Fact Check: Yes, There Are Economists against Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Plan

Back in 2009 President Obama famously proclaimed, “There is no disagreement that we need action by our government, a recovery plan that will help to jumpstart the economy.” And Vice President Biden chimed in: “Every economist, as I’ve said, from conservative to liberal, acknowledges that direct government spending on a direct program now is the best way to infuse … Continue reading Fact Check: Yes, There Are Economists against Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Plan

Federal ‘COVID’ Spending Just Hit $41,870 Per Taxpayer. Did You See That Much in Benefit?

President Biden just signed his sweeping $1.9 trillion spending package into law. Once this bill hits the books, total taxpayer expenditure on (ostensibly) COVID relief will hit $6 trillion—which, roughly estimated, comes out to $41,870 in spending per federal taxpayer.  Did you see anywhere near that much in benefit?  The sheer immensity of this spending … Continue reading Federal ‘COVID’ Spending Just Hit $41,870 Per Taxpayer. Did You See That Much in Benefit?

Why Someone Hid Accurate Death Count for New York Nursing Homes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic and his administration’s alleged efforts to hide the accurate number of related deaths beg the question: Is the cover-up worse than the crime? The Empire Center for Public Policy, a New York-based research organization, filed a request last summer under the Freedom … Continue reading Why Someone Hid Accurate Death Count for New York Nursing Homes

Public Schools Can’t Control Students’ Private Speech

B.L., a high school sophomore at a Pennsylvania public school, didn’t make the varsity cheerleading team. She took to Snapchat to voice her frustrations and posted a picture of herself and a friend holding up their middle fingers, adding a caption with some F‐​bombs. When the picture was brought to the attention of the cheer coaches, B.L. was suspended from … Continue reading Public Schools Can’t Control Students’ Private Speech

$3T Infrastructure Grab Bag Would Strangle Economy, Americans With Debt, Taxes

The media were flooded Monday with news that the Biden administration is working on a colossal new $3 trillion to $4 trillion spending plan. While full details are not available yet, the plan appears to be another left-wing grab bag of big-government proposals. Rather than stimulating the economy, it would stimulate bigger government while funneling unprecedented amounts … Continue reading $3T Infrastructure Grab Bag Would Strangle Economy, Americans With Debt, Taxes

Child Suicide is Becoming an ‘International Epidemic’ Amid Restricted Pandemic Life, Doctors Warn

Billions of people across the globe continue to live under COVID-19 lockdowns or heavily-restricted life. And for almost all of us, life amid the pandemic in 2020 was an isolating and difficult year. Yet doctors are warning that children in particular are experiencing grave mental health consequences as a result of the lockdowns—leading to an … Continue reading Child Suicide is Becoming an ‘International Epidemic’ Amid Restricted Pandemic Life, Doctors Warn

Irresponsible Journalism Only Makes it More Difficult to Reach Herd Immunity

In the past few days I have come across two news headlines that only serve to fan the flames of fear, and work against physicians’ efforts to persuade skeptical people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The first example came on March 16, in a San Jose Mercury News headline blurting out: “3 Hawaii Residents Fully Vaccinated Against COVID19 … Continue reading Irresponsible Journalism Only Makes it More Difficult to Reach Herd Immunity

5 Charts Show Why Congress Must Stop Adding to National Debt

President Joe Biden signed into law an enormous, debt-financed “stimulus” package. This was the final step in a multi-month process to pass a heavily flawed piece of legislation. We might be tempted to hope that this will finally sate the left’s appetite for big government. After all, the size and scope of government will expand more than … Continue reading 5 Charts Show Why Congress Must Stop Adding to National Debt

In a Rebuke to Teachers Unions, School Choice Is Going Gangbusters in the States

School districts are slowly beginning to reopen in-person instruction after being closed for nearly a year—or, in many places, for over a year. While this is a wonderful development, it will never erase what parents experienced last year: uncertainty, inconsistency, and, in some cases, ineptitude from public schools. The events of the last year have demonstrated to many … Continue reading In a Rebuke to Teachers Unions, School Choice Is Going Gangbusters in the States

10 Crazy Examples of Unrelated Waste and Partisan Kick-Backs in New ‘COVID’ Bill

President Biden has proposed $1.9 trillion in additional COVID-19 spending. He's asking Congress to authorize another round of checks, more expanded unemployment benefits, a $15 minimum wage, and much, much more. Over the weekend, House Democrats finally released the text of the 600-page bill meant to make Biden’s broad COVID proposals a legislative reality.  Critics and … Continue reading 10 Crazy Examples of Unrelated Waste and Partisan Kick-Backs in New ‘COVID’ Bill