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‘No Evidence’ That Gun Buyback Programs Reduce Gun Violence, New Economic Study Finds

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The latest research dovetails with previous studies that found gun buyback programs were ineffective but popular with the public Shortly before Christmas in 2018, a woman named Darlene voluntarily turned in a 9mm pistol to the Baltimore Police Department. It was just one of about 500 firearms the department collected that day as part of […]

Biden’s Radical 30 X 30 Plan Will Ensure That This Land Will No Longer Be Your Land

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Moving rapidly to transition the United States away from fossil fuels in the name of combatting climate change, the Biden administration is employing a mix of executive authority and legislative action to force the transformation. While much attention is focused on which climate-related provisions ultimately make it into the administration’s massive infrastructure bill, a little-noticed White […]

Arizona’s Economic Relationship With China: Short-Term Benefits, Long-Term Risks

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State governors usually seek to grow their states’ economies. One of Governor Ducey’s priorities has been to create a “21st Century Economy” in Arizona, which includes supporting “21st century companies that employ Arizonans.”[1]  As part of his efforts to attract “21st Century companies” to the state, the Governor has actively sought to foster greater Chinese […]

A Saintly Conspiracy to Save Democracy?

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Molly Ball’s extraordinary admission in Time magazine that the Left hatched a scheme to jigger the 2020 election in their favor is instructive on not only how the leftist machine operates, but also why conservatives keep losing to often obvious political machinations from that side of the aisle. Ball’s bizarre, behind-the-scenes report “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign […]

Regulatory Capture, Teacher Unions, and CDC Abuse

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In his seminal article in 1971 on the economic theory of regulation, the Nobel Laureate George Stigler of the University of Chicago argued that government agencies were often “captured” by the industries they were designed to regulate. Before Stigler, the common view was that noble regulators worked assiduously to correct “market failures” with regulation, in order to […]

Consumers Expect Surging Inflation to Crush the Purchasing Power of their Labor: Fed’s Survey

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Consumers are picking up on the rise of inflation, and the Fed, which has been trying to heat up inflation, is pleased. The Fed watches “inflation expectations” carefully. The minutes from the March FOMC meeting mention “inflation expectations” 12 times. The New York Fed’s Survey of Consumer Expectations for April, released today, showed that median inflation expectations […]

Climate Science Is ‘Unsettled’, Says Obama Science Director

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As I write, in just over 12 hours since its official launch on May 4, Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What it Doesn’t, and Why It Matters, by physicist Steven E. Koonin, Ph.D., is number 15 on Amazon’s list of top-selling nonfiction books, the top-selling book on Amazon Kindle in Weather and Climatology, and the […]

Let’s Make A Deal: The Bourgeois Deal Among Many Others

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Editors Note:  Deidre McCloskey has written a brilliant trilogy attempting to explain why, from almost the dawn of recorded history, mankind made little progress and lived on roughly a few dollars a day in today’s money.  But around 1750, something happened in society, and material progress began to change and has continued to advance to […]

New Report: AZ School Districts Reroute Millions that Lawmakers Intended for Teachers

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In 2018, Arizona state lawmakers approved the “20×2020” plan to send hundreds of millions of new dollars to public school districts so they could raise average teacher salaries by 20%. But data revealed in a new Goldwater Institute report suggests that most of that money never made it—at least, not to teachers. As shown in […]

The New York Times Argues With Itself About Biden and Taxes

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Last Thursday the New York Times reported what should be obvious, but that eludes most in our midst: the rich pay the vast majority of taxes collected. By far. This is a statement of the obvious simply because the “vital few” drive all progress in all walks of life. Think the NBA before Bird, Magic and Jordan, […]

University of Utah: ‘Systemic Anti-Black Racism Is A Public Health Crisis’

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The University of Utah has committed to “becoming ardent anti-racists” and declared “systemic anti-Black racism” as a “public health crisis,” according to a tip obtained through YAF’s Campus Bias Tip Line. An interview with Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion José E. Rodríguez published on the school’s website details their “commitment to health equity.” […]

Swedish Hospital Bans Puberty Blockers, Cross-Sex Hormones for Gender Dysphoric Youths Under 16. We Should, Too.

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Sweden, arguably one of the most politically and socially liberal countries in the world, has nonetheless taken a giant step toward protecting gender dysphoric minors and their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. The Society for Evidence Based Gender Medicine reported on Wednesday that the Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s Hospital—an arm of the one of the most renowned hospitals in Sweden, the Karolinska […]

F.A. Hayek on ‘the Supreme Rule’ That Separates Collectivism From Individualism

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The principle that ends justify means is one where the ethics of individualists and collectivists collide, F.A. Hayek saw. Born in Vienna on this date (May 8) in 1899, Austrian economist and political philosopher Friedrich August von Hayek lived to see almost the entirety of the 20th Century. He won a Nobel Prize for Economics […]

Lies, Damned Lies

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The saying is actually “Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics. “It was popularized in the United States by Mark Twain; the originator is in question. As you are aware the Democrats characterized almost everything President Trump said as a lie. The Washington Post stated there were 30,573 lies or misstatements during his term of office. Yet, […]

Biden’s Universal Preschool Plan

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There are four primary reasons that free, universal preschool should be vigorously opposed. Last week, President Biden unveiled his “American Families Plan” that would dramatically expand the federal government’s role in education and family life. In addition to paid leave, subsidized child care, and two years of “free” community college for all Americans, the $1.8 […]

Thanks To Covid Stimulus, Employers Can’t Find Workers. Montana’s Governor Is Having None Of It

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Montana governor Greg Gianforte has had enough of President Joe Biden’s covid relief bills. Instead of paying people to stay unemployed, he’s giving them a bonus for finding work. After scrapping what he called the “impractical government mandates” imposed by former governor Steve Bullock in 2020, businesses in his state were still struggling. We got […]

Does Tucson Deserve Similar Grades as Baltimore?

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What comes to mind when you think of Baltimore? What comes to my mind is high crime, high poverty, widespread blight, a corrupt one-party government, and the TV series “The Wire,” which is set in Baltimore. What comes to mind when you think of my adopted hometown of Tucson? What comes to my mind is […]

Monetary Pumping and Idle Resources

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As a result of the recent stimulus policies employed by the US government and the Fed, most commentators are of the view that the risk of a deepening slump in the US economy on account of the covid-19 pandemic has now receded. Some other commentators are not so certain that the risk has declined, arguing that […]

Confessions of a Privileged White Guy

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A shameful story that begins at an exclusive country club I’m ashamed to admit it, but I was the epitome of white privilege as a kid, a privilege that carried over to adulthood. When I was fifteen and sixteen, for example, summer days were spent at an exclusive country club in a leafy suburb of […]

Poll: Hispanics Care More About Economy,Jobs Than Social Issues; Dislike ‘Latinx’

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A year away from another election cycle, a nationwide poll of Hispanic Americans shows their opinions, interests and preferences don’t align perfectly with either of the country’s two major political parties. A joint effort between Arizona-based OH Predictive Insights, Chris Mottola Consulting and MAS Consulting polled 2,000 members of the Hispanic community from March 18 […]

The Fed and Congress: Two Drunks Holding Each Other Up

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The Federal Reserve Board is one of the most difficult institutions to understand, yet it has an outsized influence on the way we live and conduct our politics. It is nominally a private institution owned by the banks it supervises whose governors are appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the […]

Tuning Out Wokeism

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The current madness is the stuff of history as we watch it predictably unfold, until—and if—a few, a “happy few,” finally say to the mob, “no mas.”  If wokeness should continue and “win,” by now we all know where it will end up. After all, this is not a prairie-fire, peasants-with-pitchforks, spontaneous bottom-up revolution. The […]

Biden’s Infrastructure Boondoggle

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President Biden has proposed a massive $2 trillion-plus infrastructure plan. Here are the two things everyone should understand. It will hurt growth because it will be financed with very harmful tax increases, most notably a big increase in the corporate tax rate that will undermine competitiveness. It will hurt growth because the new spending will divert resources from the […]

East Valley 2nd Amendment Coalition

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Last week, Congressman Andy Biggs announced the formation and inaugural meeting of the East Valley Second Amendment Coalition, dedicated to preserving and promoting the right of Arizonans to keep and bear arms. This newly founded group composed of leaders in the pro-Second Amendment community will regularly meet to discuss local, state, and federal actions that […]

It is Not Socialism, It is a Right

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” […]

No, Conservatives Should Not Embrace MMT

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Reading Jonathan Culbreath’s “Modern Monetary Theory for Conservatives” one can’t help but think of Murray Rothbard’s quip that “it is not a crime to be ignorant of economics … but it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance.“ Culbreath’s case for modern monetary […]

We Should Take Them At Their Words

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I suppose I should be grateful for people like John Kerry and Gina McCarthy because their very words back up the premise of my book, The Weaponization of Weather in the Phony Climate War. For their words reveal this is not about climate, but about using climate as a means to an end, the end […]

After the 1918 Flue Epidemic, How Long Did People Have Immunity?

