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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 Do No Harm, Joe Biden

Candidate Joe Biden promised to solve our problems and restore faith in the American government. Today, he is one of the least popular presidents in history. And CNN's John Harwood, perhaps the most sycophantic flunky of the Democratic Party not on the company payroll, says that Biden is a victim of circumstances, facing problems that are beyond solving…

2 There Will Be No Media 'Reckoning' Over the Steele Dossier

Axios says there's a "reckoning" in the media over coverage of the Steele dossier after the partisan oppo document's primary source was charged with lying to the FBI. "It's one of the most egregious journalistic errors in modern history," writes Sara Fischer, "and the media's response to its own mistakes has so far been tepid…

3 Biden, Brandon and F-Word Politics

Recently, The Washington Post published a news article, "Biden's critics hurl increasingly vulgar taunts," exploring what the paper says is a growing phenomenon of people around the country directing raw insults at the president. As an example, the paper pointed to President Joe Biden's recent visit to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania…

4 The Hunter Biden Cover-Up Is a Scandal

The Hunter Biden email cover-up may not be the most contemptible example of the modern political media's corruption, but it is probably the most demonstrable. Politico reports that Ben Schreckinger's new book, "The Bidens: Inside the First Family's Fifty-Year Rise to Power," corroborates much of the New York Post's pre-election reporting…

5 Meghan McCain Often Did What Political Media Wouldn't

Meghan McCain is leaving "The View." One assumes that regular readers of editorial pages and political magazines aren't exactly the prime audience for a daytime-television show. And one also assumes that a not insignificant number of Republicans aren't fans of McCain because of her sharp criticism of former President Donald Trump. Yet I…

6 The Ugly Reaction to Tim Scott's Speech Is Telling

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott gave a competent Republican response to Joe Biden's mendacious speech to Congress this week. Considering the failed history of the opposition responses, being competent is no easy accomplishment. And boy, the contrived, hyperbolic outrage and derision we saw from liberal talking heads was something to behold. Some…

7 Finally, the Facts About a Capitol Riot Casualty

It took nearly 3 1/2 months for the District of Columbia medical examiner's office to announce a cause of death for Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who helped defend the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot and died the next day in a local hospital. The medical examiner ruled that Sicknick died of natural causes, specifically, after suffering two…

8 The Media's All-In Campaign to Destroy the Filibuster

As we speak, there is no bill on the congressional docket that would provide Democrats an excuse to blow up the filibuster – or, as the media might euphemistically refer to it, "reforming" or "overhauling" the filibuster. Yet, a casual follower of politics would surely be under the impression that there is a pressing…

9 We Have Lost an American Genius

Rush Limbaugh created modern national talk radio as we now know it. For over three decades he kept at rapt attention – live from noon to 3 p.m. on weekdays – the largest conservative audience in broadcast history. More than 15 million tuned in each week. Last week, 32 years and more than 23,000 hours of on-air commentary…

10 Fact-Checkers Heart Joe Biden

Appearing at a friendly CNN town hall event this week, President Joe Biden dropped a string of untruths on issues both large and small. One of the president's most egregious falsehoods was the claim that "we didn't have (the vaccine) when we came into office." The first shot was administered back on Dec. 14, 2020. Glenn Kessler, lead fact…

11 Now They Tell Us – Trump Was Tough On Russia

Democrats and their allies in the press spent the last four years accusing President Donald Trump of being soft on Russia. And worse: Some called the president a Russian asset, a traitor, Putin's patsy and much, much more. It was all nonsense, because behind the rhetoric was the stark reality that Trump, and his administration, have actually been tougher…

12 'Misinformation' and the 2020 Vote

Looking at reporting and discussion of the 2020 presidential campaign, has any word been misused as often as "misinformation"? In much political debate, it was used to mean "information I don't like," rather than something that was provably false. That confusion extends to a new survey of American attitudes done by Gallup and the…

13 What Standard of Proof for Hunter Biden's Emails?

Republican and conservative journalists and politicos need to avoid a trap when discussing the Hunter Biden laptop story. The trap might be called the "can't prove untrue" maneuver that we saw from Democrats and their allies in the media when discussing the Steele dossier during the Trump-Russia investigation. Remember that the dossier was…

14 Joe Biden Is Just an Idea

Lost in the blinding gaslighting over Donald Trump's remarks about white supremacists during the first presidential debate was the fact that Joe Biden proved again that he's little more than a stand-in propped up by a compliant political press. Biden was unable to answer even the most rudimentary queries about his beliefs, never mind specifics about…

15 The News As We Once Knew It Is Dead

In 2017, the liberal Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University found that 93 percent of CNN's coverage of the Trump administration was negative. The center found similarly negative Trump coverage at other major news outlets. The election year 2020 has only accelerated that asymmetrical bias – to…

