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Don’t Expand Draft Registration. End It.

Don’t Expand Draft Registration. End It.

  by Thomas L. Knapp In a rare moment of moral clarity, US Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) points out that “America’s daughters shouldn’t be drafted against their will.” As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the usually bellicose Cotton voted against advancing the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act after committee chair Jack Reed […]

No Whodunit Here: The Cause Of Inflation Is Not A Mystery

No Whodunit Here: The Cause Of Inflation Is Not A Mystery

By Thomas L. Knapp In 1974, US president Gerald Ford declared inflation “public enemy number one” and launched a public relations campaign against it. WIN (“Whip Inflation Now”) buttons were handed out. The administration suggested various ways of “whipping inflation,” such as carpooling and home gardening. It didn’t work. Double-digit inflation outlived the Ford administration […]

It’s Time To Take Away Government’s Social Media Privileges

It’s Time To Take Away Government’s Social Media Privileges

By Thomas L. Knapp “Modern technology companies have enabled misinformation to poison our information environment with little accountability to their users, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said at a White House press briefing on July 15. “They’ve allowed people who intentionally spread misinformation — what we call ‘disinformation’ — to have extraordinary reach.” In follow-up […]

Congressional Proxy Voting? No. Do the Job or Quit The Job.

Congressional Proxy Voting? No. Do the Job or Quit The Job.

By Thomas L. Knapp “When the House revamped its rules in the early days of the pandemic to allow lawmakers to vote remotely,” Nicholas Fandos reports at the New York Times, “Representative Ralph Norman of South Carolina was among 161 Republicans who sued to block the arrangement, arguing that it ‘subverts’ the Constitution.” He was right, […]

Hands Off Haiti!

Hands Off Haiti!

  by Thomas L. Knapp Associated Press headline, July 8: “Biden with few options to stabilize Haiti in wake of slaying.” Following the assassination of president Jovenel Moïse, AP reports, “the U.S. is unlikely to deploy troops.” Nonetheless, the American political and media establishments seem to blithely assume that Haiti’s internal affairs are very much […]

Wuhan Lab Leak: It’s Not A “Theory”

Wuhan Lab Leak: It’s Not A “Theory”

Op-Ed by Thomas L. Knapp Was SARS-COV-2 — the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic — created (or at least weaponized by being made transmissible to and between humans) in a Chinese research lab? Was it then leaked, accidentally or intentionally, from that lab into the human population? It’s impossible to overstate the explosive potential […]

The US and EU vs. Belarus: Pot, Kettle, Black

The US and EU vs. Belarus: Pot, Kettle, Black

COLUMN By Thomas L. Knapp On May 23, a fighter jet intercepted Ryanair Flight 4978 as it was about to exit Belarus’s airspace en route from Athens, Greece to Vilnius, Lithuania. Citing a supposed bomb threat (apparently contrived by regime agents on board the plane), Belarus air traffic control ordered the Boeing 737 to turn […]

When Israel’s Regime Buys US Weapons, it Buys Them with Your Money

When Israel’s Regime Buys US Weapons, it Buys Them with Your Money

COLUMN by Thomas L. Knapp On May 5, Hamas commander Mohammed Deif issued a warning to Israel’s government: Unless Israeli police and troops stopped attacking Palestinians in Jerusalem — including not just those protesting against the regime’s theft of their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on behalf of Israeli “settlers,” but also worshipers at […]

Rumors of Cryptocurrency’s Death Are Still Greatly Exaggerated

Rumors of Cryptocurrency’s Death Are Still Greatly Exaggerated

COLUMN by Thomas L. Knapp Elon Musk is a man of many skills. He didn’t just make electric cars sexy, he sent one to space. Perhaps chief among his talents is the ability to roil markets by running his mouth. Lately, he’s aimed that talent at cryptocurrency. In February, one of Musk’s companies, Tesla, announced […]

Contempt for “the Science,” Nancy Pelosi Edition

Contempt for “the Science,” Nancy Pelosi Edition

COLUMN by Thomas L. Knapp On April 14, the US Centers for Disease Control issued new guidance for Americans who’ve grabbed their jabs. It’s safe, CDC says, for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to  “resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing.” Outdoors. Indoors. Whether everyone present is vaccinated or not. Vaccinated? You’re good […]

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