Politics & Government

Social and Economic Background is now part of the new college SAT

“Knowledge is good.” The famous quote on the statue of Emil Faber, founder of the fictitious Faber College in the film, Animal House. While the Greek system is not under the microscope at the moment, admission to colleges and universities is front and center. The latest college admissions scam by the elite and Hollywood left have again opened the door ...

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Communist Lifestyle fully fulfilled in Russian Heartland

As a fellow surf, Stalin would be envious of the growing class divide in modern Russia. After all, the dream of the withering away of the state into a classless society kept him up at nights. The fact that Russia alone has over 100 billionaires, and yet one-third of the country cannot afford two pairs of shoes is the icing ...

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How the Financial System Handles Money Laundering

The first thought to hit my mind when I think of money laundering or “dirty money,” is the scene from the 1983 drama Scarface, where sacks of cash were brought through the front door of a quote-unquote, reputable bank, by known drug dealers, who ostensibly pass as legitimate businessmen. It may or may not be the wild “cocaine cowboy” days ...

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HORIST: Culinary racism … and other stupid left-wing diet plans

The radical left sees culinary malfeasance in a lot of our traditional habits. Vegetarians and vegans have long sought to end the eating of any sort of meet. They claim that it’s bad for human health, bad for our environment and – with the support of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) – bad for the animals. I ...

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Italy being duped by China into signing Belt and Road Initiative

Italy will celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations with China next year, and is cozying up to Chairman XI and his Belt and Road Initiative. It appears that Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Premier Giuseppe Conte are attempting to renew the idyllic relations between Mussolini’s Italy and Chiang Kai-shek’s China, circa 1930-1937. As one can imagine, the typical reactions are ...

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Confused as an Investor? Fed Turn Dovish

The Federal Open Market Committee held a two-day meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the decision on rates was released at 2:00 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday. The committee did exactly what people thought it would do, and left the target rate exactly where it is. But, the committee surprised everyone with the statement that accompanied the rate decision. The ...

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Gratuitous use of the military for profit is hypocrisy

The classic herd mentality of Madison Avenue and its follow-the-leader approach to advertising has hit a new low with its gratuitous use of service men and women. One hopes the bottom has been hit with a television ad that depicted a wounded serviceman, with a prosthetic leg from the knee down, at an animal rescue shelter with his girlfriend picking ...

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Jobs Guarantee is just too good to be true (and it’s not…)

I will try to arrest my cynicism and give this jobs guarantee a fair shake. But it is hard. One can understand a grocery store giving you a guarantee that your milk will be fresh for a week or so. That is good. However, when the government gets mixed up in the business cycle, deleterious events are likely to unfold. ...

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Left Usurps Modern Monetary Theory for Socialist Agenda

Everyone from politicians and economists to ill-informed college students are discussing the merits of what is referred to as Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). While the theory is nothing new, it has been adopted by those that are very new, the socialists among us. I don’t know about you, but I immediately get hot flashes when I see the likes of ...

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