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Don't Wait For Social Security's Crisis — It's Here

Entitlements: Social Security is like the classic children’s tale, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” So many warnings have been made, no one listens anymore. Well guess what? The wolf’s now at the door. Are you listening now? X For the first time in 36 years, …

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How Obama Secretly Gave Iran Access To Billions Of Dollars — And Enabled Terrorism

Iran: One of the linchpins of former President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran was that it would be accompanied by a near-ban on Iran having any access to the U.S. banking system. A new congressional report says that, too, was a lie. X Obama and …

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Starbucks' Howard Schultz Just Killed His Chances Of Being President

Politics: As soon as Howard Schultz announced his retirement from Starbucks on Monday, speculation began about his running for president in 2020 as a Democrat. But any hopes of his getting the party’s nomination likely died the very next day. X During an interview on …

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SpyGate: Is Robert Mueller's Volcano Set To Blow?

SpyGate: Just as fiery volcanoes have erupted in Guatemala and Hawaii, a volcano of another kind looks set to blow in Washington: The “investigation” into alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russia, amid new revelations of possible FBI and Justice Department deceit and misconduct and the …

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Medicare Is On Death's Door … After ObamaCare Supposedly Saved It

Health Care: The latest official report on Medicare’s financial status says it will be insolvent in 2026 — just eight years from now. So much for the promise that ObamaCare had fixed that program for the long term. X When he signed ObamaCare into law …

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Supreme Court Decision On Rights Was Correct, But Half-Baked

Rule Of Law: The 7-to-2 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of a Christian baker who refused to make a custom wedding cake for a same-sex wedding ceremony was a minor victory for religious rights, freedom of speech and freedom of commerce. But …

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Costco Execs Owe Their Workers A Giant-Sized Apology In Addition To Those Raises

Business and Politics: Costco Wholesale Corp. announced late last week that it’s giving raises to 130,000 employees, thanks to the Trump tax cuts. This is the company, mind you, whose founders openly backed tax-hiking Hillary Clinton for president. Why not admit that they picked the …

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Was May's Job Report The Best Ever?

Jobs: You have to look really hard at the May employment data to find anything even remotely resembling bad news about the economy. At some point, maybe the mainstream media will notice something’s changed dramatically, and for the better. Businesses added 223,000 jobs for the …

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Some Inconvenient Truths About Recycling

Environment: It has become an article of faith in the U.S. that recycling is a good thing. But evidence is piling up that recycling is a waste of time and money, and a bit of a fraud. X The New York Times recently reported that, …

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Trump Plays Dangerous Game Of Chicken With Trade Tariffs

Trade: President Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico might be an effective negotiating tool to win further concessions on a trade deal, but it’s not a good economic one. If it leads to a …

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