Politics & Government

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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The Economic Irony of Medicare for All

The three-fold message that Fidel Castro enunciated in January of 1959 when his rebels took control of Cuba, included one-part healthcare. The remainder was to eradicate poverty and educate the masses. Sound familiar? Yet within three years, he had declared conclusively, “I am a Marxist-Leninist and I will be until the last day of my life.” Within four, he was harboring Soviet ...

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ECB Follows China’s Lead Creates New Stimulus

In a surprise move, the European Central Bank announced a new stimulus package at its policy meeting on Thursday. The ECB announced no changes to the rates and it signaled that it will hold interest rates where they are for the rest of 2019. This is almost a complete reversal from what the bank’s stated policy was just three months ...

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Universities Teach Political Bias

The Young America’s Foundation has published its 2018-2019 Comedy & Tragedy Report, and it is shocking. Colleges and universities in the United States are teaching classes based on liberal and socialistic dogma that flies in the face of the free exchange of diverse viewpoints that is the hallmark of our nation’s way of life. Or, at least, it used to ...

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