Rush Limbaugh: Conservative Icon and Giant

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

American K-12 science education gone bad

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

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

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

A Phoenix Event of Interest for Liberty

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

Are We in a Bubble?

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

School Choice Is Now the Civil Rights Issue of Our Generation

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

Teachers’ Unions — Killing the Competition

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

Lockdowns Have Depleted Capital in All Forms

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

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

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

Fearless and Free

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