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Truckers Speak Out over Proposed Rule That Could Impose Speed Limits as Low as 60 MPH on Rigs

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) If you’ve ever been stuck behind a transport truck on a highway, you know how annoying it can be. The worst part is when trucks are trying to pass each other. A line of cars builds up behind them as they drive side-by-side for what seems like an eternity. […]

Federal Fiscal Shortfall Nears $1 Million Per Household

By James D. Agresti The U.S. Treasury has published a major report revealing that the federal government has amassed $124.1 trillion in debts, liabilities, and unfunded obligations. To place this shortfall in perspective, it equates to: $955,407 for every household in the U.S. 29 times annual federal revenues. 86% of the combined net worth of all U.S. households and […]

WHO, WEF, SDG, JRB…WTF

By Mark T. Cicero This summer, the elites of the World Economic Forum (WEF) will convene in Davos Switzerland for Klaus Schwab’s annual confab of the Lear jet set. Part of this meeting is to ratify and endorse the World Health Organization’s (WHO) latest draft of the International Health Regulations (IHR). This treaty has had […]

How the United States Conquered Inflation Following the Civil War

By Lawrence Reed Americans today are once again the victims of price inflation brought on by runaway government spending and printing of unbacked paper money. According to the most recent polling data, the American public’s approval of Congress stands at a dismal 21 percent. Almost four times as many people disapprove of the job it’s doing. That’s […]

House Republicans Press Biden Admin For Answers Over Elon Musk’s Attempted $44 Billion Twitter Purchase

By The Daily Caller Republican Wisconsin Rep. Scott Fitzgerald sent a letter Tuesday to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Lina Khan demanding answers about Elon Musk’s attempt to purchase Twitter for $44 billion, saying the review process must be done fairly and without partisanship. The Daily Caller first obtained the letter, which was signed by […]

Government’s Stupid Plan While Big Business Greases the Wheels

By Bruce Bialosky All too often there is a proposal for a government plan that just makes one stare in disbelief at the proposing legislator’s gross ignorance. When you then see that the business community is complicit with said ridiculously stupid plan, it becomes obvious why many people no longer trust big organizations. Following is […]

Social Justice Unionism Means Pro-Abortion Big Labor

By Capital Research Center Last week, Politico reported on a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade and return the question of abortion regulation to the states, ending the Court’s invention of a constitutional right to abortion. The draft opinion was greeted with predictable outrage from left-progressives, including those in organized labor. Statements […]

Lyft and Uber: Fighting sexual assault in the transportation industry through transparency

By National Center on Sexual Exploitation The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is pleased to give the Dignity Defense Award to Uber and Lyft, two ride-sharing companies who have stepped up as industry leaders in the fight against sexual violence. Sexual assault and harassment on transportation services is a far too common occurrence, so much […]

Mama, Don’t Let Your Kids Grow Up to Be CEOs

By The Daily Skirmish – Liberato.US Well, here’s a switch.  Netflix just told its employees it now values individual creative freedom over the ideological conformity of Woke cancel culture.  The company won’t “censor specific artists or voices,” even if employees deem them “harmful”.  The company even told employees, in so many words, if you’re not on board […]

Biden Soaring Gas Prices Are Part Of Green Agenda—Gas Stations Adding Extra Digit Expecting $10 a Gallon for Gasoline

By The Daily Caller President Joe Biden suggested record gas prices were part of an incredible transition away from fossil fuels Monday in Japan. At the press conference in Tokyo with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, a reporter asked the president if a recession in the United States was inevitable. “When it comes to the gas prices,” the president stammered […]

Price Controls on Fuel Would Be Disastrous for Americans

By Daren Bakst and Jack Spencer In classic Washington style, liberals in Congress are advancing a bill that most assuredly would make a bad situation much worse. In response to soaring fuel prices, liberals seek to shift blame away from Bidenflation and onto producers through the so-called Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act.  A more appropriate […]

China Starting Next Global Crisis By Gobbling Up Sri Lanka

By Gordon Chang On May 12, India confirmed that it would provide a desperate Sri Lankan government 65,000 metric tons of urea, pursuant to an existing $1 billion credit line. The sale, which overrides New Delhi’s ban on the exports of the commodity, relieves severe pressure on the government of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Sri Lanka […]

A Supermarket Checker on Prices, Life and Whole Foods

By Craig J. Cantoni One of the many jobs that I held before and during my college years in order to pay my college bills was a supermarket checker. Maybe that’s why I like to strike up a conversation with checkers to see how they’re feeling about their job and issues of the day. A […]

The FDA/WIC Role in the Baby Formula Debacle

By Daniel Kotzin There have by now been an acute shortage of infant formula in the United States for months. Despite government claims to the contrary, it is unlikely to end anytime soon. This turn of events was utterly predictable. Indeed, it was all but inevitable, as the government agencies responsible for providing safe, readily […]

Inflation: What Causes It, and When Will it Subside?

