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July 19th, 2019
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
By: Jeff Cox – cnbc.com – July 18, 2019 Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC on Thursday the administration and congressional leaders are continuing toward resolving an impasse over the debt ceiling and he is confident an agreement will be reached that will ensure the U.S. does not default on its obligations. “I don’t think the market should be concerned,” he said....
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July 17th, 2019
saikat-chakrabarti-AOC's CoS
By: David Montgomery – washingtonpost.com – July 10, 2019 In a Wednesday morning in late May, emissaries of two of the strongest political voices on climate change convened at a coffee shop a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Saikat Chakrabarti, chief of staff to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), was there to meet Sam Ricketts, climate director for Washington Gov. Jay...
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July 9th, 2019
Welcome to Texas
By: Chuck DeVore – washingtonexaminer.com – May 30, 2018 According to a new U.S. Census Bureau report, of the 15 fastest-growing cities larger than 50,000 people, seven are in Texas including the top three: Frisco, New Braunfels, and Pflugerville. Frisco’s growth rate was 8.2 percent, some 11 times faster than the national rate of 0.7 percent. Of the cities with the greatest...
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June 14th, 2019
By: Tom Giovanetti – ipi.org – June 11, 2019 It was one year ago today that the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Restoring Internet Freedom Order took effect, which reversed the Obama administration’s late 2015 reclassification of broadband providers as Title II regulated entities. And the sky didn’t fall. Progressive activists, who hate the fact that the internet infrastructure (the means of production) is...
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June 7th, 2019
By: Paul Bedard – washingtonexaminer.com – June 06, 2019 Calling the surprising May surge in illegal immigrant arrests on the border the “worst case scenario,” a top immigration analyst has boosted the expected level of crossings 10%, to over 1 million. U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday revealed that May apprehensions topped 144,000. This year has seen 676,315 apprehensions so far, up...
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May 16th, 2019
Trump in Oval Office
By: Jeff Cox – cnbc.com – May 14, 2019 The threat of the U.S.-China trade war escalating into something beyond nasty rhetoric and modestly effective tariffs for the most part has been dismissed by market participants and economists. But the idea that the dispute could turn into something more is starting to become reality. Tuesday’s relief rally on Wall Street notwithstanding,...
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April 3rd, 2019
Jay-Bhaskar-debate
By: The Stream – stream.org – March 27, 2019 The theme of the debate was, “Is It Time to Try Socialism?” Two editors, one a free-marketer and the other a socialist, weighed in on a question dealing with the future of freedom in America. Jay debated Bhaskar Sunkara, editor and publisher of pro-socialist Jacobin. The Stream, of course, is pro-free enterprise....
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April 3rd, 2019
Border Crisis
By: Emily Ekins – washingtonpost.com – March 24, 2016 Young people like Bernie Sanders, but they like free markets, too. Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week, we’re talking about the rise of socialism. Millennials are the only age group in America in which a majority views socialism favorably....
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March 13th, 2019
Older man struggling w work
By: Daniel  Engber – slate.com – March 11, 2019 “Welcome to hustle culture,” wrote Erin Griffith in a January essay for the New York Times. “It is obsessed with striving, relentlessly positive, devoid of humor, and—once you notice it—impossible to escape.” She’s right about that last part: Writers on the burnout beat are everywhere. The Times piece followed on the...
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February 15th, 2019
alexandria-ocasio-cortez & ed-markey
By: George Will – nationalreview.com – February 14, 2019 What a tangled web we weave . . . In 1994, the Clinton administration decreed a bright shining future for education. Its Goals 2000 legislation proclaimed that by that year America’s high-school-graduation rate would be 90 percent and American students would lead the world in math and science achievements. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan...
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