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Honolulu’s Cap on Surge Pricing Is a Terrible Idea

No one likes surge pricing. I can confidently say that there has never been a person who has opened up their Uber or Lyft app and seen that fares were 50 to 100 percent higher and thought, “Oh, good!” That said, it’s kind of like …

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Scoring the Summit

The media rebuked Ronald Reagan for calling the Soviet Union an evil empire. These days the media is demanding that Donald Trump isolate North Korea as one. Suddenly the peaceniks of the press corps deplore dialogue and demand to know why “Trump is legitimizing” Kim …

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Nadal Wins Again in an Orderly French Open

Rafael Nadal won his eleventh French Open on Sunday, and Simona Halep her first. As both champions were seeded No. 1 in their draws, it was an orderly way to mark the 50thedition of the storied Internationaux de Franceheld since 1928 at Paris’s Roland Garros …

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Dupes and Deals with North Korea

North Korea has long been not merely a communist state but a Stalinist state. For 70 years, it has been a political-ideological horror show, a nation of persecuted people captive to a totalitarian monarchy. Each of the three Kims who have run this ideological asylum …

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De Niro and Trudeau Campaign for Trump

Who’d a thunk? Actor Robert De Niro and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have teamed up to re-elect President Trump. As if working in concert, the duo made their initial contributions to the Trump campaign within hours of each other over the past weekend. Trudeau …

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What’s an Extra $5,089 for a Pickup Truck?

Got an extra $5,089 in between your couch cushions? You may need it if proposed tariffs on imported vehicles are imposed by the Trump administration — that’s the estimated increase in the cost of an imported pickup truck, according to a study by the National …

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Repeal the Leahy Law

During the 2016 presidential election, many “experts” in Washington, D.C. wrongly believed that President Trump was an isolationist (simply because he wasn’t some rabid interventionist). In fact, whether Trump realized it or not, he was a realist at heart. According to Jonathan Haslam, realism is a “spectrum of …

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NFIB v. Sebelius Comes Back to Bite Obamacare

Unless you have been vacationing in a far away galaxy, you will have heard the ululations of Obamacare apologists enraged by the Trump administration’s refusal to defend the health care law against a 20-state lawsuit challenging its constitutionality.Obamacare advocates claim that the failure to defend …

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In Abandoning Project Maven, Google Put Self Over Country

Earlier this month Google announced it would not be renewing its contract with the U.S. Department of Defense for Project Maven. Caving after thousands of employees signed a petition against the project and after initially standing by it, in doing so Google gave in to …

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Trump Appears Too Eager to Dance With North Korea’s Leader

Washington On the first day of June, President Donald Trump invited Kim Yong Chol, North Korea’s second-most powerful official, into the Oval Office where they talked at length and posed for photos. Afterward, Trump shook Kim’s hand before reporters. If President Barack Obama had extended …

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