May 16, 2022 4:00 am

Bad Policy Creates Inflation and Opens the Door to Even Worse Ideas

When politicians break the economy, they hurt us in the short term but also create future opportunities to do harm in the name of undoing the damage they inflicted.

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May 13, 2022 8:26 am

Elizabeth Warren Introduces Price-Gouging Bill That Fails To Define What Qualifies as Price Gouging

The bill would penalize companies for price gouging during times of war, public health emergencies, or natural disasters—which would have encompassed all of the last two years.

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May 11, 2022 11:50 am

This Michigan Town Repealed a Ban on Fortunetellers, but Might Break State Law if It Tries To Regulate Them

Petoskey’s draft ordinance would require both “legitimate” fortunetellers and people pretending to tell fortunes to be licensed, calling into question the sense of licensing at all.

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May 10, 2022 1:00 am

Brickbat: Up for Rent

The British government is set to unveil a law that would force landlords to rent out empty retail spaces. The law would let local councils mandate that owners place shops that have been empty a year or more into a “rental auction,” with the high bidder getting the lease. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called…

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March 10, 2022 3:00 am

Ohio’s Taxman Is Tailgating NASCAR

The state’s tax commissioner claims NASCAR owes Ohio more than $549,000 in unpaid taxes merely because the state’s residents watched NASCAR races on television.

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February 27, 2022 3:00 am

Who Will Pay for the Roads?

Taxpayers will pay the tab for spruced-up bridges and rebuilt freeways, doubling down on a worrying trend.

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January 13, 2022 2:15 pm

‘We’ Didn’t Increase the Debt. Politicians, Congress, and Bureaucrats Did.

Using “we” implies a collective responsibility, creates the false impression that most people are on board, and hints that we’ll share equally in the benefits.

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December 15, 2021 3:00 am

Will Environmental Regulations Stop SpaceX?

The lawsuit could be a bellwether of how federal agencies must handle a burgeoning private space industry.

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November 15, 2021 2:20 am

Why National Conservatives’ Platform Should Start With Men

Sen. Josh Hawley is on to something: When men struggle to find good jobs and to form and maintain families, they often turn to alternatives that sap their fitness for a good life.

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November 13, 2021 11:30 am

An Empirical Defense of Congressional Filibusters and Super-Majority Voting Rules

Deliberative democracy is a noble ideal that politics reduces to romantic fiction. Deliberations rarely produce unanimous agreement due to the divergent interests of politicians and their constituencies. The upshot is that policy issues, both great and small, often are resolved by narrow majority votes. As the jurist and legal scholar Robert Bork noted, even…
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November 4, 2021 3:10 am

What The New Right Must Do Next Time It Earns Power

It is a sin what America’s globalist elite has done to low-income Americans for the last three generations. National conservatism is about revitalizing families and communities.

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November 3, 2021 1:47 pm

The National Debt in the Biden Era

The U.S. government rang up another $669 billion in the national debt from January 20, 2021 through the end of its 2021 fiscal year. That’s how much extra money the federal government has had to borrow to support its excessive spending during President Joe Biden’s tenure in office. Much of that additional debt is…
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October 14, 2021 3:29 pm

How Governments Botched COVID-19 Testing, Reinforcing Destructive Lockdowns and Massive “Relief” Spending

By Lawrence J. McQuillan and Jonathan Hofer The most glaring governmental failure during the COVID-19 experience in the United States has been the botched testing strategy because it allowed government authorities to “justify” devastating lockdowns and massive “relief” spending. But the lockdowns and spending could have been avoided had better testing been pursued from…
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October 11, 2021 3:00 am

New York Shouldn’t Treat the Unvaccinated as Second-Class Citizens

De Blasio should honor expectations of medical privacy, not threaten government retribution for those who make choices he dislikes.