s newly created Disinformation Governance Board and “cease all efforts to police Americans’ protected speech.” In a letter dated May 5, they argue the board is unconstitutional, illegal, and un-American. If Mayorkas doesn’t shut it down, the AGs say […]

Left-Wing Group Bribes Abortion Radicals With Stipends For Participating In Intimidation Protests At Justices’ Homes

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Editors’ Note: Although this article describes events that commenced a week ago, the events are ongoing and profile the extreme and unlawful activities of the radical left and abortion extremists. Despite the federal statute that makes the attempted intimidation of judges with pending decisions a punishable crime, the U.S. Department of Justice and the President […]

The Homeless Election Battle

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When I had the opportunity to engage one of the major candidates for Mayor of Los Angeles, I stated there are only two issues in the race.  The first being proper funding and use of the police and the second being the Homeless.  The candidate agreed with me and the issues for the June 7th […]

Cultural Traits and Work Ethic: Human Capital Matters

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Editors’ Note: This essay could well be expanded as a theme to explore further because it is that important. If you are an employer or even have had work done around the house by outside contractors, you likely have discovered that for many younger workers the American work ethic is in decline. People often do […]

Gasoline & Diesel Prices Spike to New WTF Records, But Don’t Blame Crude Oil

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Predictions a few weeks ago of peak gasoline prices have been obviated by the inflationary mindset.   The average price of all grades of gasoline at the pump spiked to a record $4.33 per gallon on Monday, May 9, the third week in a row of increases, and was up 46% from a year ago, edging […]

Biden’s Orwellian “Truth Ministry”

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Challenging economic times are bringing out the worst in the Biden administration, which has turned desperate to the point of overtly undermining the First Amendment rights of those with whom they disagree. This pernicious trend has been acute in the climate change and Covid issues, and it is accelerating. The Biden administration’s creation of a […]

State of the American Debt Slaves: Borrowing More to Buy Less due to Raging Inflation

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Credit card balances up 3.0% from March 2019, but CPI inflation up 13%, LOL. Auto sales plunged, but auto loans jumped. You guessed it, ridiculous price increases.   Credit card balances ticked up 1.9% in March from February, not seasonally adjusted, to $1.036 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve today. Compared to three years ago, […]

Ray Epps Called FBI Tip Line Two Days after Capitol Riot: Report

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Ray Epps, a man some suspect was a federal informant goading the crowd ahead of the Capitol riot despite his denials, reportedly called the FBI tip line two days after the violence upon seeing himself on a list of Jan. 6 suspects. Investigators were told by Epps that an exchange captured on video showing him whispering into the ear […]

Biden White House Refuses to Condemn ‘Disgusting’ Efforts to Intimidate Supreme Court Justices

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki refused to say if President Joe Biden condemned efforts to intimidate Supreme Court justices by posting their addresses online and protesting outside their homes. A left-wing group called Ruth Sent Us published the home addresses of the court’s six conservative justices online, called them “extremist,” and on Tuesday announced a May 11 protest outside their […]

Governments Giveth and Taketh Away

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The jobs report this morning seemed like good news (3.6% unemployment) until you look at the details: “The U.S. labor force shrank by 363,000 people in April from a month earlier, the Labor Department said Friday. The labor force participation rate, or the share of American adults working or looking for a job, ticked down […]

Maskaholics

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Wearing a mask may still give some people a sense of security, but they could breathe more easily if they’d face the facts.   The pandemic has eased, but not the compulsion of many Americans to cover their faces. Fully vaccinated adults are still wearing masks on their solitary walks outdoors, and officials have been enforcing […]

America First Wins

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J.D. Vance was rewarded for his sensible stand against escalation in Ukraine.   J.D. Vance has taken a lot of heat for his views on foreign policy. He’s been willing to point out that the Beltway establishment cares much more about Ukraine’s eastern border than it does about America’s southern border, and to condemn that. […]

The Impact of CO2 Is Overstated So Why Dismantle Society? Part 1

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That is a great question, and yes, there is a chance that it could happen. But it would not be meaningfully caused by humans burning fossil fuels and producing more carbon dioxide (CO2). Additional CO2 in our atmosphere stopped having a meaningful role in the earth’s temperature when it reached 300 parts per million (PPM), […]

Incensed By Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover, The Left Won’t Even Pay Lip Service To Free Speech

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There was a time not long ago when liberals at least pretended to support free speech. Those days are gone, and never coming back.   If you want to know how insane our disinformation discourse is right now, consider this: on Wednesday, just two days after Elon Musk secured a $44 billion deal to purchase […]

Justice Alito’s Leaked Majority Opinion Draft of Dobbs v. Jackson

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Editors’ Note. The following is a message to the supporters of AZ Representative Shawnna Bolick (LD 20) who is currently a Republican candidate for the Arizona Secretary of State. We share Ms. Bolick’s timely message about the egregious leak of the SCOTUS opinion and the left’s partisan attack on the judiciary, the correctness of overturning […]

Sweden Finally Gets Some Recognition

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During the recent government panic over Covid, almost all governments in one form or another used “lockdown”, or the quarantining of the healthy, in order to stop the spread of the disease. This was a first in history because usually, isolating the sick or the especially vulnerable was the strategy. The result was severe economic […]

What the West Got Wrong About China

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In believing that China would one day become a liberal democratic society, Western elites demonstrated their ignorance of Chinese culture.   Until recently, for the past four decades, the myth that helping China get rich would make it into a democracy was part of the everyday “wisdom” in the West. However, China—the second-largest economy in […]

6 Dystopian Things Biden’s ‘Disinformation Board’ Pick Nina Jankowicz Has Done

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Nina Jankowicz wants to police memes, but is totally cool with lies fabricated by the Clinton campaign to take down Trump.   Mere days after eccentric billionaire Elon Musk’s buyout of Twitter sent the political censors into a tizzy, the Biden administration debuted a “Disinformation Governance Board” to crack down on online speech the White House doesn’t […]

Weekend Read: The Threat to Liberty is Coming from Inside the House

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You might be, as I am, alarmed about the future of liberty. How deep are the roots of liberty when so many submit to authoritarian measures in response to COVID, and approve the use of coercion against those less eager to comply? Unable to visualize alternatives, public acceptance of top-down coercive solutions to COVID demonstrates […]

What is The Main Purpose of Education?

