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JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is Right to Fear Cryptocurrency

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is Right to Fear Cryptocurrency

  by Thomas L. Knapp When JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon called Bitcoin a “fraud,” what ensued looked a lot like a “poop and scoop” con: The practice of driving down a thing’s price by saying bad things about it, then buying up a bunch of it before the price bounces back. After Dimon’s comments, […]

The best defense is to be offensive: Anti-school choicers are getting desperate

The best defense is to be offensive: Anti-school choicers are getting desperate

. By Larry Sand The traditional public education monopolists are using some truly bizarre arguments to ensure that children remain in government-run schools. In July, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten intimated that parents who opt out of government schools are equivalent to southern segregationists. Then later in July, Katherine Stewart penned possibly one of the […]

Dream(er) State

Dream(er) State

by Phil Erwin For a moment, it seemed we might have crossed some metaphorical Rubicon, and were on the verge of getting an actual dinnertime “deal” on “DACA” (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) between President Trump and Democrat leaders Chuck Shumer and Nancy Pelosi (collectively dubbed “Chancy” by one clever pundit.) Post-dessert, “Chancy” rushed to […]

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Turns the Clock Back on an Open Web

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Turns the Clock Back on an Open Web

. By Thomas L. Knapp On September 18, Ars Technica reports, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published a new specification recommendation, Encrypted Media Extensions. The recommendation, which natively implements a “Digital Rights Management” scheme in web browsers, marks a giant step backward for user freedom and an “open” World Wide Web. W3C is the […]

Commentary: Los Angeles Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission and the Sanctuary State Bill

Commentary: Los Angeles Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission and the Sanctuary State Bill

. By Michael Greer Last month I went to downtown LA for the Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission meeting to support Sheriff McDonnell and his opposition to SB54 (Sanctuary State Bill).  The month before the committee had not said the Pledge of Allegiance because Rabbi Beth Chadashim objected to it as a violation of the separation of […]

Cultural Marxism Explained in 7 Minutes

Cultural Marxism Explained in 7 Minutes

By Joseph Salerno This is an excellent short video explaining the source and nature of Cultural Marxist movements like political correctness, modern feminism, pansexualism, multiculturalism, “whiteness studies,” etc.  For an in-depth critique of the thinkers whose writings shaped Cultural Marxism, see Fools, Frauds and Firebrands:  Thinkers of the New Left by the eminent British philosopher Roger Scruton.  Scruton brilliantly exposes the pretensions, obscurities, […]

What If South Korea Acted Like North Korea?

What If South Korea Acted Like North Korea?

. By Victor Davis Hanson If it threatened to destroy its neighbor — China — the neighbor would act. Think of the Korean Peninsula turned upside down. Imagine if there were a South Korean dictatorship that had been in power, as a client of the United States since 1953. Imagine also that contemporary South Korea […]

Finally, some commonsense western fire policies

Finally, some commonsense western fire policies

. By Paul Driessen President Trump promised to bring fresh ideas and policies to Washington. Now Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue are doing exactly that in a critically important area: forest management and conflagration prevention. Their actions are informed, courageous and long overdue. Westerners are delighted, and I’ve advocated such reforms since […]

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise — Save Your Dixie Cups, Boys!

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise — Save Your Dixie Cups, Boys!

. By L. Neil Smith  As I’ve said many times, over the years my principal interest as a novelist has shifted from what I call the Grand Idea (libertarianism and all its wonders) to the experiences and personalities of people _living_ the Grand Idea and how do the people and the idea influence one another. […]

Throwing Away the Russian Card

Throwing Away the Russian Card

. By Victor Davis Hanson The love-hate relation with Putin, from the Obama-era red reset button to the current collusion hysteria, has been a disaster. “They [the North Koreans] will eat grass but will not stop their program as long as they do not feel safe.”— Vladimir Putin, Beijing, China, September 5, 2017 China has […]

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