By James L. Caton We have been living under the illusion that the relationship between nominal GDP and the quantity of circulating currency is dead. This illusion began in 2008, when the Federal Reserve began expanding the value of its assets without expanding the value of circulating currency. Instead, banks were paid to hold this […]

Netflix Delivers Salvo for Free Expression With 9 Little Words to Employees: ‘Netflix May Not Be the Best Place for You’

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) In the wake of a brutal earnings report and a sea of controversy, Netflix recently delivered a blunt message to employees. If you don’t like the content Netflix produces, you are free to leave. The message was delivered to employees in the streaming giant’s culture guidelines, which the Wall Street […]

Judicial Watch Victory: Court Declares California’s Gender Quota for Corporate Boards Unconstitutional

By Judicial Watch  In a historic victory for the rule of a law, a California court found California’s gender quota law for corporate boards unconstitutional. The verdict comes after a 28-day trial (Robin Crest et al. v. Alex Padilla (Case No. 19STCV27561)). This verdict follows a similar ruling in our favor last month that found California’s diversity […]

75% Of Americans Think The Country Under Biden Is Headed In The Wrong Direction

By Jordan Boyd A large majority of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction, and much of their blame for the nation’s woes rests on President Joe Biden and the worsening economic crisis. A new poll from NBC News found that 75 percent of U.S. adults think the nation is on the wrong track. […]

A Musk Inspired Anti-ESG Takeover Wave?

By Robert E. Wright It’s fun to see memes suggesting that Elon Musk should buy Alphabet, Amazon, Coca Cola, Disney, Meta, Netflix, YouTube, and so forth, but of course he cannot afford all that. But we can. By we, I mean value investors. Musk’s purchase of Twitter has validated my critiques (see here, here, here, and here) of ESG-based investment (environment, […]

Arizona Gets a Win in Court Challenge to Biden COVID Funds Tax Restriction

By Casey Harper A federal appellate court dealt President Joe Biden a loss Thursday, ruling that Arizona can challenge the administration’s rule prohibiting states from using COVID-19 funds to lower taxes. Biden rallied support and passed the American Rescue Plan Act in March of last year. That law provided funding for states to fight COVID-19 […]

Netflix Fires 150 Employees In Wake Of Catastrophic Decline

By The Geller Report Harder! Faster! WOKE kills. Netflix, once the go-to streaming service, is now soaked in agitprop and leftist propaganda. Even their ‘best offerings’ are unwatchable because of its relentless leftwing messaging. Insufferable. Netflix lets go of 150 employees amid continued decline in company trajectory By Ian Miles Cheong ‘As we explained on earnings, our slowing […]

Elon Musk Warns Biden, Democrats Moving Economy Towards Venezuela

By The Geller Report Indeed. President Biden is Jimmy Carter on steroids. In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party. But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican. Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold […]

Markets Are Yelling Mayday

By Dan Sanchez Editors’ Note: As far back as last summer, The Prickly Pear began to warn about 2022 being a “risk-off” year.  Those elements of the economy, including stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies, and real estate that have been elevated by easy money, will tend to suffer when the easy money is taken away. We are […]

Meat Shortage Alert: Are You Prepared?

By MERCOLA Take Control of Your Health The globalist takeover is coming at us from every possible angle. Whether we’re talking about biosecurity, finance, housing, health care, energy, transportation or food, all the changes we’re now seeing have one goal, and that is to force compliance with a totalitarian slave system The global food system, […]

The Democrat Playbook: How To Look Like You Are Fighting Inflation Without Really Trying

By Neland Nobel “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon in the sense that it is and can be produced only by a more rapid increase in the quantity of money than in output.”  Professor Milton Friedman You want to bring down inflation? Let’s make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share.  President Joe […]

Baby Formula: Thank Protectionists and the FDA for the Shortage

By Ryan McMaken For parents who rely on baby formula—whether by choice or due to medical necessity—the nationwide baby formula shortage has become increasingly difficult to ignore. According to the Wall Street Journal, Walgreens, Target, CVS, and Kroger have all begun rationing supplies of formula. Covid lockdowns, combined with a product recall by formula manufacturer Abbott Nutrition […]

Twitter Exec MOCKS Elon Musk for Believing Public Can ‘Make Their Own Decision’ on Platform

By Project Veritas *CLICK HERE TO TWEET OUT THE VIDEO* Project Veritas has published the second part of our series on Twitter. This story features undercover footage of Lead Client Partner, Alex Martinez, an employee for the tech giant, who sometimes speaks on behalf of the company at events. This footage shows a very candid Martinez […]

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Stop to Rosemont Mine in Arizona

By Tom Joyce Editors’ Note: As the reader will note, the court held the mining claims were invalid because no valuable minerals were found.  It is certainly not common for mining companies to dig large holes costing millions just for the fun of it. Let’s suppose rich mineral deposits were found? Would environmental groups still […]

Karine Jean-Pierre Stumped On Her First Day When Peter Doocy Asks How Raising Corporate Taxes Lowers Inflation

By The Daily Caller The new White House press sec. Karine Jean-Pierre appeared to dodge a question from Fox News’ Peter Doocy about a tweet from President Joe Biden regarding inflation. “Karine, congratulations, it’s nice to see you up there,” Doocy began. “The president’s Twitter account posted the other day if you wanna bring down inflation, […]

Our Schools Aren’t Competitive But Money Is Not The Problem.

By Thomas C. Patterson America’s schools, including Arizona’s, are stuck in mediocrity. Our academic achievement indicators trail 20 of our OECD [Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development] peers in every subject. It’s not getting better, either. It matters more than national pride. The US has fallen to tenth in overall economic competitiveness, our lowest rank […]