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Question of the Day at Just Facts Daily: After World War I, there was a worldwide flu epidemic that killed millions.  For those that survived, how long did they maintain immunity? What is your best guess?  One year, ten years, a hundred years? The correct answer is about 100 years. The following information is from […]

The US Government’s Debt-to-GDP Ratio Is Worse Than Greece’s Before the 2008 Crash (And It’s About to Get Worse)

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The US is in uncharted debt territory. That should worry us. President Biden on Wednesday pitched a new plan to Americans before a joint session of Congress: more spending. The just-released $1.8 trillion plan, presented just weeks after Biden signed a $1.9 trillion in COVID relief spending into law, includes “free” community college as well as […]

Niall Ferguson: How Ike’s 1950s America Beat The ‘Asian Flu’ With Science & Common Sense

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This essay is adapted from Mr. Ferguson’s new book, “Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe,” which will be published by Penguin Press on May 4. He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In 1957, the U.S. rose to the challenge of the ‘Asian flu’ with stoicism and a high tolerance for risk, offering […]

Not a Whiff of Racism

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A wedding reveals the real America, not the America of the so-called wokes. TUCSON – The scene:  a wedding and reception at a rustic adobe chapel surrounded by several acres of natural desert in the middle of metro Tucson. The historic locale had been the center of a Mexican immigrant community 120 years ago. The […]

Greater Phoenix CEOs Whiff on Election Integrity

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Members of the Public Policy Committee of Greater Phoenix Leadership recently endorsed an editorial entitled “Disenfranchising Voters is Not Election Reform”. “As an organization of CEOs at the helm of hundreds of thousands of employees in Arizona“, they felt it their public duty to warn of efforts in the legislature not only “undermining our carefully […]

New Study Reveals That Stay-at-Home Orders Backfired. Here’s Why

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US households had the highest COVID-19 transmission rates, a new economic analysis says. Here’s why. Last summer, NBC News reported that New York state health officials were stunned by the number of hospitalized patients who said they had contracted COVID-19 while staying at home. The data, collected from 113 hospitals who surveyed patients over a three-day span, […]

The Anti-Lockdown Movement Is Large and Growing

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Feeling outgunned, outnumbered, overpowered, smothered, and censored? Many people who oppose Covid lockdowns and all their associated restrictions feel this way. It’s hard not to. You can hardly post on social media without triggering warnings, corrections, and sometimes outright blocks. Bans are part of the mix too, the complete deplatforming of people merely because they want their […]

Small businesses Say Big Labor’s PRO Act Would Put Them Under

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The Biden Administration sent some stock prices tumbling and left small businesses worried after taking sides on a hotly contested labor issue that critics say could threaten the jobs of millions of independent workers and thousands of small businesses. In his address to the nation Wednesday evening, President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass […]

AZ High School AP Exam: Emphasizing Personal Responsibility Promotes “Predjudice” Against African Americans

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An AP Psychology exam at an Arizona high school forced students to accuse government officials who promote personal responsibility of having “prejudice,” penalizing them for disagreeing. A teacher at Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, Arizona has mistaken indoctrination for education. Submitted through YAF’s Campus Bias Tip Line, a student from Mrs. Annie William’s Psychology 101 […]

A Letter to Prescott’s Daily Courier Editor about HR-1 and the Cloward Piven Plan

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Editor, The Democrat Party is opposed to strict voter registration and voting laws, especially Voter ID. This includes one of the foundational organizations that make up the Democrat Party, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Yet, when I was a member of the NAACP, I was required to present a photo […]

Vengeance and Sacrifice: Whiteness as Scapegoat in Critical Race Theory and Critical Whiteness Studies

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The usual criticisms of critical race theory (CRT) have become patent and cliché by now. CRT essentializes race and those within races, figuring all white people as racist and all black people oppressed. It treats people not as individuals with individual motives and goals but strictly as members of their racial group. It denies individual […]

Who’s To Blame for Arizona’s Nation-leading Census Undercount?

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Even with the population increase in Arizona being among one of the fastest-growing states during the past decade, its 7.1 million population, especially in the Phoenix area shown here, was not enough to give the state a 10th congressional seat the U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday, April 26, 2021. Last week’s U.S. Census Bureau figures […]

A Grim Reaper Speaks

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President Biden’s first speech to Congress last night hit all the pandemic hot buttons. Even though most members of Congress are vaccinated, all of the 200 attendees in the Capitol were required to wear masks and “socially distance.” The Hill reports that the “imagery will underscore how the pandemic is still gripping the nation despite the availability […]

Inflation Jumped by 3.8% in Q1, “Real GDP” Rose 1.6%, Dragged Down by Record Trade Deficit and Drop in Inventories

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Even the Fed’s repressed inflation measure without food and energy rose 2.3% annual rate in Q1. The US economy, as measured by inflation-adjusted GDP, grew by 1.6% in the first quarter from Q4 2020, according to the advance estimate of the Bureau of Economic Analysis this morning. If you read in the headline that it grew by […]

The Everything Bubble and What it Means for Your Money

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In the aftermath of the Black Plague which swept across Europe between 1347 and 1353, wiping out between 30 and 60% of the population, the European economy changed dramatically. Source: Jeremy Norman – HistoryofInformation.com The Black Plague had a lasting socioeconomic impact; for example, towns and cities emptied, and the sudden reduction in the labor […]

Is Critical Race Theory Coming to a Public School Near You?

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They’re at it again. You would think that public school districts would learn their lesson at some point. After all, many of them turned their backs on students and parents in the wake of COVID-19. And now, those school districts are paying the price. But apparently, they’re too committed to their agenda. Some school districts […]

Census Surprise: Despite Growth, Arizona Doesn’t Add Congress Member

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Arizona’s official 2020 population is hundreds of thousands of people fewer than previously estimated. Despite adding nearly 12% to its population since 2010, Arizona will not be getting another U.S. representative in the state redraw of political boundaries. The U.S. Census Bureau released the data it will send individual states Monday afternoon, showing Arizona’s population […]

Economist: Lockdowns ‘Greatest Peacetime Policy Failure’ in Canada’s History

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Canadian economist Douglas Ward Allen recently ran a cost-benefit analysis of lockdowns. The trade-off hardly seems worth it. Earlier this month, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease official in the United States, struggled to explain why COVID cases and deaths in Texas were continuing to fall even though the Lone Star State had lifted the […]

From Jim Crow to Joe Crow

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Readers are doubtless aware that Jim Crow was a system of state-sanctioned discrimination against black people for the basic reason of their skin color. Housing was segregated as was public accommodations and education. It was almost universally the product of the Democrat Party. Northern Liberals united with Southern bigots to ensure the rule of the […]

TGP’s Jordan Conradson Interviews AZ Audit Director Ken Bennett — HUGE DEVELOPMENTS Including Plans to Triple Output and Questions on Number of Fraudulent Ballots

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On Friday night The Gateway Pundit Jordan Conradson interviewed Arizona Audit Director Ken Bennett on the latest developments in the historic Maricopa County forensic audit. TGP’s Jordan Conradson: So how are things going so far? Ken Bennett: Overnight we went from 20 counting locations on the floor to 46! The subcontractor is working with a temporary service to get the additional […]

The American Left Now Knows That Threatening To Riot Works Perfectly

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While Americans were pleased to avoid another round of riots over Floyd’s death, it’s obvious that riots or the threat of them, are now a ‘normal’ response. On April 21, America held its collective breath. When the news broke that the jury in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin had arrived at a verdict, the […]

Meet the Swiss Billionaire Behind Arabella Advisors’ “Dark Money” Empire

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New York Times reporter Ken Vogel recently revealed the efforts by Swiss billionaire and leftist mega-donor Hansjörg Wyss to purchase the parent company of the Chicago Tribune and other failing newspapers around the country. It’s laudable to see such genuine investigative journalism—especially since it likely led the billionaire to withdraw his $100 million bid. When so many framed Wyss as a liberal […]

Core Capital-Goods Orders Hit Another Record High in March

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New orders for durable goods posted a gain in March, rising 0.5 percent following a drop of 0.9 percent in February. Total durable-goods orders are up 2.4 percent from a year ago. The March gain puts the level of total durable-goods orders at $256.3 billion, the fourth highest on record after the January reading of […]

