Lew Andrews

Biden’s Green Agenda Threatens America’s Social Safety Net

With the current inflation rate still well above the Federal Reserve’s 2.0 percent target, it is only natural that critics of President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) treated its recent one-year anniversary as an opportunity to once again stress that the bill never had anything to do with inflation. Biden himself has finally admitted as …

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Progressivism Has Created a Mental Health Crisis

A recently published paper from the Institute for Family Studies and the Wheatley Institution concludes that people who hold conservative political beliefs, especially those connected to religion and personal responsibility, are significantly happier than people on the political left. In the words of the study’s authors, psychologists Barry R. Schlenker, John Chambers, and Bonnie Le, “[l]iberals have …

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The Psychology Book That Predicted Today’s Urban Decline

It’s a question that most Americans who follow the news ask themselves daily: “How can the residents of so many of the nation’s largest cities keep supporting local officials who tolerate the ongoing destruction of their communities?” Why this May, for example, did the citizens of Chicago — a city where 21,000 students cannot demonstrate …

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Forget Electric Cars — Sweden’s Building Electric Roads

As President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy begin to square off on a compromise debt ceiling bill, the subsidies in the so-called Inflation Reduction Act, or IRA, for the purchase of electric cars will prove a major, if not the major, sticking point. McCarthy clearly knows that Goldman Sachs, Brookings and other respected observers have predicted that these EV credits …

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The Fiscal Danger of Public Sector Unions

The recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank is just the latest warning that Washington has long passed the point of prudent debt accumulation. Whatever President Biden hoped to achieve with his American Rescue Plan and deceptively named Inflation Reduction Act, the inflation produced by these budget-busting bills and subsequently required interest rates …

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Teacher Unions Unwittingly Promote School Choice

In a surprise development, teachers’ unions in eight states recently announced drives to pass legislation that would establish so-called “wealth taxes.” Working with progressive legislators in California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, and Washington, the unions have devised what they believe are the best ways to tap, not just the incomes, but the …

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The Doomsday Clock Has Been Corrupted by Climate Extremists

Ever since I can remember, I have always been aware of something called the “Doomsday Clock,” a symbolized calculation produced by a panel of prominent scientists of just how close humanity is to destroying itself. Published on the cover of every issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a journal founded in 1945 by Manhattan …

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The Overpopulation Scare Predicted Today’s Climate Hysteria

Stanford professor Paul Ehrlich’s recent appearance on CBS’s 60 Minutes reminds us what can happen when those with impressive academic credentials begin making end-of-the-world predictions. It was 1968 when Ehrlich published The Population Bomb, a book that declared with absolute certainty that “the battle to feed all of humanity is over.” Because so many people were living so close together …

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