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The American Architects Of The South-African Catastrophe

"In contrast to what South Africa became, the United States is a country where the constitution was supposed to thwart the tyranny of the majority...Yet the Americans sided with the ANC - the consequence of which has been the raw, ripe rule of the mob and its dominant, anointed party. "

Melissa Zimdars Exposed: The Truth About The "Fake News" List From Its Creator

"I remember speaking to reporters and being like, “Please do not use fake news list in the headline.” I agree that critical thought and often alternative ways of thinking about the world and challenging sedimented beliefs is how we advance as a society, as a country, as a world. And so, I agree. And that’s why I was very disheartened when a lot of the original take-up of my resources just labeled it a fake news list. "

Europe Mulls Acquiring Its Own Nuclear Deterrent

With Donald Trump leading the United States, Europe seems to be losing trust in the American nuclear umbrella. As the EU focuses on the need to have its own military, the issue of European nuclear deterrent comes to the fore. The debate has been triggered. This issue is intensively discussed in Germany.

Meet America's Newest Supreme Court Justice: Judge Neil Gorsuch

Confirming a choice that many had already pegged as a front-runner to fill Antonin Scalia's vacant seat, President Trump just officially announced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States.  With that, let the Senate confirmation theatrics commence!

One Hour After Taking Office, Trump Suspends FHA Mortgage Fee Cut

In a move that has sparked controversy among some economists, within an hour of being sworn in, Trump undid one of Barack Obama’s last-minute actions, a mortgage-fee cut under a government program catering to first-time home buyers and low-income borrowers.

The Case Against Fed Reform

Instead of a Fed reform, we need Fed competition: eliminate legal tender laws, remove the burdensome taxes placed on gold, Bitcoin and other potential currencies, and give Americans a true alternative to Federal Reserve notes for those who want it.

In Defense Of Trump's Deal With Carrier

While some have described Trump's approach as crony capitalism, if the terms of the deal really are limited to tax relief, such claims are baseless. While it is true that tax breaks for specific companies are less ideal than across-the-board cuts (or outright abolishment) of business taxes, they should not be confused with taxpayer subsidies. The underlying deal seems to reflect a larger commitment to addressing the corporate tax and regulatory burdens that have long held back the American economy.