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Ted Cruz Introduces Bill To Scrap ‘Natural Gas Tax’ Wedged Inside Biden’s Climate Legislation

By The Daily Caller Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is introducing a Senate bill that would repeal a “natural gas tax” proposal enabled by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), President Joe Biden’s signature climate bill. The “Natural Gas Tax Repeal Act” would scrap IRA provisions that deputize the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose fines […]

Is America Ready for ‘Degrowth Communism’?

By Marc Morano Watch: Morano on Lou Dobbs Tonight talking Biden draining Strategic Petroleum Reserve to juice election & who will replace Klaus Schwab Watch: Morano on Fox on Sec. Pete’s claim that airline turbulence is linked to ‘climate change’ – ‘This is unscientific claptrap’ Wash Post’s ‘climate solutions’ reporter touts taking ‘cold showers’: ‘You […]

Louisiana Blazes Trail to Classify Abortion Pill as ‘Controlled Substance’

By Family Research Council The abortion drug regimen of mifepristone and misoprostol is advertised by abortion giants such as Planned Parenthood as “safe” and “effective.” But researchers have unveiled evidence that proves these pills, which work together to end the life of an unborn baby, are not safe. And yet, the use of chemical abortion is spreading. As reported […]

86% Of Small Business Hurt By Inflation

By Casey Harper An overwhelming majority of small business owners say they are being hurt by rising prices. The new survey released Wednesday by small business network Alignable shows 86% reporting being hurt by high costs with only 6% saying they are thriving and not struggling. Alignable surveyed more than 3,000 business owners from mid-April […]

USAA Scorns Its Trump-Voting Members By Debanking The Lawyer Who Defended Him

By Royal A. Brown III Most of you have seen this before. I continue to divest from USAA — they no longer share my conservative values nor are they competitive in many areas. USAA Scorns Its Trump-Voting Members By Debanking The Lawyer Who Defended Him BY: CHUCK DEVORE USAA was ‘founded on military values.’ Now it […]

Elon Musk’s X is not as dangerous as its critics want you to believe

By MercatorNet – Navigating Modern Complexities Late last month, Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese launched a veritable tirade against X/Twitter CEO Elon Musk. He described Musk as an “arrogant billionaire who thinks he’s above the law, but also above common decency”. “This is an egotist,” Albanese huffed. “He is someone who’s totally out of touch with the […]

Wind Turbines = Enormous ‘Unintended’ Consequences

By John Droz, Jr. The inevitable result when political science is substituted for real Science. I have written about certain bad aspects of wind turbines before — like here and here. This post is a brief, simple overview of the many widespread adverse consequences of industrial wind energy. To keep it simplified, I’ve even minimized the references — but they […]

‘He’s Not Wrong’: Margaret Brennan Presses Buttigieg On Trump’s Stance Over Electric Vehicles Purchased

By The Daily Caller CBS host Margaret Brennan pressed Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on former President Donald Trump’s stance on the amount of electric vehicles (EVs) purchased, noting Sunday that Trump’s take wasn’t “wrong.” Buttigieg appeared on “Face the Nation” to discuss President Joe Biden’s current push for the adoption of electric vehicles in the U.S., as […]

Take the Government Out of GDP

By Peter Earle and Thomas Savidge Editors’ Note: a substantial portion of what Bidenonmics calls “growth”, is the growth of government, an unproductive part of the economy.  A better read on the economy can be had by removing government and seeing how the productive part of the economy is faring. The picture is not healthy […]

Creating So Many Jobs that Destroy Wealth

By Gary M. Galles When Americans face an intense, hyper-partisan Presidential election, every labor market report becomes fodder for Administration claims of what great managers of the economy they are and counter-claims of how misleading such stewardship claims are. Of late, such dueling narratives have featured issues such as the seven-digit (and growing) difference between […]

Media: Gen Z is Doomed

By Peter St Onge Years after the fact, the mainstream media is discovering that Gen Z is doomed. As CNN puts it, Gen Z is “earning less, has more debt, and higher delinquency rates than Millennials did at their age.” In short, the pandemic did a number on Gen Z, followed by a wallop from […]

U.S. Spending On Interest Tops National Defense, Medicare

By Brett Rowland Congress has spent more money on interest so far this year than it has spent on both national defense and Medicare. Spending on net interest hit $514 billion in the first seven months of fiscal year 2024. That’s more than spending on both national defense ($498 billion) and Medicare ($465 billion). Medicare […]

Watch this interview with Joe Garrison, the Owner, Founder and CEO of Garrison Life LLC on Dissent Television

By Dr. Rich Swier We had a wide ranging interview into the life and experiences of Joe Garrison, a successful businessman from Polk County, Florida. He is the founder of Garrison Life, LLC. Garrison Life LLC, is a t-shirt and merchandise company inspired by the agricultural and grower community in Florida. Joe Garrison, has always […]

Are We Back To The Everything Bubble?

