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Michigan Is Headed Back to Rust Belt Poverty
Since the early days of Henry Ford, Michigan was the proud symbol of America's industrial might.
But then, starting in the 1970s, things went south -- in part because of the might of the unions that ran the state's political machine. That's when Michigan transitioned into the sad symbol of closed factories: the American "Rust Belt." Flint, ...Read more
Death Taxes Are Immoral. Even Worse, They Don't Work.
"I have no respect for the passion of equality," Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., one of America's great jurists, once declared, "which seems to me merely idealizing envy."
But envy, and its sister vice, greed, are very much back in fashion today when it comes to the progressive Left. Just listen to President Joe Biden, who wants $2 trillion of new ...Read more
America's $100 Billion Climate Change Flop
For at least the last 20 years, politicians in Washington, at the behest of green energy groups, have spent some $100 billion of taxpayer money to fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. How is that going for us so far?
A recent Associated Press story, based on the latest data on global carbon emissions, provides a pretty ...Read more
Scholars Rank Biggest Spending Presidents as the Greatest
Before President Joe Biden entered the White House, he consulted with several prominent historians about how to be a great commander in chief. Their answer: Grow government. Spend, spend, spend. Don't worry about blowing up the debt.
It was the worst possible advice, and that meeting no doubt contributed to our economic calamity.
So, I wasn't ...Read more
It's Now or Never for School Choice Everywhere
This story could bring tears to your eyes. In Baltimore, Maryland, there are 23 schools in which not one single student tested "proficient in math."
Can we all agree these are schools that aren't proficient in teaching math -- or just about any course, for that matter?
A Fox News investigation calculated that Baltimore spends an ...Read more
What if Federal Workers Never Showed Up for Work and No One Missed Them?
This is one of the greatest federal government scandals of all time. Many hundreds of thousands of federal employees have been getting a full-time paycheck from Uncle Sam (meaning from all of us) without showing up for work for three years now. They don't call it Club Fed for nothing.
To be fair, just because an employee is working ...Read more
We Must End the COVID-19 'Emergency' Now!
Almost every decision that has been made in Washington and in the states that deals with COVID-19 has been about politics and money, hundreds of billions of dollars, and not about public health.
COVID-19 is a deadly virus that has killed over a million Americans -- almost all over the age of 65. But from day one, the overreaction and ...Read more
Proposed Airline Merger Would Bring More Competition and Lower Fares
If you want to see a classic case of how President Joe Biden's regulatory tendencies are strangling the U.S. economy and raising prices, look no further than the latest Justice Department efforts to kill an airline merger that is pro-consumer.
JetBlue has its sights on merging with a smaller and financially ailing airline, Spirit.
JetBlue's ...Read more
It's Official: Trump's Tax Cuts Weren't a Giveaway to the Rich!
How many times have you heard President Joe Biden or Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) berate the Trump tax cuts as "a giveaway to the rich"?
Biden and congressional Democrats now want to let expire major planks of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, former President Donald Trump's signature domestic achievement, ...Read more
Biden's ESG Investment Rules Threaten Your Retirement Savings
President Joe Biden's Labor Department recently announced a new rule that will permit money managers to play politics with trillions of dollars of people's retirement savings.
The administration is pushing environmental, social and governance investing, which allows retirement fund managers to select stocks of companies based on their positions...Read more
US Big Three Auto Companies Commit to Making Cars That People Don't Want!
I grew up in a household with parents who were of the Greatest Generation. They lived and shouldered through the Great Depression, and then their lives and families were thrown into turmoil on Dec. 7, 1941. My grandfather worked for the War Department in Washington, D.C., and during World War II, my father served in the Pacific Theater.
Both my...Read more
Republicans Should Just Say No to Any Budget That Funds 87,000 New IRS Agents
One of the biggest promises by Republicans in the 2022 election season was that if they won a majority in the House, they would defund the $80 billion that Biden wants to hire 87,000 new IRS agents.
But now they are about to agree to a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending deal with President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) ...Read more