Weaponizing the Federal Government turns literal

For at least a decade, Americans have grown increasingly cynical about what used to be some of our nation’s sacred institutions — from disparate outcomes when the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or Department of Justice get on the case, to a litany of attacks on the Supreme Court’s impartiality. The skepticism has become pervasive enough


The hypocrisy of the left on energy policy

Democrats say they represent working Americans, but their energy policies tell another story. President Joe Biden’s environmental regulations are focused on slowing fossil-fuel development and promoting electrification, resulting in higher prices for electricity, cars and gasoline. Democratic Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, is holding hearings to support Biden’s efforts.


Adam Smith v. Wesley Jones

Taking its cue from the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, the Cato Institute recently sponsored a Protectionist Madness contest that pitted 32 harmful protectionist US trade policies against one another. As reported by Scott Lincicome, after seven rounds and 31 head-to-head “games,” the Jones Act was found to be the worst of the lot. For


The Bumpy Road Ahead For The World Economy

The Bumpy Road Ahead For The World Economy Authored by Gail Tverberg via Our Finite World, In the post-World War II era, the US has been known for its hegemony–in other words, its leadership role in the world economy. According to one definition, hegemony is the political, economic, and military predominance of one state over other