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The True Lessons Of Amazon’s Tax Bill And The Refund Ruckus

Jay: “What do they call it when everything intersects?” Sam: “The Bermuda Triangle.” — Sleepless in Seattle X Sometimes events come magically together to provide what Modern America calls a “teachable moment.” That opportunity could be here on taxes — if our populace and political class could spot the true lessons behind some recent sensational […]

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Over-Zealous Antitrust Enforcement Vs. National Interest: The Case Of Qualcomm And 5G

Our own government is, once again, undermining the nation’s economic and security interests by launching an unnecessary antitrust attack on a leading domestic company.  This time, the company is Qualcomm, our leader in 3G, 4G and emerging 5G mobile communications technologies.  Leadership in 5G will be global and foundational to nearly all the new advanced […]

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Congress’ New Progressive Class Wants To Get Hold Of Buffett’s Billions

When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., proposed a 70% rate on personal income of more than $10 million, one could easily anticipate this was just the beginning of the calls to soak the rich. As expected, former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro noted approvingly that “There was a time in this country where the top marginal […]

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Green New Deal Strengthens Putin But Weakens America 

Progressive lawmakers in Congress just rolled out their “Green New Deal,” a sweeping bill designed to end America’s reliance on fossil fuels. They hope to ultimately eliminate gas-powered cars, airplanes, and even outdoor BBQ grills. X Environmental activists aren’t the only ones delighted with the proposal. Petro-state dictators like Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian Ayatollah […]

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Socialism In U.S. Threatens Recession, Trump Jobs Recovery, And Foreign Policy

In the streets of Caracas, the failed socialist/communist dictator of Venezuela — Nicolás Maduro — is killing his own people to stay in power.  Naturally, he is backed by Russia, China, Iran, Hezbollah and other collectivist dictatorships. X But Maduro is also receiving support from his fellow socialists in the U.S.: Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez […]

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Should We Fear Budget Deficits? Absolutely

In Foreign Affairs, economists Jason Furman and Lawrence Summers take on “deficit fundamentalists” and assert that “it’s time for Washington to put away its debt obsession.” X To which even casual observers may respond, “what debt obsession?” In the past two years, the President and Congress have enacted $2.5 trillion in tax cuts and another $2.5 […]

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Our Climate Solution? It May Be Written In the Stars

Just before the holidays, Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo.,  pointed to innovation as our best hope to curb carbon emissions. “Technology breakthroughs,” he said, “have led to an American energy renaissance and a growing economy.” X Senator Barrasso is absolutely right: Technology has improved the quality of American life and American energy consumption. Only by embracing […]

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Presidents Day: Washington And Lincoln As Relevant Today As Ever

Presidents Day is unique among American holidays in providing the opportunity to remember and appreciate why George Washington and Abraham Lincoln — whose birthdays fall in February — were the two greatest U.S. presidents. X While Washington was the founding father of the United States, Lincoln would later save the nation from division and collapse […]

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President Trump: Why Not Propose a Truly ‘Green’ New Deal?

Hidden in President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last week — and practically uncommented upon — was the seed of a revolutionary political platform. X “An amazing quality of life for all of our citizens,” the Chief Executive mooted, “is within reach.” President Trump defined that “amazing quality of life” in part as […]

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Rogue Bank Regulators Need To Stop Treating Bankers Like Pirates

One of the more memorable lines from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is when the evil Capt. Barbossa, confronted with the fact that he’s breaking the sacred Pirate Code, points out that, “The Code is more what you call guidelines, than actual rules.” X This was a clever line in an action-comedy, but it’s no joke when the same […]