Sanction this. Sanction that. The Department of the Treasury is currently administering dozens of sanction programs designed to change the behavior of certain countries.

And yet, no one seems to ask the important question: Do sanctions promote peace and understanding or escalate tensions between nations? What behavior has China modified since the U.S. began sanctions? Has Russia changed her behavior? Has Russia given back Crimea?

Sanctions, though lacking in proof of effectiveness, are very popular with both parties. Embargoes, sanctions’ big brother, also garner bipartisan...Read more

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On my very first day in medical school, the dean gave a lecture on serendipity and scientific discovery, highlighting Penicillin as the most famous example of a scientist stumbling upon a discovery he hadn’t originally intended to make.

Serendipity requires an environment with the freedom to think outside the box and to innovate without excessive central control. When science is made rigidly uniform by placing power in ‘omniscient men,’ the fortuitous finds of individual scientists may be left undiscovered.

The classical liberal economist Friedrich Hayek foresaw this debate...Read more

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There’s a palpable chill in the air in Washington this week, and I’m not talking about the weather.

I’m talking about the icy forecast of our country’s fiscal stability and the possibility that Republicans could be complicit in creating such treacherous conditions.

For months, Republicans gave President Joe Biden’s social spending bill the accurate label: “the Democrats’ reckless tax and spending spree.” Republicans, in unison, opposed the $2 trillion spending spree Democrats passed this spring. But now, Republican leadership is pushing a bill to forgive all that spending....Read more

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There is a saying among people in medical school that when you're learning about what to do in an emergency situation, before you take the pulse of the person you see laying still, take your own pulse. 

The meaning of this saying was not to freak out, but to try to stay calm, and try to make rational decisions before rushing to a potentially damaging reaction. 

Apparently, Dr. Fauci doesn’t remember this saying or lesson.  

Once again, we find ourselves in a situation in which we have a new COVID variant. Rather than making rational, scientific...Read more

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Saudi Arabia’s air and naval blockade of Yemen is an abomination. For years now, ships that would otherwise carry food, fuel, and medicine are turned away by the Saudi-led coalition, depriving the Yemeni people of the necessities to sustain civilization. Saudi Arabia’s intervention in the Yemeni civil war is a chilling example of the cruelty of warfare by starvation. According to the United Nations, five million people are one step away from succumbing to famine and disease, and ten million more are right behind them. But...Read more

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Lately, you might have noticed an increase in prices at the gas pump, the grocery store, and pretty much everything else you can buy. The shelves at stores are empty, employers can’t find workers to fill positions, and Americans everywhere are bracing for higher taxes. 

Welcome to Joe Biden’s and the Democrats’ socialist America. In their America, it’s seemingly okay to spend trillions of dollars, rack up copious amounts of debt, and ignore a crisis at hand.

In their America, inflation and supply chain issues are apparently a “high class problem,” even as working...Read more

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Dr. Fauci says that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) did not fund ‘gain-of-function’ research in Wuhan and even if they did, the newly created superviruses are genetically too dissimilar to COVID to have caused the pandemic.  The leftwing media allows this blather to accumulate without any critical analysis.

First, no one, not myself or anyone I’m aware of, argues that a recombinant...Read more

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It's clear and should come as no surprise, the Biden Administration and the Democratic Party intend to use the reconciliation process as a means to achieve their most radical, progressive, and draconian climate policies.

These policies promise to be the nail in the coffin to Kentucky coal jobs. Thousands of Kentucky families are threatened with ruin of this bill passes. 

Instead, Congress should allow the U.S. to access the abundant resources at home while removing the government’s hand in deciding who wins and who loses. We should be talking about energy freedom, new...Read more

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Recently, in the House Ways and Means Committee, Democrats passed a sweeping tax hike to be included in their $3.5 trillion reckless tax and spending spree. Their solution to pay for their liberal wish list and big government socialism – tax businesses and corporations, and the rich, “who aren’t paying their fair share”. 

Specifically, it includes an increase of the corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 26.5 percent, which is higher than communist China’s 25 percent. It calls for a hike in the top income tax rate from 37 percent to 39.7 percent. They also propose a change to...Read more

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A worldwide healthcare crisis demands agility and common sense, both in short supply in America these days. As COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations rise throughout the nation, doctors continue to battle this virus.  In this environment of fear and death, a most unlikely tool has surfaced in the maelstrom, giving hope and life in a most desperate time.  What is showing efficacy?  Nebulized budesonide.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for PCR tests, monoclonal antibodies, and vaccines.  It is time to add a...Read more

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