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Our Woke National Icons

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, October 3, 2021

As we watch events unfold in 2021, obvious questions about the fitness of our national leaders present themselves. Who are these new woke national icons and how did they come to lord it over the rest of us? Here are some observations by way of preliminary explanation.

Analysis and Commentary

A Hollow Victory In The “Good War”

by Jakub Grygielvia Law & Liberty
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The goals of the Western Allies in World War II were to defeat Hitler and prevent a hostile power from entrenching itself in Europe and Asia, threatening the freedom and survival of the West. From a narrow perspective, the unconditional surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945 fulfilled this objective: it was a victory for the United States, the United Kingdom, and their allies, and we celebrate V-E Day every May 8 and V-J Day on September 2. 

Analysis and Commentary

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Election Audits — They May Be Our Only Ticket Out Of This Mess

by Benjamin Ginsbergvia The Washington Post
Friday, October 1, 2021

Bring on the audits. Really. As a Republican election lawyer who has participated in more than 30 post-election recounts, contests and audits, I am extremely confident: They won’t find anything. The massive fraud that former president Donald Trump claims tarnished the 2020 election has been and will remain illusory — because it didn’t exist.

The Futility of a Beijing-friendly Strategy

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Military History in the News
Friday, October 1, 2021

One unique aspect of America’s strategic competition with China is the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) weaponization of all domains of U.S.-China bilateral interactions. From Mao to Xi, all dealings with the U.S., ranging from trade, supply chain, cultural exchange, diplomatic routines, to academic and scientific research, engineering innovation, and defense technology development, have been viewed as nothing but matters of “struggle,” an essential Leninist strategy that centers on the uncompromising nature of the inner contradictions between socialism and capitalism.

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The Libertarian Podcast: It’s Not Our Default: Massive Spending And The National Debt

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, October 1, 2021

As Congress debates spending bills that total trillions of dollars, the debt ceiling looms in just a few weeks.

In the News

Never Going Back

cited Steven J. Davisvia City Watch LA
Thursday, September 30, 2021

THE WORKPLACE - For months, corporate hegemons, real estate brokers and their media acolytes have insisted that a return to “normalcy,” that is, to the office, was imminent.

In the News

Glenn Loury Rips Sharpton: ‘The Clock Keeps Ticking On Poor Black People…The Demagoguery That Spews Out Of Him…’

featuring Glenn Louryvia The Daily Wire
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Economist and Brown University professor Glenn Loury, fed-up with what he called the “very high-level shtick” of Al Sharpton, tweeted out a clip of himself ripping Sharpton while accusing the Democratic Party of “creating the careers of people like Al Sharpton, who broker the race card.”


by Daniel Heil featuring the work of Jacquelyn Schneider, Amy Zegart, H. R. McMaster, Herbert Lin, Tom Churchvia Policy Insights | A Succinct Guide to Important Policy Questions
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

From pipeline hacks leading to gasoline shortages to disinformation campaigns during elections, cyberattacks are becoming a more frequent source of disruption in people’s lives. Finding the right responses to these attacks isn’t obvious. Can we take lessons from traditional warfare, or do cyberattacks demand an entirely different response?

Capitalism Vs. Socialism

by Daniel Heil featuring the work of Edward Paul Lazear, Lee Ohanian, Joshua D. Rauh, John F. Cogan, Terry Anderson, Scott W. Atlas, Russell A. Bermanvia Policy Insights | A Succinct Guide to Important Policy Questions
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Over the last century countries have experimented with variations on both capitalism and socialsm. So how do socialism, capitalism, and their many variants compare?

Matters of Policy & Politics
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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Home Depot?

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Golden State’s housing conundrum.