If you voted GOP to stop liberalism, you wasted your vote

By DANIEL J. MITCHELL To be blunt, Republicans are heading in the wrong direction on fiscal policy. They have full control of the executive and legislative branches, but instead of using their power to promote Reaganomics, it looks like we’re getting a reincarnation of the big-government Bush years. As Yogi Berra might have said, “it’s déjà vu all over … Continue reading If you voted GOP to stop liberalism, you wasted your vote

Five Ways the Charlottesville Marches Backfired

By Jeffrey A. Tucker It’s a rule of social and political movements that they cannot fully control the outcome of their efforts. Actions cause reactions, many of them unanticipated and certainly unintended. This is because no group, no matter how powerful, can control the human minds of others not part of their cause. This is … Continue reading Five Ways the Charlottesville Marches Backfired

Today’s conservatives are hypocrites

Conservatism at its core is a noble ideology. There’s something meaningful about holding onto traditional values and institutions. At the core of conservative political philosophy is a devotion to individual rights, minimal government interference, and stability that comes with tradition – all great goals. Conservative scholar Russell Kirk wrote an article for the Heritage Foundation … Continue reading Today’s conservatives are hypocrites

Conservatives Must Demand Spending Controls in Exchange for Raising Debt Ceiling

Donny notes: The proper position is to demand spending cuts in exchange for allowing a vote on anything over the next two years, and NO increase in the debt ceiling. -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has indicated that the federal borrowing limit must be raised by Sept. 29, or the U.S. could run out of … Continue reading Conservatives Must Demand Spending Controls in Exchange for Raising Debt Ceiling

Opposing free trade is a leftist trait

In 1979, then-California Gov. Ronald Reagan launched his presidential campaign saying, “A developing closeness among Canada, Mexico, and the United States—a North American accord­­­—would permit achievement of that potential in each country beyond that which I believe any of them—strong as they are—could accomplish in the absence of such cooperation. “In fact, the key to our … Continue reading Opposing free trade is a leftist trait

Environmentalists and Union Bosses Hate NAFTA. Here’s Why They’re Wrong.

As the United States, Canada, and Mexico prepare for next month’s North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, several environmental and labor groups have slammed the agreement, calling for an overhaul of NAFTA priorities. However, many environmental groups continue to attack the trade agreement. Environmental groups claim that NAFTA has contributed to pollution in member countries. … Continue reading Environmentalists and Union Bosses Hate NAFTA. Here’s Why They’re Wrong.

Tax Withholding Is Miracle-Grow for Government

The internal revenue code is a reprehensible mess that torments taxpayers and undermines American competitiveness. The good news is that Americans don’t like the tax system. The bad news is that they don’t dislike it nearly as much as they should. At least in my humble opinion. There are two reasons for the inadequate level … Continue reading Tax Withholding Is Miracle-Grow for Government