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Blake Masters: Democrat Mark Kelly’s Voting Record Will Expose Him to Independents

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Trump-endorsed Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters said Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly’s (D-AZ) voting record will expose him to independents. Kelly’s voting record is a radical one despite the candidate trying to appear moderate. He has backed President Joe Biden’s legislative initiatives 94 percent of the time. Regarding the open southern border, Kelly has voted in 2021 three times to […]

Eleven Most Extreme Policies of Democrat Mark Kelly

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Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly (AZ) has tried to position himself as a moderate among the extreme positions of the Democrat Party. But in reality, Kelly has supported nearly all the Democrats’ radical policy initiatives throughout his tenure in the Senate. The list includes: Casting the deciding vote for President Joe Biden’s wasteful spending that fueled inflation. Enabling […]

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Drag Queens Are the New Black Face

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It is easy to find on YouTube numerous videos of parents dragging their own children to drag queen shows where the children are encouraged to touch the genital areas of the performers or stuff dollar bills into the same geography. Or they will haul their children to a place of learning, usually a library or […]

Don’t Take the Bait

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Some  friendly liberal advice to  Republicans.   I want to offer my sincerest apologies for your present illiberal treatment by the Democrats, especially progressive Democrats. Your rights as Americans are being violated—in speech and in deed and in broad daylight. If present trends continue, it’s not going to end well for America. May I offer you some advice? I know the […]

Weekend Read: Democracy and Liberty

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Editors’ Note: This article was originally penned in 1949.  Yet, it has amazing applicability today.  Democrats are making quite a plea right now, that they support “democracy”. It is the buzzword of the 2022 Mid-term election cycle. Adrian Fontes has a promotional sign saying to vote Democrat to “support democracy.” Without a real definition of […]

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Borrower Sues to Stop Biden’s Unfair, Illegal Student Loan Bailout

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Probably the most common legal argument against the Biden administration’s student loan bailout plan is that the federal Department of Education simply doesn’t have the authority to accomplish it. That’s a core argument in a new lawsuit filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of an employee whose student debt is affected by the bailout plan. […]

EXCLUSIVE: Trump-Endorsed Arizona Attorney General Nominee And Former Prosecutor Abe Hamadeh HAMMERS Woke Anti-Police Radical Kris Mayes During AG Candidate Forum (VIDEO)

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Editors’ Note: As the 2022 midterm election approaches (November 8th), mail-in ballots are to be mailed out on October 12th. The Prickly Pear asks all readers and all Arizonans two simple questions: Is Arizona to be a state like California where there is widespread crime, homelessness, defunding of police and rapid deterioration of the quality […]

Free Enterprise Club Announces Its Ballot Measure Endorsements for the November 2022 Election

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This November, Arizonans will decide on 10 ballot measures. The Arizona Free Enterprise Club is endorsing four of these measures: Propositions 128, 129, 132, and 309. Each of these are necessary and critical to make common sense election integrity reforms and protect Arizonans from the influence of out-of-state special interests that exploit the initiative process […]

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FBI, Justice Department Twist Federal Law to Arrest, Charge Pro-Life Activist

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In an early morning raid Friday in Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, about two dozen FBI agents with weapons drawn pounded on the door of Mark Houck’s home, where he lives with his wife and seven children. The FBI agents arrested Houck based on a federal indictment. Sounds serious, right? Is Houck a domestic terrorist, an American jihadist, a dangerous militia […]

House GOP: Venezuela Deliberately Releasing Violent Criminals, Sending Them to U.S. Border

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A coalition of House Republicans led by U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas, is “demanding answers about Venezuela releasing violent prisoners early and pushing them to join caravans heading towards our southern border” in a letter sent to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. “We need transparency and accountability from this administration,” Nehls tweeted when publishing a […]

Poll: Arizona Democrats Riding on Abortion Rights to Make Up for Poor Biden Approval

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Democrats in Arizona say they’re more interested in November’s election, with abortion laws becoming their battle cry. But, they will have to outwork President Joe Biden’s mid-term approval ratings. A recent Arizona Public Opinion Pulse poll from OH Predictive Insights found that 59% of Arizona voters think there should be limits on which abortions should […]

EXCLUSIVE: Anti-Semitic Democrats Backed By Katie Hobbs Used Tax Dollars To Screen Anti-Israel Propaganda And Pro-BDS “Boycott” Film At Arizona Capitol (VIDEO)

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Democrats in the Arizona Legislature and the ACLU hosted the screening of the anti-Semitic film “Boycott” at the Arizona Capitol Museum on Thursday. They used the film to promote the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) hate movement against United States ally, Israel. State Senator Martin Quezada and State Rep. Athena Salman hosted the event and […]

Gays Against Groomers Get Financially Deplatformed

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Editors’ Note: A long article but very much worth the read to alert and warn all citizens of the growing surveillance state and increasing control of Americans by the collusion of state, corporate, and big tech power in every aspect of the lives of ‘We the People’.   Dissident group  forbidden by PayPal and Venmo […]

ESG Financial “Leaders” Live In La-La Land

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This week, I virtually attended “The ESG Leadership Forum 2022” co-hosted by the Wall Street Journal Trust and Nasdaq. Panel discussions covered everything from accelerating the energy transition to how to model climate risks into climate strategy to getting to net-zero with tips on how to “actually deliver” on ESG promises. Speakers earned an “A+” […]

To Our Conservative and Moderate Friends

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Are you considering voting for a Democrat, or not voting for a Republican because you think they’re crazy? If you’re someone who votes according to the “candidate I like,” rather than the political party, consider what RESULTS your vote will bring to America, Arizona, and your family. A candidate’s likability and respectfulness mean nothing if […]

Apparent Victory Rings Hollow for Group Opposing School Choice

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Editors’ Note: It is pretty clear that much of our society’s ills stem from our educational system. The rot started in the universities and has now penetrated down into K-12. With school lockdowns during Covid, many parents finally got to see, with their own eyes, the poor quality and ideologically based and indoctrinating education their children […]

BREAKING: NEA Resources Discuss ‘Sadomasochism,’ ‘Bondage,’ and Other Sex Acts

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Editors’ Note: This article is a reminder of how hostile teachers’ unions are now to family values and children. And yet, we have them instruct our children. That does not make a lot of sense, does it? Conservatives need to respond in two ways. Run for the school board and make sure someone is watching […]

Court Allows Arizona’s Near-Total Abortion Ban To Go Into Effect

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Arizona’s Pima County Superior Court lifted an injunction Friday that had prevented enforcement of a state ban on abortion unless necessary to save a mother’s life, allowing the law to go into effect. The court declared the state measure, now called Arizona Criminal Code § 13-3603, unconstitutional within weeks of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe […]

A Brave New Financial World

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The nation likely will drift into a situation in which its central bank will be expanding its regulatory and safety-net coverage, vainly trying to protect everything in the interest of protecting ‘banks.’ The tremendous power it will come to wield not only will be harmful to the structure of the financial system but also will […]

ATF Agent Caught Creating Illegal Gun Registry With Personal Cellphone

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Dave Nagel, one of three co-owners of Black Metal Firearms in Mesa, Arizona, said there was something odd about the inspector the ATF sent to audit his gun shop late last year. Pamela Scott, an Industry Operations Investigator, or IOI, from ATF’s Phoenix Field Division, showed up in December, 2021. Her audit lasted two months and concluded […]

Stealing Our Voting Rights from Us

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One of the most annoying aspects of our modern political discussions is how Democrats or their media mouthpieces are constantly pointing out that our Democracy is in danger. This came on the heels of The Washington Post’s immensely stupid new slogan “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” Once again Democrats in California are actively attempting to take […]

Masters Gets More Support After McConnell Dumps Opportunity To Help Pick Up Arizona Senate Seat

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Arizona Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters is getting more help from independent, outside conservative groups after GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell abandoned the ripe opportunity for a pivotal pick-up to reclaim the majority. The Frontiers of Freedom Action (FFA) super PAC dropped a new ad campaign this month defining Masters’s incumbent Democratic opponent as a […]

This Inflation Will Be Tough to Get under Control

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It’s like a dam broke. And now higher interest rates and mortgage rates for much longer, with lower asset prices, as the Everything Bubble gets repriced.   So now the media suddenly focuses on this big problem I’ve been screaming about for many months: Inflation has shifted from energy and from goods tangled up in […]

There Is No Such Thing As Student Debt Cancellation

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President Biden finally announced his promised student debt relief program. The government will forgive up to $20,000 of student debt for Pell Grant recipients, and up to $10,000 for others with an annual income below $125,000 ($250,000 if married). On top of this, he is extending the grace period on student loan repayment until the end of […]

