World’s largest printer of money is running out of cash

The company that prints the UK’s banknotes and currency for 140 other countries has issued a warning of possible collapse, saying there is “significant doubt” about its future. The 198-year-old De La Rue has printed banknotes for the Bank of England since 1860. It is...

How Bad Are Congressional Republicans?

The only conservative magazine that I regularly and religiously read is The New American, where I am a contributing columnist. The New American does all Americans a great service by publishing “The Freedom Index: A Congressional Scorecard Based on the U.S....

The Only Truly Civilized People Are Anti-War

“What is left after war is silence: The silence of the death; the silence of the debris; the silence of the birds! After war even the screams of sadness are silent because the pain is in the very depths of the soul!”  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan Justification for war has...

The Panopticon Expands

Precedent always becomes practice. Having established as legitimate the use of cameras to robotically ticket people for “speeding” and “running” red lights – timed to go red quickly, so as to ensnare as many drivers as possible – it was only a matter of time before...

A Deplorable Strategy Beyond 2020

In 2016 and since, we have learned that our ruling class has amassed the power and developed the taste to revel in making us miserable. We have also learned that to avoid this, we must undo or separate ourselves from them, their structures, and priorities. Regardless...

Fraud in Higher Education

This year’s education scandal saw parents shelling out megabucks to gain college admittance for their children. Federal prosecutors have charged more than 50 people with participating in a scheme to get their children into colleges by cheating on entrance exams or...

Abolish the CIA

On NBC’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd delivered an Academy Award winning performance for Best Actor as he grilled the perennially ineffective and overmatched Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana. “Are you at all concerned you are doing Russian intelligence work here?”...

Michael Bloomberg and the Imperious Presidency

If Donald Trump could shoot somebody in the middle of Fifth Avenue and get away with it, what bit of brazenness might we expect from his fellow septuagenarian Manhattanite presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg? The then-mayoral candidate gave us a glimpse back in...

Bill Would Roll Back Prohibition-Era Gun Rules

Rep. Roger Marshall (R–Kan.) thinks short-barreled rifles are overregulated, and he's looking to change that. On Tuesday, Marshall introduced the Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act of 2019. This would change provisions of the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA)...

The Chance of Your Uber Ride Ending in a Rape Is .00002%

99.9 percent of Uber rides are safe, according to the latest U.S. safety report from the ridesharing company. Nonetheless, the report—which covers 2017–2018—has been raising a lot of concern, fear, and outrage, thanks to a section on sexual assault. Over the two-year...

A Viral Video Shows Why Border Walls Are Ineffective

"We had…championship mountain climbers" who couldn't get over bolstered 30-foot border fencing, President Donald Trump told Fox News in September. No one, he said, could scale the structure. A viral video circulating on social media shows a group of migrants climbing...

California Gov. Newsom Picks Fish Over Farms

When a union president was asked about his end goal in negotiations with his members' employers, he responded with: "More." No matter the proposal, he always demanded more of whatever was being offered to his union. I thought of that cynical retort when looking at the...

How a Mass Bot Network is Pushing the Coup in Bolivia

Bolivia. November 11. Generals appear on television demanding the immediate resignation of the elected head of state, Evo Morales. Ever since Morales won the October 20 election, the country had been in upheaval. The right-wing Bolivian opposition claimed that the...