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Socialists Must Own Up to Venezuela

– January 26, 2018

So long as there are those who believe in socialism, we will always run the risk that they will do to us what their ideological brethren did to Venezuela.

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Bettina Bien Greaves, Faithful Servant of History

– January 24, 2018

She had a beautiful and blunt way about her, never sugar-coating the history but always inspired by an ideal she fell in love with and never gave up: the idea that human freedom is the right principle for the good society.

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Feds Mandate Infrastructure Wages, Line Union Pockets

– January 24, 2018

Market advocates have a golden opportunity to not only reign in federal spending but to introduce much-needed privatization in the infrastructure sector.

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Teacher Pensions Divert Resources from School Maintenance

– January 22, 2018

Politicians who ignore pension reform, sapping funds from facilities maintenance, should be replaced. These are real choices for school boards and for taxpayers, between accountability for maintenance and deterioration through thousands of little instances of neglect — choices that could avert situations like the one we see in Baltimore.

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Ban on Tide Pods Would Epitomize Nanny State

– January 20, 2018

Although it’s obvious that eating laundry detergent, drinking way too much sugar, or consistently throwing away plastic isn’t good for you or the environment, it isn’t the job of the government to tell us what to do or how to live.

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Uncle Sam Trembles at a Chinese Whisper

– January 17, 2018

With a mere whisper about reconsidering their investments in US Treasury bonds, Beijing rattled Wall Street and — if ever so briefly — raised our interest rates.

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Dismantling the Myth of Scandinavian Exceptionalism

– January 13, 2018

The capital stock built in the 19th century allowed countries like Sweden to finance generous welfare states. Socialist sympathizers overlook this point and put the cart before the horse.

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Beat Entitlements before Boosting Defense

– January 12, 2018

It is simply not possible to grow defense spending without substantial, cost-curbing reforms to the rest of the federal budget.

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Oregon Legalizes Self-Serve Gas, Twitter Chronicles the Crisis

– January 8, 2018

Residents of Oregon became outraged when a new law took effect allowing motorists in rural counties to, perish the thought, pump their own gas.

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The Philosophical Underpinnings of the Trump-Bannon Split

– January 4, 2018

What has gone completely missing here is a burning philosophical and ideological dispute between two wings of Trumpism. One seethes with right-wing Hegelian longings for an overthrow of the modern world and a resuscitation of tribalist nationalism (in short, fascism). The other is quasi-liberal at its best, seeking mostly to get government off our backs and unleash merchant-driven enterprise and economic recovery.

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All I Want for Christmas Is Privatized Airports

– December 21, 2017

Privatization of small airports and allowing low-cost foreign carriers to enter could mean lower prices and more availability during the holidays.

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Taxation Chicanery Won’t Close Pathological Deficits

– December 13, 2017

Reforming taxes to reduce, or even control, the budget deficit is like a cat trying to catch its own tail. Deficit reduction will require major, structural spending reform, an item that is notably absent from the GOP legislative agenda.

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