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Volume 25, Issue 32: August 11, 2022

Craig Eyermann
Let’s play a game. What do you think the fastest growing category of U.S.-government spending will be over the next 30 years? Obamacare, Medicare, Social Security? Nope. Answer: net interest on the national debt. And the numbers are terrifying. READ MORE »



Victor Davis Hanson ( American Greatness )
In recent years, the degreed professionals and so-called experts among us have repeatedly warped their knowledge to serve, not the truth, but ideological ends—causing, in the process, untold damage to American citizens. Is it any wonder the Western public has lost confidence in its managerial class? READ MORE »



Scott Beyer
In 2015, Bon Appetit declared San Francisco “the best food city in the country.” But the city’s regulatory regime is doing all it can to undermine this status. Progressivism = bad food, too? Who knew... READ MORE »



John C. Goodman
The reconciliation bill Democrats in Congress are about to pass effectively puts price controls on prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries. Sound good? Think again. The measure’s controls would lead to fewer new drugs, fewer cures, more avoidable deaths, and higher drug prices for the private sector. There are better solutions. READ MORE »





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