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A Lie, a Myth and a Question

Socialists like Bernie Sanders tell us that “the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.” That’s a lie. Yes, rich people got absurdly rich. Last year, says Oxfam, “the wealth of the world’s billionaires increased (by) $2.5 billion a day.” I say, so what? The poor did not get poorer. Bernie’s wrong about that. […]

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Green Dreams

The Green New Deal’s goal is to move America to zero carbon emissions in 10 years. “That’s a goal you could only imagine possible if you have no idea how energy is produced,” James Meigs, former editor of Popular Mechanics magazine, says in my latest video.  “Renewable is so inconsistent,” he adds. “You can’t just put […]

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Right to Print Arms

Are you very afraid? 3D-printed guns are coming. “Virtually undetectable!” shrieked CNN. “This changes the safety of Americans forever!” shrieked MSNBC. Does it? Six years ago, a company called Defense Distributed posted blueprints for 3D-printed guns on the web. The Obama State Department said that violated the Arms Control Act because allowing foreigners to see […]

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Zuckerberg Cronyism

Please, regulate me! That was Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s message to Congress recently. “Lawmakers often tell me we have too much power over speech, and frankly I agree,” he wrote in an op-ed. “(W)e shouldn’t make so many important decisions … on our own.” It sounds so self-sacrificing. But give me a break. Big companies […]

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Breakfast Isn’t Important

I skipped breakfast again this morning. I won’t worry about it. Yes, I’ve heard the advice. “It’s the most important meal of the day.” It balances blood sugar levels, kick-starts your metabolism, stimulates the brain, etc. A Harvard University study said men who regularly skip breakfast have a 27 percent higher risk of suffering a […]

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The Socialist Fantasy

Venezuela is a disaster. Yet 20 years ago, it was the wealthiest country in Latin America. It still has the world’s biggest oil reserves. It should be a happy and prosperous nation. But then Venezuela went socialist. Democratic socialist to be exact. They voted for it. Hugo Chavez promised the poor “social and economic reforms.” […]

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Academic Jargon

Seven academic journals were recently hoaxed into publishing ridiculous studies on topics like “rape culture and queer performativity” in dog parks. The editor of only one of the journals, Roberto Refinetti of Sexuality and Culture, agreed to talk to me about the hoax and whether academics learned anything from being duped. The hoaxers had said […]

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Your Fair Share

Do you pay enough taxes? What is enough? When asked on “60 Minutes,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t seem to have a specific tax rate in mind, but then she said, “back in the ’60s … you see tax rates as high as 60 or 70 percent.” Suddenly, 70 percent tax rates are a progressive plan, […]

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Hoax

If you are an American college professor, the way you get a raise or tenure is by getting papers published in “academic journals.” The stupidity of these journals says a lot about what’s taught at colleges today. Recently, three people sent in intentionally ridiculous “research” to prominent journals of women studies, gender studies, race studies, […]

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Welfare for the Rich

When I hear “welfare payments,” I think “poor people.” But America’s biggest welfare recipients are often politically connected corporations — like America’s sugar producers. The industry gets billions of dollars in special deals while deceitfully running ads that say, “American farmers don’t get subsidy checks.” That ad confused me. If they “don’t get subsidy checks,” […]

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