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Another Minimum-Wage Fallacy

Proponents of increasing the minimum wage hold two contradictory views on the subject. First, they say that increasing the minimum wage will increase the size of the economy. President Obama ...

Abbas Boycotts BDS

In his trip to South Africa last week, Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas told reporters something interesting: He opposes efforts to boycott Israel. “No, we do not support the boycott ...
Politics & Policy

Arrested Criticism

On November 2, 2003, I sat down with my brother in our parents’ basement to watch the first episode of Arrested Development. I don’t know why we decided to watch ...

Was Paul Krugman ‘Right’ on Austerity?

If you want to see groupthink at its finest, go ahead and Google “Paul Krugman was right.” Here are some of the headlines:  Business Insider: “The Economic Argument Is Over — Paul ...
Politics & Policy

Obama Gets It Right

University commencement addresses are often painfully banal. Greg Brown, the CEO of Motorola, spoke at my graduation; the only thing missing from his speech was a PowerPoint slideshow. Commencement addresses from ...

E.U. Puts a Cork in Olive-Oil Scheme

Apparently, the European Union didn’t have enough on its, ahem, plate, so it decided to further regulate what you can pour on yours. As anyone who has ever been to a ...

Quin Hillyer to Run for Congress

Quin Hillyer, a senior editor at The American Spectator, a fellow at the Center for Individual Freedom, and a contributor to and great friend of National Review, is running for Congress in Alabama.  From his announcement: I ...