By Neland Nobel The term everything bubble was coined when seemingly all investments started to rise in unison, apparently in response to massive liquidity injected into the economy by both the Federal Reserve (monetary policy) and massive Federal deficit spending (fiscal policy). Many also believed that the force pushing all asset prices up at the […]

Some Observations about Beliefs — Part 2

By John Droz, Jr. Some of my Business and Personal Beliefs… When we use the word “Beliefs” many people think of religion. However, most of our Beliefs have nothing to do with religion. As outlined in Part 1, most of our Beliefs are our opinions about what things are, how things behave, etc. Some examples of Beliefs […]

Riding the Economic Rollercoaster: The Austrian Business Cycle Theory

By David Jäkle Imagine the economy as a roller coaster—a ride with thrilling booms that must be followed by the inevitable dread of busts, at least if the booms are artificially enhanced. Welcome to the Austrian business cycle theory (ABCT), a theory that translates these physical rules to economic ideas and explains the volatile ups and […]

New Study Calls into Question Whether DEI Programs Really Boost Corporate Earnings

By Jon Miltimore The replication crisis strikes again. It’s safe to say that diversity, equity, and inclusion is one of the more controversial ideas of our time (and a multibillion-dollar industry). Some such as Elon Musk argue that DEI — which definitionally speaking means addressing structural inequalities in society — constitutes blatant racism. Others contend that DEI is simply […]

Americans’ Inflation Worries Deepen as Biden Claims Economic Victory

By Family Research Council With the November presidential election 24 weeks away, an index measuring consumer sentiment on the economy dropped to a six-month low after its largest decline since 2021. The plummeting confidence comes as President Joe Biden recently shrugged off the concerns while falsely claiming for the second time in less than a week that […]

Like Fast Food? Here’s Price Increases from End of 2019 to Now for McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Chick-fil-A

By Dr. Rich Swier A reader sent us some amazing data on the price increases of fast foods at various restaurants over time. Many American families enjoy fast food restaurants. Perhaps the three biggest are McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Chick-fil-A. SCRIBEMOON did a comparison of the costs of various meals at each of these fast […]

A Bold Plan to End Inflation in America!

By Cherie Zaslawsky Wayne Allyn Root’s advice to President Trump Trump supporter and savvy political analyst Wayne Allyn Root sees Javier Milei as a role model for Trump in his second term, since Milei turned around inflation in Argentina in just a few months. How? By drastically cutting the primary cause of inflation: government spending! […]

Are you better off today than you were 5 years ago?

By Karen Schoen You are if you’re a criminal illegal alien.  If you are like most Americans the answer to that is no. But then you have to ask yourself what are you going to do about it? Because doing nothing will get us nothing and right now we have a legislature in the states […]

Biden’s Impeachable ‘Foreign Oil’ Policy

By Jihad Watch One long string of ‘quid-pro-quos’ that have led to international wars and terrorism. Five years after Trump was impeached over accusations that he pressured Ukraine for political reasons, Biden is pressuring Ukraine for political reasons with no impeachment in sight. Recent reports in the UK’s Telegraph and Financial Times suggest that Biden is demanding that Ukraine […]

America’s Grifters

By Bruce Bialosky The definition of a grifter is a con artist; someone who pulls confidence games; a swindler, scammer, huckster, hustler, and/or charlatan. It is also said if there’s one type of person you don’t want to trust, it’s a grifter: someone who cheats others out of money. Grifters are also known as chiselers, […]

Carbon Capture Doesn’t Work, So Why Are They Doing It?

By John Droz, Jr. This is yet again another VERY bad idea… BY: REBECCA TERRELL Rebecca Terrell is an editor of the New American magazine and has written about unscientific foolishness for a long time. As such, I am honored for her to write this Critical Thinking Substack commentary. Carbon dioxide harvesting is the Establishment’s […]

A Marxist Professor’s (Failed) Attempt to Explain How Socialism Would Deliver a PS5

By Jon Miltimore This doesn’t make socialism look very attractive. My family got a PlayStation 5 a few years ago. It’s a decision I sometimes regret because my youngest son, who is 7, likes to play it too much. (And that’s when it gets unplugged and stashed away.) But it’s easy to forget what a modern marvel […]

Former FDA Official Cozied Up To Activists Months Before Joining Them, Emails Show

By The Daily Caller A former senior U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official hobnobbed with employees from an anti-tobacco nonprofit just months before coming on as the group’s CEO, emails show. Kathy Crosby, who played a leading role in shaping public health policy while serving as the director of Health Communication and Education at the FDA’s […]

4 Things to Know About Biden’s Latest Attack on Gun Ownership and Firearms Industry

By Amy Swearer It’s an open secret that the Biden administration disdains lawful civilian gun owners almost as much as it does the lawful gun industry. But in case there was any doubt, new gun export regulations published late last month by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security make the administration’s position painfully clear: It doesn’t […]

America’s Summer Of Discontent

By Neland Nobel This summer will likely be a crucible from which election results will emerge this fall.  By available polling data, it appears Americans are unhappy with the direction of the country and unhappy with the enfeebled, protected, coddled, and coached President Joe Biden.  The most recent polls show some shifts favorable to Donald […]

Target Retreats from LGBT Merch after Year-Long Profit Bloodbath

By Family Research Council This year’s Pride Month is shaping up to be a much more humble affair at Target. In an extremely gratifying twist, the company that bragged their transgender line is “great for our brand” has changed its mind after a year-long stock market bruising. It’s the latest evidence that the wildfire of consumer […]

Wind Power Doesn’t Make Sense: Anti-Environment Environmentalism

By Ken Braun Editors’ Note:  The author points out an interesting irony that is spreading: anti-environment environmentalism. We see it manifest in all kinds of ways. Windmills that grind up eagles, owls, songbirds, and bats like a giant Cuisinart. Giant arrays of solar panels chew up vast areas of land, disturbing wildlife and frying birds. […]