Overturn Wickard v. Filburn

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We should be able to grow wheat, chop trees, and raise chickens without congressional oversight. After Roe v. Wade, the constitutional case that bothered me most during my first year of law school was probably Wickard v. Filburn. The case is disturbing both for its blatant distortion of the Commerce Clause and for the precedent […]

Stupid Wealthy People

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Bellevue, Washington, is predominately wealthy, educated (in years of schooling), white, and Asian.  As with similar wealthy and educated enclaves in America, it embraces ludicrous woke dogma and allows it to be taught to children in the local school district. That makes the residents stupid. One resident is an exception.  She wrote the following letter […]

ZuckBucks Election Rigger Announces Plan To Take Over Government Election Communications

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A key operative in the Zuckerberg-funded scheme to take over government election offices during the 2020 election just announced his plan to provide public relations support for election workers facing increased scrutiny by voters. Democrat elections activist David Becker’s Election Official Legal Defense Network (EOLDN) announced it will be providing communications for government election officials across the […]

41% Of Hispanics Approve GOP Governors Sending Illegal Migrants To Liberal Cities

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The majority of Hispanic voters surveyed approve of the migrant relocation policies enforced by some Republican governors, a Politico/Morning Consult poll found Wednesday. The poll surveyed 223 Hispanics and asked them if they believe the transporting of migrants to liberal enclaves by Republican Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida are appropriate. Forty-one percent […]

Arizona GOP Governor Candidate on Migrant Surge: Declare Invasion, Send Guard to Border

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If elected governor of Arizona, how would Kari Lake handle illegal immigration? Sending illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts is not a part of her plan. Making an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News on Wednesday night, the Republican said she disagreed with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s decision to send two planes […]

Can National Conservatism Threaten the Regime?

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Editors’ Note: We offer again, an article that speaks to the reformation of Conservatism. It needs a reformation because it has not been successful at stopping the Left any more than traditional American Liberals, and Libertarians, have stopped the Left. While occasionally successful at the polls such as with the election of Ronald Reagan, that […]

Federal Court Upholds Texas Social Media Bill, Rules Corporations Do Not Have ‘Right’ To Censor

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Editors’ Note: We are not sure how far the Fifth Circuit Courts’ opinions will go or whether this must finally be decided by The Supreme Court. However, it seems to be a move in the right direction. The Court recognizes that when private companies act at the behest of the government, they in essence are […]

China’s Hidden Debt Crisis

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Editors’ Note: It is estimated that 70% of the household worth of the Chinese people is invested in the property market. This market is largely run by the government, the Communist Party, and its state-owned banks. We have covered this ongoing story for some time but indications are the situation is getting worse and has […]

BREAKING: Kari Lake Reveals Katie Hobbs Fought to Eliminate the Pledge, Anthem and Constitution from AZ Schools

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On Tuesday, Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake revealed that her Democrat counterpart Katie Hobbs fought to eliminate the Pledge of Allegiance, national anthem, and Constitution from being taught in elementary schools across the state. Lake slammed Hobbs for her voting record, and warned Arizonans of the consequences a Hobbs government would have for their […]

House Candidate Slams Biden as “Constitutional Disaster”

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Editors’ Note: There is a long list of things that we can debate with Democrats: the border, energy, inflation, subsidizing transgenderism, Afghanistan, Ukraine, abortion, educational policy, and racial discrimination, the behavior of the DOJ,  court packing; just to name a few. But behind most of these issues, is the stark reality of unconstitutional overreach by […]

How the Fed Helped Create Another Calamity: The Ongoing Emerging Market Debt Crisis

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Editors Note: Many critics of the FED are keen on showing how badly they calculated “transitory inflation.” After ballooning the money supply by almost 20%, they seemed surprised. Certainly, the FED deserves a scolding. But probably more important is the FED quit being independent and decided to facilitate the wild spending plans of American politicians […]

‘Zuckerbucks 2.0’: Lawmakers Eye Private Money to Get Out Vote in Milwaukee Elections

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Two dozen states banned the use of private money to finance election operations in response to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s pouring part of his $400 million fortune into the 2020 election process. Wisconsin wasn’t one of them. Now, an initiative to boost voter turnout called Milwaukee Votes 2022 involves some private partners, including a Democrat-aligned political communications company […]

Katie Hobbs Abruptly Ends Interview When Asked About Refusal To Debate Kari Lake

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On Monday, according to the progressive tabloid, The Yellow Sheet, Secretary of State and Democrat gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs “walked out of an informal interview” after one of their reporters “asked her why she doesn’t want to debate” Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake. Earlier this month, Hobbs’ campaign notified the Citizens Clean Elections Commission that […]

Kari Lake Exclusive: The Future of Arizona Is on the Ballot, Here’s My Plan to Save the State

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Editors’ Note: The Western Tribune interview with Kari Lake can be viewed at this link. Kari Lake presents a strong conservative and America First vision for the next Governor of Arizona. We recommend watching this short video. She presents solutions for problems that have plagued Arizona and the nation since the beginning of the Biden […]

The Left Is Not Like Us

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Progressives do not want the same things as most Americans. My colleague at the National Association of Scholars, David Acevedo, recently explained that the academic left does not apply “double standards,” because they don’t share the standards they flout. Rather, he writes, their “behavior is perfectly consistent with its true standard: gain power, crush resistance, and […]

America’s Broken Policies Put Our Energy and Environmental Futures at Risk

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To hear the current administration tell it, the energy crisis is over because gasoline prices have come off near-record highs. They tell us that there is no “there” there when it comes to the fact that America’s energy policy is thoroughly broken and headed down a path that is already risking our economic, national and […]

Is There an EV in Your Future?

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Discussions about converting the American fleet of over 275 million vehicles to EVs keep accelerating as more car companies begin to offer EV models.  In California, the enlightened leadership has dictated that no internal combustion vehicles will be sold in the state after 2034.  Let us look at the practicality of this conversion. This investigation […]

Mr. Biden’s Wild Ride

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Central planning should be…planned, at least in some cohesive way, based on a rational basis. We are not suggesting we are a fan of “coordinated” central planning either since it can’t ever be done correctly by bureaucratic agencies that override the price signals, which are the actual guide to what is real about supply and […]

Which History and Whose History is the True History?

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True history certainly isn’t the cherry-picked history told by the intelligentsia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.   The Wall Street Journal recently published a letter to the editor by Kenneth Weine, the chief communications officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Judging by what Mr. Weine wrote, his job title could […]

“Fueling” a Counter-Revolution in Europe: Can It Happen Here?

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Shades of Emanuel Macron! California Governor Gavin Newsom has horrified his core constituency by announcing his state will NOT be shutting down the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. The state legislature, perhaps remembering that power outages two decades ago led to Gov. Gray Davis being recalled, voted to extend the life of the plant until 2030, only because […]

Here’s How Big Tech Plans To Rig The 2022 Midterms

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Through its censorship, Big Tech controls the flow of information that informs voters and impacts elections. As the 2022 midterms loom, big tech companies are again announcing their plans to meddle in U.S. elections by censoring news and information. Social media censorship ramped up dramatically following President Donald Trump’s 2016 victory, leading to companies such […]

Modern Monetary Theory Experiment Lost to Basic Economics

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MMT may be “modern,” but it has done nothing but revive old problems. Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) was the “Mumble Rap” of politics and economics in the late 2010s. The theory was incoherent, unsubstantial, and––before the pandemic, you could not avoid it if you wanted to. People across the country celebrated MMT. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the […]

The Origins of the New Right – And its Future

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A true America First platform is the only way forward. The conservative movement has reached a definitive turning point in 2022. We can clearly see the emergence of a new right forming before our very eyes. The political process which ignited anew with onset of the Trump era is maturing, and a whole new crop […]

Hobbs Becomes First Gubernatorial Candidate In Decades to Refuse State-Sanctioned Debate Offer

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Katie Hobbs will be the first candidate for Arizona governor in decades to refuse an invitation to debate her opponent in a state commission-organized event. Hobbs, the current Democratic secretary of state, announced Sunday that she would “respectfully decline” the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission invitation to reach terms on debating her Republican opponent, former Fox 10 […]

How to Strengthen America, Weaken Putin, and Make the World Safer via Increased American Energy Production

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Russian Economy Dangerously Dependent On Oil & Gas Exports American Experiment North Dakota has released a report detailing how American leadership on energy concerns, and a ramping up of domestic energy sources, can reduce Russia’s strategic leverage over European countries and help make the world a safer place. In Energy Leadership: How American Energy Production Can Make the […]

DEMO (Video Embed)

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Threats To The Court Are The Real Threat To Democracy

