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Quote of the Day: U.S. Leads the World in 5G Rollout, Thanks to Pro-Market Approach

From economist Thomas Hazlett, in an insightful admonition against crony capitalist government intervention into the telecommunications market entitled "The U.S. May Repeat Mexico's Wireless Spectrum Mistake" in today's Wall Street Journal,  offers this little gem and tribute to the positive payoff of America's comparatively pro-market deregulatory approach:

Meanwhile, 5G networks are spreading more rapidly in the U.S. than in any other nation, with 49% coverage in October 2021.  (China was at 20% that month.)  This rollout benefits from recent U.S. auctions for flexible-use spectrum rights, infusing networks with new capacity that lowers costs and spurs rivalry.  Further liberalization should continue.  Regulators haven't been able to divert frequencies to selected business…[more]

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1 Imagine the Unimaginable

Americans are now entering uncharted, revolutionary territory. They may witness things over the next five months that once would have seemed unimaginable. Until the Ukrainian conflict, we had never witnessed a major land war inside Europe directly involving a nuclear power. In desperation, Russia's impaired and unhinged leader, Russian President…

2 Biden's Food-flation

Going food shopping feels like getting punched in the gut. You pick up a whole roasting chicken, hoping it will feed four, and see the price: over $10 in many New York area stores – a staggering $18 if the bird's organic. Apples are close to $3 a pound. And forget buying a steak; you might have to take out a mortgage. The Biden administration…

3 Hunter Biden's $2 Million 'Sugar Brother'

One of the mysteries of the Hunter Biden matter is how the president's son, with no obvious sources of income, manages to maintain a grand lifestyle. For the last year or so, he has been living in a $20,000-a-month rental house in Malibu, California. (The taxpayers are footing the bill for the Secret Service to pay even more, $30,000 a month, to rent…

4 Losing the People? Then Change the Rules

Court packing – the attempt to enlarge the size of the Supreme Court for short-term political purposes – used to be a dirty word in the history of American jurisprudence. The tradition of a nine-person Supreme Court is now 153 years old. The last attempt to expand it for political gain was President Franklin Roosevelt…

5 Biden's Ministry of Truth

A federal speech czar? Just as the Founders imagined it, no doubt. Earlier this week, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told Congress that his agency is creating a "Disinformation Governance Board" to combat "misinformation" coming from Russia as we near this year's midterm elections. The Biden administration…

6 Time To Audit Twitter Censorship

New Twitter owner Elon Musk is vowing to reform the social media platform. "Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated," Musk said in a statement after his $44 billion bid to buy the company was accepted. Many, many conservatives…

7 How America Became La La Land

America these last 14 months resembles a dystopia. It is becoming partly the world of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, and partly the poet Homer's land of the Lotus-Eaters. Nothing seems to be working. And no one in control seems to care. The once secure border of 2020 vanished. Two-million people have crossed the southern border illegally in…

8 Can Biden Buy Votes With Student Debt Relief?

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary race was a bidding war in which the various candidates advocated spending trillions of dollars to enact sweeping progressive agendas. Some agendas were a bit more sweeping than others, but they all amounted to unprecedented increases in federal spending.  Take the issue of student loans. Bernie Sanders…

9 The 'Putin's Price Hike' Canard

In March, inflation jumped 8.5%, the biggest spike since 1981. Economic growth is expected to slow. Voters are expected to be angry. Yesterday, press secretary Jen Psaki warned, "We expect March CPI (consumer price index) headline inflation to be extraordinarily elevated due to Putin's price hike." Today, her future employer, NBC, reported…

10 Loose Nuke Talk

Americans, like the planet's other 7.5 billion people, are not prone to talk or think much about nuclear weapons. Of course, some of us are old enough to remember how "mutually assured destruction," or MAD, was supposed to ensure the general peace. Some recall the eerie Cold War-era nuclear bomb movies like "Dr. Strangelove" or…

11 Will Democrats Make It About Trump – Again?

There is a consensus that the Democratic Party is in trouble with midterm elections seven months away. The polls say it, the issues say it and history says it: The coming election is the type of election that the party in power loses big. And to some Democrats, only one man can save the party from disaster: Donald Trump.  Of course, many Democrats…

12 The Real 'Reset' Is Coming

President Joe Biden believes the Ukraine war will mark the start of a "new world order." In the middle of the COVID global pandemic, Klaus Schwab and global elites likewise announced a "great reset." Accordingly, the nations of the world would have to surrender their sovereignty to an international body of experts. They would enlighten…

13 Long Inflation and Its Political Consequences

While much of the political world focused on the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, across town in Washington on Monday, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, delivered a speech that could reverberate through the next two election cycles.  What was so politically consequential about Powell's speech…

14 Biden Supports Gun Rights – Just Not for Americans

The Ukraine crisis exposes a reprehensible contradiction among leftists and the Biden Administration:  They encourage increased energy production by murderous dictatorships in Iran and Venezuela, but not here in America.   The crisis exposes an equally indefensible contradiction regarding the right to keep and bear arms.  They…

