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Kavanaugh Casualties

Also Stomped On: Never Trumpers, #MeToo, the Media and more.   by Victor Davis Hanson When the Christine Ford saga finally ended with the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, a lot of truth had distilled out, along with the evaporation of prior pretensions and misconceptions.  Here are the Kavanaugh Casualties.   The Left The hearing confirmed that the traditional JFK/Hubert Humphrey Democrat party, as once envisioned by a Bill Clinton, Gary Hart, or Jim Webb, is long kaput. In its place is being birthed a hard-left progressive movement that absorbs the ideologies and methodologies of its...

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Social Justice Is a Threat to Human Rights and the Gospel

by Samuel Sey October 13, 2018 In 1920, a young activist organized a public meeting in a major city. Inside a hall holding hundreds of poor, underprivileged people, he delivered a speech describing how his ethnic people were oppressed and burdened, exploited and betrayed, excluded and bullied by a more privileged group. He explained the oppressors had infiltrated nations and become parasites for centuries. His point was that the oppressors destroyed nations because they were greedy and bloodthirsty for privilege. He made the claim that his people were forced into food shortages while the oppressors lived in excess. Then...

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How a Minimum Wage Hike Wiped Out 40% of Venezuela’s Stores

Will a similar crisis come to America amid the “Fight for $15”?   by Hans Bader October 12, 2018 A large minimum wage increase in Venezuela has dealt a “fatal blow to 40% of Venezuelan stores,” reports the Miami Herald. The increase has closed many stores and left employees jobless. Venezuela’s government ignored the most basic law of economics in raising the minimum wage: the law of supply and demand. But laws don’t go away just because you ignore them. The job losses will rise in the coming weeks because even “some of the stores that did [remain] open are simply liquidating their merchandise...

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Breakthrough: For the First Time in History, Most of Humanity Has Escaped Poverty

Bourgeoisie of the World, Unite! As of last week, more than half of the world is middle class.   by Oliver Wiseman October 12, 2018 The most important piece of news in recent weeks has nothing to do with Brexit or Brett Kavanaugh. It didn’t make the front page and it did not cause social media to explode. It was a milestone that represented not a great leap forward, but hundreds of millions of steps in the right direction. I am referring to the fact that, as of last week, more than half of the world is middle class....

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The 10 States with the Best Tax Systems (and the 10 Worst)

The bottom line is that tax rates matter, whether we’re looking at state data, national data, or international data.   by Daniel J. Mitchell October 9, 2018 Yesterday, I wrote about the newest edition of Economic Freedom of the World, which is my favorite annual publication. Not far behind is the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index, which is sort of the domestic version of their equally fascinating (to a wonk) International Tax Competitiveness Index.   Tax Rates Matter And what can we learn from this year’s review of state tax policy? Plenty: The specifics of a state’s tax structure matter greatly. The measure of total taxes...

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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.

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