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, with the concurrence of much of the Left, believes our democracy is once again under attack, this time from our own “rogue“ Supreme Court. MSNBC agreed that “the Supreme Court has gone rogue“. The Congressional Progressive Caucus insists “we must hold these rogue justices to account“. It goes beyond coordinated hysterical rhetoric. […]

Gasoline Demand Destruction Accelerates Despite Plunge in Prices: Consumption Drops to August 1997 Level

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Long-term stagnation turns into a sharp decline. Over the four weeks through September 9, gasoline consumption dropped by 11.7% from the same four-week period in 2019, to 8.56 million barrels per day on average, below the same periods in 2020 and 2021, according to EIA data today. The EIA measures gasoline consumption in terms of […]

Jewish Gun Group Plans to Sue New York Over Law Banning Concealed Carry in Churches and Synagogues

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A Jewish firearms organization is preparing to sue New York state over its new gun-control law, which prohibits most congregants from carrying a concealed weapon into a house of worship. The New York State Jewish Gun Club has “retained a civil rights attorney to challenge the law and is asking others to join the fight,” […]

Weekend Read: The Six Things Americans Should Know About the Second Amendment

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Editors’ Note:  This well-reasoned argument was made before several Supreme Court decisions which affirm, that the right to keep and bear arms, is an individual right.  Two important decisions in that regard were rendered just this year, even though the right of self-protection has long been part of our history and tradition.  This morning, a […]

Private School Grad Katie Hobbs Releases Anti-School Choice Plan

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Hobbs herself went to private school. Katie Hobbs, the Democratic nominee for Arizona governor, released her education plan on Sunday, which doubles down on her opposition to school choice. Hobbs, who is currently Arizona’s secretary of state and herself a private school graduate, said her education plan for Arizona includes cracking down on the state’s […]

Heritage Action Steps Up In Arizona Senate Race After McConnell Pulls $8 Million From Masters

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On Monday, the Sentinel Action Fund announced $5 million to support Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters. An independent super PAC aligned with Heritage Action for America, the political arm of the conservative Heritage Foundation, is pumping money into the Arizona Senate race amid near-total abandonment by Republican leadership in this highly competitive race amid a […]

Socialism and the Great Reset

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America must sink so the world may rise. “The following is an excerpt from Michael Walsh’s forthcoming book, Against the Great Reset: Eighteen Theses Contra the New World Order, which will be published by Bombardier Books and be available October 18, 2022. Walsh has gathered a series of essays from among eighteen of the most eminent thinkers, writers, […]

‘Look At Mark Kelly Squirm’: Arizona GOP Candidate Blake Masters Pounces As Opponent Dodges Questions On Biden Record

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Republican candidate for Senate in Arizona, Blake Masters, pounced on his challenger, Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, after Kelly dodged a question on whether President Joe Biden is doing a good job. Kelly sat down for an interview Sunday with Arizona’s Family to discuss the upcoming election and current events. At one point, the interviewer asked Kelly about […]

Phoenix Sees Nation’s Worst Inflation

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Phoenix metropolitan area residents are experiencing America’s most severe inflationary pressures. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest Consumer Price Index Tuesday morning. The Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale urban area saw a 13% increase in CPI compared to the same month in 2021. The only metropolitan area to come close in terms of inflationary pressure compared […]

Make Democrats Defend Their Abortion Extremism

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The modern left isn’t pro-choice anymore. Senator Lindsey Graham has introduced the “Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act” which would limit abortions past 15 weeks of pregnancy. The bill includes exceptions for rape and incest, offers protections for the woman’s life, and prohibits the prosecution of those seeking abortions. By any objective historical standard, […]

Religious Individuals Versus Collectivist Control

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A century ago, Princeton scholar J. Gresham Machen remarked that “historic Christianity is in conflict at many points with the collectivism of the present day; it does emphasize, against the claims of society, the worth of the individual soul. . . It does give a man courage to stand, if need be, against the world.” Doing […]

Bombshell: DOJ Conceals Records About Biden’s Use Of Federal Agencies To Influence Elections

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Editors Note: The argument about election integrity seems to break into two separate, but related areas. Some are concerned about cheating, which is literally altering the outcome of elections by manipulating the vote. But more subtle, and more difficult to quantify, is the use of both private companies and Federal agencies, to use their influence […]

Climate and COVID ‘Science’

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Physicist and former CalTech provost Steven Koonin’s superb 2021 book, Unsettled? What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters, busts many popular myths about climate change. Koonin is clear that global temperatures are indeed rising, and that some of this rise in temperatures is caused by human activity. But Koonin warns – and he […]

NBA Suspends Phoenix Suns Owner Robert Sarver, Fines Him $10 Million After Probe Found he Used Racial Slurs, Made Sexist Comments Toward Female Employees

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Editors’ Note: We can’t determine whether the charges made against Mr. Sarver are true or not. It would seem the NBA thinks so and they are judge, jury, and executioner. However, it is worth noting sports owners have been at the forefront of promoting their sport as the spearpoint of left-wing social protest, especially on […]

Trump, Trump-backed Candidates Surge in New Arizona Polling

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A new poll out of Emerson College shows that Democrat Katie Hobbs and her GOP rival Kari Lake are polling dead even and Mark Kelly polling two points above Blake Masters.   Polling shows a tight race in Arizona in the lead up to the November election, as Donald Trump endorsed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake […]

The Blood Red Speech

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President Biden, when he is not on vacation, is changing the political landscape…and not for the better. A candidate who billed himself as an “uniter” has used perhaps the most divisive, may we say, incendiary language of any President in recent memory, or perhaps in history. With strange blood-red lighting, he walked with his wife […]

Four Myths About National Conservatism You Should Stop Believing

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Within a few short years, we’ve become a full-fledged movement. It’s time to set the record straight on some myths about what we believe.   This Sunday, many of the most important names in American conservatism will be gathering in Miami for the third annual National Conservatism conference. Within a few short years, we’ve gone […]

New York Banker: Gun, Ammunition Purchase Code ‘answers the call of millions’

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Editors’ Note:  There are a number of highly disturbing trends embedded in this article. First and foremost, is the ability of Democrats to make an end run around the legislative process by engaging highly regulated industries for their cause. Whether it be electric vehicles from GM, suppression of free speech by Facebook and Twitter, or […]

Electric Cars Are Not “Zero-Emission Vehicles”

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While praising California’s decision to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035, Governor Gavin Newsom declared that this will require “100% of new car sales in California to be zero-emission vehicles” like “electric cars.” In reality, electric cars emit substantial amounts of pollutants and may be more harmful to the environment than conventional […]

U.S. Economic Freedom Index Collapses to Carter Administration Levels

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The Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World 2022 report was released this morning [September 8]. This report covers 2020, which while most of our recent history is a bit of a blur, was the year when COVID-19 and COVID lockdowns defined our shared experience. The first of those lockdowns began in mid-March, and we spent most of […]

Maricopa County Recorder Forewarns That Democrats Will Lead On Election Night

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In an attempt to set voter expectations ahead of the upcoming midterm elections, Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer shared that initial results would favor Democrats heavily. Richer based his prediction on the voting patterns from November 2020 and last month’s primary election. Both elections first tabulated early ballots received the week beforehand, most of which […]

Panem et Circenses ad Nauseum

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College football and professional golf exemplify the nauseating money-grubbing of today’s sports. In the early second century C.E., the Roman poet Juvenal wrote:  “. . . nam qui dabat olim imperium, fasces, legiones, omnia, nunc se continet atque duas tantum res anxius optat, panem et circenses.” Loosely translated, it meant that the Roman people had […]

Election Integrity Should be Bi-Partisan

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Election integrity is something everyone should be concerned about. Both parties have an interest in ensuring the public has confidence in the process. If not, it is destructive to the very core of the democratic process. The reason: if elections are not “honest”, what is the point of elections and without elections how can you have “democracy”, […]

Every Curve Flattened

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Yesterday, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen addressed the mounting problems in European energy markets. On Twitter, blaming Russia for “manipulating” energy markets, she recommended a handful of steps to mitigate the rolling blackouts and other shortages plaguing Europe. The first tweet reads as follows: Smart Savings of Electricity: We need a strategy to […]

If Conservatives are the New Punks, are Progressives the New Puritans?

