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The Ruling Class Vs. The Second Amendment

by AWR Hawkins February 14, 2018 America’s political elites condemn gun rights for the average citizen while constantly being protected by armed guards. Are their lives more valuable than yours? The ruling class in America holds one set of standards for itself and a second set of standards for the common man. And the dichotomy between the way those in power view themselves and the way they view average people is never clearer than when the Second Amendment is the topic under consideration. For example, billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s support for gun control is well known. He makes political contributions...

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Right To Try: Our Best Shot at Saving Healthcare

by Patrick Cox February 13, 2018 The Right to Try (RTT) movement may be our best shot at saving the healthcare system. It may also be your best personal chance at living long enough to benefit from next-generation biotechnologies that will extend healthspans far beyond current limitations. RTT legislation gives dying people the freedom to use unapproved drugs that have passed safety trials. The logic is simple: terminal patients shouldn’t be denied unproven therapies, since the worst-case scenario is already playing out. Worrying that a drug may cause side effects or won’t work when a patient is doomed anyway...

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Russia and China’s Alliance of Convenience

A common enemy isn’t the basis for a stable, enduring partnership. by Jacob L. Shapiro February 12, 2018 In late December, China and Russia conducted a six-day joint military exercise. The exercise simulated attacks on both countries from ballistic and cruise missiles. The Chinese Ministry of Defense declined to identify which country was the simulated aggressor in the exercise, but it’s not hard to figure out that it was the United States. A few days into the exercise, the Trump administration published its National Security Strategy. The document is 68 pages long, but one line in particular from the second page...

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The SpaceX Effect

by Newt Gingrich February 12, 2018 The successful launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida was a tremendous step toward reasserting American leadership in space. The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket launched in the U.S. since the Apollo missions – and it is the most powerful commercial rocket ever made. It can carry nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lbs.) into orbit. This is more than double the payload of the next-biggest rocket currently in operation. For perspective, SpaceX says this is, “a mass greater than a 737...

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Why Capitalism Believes the Mind is More Important Than Physical Resources

by Marian L. Tupy February 9, 2018 Between 1960 and 2015, world population increased by 142 per cent, rising from 3.035 billion to 7.35 billion. During that time, average income per capita adjusted for inflation increased by 177 per cent, rising from $3,680 to $10,194. Moreover, after 56 years of human use and exploration, the vast majority of the commodities tracked by the World Bank are cheaper than they used to be – either absolutely or relative to income. That was not supposed to have happened. According to conventional wisdom, population growth was to be a harbinger of poverty and...

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