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December 5, 2023

Green Groups Are No Longer Promoting a Cleaner Environment By Stephen Moore

The late, great humorist P.J. O'Rourke used to quip that everyone wants to save the world, but no one wants to wash the dishes.

November 28, 2023

Dems Have Now Officially Rejected President John F. Kennedy's Legacy By Stephen Moore

There's a political cartoon going around that shows John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy sitting on a couch watching a speech by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The two hold their palms to their heads and moan that their legacy is being twisted and ruined.

November 21, 2023

Will New York Politicians Tax Wall Street Out of Existence? By Stephen Moore

Let's face it. Anyone who works in, or just visits, the Wall Street area of Manhattan can't deny the aura of power and money isn't what it was 20, 30 or 50 years ago.

November 14, 2023

The Nat Cons Are Dead Wrong: Middle-Class America Is Much Better Off Today Than in the Past By Stephen Moore

In the last several months, I have debated some of the intellectual leaders of a group called the "national conservatives."

November 7, 2023

When Will Politicians Learn Banning Cigarettes Will Never Work? by Stephen Moore

One of the most enduring lessons of American history is that the banning of liquor sales and consumption ("the noble experiment") was a colossal failure. Drinking didn't go down much, but the profits ended up going not to legitimate businesses but bootleggers and the mob, while the murder rate soared to all-time highs in American history. It was the policy that made America's most famous gangster, Al Capone, famous -- and rich.

October 31, 2023

The Great 'Green Energy Transition' That Wasn't by Stephen Moore

One of the textbook marketing flops of all time was the Ford Edsel sedan, which was heralded as the hot new car in the late 1950s.

All the automotive experts and Ford executives said it was a can't-miss. Henry Ford (the car was named after his son) guaranteed hundreds of thousands of sales.

October 24, 2023

America's Top National Security Threat Is Our Runaway Debt y Stephen Moore

        After spending $6 trillion on social welfare and a Green New Deal spending spree and running our national debt up to $33 trillion, President Joe Biden is asking to whip out the federal credit card yet again for $100 billion more in military assistance for Ukraine and Israel and "humanitarian" aid.

October 17, 2023

Our Public Schools Are a National Disaster By Stephen Moore

Perhaps what's most distressing about the latest collapse in high school test scores is that no one seems to be very distressed.

October 10, 2023

Pope Francis Blames America First By Stephen Moore

When I was growing up and attending Catholic schools, I was taught that the pope is infallible.

October 3, 2023

Washington's Credit Card Price Controls Will Hurt Consumers By Stephen Moore

Why has Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) declared war on credit cards?
Americans are in love with paying with plastic.

September 26, 2023

Hey, Republicans: Don't Forget About Growth and Prosperity By Stephen Moore

House Republicans are in another titanic battle with President Joe Biden on how to balance the budget. Actually, it's a lopsided debate

September 19, 2023

Is Google Guilty of Being Too Popular With Consumers? By Stephen Moore

You may have heard the Biden Justice Department is suing Google in federal court for being a "monopoly." That's a bizarre charge given that few, if any companies in all American history have lowered prices more than Google -- which provides access to information that used to take hours or days to find -- with merely a click of a button, and instantaneously. And it does it basically for free.

September 12, 2023

Maybe a Temporary Government Lockdown Is Necessary. The Alternative May Be Worse. By Stephen Moore

What's worse? When politicians shut down the government, or when they lock down businesses, stores, schools, churches and restaurants -- and nearly all private commerce in America?

September 5, 2023

Biden's Killing the American Dream of Homeownership By Stephen Moore

In boasting about Bidenomics two weeks ago in Milwaukee, President Joe Biden declared that his policies are "restoring the American dream." Then he went into his creepy whispering mode and assured us "it's working."

August 29, 2023

Why Won't COVID Lockdown Artists Admit They Were Wrong? By Stephen Moore

COVID mania just won't go away. The deadly strains of the virus have been gone for two years now, and yet the recent outbreak of a mild flu-like variant is again stoking panic on the Left.

August 22, 2023

Why Has Biden Declared War on Natural Gas? By Stephen Moore

Natural gas is the world's wonder fuel: cheap, abundant, made in America, reliable AND clean burning.

August 15, 2023

Is It Time to Ban Electric Vehicles? By Stephen Moore

The New York Fire Department recently reported that so far this year there have been 108 lithium-ion battery fires in New York City, which have injured 66 people and killed 13. According to FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh, "There is not a small amount of fire, it (the vehicle) literally explodes." The resulting fire is "very difficult to extinguish and so it is particularly dangerous."

August 8, 2023

New Banking Regulations Could Sink the Economy By Stephen Moore

Banking is just about the most regulated industry in America.

August 1, 2023

Will the Biden Administration Ban Cigars? By Stephen Moore

What is it with the Left that they want to ban nearly everything that is fun or convenient? Gas stoves, dishwashers, plastic straws, gas cars, snowmobiles and diving boards. And now the health busybodies want to ban certain cigars.