The Liberation of Dachau and Holocaust Lessons We Haven’t Learned

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While the next Reich waits in the wings. Today, April 29, marks the 76th. anniversary of the liberation of Dachau. If it’s acknowledged at all, expect the usual cliché-ridden coverage that trivializes one of the greatest horrors of history, while the next Reich waits in the wings. Here are a few Holocaust lessons you won’t […]

ASU Conservatives Smeared in Online Campaign

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A group of conservative students at Arizona State University was smeared in an online social media campaign, targeted with doctored images and false claims. According to documents obtained exclusively through YAF’s Campus Bias Tip Line, a current representative in ASU’s student government, Daniel Lopez, reportedly helped create an Instagram page titled “Don’t Vote For These-USG!” intended […]

The Pandemic Changes They Are Denying

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While preparing for my vacation I went to the shelves where the unread books are kept. I dug through the books to pick out the ones that would be best suited for the trip. I came across the book Pale Rider by Laura Spinney which is about the Spanish Flu of 1918. I thought that […]

The Ignorant World and What to Do About It

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A spectre is haunting the Western world – the specter of a grossly mistaken understanding of the world. British kids have nightmares about the climate. Half of French respondents think it likely that climate change will cause “the extinction of the human race.” American teachers coddle students who have panic attacks when wildfires rage somewhere on the planet. Eco-anxiety […]

Create Your Own Black Lives Matter Narrative

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Pick the points that support your ideology and ignore the rest, as is done by the left/right media and most Americans. Below are points about the African-American experience, especially the experience with shootings by cops. In totality, the points show that this issue, like most issues, is complex, nuanced and not black-and-white. But if confirmation […]

Goldwater’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Heads to AZ Governor’s Desk

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In Arizona, government can take your car, your cash, even your house and hold it forever—even when you haven’t been charged with any crime. But that’s on the verge of changing thanks to leadership from the Goldwater Institute and a broad coalition of partners—and that’s great news for justice in the Grand Canyon State. Today, […]

The Worst COVID Tyrant You’ve Never Heard Of

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How Phoenix Mayor “Queen Kate” Gallego mismanaged (and exploited) the COVID-19 pandemic. As normal life returns and Americans look back at the past year with clear eyes, it’s almost difficult to believe the actions that some local officials took to undermine their constituents’ recovery efforts. Bill de Blasio at the gym. Muriel Bowser at a […]

New Grievance Group Formed

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A fantasy about hundreds of minority groups demanding recognition after being excluded from diversity and inclusion initiatives. TUCSON – Hundreds of minority groups excluded from diversity and inclusion initiatives can now join the Federation of Real Minorities, or FORM. Membership is open to anyone from an ethnocultural group that comprises less than three percent of […]

Understanding Value and Crypto Currencies

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At this time, there is a rare concurrence of opinion among students of financial markets that a serious disconnect exists between prices and reality. What is meant by that is that prices suggest a cloudless sky ahead, while economic realities are waving warning flags. To understand this, let’s look at the concept of “intrinsic value”. […]

Unhappy Truths About Education Today

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The Arizona legislature failed this year to pass a bill that would have required third-grade students to be held back if they failed to learn to read adequately. The unsuccessful bill uncovered some unhappy truths about the state of education. Third grade is recognized as a critical progression point for reading proficiency. Students through third […]

EV’s Not Family Workhorses, but Short-range Second Cars

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With half of the EV’s in the entire country being located in California, the recent 2021 California study may be a downer for the EV excitement as it shows that EV’s are driven half as much as internal combustion engine vehicles. The study illustrates that EV’s are generally second vehicles and not the primary workhorse vehicle […]

Kurt Vonnegut’s Dystopia Arrives 60 Years Sooner than Imagined

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From new reports that people sent me: In the name of equity (i.e., equal outcomes by race), the Virginia Department of Education is moving to eliminate all accelerated math options prior to 11th grade, effectively keeping higher-achieving students from advancing as they usually would. Because news coverage on the left and right is so pitifully biased, […]

The City of Phoenix Is Pushing Back on Tax Cuts so It Can Keep Fleecing Taxpayers

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The Arizona state General Fund is flooded with revenue. Latest projections show the state with $1.2 billion in ongoing revenue and a cash balance upwards of $6.5 billion in FY2024. This is by far the largest budget surplus in state history and doesn’t even include the $1 Billion stashed away in the rainy day fund. […]

The Results are in: Texans Want Voter ID to Secure Elections

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Editors Note: Although the following article was written for Texas, we think large numbers of voters in Arizona and across the nation no longer trust the electoral system. Despite denials from Democrats, the mishandling of ballots, the chances for fraud, the blatant bias of the media, and the highly unusual (if not illegal) participation by […]

China’s Push for Global Power

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY’S ANNUAL 2021 THREAT ASSESSMENT One of the unique aspects of the United States Intelligence Community is that it often publishes its collective thinking in the public domain. Each year, for instance, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence produces an unclassified version of a report of worldwide threats […]

4 Myths About the Election Integrity Law in Georgia

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The Heritage Foundation released a fact check Friday of some of the most egregious lies being echoed by members of Congress, the media, Hollywood, and corporate America about the new election integrity reform in Georgia. These reforms are about one thing—making it easier for American citizens to vote, while making it harder to cheat. Myth 1: The […]

China’s Strange Endorsement of “Net Zero”

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You have to hand it to Xi Jinping. The Chinese “president for life” last September schmoozed the royalty of the United Nations with his unexpected pledge that his country aims “to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality (Net Zero) before 2060.” Xi then urged other nations “to pursue innovative, coordinated, green and open development […]

Planned Parenthood’s Denunciation of Founder Rings ‘Hollow’ to These Black Pro-Life Leaders

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Black pro-life leaders condemned Planned Parenthood’s “hollow” denunciation of Margaret Sanger after Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson distanced the organization from Sanger’s “association with white supremacist groups and eugenics.” Human Coalition vice president Benjamin Watson, a former NFL athlete, said Sunday that Planned Parenthood’s denunciation of its founder rang “hollow” in light of the organization’s current work. […]

Scientific Survey Shows Voters Across the Political Spectrum Are Ideologically Deluded

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During the late 1800s when the renowned scientist Louis Pasteur was trying to overturn the medical community’s deadly belief that germs are not communicable, he wrote: “The greatest aberration of the mind is to believe a thing to be, because we desire it.” The results of a scientific survey conducted just after the 2020 presidential […]

Dangerously Ignorant Business Executives

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Some 20 years ago, I got deeply involved in a political group. I recruited experienced political operatives and we started to build an operation that no one believed could be done. Then things started to go sideways because we were beholden to a national board made up of affluent contributors who knew little about grassroots […]

EXCLUSIVE: Arizona’s Soros-Backed Sec. of State, Katie Hobbs, Has Glaring Conflicts of Interest With Senate’s Maricopa Audit, She Must Immediately Recuse Herself

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At a crisis moment in not only Maricopa County and Arizona, but for our country as a whole, the elected official who has the absolute power to defend our Constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic and who could champion election integrity, honesty, and transparency has instead chosen to viciously attack those she should support. […]

Good Cop/Bad Cop

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Is there no middle ground? On one hand are those who spray graffiti and carry signs proclaiming “ACAB” (All Cops Are Bastards.) They demand that the police be “defunded” (that is, abolished). At their (mostly peaceful!) protests, they chant “Pigs in a blanket; fry ’em like bacon,” as well as the more direct “Kill the […]

The Lockdown Paradigm Is Collapsing

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It’s taken much longer than it should have but at last, it seems to be happening: the lockdown paradigm is collapsing. The signs are all around us.  The one-time hero of the lockdown, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, has seen his support tank from 71% to 38%, along with ever more demands that he resign. Meanwhile, […]

Supporting the Infrastructure Bill

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I have taken a hard look at the proposal by President Biden to revitalize our national infrastructure.  I am ready, willing and able to support the proposal.  I just have a few questions. You start with $115 billion for roads, highways, and bridges.  Please tell us the specific projects you are spending that money on […]

These Parents and Teachers Have Had Enough of Woke Classrooms and Critical Race Theory

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Parents are starting to push back. Here’s what we can do to empower them. More parents are waking up to the “woke” ideology that is seeping into their children’s classrooms and curriculum. Increasingly, they are speaking up and opting out. Last week, Andrew Gutmann, a father of a student at the elite, $54,000-a-year Brearley School […]

Critical Race Theory: What It Is and How to Fight It

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The following is adapted from a lecture delivered at Hillsdale College on March 30, 2021. Critical race theory is fast becoming America’s new institutional orthodoxy. Yet most Americans have never heard of it—and of those who have, many don’t understand it. It’s time for this to change. We need to know what it is so […]

Woke Capital Is Destined to Become a Relic

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In a market economy, consumers vote with their dollars. The survival and growth of a business depends pivotally upon how effectively they convince customers to buy their products over those of their competitors. But recently, consumers seem to expect a new product in addition to what they were already purchasing from firms: corporate consciousness. In […]

Dad who wrote scathing letter to Brearley about race focus: ‘Someone had to’

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Editors’ note: The Prickly Pear editors believe the letter penned by the father withdrawing his 6th grade daughter from an elite NYC school speaks for parents and concerned citizens throughout America about the obscene critical race theory and un-American teaching of racial and nation hatred right out of the Marxist playbook for “wokeness”. The letter […]

This Lawsuit Threatens the Rights of Faith-Based Schools to Operate According to Their Beliefs

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At the end of March, an LGBT activist group sued the U.S. Department of Education, demanding that a key religious exemption be taken away from faith-based schools. If successful, college students would be forbidden from using their federal tuition assistance at schools that proclaim widely held religious teachings on marriage, gender, and sexuality. In other […]

Is God a Capitalist?