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Conservatives, particularly those linked with the Moral Majority, have typically been viewed as the fun police. Every week, right-wing radio hosts and TV talking heads objected to the abundance of sex, violence, drugs, and decadence in the lives of Americans. Dungeons & Dragons weren’t just a kid’s game but rather a gateway to Satanism. Rock […]

Arizona Governor’s and U.S. Senate Races Highly Competitive, Poll Shows

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If a new poll is any indicator, Arizona will have at least a couple of highly-competitive statewide races on the ballot this November. The poll released by Emerson College this week found that the incumbent in the U.S. Senate race has a slight lead, and no one has a lead in the race to be […]

The Forgetting of 9/11

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How did this coordinated mass murder become so irrelevant? I have written a lot about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 over the years, including a book on United Flight 93, which went down a few hours from my home in central Pennsylvania. In much of that work, I argued for the importance of […]

Giffords [Wife of Senator Mark Kelly] Opens Florida Office, Backs Anti-Gun Extremist Candidates

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Editors Note: Gabbie Giffords is the wife of Senator Mark Kelly of Arizona and a former liberal Congresswoman from southern Arizona. Kelly, who is making every effort to appear to be a moderate Democrat, is actually a staunch opponent of the Second Amendment. Don’t be fooled. Conversely, his Republican opponent Blake Masters is a strong advocate […]

Boots-on-the-Ground Observations by 21 Home Builders about the Housing Market They’re Facing

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#Phoenix builder: “The positive is there’s light at the end of the tunnel for improving build cycle times. The negative is there won’t be customers on the other side of said tunnel.” We’ve seen the data from the Census Bureau about the downturn in the market for new houses: surging inventories – 11 months’ supply […]

Why Every Republican Should Back Blake Masters’ War Against “Affirmative Action”

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A little over a week ago, rising Republican star Blake Masters dared to say what so much of the Republican base knows is obvious, but so few of their leaders are willing to say: That a major reason for the Biden administration’s ineffectiveness is its devout belief in hiring based on race, sex, and “LGBTQ+” […]

It Is Still a Dilemma for Investors

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Editors’ Note: The author’s warning and advice at the end of this article are so important. The economic problems plaguing much of the world are related to Democrat and Biden administration governance in many areas of public policy and economic management. The Inflation Reduction Act (misnamed – it is the Green New Deal Slush Fund Act), environmental […]

Biden’s New Green Energy Adviser Has Ties To Chinese Communist Party Front Group

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President Joe Biden’s new green energy adviser, John Podesta, has cooperated with Tung Chee-hwa since at least 2009, an individual a congressional commission identified as being “clearly associated” with Chinese government influence operations, the Daily Caller News Foundation found. Podesta sits on the “U.S.-China 2022 Steering Committee” for Tung’s China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), according to […]

The Thesis That Drove American Politics Crazy: The Emerging Democratic Majority

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In 2002, President George W. Bush stood astride the post–September 11 political world and Republicans looked poised to do the unthinkable and strengthen their positions in Congress in a midterm year. Yet liberal scholars John Judis and Ruy Teixeira published a provocative thesis: A new Democratic majority would “emerge” by the end of the decade. […]

Agriculture Shoulders Brunt of First Wave of Water Cuts

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In 2019, states and tribes across the American West, alongside the United States and Mexican governments, signed the Drought Contingency Plan (DCP). Touted as a multi-partner agreement that would mitigate the region’s water troubles, the DCP was implemented in response to sinking water levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead, which are fed by the […]

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 […]

Why Every Republican Should Back Blake Masters’ War Against “Affirmative Action”

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A little over a week ago, rising Republican star Blake Masters dared to say what so much of the Republican base knows is obvious, but so few of their leaders are willing to say: That a major reason for the Biden administration’s ineffectiveness is its devout belief in hiring based on race, sex, and “LGBTQ+” […]

It Is Critical to Drain the School Board Swamp This November

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Public schools are out of control. And it’s going to get worse if we don’t do something about it. Unfortunately, for far too long, school board elections have been some of the most ignored around our state. But whether you have kids in public school, private school, or homeschool—whether your kids are out of school […]

Mar-a-Lago Thuggery

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The leading theory about the motive for the Mar-a-Lago raid is that Trump’s political enemies are trying to stop him from a 2024 presidential bid. Second place is the dull and naïve assumption that justice was simply being carried out: in other words, that a former president of the United States is suspected of having […]

The Fed’s Tough Year

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The powerful and prestigious Federal Reserve is having a tough year in 2022 in at least three ways: It has failed with inflation forecasting and performance; It has giant mark-to-market losses in its own investments and looming operating losses; It is under political pressure to do things it should not be doing and that should […]

The Psychology of Totalitarianism

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At the end of February 2020, the global village began to shake on its foundations. The world was presented with a foreboding crisis, the consequences of which were incalculable. In a matter of weeks, everyone was gripped by the story of a virus—a story that was undoubtedly based on facts. But on which ones?  We […]

Stock Selloff, Collapse of Cryptos, Meme Stocks & SPAC/IPO Zombies Bringing Day Traders Back into the Labor Force?

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Interesting stuff happening in the labor market, suddenly.   Employers added 315,000 workers to their payrolls in August, and 1.13 million over the past three months – solid growth. Households reported that the number of working people in regular jobs or self-employed jumped by 442,000 in August, after having been essentially flat for months. There […]

A Skeptic Confronts False Prophets

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John McWhorter has written an important book—a heretical book, really, because, in today’s America, black men are anathema if they believe what he believes, or write what he writes. McWhorter knows the bounds within which he is expected to live, but will not suffer the faux righteousness disseminated by the Elect of the Establishment Church […]

The 5 Cities With the Highest Inflation in America

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In each of these cities, inflation is higher than 10 percent.   My wife and I recently were out for our morning walk and she commented on how weird inflation is. Some prices are sky high, she observed, while others have barely budged. A carton of eggs is up 33 percent over the last year, while tomatoes […]

Major League Blunder: Baseball Teams’ ‘Pride Nights’ Help Fund Gender Transitions for Minors

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Editors’ Note:  If you need another excuse not to waste hundreds of dollars for an evening with a game that drags on until your rear end goes numb, simply go to the Diamondback website: click on this link.  Both of the Editors at The Prickly Pear played baseball and loved baseball. Not so much anymore. […]

Biden Paying Off Loans for Gas Guzzling Cars

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In an announcement that shocked many, the Biden Administration has announced they will be paying off all car loans and leases for people who have internal combustion engine cars. This is their biggest move yet to migrate Americans from their gas guzzlers to EVs. President Biden made the announcement saying “We had to take this […]

Federal Court Ruling on Gender Identity Upends Civil Rights Law

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In a shocking and first-of-its-kind reading of a more than 30-year-old disability law, a federal judge ruled that the distress that results from a person feeling that he or she is of the wrong sex is a disability that must be accommodated under the Americans with Disabilities Act. If the opinion is left to stand, it […]

The Most Splendid Housing Bubbles in America, August Update: First Price Drops Appear, All in the West

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The Case-Shiller index, which lags reality on the ground by 4-6 months, is starting to pick up the price drops in Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Denver, and Portland.   The housing market is going through some navel-gazing, as many buyers evaporated at current prices and mortgage rates. They’re still out there, but […]

What Is Really Behind the Climate Agenda?

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Noah Harari, a futurist advisor to the World Economic Forum (WEF), told the forum that they must become the majority and leave the rest behind. He was saying we don’t need regular folks. We don’t need carpenters, plumbers, hairdressers, mechanics automobile workers, farmers, and ranchers. They are all lesser lights. What we want to accomplish […]

The US Engages in LGBTQI+ Imperialism

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Sweden, Finland, and Britain are in America’s sex and gender crosshairs.   Ukraine and Russia are at war. China and Taiwan are throwing more than words at each other. North Korea is firing ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. India and Turkey are making goo-goo eyes at Russia. Saudi Arabia is buying oil from […]

President Biden: Ignorant Demagogue

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President Biden was recently in Pennsylvania where he campaigned against “assault weapons” again, committing multiple egregious factual errors. The press describes such events as “gaffes” and the President as “gaffe-prone.” But simple factual errors occur so frequently, and most often in the context of major policy positions, that one must conclude either the President is […]

Parents Quick to Seek Universal ESAs, But They May Need a Backup Plan

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Parents submitted more than 6,000 applications in the past two weeks for their newly eligible children to receive Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) according to the Arizona Department of Education (ADE). Catch up fast: Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law in July that expanded the program to all students. It has historically been open only to specific groups, such as […]

Still More Dangerous New Concessions by Biden Administration for a Nuclear Deal with Iran’s Mullahs

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Since assuming office, the Biden administration’s policy towards the Iranian regime has been one of capitulation and giving concessions to the ruling Islamist mullahs of Iran. So far, they include suspending some of the anti-terrorism sanctions on Iran-backed Houthis, then revoking the designation of Yemen’s Houthis as a terrorist group; disregarding Iran’s oil sales to China; shipping oil to Syria, […]

Sexual Neocons Inch Closer to Social Conservatism

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The Case Against the Sexual Revolution, by Louise Perry (Polity: August 2022), 200 pages. Among the remarkable things about The Case Against the Sexual Revolution by Louise Perry, set to hit shelves tomorrow, is that it’s not much of a case against the sexual revolution at all. Given the title, you’d expect Perry’s book to recount the […]

REVIEW: Progressive Conservatism – How Republicans Will Become America’s Natural Governing Party?

