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Volume 24, Issue 23: June 25, 2021

By Victor Davis Hanson (American Greatness)
Reporters ignore the mounting lies, ironically winking in acknowledgement that most are the result of Biden’s own cognitive deterioration—as if it is more reassuring that a president does not know what he is saying rather than is saying something untrue. How can we explain this utter dereliction of American journalism? How do we fix this problem? Can we? READ MORE »



By Judy L. Shelton (The New York Sun)
Increasing inflation is a lot in the news these days. So is, by consequence, the Federal Reserve, which intones with some regularity about the central bank’s commitment to a 2% inflation rate as the means to “price stability.” But why do we accept a definition of “price stability” that amounts to a deliberate reduction of the purchasing power of our nation’s money? READ MORE »



By Richard K. Vedder (Forbes)
Total spring 2021 college enrollment numbers were down 3.5% from spring 2020. But the aggregate numbers disguise a striking additional trend: the decline in male enrollment is dramatically greater than that for women. Can this trend be reversed, in our era of “woke” everything—including (especially) college admissions officers? READ MORE »



By John C. Goodman (Forbes)
The Supreme Court just refused to declare any part of Obamacare unconstitutional. That means that legislators, rather than judges, must clean up a system that is clearly failing us. How do we know it’s failing us? Huge numbers of consumers prefer to buy so-called “junk insurance” over Obamacare, that’s how. READ MORE »



By K. Lloyd Billingsley (The Epoch Times)
Back in 1972, Mike Bantam, Jim Brewer, Tom Burleson, Doug Collins, Kenny Davis, James Forbes, Tom Henderson, Bobby Jones, Dwight Jones, Kevin Joyce, Tom McMillen, and Ed Ratleff formed the youngest basketball squad the United States had ever fielded. The Americans won the gold medal, but it was stolen from them in one of the worst rip-offs in sports history. READ MORE »




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