With Only These Four Exceptions, Senate Republicans Just Abandoned ‘America First’ Foreign Policy in Afghanistan

With Americans growing ever more divided amid national upheaval over racial inequality and a global pandemic, it has perhaps never been more apparent that the United States has no business trying to fix the world with so many problems on our own doorstep. Whatever his faults, President Trump at least seems to understand this. Even … Continue reading With Only These Four Exceptions, Senate Republicans Just Abandoned ‘America First’ Foreign Policy in Afghanistan

COVID Crisis Could Push 100 Million People into Extreme Poverty, New World Bank Study Says

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 lockdowns are well-chronicled. In the US, more than 100,000 businesses have been wiped out. More than 40 million jobs are gone. The federal debt has surged to $26.3 trillion. These are daunting figures and serious problems. But in some ways, they are not the worst part of the story. … Continue reading COVID Crisis Could Push 100 Million People into Extreme Poverty, New World Bank Study Says

USMCA Marks New Chapter for North American Trade

For more than 25 years, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which built the continent into one of the most efficient and competitive trade blocs in the world, has been the law of the land. On July 1, rules for trade in North America will change with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement entering into force. USMCA … Continue reading USMCA Marks New Chapter for North American Trade

American Leadership on Economic Freedom Needed Now More Than Ever

In its release of recommendations on how to spur the fastest and most complete rebound from the coronavirus pandemic, The Heritage Foundation’s National Coronavirus Recovery Commission emphasized the importance of economic freedom and the free-market system: In all of history, there has been no better model than that of free markets in lifting people out of poverty and … Continue reading American Leadership on Economic Freedom Needed Now More Than Ever

Kazakhstan’s Investment in Economic Freedom Pays Dividends

Kazakhstan recorded the fifth-largest gain in economic freedom of any country in the world over the past year, according to The Heritage Foundation’s 2020 Index of Economic Freedom. The country’s score (69.6 on a 0-100 point scale) puts it on the threshold of earning the index’s coveted “mostly free” designation. Ranked as having the 39th-freest economy … Continue reading Kazakhstan’s Investment in Economic Freedom Pays Dividends

Chinese Leadership Corrupts Another UN Organization

Chinese influence in the United Nations and its affiliated international organizations has been expanding significantly over the past decade. China watchers long have hoped that the communist nation’s integration into the international system would “normalize” China. They hoped China would come to appreciate the value of observing international rules and norms and become freer economically and politically. … Continue reading Chinese Leadership Corrupts Another UN Organization

Pro-Life Women Can’t Let UN Commission Distort Women’s Rights

The annual two-week meeting of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women was supposed to kick off this week, flooding Turtle Bay in Manhattan with feminists and advocates of every stripe. The event draws delegates from around the world and thousands of representatives from nongovernmental organizations to New York each March to discuss issues … Continue reading Pro-Life Women Can’t Let UN Commission Distort Women’s Rights

Why Socialism Often Leads to Tyranny

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that communism leads to tyranny. Mention the countries North Korea, Cuba, the Soviet Union, Mao Tse Tung’s China, East Germany, and Venezuela, and most people immediately think of an oppressed population with almost no economic opportunity and no political freedom. The words communist dictatorship roll off the tongue like … Continue reading Why Socialism Often Leads to Tyranny

Margaret Thatcher on Socialism: 20 of Her Best Quotes

This autumn will mark 30 years since Margaret Thatcher departed 10 Downing Street as the first woman and longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th Century. What an amazing tenure it was! A "Do-It-Yourself" Vision In 1979, the Iron Lady assumed the premiership of a country riven with labor strife, racked by stagflation and run … Continue reading Margaret Thatcher on Socialism: 20 of Her Best Quotes

Bernie Sanders’ Staffers Don’t Know the Dark Side of Soviet History

One of Bernie Sanders’ organizers, Kyle Jurek, wants you to believe that Soviet gulags were not so bad. If Sanders gets elected, Jurek assures us reeducation gulags are coming to America for Trump voters and others opposed to Sanders’ socialist agenda. Jurek is no better than a Holocaust denier. Around 3 million people died in … Continue reading Bernie Sanders’ Staffers Don’t Know the Dark Side of Soviet History