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Popes normally stick to their bailiwick, faith, and worship. But Pope Francis’s criticisms of capitalism came early and often, escalating since the beginning of the covid pandemic. The pontiff describes free-market thinking as “magic theories.” “The fragility of world-systems in the face of the pandemic has demonstrated that not everything can be resolved by market freedom,” […]

What AOC Just Got Wrong About the Supreme Court and Separation of Powers

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The congresswoman’s latest remarks misunderstand or reject the key role the Supreme Court plays in safeguarding our constitutional liberties. Like every new member of Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pledged to uphold the Constitution when she was sworn into office. But the socialist congresswoman’s latest criticism of the Supreme Court reveals that she lacks even the most basic understanding […]

China’s Espionage Assault on the United States

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In an earlier article, I discussed the meaning behind the “China Dream” of “rejuvenating” China as a great power – which essentially means supplanting the United States to create an authoritarian, China-centric global system (What Does China Want? Xi Jinping’s “China Dream” . In pursuit this objective, China uses all of its instruments of national power, […]

Dershowitz: Maxine Waters’ Tactics Similar to Those Used by Ku Klux Klan

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) was clearly trying to influence the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial when she traveled to Minnesota and said Chauvin should be found guilty, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz charged on Tuesday. “Her message was clearly intended to get to the jury—‘If you will acquit or if you find the charge less than murder, […]

Biden’s Colossal Budget Confirms Trump-Era Mega Spending Will Continue

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The reality of federal spending under Donald Trump did much to put to rest the obviously wrong and long-disproved notion that Republicans are the political party of “fiscal responsibility.” With George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, it was pretty much “full speed ahead” as far as federal spending was concerned. Under George W. Bush, some of the […]

Obesity: COVID’s Third Rail

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We’re too fat to fight this virus but not allowed to talk about it. “Having obesity may triple the risk of hospitalization due to a COVID-19 infection,” the CDC has said. Obesity impairs the immune system, decreases lung capacity and reserve, and can make ventilation more difficult. As body mass index increases, so does the risk […]

Maglev Dream Encounters Green Nightmare

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For environmentalists tossing and turning at night in despair over the fate of their climate-ravaged planet, the prospect of a sleek, high-tech, clean-energy train that could zip along the Northeast Corridor at breathtaking speeds should be a dream come true. Instead, developers of a futuristic maglev (magnetic levitation) train that will someday take passengers from […]

We Need Rule of Law Not Lawlessness

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The Wire wasn’t wildly popular when it first aired on HBO from 2002 to 2008 but it has enjoyed quite a run since due to its vivid portrayal of the human toll of Baltimore’s failed public policies and institutions, including Charm City’s horrific public school system and lying local newspaper. The series formed the basis for several university courses, […]

HUGE: Maricopa County Was Given $3 Million of ‘Zuckerbucks’ Before Election But No One Knows Who Received It and What It Was Used For!

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Where did the millions go? Maricopa County Arizona, one of the largest counties in the nation, received $3 million in ‘Zuckerbucks’ from a Democrat non-profit before the election. No one knows who accepted it or where it went. In addition to repeatedly sabotaging attempts by the Arizona Senate to implement an accurate, transparent, and factual forensic audit of Maricopa’s […]

Democrat States: “Voter Suppression” for Me, but Not for Thee

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It is now very obvious that the left and liberal media’s commitment to false and hyperbolic rhetoric regarding election bills in Arizona, Georgia, Texas, and elsewhere is not about policy but rather demonizing Republicans. But the jig is up. Characterizing every Republican-led effort to implement reasonable election reforms as “Jim Crow 2.0” (laws that legalized racial segregation) […]

Cities, Countries, and Economies Were Built With Derivatives From Oil, Not By Electricity

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Before world leaders move too fast to consummate their climate policies, they need to be cognizant of two “aha” moments: 1) wind and solar can only generate intermittent electricity, and 2) electricity cannot manufacture the oil derivatives that are the basis of the thousands of products that have built the world’s cities, countries, and economies […]

Major League Baseball Hits a Foul Ball

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Soon after the announcement that Major League Baseball has become an auxiliary to the Democrat Party, MLB Commissioner Manfred Pelosi announced new initiatives. The following is an excerpt from a recent press conference held at league headquarters: In our fight for social justice and since we adhere to the definition of social justice developed by […]

Stock Market Leverage in La-La Land, Rises to Historic WTF High

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Archegos shows how leverage is the great accelerator of stock prices on the way up, and on the way down. One of its bets, ViacomCBS, after skyrocketing, collapsed by 60%. Vast, unreported, and at the time unknown amounts of leverage blew up Archegos Capital Management, dishing out enormous losses to its investors, the banks that brokered […]

Federal Government Caught Buying ‘Fresh’ Flesh Of Aborted Babies Who Could Have Survived As Preemies

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Americans should be outraged their government participates in the wide-scale human trafficking operation that created a market for harvesting the organs of murdered infants. This article contains disturbing information about human dismemberment. Last week, legal accountability group Judicial Watch dropped a bombshell: a nearly 600-page report proving the U.S. government has been buying and trafficking […]

Biden Lies About Guns

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What portion of state prison inmates who carried a gun during crimes for which they were jailed obtained their firearms from gun shows? This is a question to ask yourself as President Biden has made the “gun show loophole” a big part of his push to restrict the Second Amendment rights of Americans. What is […]

Another Covid Myth Dies the Death

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Going to the grocery store in Massachusetts in 2020 guaranteed you would breathe heaps of sanitizer. A full-time employee scrubbed down shopping carts between customers. Conveyor belts at the checkout counter were blasted and wiped between every sale. Glass surfaces were sprayed as often as possible. The plastic keypads on credit machines were not only […]

Michael Crichton: Is environmentalism a religion?

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As more and more in society have drifted away from a belief in God the void needs to be filled for most human beings. The environment, Crichton said, has filled the void for many. Conventional Judeo-Christian religion began with a perfect world called Eden. Today’s environmentalist sees sustainability as the salvation in the church of […]

Dirty Jobs’ Star Mike Rowe Just Totally Debunked the Argument for a $15 Minimum Wage

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Rowe knows the value of hard work, so it’s worth taking his recent warning on minimum wage hikes seriously. Mike Rowe knows the value of hard work. The former star of “Dirty Jobs” gained notoriety for the Discovery Channel program, which featured him going undercover at some of the toughest and grossest jobs imaginable. From […]

Arizona Community College to pay $155K Settlement for Directing Professor to Apologize for Islamic Terrorism Quiz Question

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Maricopa County Community College District will pay professor Nicholas Damask $155,000 in exchange for his agreement not to sue district personnel, who last year violated his expressive rights in an attempt to quell criticism of his quiz questions on social media. The district also pledged to strengthen its commitment to academic freedom. Damask, who teaches political science at Scottsdale […]

On Vaccine Passports and the Interpretation of Reality

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Recently I found myself in a dust-up with some friends and acquaintances. The subject was vaccine passports. Although mild and civil throughout, this dust-up, conducted over email, nevertheless robbed me of sleep. More on my sleep loss in the conclusion. The dust-up was sparked by my interpretation of the latest of Dr. Leana Wen’s Washington Post columns. In this column […]

Quite A Day In The Right Turn Against Corporate America

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Justice Clarence Thomas signaled camaraderie Monday with those who would check corporate power. Two events came to pass Monday that, for now, have gained only the attention of specialists. That is, legal eagles, aggrieved conservative activists, and hardline devotees of the status quo. But here’s putting forward that these […]

Critical Race Theory Make People “Hate Themselves”

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In schools and workplaces across the nation, employees like those of the Manchester School District are engaged in sensitivity training that is steeped in “critical race theory.” In the program used by this New Hampshire school system, such training took a radical – and racist – turn as it declared “whiteness a pillar of white […]

