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Think You’ll Be Safe From ‘Wealth Taxes’? Think Again

By Mario H. Lopez for RealClearPolitics As Washington Democrats seek ways to pay for massive current and future government spending, they continue to rely on the false promise of not increasing taxes on ordinary Americans.  The supposed targets are always billionaires, Wall Street, or more broadly, “the rich.” Recent proposals from progressive politicians use the generic […]

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Why The Russiagate Scandal Outranks Every Other In History

By J. Peder Zane for RealClearPolitics Russiagate is the biggest scandal in American history. Nothing comes close in size, scope or harm to the republic than the years-long effort to cripple Donald Trump’s presidency by claiming he conspired with an enemy state to steal the 2016 election and then do its bidding as commander-in-chief. Its […]

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A History Lesson About Petty Tyrants & Vaccine Mandates

By Frank Miele for RealClearPolitics Vaccine mandates are nothing new. Nor are petty tyrants. Nor is Joe Biden the first person to try to use the police powers of the state to compel Americans to violate their own personal convictions and take a vaccine they find to be unnecessary if not dangerous. More than 125 […]

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Great American Stories: Pearl Harbor

By Carl M. Cannon For RealClearPublicAffairs On Dec. 7, 1941 — 80 years ago today — war had been raging in Europe for two years, but U.S. public opinion had not reconciled itself to joining the fight, despite the interventionist impulses of a popular American president. Eleven days earlier, the United States had presented Japan […]

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Churchill’s Grim Warning About Science, Human Nature, and the Future

By Francis P. Sempa  for RealClearHistory The BBC reports that citizens in Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, and Croatia are publicly protesting (sometimes violently) new restrictions imposed by their governments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The restrictions include lockdowns, vaccine passports, vaccine mandates, and broader masking requirements. Austria’s chancellor announced that nationwide compulsory vaccinations will […]

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I Battled Rhode Island’s Cookie Police

Friends raved when I started making hand-decorated sugar cookies for my children’s birthday parties in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. They often would tell their friends about me, and soon other parents were asking me to bake for their events. Before long a small business emerged in my kitchen. I called the enterprise A Spoonful of Sugar. […]

Stone-Cold Reality: Ukrainian Entry Into NATO Would Make War More, Not Less, Likely

By Daniel L. Davis for RealClearDefense It is time to accede to political and strategic reality and move from dangling the prospect of NATO membership for Ukraine – which would neither deter Russia nor improve America’s security – to one in which we focus on outcomes that have a chance of reducing the possibility of […]

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Trial Lawyers Cash In On Biden’s Build Back Better Plan

By Jessica Anderson For RealClearPolitics While Americans pinch pennies to heat their homes and buy Christmas gifts this year, Democrats in Washington are filling their liberal wish list to the brim with out-of-touch policies and carve-outs for their favorite special interest: rich donors. Just look at the $2.5 billion trial lawyer giveaway that Nancy Pelosi […]

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Amid Mandate Controversy, ‘Fully Vaccinated’ Is A Fuzzy Term

By Philip Wegmann  for RealClearPolitics The coronavirus is evolving and so could what it means to be immunized — or “fully vaccinated,” in the parlance of this pandemic. President Biden’s science advisers are already considering whether two shots are enough to meet that requirement. But for now, even as the new omicron variant emerges, the […]

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Court’s Legitimacy Depends On Overturning Roe V. Wade

By Megan Wold for RealClearPolitics When the U.S. Supreme Court takes up Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization today, it will be asked to overrule Roe v. Wade, the court’s 50-year-old precedent that created a constitutional right to abortion. Legions of commentators are turning out to defend Roe, claiming that the Supreme Court’s legitimacy depends […]

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