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Our country’s K-12 public education system is being transformed into something it was never intended to be. Academic rigor is taking a backseat to an ideological mission, as schools go beyond teaching reading and math to focus on reshaping students’ attitudes and beliefs to advance a political agenda. But most Americans do not believe this shift is […]

1991: When America Tried to Keep Ukraine in the USSR

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The US government today likes to pretend that it is the perennial champion of political independence for countries that were once behind the Iron Curtain. What is often forgotten, however, is that in the days following the fall of the Berlin Wall, Washington opposed independence for Soviet republics like Ukraine and the Baltic states. In […]

Arizona to Widen Interstate 10

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In a long-fought win for local officials, Arizona will soon widen a portion of Interstate 10. The state is investing $400 million to widen the road due to the passage of Senate Bill 1239. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed the bill into law on Wednesday. “In the State of the State, we promised that we […]

2000 Mules

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Public opinion about the election process, and the state of election integrity, varies greatly. Among Democrats, many believe the 2016 election was stolen, largely because of Russian interference. Hillary Clinton is on record saying the election was illegitimate and that the election was stolen from her. However, these same Democrats believe the election of 2020 […]

I Just Got Back from a Trip

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To Saturn. I was there for six years. Boy, have things changed. I am not talking about Joe Biden being President which is shocking enough. I am referring to the fact that the hottest issue in America is not even climate change. It is people changing gender, what gender you are, how you refer to […]

How The Climate Crusade Hijacked the Environmental Movement

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Modern environmentalism has been taken over by an extremist cult that threatens to destroy the movement. This cult preys especially on young and impressionable people who lack the life experience to recognize when their goodwill and altruism are being taken advantage of. Like most cults, it is not backed by sound science, engineering, economics, or […]

‘Ludicrous’: Buttigieg Watches As Manchin Throws Cold Water On Biden’s EV Dreams

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Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin slammed the Biden administration’s lofty electric vehicle (EV) plans as “ludicrous,” saying the U.S. should first address root issues. Manchin expressed concerns that the administration was focusing too much on electric vehicle incentives rather than shoring up the domestic battery and critical mineral supply chains, during a Senate Appropriations […]

Here’s What to Watch Following Dobbs Draft Leak

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Politico leaked a draft version of a Supreme Court decision for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization late on May 2. It would uphold a Mississippi law protecting unborn children when they can feel pain—15 weeks of pregnancy—and overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Dated Feb. 10, the draft decision is not […]

The End Of Tolerance

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Thomas Aquinas argued that human law, because it is “framed for a number of human beings the majority of whom are not perfect in virtue,” should not criminalize every vice. Instead, he argued, the civil power should ban “only the more grievous vices, from which it is possible for the majority to abstain.” Needless to […]

Prices Continue to Rise, Exceeding Fed Projections

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New data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that prices continue to rise at breakneck speed—and much faster than the Federal Reserve has projected. The Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index (PCEPI), which is the Fed’s preferred measure, grew at a continuously compounding annual rate of 6.3 percent from March 2021 to March 2022, up […]

No Comfort in a Correct Prediction

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Trying to guess what the economy and the financial markets will do occupies an entire industry. And, within that industry of financial services, opinions vary greatly. That makes the job of prediction even more difficult because so many bright people have such diametrically different points of view. Which set of views is correct? Having come […]

Real Personal Income Down 20% from One Year Ago

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Editors’ Note: Some readers may find it offensive to see the criticism of Donald Trump. We think Trump did many good things and we admire his courage. However, he and the Republican leadership did abandon one of the key elements of conservative Republicanism, fiscal prudence. Yes, he was bullied by the medical establishment, but the […]

Meet the CCP-Loving Biden Donor Responsible for US Economic Interests in Asia

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President Joe Biden’s pick to represent the United States on a council that promotes free trade in Asia has a long history of cozying up to the Chinese Communist Party. He’s also a top Biden donor. Biden tapped Dominic Ng, the chairman of East West Bank, to represent the United States on the Asia-Pacific Economic […]

Mortgage Volume Gets Crushed by Spiking Interest Rates: What it Means for Future Home Sales and Consumer Spending

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The boom is over. And there are broader effects. Spiking mortgage rates multiply the effects of exploding home prices on mortgage payments, and it has taken layer after layer of homebuyers out of the market for the past four months. And we can see that. Mortgage applications to purchase a home fell further this week […]

Critics Raise Alarm Over New DHS ‘Speech Police’

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Critics have raised the alarm after the Department of Homeland Security announced the creation of a new federal board that will monitor and combat speech it deems “disinformation.” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas spoke about the “Disinformation Governance Board” while testifying before Congress this week. Mayorkas called disinformation a “threat” that needs to be addressed with […]

Law Enforcement: Border Patrol Agents Have Lost Operational Control, Awareness at Border

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Agents estimate 1 million people evaded capture and are already in U.S. illegally with no way of knowing who they are.   While Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas claims the southern border is secure and he has a plan in place for increased surges, those in law enforcement say the opposite is true. […]

‘Who Do I F*ck To Be Famous And Powerful?’: Video Resurfaces Of Biden’s ‘Minister Of Truth’ Singing About Getting To The Top

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Editors’ Note: We object in the most strenuous terms to the illegal idea of this Federal agency overseeing “truth.” It is a direct violation of the Constitution which applies to government as in “Congress shall make no law…” in the First Amendment. The amendment in the Bill of Rights is specifically a restriction on the […]

Against ‘Principled Loserdom’

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I was in New Haven, Connecticut, this past week for a couple of events at Yale, one of which was a William F. Buckley, Jr. Program debate for a primarily college-age audience on “common good conservatism.” During the debate, I argued on behalf of the more “muscular,” more forceful, and less “liberal” approach to political […]

Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema And The ‘Secret Weapon’ She Uses On GOP Men

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Editors’ Note: While we were attempting to keep abreast of Arizona political developments, we could not avert our glance from this story related to our Senior Senator from Arizona. As the titular head of the supposed maverick center, perhaps only she could draw attention to the chasm between both sides. It would seem her ways […]

Amazon Employees Melt Down Over ‘Traumatic’ Conservative Children’s Book in Leaked Video

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Once again, Amazon has shown it’s on the side of leftist activists, not free speech. Matt Walsh, a popular conservative podcast host and writer at The Daily Wire, just released a children’s book titled “Johnny the Walrus.” The book, according to the description on Amazon, tells the tale of Johnny, who likes to pretend to […]

Stock Markets in China & Hong Kong Dive, Yuan Slides, Crude Oil Drops on Confidence Crisis in China

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The Shanghai Composite and Hang Seng fall to where they’d first been in 2007 during the run-up of the bubble.   The Shanghai Composite Index plunged 5.1% to 2,928 on Monday, the biggest one-day drop since February 2020, during the Wuhan crisis. The index is now down 20% year-to-date and down 14% from a year […]

Did a Key FBI Agent in Whitmer Plot Attempt to Surveil Steven Crowder?