CNN Tech Director Caught on Video Admitting Network Engaged in Propaganda To Get Trump Voted Out

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CNN’s technical director was caught on video admitting that the cable “news” network traffics in propaganda under the guise of journalism in order achieve a desired political outcome. The director, Charlie Chester, described in Part One of Project Veritas’ “CNN Exposed” series how the network used propaganda to benefit Joe Biden and get former President […]

How Mark Zuckerberg Almost Handed Texas to the Democrats

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The Center for Technology and Civic Life flooded the second largest state with money from the Facebook founder. By now it’s a familiar story to many Americans that private money was just one of many irregularities that plagued the 2020 election. In numerous reports, the Capital Research Center has traced the flow of $350 million […]

Overwhelming Bipartisan Support for School Choice in Arizona Continues to Grow

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Arizona voters are asking lawmakers to lead on Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs), and their voices just got louder. The state’s ESA program—which allows families to use a portion of the state dollars allotted for their children to pay for private tuition, tutors, and other teaching tools—has transformed thousands of lives both before and during the pandemic. For […]

Coca Cola: As American as Communist Repression

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Last week we fleshed out the reasons why Delta Airlines joined the howling outrage mob on the Left over Georgia’s new election integrity laws after initially trumpeting its role in helping craft the legislation. Meanwhile, Atlanta-based Coca-Cola lost no time in teaming up with Delta – and Major League Baseball – in lining up for […]

Outrage Over Georgia Voter Protections “Isn’t on the Level”

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Ballot integrity rules such as those recently passed in Georgia are commonly and viciously described by the left, and reported in the mainstream media, as racist. Yet they protect black votes – oftentimes the most at risk – from being diluted by those seeking to co-opt American elections. “What a change that the woke police have brought to […]

George Bush Says Populism Will Fritter Over Time

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In late March, former President George Bush dismissed “populist” sentiments gaining ascendancy in the Republican Party as transitory and meaningless. Or, that is at least what we think he said. The reason for the doubt is that the word fritter, is a verb, and usually means to waste or incrementally exhaust money or time with […]

Producer Prices Blow Out

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And companies have been reporting that they’re able to pass on those surging costs. So here we go with inflation. Inflation that producers are experiencing is now blowing out. The surging input costs and the ability to pass on those higher input costs that have been reported by company executives as part of the services PMIs [Purchase […]

Democrats Play a Cynical Game at the Border

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America has a border wall that is very efficient at keeping out intruders. It hasn’t been breached once in over three months. Unfortunately, it protects only our political elites at the US Capitol, who are under minimal threat. Other Americans must make do with a wall that is highly porous, that leaks multitudes of illegal […]

Goldwater Teams up with Swim Coach to Fight Unfair Scottsdale Pool Monopoly

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Joe Zemaitis is a world-class athlete, an All-American triathlete, and a Guinness world record holder. But for all he has accomplished, there’s one barrier that’s standing in his way—bureaucrats in the city of Scottsdale who are keeping Joe’s students out of city pools in violation of the Arizona Constitution. Today, the Goldwater Institute is teaming up with Joe […]

Tucsonan Richard Carranza as Seen by the Left and Right

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Their coverage of the former chancellor of New York schools was different, but their use of contrived racial conventions is the same. TUCSON – On February 26, Richard Carranza resigned as the chancellor of New York City schools. His resignation was covered quite differently by two ideologically opposed publications. The main daily newspaper in Tucson, […]

Over 250 Male California Prison Inmates Request Transfer to Women’s Facilities

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Since January, 261 California prison inmates have requested transfers to prisons aligning with their gender identity, 255 of them biological males who say they identify as women, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation told the Daily Caller News Foundation. In January, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, signed into law a bill requiring the California Department […]

CNN Versus Biological Reality

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The media and medical industrial complex’s drive to deconstruct sex CNN stated last week that human sexual dimorphism, biological reality, is disputed. You really need to take a moment to let that settle on you. CNN is owned by Warner Media, which is owned by AT&T, a multinational conglomerate and communications network with a net worth of $266 […]

Democrats in Arizona Are Petrified – They’re Bringing in Marc Elias’s Perkins Coie to Make Threats and Make the Maricopa County Audit Go Away

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Patriots in Arizona are under attack by far-left lunatics who disregard nonprofit laws to fund their anti-American actions. The national Democratic machine is in panic mode over the Arizona Senate’s Maricopa County ballot audit. On Tuesday, the Democrats sent in national fixer attorney Marc Elias’s firm Perkins Coie to throw around threats and make the […]

Arizona News – April 10, 2021

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The Prickly Pear will provide current, linked articles about Arizona consistent with our Mission Statement to ‘inform, educate and advocate’. We are an Arizona based website and believe this information should be available to all of our statewide readers. Governor Ducey Should Follow The Science By Signing The “Mask Freedom” Bill Democrats Play The Long […]

Chinese Propaganda Group Has Spent Years Cozying Up To Black Colleges

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A think tank that U.S. officials consider a Chinese influence agent has cultivated ties to Historically Black Colleges and Universities [HBCUs] since 2014. The China-U.S. Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) has paid a consultant nearly $670,000 since 2017 to arrange student visits from the schools to China, as well as to make introductions to members of the […]

We should return to Michael Crichton’s way of thinking — Part 1

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I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.  Michael Crichton Michael Crichton (1942-2008) wrote 26 novels, many of which […]

Governor Ducey Should Follow the Science by Signing the “Mask Freedom” Bill

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Democrats have become far too comfortable with controlling you. For many of them, COVID-19 has been a power grab, seizing the opportunity to enact emergency orders and implement other restrictions on your freedom. They’ve crushed restaurants and other businesses with severe limits and unnecessary closures. They’ve instituted illogical curfews (because apparently the virus only comes […]

Corporate Media And Leftist Corporations Are Living In Unreality

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We’re in a new era of news media, a clown world where true things are decried as false and false things are heralded as true. If you follow the news, you know that something has changed. I’m not talking about media bias. The media has always been biased, sometimes in obvious and childlike ways, sometimes […]

Monetary Policy in America Is a Mess. Things Are Even Worse in Europe.

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High inflation takes off where political forces are too strong to permit the implementation of harsh remedial measures with respect to taxation and monetary policy such as to prevent an implosion of the national currency. In the contemporary global financial marketplace, there has been fluctuating concern about the US heading toward this point, albeit at a […]

Selling Terrorism Through Nonprofits

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As the U.S. tries to grapple with how—and how much—funding is used to promote anti-American propaganda within the U.S., the Confucius Institutes have attracted an enormous amount of attention. The Confucius Institutes are ostensibly Chinese language and cultural events institutes scattered throughout U.S. on university campuses and even in K–12 schools. They been increasingly deemed influence-peddling […]

4 Reasons Gun Control Can’t Solve America’s Violence Problem

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These 4 underlying sociological problems, not guns, are the key drivers of American violence. The gun-control paradigm—the idea that the solution to American violence is more laws restricting guns—is unhelpful. Gun control doesn’t work. Indeed, any statistical connection between gun policy and violence is tenuous. But even if gun control was effective, it would still be flawed. […]

9 Crazy Examples of Unrelated Waste and Partisan Spending in Biden’s $2 Trillion ‘Infrastructure’ Proposal

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Just roughly one-third of the money goes to the kinds of spending people would usually associate with infrastructure. The Biden administration on Wednesday released a comprehensive $2+ trillion spending proposal ostensibly focused on infrastructure. But there’s much more to this plan than meets the eye. A glance at the proposal reveals many items that appear […]

Liberal Dark Money Network Is Behind ‘Grassroots’ Support for Dem Climate Bill

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The left’s biggest dark money network is behind a “grassroots” organization pushing Democrats’ $500 billion plan to fight “environmental racism.” Rewiring America, one of many environmental groups that have endorsed the BUILD GREEN Act, is part of a massive dark money network run by the D.C.-based Arabella Advisors. The nation’s wealthiest liberal donors use Arabella’s […]

China Attempts to Silence Western Companies On Xinjiang

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It’s been a long-established fact that China has been engaging in egregious human rights violations, particularly with the internment of what could be over a million Uyghur Muslims in the province of Xinjiang. AIER’s Richard Ebeling writes on the matter when he explains “The Uyghurs, like the Tibetans, and other minority groups in China, have been the […]

Tucson’s Best Export

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TUCSON – A recent story in the Arizona Daily Star mentioned Tucson’s best export. No, the story wasn’t about the talented young people who leave Tucson for better opportunities elsewhere, due to a dearth of opportunities in their hometown— which in turn is due to decades of Tucson chasing industry away. Talented young people are […]

Will The Real Liberals Please Stand Up?

