Maryland Governor Hogan Must Veto the Democrats’ Latest Tax Increase

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Maryland has one of our nation’s more oxymoronic state nicknames: “The Free State.” Oxymoronic – because the decades-now Democrat-dominated state legislature has spent their time and legislative effort ensuring that everything in “The Free State”…is inordinately expensive. Most especially government. In 2016, Maryland was the most taxed state in the union. Maryland Democrats are so […]

Super Bowl: NFL Prohibits Another TV Ad – Blocking for North Korea’s Communist Kim Jong-Un

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National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell – has had a bit of a bad decade. (So bad – that his ex-television-news-host wife was caught with a fake Twitter account Tweeting in his defense.) Goodell began this time frame under-reacting to legitimate problems like the New England Patriots’ Spygate. Goodell then woefully mishandled the break […]

The Post Office: Doing All the Wrong Things in All the Wrong Ways

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Government is awful at doing…just about everything. In no small part because of the rigid, unyielding dictates of human nature. Government, of course, being populated by humans – is not immune to these dictates. Because of government’s susceptibility – there is the Yellow Pages Rule. “What’s ‘Yellow Pages?’” I hear the Millennials ask. Fair enough: […]

The Left: The Far and Away Hugest Spenders of ‘Dark Money’

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The Left and the media (please pardon the redundancy) are endlessly fascinated with so-called “dark money”…on the political Right. And only on the political Right. Wikipedia defines “dark money” as: “In…politics…, dark money are funds given to nonprofit organizations – and include 501(c)(4) (social welfare) 501(c)(5) (unions) and 501(c)(6) (trade association) groups – that can […]

Key Component of Actually Free Trade: Punishing Bad Actors

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We have long roundly ridiculed what has passed for “free trade” in Washington, D.C. Where we remove nigh all of our government impediments to the goods and services of every other nation on the planet. And nigh no other country returns the favor. Nations the world over impose all sorts of tariffs and regulatory impediments […]