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Volume 25, Issue 39: September 27, 2022

Victor Davis Hanson (American Greatness)
The Martha’s Vineyard experience: a unique opportunity for the nation to assess modern bicoastal progressivism—as utterly fraudulent. An apartheid-living managerial class virtue-signals that open borders are an unmitigated blessing, just as long as the illegal migrants don’t make it to elite walled or moated enclaves. READ MORE »




Alvaro Vargas Llosa (American Spectator)
The jury is still out. Yes, two-thirds of Chile’s voters recently rejected the new constitution proposed by a convention made up mostly of loonies. But that won’t be enough. The region will have to suffer a lot more before the looming crisis forces open opportunities for real liberty and prosperity. READ MORE »



Ivan Eland (Real Clear Policy)
Take-away #1 from Federal Judge Aileen Cannon’s decision to appoint a special master in the Mar-a-Lago case? The imperial presidency now enjoys protections against court-ordered search warrants that ordinary citizens could only dream of. How did we get here? READ MORE »



John C. Goodman (Forbes)
Given the freedom to do so, private health insurance can meet patient needs far more effectively than government health plans. And, as Medicare Advantage (a Republican innovation) shows, even a little freedom helps—a lot. READ MORE »





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