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Episode 127: Is It An Emergency?

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Episode 127: Is It An Emergency?


The Health of Nations

Tucker Carlson’s monologue heard round the world is interesting on its own terms. In it, he argues against a conservatism that consistently prizes commercial interests above those of everyone else. I encourage you to watch or read it in full. Yet the response on the right is as interesting as Carlson’s …

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Trump Veers Off Message on the Border Wall

Donald Trump spent much of his 2016 campaign railing against President Obama’s misuse of executive power, especially Obama’s decision to extend legal protection to underage children who were brought to the U.S. by their foreign parents.

But now President Trump, frustrated by Congress’s failure to deliver …

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America Needs Virtue before Prosperity

This week, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson generated a veritable firestorm over his pitch for a new brand of American populism. In truth, his brand of populism isn’t particularly new — it’s a merger of Pat Buchanan–era paleoconservatism and Bush-era compassionate conservatism. It’s an attempt to rally …

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Why 70 Percent Tax Rates Cannot Finance Socialism

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s call for a 70 percent income-tax rate to finance green-energy initiatives has energized the Left. Yet this is completely destructive proposal. A 70 percent tax bracket would raise very little (if any) revenue, while damaging the economy and sending income and jobs

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Dress Rehearsal for Fiscal Armageddon

The angst and wailing over the brief shutdown of a fraction of the federal government is instructive. The left-leaning news and commentary is full of dire scenarios about hard-working . . . whatevers . . . “running out of peanut butter and jelly,” as one SiriuxXM Progress host put it. Federal employees on …

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Fifteen Things You Didn’t Know about Elizabeth Warren

1) In 1966, Elizabeth Warren won the Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow scholarship at her high school. “Contestants were required to take a 50-minute exam,” according to a short history published in 2013. “The test, consisting of 150 questions, covered a variety of topics: family relationships, spiritual …

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The Middle Class, Not ‘the Rich,’ Is Where the Money Lies

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is enjoying something of a honeymoon at the moment, wants to introduce a new 70 percent tax bracket that would catch only “the rich” in its clutches. Her proposal is somewhat vague, but in some interviews she has mentioned “ten million dollars” as the starting point. Were she to get …

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