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A Nation of Snitches: DHS Is Grooming Americans to Report on Each Other

By John W. Whitehead “There were relatively few secret police, and most were just processing the information coming in. I had found a shocking fact. It wasn’t the secret police who were doing this wide-scale surveillance and hiding on every street corner. It was the ordinary German people who were informing on their neighbors.”—Professor Robert […]

Arizona News: September 29, 2023

By The Editors The Prickly Pear will provide current, linked articles about Arizona consistent with our Mission Statement to ‘inform, educate and advocate’. We are an Arizona based website and believe this information should be available to all of our statewide readers. August border encounters of more than 322,000 highest monthly total in U.S. history […]

The Multiyear Decline in US Economic Freedom

By Richard M. Salsman AS economic freedom in the world has plunged in recent years, due mainly to the interventions and fiscal-monetary profligacy associated with COVID shutdowns, mandates, and subsidies. The global measure is given in Figure One. This is a significant reversal of freedom’s increase between 2010 and 2019. But the downtrend is much […]

California Ban On Standard-Capacity Gun Magazines Overturned

By Kenneth Schrupp Editors Note: For years, the progressive clarion call has been to “follow California.” From auto emissions, treatment of the homeless, criminal enforcement or lack thereof, to gun policy, our oversized state has provided a swagger and arrogance coupled with its immense economic power, to change the political debate. However, overreach has now […]

A Noted Physician Advocates COVID Civil Disobedience

By Barry Brownstein Famously, at the start of his 1849 essay, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience,” Henry David Thoreau observed, “That government is best which governs least.” Few policymakers or politicians during COVID were influenced by Thoreau, who also pointed out that “government never furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it […]

Is America A Bad Place To Work?

By Bruce Bialosky Recently I encountered a study by an organization called Oxfam Research. That study: Where Hard Work Doesn’t Pay Off. As defined in Wikipedia, Oxfam was founded in 1942 as a confederation of 21 independent charitable organizations, centered in Oxford England focusing on alleviating global poverty and led by Oxfam International. There is an […]

Here’s How Biden Admin Destroyed Our Immigration Law

By Victor Davis Hanson Since early 2021 we have witnessed somewhere between 7 million and 8 million illegal entries across the now-nonexistent southern border of the U.S. The more the border vanished, the more federal immigration law was rendered inert, and the more Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas spun fantasies that the “border is secure.” He is […]

Premiere Racist Scholar Ibram X. Kendi Under Investigation

By Chrissy Clark Editors’ Note: This investigation follows the July dismissal of Florida State University professor Eric Stewart, a criminology “scholar” who was found to have faked data and rigged research. Boston University is investigating the head honcho of “anti-racism” studies, Ibram X. Kendi, according to a reporter from The Boston Globe. Kendi, who I consider […]

Rand Paul Comes Out Swinging Against Lindsey Graham Over Ukraine Aid

By Brianna Lyman Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul called out his fellow Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham over Ukraine aid Thursday while on Fox Business. Graham told reporters Wednesday those opposed to giving Ukraine more aid should stay out of it until they’ve visited Ukraine and seen the war firsthand. “Somebody needs to remind […]

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

By Doug Bandow Washington’s involvement in the Russo–Ukrainian war is encouraging new and hostile combinations of powers. Last week, North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un visited Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. The meeting was serious, in contrast to their perfunctory summit four years ago. This time Moscow was the suitor, seeking artillery shells, missiles, and perhaps […]

To Whom Do America’s Children Belong?

By Elizabeth Grace Matthew This week on the West Coast, the San Bernardino Superior Court blocked a policy requiring schools to notify students’ parents if their children change gender identities, names, and/or pronouns. According to California Attorney General Rob Bonta, this ruling “protects kids from harm” by “ensuring the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of inclusivity.” According […]

Top Pro-Life Leaders Slam Trump for Calling Heartbeat Protections for Unborn ‘Terrible’

By Mary Margaret Olohan Former President Donald Trump is drawing fire from pro-life leaders for describing Florida’s heartbeat protections for the unborn as “terrible.” “I think what he did is a terrible thing and a terrible mistake,” Trump told NBC’s new “Meet the Press” host, Kristen Welker, in an interview that aired Sunday. The former president was […]

4 Ways Washington’s Spending Spree Caused Inflation With Trillions in Waste, Fraud

By David Ditch Americans are justifiably unhappy with the state of the economy. The inflation figures for August took a turn for the worse—meaning, families have now lost $5,100 in purchasing power since President Joe Biden entered the White House. In addition to the burden of inflation, rising interest rates are making home mortgages unaffordable, pushing the American dream out […]

Arizona News: September 23, 2023

By The Editors The Prickly Pear will provide current, linked articles about Arizona consistent with our Mission Statement to ‘inform, educate and advocate’. We are an Arizona based website and believe this information should be available to all of our statewide readers. Former National Intelligence Director: Democrats Didn’t Count All AG Votes in Arizona Arizona […]