The Economics of Tyranny in Venezuela

The Economics of Tyranny in Venezuela

Riot police stand guard as supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido take part in a protest against President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela, April 10, 2019. (Ivan Alvarado/Reuters) Hayek predicted it all 75 years…

Why Go West?

Why Go West?

Rep. Ilhan Omar participates in a news conference in Washington, D.C., February 7, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Immigrants see what is right about the West. That’s why they come. And then too many critique the very…

Divided on unity

Divided on unity

(Pixabay) Americanism, the Confederacy, trade, the Age of Aquarius, and more I’ve been thinking a little about unity, of the national kind. Last Friday, Jonah Goldberg had a (typically) wonderful piece: “Who Cares about National…

13 NFL veterans who have been put on notice after NFL draft

13 NFL veterans who have been put on…

SportsPulse: The NFL draft is over. Trysta Krick looks ahead to the story lines that will define the 2019 season for every team in the AFC. USA TODAY The 2019 NFL draft now complete, the…

Donald Trump sues Deutsche Bank, Capital One in attempt to block congressional subpoenas

Donald Trump sues Deutsche Bank, Capital One in…

Speaking to reporters on his way to Atlanta, President Donald Trump says his White House will be "fighting all the subpoenas" issued by House Democrats in their investigations into his administration. (April 24) AP, AP…

18th win by $18: James Holzhauer barely survives a challenge to his Jeopardy! streak in Mondays victory

18th win by $18: James Holzhauer barely survives…

"Jeopardy!" contestant James Holzhauer broke the show's single-game winning record. Then, he broke his own record a week later. USA TODAY Reigning "Jeopardy!" champ James Holzhauer faced real jeopardy Monday, narrowly winning his 18th straight…

Google set to lose more than $70 billion off its market cap after nasty combination of slowing ad traffic and drop in sales per click

Google set to lose more than $70 billion…

Getty Alphabet's stock slid by almost 8% in pre-market trading, slashing the market cap of Google's parent company by about $70 billion to $831 billion. Alphabet reported a 17% rise in first-quarter revenue, its slowest…

Police: 8 shot, 1 fatally, in latest Baltimore shooting

Police: 8 shot, 1 fatally, in latest Baltimore…

BALTIMORE (AP) — A gunman fired indiscriminately into a crowd that had gathered for Sunday afternoon cookouts along a west Baltimore street, killing a man and wounding seven other people, authorities and reports said. Police…

Why Animal Research Is Justified, Sometimes

Why Animal Research Is Justified, Sometimes

A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella virus (MMR) vaccine at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle, Wash., March 20, 2019. (Lindsey Wasson/Reuters) People — and sick animals — have a right…

New Directions in Arms Control

New Directions in Arms Control

Yars RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile systems at the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2018. (Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters) Any future treaty must limit all Russian and Chinese nuclear forces. With the…

Huawei Poses a 5G Threat, but Nationalization Is Not the Answer

Huawei Poses a 5G Threat, but Nationalization Is…

Telecommunications workers install a new antenna system for AT&T’s 5G wireless network in downtown San Diego, Calif., April 23, 2019. (Mike Blake/Reuters) It’s a mystery why free-market advocates are urging the Trump administration to establish…

The Problem with Sanders’s Small Donors

The Problem with Sanders’s Small Donors

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in New York City, March 2, 2019. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) He is now winning the money race, thanks to activists. But do we want voters on the fringe setting…

Candidates of a certain age, &c.

Candidates of a certain age, &c.

Joe Biden in September 2018 (Yuri Gripas / Reuters) On Biden, Emperor Naruhito, Bush 43, presidential golf, milkshakes, and more In 1984, the question about Joe Biden was, Will he or won’t he? Will he…

Joe Biden’s Big Gamble

Joe Biden’s Big Gamble

The waiting game is over. Former Vice President Joe Biden is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, betting that a third time’s a charm. It worked out that way for Ronald Reagan, but not Bob…

Democrats see Biden as wobbly 2020 front-runner

Democrats see Biden as wobbly 2020 front-runner

No Democratic rival appears doomed by former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 arrival. | Matt Slocum/AP Photo In another election, at another time, the late entrance of a well-funded candidate leading in the polls might…