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The Virtue of Reasonable Belief

by Louis Clark | Mar 13, 2023 | Politics

Majority members on the House Oversight Committee are about to attempt another effort to cast the FBI as an evil force in our body politic. In a six-hour hearing in February, they hoped to link the FBI to a conspiracy involving both Twitter and then-presidential candidate Biden. The majority claimed, without evidence, that these alleged […]

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Republicans Mishandle First Oversight Hearing

by Louis Clark | Mar 2, 2023 | Politics

Lawyers often warn younger associates never to ask questions of a witness on cross-examination unless they know what the answer will be. The House Oversight Committee recently demonstrated a related point best described through an analogy: if you want to establish that the moon is made of green cheese, don’t subpoena astronomers to testify at […]

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The Wide Angle: Crash the Global Economy? It’s Harder than It Sounds.

by Dave Troy | Feb 27, 2023 | Economy, The Wide Angle

Many of us are familiar with the phenomenon of “dorm room philosophy” and its derivative field, “dorm room economics.” Often, it is rooted in the clunky prose of Ayn Rand and the simple, common-sense decrees of Austrian economics, along with the limited life experience common to all young people — particularly young men. Rand’s “objectivism” […]

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The Wide Angle: Combatting Putin’s War with a Forward Vision for the West

by Dave Troy | Jan 21, 2023 | Foreign Policy, The Wide Angle

War, beyond being just a struggle for territory, is a process. Long-running wars, in particular, have the potential to transform geopolitics, and this is playing out in Putin’s war in Ukraine. Sanctions initially intended to isolate Russia have created a bifurcated world where the G7 nations have shunned the slavic state, while other nations are […]

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Steve Bannon, Trump Whisperer, Offers New Theory of Governing

by Hamilton Fish | Jan 7, 2023 | Politics

Article from December 31, 2021 Arguably the most influential and surely the most resilient of the internet extremists is Stephen Kevin Bannon, whose astonishing biography includes a seven-year stint in the Navy (including several years as special assistant to the chief of naval operations at the Pentagon), Georgetown (where he received a master’s in national […]

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