16 Questions the Media Should Ask Joe Biden

Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden finally held what was billed as a press conference with journalists recently – something of a rarity in a campaign that's relied on staged question-and-answer sessions. It was a truly embarrassing display of hackery from the media. Here's a quick sampling of some of the queries Biden…

17 With Trump, Bypass Media Coverage and Judge for Yourself

That much news coverage is biased against President Trump goes without saying. But every now and then there comes an episode of bias so egregious that it deserves attention. The coverage of the president's July 3 speech at Mount Rushmore is one of those episodes. The Wall Street Journal editorial page called it "one of the best speeches"…

18 Welcome to America's Cultural Revolution

We're in the dawn of a high-tech, bloodless Cultural Revolution, one that relies on intimidation, public shaming and economic ruin to dictate what words and ideas are permissible in the public square. "Words are violence" has always been an illiberal notion meant to stifle speech and open discourse. Popularized by a generation of coddled…

19 Trump Trolling For Fun and Profit

In 2003, during the George W. Bush administration, the columnist Charles Krauthammer coined the phrase "Bush Derangement Syndrome" to refer to some of the president's more unhinged critics. It was funny, and given Krauthammer's background – he was a medical doctor specializing in psychiatry – it had the ring of truth…

20 Former Intelligence Chiefs Fit Perfectly Into Media Advocacy Culture

Former FBI Director James Comey and deputy director Andrew McCabe, former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have lots of things in common. One, they ran the nation's key intelligence and investigatory agencies under former President Barack Obama. They were deeply involved in the "Russian collusion…

21 ABC Keeps Covering for Jeffrey Epstein

This week, James O'Keefe's Project Veritas, a group that has often infiltrated news organizations to uncover liberal bias, released an explosive "hot mic" video of "Good Morning America" co-host Amy Robach venting about ABC's decision to spike a story about late serial sex predator Jeffrey Epstein's nefarious activities three years…

22 The Smearing of Brett Kavanaugh Is an Attack on the Supreme Court

In the end, the Democrats' smearing of Brett Kavanaugh is about delegitimizing the Supreme Court – the only institution that will inhibit the progressive agenda no matter who wins elections. In the mind of Democrats, conservative justices aren't merely wrong; they're nefarious, racist and extremist. So it's not surprising that virtually…

23 The Left Can't Stop Lying About the Tea Party

"In the late summer of 2009, as the recession-ravaged economy bled half a million jobs a month, the country seemed to lose its mind," The New York Times says, kicking off its 10th anniversary retrospective of the tea party movement. As you can imagine, the rest of the article continues in this vein, portraying conservatives who organized…

24 Seth Meyers, Useful Idiot

After listening to Seth Meyers run interference for Rep. Ilhan Omar last week, an exasperated Meghan McCain asked him: "Are you her publicist? Are you her press person?" Perhaps the more pertinent question is, "Who else do you represent?" Because on the same day Rep. Rashida Tlaib was complaining (via her 500,000-follower Twitter…

25 The Media Have Done Tremendous Damage to the Country and Themselves

For the past two years, a large swath of the media engaged in a mass act of self-deception and partisan groupthink. Perhaps it was Watergate envy, or bitterness over Donald Trump's victory, or antagonism towards Republicans in general – or, most likely, a little bit of all the above. But now that special counsel Robert Mueller has delivered…

26 Truth Comes to Light in Bezos Spectacle

Sometimes stories are simpler than they're made out to be. That appears to be the case with Jeff Bezos. When the National Enquirer reported that Bezos, the Amazon founder who is the world's richest man, was having an extramarital affair and had sent racy texts, including photos of his penis, to his girlfriend, Bezos assembled a high-priced legal and…

27 Much Has Changed For the Better Since 2016 – Not That Trump Will Get Credit

The news obsesses over the recent government shutdown, the latest Robert Mueller arrest and, of course, fake news — from the BuzzFeed Michael Cohen non-story to the smears of the Covington Catholic High School students. But aside from the weekly hysterias, the world has dramatically changed since 2016 in ways we scarcely have appreciated…

28 The Covington Rorschach Test

Sometimes, a three-point celebration is just a three-point celebration. Sometimes, a pep rally is just a pep rally. Sometimes, a smile is just a smile. And sometimes, a hat is just a hat. Only among the most deranged partisans could a universal sports ritual, a common high school activity, a typical teen face and patriotic headgear be construed as…

29 Here's the Problem With PolitiFact's 'Lie of the Year'

This week, the allegedly unbiased fact-checkers at PolitiFact awarded their "Lie of the Year" award to the "online smear machine" that attempted "to take down" the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. "The attacks against Parkland's students stand out because of their…

30 Stop Partisan Corpse Abuse

Impolite question, but it needs to be asked: Is there a Republican dead body that left-wing partisans won't use to bash Donald Trump? This week's partisan corpse abusers callously exploited the passing of George H.W. Bush, America's 41st president, to get in their digs at the current commander in chief. Their vulgar level of incivility was inversely…

 
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