Yesterday, a blast leveled a substantial area of the Beirut harbor area. (See Shipwreckedcrew’s Abandoned Shipment of Ammonium Nitrate Behind the Explosion in Beirut Today??.) A new aerial shot shows the before and after of the devastating explosion in Beirut. The latest ➡️ — Bloomberg (@business) August 5, 2020
Whether consciously or by reacting to his own political incentives, Trump has become a stouter defender of our original governing document than his critics. Donald Trump’s tweet last week that the possibility of mail-in voter fraud might justify postponing the November elections renewed claims that his presidency is a threat to the Constitution. Conservative commentator
If schools don’t open their doors and refuse online learning, it would be not only silly but outright unjust to send checks to shuttered doors over struggling families. In case you didn’t experience it last semester, online learning was a failure. Across the country, fewer than half of students showed up, and those who did […]
Sports, movies, and schools go woke. And broke?   Cultural suicide used to be a popular diagnosis of why things suddenly just quit. Historians such as Oswald Spengler and Arnold Toynbee cited social cannibalism to explain why once-successful states, institutions, and cultures simply died off. Their common explanation was that the arrogance of success ensures […]
Monopolies are bad. Regardless of your political views, that statement probably elicited nothing stronger than a yawn. Why? Because even some of the most ardent free market crusaders recognize the dangers of monopolistic power. Competition is the great driving force behind our economy, producing innovation, rewarding efficiency and good management, and reducing prices.
For four years, Democrats have been trying to cement in voters’ foreheads the idea that Trump is unfit for office. Perhaps that’s because Democrats’ policies never have been as unfit for the office as they are now. In 2016, the news-minding public endured an endless chant branding Donald Trump’s character and personality as “unfit” for […]
The year 2020 will be recorded in California history books as the year a pandemic arrived in America’s most populous state, but the impact of a California Supreme Court ruling likely will have a more lasting impact on state and local budgets and the economy. Later this year, the court is expected to address recent […]
The Ohio Board of Pharmacy has reversed a rule that prohibited the sale and dispensing of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine in the state after Gov. Mike DeWine (R) asked for the reversal. “I agree with the statement from Dr. Steven Hahn, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, that the decision about prescribing hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 […]
An epidemiology professor at the Yale School of Public Health said hydroxychloroquine could save 100,000 lives from the coronavirus but added that the controversial anti-malaria drug has instead been used in a “propaganda war.” Watch the latest video at “I think 75,000 to 100,000 lives will be saved,” Dr. Harvey Risch said in an […]
The Black Lives Matter movement mourned the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro in a statement Sunday, saying they were similarly on a “revolution” to create a world of “freedom” and “peace.” The statement hailed the authoritarian dictator and staunch U.S. adversary who ruled Cuba for almost 50 years as an ideal revolutionary leader […]
President Donald Trump defended Tuesday a group of doctors who spoke about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine on Monday at a press conference. Trump said he was aware that Facebook, Twitter, and Google had removed videos of the group America’s Frontline Doctors at their Capitol Hill press conference on Monday. The video of the doctors published by […]
On Monday, a video falsely promoting hydroxychloroquine as a cure for COVID-19 and downplaying the efficacy of masks went viral on various platforms, including Facebook (where it racked up nearly 20 million views) and Twitter. The video footage captured by Breitbart News was boosted by various members of anti-vaccine groups, as well as Donald Trump […]
The continuing unrest in Portland, Oregon, which has now lasted some 55 nights, exemplifies the breakdown of law and order that has become a daily occurrence in many cities with progressive mayors. Portland police are nowhere to be found at the sight of the protests outside the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse, a federal building. On […]
Website hosting provider Squarespace has shut down the website of the group America’s Frontline Doctors following a press conference they held in Washington D.C., according to Dr. Simone Gold. According to a screenshot posted by Gold, the web hosting service shut down the group’s website for “activity that’s false, fraudulent, inaccurate or deceiving.” USA GAG […]
The UK has a critical role to play in countering aggression. Chinese leaders love to use the phrase ‘win-win’, but they actually hope to win twice and leave other nations in positions of relative disadvantage. The Chinese Communist party’s behavior during the COVID-19 crisis is a case in point. In the midst of the global […]
American history shows that federalism initially went too far in its protection of states. Slavery made plain the most obvious flaw in the Constitution’s original design – it failed to provide a minimum protection for individual rights against states as well as the federal government.  Slavery deprived a specific race, brought to the United States […]
America is going through an identity crisis. Many no longer look back at our history with a reverent eye, but with a critical one, questioning our history, principles, and values. Others feel a sense of constant confusion. Coming from Somalia, a country steeped in its own disorder and unrest, I am alarmed to see this […]
In your foray through the culture wars, you’ve likely come across the term “woke capitalism.” Or the associated adage “get woke, go broke.” A term popularised by New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, woke capitalism refers to a clever ploy where corporations pay homage to the cultural Left in return for leniency when fulfilling their […]
A national survey conducted by the Remington Research Group reveals that 64% of Americans are ready to boycott the NFL over their disgraceful national anthem protests.  The public poll highlights two things: Firstly, Americans largely agree with Donald Trump. Secondly, if NFL players don’t drop their disrespectful narcissistic behaviour, NFL will soon cease to be popular
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), global fiscal support in response to the crisis will be more than $9 trillion, approximately 12 percent of world GDP. This premature, clearly rushed, probably excessive, and often misguided chain of so-called stimulus plans will distort public finances in a way which we have not seen since World War […]
The yearlong controversy over the State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights illustrates the potency of the intolerant and uncivil passions afflicting the nation. It also underscores the urgency of the commission’s report, which Secretary of State Mike Pompeo presented to the public last Thursday in a speech in Philadelphia at the National Constitution Center
This month, under the guidance of Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve announced it is cutting rates for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis. This rate cut of 25 basis points is a decline from 2.5 percent to 2.25 percent. Powell’s reasoning for the rate cut was to provide a “mid-cycle adjustment” in an […]
If you asked me this morning which nation has the most mass shootings in the world, I would have said, with perhaps a flicker of hesitation, the United States. This is a tad embarrassing to admit because I’m pretty familiar with shooting statistics, having written several articles on gun violence and the Second Amendment. Below […]
“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert,” the economist Milton Friedman once quipped, “in five years there’d be a shortage of sand.” The U.S. Mint, to its credit, had a much longer run. The Federal Reserve, which purchases coins from the Mint and distributes them to depository institutions, announced it would begin […]
The war over free expression isn’t over, but the cancel consensus is starting to flop as the facade of viewpoint diversity in elite institutions begins to fade. Steven Pinker, the mild-mannered Harvard linguist, is the latest target of the online leftist mob. Known for advancing evolutionary psychology, the computational theory of mind, and more recently, […]
More than 2,000 years before America’s bailouts and entitlement programs, the ancient Romans experimented with similar schemes. The Roman government rescued failing institutions, canceled personal debts, and spent huge sums on welfare programs. The result wasn’t pretty. Roman politicians picked winners and losers, generally favoring the politically well connected — a
Two generations of American scholars held out hope that China would become “a responsible stakeholder.” In 2020, those hopes have been dashed. The deteriorating relationship between the world’s two superpowers—the United States and China—is now entering a period of grave danger. An emboldened Chinese Communist Party is now on the move in Asia and globally. […]