A mob of protesters associated with the radical left-wing group Antifa swarmed the private residence of Fox News host Tucker Carlson on the night of Nov. 7. They yelled, “Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!” The mob’s apparent aim was to catch Carlson’s family inside and so terrify them that he might temper his conservative views. Only Carlson’s wife was home at the time. She locked herself in a pantry and called police.
Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee held an important hearing entitled “Big Bank Bankruptcy: 10 Years After Lehman Brothers.” Originally scheduled for October, but postponed because of the debate over the Kavanaugh confirmation, the hearing concentrated on legislation that would create a new “Chapter 14” of the bankruptcy code under which large financial institutions could go into bankruptcy without spreading the crisis to the rest of the financial system.
President Donald Trump has upended US trade policy: the particulars include a US pullout from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), threats to jettison the North American Free Trade Agreement, a refusal to affirm new World Trade Organization judges, tariff hikes on steel and other goods, frequent rhetorical attacks on major trading partners, and a wrong-headed obsession with bilateral trade deficits.
[Subscription Required] President Trump on Tuesday nominated retired four-star Army Gen. John Abizaid, who oversaw U.S. Central Command during the initial years of the Iraq War, to be ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
You’ve seen plenty of comments and speculations on what last week’s election means for K–12 education (or will mean if they ever finish counting the ballots and filing lawsuits.) But not until this week did you see the conclusion by my friend Jay Mathews that education should be left to the teachers and the politicians should butt out.
Exit polls showed that health care was the top factor in motivating voters in the 2018 election. Democrat candidates successfully stoked fears that the Republicans would end coverage of pre-existing conditions.
Almost thirty years ago, in February 1989, the political scientist Francis Fukuyama gave a talk that was later turned into an article that was later turned into a book, with the provocative title, “The End of History?” With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, western-style liberalism had triumphed over Communism, and had already fended off Fascism.
Public [government] ownership must be borne by all members of the public, and no member can divest himself of that ownership. Ownership of public property is not voluntary; it is compulsory as long as one is a member of the public. To call something “compulsory” usually is a good start toward condemning it.
In a post this morning, Cafe Hayek’s Don Boudreaux points out the contradiction in opposing immigrants because they work and opposing them because they go on welfare, that is, don’t work. Jon Murphy, a Ph.D. student at George Mason University, where Don teaches, and a frequent commenter on this site (as well as an Econlib Feature Article author) sums it up beautifully.
Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson examines the merits of the case CNN has brought against the Trump administration, with Hanson arguing that the press pass to attend the White House press briefings is conditional and that violating rules or protocols can prevent one from access to that pass.
On Tuesday, the Hoover Institution held a panel discussion on the challenges that technological change and the communications revolution pose to democracies. Moderated by former U.S. Secretary of State and Hoover senior fellow Condoleezza Rice, the panel was the third in Hoover’s “Governance in an Emerging New World” series, led by former Secretary of State George P. Shultz.
Ironically, it was the failures of the Affordable Care Act (higher premiums and deductibles and more restrictive plans) that made health care the big (only?) issue for Democrats in the midterms. Now, the Democrats, who brought us the Affordable Care Act without a single Republican vote, are ready move forward again with a "solution" to the problems created by the Affordable Care Act: single-payer health care.
For the last eighteen years of politics, ever since the presidential election of 2000, a “red state” vs. “blue state” framework has defined how Americans talk about politics. And the “red” vs. “blue” divide hangs ever present, driving countless headlines emerging from last weeks’ midterm elections. “Red states get redder, blue states get bluer,” read the headline affixed to E.J. Dionne’s latest at the Washington Post. “The red parts got redder and the blue parts bluer in a midterm election that underscored America’s deep divide,” proclaimed the analysis at the Los Angeles Times.
Recently, Blockchain at UCLA partnered with law firm BakerHostetler and accounting firm Ernst & Young for the Genesis Blockchain Summit. The sold-out event featured experts debating the benefits and challenges of blockchain use in business, law and academia and offered a deep dive on the nascent technology.
The Russian government is arguing that a federal court should dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Democratic National Committee alleging that Moscow’s military spies, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization conspired to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump.
The Federal Reserve has an inflation target of 2.0 percent. In June 2018, they reached it for the first time since 2012, helping solidify the decision to slowly raise interest rates. The thinking behind an inflation target is that it will help stabilize prices.
The good news just keeps coming for California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom. Not only did he win a resounding 60 percent-plus landslide, but he will be greeted by a two-thirds supermajority of fellow Democrats in both houses—more than sufficient to approve a tax increase. Not that he’ll need it any time soon.
California’s deadly wildfires have a straightforward solution, experts say: stop building homes in places that are likely to burn — and make homes that already exist in those areas a whole lot tougher.
On Wednesday, in an Office of Legal Counsel memo, the Justice Department made its argument for why Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general is legal. Here’s that argument, in a nutshell: The Constitution’s text doesn’t really matter; the Framers didn’t mean what they said; and an acting attorney general who served without Senate confirmation for six days in 1866 provides the historical precedent to justify Whitaker’s claim to the office.
So you say you want a healthy dose of European-style single-payer — i.e., “Medicare for all” here in the states — health care, with all its alleged guarantees? Well, the only thing resembling a guarantee is that the dose will not be “healthy” in the truest sense.
You arrive at Subarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. After passing immigration you search for the taxi stand. While waiting, you feel hungry. Three vendors are selling pizza. Which vendor do you buy from? You don't know the pizza sellers, and the pizza sellers don't know you. But you want a pizza. All three vendors are calling. What do you do?