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What to Do – and What Not to Do – on Trade Reform

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In advance of the 2008 election, now outgoing President Barack Obama ran on “Hope and Change.”  It was a smart, cynical ploy.  We the People certainly wanted “Change” – but Obama’s “Change” wasn’t even close to what we wanted it to be. Obama meant “fundamentally transforming the United States of America” – with a massive, […]

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Will a Republican Senate Stick a Republican President with a Democrat FCC?

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The GOP ain’t called “The Stupid Party” for nothing. Reports last week indicate that Senate Democrats – the minority Party – had pulled together enough of their Republican majority cohorts to have a lame-duck session vote to give Democrat Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel a brand new term. A lame-duck session – as […]

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Thanksgiving: For the Prospect of Less Government Cronyism

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Thursday is, of course, our day of Thanksgiving. Where food and football serve as an accompaniment to our gathering together to celebrate our blessings. I will not bore you with all for which I am thankful personally (though that is much). Discussed here is something public policy for which I am most grateful – the […]

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Government Ignores Human Nature – and Warps the World with its Ignorance

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Socialism doesn’t work because it tries to root out human nature. Capitalism works because it harnesses it. We are capitalists, conservatives and federalists in part because we acknowledge and understand human nature. Its possibilities – and its limitations. They are Socialists because they are Utopian fantasists. They think they can remake humanity and the planet […]

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Here’s the Way to Finally End the Farm Bill

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We less government types have loathed the Farm Bill – since there was a Farm Bill. Because we loathe government inanity – and the Farm Bill is full of it. The Farm Bill is Franklin Delano Roosevelt-New Deal era central planning. Which means for coming up on ninety years – our farmers and their farms […]