Trump Railroaded: Will Investors Flee?

Trump Railroaded: Will Investors Flee?

You've surely heard about Justice Arthur Engoron in New York imposing a ludicrous $455 million in fines and interest on Donald Trump and his corporation. Kathy Hochul, governor of New York, obviously approves of the decision, but somehow wants to punish Trump in this way without spooking all New York real estate investors. The best she's been able to do is to assure them that they "have nothing to worry about"—presumably because their names are not Donald Trump. But who wants to invest in a climate in which your name and/or your lack of popularity among the state's political elite can...

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Dumb Republicans Hand Power to Biden

Dumb Republicans Hand Power to Biden

If I were to describe Joe Biden as a hypocrite, I rather doubt anyone reading would be shocked. But if you spend any time on Twitter you've surely seen a clip of Biden warning that Trump may start a war with Iran, and that of course he would need congressional approval before initiating hostilities. You know how this works: now that Biden is calling the shots, all those niceties about congressional approval have gone out the window. However, you can always count on neoconservatives and other confused people to defend the president at a time like this. Years ago I had a public exchange with...

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The Least Curious Profession

My friend Isaac Morehouse just posted this: "I think the greatest failing of the bureaucratic cartelized medical machine is its complete destruction of curiosity. How many mainstream medical practitioners are passionately curious? I've not met one. Least curious profession I can think of. Should be the most!" Isn't that the truth? Four years later, I am in disbelief that I am still reporting on this. But what you're about to read, from someone still fighting the madness, arrived in my inbox just yesterday. Not two years ago. Yesterday: The audiobook release [of Diary of a Psychosis] was very...

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The World Doesn’t Owe You a Thing

The World Doesn’t Owe You a Thing

A huge drawback to social media is this: I'm not sure I really want everybody's opinions on every last thing, and it's frankly demoralizing to realize just how far gone so many people are. For example, one of my own Twitter followers wrote this: "The idea of having to 'earn a living' implies that, by default, you don't actually deserve to be alive." He thinks this is profound. I don't even know what it means to say somebody "deserves" to be alive. What I know is this: Nature doesn't care what you "deserve." Nature alone doesn't simply hand you things to sustain you. You have to go out and...

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Why Can’t the Neocons Leave Us Alone?

Why Can’t the Neocons Leave Us Alone?

First of all, happy new year to all you good folks who enjoy reading what I write. Now, for the obvious: not every kind of email will float everyone's boat. Maybe today's won't do anything for you. But doggone it, I like it. John Podhoretz is editor of Commentary magazine, which was founded by his father, Norman, the well-known neoconservative. John hasn't had quite the career or following his father did, and he's not nearly as bright, as you'll see from his third-grade Tweet about Tucker Carlson hating America. (It boggles the mind that people don't feel stupid talking like that, doesn't...

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Shut Up: You’re Not An Expert

Shut Up: You’re Not An Expert

You're not entitled to an opinion, because you're not an "expert." Can you imagine anyone still speaking this way after the conduct of the so-called "experts" over the past three years? But they do, dear reader. They do. This happened to me just the other day. A friend had posted on social media that my new book looked interesting. Then came the reply: "What's interesting is that a conservative historian wrote a book about medicine." I won't even bother with the "conservative historian" characterization. The key thing is this: the critic in question is saying that I ought to stay in my lane,...

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Final COVID Scorecard Released

Final COVID Scorecard Released

The CDC has released its numbers for age-adjusted COVID mortality.These are the CDC's own numbers, I repeat, so you and I can't be accused of using obscure sources, or whatever other excuse the crazies normally use.The results: completely random. If you can see a pattern here between lockdown stringency and health results, please show it to me, because I sure don't see it (if the chart is too small to read, click on it and a larger version, or at least one you can maximize, will appear): New Mexico is the fourth highest. You may not remember, because you're not the fanatic I am, but the...

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Warren Harding and the Forgotten Depression of 1920

Warren Harding and the Forgotten Depression of 1920

It is a cliché that if we do not study the past we are condemned to repeat it. Almost equally certain, however, is that if there are lessons to be learned from an historical episode, the political class will draw all the wrong ones — and often deliberately so. Far from viewing the past as a potential source of wisdom and insight, political regimes have a habit of employing history as an ideological weapon, to be distorted and manipulated in the service of present-day ambitions. That's what Winston Churchill meant when he described the history of the Soviet Union as "unpredictable." For this...

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Last Rights: The Death of American Liberty

Last Rights: The Death of American Liberty

Americans today have “freedom” to be fleeced, groped, injected, harassed, surveilled, vilified, disarmed, beaten, detained, and maybe shot by federal agents. From hapless homeowners hit by SWAT raids to pandemic lockdowns pointlessly paralyzing lives, government...

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