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Dennis Prager, perhaps the most cerebral of talk show hosts, makes the distinction between being a “Liberal” and being a “Leftist.” That distinction is important as we observe how far to the Left the Democrat Party has moved away from its ideological moorings. As an illustration, let’s look at what most of us thought a […]

Why Is Everyone in Texas Not Dying?

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I’m sitting at a bar in Texas, surrounded by maskless people, looking at folks on the streets walking around like life is normal, talking with nice and friendly faces, feeling like things in the world are more-or-less normal. Cases and deaths attributed to Covid are, like everywhere else, falling dramatically. If you pay attention only to the […]

CDC Finds Masks, Indoor Dining Bans Don’t Stop Virus, Media Ignores

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Masks and bans on indoor dining do little to stop the spread of  COVID-19, according to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Infection, and media outlets that covered the findings downplayed the results. According to the CDC report, published March 12 in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, while mask […]

The Real Lessons of Fukushima

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A decade has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, and the name Fukushima is etched into history. But few people know the truth of what happened. The phrase, “the lessons learned from Fukushima,” is well-known. But how do people implement them, if they don’t know what happened, or what lessons they should actually learn? […]

School Districts That Turned Their Backs on Parents and Students Are Now Paying the Price

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Gilbert Public Schooled notified 152 certified staff member that they would be without jobs for the 2021-2022 school year. And the announcement sent shock waves throughout Arizona’s public school districts. Somehow, they didn’t see it coming. Last week, Gilbert Public Schools, one of the largest school districts in Arizona, notified 152 certified staff members that […]

President Psaki

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I was taken aback by the positive reaction by many members of the Press who were excited when the Biden Administration announced they were going to resume daily press briefings. Why would they want to listen to a hand-picked flack disgorging half-baked answers about subjects on which they are barely enlightened? Say what you will about […]

Left Overlooks Anti-Semitism When it Contradicts the Narrative

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Why is it that “Saturday Night Live” can push an anti-Semitic trope as funny? It did – and just recently. The punchline of the “joke” was that Israel was denying non-Jews the COVID-19 vaccine. Project 21 member Marie Fischer isn’t laughing. In a commentary published by The Hill newspaper, Marie notes that one possible reason […]

How to beat the woke: Never apologize, rally friends and punch back harder

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Americans hate woke culture, as I noted in these pages not too long ago. Black, white, Republican and Democrat, a large majority of Americans oppose it. Even people like former President Barack Obama, Bill Maher and ultra-liberal comedienne Sarah Silverman hate it (Maher calls it “Stalinist”). But it keeps going. Why is that? And what […]

Tucson Is the Authentic San Francisco

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TUCSON – San Francisco and the larger Bay Area, including Silicon Valley, are collectively known as the nation’s center of progressivism, or left-liberalism. But metro Tucson deserves that reputation much more than the Bay Area. Both Tucson and San Francisco have been controlled for decades by one party, the Democrat Party. Both have establishment leaders who follow […]

The Most Splendid Housing Bubbles in America: “House-Price Inflation” in all its Glory. March Update

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Dollar’s Purchasing Power Swoons, but CPI ignores house price inflation. House prices rose by 11.2% from a year ago, the biggest increase since the peak of Housing Bubble 1 in 2006, according to today’s National Case-Shiller Home Price Index for January. The index is a good measure of “house-price inflation” because it’s based on the “sales pairs” […]

Identity Politics and Critical Race Theory Have No Place in US Military

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Sen. Tom Cotton, rightly angered that the Department of Defense is moving to indoctrinate U.S. military personnel in divisive critical race theory, has introduced a bill that would forbid it. Like colleagues in the House who sent letters to Adm. Mike Gilday, the chief of naval operations, expressing severe disapproval of the Navy’s decision to include books on critical race theory and […]

University of Nevada Implements Segregated Dorms

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Under the guise of “inclusivity,” the University of Nevada Reno (UNR) has implemented segregated dorm communities–telling YAF that white students are not considered to fill spots in “for the safety of student participants.” According to the UNR website, the school houses three minority-only Living Learning Communities in Great Basin Hall––the Latinx, Indigenous, and Black Scholars. With the school’s […]

Sweden Saw Lower Mortality Rate Than Most of Europe in 2020, Despite No Lockdown

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New data from Europe suggest Sweden’s laissez-faire approach to the pandemic was far from catastrophic. Few people in 2020 came under more heat than Anders Tegnell, Sweden’s top epidemiologist. But the man who forged Sweden’s laissez-faire approach to COVID-19 early in the pandemic says new international data reveal a hard truth about government lockdowns. “I think people […]

How Three Women Sought to Sway Americans Away From Socialism

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The “Libertarians of ‘43” were outspoken advocates of American individualism and human ingenuity. In 1943, as collectivist policies were ascendant, an extraordinary thing happened. Three women published three books that year that would jolt Americans from their socialist stupor and remind them of the fundamental American values of individual liberty, limited government, free-market capitalism, and […]

Federal Judge: ‘One-Party Control Of The Press And Media Is A Threat To A Viable Democracy’

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In a blistering dissent, Judge Laurence Silberman said The New York Times and Washington Post are ‘Democratic Party broadsheets.’ The control of major media by one political party is a dangerous threat to the country, a federal judge warned in a blistering dissent that called for courts to revisit libel laws that generally protect the […]

Tucson Adopts Bars-on-Windows Policing

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Will Tucsonans finally be shaken out of their apathy? TUCSON – With its new policing policy, the City of Tucson might become the dystopia that New York City was in the 1980s. As background, I moved from Phoenix to metro New York in 1981, when the Big Apple was rotting. Back then, New York was […]

FHA Mortgage Delinquencies Hit 17.5%. In 30 Metros, over 20%: On the Other Side of a Red-Hot Housing Market

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Everything is on ice. But when forbearance ends, forced sellers or lenders will put millions of these homes on the market. On the other side of the red-hot housing market, a historic delinquency problem has been fermenting since last spring, largely put on ice and on hold by forbearance programs, waiting to be dealt with. […]

The NIH China Emails

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From day one of the coronavirus crisis, Judicial Watch has been working around the clock to get information about how the Federal Government has handled COVID-19. Representing the Daily Caller News Foundation, Fitton discussed the lawsuit “filed for communications between Dr. Fauci and Deputy [NIH] Director Lane, and the World Health Organization officials concerning the […]

Huckleberry’s Hokum About Amazon

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TUCSON – News stories in the local Tucson media put a positive spin on Amazon’s announcement that it is building a 270,000 square foot “sortation” center near the Tucson airport, which will create hundreds of jobs paying a starting wage of $15 per hour. Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckleberry said, “Amazon’s newest location, adjacent to […]

Even Some of Biden’s Media Allies Find It Hard to Ignore Border Crisis

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Whatever you do, don’t call the surge of attempted illegal immigrant crossings at the southern border a crisis. That’s the message Americans and the media have been getting from the Biden administration. Given how swiftly we’ve seen border enforcement become overwhelmed since the presidential transition in late January, there’s a good reason for Americans to consider […]

Architects of Woke: Angela Davis & the Birth of “Defund the Police”

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The Architects of Woke series takes aim at far-left post-modernist and Marxist thinkers and activists responsible for the spread of identity politics from college campuses to society at large. The ninth episode, Angela Davis & the Birth of “Defund the Police”, covers the influence of radical communist activist Angela Davis. A major influence on the founders […]

The Godfather of Climate Skepticism Makes You a Book You Can’t Refuse

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There are a lot of great books out there on why there is skepticism about climate, simply from a scientific point of view. This is not only warranted by the very nature of science itself, which is to question but makes effective counters to the settled science ideas. The debate over the drivers of climate […]

The Many Variants of Fauci’s Mutating Covid Advice

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In an explosive Senate hearing on March 18, Dr. Anthony Fauci clashed with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul over a subject that has characterized much of the White House health adviser’s recent commentary on Covid-19: the specter of reinfection, caused by one of the emerging variants of the virus. Several recent studies suggest that both natural and vaccine-induced immunity to […]

China is outplaying President Biden on Climate

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Talk is cheap; the familiar saying goes – especially from dictatorial nations about climate change. The United States “Special Envoy” on climate, John Forbes Kerry of Martha’s Vineyard, met virtually yesterday with his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, the head of China’s environmental protection ministry, and more than 30 other nations’ representatives at the Ministerial on Climate Action summit. This annual event […]

Arizona Needs to Fight Biden’s Unconstitutional Executive Orders

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With just over two months under his belt since taking office, President Biden’s hand has to be getting tired. So far, he has signed 37 executive orders, 13 presidential memoranda, 24 proclamations, and seven notices. In his first two weeks alone, Biden had already signed more than double the number of executive orders signed by […]

