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How Rep. Steve Cohen Keeps His District Poor
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How Rep. Steve Cohen Keeps His District Poor

Last week, I testified before the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, on HR 490, also known as the Heartbeat Bill. The bill, introduced by Iowa Republican congressman Steve King, prohibits abortion of an unborn child once the...
Ignorance Versus Stupidity
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Ignorance Versus Stupidity

One of the most challenging and important jobs for an economics professor is to teach students how little we know and can possibly know. My longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell says, "It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of you...
How Media Toasts Hurt the GOP Establishment
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How Media Toasts Hurt the GOP Establishment

A Morning Consult poll released on Halloween offers a scary result for establishment Republicans. They tested the approval and disapproval ratings of current members of the U.S. Senate. Guess who was in the cellar. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ranked...
Any Chance Republicans Will Finally Fight Back?
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Any Chance Republicans Will Finally Fight Back?

The best moment for conservatives during the Claremont Institute's panel discussion on "The Resistance and the Violent New Left" came at the end during the question period. An appeaser popped up and asked the panel how can "we" encourage more "leaders" like Li...
NFL Team Criticizes Navy Veteran Who Supports Anthem
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NFL Team Criticizes Navy Veteran Who Supports Anthem

The New Orleans Saints have a wonderful 50 year relationship with long suffering fans that have supported the team through mostly losing seasons. Unfortunately, the team is putting that relationship in jeopardy with their asinine position on the National Anthe...
Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’
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Our Ex-Presidents’ Insincere Praise of ‘American Generosity’

All five living former Presidents recently came together at a benefit concert for victims of this year's devastating hurricanes. A month earlier, they broadcast an appeal for Americans to donate for hurricane relief efforts. Former President Jimmy Carter pr...
Political Correctness at the Root of NYC Attack
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Political Correctness at the Root of NYC Attack

Political correctness strikes again. This time eight are dead and more than a dozen injured after Uzbekistan national Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov plowed his Home Depot rented pick-up truck into a New York bike path. The path is adjacent to the World Trade Ce...
Blaming MDs for Opioid Crisis Is Malarkey
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Blaming MDs for Opioid Crisis Is Malarkey

President Trump's declaration that opioid abuse is a public health emergency is sparking debate about addiction. Tragically, myths and misinformation are blocking the path to preventing more deaths. Start with the causes of the opioid crisis. On "Face the N...
What 65.5 Million Non-English Speakers Means For America
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What 65.5 Million Non-English Speakers Means For America

For 22 years, beginning in 1986 and ending in 2008, I taught in the California public school system. My subject was English as a second language, and my students were adults. The first class consisted of San Joaquin Valley migrant farm workers, mostly Mexican,...
Allahu Akbar-itis: America’s Deadly and Debilitating Disease
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Allahu Akbar-itis: America’s Deadly and Debilitating Disease

"Shout 'Allahu Akbar,' because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers." Who knew hijacker Mohammed Atta's parting words, discovered in his journal after the 9/11 attacks, would become a national punchline? The louder and more frequently jihadi...