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August 1, 2023  •  Weekly Newsletter
Riley Gaines Interview: Preserving the Integrity of Women’s Sports

Dr. Scott Atlas interviews competitive collegiate swimmer Riley Gaines. One of the most decorated swimmers in history, Gaines sounds the alarm regarding women’s competitive sports and the damage to women and their futures if their athletics are invaded, and thus made irrelevant, by men. WATCH NOW »

Cut Pork from the Farm Bill

Benjamin Powell (Inside Sources)

Congressional Republicans are in a struggle with the White House to rein in federal spending after the U.S. national debt ballooned past $32 trillion after the COVID pandemic. The 2023 “Farm Bill” is an excellent place to start cutting some pork. Starting with the subsidies to well-off farmers…. READ MORE »

Plowshares & Pork Barrels

The Political Economy of Agriculture

By Ernest C. Pasour, Jr., Randal R. Rucker

American Conservatives Are the Forgotten Critics of the Atomic Bombing of Japan

Barton J. Bernstein (The Beacon)

Spirited contentions that the atomic bombing of Japan was unwise, unnecessary, and immoral are not new—nor did they start with the 1960s Left. Conservatives, at the time and post-War, made those charges first. The history here makes compelling reading…. READ MORE »

In Search of Monsters to Destroy

The Folly of American Empire
and the Paths to Peace

By Christopher J. Coyne

Biden’s victory lap is good politics. Cheering is bad economics.

Álvaro Vargas Llosa (Fortune)

Progressives celebrate recent employment numbers, but if we don’t fix the larger issues in the US economy, in just three years, Americans will suffer a nearly 20% decline in purchasing power. And that assumes the prices of oil and other commodities stay low. (They won’t). So, where is the GOP alternative plan to reverse the Biden decline? READ MORE »

The Terrible 10

A Century of Economic Folly

By Burton A. Abrams

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