The 6-Foot Mandate Was Bad Science

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On March 19th the Centers for Disease Control issued a press release detailing changes to its operational strategy for K-12 students. It stated that among other things, students may now reduce their social distancing from 6 feet to 3 feet. The release begins as follows, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is updating K–12 school […]

Profs Help Push Program That Claims Math Is ‘Racist’ Because It Requires A ‘Right Answer’

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An Oregon Department of Education newsletter from February promoted an online course designed to “dismantle” instances of “white supremacy culture in the mathematics classroom.”  One example of “white supremacy” highlighted by the course was “the concept of mathematics being purely objective,” an idea which the resource stated is “is unequivocally false.” The program, known as “A Pathway […]

READ: The Gun Background Check Form Where Hunter Biden Claimed He Wasn’t Using Drugs

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Hunter Biden might have lied on the federal forms he filled out to buy the gun at the center of a bizarre new story, forms The Federalist has now obtained. Hunter Biden was the subject of a strange missing firearm case in 2018 after Hallie Biden, the wife of his late brother and subsequently, Hunter’s […]

The Real Purpose of ‘Cancel Culture’

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A culture is far deeper than politics. It’s a national identity encompassing history, education, arts and entertainment, science, health, relationships … everything constituting the core values of any country. Individualism has traditionally been the common denominator anchoring all other aspects of America’s cultural distinctiveness. Valuing sovereignty of the individual makes American culture exceptional; therefore, “Cancel […]

A Qualifying Test for Experts on Race and Diversity

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Judging by what they say and write, reporters, commentators, academics, and directors of diversity and inclusion see themselves as experts on race and diversity. Many of them see racism and inequalities everywhere, based on the official but contrived racial categories of African American, Hispanic, White, Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native American. The following test will […]

Why We Hate the Press

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Until I was 15 and moved to Southern California, I delivered newspapers for five years. Every day I came home with hands stained from printer’s ink. It is in my blood. I wore it with pride. I still receive the Wall Street Journal in print form and will until I die, or it dies. Most […]

Washington Post Accuses Trump Of A Crime Based On Fabricated Quotes

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The Washington Post anonymously printed fabricated quotes, attributed them to a sitting president, and used those quotes as a basis to speculate the president committed a crime. On Jan. 9, The Washington Post published a bombshell report about what President Trump reportedly said on a phone call to the Georgia elections investigator. The headline was […]

Americans Support Voter ID Laws – The Arizona Legislature Should Too by Passing SB1713

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Sponsored by Senator Mesnard, SB1713 brings our mail-in ballot system up to par with in-person voting. Democrats in D.C are targeting the elimination of state voter ID laws with the passage of H.R 1, despite Arizona and 35 other states currently requiring it. More importantly, voters support it. In a recent poll, 75% of likely […]

Corporate Media Don’t Want To Talk About The Atlanta Gunman’s Real Motivation

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If the Atlanta shootings aren’t about race but sexual pathology, it’s an indictment not of racism but prevailing sexual attitudes among our elite. There’s something off about press coverage of the shooting rampage in Atlanta earlier this week. Nearly every corporate media outlet has framed the killings as a racially-motivated “hate crime” against Asian Americans, […]

Election ‘Safety’ Grants May Have Swung Arizona to Biden, Report Finds

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Money from the founder of Facebook touted as being for safe elections during the pandemic may have affected the outcome of the presidential race in Arizona by driving up Democrat turnout, according to a government watchdog report. The grant from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan focused more on “voter education” than personal protective […]

Starbucks Lost a Latte but Covers Up the Stain

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Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson dodged a question today from the National Center for Public Policy Research about the coffee giant’s financial losses due to protests and riots over the past year. At the company’s annual shareholder meeting, held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a representative of the National Center’s Free Enterprise Project (FEP) submitted […]

Non-COVID Death Epidemic of the Future

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Consider the possibility that science is a process of questions and answers. Not all answers are correct and not all questions are valid. Yet all need to be considered and evaluated separately and carefully. Within that context we broach the subject of this COVID debacle that stands in our way to a free and productive […]

Tucson Isn’t Diverse Enough to Attract Big, Rich Companies

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Tucson can’t win. Although the city is 43% Latino, it isn’t diverse enough to attract big, rich companies. It will have to accept its fate of having a poverty rate twice the national average, along with a corresponding high crime rate, substandard K-12 schools, and college graduates who leave for more prosperous cities with better opportunities—in spite […]

Biden’s Proposed Tax Increases Would Be Largest Since LBJ’s in 1968

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Faithful to his campaign promises, President Joe Biden is eyeing steep tax hikes, but despite the claim that the tax increases will hit only the wealthy, they have the potential to slow the pandemic recovery for every American and make workers less competitive. Biden’s proposed tax hike could amount to as much as a $2 […]

Here’s the List of the Top 20 States Getting ‘COVID’ Bailout Money (And Why It Raises a Giant Red Flag)

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It’s simply naive and ignorant of human nature to expect people—especially the kind of people who become politicians—to dole out trillions of dollars without any hint of favoritism or impropriety. President Biden is taking a victory lap after signing his $1.9 trillion ‘COVID’ spending bill. “Help is here,” he wrote in a tweet promoting his plan. […]

Scott Walter Testifies Before the Arizona Senate

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Testimony before the Arizona Senate Committee on Government Chaired by Michelle Ugenti-Rita Scott Walter President Capital Research Center March 15, 2021   Chairman Ugenti-Rita, Vice-Chairman Townsend, distinguished Members of the Committee:  Thank you for allowing me to testify. I’m Scott Walter, president of the Capital Research Center in Washington, D.C., a 36-year-old think tank that […]

Is Inflation About to Become a Problem Again?

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Those of us of a certain age remember when inflation was a problem. For example, during the post-Vietnam War period, inflation was a vexing political issue that found few solutions. The value of money was falling, which is another way to say that prices were rising. It took more money to buy the same amount […]

Arizona State Senate Orders Hand Recount of 2.1 Million Ballots From 2020 Presidential Election

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Arizona legislators have ordered a recount of 2.1 million ballots for the 2020 presidential election, this time to be done by hand. The Arizona Senate, which is controlled by Republicans, released a statement confirming their intent to do another audit of the ballots from Maricopa County, the state’s most populous county. The Arizona State Senate […]

Damon Young: To Stop White Supremacy, Eliminate Whites

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Damon Young, a black writer for The Root, a black-oriented commentary site owned by the same people who own Jezebel, Gizmodo, and The Onion (their parent company is Univision), had this to say at The Root about the Atlanta massage parlor mass murders: I don’t have much to add here today that hasn’t already been said. Whiteness […]

Forget Coke – It’s Tea Time Once Again

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Back in 1971, Coca-Cola sought to promote racial harmony through its “Hilltop” commercial. In it, a multiethnic group sang a version of the altruistic and hippy-dippy “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” in perfect harmony — finding racial reconciliation through the purchase of a sugary carbonated beverage. Now, after surrendering to the demands of […]

Bulls, Bears, and Beyond: In Depth with James Grant

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James Grant is editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, which he founded in 1983. He is the author of nine books, including Money of the Mind, The Trouble with Prosperity, John Adams: Party of One, The Forgotten Depression, and more recently Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian. In 2015 Grant received the prestigious Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award for […]

America’s light usage reveals insanity of relying on weather-dependent wind & solar

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The U.S.A. Light Usage Map demonstrates that most of America’s population is East of the Mississippi which represents areas most susceptible to erratic weather patterns, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and ungodly amounts of rain and snow and frigid temperatures extremes, which perpetuate the unreliability of any intermittent electricity attainable from wind and solar. The northern hemisphere turns […]

Debts, Deficits, and the Entitlement Crisis

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Michael Tanner’s book Going for Broke was published in 2015 and unfortunately, his message has become more urgent as time has passed. It should be no surprise to anyone that the United States government has reached new levels of debt after spending trillions of dollars to combat Covid-19. According to the US Government Accountability Office, “As of Sept. […]

How Arizona Can Leverage Antitrust Laws to Reel in Big Tech

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How much longer will the government allow Facebook, Twitter, Google, Amazon, and Apple to run amok? Is their penchant to play speech police enough? Google-owned YouTube has a history of deplatforming and demonetizing conservative organizations. And by now, you probably know that Twitter didn’t hesitate to ban President Trump while he was still the President […]

Disaffecting Legal Voters Is Voter Suppression

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The real problem with American election rules isn’t that people lack the opportunity to vote. The real problem is that people “don’t think their vote is going to make a difference.” Efforts by liberals to allegedly increase voter access through schemes such as mail-in ballots, lax voter registration rules, and no voter integrity protections such […]

Where Is Global Warming’s Missing Heat Coming From? Part-3

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LET’S RECAP: In Part-1 of this three-part series, we presented the latest findings and data that show how the Earth’s internal nuclear furnace may play a major role in the changes in the Earth’s climate. We demonstrated the enormous impact that the El Nino warming cycles have had on the global satellite temperatures of the past […]

Coral Extinction Crisis Canceled – New Study Documents Billions of Coral Colonies

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A newly published study of coral reefs finds coral populations are staggeringly large and extremely unlikely to face extinction pressures anytime in the foreseeable future. The peer-reviewed study by scientists who had previously promoted alarm about coral populations deals a major blow to alarmist climate change campaigns that corals are on the verge of extinction. The new […]

‘We are completely in the dark’: Arizona mayor says Biden admin refuses to give info about illegal aliens it plans to drop off in his town

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‘The federal government has to step up and do their job. They’re the ones that created this problem; they need to fix it’ Gila Bend, Arizona, Mayor Chris Riggs has had it with the Biden administration’s handling of the ongoing border crisis (which the White House still refuses to admit is a crisis). What’s going […]

Fauci and the Communists

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This past week, Dr. Anthony Fauci shared a platform with a Chinese Communist Party “health expert,” and it went largely unreported by any Western media outlets. Chinese state media, on the other hand, could not get enough of it, because Fauci delivered a propaganda coup for the communist regime in Beijing. Countless state media outlets […]

Will FBI ‘Chats’ Send Conservatives To Prison?