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It appears Jayson Chambers, one of the key FBI Agents involved in the entrapment effort, did just that. Why? In 2017, Steven Crowder, a conservative activist and host of a popular YouTube channel, infiltrated Antifa with his producer. Weeks before a speaking engagement by Ben Shapiro at the University of Utah—an event Antifa planned to disrupt violently—Crowder […]

A Weekend Project: Yes, Your Mobile Carrier Is Probably Spying on You, But You Can Do Something About It

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In the world that exists after Ed Snowden’s 2013 revelations, it is well-known that government agencies routinely spy on American citizens. But many seem to not know that tech companies make large profits doing the same and selling private data to advertisers. That ignorance is on full display in an article published in the Washington […]

‘Defund the Police’ Movement Triggered Massive Spike in Murder of Black Americans. So Much for Equity.

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The political aftermath of George Floyd’s death produced a surge in murders of black Americans, but it wasn’t at the hands of the police. The numbers are shocking, but not surprising. The FBI previously reported that murders increased by 30% in 2020. But there is more to that story. According to a recent report by Fox News, FBI data […]

The Grave Dangers of Politicizing Medicine

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For the past 20 years, medical practitioners (nurses and doctors) were ranked the most trusted professions by the Gallup Honesty and Ethics poll. When a patient visits a doctor, he or she can assume that the doctor will only consider treatments benefiting the patient. This is because hundreds of years of medical practice have established […]

The Border Invasion is an Existential Crisis for America

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The invasion crisis on our southern border is baffling. How could this outrage be happening? The White House wants you to believe that they’re powerless to stop it. They’re willing to appear negligent and/or stupid to keep the wheels turning. But there’s only one possible explanation that holds water: it’s a plan. And it’s working, […]

Resurfaced Interview Reveals McCain Associate’s Leak To Buzzfeed Was Alleged ‘Hail Mary’ To Prevent Trump Inauguration

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Editors’ Note: As the Durham investigation continues to unravel the conspiracy to subvert the campaign, and later the Presidency of Donald Trump, it is worthwhile to remember that Republicans were part of this cabal as well. This was more than just inter-party rivalry, an emotional reaction to an insult, or a clash of personalities. They […]

Liberal Corporations Are Confused and Scared Because Conservatives Now Fight Back

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It’s always fun when progressive jerks try to leverage their bizarre perceptions of our beliefs to get us to do what they want. It can be some smug Twitter blue check informing us that “Actually Jesus was a socialist who would want us to cancel student debt for spoiled rich kids who got degrees in […]

Why Is the Biden Administration Determined to Help Terrorist Iran Get a Bomb?

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Why would any administration in its right mind permit an official state sponsor of terrorism, the Islamic Republic of Iran, to have nuclear weapons, as well as billions of dollars that will assuredly not be used for a “GI Bill for returning members of the Revolutionary Guard”? Just this week, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan […]

The Coming Campaign Deception

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I gravely dislike our constant campaign mode democracy. As soon as we finish a presidential election talk begins about the opposition party’s candidate four years hence. As soon as a member of Congress gets installed, they start raising money for the next election cycle. Incumbent senators squirrel away millions significantly in advance of their six-year […]

Legacy Media’s Most Influential Newsletters Are Funded By America’s Biggest Corporations

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Many of the most influential sources of news in Washington, D.C. are funded by America’s biggest corporations, which often have a direct interest in the news they’re sponsoring. Leading D.C.-insider news outlets, including Politico, Axios and Punchbowl News, rely largely on newsletters with integrated advertising and sponsorships to distribute their content to key decisionmakers in […]

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Arguments in Lawsuit Seeking Reinstatement of Remain in Mexico Policy

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Editors’ Note (Restated from 4/25): The following article is an excellent description of the southern border crisis, an open border threatening all citizens and the national security of the United States. The statement is often made that the Biden administration doesn’t have an effective policy to address this crisis. Our national headlines should be shouting […]

Tightening Comes Even to Ridiculous ECB Sooner, Faster as Seven EU Countries Hit by 10%-16% Inflation, Four by over 9%

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The ECB created the greatest corporate bond bubble ever. Now junk bonds get crushed, yields already doubled, set to double again, and again, cleansing out the zombies.   The end of QE “is very likely to happen in the course of the third quarter with a high probability that it will be early in the […]

Record Number of ESG Shareholder Resolutions in 2022

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According to the recently released Proxy Preview 2022 report, a record number of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) shareholder proposals have been filed with publicly traded companies in 2022, predominately on left-of-center issues. These resolutions give a good indication of prevailing priorities among ESG-focused shareholder activists. Shareholder Resolutions and the 2022 Proxy Preview Shareholder resolutions are generally […]

What Can Be Done About Troubling State of Our Elections? Deroy Murdock Has Ideas

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Election integrity is essential to a functioning country. Americans deserve to know that their elections are being conducted fairly and that their votes count. Unfortunately, many have reason to think our elections aren’t secure. Deroy Murdock, a Fox News contributor and senior fellow at the Atlas Network, says he sees election integrity and voter fraud […]

Flow of Fentanyl into American Communities Quadruples Under Biden

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Four times as much fentanyl is flowing across the United States-Mexico border under President Joe Biden compared to two years prior when former President Trump was in office. During the launch of Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ken Calvert’s (R-CA) congressional caucus dedicated to the fentanyl crisis, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Mark Dunbar of the Murrieta […]

Leftist Activists Hate Libs Of TikTok Because It Unmasks Them With Their Own Words

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The progressive left is very upset that people are able to see them clearly and aren’t afraid to criticize them any longer. This was made abundantly clear by the passionate support of Washington Post columnist Taylor Lorenz for her hit piece against the popular Twitter account Libs of TikTok. While the primary discussion has been the ethics of […]

Tidal Wave Nears Border, but Team Biden Goes Full Steam Ahead

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Editors’ Note: The following article is an excellent description of the southern border crisis, an open border threatening all citizens and the national security of the United States. The statement is often made that the Biden administration doesn’t have an effective policy to address this crisis. Our national headlines should be shouting that this crisis […]

Endgame For the Fed: Is Checkmate Coming?

