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March 29, 2023

My COVID Experience By John Stossel

When I swallow, knives cut my throat.

March 28, 2023

Honey, Joe Biden Just Shrunk Our Pension By Stephen Moore

President Joe Biden recently issued his first veto since taking office on Jan. 20, 2021.

March 24, 2023

America Seems to Go Crazy Every 50 Years or So By Michael Barone

Amid news that Donald Trump is about to be indicted by a hyperpartisan prosecutor and of his hysterical responses, and prompted by vagrant reading about the War of 1812 and Woodrow Wilson's violations of civil liberties in World War I, a thought occurred to me. America seems to go crazy every 50 years or so.

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March 23, 2023

The Transformation of the American Electorate By Alan I. Abramowitz

Race, education, and partisanship from Reagan to Biden.


— The American electorate has changed dramatically over the past 40 years, and a pair of factors — race and education — have driven the changes.

— The electorate has become more diverse and more highly educated. Democrats rely heavily on nonwhite voters and have improved with white college-educated voters, while Republicans have cut deeply into Democratic support with non-college whites.

— Racial and cultural issues, rather than economic ones, have fueled Republican gains with the non-college white electorate.

March 22, 2023

Diversity Training Disaster By John Stossel

   All big American companies now require DEI training: diversity, equity and inclusion.

March 21, 2023

Michigan Is Headed Back to Rust Belt Poverty By Stephen Moore

Since the early days of Henry Ford, Michigan was the proud symbol of America's industrial might.

March 17, 2023

'Woke' Silicon Valley -- Sand Hill Road and Stanford Law -- Get Off Scot-free By Michael Barone

As one who has spent pleasant time on Sand Hill Road and the Stanford campus, I'm dismayed by the demands for special treatment coming from the denizens of one of America's most privileged and affluent precincts.

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March 16, 2023

A First Look at 2024 State Supreme Court Contests By Carah Ong Whaley


— The fate of Wisconsin’s state supreme court will be decided next month.

— About two-thirds of the states will have supreme court elections next year.

— Key states with supreme court elections to watch in 2024 include Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, and Ohio.

March 15, 2023

Better Flying By John Stossel

   Your flight is delayed? Blame your government.

March 14, 2023

Death Taxes Are Immoral. Even Worse, They Don't Work. By Stephen Moore

       "I have no respect for the passion of equality," Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., one of America's great jurists, once declared, "which seems to me merely idealizing envy."

March 10, 2023

COVID-19 Lab Leak: Another Conspiracy Theory Come True By Brian C. Joondeph

Where did COVID-19 come from? Was it a lab leak or from a Chinese wet market? Any scientist or researcher suggesting the former, that COVID-19 originated in or was released from a lab, was ridiculed as a conspiracy theorist. The lab in question is the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the “largest BSL4 lab in the world” the type of facility where such research would be conducted.

March 10, 2023

Anatomy of the Chicago Mayor's Election By Michael Barone

Big city elections provide clues about trends in national politics, the composition and attitudes of Democratic constituency groups, and voters' responses to emerging matters. Recent examples include the March 2019 primary for mayor of Chicago and the June 2021 Democratic contest in New York City.

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March 9, 2023

The Republican Presidential Primary: Still Early, but Maybe Getting Late By Kyle Kondik and J. Miles Coleman

The field remains unformed, but if DeSantis is the real deal, there’s not much room for other challengers to Trump.


— The calendar year before the presidential primary voting begins is often defined by winnowing, as contenders emerge and then fade.

— But Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis are taking up so much oxygen that we may already have the top contenders, with everyone else who runs essentially an afterthought.

— DeSantis is polling well for a non-candidate, but we need to see how he actually performs before assuming that his support is solid.

— If another candidate supplants DeSantis (or Trump), or at least vaults into their stratosphere, don’t necessarily assume it will be someone who is currently well-known now or has a lot of formal political experience.

March 8, 2023

Students Defend Freedom By John Stossel

 Government imposes a million rules. Americans seem to want more!

March 7, 2023

America's $100 Billion Climate Change Flop By Stephen Moore

For at least the last 20 years, politicians in Washington, at the behest of green energy groups, have spent some $100 billion of taxpayer money to fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. How is that going for us so far?

March 3, 2023

Lab Leak Story: How Elite Scientists Lied and Concealed the Truth By Michael Barone

When the Wall Street Journal reported in a front-page lead story that the Department of Energy had concluded the COVID-19 pandemic resulted from a leak from China's Wuhan laboratory, you might have argued it was old news. The FBI had already, it turns out, come to the same conclusion and with a higher degree of confidence (moderate) than the Energy Department (low).

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March 2, 2023

Republicans Retain Edge in Electoral College Tie By Kyle Kondik

GOP controls bare majority of House delegations and should continue to in the next Congress.


— If no candidate receives a majority of Electoral College votes, the U.S. House of Representatives elected in the 2024 election would decide the presidency.

— Republicans are very likely to continue to control enough House delegations to select the GOP nominee as the winner, meaning that 269 is effectively the winning Electoral College number for Republicans, while it’s 270 for Democrats.

— Republicans currently control 26 of the 50 House delegations, the bare majority to win in the House if the Electoral College does not produce a majority winner.

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March 1, 2023

The Stupid Act By John Stossel

After a recent hurricane, Puerto Ricans desperately needed fuel.

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February 28, 2023

Scholars Rank Biggest Spending Presidents as the Greatest By Stephen Moore

Before President Joe Biden entered the White House, he consulted with several prominent historians about how to be a great commander in chief. Their answer: Grow government. Spend, spend, spend. Don't worry about blowing up the debt.

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February 24, 2023

Give Credit to Jimmy Carter By Michael Barone

Jimmy Carter, the 39th and the longest-living U.S. president, has chosen to enter hospice care at age 98. This is a good time to try to place his presidency in history.