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The Foreign Holders of the Ballooning US Debt: They’re Buying, But Don’t Keep Up

By Wolf Richter Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes China dumps Treasury securities, the Euro Area, Canada, and financial centers load up with immense appetite. The question that’s on everyone’s mind is how long foreign investors will continue to support the US Treasury debt that has now ballooned to $34.75 trillion and will nail $35 trillion […]

Retribution

By Neland Nobel Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes Regrettable But Necessary Retribution is a subject being discussed among Conservatives right now.  There is a feeling, perhaps premature, that Donald Trump will likely win in the coming election and that Republicans will generally control at least one house of Congress.  There is also a growing consensus […]

Legal Retribution: The Plan to Address Progressive Overreach

By Neland Nobel Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes Regrettable But Necessary Retribution is a subject being discussed among Conservatives right now.  There is a feeling, perhaps premature, that Donald Trump will likely win in the coming election and that Republicans will generally control at least one house of Congress.  There is also a growing consensus […]

Poll: Nearly Half Of Americans Struggling Because Of Higher Prices

By Casey Harper Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Nearly half of Americans report that the recent spike in inflation is making it harder to make ends meet, according to a new poll. Monmouth University released a poll Wednesday showing 46% of Americans are “currently struggling to remain where they are financially.” That figure is the highest […]

The Long and Winding Road to Socialism

By Gabriel Gasave Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.” Friedrich August von Hayek First released in 1944, Friedrich August von Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom serves as a powerful cautionary tale against totalitarianism while also presenting […]

Evidence Is Mounting That Biden’s Executive Order Isn’t Stopping Illegal Immigrants From Flooding Over Border

By Jason Hopkins Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes President Joe Biden’s executive order to control the southern border does not appear to have affected the flow of illegal immigration into the country so far, according to sector reports, internal data and local officials. Biden’s executive order on the U.S.-Mexico border, which officially went into effect last Wednesday, pauses […]

Interactive Calculator Shows How Cutting Carbon Emissions Would Barely Budge Temperatures

By Kevin Dayaratna Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Editors’ Note: We don’t think the connection between CO2 and “global warming” has been established. However, even if you assume the theory, and use their own models, the destruction of our standard of living by environmental zealots does not substantially change future temperatures. Then why the continued […]

Communists, Antisemites Lose Big in European Parliamentary Elections

By Itxu Díaz Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Editors’ Note: Here is a twist on the recent European elections we have not seen elsewhere. Besides the revolt against elites, there was a general turn away from the “International Left” and its active antisemitism. In addition, the positioning of political parties in Europe demonstrates how Jew […]

Mitchell Won’t Back Away From Hobbs Group Home Investigation

By Cameron Arcand Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell has no plans to stand down after Attorney General Kris Mayes requested that there only be one investigation into the Hobbs administration’s “pay to play” scheme allegations. Sunshine Residential Homes gave nearly $400,000 to Hobbs and the state Democratic Party, and it […]

Arizona News: June 21, 2024

By The Editors The Prickly Pear’s TAKE ACTION focus this year is to help achieve a winning 2024 national and state November 5th election with the removal of the Biden/Obama leftist executive branch disaster, win one U.S. Senate seat, maintain and win strong majorities in all Arizona state offices on the ballot and to insure […]

NEW POLL: Majority of Hispanics Favor Deporting “All” Illegal Immigrants

By Jason Hopkins Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Editors’ Note: For those Republican critics of Donald Trump, who have had years to fix the border, we ask this question: Do you think such an attitudinal change by Hispanics, by the entire polity, could have occurred without the leadership of Trump? He is the only national […]

Arizona: America’s Frontline Against Illegal Fentanyl

By Robert C. Thornett Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes The drug is killing Americans at an unprecedented rate. No one stops you when driving across the border from Nogales, Arizona, into Nogales, Mexico; crossing the other way is a different story. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers often interrogate drivers and search vehicles inside […]

Observations of Europe

By Bruce Bialosky Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes We Americans travel to Europe more than any other place on earth outside the United States. We do it because it is still the closest to us culturally, politically, and militarily. We feel more comfortable jetting off to London or Florence than we do in other parts […]

The Problem with Juneteenth

By Connor O’Keeffe One hundred fifty-nine years ago, on June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Texas and declared that all slaves in the state were free. The following year, in 1866, residents of the town where Granger had issued the order celebrated the anniversary as “Jubilee Day.” Eventually, the name changed to Juneteenth, and […]