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For more than 40 years, the Federal Reserve has fostered, encouraged, and otherwise helped to create the most reckless credit expansion in the nation’s history. Total credit market debt of all varieties — federal, state, local, household, financial and nonfinancial – has ballooned from 330 percent of gross domestic product in 1960 to over 900 […]

Amid Public Concern About Grooming Kids, American Library Association Picks ‘Marxist Lesbian’ As President

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Amid growing concern about libraries connecting children to sexually explicit activities, the American Library Association is doubling down. A large organization that drives the training of U.S. librarians and their use of public funds has chosen a self-described “Marxist lesbian” as its next president amid growing concern about libraries actively connecting children to sexually explicit […]

Fifth Circuit Rules Against New Jersey in 3-D Gun Ban Case

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The Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed today are celebrating a court victory in a long-running battle to allow online publication of information related to the 3D printing of firearms, thanks to a ruling by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that returns claims against the New Jersey attorney general (NJAG) to its jurisdiction. A district […]

Fractured Arizona Lawmakers Vote Down Stopgap Budget

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With Arizona lawmakers unable to come to terms on a regular budget and the end of the fiscal year approaching, legislators tried and failed to get a “skinny budget” out of committee. GOP leadership sponsored a dozen budget bills heard in the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday. The package of legislation is seen as a fail-safe […]

State Supreme Court Reaffirms Arizona’s Nation-Lowest Flat Income Tax

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Arizona’s high court has pulled a ballot question from the November election that could have erased the state’s largest-ever income tax cut. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a veto initiative to repeal a gradual change from Arizona’s progressive income tax to a flat 2.5% wasn’t appropriate for the ballot process. The court didn’t […]

Feds Could Limit Water Flow to Arizona, Other Western States

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(The Center Square) – The federal agency that regulates water in Lake Powell warns that it may have to limit downstream water flow, affecting drinking water in Arizona and other western states. Tanya Trujillo, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science for the U.S. Department of the Interior, wrote governors’ offices of seven states about the […]

Encountering the Natives of Flyover Country

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In the late 19th and early 20th century, it was commonplace for newspapers in the US and Europe to hire what were known as “stringer” journalists who would work on commission to produce stories about the lives of foreigners in distant lands. They might go to Africa or the West Indies, or describe cowboys and […]

Weekend Read: A Witches’ Brew of Negative Trends

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So, the witches’ brew in summary is sky-high stock valuations, extraordinarily high debt burdens, rising interest rates, rising inflation rates, inverting yield curves, a bond bear market, supply chain crisis caused by lockdown, energy price shock, food price shock, war, radical social change, monetary regime upheaval, and poor political leadership.     Having spent almost […]

Why Big Media Is so Unoriginal and Shallow

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Media consolidation and interlocking directorships are the reasons.   If you want to know why Big Media on the left and right is so unoriginal and shallow, a couple of left-leaning sources have the answer. The sources also explain why the residents of most cities and towns across the country no longer have locally-owned news […]

Get a Government Job, Do What You Want

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When talking points are created or written, they seem to be automatically rejected by the opposition. Using the term “Deep State” will set a liberal’s hair on fire and cause them not to listen. The question is whether federal employees act in a manner of their choosing as opposed to following the wishes of the President and […]

The Urge To Spend

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Loma Verde, California is building a $24 million recreation center with a pool . Forest Lakes , Minnesota is getting a $1.5 million golf clubhouse, while San Antonio is purchasing a $15 million theme park. These may seem frivolous when rampant inflation is threatening, but never mind, they’re all “free“, a synonym for “paid for […]

FBI, Tech Giants Miss New York Subway Shooting Suspect’s Hateful Social Media Trail

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The man charged with shooting commuters on a New York subway train Tuesday left a trail on social media in which he disparaged whites and complained about racism, homelessness, and violence.  “What are you doing, brother?” Frank James, 62, of Milwaukee, said in one video, addressing New York Mayor Eric Adams. “What’s happening with this […]

Failed Nation-Building In Mexico

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The Merida Initiative is another failed project of America’s foreign-policy establishment. As the media and White House draw the national attention to Ukraine and other faraway regions, conservatives are right to insist that our lawless and vulnerable southern border be Washington’s first order of business. Until the Trump administration put a real spotlight on the […]

White Fragility: Unpacking the Kafka Traps of Robin DiAngelo’s NYT Bestseller

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Robin DiAngelo’s popular book ‘White Fragility’ breaks from the established rules of scholarship in several way The biggest issue with Robin DiAngelo’s New York Times bestseller White Fragility is that it throws the rules of good scholarship out the window. That’s a bold claim, but multiple quotes from DiAngelo’s book readily back this up. If […]

Mainstream Media Finally Recognizes There Might Be Something Wrong With Child Sex Changes

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Legacy media outlets published several articles this week criticizing sex change treatments for transgender children. One transgender individual told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the media is opening up to critical perspectives because reporters are discovering that transgender medicine is experimental. A New York Times columnist predicted that in the near future, both liberals […]

What Is Motivating the Shanghai Lockdown?

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The most frequent question I get about the ongoing lockdown in Shanghai involves the potential motives of the Chinese Communist Party. As someone who has covered COVID Mania for over two years, and has taken an unconventional approach to the motives and outcomes behind the continuation of the pandemic narrative, I remain undecided on the […]

Are the Environmental Impacts and Human Atrocities Worth an EV Battery?

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EV buyers should be aware that they may be contributing to the pursuit of “blood minerals” to achieve their efforts to go green.   The worldwide movement toward the electrification of everything, from more electric vehicles (EVs) to more intermittent electricity by wind turbines and solar panels, the political actions are supportive of jumping onto […]

The Feds Are So Desperate For Violent ‘White Supremacy,’ They’re Fabricating It

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Last Friday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas declared white supremacists and “domestic violent extremism” to be the “most prominent threat” currently facing our country. The timing could not have been more perfect. Just hours later, a jury in Grand Rapids, Michigan exposed the Justice Department’s largest alleged “domestic terrorism” case of the last 18 months as a failed […]

Georgia Elections Chief Cracks Down on Non-Citizens Seeking to Vote, Refers 1,600 for Prosecution

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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has been focused on foreigners illegally seeking to register or vote. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said he referred more than 1,600 cases of potential non-citizens attempting to register to vote in Georgia to local prosecutors and state investigators. The secretary of state referred the cases to the State Election […]

‘Inflation Tax’ Will Cost Families This Many Thousands This Year, Bloomberg Analysis Warns

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There goes $433 a month from your family’s budget…   Another day, another alarming inflation metric. We just got the numbers for the Personal Consumption Expenditures index (PCE), the Federal Reserve’s favored inflation metric, and they’re jaw-dropping. The PCE hit a 40-year high in February, with the measured prices rising 6.4% year-over-year. What does this […]

The Nation is the Heart of the Matter

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Editor’s Note: This article is based on Mr. DeMuth’s opening address at the European National Conservatism Conference in Brussels, Belgium, on March 23, 2022.   February 2020 turned out to be the last month to date of normal life in most of the world. Early in the month, a few cases of what came to be […]

First Ever Republican County Executive Elected in Kenosha County

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Editors’ note: Here we go!! Carry on America-loving voters – get to the polls and bring everyone you know to begin the resurrection of our great nation and Republic.   It’s being seen as one of the biggest upsets in Wisconsin and possibly a bellwether for the rest of the state. Voters in Kenosha County […]

Has the American Culture Hit Bottom?

