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Obama’s Assaults On Trump – Are Assaults On Our Governmental System And Nation

Seton Motley, There was once a long and fabulous tradition in American politics.  A president, once no longer President, kept his trap shut about his successors.  This is a very (small “r”) republican thing to do.  Americans peaceably elected the next person – and Americans and the world need only hear from one president at

Competitive Reality of 5G Threatens Previous-FCC’s Title II Net Neutrality

Scott Cleland, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai gets it that 5G wireless is a gamechanger for the rationale underlying the Wheeler-FCC’s Title II Open Internet order and net neutrality policy. Fast-changing markets and new competitive realities are a huge threat to the viability of the previous-FCC’s Title II Open InternetOrder and net neutrality policy because they are based on

Economic Ideas: Karl Marx’s Misconceptions About Man and Markets

Though it may seem strange, Karl Marx was not always a communist. As late as 1842, when Marx was in his mid-20s, he actually said he opposed any attempt to establish a communist system. In October 1842, he became editor of the Rheinische Zeitung [the Rhineland Times], and wrote in an editorial: The Rheinische Zeitung . . . does not

Energy: Coal is a gift that we have in abundance

Norman Rogers, The vast reserves of coal guarantee the United States energy for hundreds of years. Coal is efficient.  No fuel, other than uranium, is cheaper. Coal burns clean in modern plants. Strip-mining coal in the modern way improves the landscape.  According to the Energy Information Administration, the U.S. demonstrated coal reserve base is 477 billion 2,000-pound tons, enough for more

Economic Ideas: Karl Marx, the Man Behind the Communist Revolution

Richard Ebeling, When Karl Marx died in March 1883, only about a dozen people attended his funeral at a cemetery in London, England, including family members. Yet, for more than a century after his death – and even until today – there have been few thinkers whose ideas have been as influential on various aspects

The Environmentalist War On Science

Jeff Stier, The EPA just threw out five years of fracking safety research to appease green extremists. Although early drafts found no evidence that fracking has had a “widespread, systemic” impact on drinking water, the final report claims that there isn’t “enough information to make a broad conclusion.” How absurd. An honest look at the

The Google-Facebook Online Ad Cartel is the Biggest Competition Problem

Scott Cleland, By far the biggest competition problem facing U.S. antitrust and regulatory authorities is the Goobook Ad Cartel, the unaccountable dominant chokepoint for monetizing most online news, content, products and services. The evidence is compelling that Google and Facebook have colluded to divide up and corner the online advertising market, and consequently, have deterred competition, devalued

Economic Ideas: Thomas Malthus on Population, Passions, Property and Politics

Richard Ebeling, Those of us who have been fortunate enough to have been born in what is often still referred to as the Western World (Europe and North America) rarely appreciate the historical uniqueness of our material and related cultural well being compared not only to many still around the globe today, but relative to

When Leftist Foundations Fund Activism Posing As Journalism #FakeNews

Seton Motley, #FakeNews is currently in the news “big league.”  Thanks to ridiculous Buzzfeed’s ridiculous release of a 35-page Donald Trump disinformation litany (to which we absolutely will not link).  A litany so fake – it was printed under the heading “Disinformation.”  But ridiculous Buzzfeed released it anyway. Thanks to ridiculous Buzzfeed’s ridiculous release of

Restoring Educational Choice Means Ditching The Department Of Education’s Regulations

Robert G. Holland, For the Feds in the U.S. Education Department, ‘flexibility’ means there’s nothing left to lose. Flexibility is a quality Olympic gymnasts possess. When federal bureaucrats claim they are being flexible in administering massive programs of aid to elementary and secondary education, spectators would be wise to hold their chants of “USA! USA!

Fracking Helps Ignite Clinton’s Midwestern Firewall, Not Tap Water

Isaac Orr, Hydraulic fracturing is often incorrectly blamed for contaminating water with methane and thus allowing people to set their tap water on fire, but one thing fracking did help set ablaze was Hillary Clinton’s so-called “Midwestern Firewall,” particularly in Ohio and Pennsylvania, two states that were supposed to help carry her to victory. Instead,