15 Nervous Pelosi Insists: Don't Say 'Retreat'!

House Democrats recently went on their annual retreat in Philadelphia. The purpose was to discuss policy initiatives for the coming months and, most of all, to come up with a message for midterm elections that Democrats are widely expected to lose. In light of negative expectations, the party's leader, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was so determined to put…

16 Do Biden and His Party Have New Hope for November?

There was a striking moment on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday. Moderator Chuck Todd brought up a poll recently released by National Public Radio and Marist that showed President Joe Biden's job approval rating at 47%, with a disapproval rating of 50%. The screen showed that poll in contrast to another NPR/Marist survey from two weeks earlier…

17 The Biden Inflation Octopus

The Democrats will suffer historic losses in the November midterms. This disaster for their party will come about not just because of the Afghanistan debacle, an appeased Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, the destruction of the southern border, the supply chain mess, or their support for critical race theory demagoguery. The…

18 Has Biden's Presidency Been Transformed?

Russia's war on Ukraine comes at a moment of political weakness for President Joe Biden. His job approval rating is low, low enough to drag down his party's chances in the midterms, Americans are angry watching their standard of living diminished by inflation, there is lingering frustration about the president's handling of COVID and there are widespread…

19 Latest Survey Confirms: Conservatives Remain Significantly Happier Than Liberals

The results are in, again:  Conservatives are happier than liberals.   That shouldn’t come as any surprise.  Liberals literally idolize Anthony Fauci and canonize former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, only to watch such authoritarian figures disgrace themselves as their folly becomes undeniable.   Sweet dreams…

20 Democrats Are Building a Wall to Keep Out Truckers

Seven-foot fencing topped with razor wire will be installed surrounding the U.S. Capitol next week, in advance of President Joe Biden's State of the Union on March 1. The wall is to keep out truckers who are heading to Washington, D.C., as part of the Freedom Convoy protesting COVID restrictions. Instead of shutting the truckers out, Biden should…

21 Doxing Day in Canada

In Canada, first the doxing, then the struggle session. This week, one of the most popular small-donor fundraising sites for the Canadian truckers protesting the COVID vaccine mandates, GiveSendGo, was hacked. The names of donors were shared with the public. We know about this mostly because erstwhile news organizations, such as Reuters, have showered…

22 Hillary Clinton's Greatest Masterpiece

Hillary Clinton's never-ending shenanigans in 2015-2016 could be summarized as an attempted slow-motion coup. Four years of national hysteria, a divided nation, and dangerous new tensions with Russia were some of the wages of Clinton's machinations. Clinton hired a British national and ex-spy, Christopher Steele, to compile dirt on her election opponent…

23 Yes, They Spied On Trump

One of the most contentious claims Donald Trump ever made was his insistence that he had been the target of spying. He made the charge in several different ways. For example, in March 2017, Trump, just two months in office, tweeted: "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found…

24 Why Ideology Is the Ancient Enemy of Civilization

What ultimately destroyed the evil empires of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia were bankrupt dogmas. Crackpot ideology destroyed free expression. It ruined meritocracy and ensured unequal application of the laws – and so paved the way for far worse. The Nazi idea of a superior Aryan race adjudicated everything from physics to tank design…

25 GOP Backward or Forward?

There is a wrenching debate going on inside the Republican Party over the simplest of questions: Should the party look backward or forward? Just because a question is simple does not mean the answer is easy, and indeed, as the 2022 and 2024 elections approach, the backward-or-forward question is extraordinarily difficult for the GOP. As with a lot…

26 Biden’s Record Poll Collapse Driven by Policy Mismanagement, Not Misfortune

Quick: Name a single situation involving an element of uncertainty – whether domestic or abroad – that Joe Biden has improved through his decision-making wizardry.   Is there any issue that, as a consequence of Biden’s choice among available options without any obvious answer, he has improved since entering the White House…

27 Biden Drags Democrats Down

Most of us see President Joe Biden's falling job approval rating as a measure of his declining popularity. But for every candidate, Democrat or Republican, running for the House or Senate this year, Biden's numbers mean political life or death. That is because the president's job approval rating is an extraordinarily important factor in the upcoming…

28 Crimes Are Crimes, No Matter How Petty

There's nothing petty about petty crime. Tolerate it, and society descends into disorder. You're standing in line at Starbucks and watch a freeloader go to the front, pick out a sandwich and walk out without paying. No one says a word. Or you pay your bills, then find out thieves have robbed the blue USPS box to abscond with your checking information…

29 Biden: No Course Correction

The failures of President Joe Biden's first year in office are obvious to all. Inflation is raging. COVID is raging. Crime is spiking in some big cities. The U.S.-Mexico border is a mess. The American withdrawal from Afghanistan was a mess. And with it all, the president and his party are obsessed, most of all, with passing a voting rules bill that…

30 Biden Is Not Alone. Democrats Have Been Delegitimizing Elections for Years

President Joe Biden joined Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and numerous other Democrats this week in a partisan attempt to preemptively delegitimize the 2022 election. Twice the president was asked by reporters whether voters could trust the electoral system, and twice the president contended that a fair election was unlikely unless the Senate…

 
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