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It’s difficult to see it getting any lower than the Brazilian Butt Lift This might not be news to many Americans, but being an oddball disconnected from the pop culture and trends du jour, it was news to me—and shocking and distressing news at that. I’m speaking of the Brazilian Butt Lift and other medical procedures […]

Equity in Tucson through Marijuana Licenses

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Maybe someone has to be on drugs to understand the connection. Some sort of mental impairment must be keeping me from understanding a news story about social equity and marijuana dispensary licenses in Tucson and the rest of Arizona. I don’t consume drugs and have about one drink a week, so it’s probably due to […]

WHOOSH, Dollar’s Purchasing Power Goes to Heck as Services Inflation Takes Off, Food Spikes, Energy Explodes, But Used Cars Finally Stall

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The Fed is still pumping fuel on the fire. The Consumer Price Index today – a measure of how fast the dollar and everything denominated in dollars, including labor, lost its purchasing power – is a horror show, the likes of which the majority of Americans have never experienced in their lives. The reality on […]

The Dread 1.5 Degree Target Is Dead

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A foolish end to a foolish target – limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C. That is the warming from 150 years ago, just 0.5 degrees or less from today forward. Of course, this is all according to the worthless computer models, but let’s go with the flow. The massive new IPCC report makes it clear. […]

NYT Columnist Admits Schools Are Grooming Children Into LGBT Identities

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A New York Times columnist has again confirmed that social conservatives were right: educators are pushing LGBT ideology on students.   Is Michelle Goldberg a conservative plant at The New York Times? Although she claims to be a liberal feminist, some of her recent columns are essentially admissions that social conservatives have been right all […]

Do Greedy Countries Have Higher Inflation?

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Blaming high inflation on corporate greed has become a favorite pastime of some prominent politicians. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has accused large corporations of driving inflation, a view that is out of sync with the data. More recently, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) joined the chorus. “Corporate greed is Tyson Foods raising the price of beef […]

An Easter Essay: Why Did Jesus Come?

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As we approach Easter, we might ask ourselves what is its real meaning? Is it about Easter egg hunts and cute bunnies or is it more than that? Nowhere else do we celebrate two events each year focusing our attention on one person, Jesus. The first event is Christmas. The word has “Christ” in it. […]

Video Shows Police Allowed January 6 Defendants Into Capitol Building

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For the past 15 months, liberal politicians and their accomplices in the mainstream media have pointed to January 6, 2021, as an “insurrection” that “threatened democracy” and nearly overthrew the federal government. But newly released video confirms the claims of many who were there — even those who have been charged with breaching the Capitol […]

Zero COVID Horror Show in Shanghai

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Shanghai, the financial capital of China with a population of 25 million people, currently faces its third week of steep increases in cases of COVID-19. In response, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) implemented harsh COVID-19 restrictions in Shanghai, sending an army of healthcare workers to enforce them. Citizens cannot leave their homes. They can only receive medical care upon […]

New Emails Provide Smoking Gun Evidence that Joe Biden Was Directly Involved in Hunter’s Corrupt Business Dealings

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Smoking gun evidence of Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s shady business ventures has emerged in the form of a college recommendation letter for the son of a Chinese executive. According to emails obtained by Fox News, the elder Biden wrote the letter to please BHR CEO Jonathan Li, who did business with Hunter Biden’s firm Rosemont […]

Meet Biden’s Second Nominee to Head ATF

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President Joe Biden on Monday nominated Steve Dettelbach, a former U.S. attorney in Ohio with a record of supporting gun control measures, to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Dettelbach has a history of backing gun control measures, promoting several firearms restrictions during an unsuccessful 2018 campaign to become Ohio’s […]

Judicial Watch Victory: Historic Court Ruling against Race, Ethnic, LGBT Quotas

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We won a significant victory last week in the California Superior Court when it declared that the state’s racial, ethnic, and LGBT quota for corporate boards of California-based corporations violates the California Constitution. This week the court released its full opinion. It found that only in “very particular cases should discrimination be remedied by more discrimination.” The ruling and […]

Giving Our Money Away Again

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President Biden thinks his real title is “Spender in Chief,” not Commander in Chief. He is always throwing our money around. It seems every answer he provides has him committing our money without any clear explanation of his authority. His recent failings have caused him to refocus his efforts on a new, but recurring subject […]

An Easter Essay: Why Did Jesus Come?

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As we approach Easter, we might ask ourselves what is its real meaning? Is it about Easter egg hunts and cute bunnies or is it more than that? Nowhere else do we celebrate two events each year focusing our attention on one person, Jesus. The first event is Christmas. The word has “Christ” in it. […]

Disney Helps Employees ‘Transition’ Transgender Children and Themselves

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The Walt Disney Co. is assisting employees and their children with sex-change and “gender affirmation” procedures through the company’s benefits program, an internal video suggests. Disney’s “benefits team” is offering resources and guides to employees transitioning to the opposite gender, as well as information for employees’ children who are transitioning, according to a video shared […]

Ensuring Election Integrity

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Congratulations to Alabama and Ballotpedia for their invaluable role in protecting our democracy. Our nation should follow Alabama’s lead in outlawing the practice of “ballot harvesting” altogether, but until they do, there needs to be a concerted effort to educate the American voter of what ballot harvesting really is, for only sunlight will put an end to […]

The BLM Scam

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I don’t know about you, but the first time I heard the slogan “Black Lives Matter“ I thought it was, well…curious. Who said otherwise these days? Wasn’t that obvious? I soon discovered the depths of my naïveté. The tip-off was realizing that “All Lives Matter“ was not a more inclusive iteration of the same concept, […]

Indiana the 24th Constitutional-carry State. Three More States Right Behind

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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law on March 21 his state’s permitless carry bill that had passed both the state’s House and Senate overwhelmingly. That makes 24. And the third state so far this year. On March 10, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a similar bill into law. This was followed by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, […]

States Banning or Restricting “Zuck Bucks” – Updated 04/11/2022

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Editor’s note: June 22, 2021: Updated to include new states’ legislation and the current status of all known bills related to banning private funding of elections. July 12: Updates to Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. August 16, 2021: Added Ohio and Arkansas. January 28, 2022: Added new vetoes, updated news articles across the board, removed Iowa, […]

Arizona Bans Public Workers From Union Political Work On Taxpayer Dime

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a first-in-the-nation law banning public entities from paying workers to conduct union politicking. Ducey signed the Release Time Reform Act. The new law bans any unit of government in the state from entering into a contract that allows “paid release time” or union workers advocating for the election or […]

Big Abortion’s Big Tech Allies Aim to Censor Pro-Lifers. They Won’t Win.