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Editors’ Note: We at The Prickly Pear will continue to run worthwhile articles that explore the shift from “establishment Republican” to MAGA Republican, often referred to as National Conservatism, Progressive Conservatism or National Populism. It is a work in progress and you can tell that because various adherents can’t even agree on what to call […]

California Tells Residents Not To Charge EV Because Of Blackouts A Week After Saying State Would Ban Sale Of Gas Cars

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California residents are being told not to charge their electric vehicles due to possible blackouts just one week after the state announced it would ban the sale of gas-powered cars in 2035. The state issued a heat advisory Tuesday, warning excessive heat “will stress [the] energy grid.” “Consumers are urged to reduce energy use from 4-9 p.m. […]

The Rise of ESG, Replacing Profits with Paternalism, and Strategy with Standards

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The movement for creating systemic change in the economic system is growing. Traditionally, investments in entrepreneurial ventures were based on expectations for a favorable return given the risks involved. Businesses were expected to perform at their best to ensure shareholder value, and to do so they needed to cater to consumer needs, efficiently leverage resources, […]

Arizona AG’S Office Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Tucson

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office filed a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Tucson over its COVID-19 vaccination requirements. The Attorney General’s office says the city violated Arizona law and discriminated against Tucson employees by not honoring religious and disability-related medical exemptions to the city’s coronavirus vaccine mandate. The Attorney General’s office says […]

Musk: “Civilization Will Crumble” Without Oil and Gas

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Editors’ Note: Elon Musk is hard to categorize. On the one hand, he is selling a lot of cars because of government subsidies, tax breaks, and coercion. But on the other hand, he notes such policies are anti-human and will lead to great misery and chaos. His space business gets a lot of both government […]

Americans Expect Beefed up IRS to Target Political Opponents, Audit Lower and Middle Class Americans

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More Americans believe the latest legislation to hire 87,000 Internal Revenue Service agents is part of a plan to audit middle and lower class Americans and small businesses than to target corporations and wealthy Americans, according to a new poll. Convention of States Action, along with the Trafalgar group, released the poll that found that […]

Who Are You Calling A Fascist, Mr. President?

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The other day Joe Biden accused voters of the opposition party of turning to “semi-fascism.” This is probably the first time in American history a president has openly attacked the opposing party’s constituents in this way. Grammatically speaking, the accusation could use a little work. What Biden probably meant to say was that 74 million Americans […]

POLL: Don Bolduc Leads By 21 Points In New Hampshire Senate Primary

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A new poll from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) has Trump-endorsed candidate Don Bolduc 21 points ahead of Chuck Morse in New Hampshire’s Republican Senate primary. Bolduc, a retired brigadier general, and an Afghanistan veteran claims former President Donald Trump won the election in 2020. Trump has yet to endorse Bolduc, but the former president has praised the […]

To Help Biden, FBI Interfered With 2020 Election

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As if the FBI’s reputation were not already in tatters, we have yet another bombshell, courtesy of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, about FBI malfeasance during the 2020 election.   It turns out that the FBI used its previously concocted Russia hoax as an excuse to pressure Facebook to censor the factually correct Hunter Biden laptop […]

AZ Voters Divided on Abortion, Energy Subsidies; United Against Higher Taxes and Bad Economy

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The tight race for Arizona governor is within the margin of error, according to a new survey from Scott Rasmussen’s RMG Research, and incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly, D-AZ, holds a 7-point lead over Republican challenger Blake Masters. On hot-button issues such as the economy, Arizonans took positions Rasmussen believes could further benefit the pair of Republicans. […]

Errant DAs Are Not Only Ones Destroying Our Justice System

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There is an active revolt going on against District Attorneys who once elected decide to take the law into their own hands and apply laws at their personal whim.  This has caused havoc and uproar across our nation highlighted recently by the charges against a bodega worker in New York City (later dropped) for killing […]

FBI Is So Committed To Transparency Nearly Entire Trump Raid Affidavit Is Redacted

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On Friday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released the affidavit supporting the FBI’s warrant application to raid former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence. Nearly the entire 38-page affidavit released was redacted, with few lines offering insight into the FBI’s unprecedented raid of a former president. The document outlining the justifications to redact the redactions was […]

Inflationary Vice

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Samuel Gregg, in his article on the French economist, Jacques Rueff, provides a timely reminder that inflation is much more than merely an economic phenomenon. It also has profound social effects. This, of course, was recognized by Keynes himself in the book that made him famous, The Economic Consequences of the Peace. He recognized that […]

There Was No Pandemic Mastermind

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“The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either—but right through every human heart.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn   There is a lot of celebratory football-spiking going on in COVID response-skeptic social media circles. When two groups of people are diametrically opposed to one another on a […]

TikTok’s New ‘Elections Center’ Is A Massive Threat To National Security

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That we’ve forfeited this much control to a hostile foreign power is one of the most mind-boggling, slow-motion political blunders in modern history.   TikTok just unveiled an “Elections Center” that will put detailed voter profiles in the hands of a company based in Beijing, stocked with party members and state employees, subject to laws […]

Tucson’s Mayor v. Miami’s Mayor

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The only thing that the two mayors have in common is a Spanish surname   Tucson, Arizona, and Miami, Florida, are similar in some respects and quite different in others.  One of the differences, as will be discussed momentarily, is the thinking of their respective mayors, both of whom have Spanish surnames, which is about […]

Judge Chastises DoD, Marine Corps in Order Granting Class Action Status in Vaccine Mandate Case

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U.S District Court Judge Steven Merryday issued a blistering rebuke of the Department of Defense and Marine Corps for refusing to grant religious accommodation requests to service members. Merryday did so when issuing a 48-page ruling Thursday in which he granted class-action status for all active and reserve U.S. Marine Corps service men and women […]

Arizona Supreme Court Blames Hobbs For Preventing Validation Of Petition Circulators

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While Katie Hobbs continues to ignore public demands that she debate Kari Lake, three new reasons she may want to avoid a face-to-face with her gubernatorial opponent came to light this past week with the issuance of three Decision Orders by the Arizona Supreme Court in election challenges to voter initiatives. The Decision Orders were […]

What Would Global Decarbonization Actually Cost?

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As those who write frequently on climate policy issues, we are often asked, “What will decarbonization cost?”. Decarbonization is the term used to refer to effectively eliminate emissions of greenhouse gases, usually measured in terms of carbon dioxide equivalent, allegedly to stop human-caused global warming. In practical terms, that means ending use of hydrocarbons (oil, natural […]

California Once More Giving Business Owners the Shaft

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While our gallivanting Governor Gavin has been vacationing in forbidden states and running ads in Texas and Florida touting the excellence of California, he and his party once again have given the short straw to our state’s employers. They completely ignore the mass migration of businesses to other states thinking no matter what they do […]

YouTuber J.P. Sears’ Skewering of Covid-19 Shamanism

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Warning: This article describes crude adult humor.   YouTuber J.P. Sears’ skewering of Covid-19 shamanism seemed a bit dated to those at my table at one of his middle America standup shows this summer. We had moved on from those pagan rituals more than two years earlier. Still, the sold-out flyover audience roared and cheered […]

Goodbye, Anthony Fauci

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When Anthony Fauci announced his retirement, a deluge of fawning coverage about his career immediately appeared in mainstream media outlets. This praise was both expected and deeply disturbing. Yasmeen Abutaleb of the Washington Post described him as the “nation’s preeminent infectious-disease expert who achieved unprecedented fame while enduring withering political attacks.” President Biden joined the chorus, commenting that […]

How Sri Lanka’s Attempt at Modern Monetary Theory Went Horribly Sideways

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Editors’ Note: One of the first major book reviews undertaken at the Prickly Pear, was a critical assessment of Modern Monetary Theory, which we found not really modern and hardly a theory. It is just a clever academic excuse for the old principle of the government paying for its expenses by printing excessive quantities of […]

FBI Whistleblowers Say Senior Officials Ordered Bureau Not to Investigate Hunter Biden Laptop

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“The FBI cannot be trusted with the handling of Hunter Biden’s laptop” FBI whistleblowers allege that the Bureau’s leaders ordered agents not to investigate Hunter Biden’s laptop, according to a letter Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson sent to Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz asking that he investigate the matter. Prior to the 2020 […]

The FBI Has Not Earned the Benefit Of The Doubt

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A look at the FBI’s last six years shows a pattern of irredeemable corruption.   Can the FBI be trusted? A Federalist analysis of agency lies over the last decade is an unequivocal no. FISA Warrants In the summer of 2016, FBI bureaucrats launched a deep-state operation, known as Crossfire Hurricane, to thwart then-candidate Trump’s […]

America’s Elections Are at Stake. Texas Shows They Can Be Fixed.

