Sunday, January 20, 2019

Politics of Immigration

In his 1995 State of the Union address, President Bill Clinton said: "All Americans ... are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal...

What JFK Could Teach Modern Democrats About Taxing the Rich

Kennedy argued correctly that the lower tax rates would "raise revenues in the long run." He was right; the lower tax rates spurred a...

Furloughed Federal Employees are Still Paid More Than You

  Whether its CNBC, or The New York Times, or NPR, the mainstream media is clearly committed to using the current partial government shutdown to portray...

The Bill of Rights Is America’s Bulwark against Government Overreach

  On December 15, America passed the anniversary of our Bill of Rights, designed as a strong bulwark against arbitrary government power and without which...

Assault Weapon Bans Are All About Appearance

On January 9, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D–Calif.) introduced a federal bill to ban assault weapons—legislation that's been depicted as life-saving, common sense policy. But its definition...

James Madison’s Solution to Tribalism

  Political tribalism has been a very popular topic in 2018.  A great divide has been created in our society as a result of identity...

The Libertarian Experiment That Isn’t

by RYAN BOURNE via Cato.org According to Paul Krugman, the government shutdown amounts to a potentially big libertarian experiment. With nine departments and multiple agencies closed, maybe for...
video

[VIDEO] Trump’s Address to the Nation on Border Security

My fellow Americans, tonight I’m speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis...

The Intellectual Poverty Of The New Socialists

The New Socialists try of course to distance themselves from the glaring failures of the Old Socialists, who suffered from two incurable vices. First,...

How the war on climate change slams the world’s poor

When a “solution” to a problem causes more damage than the problem, policymaking has gone awry. That’s where we often find ourselves with global...

Today’s U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal: What Was Agreed and What Comes Next

by Simon Lester And Inu Manak via CATO The Trump administration reached a deal with Mexico today on some bilateral issues in the renegotiation of...

Atlas Mugged: Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Nationalize Corporations

by Jeffrey Harding via Mises Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged depicts a world where freedom and free markets are crushed by not-so-well-meaning politicians and bureaucrats. The story is...

God Chose Trump

When Trump tweets something, the Self-Righteous Indignation Brigade demand that Christians immediately drop their support of the president.  If we don't, then somehow we have lost our...

The Ash Heap of History Awaits

Time to put socialism back where it belongs. An examination of human migration patterns over the past several thousand years demonstrates one fundamental truth: People...

Growing Dependence on Subsidies

by Chris Edwards via CATO In two maps today, the New York Times illustrates the growing dependence of Americans on federal government subsidies or welfare. h/t https://twitter.com/vanessabcalder Edwards holds a BA...

8 Years Later, the Damage of Dodd-Frank Continues to Mount

President Donald Trump signed into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act on May 24 to, among other things, provide exemptions to smaller...

Opportunity Zones Fuel Corruption

by Chris Edwards via CATO The federal government dispenses unequal treatment to Americans through subsidies, regulations, and narrow tax breaks. The unequal treatment generates lobbying and...

Why I Objected to a Bill That Would Ban 3D Gun Designs

Last Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted, “I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to NRA, doesn’t seem...
healthcare

The Real Cost of Medicare for All is in Lives, Not Dollars

by Tho Bishop via Mises A recently released study by the Mercatus Center has placed renewed focus on the fiscal costs of Medicare for All. The study finds that...