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Don’t Forget Box 13

For the life of me, I just don’t get why the mainstream press and Hillary Clinton are so outraged over Donald Trump’s refusal in the debate last night to accept the results of the presidential election in advance. What’s wrong with waiting to see if an election is crooked before agreeing to abide by its results? Or are Clinton ...

Why Obama’s Presidency Failed

Remember “hope and change”? That was the slogan that President Obama used to get elected president. Today, eight years later, the slogan only serves as a sad reminder that Americans ended up with no hope or change but instead with nothing more than a failed presidency. On the domestic level, liberals hoped that Obama would finally make the welfare state ...

Economic Growth Isn’t Going to Happen

Among the most popular questions that the mainstream press asks Democratic and Republican presidential candidates every election cycle is, “What are you going to do restore growth to the economy?” Each time, the candidates dutifully respond with some sort of nonsensical tripe, such as “I’m going to restore growth to America by bringing jobs to people,” which always seems ...

The Horror of Endless Interventionism

When the U.S. government invaded Iraq in 2003, I wonder how many U.S. officials contemplated the possibility that the cycle of death and destruction that they were initiating would be continuing 13 years later. And yet, here we are — more than a decade after Operation Iraqi Freedom was launched — and U.S. and Iraqi soldiers are, once again, ...

Prepare Yourself for Blowback from Yemen

If there is another terrorist attack on U.S. soil, this time because of the death and destruction that the U.S. government is wreaking in Yemen, I can already hear the laments and complaints of statist-Americans: “Oh my gosh, another terrorist attack against us! Why do the terrorists and the Muslims hate us for our freedom and values? Why can’t ...

Hacking the Hackers

U.S. officials are hacked off. They’re saying that the Russians (read: communists) hacked into the Democratic Party’s computers. Never mind U.S. officials haven’t shown any evidence to support their allegation. Like other matters relating to the national-security establishment since its inception in the late 1940s, we’re supposed to just trust them. Defer to authority. They know what’s best. They ...

What’s Wrong with an Independent Prosecutor for Clinton?

Hillary Clinton supporters, including the mainstream press, are outraged that if elected president, Donald Trump intends to appoint a special prosecutor to look into Clinton’s email scandal. They’re saying that that would be akin to converting America into a “banana republic.” But why is that? In a banana republic a new ruler simply jails or kills his political opponents, without ...

A Meaningless Debate

Needless to say, the mainstream press is going gaga over the presidential debate last night, mostly because sexual issues have entered the presidential race. Sex sells, which is no doubt why the CNN debate commentators decided to spend the first half-hour of the debate on sex-related issues, before finally delving into substantive issues. Why have sexual issues become a defining ...

The Left’s Attacks on Gary Johnson

Polls have shown that Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson is attracting an extraordinarily large number of votes from millennials and also that he is taking more votes away from Hillary Clinton than from Donald Trump. That has put liberals, including those in the mainstream press, in a quandary. Should they ignore Johnson or should they attack him? After initially deciding to ignore ...

The Atlantic’s Keynesian Attack on Gary Johnson

If you want to get a good idea of the damage that is done to students who take economics courses in most colleges and universities, just take a look at a The Atlantic’s October 3 attack on Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson, entitled, “No, Not Gary Johnson: The Libertarian Candidate Puts a Likable Face on a Deeply ...

Left-Wing Panic Over Gary Johnson, Part 3

Given that Hillary Clinton is unable to use her support of indefinite war in the Middle East and Afghanistan and her commitment to continue the drug war indefinitely, both of which involve continued death, destruction, and corruption, to induce young people to abandon their support of Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson (see part 1 and part ...
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