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As we approach the next election cycle, many Americans wonder whether or not their votes will count. But given the incredibly high stakes in any election, how can Americans know that their votes actually matter and that their elections are free and fair? Chad Ennis, director of the Forensic Audit Division with the Texas Secretary […]

An Infrared Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

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Grace Hopper, a pioneering computer scientist, and Navy rear admiral once said, “One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions,” which extended W. Edward Deming’s “Without data, you’re just another person with an opinion.” But rather than relying on accurate measurements, as Thomas Sowell put it in Discrimination and Disparities, public policy is often hamstrung by “overlooking simple […]

Tucson’s Privileged Public Sector

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Those at the top of the public sector are doing well while Tucson stays mired in poverty.   The City of Tucson and the surrounding Pima County have a lot of poverty. The city’s poverty rate of 20.79% is near twice the national average, and the county’s poverty rate of 15.94% is about 1.5 times […]

There’s A Giant Red Flag Hanging Over The GOP’s 2022 Senate Hopes

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Republican candidates in five of the most competitive Senate races are struggling to out-raise their Democratic opponents, suggesting that the GOP could squander an otherwise favorable midterm environment. Elections analysts use in-state donations as a proxy for grassroots support and voter enthusiasm, and five GOP Senate nominees are struggling in that metric. Republicans are expected to take back the […]

The Straw that Broke Twitter’s Back

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Editors’ Note: The legal status of social media may be changing. Now that Alex Berenson has established that the Biden Administration pressured and colluded with Twitter and Facebook to suppress free speech about Covid, the constitutional issues change. The First Amendment applies to the government, not private parties. But when private parties, willingly or under […]

They Are Who They Say They Are: Teachers Unions Push Wokism Over Education

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Foot soldiers of the culture war   This article first appeared in Chalkboard Review. As the American left becomes beholden to its more radical wing, our system of public education has followed suit. The education establishment has largely become just another wing of the radical left. At the 2022 National Education Association (NEA) Conference, Becky […]

Arizona’s Campus Disaster Can Be Stopped

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The woke rebellion against America’s founding principles continues to advance on all fronts. Nowhere is this truer than at America’s universities, the source and stronghold of the cultural revolution. The pushback against the illiberalism of our universities — their betrayal of their own first principles — has so far been a paltry thing. Supposedly, this […]

Arizona Lawmaker Defends Early Voter List Overhaul From National Criticism

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ArizonaThe architect of most of Arizona’s voter reforms over the last decade says a claim that her reforms to the state’s early voter list will restrict ballot access for minorities makes some irresponsible assumptions.  The nonprofit Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s School of Law released a study saying minorities are most likely to be […]

Mandatory Mis-Remembering on Natural Immunity

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“The past was alterable. The past never had been altered. Oceania was at war with Eastasia. Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia.” ― George Orwell, 1984   Releasing new pandemic guidelines last week, the CDC epidemiologist Greta Massetti divulged to reporters what many experts have long been saying: there is no difference between […]

Conservatives Shouldn’t Apologize for Healthy Skepticism of Big Government

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“Conservatives need to get over their allergy to government action.” That was the headline on an opinion column by Henry Olsen last week in The Washington Post. Olsen is not alone among conservatives in thinking so. Across much of the right today, there’s more openness to having the government do more in the economy. Olsen observes that […]

Arizona Holds The School Choice Crown, But Can It Keep It?

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If school choice opponents refer Arizona’s education savings accounts expansion to the ballot, they will find voter sentiment has shifted.   Supporters of education freedom and choice have rightly praised the Arizona state legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey for expanding eligibility for the state’s K-12 education savings accounts (ESAs) to all students. Now, all Arizona families will be […]

Rethinking Climate Change: Are the Apocalyptic Models Wrong?

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The passion of the green movement has captured the world’s attention with its incessant demands for solutions to taper carbon emissions. Unfortunately, these appeals are rarely questioned due to the clout of environmental activists. We are automatically expected to endorse the assumptions of climate activists or be accused of science denialism. But closer introspection exposes the unscientific approach […]

Kari Lake Issues New Debate Challenge To Radical Leftist Katie Hobbs

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Where’s Katie? Trump-Endorsed Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate Kari Lake posted a video on Saturday calling her radical Leftist Democrat opponent a “coward” for ducking out of the gubernatorial debate. “It looks like my radical opponent, Katie Hobbs, is going to take a page out of Joe Biden’s playbook and campaign from her basement,” said Kari Lake […]

The GOP Has a Big Ego Problem

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It has always been a marvel how the Democrats pull together. They may fight among themselves, but they see themselves as change agents. They tend to subdue their differences and work for long-term goals of bringing socialism to America. It has been a 70-year project and they are winning. More than 50 years ago when […]

Biden’s CIA Director Employed Chinese Communist Party Members While Heading Elite DC Think Tank

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Central Intelligence Agency Director William Burns formerly headed an influential D.C. think tank while it employed undisclosed Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members as well as individuals with Chinese government ties, the Daily Caller News Foundation has found. During Burns’ tenure as president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from February 2015 to November 2021, […]

Monkeypox And The Face Of Gay Promiscuity

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Promiscuous gay German man’s nose nearly rots off from monkeypox. He also had advanced syphilis and HIV, but didn’t know it That’s a pretty horrible picture, isn’t it? It’s a 40-year-old German monkeypox patient whose nose began to rot off after he caught the disease. Turns out that he was HIV-positive and didn’t know, plus […]

Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate Kari Lake Eyes Invasion Declaration, Sweeping Border Moves If Elected

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Arizona has been at the forefront of the ongoing crisis at the southern border Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is promising to declare an “invasion” at the southern border if elected to lead the state in November, one of a number of aggressive moves she intends to take to combat the raging migrant crisis. The […]

DeSantis, Trump, and a New Right Comfortable With Power

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Editors’ Note: This article touches on an important subject that we hope will be expanded by conservative leaders of all hues. We certainly do not wish to become as illiberal as our opponents. Politics should be more than just gangs fighting over who gets to control the levers of state power. In theory, conservatives want […]

Energy Shortage and Mineral Dependence

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Editors’ Note: Although the November 8th election here in Arizona will be focused on economic issues and our southern border invasion, the Inflation Reduction Act should be a central issue for the Senate race between Blake Masters (R) and incumbent Mark Kelly (D). Similarly, incumbent Kyrsten Sinema (D) will attempt to remain in her Senate seat […]

All Signs Point to a Housing Recession

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Sales Plunge to Lockdown Levels, Active Listings Surge, Prices Begin to Dip as Price Reductions Spike, Investors Pull Back Buyers moseyed away from sky-high prices but are still there, just a lot lower, while many sellers hang on to illusions. Inventory and supply of previously-owned homes of all types – single-family houses, condos, co-ops, and […]

False Friends of Digital Privacy

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“Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are, and those few dare not oppose themselves to the opinion of the many.” Nicolo Machiavelli, The Prince   The period following May 2013 witnessed a slew of disclosures about mass surveillance. There were jaw-dropping revelations about National Security Agency programs, software, and spy gear. Someone […]

Will the Real “Independent” Please Stand Up?

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After a heated Republican primary and some lukewarm Democratic battles, candidates for Arizona’s statewide offices are positioning themselves for the general election on November 8th. Even the winners of the most contentious races, like Kari Lake, are calling for post-primary unity among members of their party. When the clock struck 8 pm on Tuesday evening […]

Democrats Say ‘No One Is Above The Law,’ But This List Of Their Corrupt Allies Proves Otherwise

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Here is the full list of deep-state and Democrat allies that prove the ‘no one is above the law’ schtick is all a lie. When the FBI executed a raid on the home of former President Donald Trump, who happens to be the most popular political leader in America, the “get Trump” crowd was overjoyed. […]

Report: 44 Percent of Pregnant Women in Pfizer Trial Lost Their Babies; FDA and CDC Recommended Jabs For Expectant Mothers Anyway

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More than 40 percent of pregnant women who participated in Pfizer’s mRNA COVID vaccine trial suffered miscarriages, according to internal Pfizer documents, recently released under court order. Despite this, Pfizer, and the Biden administration insisted that the vaccines were safe for pregnant women. Out of 50 pregnant women, 22 of them lost their babies, according to […]

Time to Deal With Politicians Who Keep Bringing Us Massive Needless Spending Bills.

