Government-run schools fail kids. Teachers unions and education bureaucrats say, "We need more money!" But America already spends a fortune on public schools.
My town, New York City, spends $28,000 per student -- half-a-million dollars per classroom! Think about what you could do with that money: Hire five teachers? Pay for private tutors?
Today's politicians want to spend more on EVERYTHING: Amtrak subsidies, sports stadium subsidies, green energy subsidies, even fossil fuel subsidies ...
President Joe Biden says the handouts will "put more money in your pocket." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims they will "protect the planet for the children."
They might. But a disproportionat...Read more
Are you a racist?
All white people are, says "White Fragility" author Robin DiAngelo.
Race explains everything, says bestselling "How to Be an Antiracist" author Ibram X. Kendi. "Every policy is either racist or anti-racist."
Kendi's and DiAngelo's books are now recommended reading at schools, corporations and in the military. Both ...Read more
Politicians love force. The idea of leaving us alone to make our own decisions goes against their nature.
To be sure, civilized society sometimes needs government force: police to punish killers, soldiers to protect us from foreign invaders, environmental police to stop my smoke from flowing to your lungs ...
But the political class always ...Read more
Georgia (the ex-Soviet Republic, not the U.S. state) is now a remarkable success story.
Its economy is growing at 5% per year, and the country ranks ahead of the United States in economic freedom.
Yet, 20 years ago, Georgia was even more miserably poor than the rest of the former Soviet Union.
So, what can America and the rest of the world ...Read more
YouTube just froze Sen. Rand Paul's YouTube channel. That's just wrong. Small-minded. Counterproductive.
YouTube says Paul violated their COVID-19 misinformation policy when he told an interviewer, "Most of the masks you get over the counter don't work ... virus particles are too small and go right through." Paul didn't make that up.
Properly ...Read more
Are they still protesting in Cuba? I don't know. The Cuban government has shut off the Cuban people's internet.
The big demonstrations began four weeks ago, sparked, curiously, by a rap song. The key lyric is: "Freedom! No more Doctrine!"
"Doctrine" refers to the "constant cycle of propaganda" from the government, explains Cuban emigre Alian ...Read more
"Why do I have to compete against a male body?" complains mountain bike racer Leia Schneeberger in my new video.
She and others are upset because today, some transgender women, people born male but who identify as female, are winning sports competitions.
Schneeberger regularly won bicycle races, until a former men's cyclist transitioned, ...Read more
Politicians just don't learn.
People die as police fight drug dealers. Marijuana dealers form gangs and fight among themselves.
It's so stupid. Especially because marijuana is relatively harmless.
Finally, some states legalized it, hoping to put an end to the black market. But legalization hasn't ended the violence.
Why? Because many states ...Read more
Have you noticed how our language is changing?
At a congressional hearing on "Birthing While Black," nearly every politician used the words "birthing people" instead of "women" or "mothers." Asked why, Shalanda Young, President Joe Biden's budget director, said, "Our language needs to be more inclusive."
Activists have also changed "equality" ...Read more
America has so many regulations that today, often the only way to do something new, to create something great, to prosper is to ignore rules.
Minutes before SpaceX launched a rocket, the government told the company that the launch would violate its license.
SpaceX launched anyway.
CEO Elon Musk says that the Federal Aviation ...Read more
Politicians say they pass laws to "protect Americans from big business."
People like hearing that. Many don't like big business.
Unfortunately, most people don't realize that those laws often help big business while hurting consumers.
"Big business and big government are not enemies like a lot of people think they are," says American ...Read more
Would carrying a gun make you feel safer?
Robert Nash and Brandon Koch thought so. But the state of New York denied them gun permits, saying they hadn't demonstrated a "special need."
Why did they have to prove such a "need"? The Supreme Court ruled more than 10 years ago that all Americans have a right to keep and bear arms, no matter ...Read more