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Volume 25, Issue 17: April 27, 2022

Victor Davis Hanson (American Greatness)
Ukraine, like Spain 1936, has awoken us from the false sense of security we’ve enjoyed since the end of the Cold War. Soldiers in war sometimes do shoot civilians en masse or flatten their apartment buildings—whether in 1936 or in 2022. Civilization is a fragile thing, its veneer easily broken, despite changes in technology, social systems, and physical landscapes. So what horrors will follow in Ukraine’s wake? READ MORE »



Lawrence A. Kudlow (New York Sun)
There they go again—Team Biden is inflicting another round of massive regulatory increases that will cost millions of blue-collar jobs, prevent any new energy pipelines and probably new utilities from being built, and virtually stop the construction of new or extended bridges, highways, and tunnels. Here’s the good news. The cavalry is coming. READ MORE »

Nature Unbound
Bureaucracy vs. the Environment

By Randy Simmons, Ryan M. Yonk, Kenneth J. Sim


K. Lloyd Billingsley (American Greatness)
Remdesivir shows no clinical efficiency against Covid but, at approximately $3,000 per treatment, remdesivir is much more expensive than either hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin, treatments that Fauci opposes. It is becoming clearer by the day that the money trail is the key to our uncovering in the United States the mishandling of Covid-19. READ MORE »



Alvaro Vargas Llosa (American Spectator)
Macron just secured a second consecutive term as French president, a first. But the fact that nearly half the electorate was willing to opt for a nationalist-populist candidate almost a quarter into the 21st century is a momentous and sobering commentary on the present state of liberal democracy and globalization in Europe. Whither now the Old World? READ MORE »

Populism, Self-Government, and Liberty
The Independent Review, Summer 2021


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