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Booker T. Washington Would Have Spotted This False Flag

Booker T. Washington Would Have Spotted This False Flag

by Gary Galles As Terry McAuliffe fell behind in polls on the eve of the Virginia Governor’s election, supporters tried a false flag operation to tar his opponent, Glenn Youngkin, as a racist. People later identified as Democratic activists showed up in front of a campaign bus as pretend supporters, dressed to evoke memories of […]

Beware Of The Progressive Redefinition Of Moderates

Beware Of The Progressive Redefinition Of Moderates

by Gary Galles Progressive thought control efforts have turned to a new attack on moderates. As reported on The Hill, first-year Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.), said “Referring to the small handful of conservative Democrats working to block the president’s agenda as ‘moderates’ does grave harm to the English language and unfairly maligns my colleagues who are […]

Hating Landlords Misplaces The Blame

Hating Landlords Misplaces The Blame

by Gary Galles “No wonder people f—–g hate landlords.” That was what comedian Andy Richter tweeted (since-deleted). What caused that reaction? A landlord wanted six months advance rent on an apartment he was seeking for his son. However, that expletive reflects misunderstanding rather than justifiable derision, of a type I call greedy-bastard economics. In greedy-bastard […]

The SNAP Boost Will Make The Poor Appear Poorer

The SNAP Boost Will Make The Poor Appear Poorer

by Gary Galles The Biden administration has just increased food stamp (now SNAP, for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits by an average of 25%, adding about $20 billion a year to its budgetary cost. This means the 42 million current recipients will all receive additional assistance and that 6 million more people will become eligible. […]

Should Anything Be Prohibited In A Free Society?

Should Anything Be Prohibited In A Free Society?

  Gary M. Galles Covid triggered a massive upswing in government prohibitions in America. Many were prohibited from keeping their firms open. Many were forced to stop working. Many of our normal freedoms of association and travel were eliminated. Many rights—such as access to due process or to contract enforcement—were effectively prohibited. And almost everyone […]