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Editors’ Note: Thomas Patterson’s excellent review of the deceptive and punishing Inflation Reduction Act ends with a statement about Senator Mark Kelly of Arizona. He is accurately labeled as the 51st vote for the Inflation Reduction Act causing incalculable damage to Americans’ economic well-being and liberty and should be a major focus of the November 8th election. […]

The Cause of America’s Class Divide

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A book explains why the nation has split along class lines more than racial and ethnic lines. In today’s polarized America, a surefire way of being characterized as a member of the wrong political camp is to favorably quote an author, commentator, or academic who is seen as being in the wrong camp. A case […]

Who Is Most Responsible for the Ongoing War in Ukraine?

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John Mearsheimer recently gave an important lecture on the Ukrainian war. He warns that “the United States is now effectively at war with Russia.” Mearsheimer argues, “The United States is principally responsible.” Alexander Stubb contends in a reply to Mearsheimer, “The only place to blame is the Kremlin, Putin, and Russia.” Commentators who play the blame game over Ukraine do […]

Mike Pence: Political Dunderhead

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Since the FBI raid on former President Trump’s personal residence, the bureau has come under justifiable political fire. Former Vice President Pence, who increasingly is making signals he wants to break from Trump’s orbit, has come out condemning those criticizing the FBI. Those remarks are being used by progressives, who want to exploit divisions within […]

These 11 Defensive Gun Uses Show Protective Benefits of Second Amendment

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Editors’ Note: The collection of data is important to policy. Just as temperatures taken from heat islands can lead climatologists to wrong conclusions about “global warming”, so can incorrect data on the use of firearms can mislead policymakers. Professor John Lott is perhaps one of the best independent sources of information relating to firearms. Recently, […]

About That “0 Percent” Inflation in July

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On Wednesday, August 10th, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the July 2022 Consumer Price Index data showing a year-over-year change of 8.5 percent. That’s down from June’s 9.1 percent year-over-year number, but still at 40-year highs. The Biden administration, predictably, chose to seize upon the 0.0 percent month-over-month change between June and July. As […]

Record Weekend for Homicides in Maricopa County

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Last weekend was a violent one in Maricopa County. There were six homicide incidents in the county over the weekend, a record for 2022. “These are six families who are grieving, six loved ones who were unexpectedly taken, and every case has a different set of facts and evidence that must be reviewed by our […]

Is the Inflation Reduction Act Really a Climate Policy Game-Changer?

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Supporters of the Inflation Reduction Act are touting it as a game-changer on climate politics. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman – who may be a bit given to hyperbole where partisan politics is involved – has even suggested the Democrats may have just saved civilization itself. Conversely, some leftist critics of the bill argue it will do little to combat […]

Media Advisory: 96% 0f U.S. Climate Data is Corrupted

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Editors’ Note: While the “heat island” effect has been known for some time, if the country is about to embark on a costly socialist-driven program to “control climate change”, we had better have our facts correct. The implication of this article though is very serious. The data upon which we are basing many of our […]

97% of Political Contributions by Employees of Top Foundations Went to Democrats in 2019-20

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At three foundations in the “FoundationMark 15,” 100% of contributions made by employees went to Democrats. At 12, contributions to Democrats exceeded 96%.   Progressive philanthropists now regularly admit to politicized charitable contributions. But to our knowledge, no one recently has examined how professional philanthropic elites—those who work at the nation’s largest foundations—spend their personal […]

Arizona Filling U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Gap This Weekend

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order on Friday this week directing the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs to fill the gaps in the Yuma border wall starting immediately. “Arizona has had enough,” Ducey said in a press release. “We can’t wait any longer. The Biden administration’s lack of urgency on border […]

Until Election Integrity Issues Are Fixed, Conservatives Should Not Stop Talking About The 2020 Election

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The only way we can be assured of more secure, trusted elections in the future is if we continue to debate and discuss what happened in 2020. Following the contentious 2000 election of President George W. Bush, former President Jimmy Carter and Republican James Baker co-chaired the bipartisan Commission on Election Reform. It issued a […]

With 87,000 New Agents on Way, 4 Facts About IRS Gun Arsenal

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Some of the 87,000 new agents whom Democrats propose to hire at the Internal Revenue Service could come with some extra firepower. On Friday, House Democrats gave final passage to the tax and spending bill they dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act, which, among other things, would double the size of the IRS with 87,000 new agents to beef up […]

Biden, Harding, and a Ray of Hope

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Among the treasured books in my collection is Lost Men of American History, compiled by Stewart H. Holbrook — copyright 1946. Say again, 1946. I purchased it for 25 cents at an elementary school fundraising book sale. One chapter is about the “most corrupt presidential administration in history” (up to that point), that of Warren […]

The “Inflation Reduction Act” Will Do Almost Nothing That Joe Manchin Says It Will

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Editors Note: The following is an excellent analysis of this atrocious piece of legislation. While the “devil is in the details”, we cannot forget that our own Senator, Krysten Sinema, and Joe Manchin are the two people that previously held the line against Build Back Better, only to cave on a slightly less expensive version. […]

Where Did $800 Billion Go?

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Our various governments allocate money. Then the money goes into a black hole. Readers of this column know I tried to find out where Los Angeles City spent $1 billion on homelessness in a recent year and hit a brick wall. As you know our federal government has allocated amounts in the trillions and we […]

Teachers Union Promotes Pronouns Cards for Students: ‘Hello, My Pronouns Are… ’

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A “Student Identification Card” sounds relatively innocuous, like something that could come in handy for a field trip, emergency drill, or cafeteria hour. Such a card seems unlikely to serve a purpose in promoting LGBT indoctrination and deceiving parents. And yet, that’s exactly what it is now being used for. This particular student ID card […]

Courage or Experience?

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As the collective blood starts to boil among conservatives for the unprecedented raid on the home of former President Donald Trump, we need to think about who is responsible for the leadership of both the Department of Justice and the FBI. And we must demand that Republicans investigate and clean out these agencies. It is […]

Did Lockdowns Turn Americans Into Lazy Bums?

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It looks as if we can add another line to the long list of lockdown harms. Sloth. This explains so much actually. For months, we’ve been watching working/population ratios and labor participation rates and have been stunned by how they both continue to plummet. We search for explanations. Early retirement. Women driven out due to […]

Whole Foods CEO Worries ‘Socialists Are Taking Over’

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Outgoing Whole Foods CEO John Mackey said he’s worried about socialists “taking over” American life in an interview with Reason published Wednesday. Mackey, who is slated to step down from the company he co-founded within six weeks, told Reason that socialists are capturing the country. “My concern is that I feel like socialists are taking over,” Mackey said. “They’re […]

Housing Bubble Getting Ready to Pop: The Big Boys Leave, Waiting for Reset

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Biggest investors in single-family houses: “We need to be patient and allow the market to reset.”   We’re now getting all kinds of commentary from housing industry insiders and big institutional investors in single-family houses. They’re talking about this during their earnings calls. American Homes 4 Rent is one of them. The company was founded […]

Gulliver’s Travels in Washington, D.C.

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Someone should tell Washington’s elite that Gulliver’s Travels is a satire, not a handbook. Yes, in Part III of Jonathan Swift’s tale, Laputa sounds a lot like Washington, D.C. It also sounds a lot like the Spanish word for “whore,” about which the late P. J. O’Rourke is surely laughing from Heaven. The island of […]

Croatians Excluded from Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Their exclusion reveals DEI’s double standards, stereotypes, discrimination, and sophistry. Hamza Kopanja, a 32-year-old Croatian-American, is excluded from diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, although by any definition of “minority” and “disadvantaged,” he fits the bill.* He can’t complain about the exclusion, however, because it would be seen in some quarters as proof that he is […]

How the Foreclosure Rate in Arizona Compares to the Nation

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Demand for single-family homes surged in the past two years, as the coronavirus pandemic prompted people to look for more living space. The increased demand, facilitated by low-interest rates and coupled with supply constraints, led to soaring home prices. (These are 15 cities with the most overpriced housing markets.) But now the U.S. housing market […]

The Corruption of Medicine

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Executive Editor’s Note: As a retired physician, reading Heather Mac Donald’s long and well documented analysis of the damaging dilution of medical education and the medical profession kneeling to the alter of woke ideology is foreboding and heartbreaking for the future of American healthcare. Prior to retirement and as a former member of a medical school admissions […]

Democrats’ Green Energy ‘Transition’ Costs You Way More And Gives You Way Less

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The Inflation Reduction Act raises taxes on the middle class and will sabotage the country’s power grid by making green energy unavoidable.   Democrats and their leftist allies are celebrating the U.S. Senate’s passage of the misnamed “Inflation Reduction Act.” Subject to a vote out of the Rules Committee mid-week, it’s expected that H.R. 5376 will […]

Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut, Sometimes You Don’t

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The headline is taken from an old television ad and accompanying jingle to help distinguish between two candy bars: Almond Joy and Mounds. We would interpret this to mean that sometimes one feels like a candy bar with a large nut, chocolate, and coconut,  and sometimes you just want the coconut and chocolate. Such matters of taste […]

“Inflation Reduction Act” Is “Economic Malpractice”

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On Sunday afternoon, it took all 50 Democratic senators, along with Vice President Kamala Harris, to pass their deceptively named Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376) by a 51–50 vote, sending it to the House. The bill at one time was thought to have been “dead in the water,” but gained life with the support of Senators Kyrsten Sinema […]

The Next Populist Moment

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After Tuesday’s primaries, the New Right has officially arrived. Next to win, and then to govern.   On Tuesday [August 2], New Right rising star Blake Masters won Arizona’s Republican Senate primary by more than a ten-point margin. Kari Lake defeated establishment candidate Karrin Taylor Robson in the state’s gubernatorial primary. Up in Michigan, MAGA […]

Japan’s Government Looted the Future—and Its Children Are Paying the Price

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Japan’s fiscal mismanagement and massive national debt violate the principles of democratic fiscal responsibility.   Editor’s Note: The years from 1991 to 2001 are known as “The Lost Decade” in Japan. After years of rapid growth in the 1980s, the Japanese economy fell into a prolonged slump marked by persistent, high unemployment, low growth rates, […]

We Have No Reason To Trust The FBI

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If Republicans were doing any of this, Democrats would be calling it authoritarian. And they’d be right.   The day before Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election of 2016, The New York Times’s Paul Krugman claimed that the FBI—along with “Russian intelligence”—had “rigged the election.” Election denialism is perfectly acceptable behavior on […]

An Open Letter to Senator Sinema

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Words cannot express my disappointment in your vote on the completely mis-labeled Inflation Reduction Act that was recently voted on. The nation’s inflation rate has never been effectively reduced by spending another pile of tax-payer money that has yet to be collected. In the words of Milton Friedman: “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon […]

A Little Reality About the New Spending Bill

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The Democrats are masters of misnaming the intended purpose of bills they offer up to disguise what is really happening. It is indicative of how gullible they believe we are. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will do nothing to reduce inflation. The main reason is that revenues will not be achieved to offset the […]

In Defense of National Conservatism

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Editors Note: As the article suggests, National Conservatism is a work in progress. Some call it MAGA and that seems to mean different things to different people. For us, it embraces elements of political conservatism but emphasizes the historic need to control the abuse of power, especially from today’s internationalist technocratic framework. It starts with adherence […]

Don’t Think There Is a Meteo Misinformation Media? Consider 1936.

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Here is the headline from the Daily Mail: REVEALED: The satellite images that show how triple-digit temperatures blanketed the US in July, putting 150 MILLION Americans under extreme heat warnings and killing dozens. I wonder what would have happened if there was no air conditioning. Here is July: Pretty warm. But look at 1980: And 2012: […]

A Problem with Creating Politically Correct Holidays

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American political and cultural elites—in their efforts to give us a revolutionary liturgical calendar—have now turned Juneteenth into a federal holiday. This smacks of the kind of “moral lesson” that Hollywood—or Hollyweird—and more generally the political left like to preach without checking facts. Juneteenth—or June 19—is not a good choice for celebrating the end of […]

We Awaken to a Different Day in America

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Editors’ Note: Yesterday, Americans witnessed a criminalized Department of Justice and FBI raid President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago home in search of documents. It was unannounced and a first in all of America’s history. This signals a potentially mortal threat to our nation, a nation of laws, not men. Is it a coincidence that the midterm election […]

Freedom Itself Is Gravely in Peril

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The FBI has raided Donald Trump’s home in Florida and opened a private safe, hanging around for hours looking for classified material that might be there. They were likely looking for items that Trump believed he had declassified – the president can do this with anything – but is still holding in his possession. Top […]

It Doesn’t Get Much Worse Than ‘Build Back Better’

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Sen. Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer just struck a deal on a massive spending package they call the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. In all important respects, the legislation is no different from the Democrats’ long-running social spending plan known as Build Back Better. Americans should be alarmed. The bill has the potential […]

Here Is What Stagflation Looks Like

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Yes, we have some stagflation. Subsequent to the pre-Covid peak in Q4 2019, real final sales of domestic product have slowed to a crawl, rising by just 0.73% per annum during the last 2.5 years. We much prefer this measure over real GDP because it removes the abrupt inventory swings from quarter to quarter, which can have […]

Blind Justice

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The founding of the United States and its Constitutional government is predicated on three separate yet co-equal branches: Executive, Legislative and Judicial. The executive branch is inherently political and always will be, it is the seat of power vested in one individual, our elected president. The legislative branch is political, however slightly less so as […]

In Condemnation of Kyrsten Sinema

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Last January we wrote a piece called “In Praise of Krysten Sinema.” It was written in a generous bi-partisan spirit. The senior Senator from Arizona had stood up to a massive, expensive, intrusive spending bill.  She had done so under relentless attack. These attacks even became personal as she was accosted in a bathroom at ASU […]

Documents Reveal Collusion Between CDC, Big Tech During Pandemic

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Documents newly obtained by America First Legal Foundation reveal deep collusion between public officials and allies in Big Tech to silence dissenting voices. The documents lay bare efforts by officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to push social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to censor so-called medical misinformation. John Zadrozny, […]

What Litter Says about America

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Especially telling is a water bottle that is marketed as eco-friendly. Like an archeological dig, the litter that my wife and I pick up on our daily five-mile walk says a lot about American society. The daily debris comes from all socioeconomic classes. Receipts found among some of the items show that they were bought […]

Smoking Gun: Newly Discovered Emails Confirm Joe Biden Obstructed Justice For His Son’s Foreign Business Deal

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Editors’ Note: This is a long article but worth reading. It documents the enormity of the criminal activity of Hunter Biden and then Vice-President Joe Biden. This will ultimately be part of the Biden record but with suppression of this evidence and documentation, the media and all areas of the Executive branch continue to protect […]

‘Identify Patriotic Americans As Suspects’: Sen. Ted Cruz Confronts Wray On Project Veritas Leak

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Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz confronted FBI Director Christopher Wray about a leak of alleged FBI material by the conservative activist group, Project Veritas, at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday. Cruz tried to make the case that the FBI has a repeated pattern of targeting conservatives and “patriotic Americans.” He pointed to a copy […]

REPORT: A Manufactured Charter School Scandal

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This article was first published in Chalkboard Review.   Threatening Prenda’s standing with investors and families alike As the COVID-19 pandemic shut schools down across the country, one micro-school network rose to serve thousands of students in need of an education. Expanding from 80 students to more than 4,000 in just two years, Prenda has […]

Inside Liz Cheney’s Coordinated Effort To Prevent Troop Deployment Before Jan. 6

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Editor’s Note: The revelations that Cheney actively campaigned to stop troops from being deployed to protect the Capitol from demonstrators will likely not play well in her highly contested race against Harriet Hageman. Some suggest that her bitterness reaches such levels that she will re-emerge as a Democrat. Cheney is trailing by more than 20 […]

Now is the Time to Focus on Victory in November

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We just completed the primary season in Arizona and are looking ahead to the general election in November. It has been a long and exhausting campaign, with many wounds self-inflicted upon our candidates and our party. It hasn’t been pretty.  Our objective as Republicans should be to save the Republic and thus now rally around […]

Our Elitist Environmental Experts Are Driving Us Over The Cliff

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Leftist thought leaders insist that we are facing an environmental holocaust unless we immediately drastically reduce carbon emissions. Yet it’s curious. The governing and influence elites demand massive societal sacrifice, while they are apparently not concerned enough to alter their own extravagant lifestyles. They own multiple sumptuous homes, cars, and yachts. They fly individual private jets […]

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Maricopa County GOP To Formally Censure County Recorder RINO Stephen Richer TONIGHT After Tuesday Primary Election Debacle – MARICOPA STILL COUNTING

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Editors’ Note: The following article is published to report the frustration and disappointment with the conduct of the August 2nd primary election in Maricopa County under the leadership of Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer. The Prickly Pear interviewed Mr. Richer in 2020 as a candidate for the Recorder’s office when he ran against and defeated […]

The Pentagon Owns Its Recruiting Crisis

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Editors’ Note: We think it likely that the emphasis on transgender issues, race, feminism, and betrayal of the troops in Afghanistan ( the long indecisive conduct of the War itself and multiple deployments) are all issues. As to the double down of the military on forced vaccines, we have this observation: the Commander-in-Chief has been […]