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Carpenter: NATO Summit 2019: The remnants of a ‘Zombie Alliance’

By Ted Galen Carpenter | When French President Emmanuel Macron said that NATO was experiencing “brain death,” he spoke an important inconvenient truth. Unfortunately, it appears that the ongoing NATO summit intends to focus on traditional burden-sharing issues. In the days before the summit, European members released a plan to great fanfare that would increase […]

Elder: Michael Bloomberg – Tax the poor for their own good

By Larry Elder | Let’s examine some of the many reasons why billionaire Michael Bloomberg is wasting his money on his bid to win the Democratic nomination for president. First, none of the Democratic candidates can win the nomination without the black vote. That means the former New York City mayor needs to pry black […]

Williams: Fraud in higher education

By Walter E. Williams | This year’s education scandal saw parents shelling out megabucks to gain college admittance for their children. Federal prosecutors have charged more than 50 people with participating in a scheme to get their children into colleges by cheating on entrance exams or bribing athletic coaches. They paid William Singer, a college-prep […]

Neily: The Second Amendment returns to SCOTUS

By Clark Neily | Based on today’s argument in New York Rifle & Pistol Association, the unconstitutionality of New York City’s obscure transportation restriction on licensed handguns seems to be a foregone conclusion, with the only real question being how the Supreme Court will respond to the City’s strategic attempt to moot the case by […]

Brennan: Jolly isn’t really my thing

By Tom Brennan | ‘Tis the season to be jolly, so I’ll try. But it won’t be easy. For one thing the news out of Washington is not what you would call up-lifting. The constant focus on the effort to impeach President Donald Trump is a major downer, and it’s hard not to think that […]

Sanchez: Trump’s conspiracy theory about ‘The Server’ threatens election security

By Julian Sanchez | Donald Trump is still searching for “The Server.” On Friday morning, the president phoned in to his favorite cable news program, “Fox & Friends,” to make a series of false claims about the cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee’s computer systems perpetrated by Russian hackers, as part of their elaborate efforts […]

Silver, Hyman: No, Medicare for All Won’t Save Money

By Charles Silver and David A. Hyman | When the massive new health program known as Medicare was created in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson got health care providers on board by buying their support: He promised that the government would let them decide how much to charge and which services to deliver. In many countries with single-payer […]

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