How a County Clerk in Michigan Found Herself at the Center of Trump’s Attempt to Overturn the Election
Antrim County, Michigan, seemed an unlikely setting for the attempted overthrow of an American election. In the mitten shape of the state’s lower peninsula, Antrim makes up a fingertip in the far north. It sits on the eastern side of Grand Traverse Bay, which took its name from French voyagers who in the eighteenth century […]
Dems fume as agenda hits brick wall in Senate that ‘sucks’
Senate Democrats are openly venting their frustration at the stalled state of both elections reform and President Joe Biden’s sweeping spending ambitions as their work winds down for the year. Front and center is the imminent expiration of the expanded child tax credit, now caught up in a dispute between most of the party and […]
Nuclear Art and Artefact Preservation Celebrates 50 Years
For the past 50 years, many museums around the world have used nuclear techniques to help preserve some of the world’s most important historical and cultural artefacts.
The U.S. Almost Had Universal Childcare 50 Years Ago. The Same Attacks Might Kill It Today
Among the policy proposals included in the “Build Back Better” Act championed by the Biden administration and congressional Democrats is legislation the White House describes as “the largest investment in childcare in the nation’s history.” The sweeping social policies would include universal and free prekindergarten and expanded child tax credits; child care activists back the […]
Le golfe de Guinée, mer de tous les dangers et royaume de la piraterie mondiale
En 2020, un tiers des attaques de piraterie mondiale et plus de 95 % des enlèvements de marins enregistrés se sont produits dans cette région vaste comme la Méditerranée.
Educational Choice, the Supreme Court, and a Level Playing Field for Religious Schools
The case for school choice is very straightforward. Monopoly government school systems cost a lot of money and do a bad job. The interests of the education bureaucracy rank higher than the educational needs of kids. Poor families are especially disadvantaged. School choice puts parents in charge. Lots of evidence, including from overseas, shows choice […]
IAEA Reviews Uganda’s Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts this week concluded an eight-day mission to Uganda to review the country’s infrastructure development for a nuclear power programme. The Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) was carried out at the request of the Government of Uganda.
Foreign Aid, Corruption, and Big Government
Given my libertarian sensibilities, I would probably object to foreign aid programs even if they worked. But I don’t have to deal with that potential quandary because we have ample evidence that you don’t get prosperity by giving money to politicians in poor countries. Indeed, such policies arguably exacerbate poverty by enabling bad policies such […]
Bob Dole, Senate Legend Who Championed Compromise, Dies at 98
“As a young man in a small town,” Bob Dole said when he announced his candidacy for the White House in 1995, “my parents taught me to put my trust in God, not government, and never confuse the two.” It was a logical thing to say, when he was running against a government-loving liberal like […]
Should We Celebrate Joe Biden’s Economic “Achievements”?
I’m not a fan of Joe Biden’s economic policy, particularly his tax-and-spend agenda. I also don’t approve when the Biden Administration uses phony numbers and phony arguments. But what’s really baffling is the use of accurate numbers to make dumb arguments. What do I mean by that? Well, here’s a tweet from the Democratic Congressional […]
Fox News’ Jokey Joe Biden Graphic Isn’t Funny At All
Greg Gutfeld introduced a mock survey question on “The Five” that went too far.
A Case that Could Overturn Roe v. Wade Goes Before the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Wednesday in the most significant abortion case it has considered since it established the constitutional right to the procedure in the 1973 decision Roe v. Wade. The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, centers on a Mississippi law that bans nearly all abortions after 15 weeks […]
Powell: Fed may pull back economic support more quickly as prices spike
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Tuesday said the central bank will consider pulling back emergency support for the economy more quickly than planned in the face of elevated inflation, signaling growing concern over rising costs in areas from food to rent. Powell’s comment came after the Fed already announced earlier this month that it […]
Buying a House Feels Impossible These Days. Here Are 6 Innovative Paths to Homeownership
A dozen Grade-A eggs will run you about $0.40 more than they did a year ago, and you’ll have to fork over $0.66 more for a pound of ground beef. At the gas pump, a gallon of unleaded is now $1.23 higher than it was in 2020. But few year-over-year price increases compare to what’s […]
Women in STEM: Enhancing the Nuclear Safety Culture
“The concept of a ‘safety culture’ is something that I identified for myself as very important, early on in my career,” says Maria Moracho Ramirez, Senior Safety Officer at the IAEA. “It relates to a culture of behaviour, and if you’ve been a trainer, you know that training for influencing behaviours is very complicated.”