‘Kill All Cops’: California Protesters Vandalize Police Station, City Hall With Graffiti

By Rebecca Speare-Cole A group of protesters in the Californian city of Vacaville smashed windows and spray-painted messages including “Kill All Cops” at the local...

Big Tech’s War on Freedom of Speech

By Edward Ring On January 8, in the wake of the protests two days earlier at the U.S. Capitol that left five dead and derailed...

Clarity in Trump’s Wake: An Essay

The United States of America is now a classic oligarchy. The clarity that it has brought to our situation by recognizing this fact is...

Newsom Proposes Big California Budget with ‘Stimulus’ Payments

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California has proposed a budget that would send taxpayer money to those with the lowest incomes in order to stimulate...

Eleven Big Moves Biden Could Make on His First Day as President

By Fred Lucas Joe Biden will have a busy day after taking the oath of office as president at noon Wednesday, as the Biden campaign...

President Trump’s Farewell Address to the Nation—Full Transcript

In his final address to the nation on January 19, President Donald Trump emphasized his belief in the decency of the American people and...

Economic Expansion Continues Despite Ominous Weaknesses

Although today's report shows retail sales were weak at the end of last year, they remain up from both a year ago and from...

Commentary: Wasteful COVID-19 Relief Legislation Is More Federal Fiscal Recklessness

By Mark W. Hendrickson Americans are known to have big hearts. When disaster strikes, Americans unselfishly and heroically extend a helping hand. That certainly has...

Commentary: Plenty of Blame for All in Capitol Fiasco

By David Applegate Let’s be honest: What happened at the U. S Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, as Republicans began their formalistic but constitutionally...

The Purge Has Begun. Where It Stops, Nobody Knows.

It’s understandable that many Americans are shaken by what they saw at the Capitol last week. It’s part of a larger pattern of mob law. But the crimes of a few lawbreakers should not be used as an excuse to punish and silence other Americans simply because of their political beliefs. Those actions appear to be targeted and coordinated. It’s a deeply disturbing trend, given that Biden and his fellow Democrats are less than 10 days from effectively controlling both Congress and the executive branch. While Biden may be preaching “unity,” in some of his public statements, he hasn’t refrained from, for example, comparing his opponents with Nazis.

‘Big Tech’ Companies Pose Existential Threat, Must Be Broken Up, Heartland Institute, Conservative Leaders State

Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell, Heartland Institute Vice President Jim Lakely, and more than 30 conservative leaders issued the following statement Monday calling for the breakup of Big Tech companies including Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple after their sweeping acts of censorship against conservatives and President Donald Trump this past week. “Big Tech has declared war on free speech and is now an existential threat to democracy. The tech tyrants began to systematically shut down the conservative movement over the weekend. This is an all out assault on our republic from within like we've never seen before. We will not stand idly by as they cancel conservatives for daring to speak freely."

Parler Sues Amazon, Seeks Prompt Court Action

"Parler brings three claims against Amazon. It accuses AWS of violating the Sherman Anti-Trust Act by 'contracting or conspiring to restrain trade or commerce.' It accuses AWS of breach of contract 'by not providing thirty days’ notice before terminating its account' [as required by the terms of the contract between the two firms]. Finally, it accuses Amazon of 'tortious interference with a contract or business expectancy.' By terminating Parler’s contract, 'AWS will intentionally interfere with the contracts Parler has with millions of its present users, as well as with the users it is projected to gain this week.'"

The New Cronyism: Big Tech Censors Conservatives, Democrats Deliver Crony Policies

For decades, it was awful enough when crony favor seekers gave politicians campaign coin in exchange for crony government policies: Quid Pro Quo? Corporate...

Prices Rising As Effects of Inflationary Policies Kick In

Prices are rising rapidly. For the six months ending in November, consumer prices rose at a 4 percent annual rate. The Fed will correctly point out how this is a makeup for prior declines. However, in December oil prices rose by 4 percent and commodity prices were up 2 percent. The value of the dollar fell by 3 percent. If the economy continues to soar throughout this coming year, as I expect it will, the upward pressure on prices will continue.

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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.