Why Are Republicans Pushing for a New Tax on Advertising?

Last month, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady announced that now is the time to “go bold” on tax reform. Unfortunately, some of his Republican colleagues are diluting his vision by considering the adoption of unconstitutional, growth-killing provisions. The New Stamp Act Recently, both Brady and Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledged that Republicans are divided … Continue reading Why Are Republicans Pushing for a New Tax on Advertising?

US, China Sign Historic Agreement to Provide Market Access for US Rice Exports

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced July 20 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the United States to begin exporting rice to China for the first time ever. “This is another great day for U.S. agriculture and, in particular, for our … Continue reading US, China Sign Historic Agreement to Provide Market Access for US Rice Exports

How to Build a Simple and Affordable Methane Digester

Are you looking for an additional source of energy for your off grid retreat? While solar and wind have become popular among preppers, they both suffer from the same problem as most renewable sources of electricity. They’re both highly dependent on the weather, require large expensive batteries, and oftentimes the amount of energy they produce … Continue reading How to Build a Simple and Affordable Methane Digester

To Stop the Violence, Shrink the State

When your entire political philosophy is built on the principles of command and control through force, why would your rhetoric be any different? The shooting yesterday of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, several aides and capitol police officers serves as a chilling reminder as to the state of American politics. We are no longer a … Continue reading To Stop the Violence, Shrink the State

New Indoor Farming Device Can Grow Food With 95% Less Water

With California’s water crisis in full swing, there is one question on the tip of everyone’s tongue. How do we save more water? More specifically, how do we cut back on the water we use to grow our food? This question has implications beyond the current drought. Even if there weren’t water shortages popping up … Continue reading New Indoor Farming Device Can Grow Food With 95% Less Water

Who Is Trump Trying to Help on Cuba?

According to media reports, President Trump is expected to announce on Friday that his administration will revert some of President Obama’s policies toward Cuba. In particular, it looks like Trump will impose new restrictions on travel, as well as limits on U.S. companies doing business in the island. The alleged justification for the new policy is … Continue reading Who Is Trump Trying to Help on Cuba?

How Prohibition Makes Drugs More Potent and Deadly

The social and economic failure of the so-called “War on Drugs” is now widely known. One issue that is often mentioned but rarely explained is the increasing potency of illegal drugs, whether it be cannabis with a high percentage of THC in the US or super potent MDMA (Ecstasy) in Europe. What’s behind this phenomenon? … Continue reading How Prohibition Makes Drugs More Potent and Deadly