Matthew Vadum, Leftists are having to talk their comrades down from ledges. President Trump’s economic boom is undeniably underway which means that the Left will grow increasingly strident and desperate in the lead-up to this year’s midterm congressional elections and beyond. The better things go under Trump, the more looney the Left becomes. Left-wingers need
Joseph Bast, Shouldn’t we try to find ways to solve problems peacefully and voluntarily before we resort to force? Is it really okay to use force to achieve trivial objectives? Jim Payne is a long-time Heartland policy advisor, author, donor, and friend. He’s written a really nice commentary on the true definition of “government” and
Daniel Greenfield, Leave it to Muslims to fight an actual War on Christmas. He chose the location because of its Christmas-themed posters, recalling strikes in Europe against Christmas markets, he told investigators, and set off the bomb in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and elsewhere, several law enforcement officials said.
Joseph Klein, FCC set to reverse innovation-killing “net neutrality” order. Market forces have kept the Internet open and innovative since it was first commercialized years ago, without the need for intrusive government regulation. Yet, during the Obama administration, the liberal majority of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided to inflict the heavy hand of government
Robert G. Holland, The good news is that civics education, which teaches children the basics of good citizenship, is quickly gaining fans after being dormant for decades. There is a growing recognition that democracy cannot endure if three fourths of American students don’t know what makes their country tick. The big unknown is whether revived
Lloyd Billingsley, Farming weed, cultivating academics, and conning California. The legalization of marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, has not, as some politicians proclaimed, eliminated the black market for cannabis. Illicit weed grows are common in California, often manned by U.S. citizens or Mexican nationals in the country illegally. Like Sollozzo in The Godfather, the
Jesús Huerta de Soto | Mises.org Anarcho-capitalism the next step for human advancement? In this first decade of the 21st century, liberal thought, in both its theoretical and political aspects, has reached a historic crossroads. Although the fall of the Berlin Wall and of real socialism beginning in 1989 appeared to herald “the end of
Stephen Moore, Well, finally we are getting that “summer of recovery.” The July jobs report released Friday was a blockbuster — solid job gains across the economy, the lowest unemployment rate in more than a decade and a nice bump in wages. This was a report that transcends spin. You just have to tip your
Trent Baker, Sunday on New York AM 970’s “The Cats Roundtable,” CNBC regular and economist Larry Kudlow credited President Donald Trump for the recent stock market gains and economic growth. “[T]he profit reports continue to exceed expectations and that’s been true for the last couple of quarters,” Kudlow told host John Catsimatidis. “I think that’s the backbone
Bruce Bialosky, Previously, we have written how important it is to restructure our health insurance system after the dishonest, unnecessary and destructive law passed by a fully-partisan vote known as Obamacare. We have defined the fact that this is a team effort by Republicans which would orient the insurance market back toward consumer choice and
Brian Darling, On April 14, 2017, former conservative Rep. Scott Garrett of New Jersey was announced as President Trump’s pick to head up the Export Import Bank. Garrett would be an excellent President of Ex-Im, yet the K Street lobbyists residing in the Washington D.C. swamp are pulling out all the stops to block President
Steve Sherman, There’s always a lot of talk about the benefits of reaching across the aisle. In Washington, it seems like cooperation between the two pillars of political power rarely happens. That makes it all the more disheartening when the Democrats and Republicans reach bipartisan agreement, but in a way that suffocates the American people.