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Food stamps were a bipartisan program until recently

By Rob F | December 20, 2019

Historically, Republicans did as much to build up Food Stamps as Democrats Back in...

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro’s rant against the homeless shows how media veers towards extremism

By Rob F | December 20, 2019

When I first ran across Ben Shapiro and his DailyWire website, he seemed pretty...

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Can you even explain what Trump’s tariffs are for any more?

By Rob F | December 3, 2019

Let’s be clear about what tariffs are… they are taxes imposed by our government...

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NY Times poll: Biden is Democrat’s best chance to beat Trump

By Rob F | November 12, 2019

Because of the electoral college, a handful of key states (Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, Pennsylvania,...

I voted

The real lesson from Tuesday’s election… addressing problems gets you elected

By Rob F | November 7, 2019

Tuesday was an off-year election and pundits are trying to make sense of the...

Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham won’t even read testimony from the guy who made the call

By Rob F | November 6, 2019

At first, Republicans said that impeachment testimony about the Ukraine call amounted to indirect...

Wolf Report National Debt

National debt hits $23 trillion: Only $22 trillion back in February

By Rob F | November 5, 2019

Eight months. That’s all it took for the U.S. to add $1 trillion to...

Beto O'Rourke

Two lessons from Beto’s failed run for President

By Rob F | November 2, 2019

Beto’s run for President is over and there’s a couple lessons for Democrats to...

News

On the Economics of Not Dying

May 28, 2020

America is now engaged in a vast, dangerous experiment. Although social distancing has limited the spread of the coronavirus, it is far from contained....

In Praise of Fallible Leaders

May 25, 2020

Last week Joe Biden made an off-the-cuff joke that could be interpreted as taking African-American votes for granted. It wasn’t a big deal —...

How Many Will Die for the Dow?

May 21, 2020

In mid-March, after weeks in denial, Donald Trump finally admitted that Covid-19 was a serious threat and called on Americans to practice social distancing....

We Should Help Workers, Not Kill Them

May 18, 2020

As far as I can tell, most epidemiologists are horrified by America’s rush to reopen the economy, to abandon much of the social distancing...

Covid-19 Reality Has a Liberal Bias

May 14, 2020

On Tuesday, the U.S. government’s top experts warned that Covid-19 was by no means under control, and that premature easing of social distancing could...

How to Create a Pandemic Depression

May 11, 2020

Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics officially validated what we already knew: Just a few months into the Covid-19 crisis, America already has...

An Epidemic of Hardship and Hunger

May 7, 2020

Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on workers. The economy has plunged so quickly that official statistics can’t keep up, but the available data...

Trump and His Infallible Advisers

May 4, 2020

“You have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down close to zero.” We have contained this,...

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