U.S. Consumer Prices Continue Rebound

This week’s inflation numbers provided the only economic news. Consumer prices in August continued to rebound, rising at a 4 percent rate for the...

Kenosha Merchants, Their Businesses in Ruins, Ponder What Healing Looks Like

Eric Oertle spent part of Sunday reviewing security video from the night his life came crashing down. It was all he could do to...

Trump Bans ‘Divisive, Un-American Propaganda Training’ for Federal Workforce

Highly paid consultants spouting toxic racist concepts meant to transform society, and ignobly masking them as “anti-racism” training, are to be shown the door...

Supreme Court to Consider IP Protection in Google Theft Case

After years of dubious rulings, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is rendering rational, reasonable, Constitutional judicial decisions: When the Ninth Circuit Court Unanimously...

California’s High Taxes, Declining Home Values, Budget Troubles Are Sending People Packing

California's fiscal, energy, and crime problems are creating a downward spiral as productive people flee and tax revenues head toward a freefall. Excessive heat is...

Rochester Police Chief Resigns in Wake of Riots

Outside agitators spurred riots in the city, chief and mayor both said. Rochester, New York Police Chief La’Ron Singletary abruptly retired today after days of...

Don’t Use Pandemic as Excuse to Raise State Taxes

Michigan state financial analysts now expect that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a much smaller effect on state revenue and on corporate and income...

A ‘Liberal Utopia’ Could Reverse Course Away from Socialism

A little over 70 years ago, the Austrian economist Friedrich A. Hayek (1899-1992) published an essay on “The Intellectuals and Socialism” (1949). Hayek suggested...

Are Democrats Trying to Spark Violence—or Is It Accidental?

We are living in truly dangerous times. In the midst of a global pandemic that has taken the lives of more than 180,000 Americans, protests, riots,...

Commentary: Trump’s ‘American Greatness’ Agenda Is Slower Road to Socialism

Donald Trump’s version of socialism is in fact not much different from what Republicans have been peddling and presiding over for many decades: duct-taping an unsustainable Social Security system, offering some hybrid private-government medical system, implementing a “conservative” version of educational interventionism, advocating “incentive-friendly” welfare statism, compromising personal and civil liberties in “wars” on drugs, terrorism and various forms of personal behavior not approved of.

Employment, Economy Continue to Improve, Though Inflation Looms

The job market is back to 92 percent of its peak level of February. In contrast, the recovery has brought total output for August back to 97 percent of what it was at its peak in February.

New Unemployment Claims Fall Below One Million for Second Time in a Month

For the second time in a month, new unemployment claims fell below the million mark in the U.S. Department of Labor's weekly jobless report. According...

Biden’s ‘Passion and Purpose’ Is More Political Paternalism

There was a time when most Americans distrusted those who offered them politically provided heavens on earth. Government was viewed as coercive, corrupt and generally incompetent in its attempts to improve the material and other conditions of man through regulation and redistribution.

He Went to the Scene of the Fatal Shooting in Portland. Here’s What He Saw.

Gabe Johnson was sitting in his apartment Saturday night in Portland, Oregon, when he heard the gunshots that took the life of a man...

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S.T. Karnick is the director of publications, a research fellow for The Heartland Institute, and the managing editor of Budget & Tax News.