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Volume 26, Issue 18: April 26, 2023

"Nobody is above the law.” That’s a proper American sentiment. How does New York’s indictment against Donald Trump measure up? On another front, should Congress ban TikTok? And what are we to make of the revelation that an FBI field office envisioned creating a spy network within Catholic churches? WATCH »

John C. Goodman (Forbes)
Of aspirin, which is unregulated, there is no end. Care to guess why other drugs in America are in short supply? READ MORE »

Art Carden (AIER)
In America, we spend almost two cents to make a penny and as much as eight cents to make a nickel. Plainly, the government should be given more power READ MORE »

Ivan Eland (Responsible Statecraft)
Banning TikTok is not only a bad idea but, given what’s mostly on there (teenagers cutting a rug), also a downright ridiculous one—and it would likely violate the First Amendment. It wouldn’t make Taiwan safer, either. So why is permanent Washington for it? READ MORE »

K. Lloyd Billingsley (American Spectator)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has embarked on a “Make America California Tour,” and, according to the polls, large majorities of the nation’s voters approve some of the governor’s newest laws. But voters might want to check out the details. READ MORE »

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