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The future of abortion law in the U.S. hinges on the forthcoming ruling in a Supreme Court case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, but the pro-life movement must begin gearing up to fight another insidious foe—Big Tech censorship.  Organizations standing for the sanctity of life are well aware of the uphill battle they face. […]

Biden’s Weakness With Iran Is Putting Us in a Dangerous Situation

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Biden’s bungling of the Iranian nuclear negotiations may well go down as the most consequential error in the history of statecraft. He has granted concession after concession to coax Iran into doing what they want to anyway, which is to revive the nuclear treaty (NCPOA) under which they would eventually acquire full nuclear capability. The […]

Joe Biden Underwater With Crucial Constituency in Arizona, Polling Shows

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President Joe Biden won Arizona in the 2020 presidential election, with one category of voter putting him over the top. After being in office for more than 14 months, Biden’s approval in the state has slipped. He has a 40% approval rating, while 55% disapprove of him, according to an Arizona Public Opinion Pulse poll […]

The Inherent Contradictions of Socialism

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Forecasting the economy is always difficult, but the number of external and internal variables associated with this business cycle is unusually complex. Forces of recovery from lockdown and gigantic fiscal and monetary stimulation are colliding with record-high debt, overvaluation in many markets, and severe inflationary pressures that must be dealt with. If that is not enough, […]

Why the Sudden Hunter Biden Epiphany at Washington Post?

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Just when you thought the Hunter Biden scandals had died in darkness, The Washington Post published more than 6,300 words on March 30 admitting that a notable fraction of his laptop contents was authentic. Why now? Why not last year? Why did liberal outlets act like everyone expressing concern about Biden was a Trump-adoring kook? […]

Republican-led States Sue Biden Administration Over Repeal of Title 42 Border Rule

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Three Republican-led states have filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration in an attempt to prevent it from lifting a rule that allows illegal immigrants at the border to be expelled in the name of preventing the spread of COVID-19. Former President Donald Trump instituted that policy, Title 42, but the Biden administration announced Friday […]

Rep. Debbie Lesko Reveals GOP Plan to Lower Gas Prices

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As gas and other energy prices continue to soar, Americans are desperate for relief. The question is, what does Congress plan to do about it? Rep. Debbie Lesko, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has some answers on today’s edition of “The Daily Signal Podcast.” Lesko, R-Ariz., pledges that if the GOP […]

The Green Con Job on Energy Independence: Their Dream is Our Nightmare

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If there is one thing we can expect from the Green Movement is that it will do its best to mislead the public with very clever public relations. But a lie is a lie, even if cleverly told. This has manifested itself in two ways rather recently. First, they continue to claim that “renewables” specifically […]

Explosive Pennsylvania Testimony Explains How Leftist Money Infiltrated Election Offices In 2020

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This evidence should be enough for the Pennsylvania legislature to recognize there is a real problem when private money and private actors collaborate with election officials. The Democrat governor’s office in Pennsylvania colluded with left-wing activists to secure millions of dollars in private money to run get-out-the-vote efforts in blue counties in the swing state […]

German Chemical Giant Warns Of “Total Collapse” If Russian Gas Supply Cut

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CEO of Germany’s multinational BASF SE, the world’s largest chemical producer, has warned that curbing or cutting off energy imports from Russia would bring into doubt the continued existence of small and medium-sized energy companies, and further would likely spiral Germany into its most “catastrophic” economic crisis going back to the end of World War 2.  […]

Court Reinstates Louisiana AG’s Lawsuit Against Zuckerberg’s Election-Meddling Group

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Zuckbucks were used to achieve targeted disenfranchisement, with rural Louisianans treated less favorably than fellow citizens in cities.   Last week, a Louisiana appellate court reinstated Attorney General Jeff Landry’s lawsuit challenging Mark Zuckerberg’s infiltration of the state election system with private “Zuck Bucks” that flooded the country during the 2020 election. The lawsuit, State […]

Biden Pledges His U.S. Penalized Energy to Europe

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Biden’s energy policies are even worse than gunning acceleration of a car in stop-and-go traffic … more like trying to move forward with one foot jamming the gas pedal and the other simultaneously clamping down on the brake. What you wind up with is lots of smoke, a burned-out engine, and a vehicle destined to go […]

Weak Growth for Real Personal Income Excluding Transfers

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Personal income rose 0.5 percent in February, according to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (see first chart). Personal income data over the past two years have been sharply distorted by lockdown policies which caused massive layoffs, and government stimulus programs that sent transfer payments skyrocketing. As distortions fade, personal income is returning to […]

Against Scientific Gatekeeping

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Science should be a profession, not a priesthood. In March 2020, the iconoclastic French microbiologist Didier Raoult announced that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine had cured all 36 COVID-19 patients enrolled in his clinical trial. Many of Raoult’s colleagues rejected his conclusions, arguing that the trial was too small and noting that it was not randomized […]

Is The Oil & Gas Industry To Blame For Unused Leases?

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In wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Biden administration is refusing to cut its reliance on foreign oil and gas despite plenty of reserves available here at home. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, reserves of U.S. crude oil and leases stand at 38.2 billion barrels as of 2020. However, President Biden and […]

California Judge Throws Out Corporate Diversity Mandate

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A California judge struck down a 2020 law Friday requiring public companies to meet racial or sexual minority quotas for their board of directors. Conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch sued California on behalf of three taxpayers in October 2020 to block the enforcement of Assembly Bill 979, which required publicly-held corporations to give positions […]

Arizona AG Reports ‘serious vulnerabilities’ in Maricopa Co. ‘raise questions’ About 2020 election

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“We can report that there are problematic system-wide issues that relate to early ballot handling and verification,” the Arizona attorney general report reads. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich alleges “serious vulnerabilities that must be addressed and raise questions about the 2020 election in Arizona” in a report to the state Senate on the controversial management of […]

Cancel Culture Is Helping Marxists Achieve Their Revolution in the West Without the Bloodshed

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Cancel culture is sometimes mistaken as the central problem in the life of the West. This happens, I have noticed, more among our U.K. cousins than stateside. Cancel culture, however, is merely a tool, the enforcement mechanism with which the woke left retains the cultural territory it has conquered. The central problem facing citizens of […]

