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  • Is Free Trade Causing Job Loss?

    International trade figures heavily in the presidential race. Presidential candidate Donald Trump said, “Hillary Clinton unleashed a trade war against the American worker when she supported one terrible trade deal after another – from NAFTA to China to South Korea.”

  • How The Media Work

    If the media can strangle Trump by terrorizing people about everything he says, then it’s already over.

  • Nationalism Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

    Google “Donald Trump” and “nationalism” and you’ll get 1,090,000 results, the large percentage of which are, to judge from the top hits, negative.

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  • College Campus Lunacy

    College Campus Lunacy

    As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all.

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  • Yes, the System Is Rigged

    Yes, the System Is Rigged

    “I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged,” Donald Trump told voters in Ohio and Sean Hannity on Fox News. And that hit a nerve.

  • The Decline of Civility

    The Decline of Civility

    One of the unavoidable consequences of youth is the tendency to think behavior we see today has always been.

  • Is Free Trade Causing Job Loss?

    Is Free Trade Causing Job Loss?

    International trade figures heavily in the presidential race. Presidential candidate Donald Trump said, “Hillary Clinton unleashed a trade war against the American worker when she supported one terrible trade deal after another – from NAFTA to China to South Korea.”

  • Hillary Would Give Us a Disastrous Third Obama Term

    Hillary Would Give Us a Disastrous Third Obama Term

    When it comes to unity, the Democrats talk a good game — but in the end they promote disunity because their electability depends on dividing society into groups and inciting anger, resentment and distrust.

  • Donald Trump Is the Middle-Class Growth Candidate

    Donald Trump Is the Middle-Class Growth Candidate

    Did Hillary Clinton actually propose raising middle-income taxes in a recent speech? The audio suggests she said, “We are going to raise taxes on the middle class,” although the prepared remarks indicate she meant, “We aren’t going to.” Well, these things happen. But the fact remains that Clinton’s proposals to raise taxes on so-called rich people, rich corporations, Wall Street, investors (capital gains, dividends and financial transactions) and estates will greatly harm middle-income wage earners, who have essentially not had a pay raise since the year 2000.

  • The End of History Not Turning Out as Hoped

    The End of History Not Turning Out as Hoped

    The scholar Francis Fukuyama has been widely ridiculed for the title of his 1992 book, “The End of History.” Critics point out that we’ve had — suffered — a lot of history since then: the 9/11 attacks, prolonged wars in the Middle East, a worldwide financial crisis and deep recession.

  • Who Got Us Into These Endless Wars?

    Who Got Us Into These Endless Wars?

    “Isolationists must not prevail in this new debate over foreign policy,” warns Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. “The consequences of a lasting American retreat from the world would be dire.”