Politics

Why 'Taxing the Rich' Falls on the Middle Class Instead

Why 'Taxing the Rich' Falls on the Middle Class Instead

Taxing the rich sounds great... until one realizes that those taxes fall on the middle class instead.

The Government Shutdown Exposes Another Reason to Abolish the TSA

The Government Shutdown Exposes Another Reason to Abolish the TSA

There is no empirical evidence that the TSA prevents terrorism.

The Immigrants Challenging Europe’s Code of Silence on Islam

The Immigrants Challenging Europe’s Code of Silence on Islam

They have been liberated by their ethnic backgrounds to speak more candidly than the vast majority of their countrymen.

 Visa Overstays Don’t Negate the Benefits of Border Barriers

Visa Overstays Don’t Negate the Benefits of Border Barriers

Prominent organizations and individuals have repeatedly misled the public about the life-threatening consequences of illegal immigration and the role that a comprehensive border barrier would play in reducing them.

The Ironies of Illegal Immigration

The Ironies of Illegal Immigration

A recent poll revealed that one-third of Mexicans (34 percent) would like to emigrate to the United States. Such massive potential emigration into the United States makes no sense.

George Bernard Shaw Was so Enamored with Socialism He Advocated Genocide to Advance It

George Bernard Shaw Was so Enamored with Socialism He Advocated Genocide to Advance It

For decades, Shaw was a staunch proponent of genocide, refusing to soften his views even after the full horror of the Nazi death camps was brought to light.

Fact-Checking 5 of Trump’s Claims in Border Speech

Fact-Checking 5 of Trump’s Claims in Border Speech

President Donald Trump made the case Tuesday night for the $5.7 billion he wants Congress to approve for a wall expanding the physical barrier along the southern border to stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs.

Owner of Historic Boston Restaurant Says Minimum Wage Hikes Hastened Its Demise

Owner of Historic Boston Restaurant Says Minimum Wage Hikes Hastened Its Demise

The owner says it’s due in part to a recently passed law that raised the minimum wage from $11 to $12 an hour on Jan. 1, and will further increase it to $15 by 2024.

School Security Is Now a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry. Is There a Better Way to Protect Children?

School Security Is Now a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry. Is There a Better Way to Protect Children?

U.S. taxpayers spend nearly $700 billion each year on K-12 public schooling and that eye-popping sum shows no sign of slowing.

Congress Used to Pass Bipartisan Legislation – Will It Ever Again?

Congress Used to Pass Bipartisan Legislation – Will It Ever Again?

Does the return of divided government in the current Congress mean not much will happen over the next two years? 

Government Shutdown Shows Why We Need to Decentralize National Parks

Government Shutdown Shows Why We Need to Decentralize National Parks

The federal government has no skin in the game when it comes to shutting down monuments and national parks thousands of miles from Capitol Hill. 

Would Trump's Wall Eventually Pay for Itself?

Would Trump's Wall Eventually Pay for Itself?

By cutting illegal immigration, Trump's wall could save the US $750 million per year.

The Nash Equilibrium Minimum Wage Is Zero

The Nash Equilibrium Minimum Wage Is Zero

There is simply no level of a minimum wage that can make sense when looked at as a Nash equilibrium problem, where we take logical steps from zero to infinity and then all the way back down to zero.

New York Rings in New Year by Offering Gender-Neutral Birth Certificates

New York Rings in New Year by Offering Gender-Neutral Birth Certificates

The bill also permits parents to choose “X” on their newborn babies’ birth certificates.

What Aristotle Can Teach Us about Trump's Rhetoric

What Aristotle Can Teach Us about Trump's Rhetoric

Trump's success as a communicator may have something to do with the fact that he employs Aristotle's tips on effective rhetoric.

Five Political Predictions for 2019

Five Political Predictions for 2019

From the Democratic primary to the release of the Mueller report, it's sure to be a big year.

'Justice' is the 'Word of the Year.' But What is 'Social Justice'?

'Justice' is the 'Word of the Year.' But What is 'Social Justice'?

Merriam-Webster has picked the word 'justice' for 2018. But are we practicing the wrong definition of the word?

New Year's Eve: Marxism-Lennonism Revisited

New Year's Eve: Marxism-Lennonism Revisited

John Lennon's "Imagine" will be played again at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration. For many baby boomers, this song is the new national anthem.

Our Politics Now: Up vs. Down, Not Left vs. Right

Our Politics Now: Up vs. Down, Not Left vs. Right

The real battle is no longer between Left and Right; the Left has won two-thirds of the important political debates of our time.   The real fight is now between up-and-down;  those who comprise the elite and those who do not.  

How to Protect Californians from Wildfires

How to Protect Californians from Wildfires

 Simply shouting “climate change” doesn’t offer the state’s citizens a thorough explanation, nor does it yield tangible solutions that we can begin to implement now.

15 Things You Should Know about the 2018 Partial Government Shutdown

15 Things You Should Know about the 2018 Partial Government Shutdown

Government shutdowns are complicated.   15 things to explain what is going on.  

Human Freedom Index 2018

Human Freedom Index 2018

CATO has published its 2018 Human Freedom Index.  Personal and economic freedom has been increasing around the world, with the exception of the Middle East and North Africa.  

Why (Most) Right-Wing Intellectuals Hate Trump

Why (Most) Right-Wing Intellectuals Hate Trump

A lot of conservative intellectuals hate Donald Trump. The late Harvard philosopher Robert Nozick's insights help explain this. 

The Ongoing Decline of the American Male

The Ongoing Decline of the American Male

Time to raise men with chests?

Saying You’re Against Fascists Doesn’t Excuse Acting Like One

Saying You’re Against Fascists Doesn’t Excuse Acting Like One

Despite claims that Antifa fights fascism, the group's tactics actually mirror those of Benito Mussolini's regime.

The TSA Is Using Detector Dogs More, Which Is Actually a Good Idea

The TSA Is Using Detector Dogs More, Which Is Actually a Good Idea

If detector dogs can reduce my wait-time in security lines and have the bonus effect of allowing the TSA to screen more passengers with fewer workers, I’m all for them.

Guess What, Guys? Now You Can Have Periods, Too!

Guess What, Guys? Now You Can Have Periods, Too!

At least that's what they're about to teach in one British school district.

Saying Goodbye to the Scouts

Saying Goodbye to the Scouts

There are a number of things that killed scouting.

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