Fentanyl From China: Biden Should Stop Chemical War on America

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Since Russia has not rolled through Ukraine as was speculated by many people, some have argued that Putin would use more extreme measures. The same people began speculating and the Biden Administration followed stating that Putin was poised to use chemical warfare against Ukraine. Biden should first start with stopping the current chemical war waged against […]

Biden Can Barely Utter A Coherent Sentence But He’s Still More Eloquent Than Kamala Harris

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At this point, I think it’s safe to say that President Joe Biden, who has admitted he’s a ‘gaffe machine,’ is more eloquent than Harris. Vice President Kamala Harris does not have a way with words. No matter how hard she tries to be inspirational, her public addresses are most often riddled with unintelligible babble. […]

Climate Change Is About Control, Stupid – Not The Environment

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The apocalyptic talk about climate change is nothing more than a diversion tactic by the government, the radical Left, and their mainstream press. The many laws, the trillions in federal appropriations and tax credits, and the unworkable proposals to address climate change will not slow the rise of the oceans or heal the planet. Lobbying for […]

Fooled by Putin

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A sample of the smart people who were fooled into believing that Putin was a reformer who embraced capitalism and democracy. Under Stalin’s reign of terror, there were many notable Americans who continued to believe that communism was an ideal political and economic system for ending class distinctions and achieving equal results, or in today’s […]

Peggy Noonan and The Republican Future

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Peggy Noonan, a former Reagan speechwriter and editorial columnist for the Wall Street Journal, represents in many ways, the pre-Trump Republican Party. As such, she has made it quite clear she resents the Trumpetarian upstarts that have influenced the party and yearns for the good old days of losing with what she finds to be […]

My “Wealth Disparity Monitor” of the Fed’s Money-Printer Era: Holy Moly. April Update of the Greatest Economic Injustice in Recent History

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The wealthy got immensely wealthier. Everyone else paid for it via rampant inflation. The Fed’s own data on the distribution of wealth in the US is a quarterly report card on the Fed’s official policy goal of the “Wealth Effect.” It has now released the data for Q4. The Fed uses monetary policies, such as […]

Transgenderism: Why Stop There?

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Editors’ Note: As the sign says, trans rights are human rights. By logical extension, if one becomes in law what one says one “identifies” as, there is no logical or legal reason why people cannot identify with another race, sex, nationality, or species. And if this is a “human right”, who are we to deny […]

‘Genocide’ And ‘Eugenics’: Bipartisan Commission Releases Stunning Human Rights Report On China

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The Congressional-Executive Commission on China published its annual report on Thursday outlining human rights violations within Communist China. Among other findings, the report reiterated the State Department’s 2021 determination that China’s attack on the reproductive rights of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities constituted “genocide,” and even went so far as to amount to “eugenics.” The […]

Ron Johnson’s Unanswered Corruption Questions to Joe Biden Loom More Important Than Ever

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The unknowns: Did the president benefit in any way from his son’s overseas business deals, what did he know and when did he know it? Back before the 2020 election, when Democrats and their allies in the corporate media were still claiming the Hunter Biden story was a conspiracy theory or Russian disinformation, GOP Sen. […]

Biden Administration Endorses Child Sex Changes On Transgender Visibility Day

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released guidance Thursday endorsing gender reassignment procedures for children. The documents, “Gender Affirming Care and Young People” released by the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) and “Gender-Affirming Care Is Trauma-Informed Care” released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), […]

How a Faith in Feelings Can Enslave Your Mind

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Editors’ Note: After all the kerfuffle about the Will Smith “slap” at the Oscars, the following essay is of some importance. It also applies to the many political radicals today, whose internal mental issues now seem to form public policy. We see this constantly on our university campuses and now quite frequently in our major […]

‘Gay Agenda’: Disney Employees Reportedly Reveal Effort To Inject ‘Queerness’ Into Children’s Shows

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Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, shared videos that purportedly show Disney employees revealing their efforts to inject LGBT content into children’s shows during a discussion of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill. Company leaders reportedly boasted about the many existing LGBT characters in Disney shows and their plans to create more […]

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Signs Bills Addressing Hot Button Social Issues

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed three bills Wednesday restricting abortion, child sex-change surgeries, and male participation in women’s sports. Ducey signed a bill into law banning gender-reassignment surgeries for minors, which makes exceptions for children born with sex disorders or other medically verifiable issues. The legislation specifies a long list of surgeries doctors cannot perform on children, including mastectomies, […]

The Tragic Kingdom

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One of my fondest memories of childhood in the 1950s was being allowed by our parents to eat dinner in the living room while watching Walt Disney on Sunday night. Among the most memorable was the Davy Crockett series starring Fess Parker. I had a Davy Crockett rifle, pistol, jacket, and of course, the coonskin […]

Is the US Pretending That Iran’s IRGC, “Mother of All Terrorist Groups”, Is Not a Terrorist Group?

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The Biden Administration’s Never-ending Appeasement of the Mullahs “It [the IRGC] is also a chief supporter and enabler of other FTOs and insurgent groups in the region. These organizations include, but are not limited to: Hezbollah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the Houthi insurgency. The IRGC’s actions have led to decades of instability and conflict […]

Debunking the Myth That Minimum Wage Laws Are ‘Progressive’

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Minimum wage laws are a malicious attack on the least of us. The minimum wage is a sort of litmus test. And not only for economists. For social justice advocates, too. Forget, for a moment, the economics of it. In essence, minimum wage legislation imposes compulsory unemployment on the poor, the unskilled, racial minorities, the young, […]

Weekend Read: Remembering Walter E. Williams

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The Enemy of the Nanny State Addressing a Boston anti-slavery audience in 1865, abolitionist Frederick Douglass asked, “What shall we do with the Negro?” The answer he provided was a favorite of the conservative economist Walter E. Williams, though if Douglass were to utter it today he would probably be condemned by Black Lives Matter and deplatformed […]

Border Crisis Is About to Get a Lot Worse

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In 2021, the migrant surge at the southern border hit its highest point in two decades. But as bad as things are currently, the situation at the border may get even worse. President Donald Trump’s administration created the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order Title 42 to allow immediate deportation of illegal immigrants coming from countries […]

GOP report: Teachers Unions Got ‘Unprecedented Access’ After Donating Tens of Millions to Democrats

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A newly released report from Republican lawmakers on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis alleges that teachers’ unions had “unprecedented access” in determining school COVID-19 guidelines after giving millions of dollars to Democratic candidates in 2020. The report confirmed what The Center Square reported last year, including that teachers’ unions such as the American […]

