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Pompeo: Surprising politician

The next presidential race is on. One probable candidate is former CIA Director and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He just released a new book: “Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love.” Pompeo must be a smart guy. He graduated first in his class at West Point. Then he ...

George W. Bush and his torturers

In the days and months following the attacks of 9/11, the government laid the blame for orchestrating the attacks on Osama bin Ladin. Then, after bin Ladin was murdered in his home in Pakistan in 2011, the government decided that the true mastermind of 9/11 was Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. By the ...

Will Social Security be put on cutting block?

“We have no choice but to make hard decisions,” Oklahoma Rep. Kevin Hern recently said. He leads the Republican Study Committee, a group of more than 160 Republican lawmakers that recently called for making cuts in Social Security. Among other things, the group wants to raise the age at ...

Abortion not the best growth strategy for state

There are more people dying in Michigan than being born. In 2021, the state had more deaths than births in a year for only the second time since at least 1900. Michigan is in a dangerous position of losing its population without the ability to replace it with immigration — or its own ...

Don’t pave the road to tolling with political dust

The question of tolls rides again. In Michigan, it arrives late — delayed by dint of the pandemic — and repackaged as a popular (35 states agree, including us already), common-sense way to fix our roads and solve expensive infrastructure troubles. But while tolls certainly generate money, ...

Misplaced faith in big government

While most of the public and media attention the past two years has been focused on high prices and inflation, these issues take second place over the public’s top concern, which is big government, according to a new Gallup poll. Concern over the uncontrolled southern border is in third ...