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Attack of the ‘Fact-Checking’ Clones

Under President Donald Trump, the State of the Union address has become the Super Bowl for the left-leaning “fact-checkers.” It doesn’t matter if Republicans and independents enjoyed it immensely. Like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, these journalists want to rip his speech to pieces because it somehow overflows with “untruths.” But these supposedly “independent” guardians are failures at fact-checking the Democratic Party response, offered this year by Gretchen Whitmer, who was elected governor of Michigan in 2018. Let’s do a quick roundup of the “fact-checker” focus. — The Associated Press, as usual, obsessed only about the POTUS under the headline “Trump’s

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Economics Reality

I have been teaching economics since 1967 — 40 years of it at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. During that interval, economic reality has not changed. Just as Galileo’s law about the independent influence of gravity on falling objects has not changed, neither have the fundamental principles of economics. Economics is fun and simple. It’s made complicated by some economics professors — fortunately, not by my colleagues at George Mason University. Let’s apply some simple tools of economics to reveal outright myths, lies and tricks. Who is punished by tariffs on imported goods? Let’s go through the steps. The

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Trump Critics Denounce Pro-Trump Blacks as ‘Sellouts’

The Donald Trump White House put out a photograph of the president’s task force on the coronavirus. CNN promptly showed its displeasure, not with the task force’s effort but with its racial composition. There was insufficient “diversity” in the photo. In a piece called “Coronavirus Task Force Another Example of Trump Administration’s Lack of Diversity,” CNN national political writer Brandon Tensley wrote: “Who are these experts? They’re largely the same sorts of white men (and a couple women on the sidelines) who’ve dominated the Trump administration from the very beginning. “By contrast, former President Barack Obama’s circle of advisers in

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Impeachment Dies in Desperation

File - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, joined by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., left, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) As the impeachment effort against President Donald Trump inevitably burns out on the ash heap of history, Democrats are being left to argue that if this president is left unchecked, if he’s not removed from office, he’ll “do it again.” He’ll pressure foreign governments to investigate the business dealings of the Bidens, which is a “threat to national security.” National security equals no questioning of the Bidens. Democracy equals