A Defining Moment

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We are coming off two years of lockdowns that were countered with government programs spending billions and billions of dollars to offset the effects of those government-imposed restrictions. We are then hit with a burst of inflation at levels not seen in America for forty years. Additionally, one of the world’s largest energy suppliers decided […]

Study Raises New Questions About 2020 Election Results in 6 States

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At least 255,000 excess votes were cast in the 2020 presidential election across six battleground states, according to a new study that examined individual voting precincts. Economist John Lott, president of the Crime Research Prevention Center, is the author of the peer-reviewed study, which looked at precincts in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. […]

Democrats Look To Sustainable Investing Craze As Means For Pushing Climate Agenda

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Democrats have increasingly pushed their expansive climate agenda through the financial sector and legal system as Congress has failed to implement Green New Deal reforms. “Congress is really unwilling to impose much in the way of costs and to address climate change,” David Kreutzer, the senior economist at the Institute for Energy Research, told the […]

Arizona Lawmakers Vote to Increase School Funding While Limiting Local Property Tax Hikes

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Arizona taxpayers could see a significant line on their property tax bill limited in a proposed overhaul of the state’s school funding formula. The House Appropriations Committee voted along party lines Monday for an amended Senate Bill 1269. If enacted, it would spend an additional $215 million in the coming state budget and send about […]

The Irony of Vladimir Putin’s Sieges

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Putin’s family suffered greatly in the Nazi siege of Leningrad, and now he’s sieging Ukrainian cities.   Vladimir Putin was born and raised in Leningrad, or what was formerly known as St. Petersburg. No doubt, as with all of us, his childhood experiences set the stage for his adult beliefs. Unlike most Americans, however, he […]

Conservative News Sites Are Pushing Misleading Activist Phrase ‘Don’t Say Gay’

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Editors’ Note: The use, or abuse, of language is now an integral part of the culture war. The attack on Florida by activists, the press, and corporations, is for the most part caused by deliberate verbal distortions of what the legislation actually says. But activists believe a higher cause is served by repeating a lie […]

Exclusive: Zuckerberg-Connected Nonprofit Helped Shift Michigan’s 2020 Voting Rules

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This private organization, with ties to Zuckerberg’s CTCL, gained access to absentee ballots and edged public officials out of the election process. A nonprofit connected to Mark Zuckerberg-funded groups worked with Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to influence state elections ahead of 2020. The changes include getting the state to alter how it used […]

Biden is Undermining Dollar Hegemony

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Not long ago, I was talking about recent financial events related to an article I penned in The Prickly Pear with a small gathering of people, who are generally quite knowledgeable about money. A few got completely lost when discussing the dollar and its “reserve status”. It seems when one starts talking about the Bretton-Woods […]

Arizona Legislature Approves Bill Vetting All Voters for Citizenship Before They Can Cast a Ballot

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Arizona lawmakers approved new voter safeguards that supporters said will ensure only U.S. citizens can cast ballots. A unanimous Republican caucus approved House Bill 2492 in the Senate, sending the legislation to Gov. Doug Ducey for consideration. While Arizona is one of the few states that already require proof of citizenship before registering to vote, […]

Sweden—Once Mocked for Its COVID Strategy—Now Has One of the Lowest COVID Mortality Rates in Europe

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Sweden, which avoided strict lockdowns, now has a lower COVID mortality rate than 29 countries in Europe alone. Early in the coronavirus pandemic, I asked a simple question. Could Sweden’s laissez-faire approach to the coronavirus actually work? Unlike its European neighbors and virtually all US states, the Swedes had opted to not shut down the economy. The […]

The No-Fly Debate

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Should NATO establish a no-fly zone over Ukraine?  The question turns on prospects for a clash of allied and Russian aircraft erupting into a wider conflict. We have been there before. Repeatedly. In November 1944, Italy-based American fighters attacked a Soviet road convoy in Yugoslavia.  Accounts vary as to the cause: either a navigation error or […]

Law Schools Fall To Revolutionaries – A Commentary on SCOTUS Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

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Here’s a very, very powerful addition to my danger of conservative complacency post. Writing on Bari Weiss’s invaluable Substack, Aaron Sibarium details the corruption of the American legal profession by wokeness. Y’all, this is a five-alarm situation. Excerpts: Read it all. Seriously, every word. As scholar Eric Kaufmann said over the weekend (see my link […]

How the Fed Painted Us into a Corner

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The Federal Reserve System manages the US’s money supply, increasing or decreasing bank credit and other circulating media to reach a target interest rate usually announced at meetings of the Open Market Committee, which meets eight times a year. They met this week, announcing the first of several modest increases in the federal funds rate. […]

Biden’s Dream of ‘Clean Cars’ is Turning Into a Lithium Nightmare

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Lithium is often dubbed as “white gold” for the development of electric vehicles. The cost of lithium needed to make electric car batteries is up 472% just in the past 12 months and 850% since Biden took office. Biden, Harris, Buttigieg, and Democrats want America to go all green and want to force Americans to […]

Flirting with the CCP

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Peter Schweizer is no stranger to the seamy side of American life and politics. Beginning with his 2011 book Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich Off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism That Would Send the Rest of us to Prison, Schweizer has routinely uncovered instances not just of malfeasance […]

Mortgage Rates Are Rising Much Faster than Treasury Yields. What’s the Deal?

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Is this spread heading to what happened in the 1970s and 1980s when the Fed battled blow-out inflation? The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate tracks the 10-year Treasury yield, running roughly in parallel but higher. It tracks the 10-year yield because the average 30-year mortgage gets paid off in just under 10 years, either through […]

High-Quality Study Finds Preschool Enrollment Makes Children Learn Less And Misbehave More

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The children more likely to be brought up mostly by their own families, by contrast, were happier and learned better. Low-income children who attended Tennessee’s highly praised preschool program performed significantly worse on every academic and social measurement by sixth grade compared to peers who did not attend the program, a recent high-quality study found. “[T]he […]

SpyGate 101: A Primer On The Russia Collusion Hoax’s Years-long Plot To Take Down Trump

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For those who care about our country’s future but don’t want to be buried in the minutia of the Russia collusion hoax scandal, here is your big-picture primer. As Special Counsel John Durham continues to expose more details of the “SpyGate” or “Russia collusion” scandal, it can be difficult for any apolitical, non-news-junkie member of […]

Climate Change Poses No Existential Threat. Nada. Not Any.

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A refreshing article in the Washington Examiner demonstrates what I have repeatedly said for more than a decade: climate change does not pose an “existential threat.” In fact, that’s the title of the article: “Climate change is not an ‘existential threat.’” In discussing the energy crisis that has arisen during Joe Biden’s brief tenure as president of […]