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  • 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

    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?

    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.”

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  • A Clash of Police Policies

    A Clash of Police Policies

    Amid the rioting in Milwaukee, there is also a clash between two leading lawmen there — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the city of Milwaukee’s Chief of Police Edward Flynn.

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  • 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.”

  • How The Media Work

    How The Media Work

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

  • 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.