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With no requirements to record interviews, and the potential to prosecute based on false statements, the FBI has a terrifying amount of power over citizens. Across the nation, FBI agents are swooping down upon conservative activists, Trump supporters, and anyone suspected of any tie to the January 6 clash at the Capitol. Conservative author Candace […]

The Perils of One Party Leadership

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Handing a government over to one political party does not always end with disastrous results.  There are times when single party leadership avoids massively bad policies and destruction.  But it is especially likely to occur when that one party leadership remains in control for long periods of time. The current pandemic has allowed for some […]

Should America Erase Race?

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A Neanderthal asks what would happen if the government were to stop tracking everyone’s race. America’s longtime obsession with race seems to be turning into a collective psychosis—one that has also infected me. Americans are bombarded daily with news stories and commentaries, some accurate and some wildly false, about racial disparities, injustices and prejudices. Employees […]

Learning From Failure – Get in the Fight Now!

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It has often been said that you learn more from failure than from success. We don’t doubt the wisdom in that observation. So, if it is true, we need to look at the state of American Conservatism today. This is the movement that supports the Constitution, the ideas of limited government, personal liberty, personal responsibility, […]

The Capitol Police Chief And Her Democratic Bosses Are Lying To You All To Hold Our Capitol Hostage

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WASHINGTON — My city has been occupied for more than eight weeks. Major thoroughfares blocked, thousands of armed soldiers, armored vehicles, seven-foot fencing, concertina wire. What’s it all for? An invading army across the Potomac? Rising far-right militias, ready to strike at any moment? Nope. It’s because when angry rioters and protesters attacked the Capitol […]

Opposition is Rising to Teacher Union-Mandated Shutdowns

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Refusing to accept responsibility for Covid-related lockdowns, the American Federation of Teachers tars Republicans. In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, a Republican, correctly blamed the nation’s teachers unions for the overwrought Covid-related lockdowns that have strangled public education throughout much of the country. The American Federation of Teachers took umbrage at the […]

Questions about the Minimum Wage Hike

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Which is greater: The average money spent by poor households on sweets or the average extra income they would receive by doubling the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour? Correct Answer Spending on Sweets The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that doubling the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15.00 an hour would raise […]

What Inapt Pandemic Response Is Doing to Our Societies

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Ronald Reagan famously said that the nine most terrifying words in the English language were “I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.” The pandemic, or rather how we and our governments chose to act in 2020, turned that enemy into a blessed savior and projected as the external threat an invisible and ever-lurking […]

PolitiFact: 90% of Biden Stimulus Spending Not Directly Related to COVID-19

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Details of Biden’s bloated spending package are so damning that even liberal-leaning fact-checkers have no choice but to agree with conservative criticisms. President Biden’s $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” could soon become law. The budget-busting legislation, sold as emergency COVID response and “stimulus,” passed the Senate over the weekend. But even the liberal-leaning fact-checking website PolitiFact is pointing […]

Visa Overstays Don’t Negate the Benefits of Border Barriers

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Editors’ note: This article appeared in 2019 in Just Facts Daily. With the current illegal alien invasion at the border created by the new administration in less than two months, James D. Agresti’s piece from two years ago is more timely now than then. ***** Other than their mode of entry to the United States, […]

The Rights of the Naturally Immune

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There is an important issue that, in the midst of all the talk of vaccines, has not gotten nearly the attention it deserves: the civil rights of those who have already developed natural immunity to the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that is said to cause Covid.  Yesterday, I got the results of the test I took […]

Rep. Andy Biggs Says Follow the Science, Open Schools

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It’s past time to open schools, Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., says. “The percentages for teachers or students is really, really low,” Biggs, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, says of the risk of contracting COVID-19. “In Florida, they’re playing sports.” “The flip side of it, of course, is this isolation, this online learning, this basic […]

Google, Ad Tech, and the Gutting of the News Publishers

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So now we have another gutting, this time at the HuffPost, and omertà reigns. This kind of thing – news publications with lots of traffic gutting their staff because they’ve been losing tons of money – has been happening for years, and these publishers and the media outlets that report on it are under some […]

The Art of Leftist, Woke Projection: Have You Noticed That…

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People who loudly proclaim the unrestricted right of foreigners to break American immigration laws are usually the same people who condemn earlier immigrants (settlers) that displaced the land and culture of native Americans? People who often support the complete legalization of drugs, hallucinogenic mushrooms and cacti also tend to also be opposed to tobacco smoking […]

HR 1 Means the End of Free Elections

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Editors’ note: This bill passed in the U.S.House of Representatives on March 3, 2021 on a strictly partisan vote. It goes to the U.S. Senate and must be defeated there. The Democrats discovered electoral gold in 2020. They featured a historically weak, senile presidential candidate backed by a radically left-wing U.S. Senator. Yet they were […]

[Arizona] Lawmakers Should Stand Up for Small Business by Passing SB 1783

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It’s not every day that an innovative tax reform proposal also results in exposing one of the biggest political lies of the year. Yet that is exactly what has happened with the introduction of Senate Bill 1783, legislation introduced by State Senator Javan Mesnard. Geared toward promoting small business growth and investment, SB 1783 would […]

On ‘People of Color’ and ‘Systemic Racism’ — And Why I Am Sick of Hearing It

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I am sick of it. I really am sick of it. I understand, better than most, what prejudice is. When I was a boy, I went bowling with friends. Someone else put chewed gum on my seat as a practical joke. I did not see it, and I sat on it. It ruined my pants. […]

Electric Vehicle Subsidies and other Fantasies

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Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future. Everyone will want one because they’re emission-free, ecologically responsible, and more affordable every year. That’s why GM, Volvo, and other manufacturers will soon be making only EVs. Or so we’re told. Some people have high disposable incomes and do most of their driving locally. For them buying an EV […]

AOC’s Denmark Comparison on the $15 Federal Minimum Wage, Debunked

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The congresswoman’s US-Denmark comparison is misleading in multiple ways. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently took to Twitter to once again call for raising the federal minimum wage. She argued that $15 an hour, if anything, is a “deep compromise,” especially in light of the fact that, “McD’s workers in Denmark are paid $22/hr + 6 wks paid vacation.” […]

China’s Role in Global Lockdowns: The Smoking Gun

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This time last year, Americans were blindsided by a shocking policy to shut down the US economy to control a virus. The presumption of the officials who enacted this policy is that it would be far more deadly than it turned out to be. They further presumed that the virus could be controlled using state […]

President Biden: You Will Love George Will’s Immigration Stance

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Many mainstream Republicans have watched as elements of the party have changed, particularly with the desertion of the non-public union middle class from the Democrats. Some like George Will display a level of discomfort with the new elements of the party that were particularly attracted to our last President. Will’s January 22, 2021, column epitomizes […]

Reporting From Frigid Texas: Wind and Solar Power Fail When You Need Them the Most

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Contrary to the claims of green energy profiteers and apologists in the mainstream media, wind and solar power, particularly their absence during a critical, surprising period of peak demand, were largely to blame for the widespread power outages in Texas during the polar freeze that hit the state last week. Although the depth and length […]

Arizona News – March 8, 2021

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The Prickly Pear will provide current, linked articles about Arizona consistent with our Mission Statement to ‘inform, educate and advocate’. We are an Arizona based website and believe this information should be available to all of our statewide readers. Price: WATCH: Parade of Migrants Stream Across Border into Arizona Hoft: Arizona Hospital Worker Says Nearly […]