• Steve H. Hanke
    05/04/2016 - 08:00
    Authored by Steve H. Hanke of The Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. A few weeks ago, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) sprang a surprise. It announced that a...

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The Beginning Of The End For Cruz? Here Are Five Things To Watch For In Indiana Today





Update: *PAUL RYAN SAYS TRUMP WILL BE NOMINEE IF HE WINS INDIANA: CNBC

Today's primary in the Hoosier State could prove to be the last stand for Ted Cruz and John Kasich, as The Donald looks to deliver the final knockout blow to the two challengers. If Trump wins, it certainly would be an embarrassment for a GOP establishment that has literally done everything it can to stop Trump, most recently touting the Cruz/Kasich alliance that self-destructed just hours after it was announced.

 
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Not Interested: 4.5 Million Voters Sit Out Democratic Primaries





For the past few months, we have been shown the massive crowds of millennials flooding Bernie Sanders rallies, and the dyed in the wool democrats who have been flocking to Hillary's. The narrative has been that the Democrats have really generated some enthusiasm this year that hasn't been seen in the past. As is often the case, however, propaganda is much different than reality.

 
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As Fed Meeting Begins Futures Are Flat In Sleepy Session; Apple Earnings On Deck





With the Fed decision just one day away, followed the very next day by the increasingly more irrational BOJ, stocks had no desire to make significant moves and overnight's boring session was the result, as European stocks and U.S. index futures rose modestly but mostly hugged the flatline while Asian declined 0.2% for a third day as raw-material shares declined and Tokyo equities slumped before central bank meetings in the U.S. and Japan this week. China’s stocks rose the most in almost two weeks, up 0.6% but failed to rise above 3000 on the Shanghai Composite, in thin trading.

 
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White House Set To Release Secret Pages From Sept 11 Report





The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers. The documents, kept in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol, contain information from the joint congressional inquiry into "specific sources of foreign support for some of the Sept. 11 hijackers while they were in the United States."

 
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Patrick Buchanan: Dishonoring General Jackson





To remove Andrew Jackson's portrait from the front of the $20 bill, and replace it with Tubman’s, is affirmative action that approaches the absurd.

 
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Denver Schools To Arm Guards With Military-Style Rifles





Are children safe in public schools? If the answer seems pretty obvious, it is confirmation that society has definitely gone to extremes that would not have been recognizable in past decades of American history. Now Denver-area schools are becoming the first to guard their student populations with military-style semiautomatic rifles, and things certainly appear to be escalating. But are they being protected from potential violence, or indoctrinated in a police state society where even children are under sharp suspicion, and misbehavior is criminalized? Can we see down the road as to whether this is likely to tend towards more freedom, or less? More armed citizens is positive, but more guns only in the hands of police - private and public, may prove not be.

 
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The 200 Unbound - Why Trump's Real Magic Number Is Less Than 1,237





Even before Donald Trump’s big win in New York Tuesday night, the conversations among party officials and high-level operatives about a contested Republican convention were already shifting dramatically. The magic number of delegates for Trump to clinch the nomination on the first ballot, likely to be his best and perhaps only chance to do so, remains 1,237. But there are now whispers that the real number of delegates Trump must win by June 7, when the final contests take place, may be lower.

 
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Meet Trump 2.0: "Be Afraid, Anti-Trump Forces, Be Very Afraid"





Donald Trump 2.0 made his official debut Tuesday night following his sweeping victory in New York reestablishing him as the man to beat in the Republican presidential race. That version of Trump was markedly more disciplined, gentler and more appealing than the version of Trump we've seen for much of the last year. And, that fact should scare the hell out of establishment Republicans who believed that their efforts to keep Trump from the 1,237 delegates he needs to formally capture the GOP nomination was beginning to catch on.

 
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Florida Airport Gives TSA The Boot, Will Outsource Screening To Private Company





It goes without saying that if the people of any country want something done efficiently, and in the most cost-efficient manner, they do it themselves or outsource it to private third-party service providers, instead of entrusting it to a bunch of bureaucrats and unmotivated government workers. Finally, airports in the United States are starting to come to that realization as well. So far, private security agents monitor at least 22 airports in major cities like San Francisco and Kansas City. The latest airport to replace the TSA is the Punta Gorda Airport in Florida.

 
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Obamacare Exodus Accelerates: After Georgia And Arkansas, Biggest Health Insurer Exits Michigan And Oklahoma





Two weeks ago it was Georgia and Arkansas, then over the weekend Michigan, and moments ago UnitedHealth, the largest US halth insurer announced it would exit the Michigan And Oklahoma Obamacare markets. This is just the beginning

 
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One Man Asks Why Was Tritium Found At 9/11 Ground Zero





Dr. Ed Ward has documented what he believes is strong evidence suggesting that up to three thermonuclear devices were detonated at the World Trade Center site on 9/11.

 
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Battery Charges Against Trump Campaign Manager Lewandowski Dropped - Live Webcast





When Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was charged with misdemeanor battery on March 29 for allegedly grabbing and pulling down former Breitbart employee Michelle Fields, it made all the headlines on March 29. Not so much today when moments ago when Florida authorities decided they won't proceed with their case against Lewandowski, saying there wasn't enough evidence to convict him of attacking a reporter at a rally last month.

 
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Who Is The Richest Person In Every State





Due to popular demand, we are following up our post on which states have the most billionaires, with a list of the richest people by state, in map format

 
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