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Here Come the Animal Spirits

Bill Murchison, According to a New Year’s Day New York Times story, business has become energized and optimistic: to the point of backing its hopes and ambitions with investment capital. Is all this about tax cuts? Not quite all, say Times writers Binyamin Appelbaum and Jim Tankersley. “In the administration and across the business community,

Communism and Millennials

Jerry Newcombe, In mid-December, a science editor for BuzzFeedUK, Kelly Oates, tweeted, “All I want for Christmas is full communism now.” Once this tweet was noticed, she withdrew it and issued an apology. A month earlier, another BuzzFeedUK staffer, Blake Montgomery, had responded to a tweet from President Trump. The president had declared November 7,

11 Things Every Real Conservative Should Ask On A First Date

Kurt Schlichter, Recently, a young being – I don’t want to presume its gender identity, but it’ll probably throw a hissy fit about my blatant chrono-shaming anyway – scribbled an article titled 10 Things Every Intersectional Feminist Should Ask On a First Date for his/her/xir fellow liberal freaks. It’s an illuminating view into the twisted

Groupthink in Academia: The Will to Submit

Jack Kerwick, “Groupthink” is a phenomenon that social psychologists know well.  It was in 1972 that Irving Janis first coined the term, and since this time the concept of groupthink has been applied to the study of decision-making in various contexts. However, all too rarely have scholars analyzed academia in terms of groupthink.  Yet there

Trump is assaulting our free press. But he also has a point.

Trump’s attacks on the press are the worst in our history. We shouldn’t push back. “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace says even though President Trump treats the free press like his enemy, journalists shouldn’t treat him like he’s theirs. (Gillian Brockell/The Washington Post) Chris Wallace is anchor of “Fox News Sunday.” This op-ed is