Jonah, if the United States can barely scrape the bottom of the Top Ten in economic freedom in 2009, it’s not hard to figure out where this number’s headed for next year’s survey. I note that eight of the Top Ten countries are current or former realms of the British Crown: Genuine economic liberty derives from a relatively narrow cultural tradition. The cronyism that is the most consistent feature of Obama-era Big Government suggest we’re destined for the Latin-American part of the rankings.
I believe three things at the same time. First, Donald Trump should have voluntarily produced his tax returns years ago. Second, one of the laws Democrats are using to demand production of Trump’s returns — which grants the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee the right to see the returns of any ... Read More
During last night's CNN town halls, Bernie Sanders endorsed reinstating the voting rights of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, and Kamala Harris indicated that she was open to the idea. Anne Carlstein, a junior at Harvard, asked Sanders, “You have said that you believe that people with felony ... Read More
The U.S. Attorney General is ending asylum seekers’ opportunity to ask for bond in front of an immigration judge. Read More
Every year, the William F. Buckley Jr. Society at Yale, founded by Lauren Noble, honors a public figure who was “disinvited” from a college campus. The speaker might have been shouted down at the podium, or his invitation might have been rescinded before carnage could ensue. Past honorees include George ... Read More
Spoilers below! I generally agree with much of what David has written about the first two installments of the final season of Game of Thrones. But I want to throw in a criticism I’ve been mulling. For a long time there were rumors that the final episodes of Game of Thrones would be extra long, perhaps even ... Read More
Democrats are rolling out the defenses for Bernie Sanders’ statement last night that he supports restoring the voting rights of everyone, even convicted rapists and individuals like the Boston Marathon bomber. First, the question came from a Harvard University junior who expressed concern that "those ... Read More