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Volume 25, Issue 27: July 7, 2022

Victor Davis Hanson (American Greatness)
How odd that leftists are destroying the very customs and traditions whose loss will come back to haunt them when the Democrats lose the Congress in November. And they will, for one simple reason: their nonstop puerile meltdowns have turned off most Americans, who tire of whiny narcissistic hypocrites. READ MORE »

Independent Institute addressed the complexities surrounding greenhouse gas emissions in the 2021 book Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming’s Unfinished Debate. And SCOTUS just agreed that legislatures, not unelected bureaucrats, are best able to decide when coercive government power is needed, if ever, to address those issues. Democracy, anybody? READ MORE »

William J. Watkins, Jr. (The Beacon)
Thirty years on, the Supreme Court has finally got it right: “The Constitution makes no reference to abortion.” But a note to both parties: Congress also doesn’t have the power to legislate on the issue. After a long hiatus, the phrase “states’ rights” now means something. READ MORE »

Craig Eyermann (The Beacon)
You’ve likely heard your local politicians brag about the big projects: airports, roads, bridges, and (of course) stadiums. Except, the jobs never appear; and the income only trickles in. And the debt explodes. As Sri Lanka is learning, the (very) hard way. READ MORE »

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