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6 Ways McConnell Betrays the Republican Base

I do try to respect President Reagan’s 11th Commandment: “Thou shalt not speak ill of thy fellow Republican.”  I know ideological litmus tests rub some people the wrong way.  I get that turning internal disagreements into political losses is self-defeating.  I agree that priority number one is to beat back the Marxist hoards pushing America to the cliff’s edge.  And…

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Studying Economics Instills Gratitude

Reprinted from the Independent Institute At least since Thomas Carlyle’s infamous put-down of economics as the “dismal science” (for economists having the temerity to oppose slavery), it has been popular to disparage economics as a discipline that fosters depression on the one hand and narrow self-interest on the other. Perhaps the two are linked, says the critic.  My…

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1 Thing May Decide Who Wins the Ukraine War

Civilians in America have spent nearly the last two years “hunting” for ammunition so that they can partake in various shooting sports and outdoor activities, and while some may have even felt that the lack of some calibers – not to mention the increasingly high prices – was bad, it fails to come close to what a…

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Where is Russia’s Fleet of Aircraft Carriers?

Given Russia’s stature as a near-peer competitor of the United States with interests in regions as far afield from Moscow as Latin America and Africa, one might expect that the Russian navy would have sea power tools similar to that of the United States to project power in support of those interests. While China’s People’s…