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Fascist Liberals

“Liberalism is no longer about winning arguments. It’s about intimidating people into silence. Shutting people up. De-platforming them. Doing whatever it takes to make sure that only the liberal opinion is considered because liberalism can’t win in a fair fight of ideas. “

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Hollowed Out Parties

from John Hawkins, 20 Best Quotes of 2016 my favorite of the list:  “Disagreement often turns into dehumanization. Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples and judge ourselves by our best intentions.”– George W. Bush “If you don’t…

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After Tax Income Gains

from 15 Statistics That Destroy Liberal Narratives by John Hawkins in Townhall: It’s also not true, as widely asserted, that the wealthiest Americans (the notorious top 1 percent) have captured all the gains in productivity and living standards of recent decades. The…

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Middle Class Squeeze

from 15 Statistics That Destroy Liberal Narratives by John Hawkins in Townhall: Sentier Research, a firm led by former census officials, used census data to tabulate an estimate of the median household income — how much is earned by families at the…

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Reality of Police Threat

from 15 Statistics That Destroy Liberal Narratives by John Hawkins in Townhall: In ’92, the general sense was that New York was rotting from the inside. Now, crime feels like the exception rather than the rule. The city is the…

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Inequality in Progressive Cities

from 15 Statistics That Destroy Liberal Narratives by John Hawkins in Townhall: The more progressive the city, the worse a place it is to be poor and/or black. The most pronounced economic inequality in the United States is not in some Republican…

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Minimum Wage Reality

from 15 Statistics That Destroy Liberal Narratives by John Hawkins in Townhall: Less than 3 percent of the workforce earns the minimum; more than 60 percent of those who do earn it get a raise within a year; more than half of…

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Capital Ideas

A sampling from  Explaining Conservative Economics in 25 Quotes by John Hawkins in Townhall 8/7/2012: “A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.” — F.A. Hayek “Either immediately or ultimately every…

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Jobs and Taxes

“Suppose I hire you to repair my computer. The job is worth $200 to me and doing the job is worth $200 to you. The transaction will occur because we have a meeting of the mind. Now suppose there’s the…

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A Better Redistribution

“A thousand restaurants close every month. They re-open, and that’s good for America. Nobody’s rescuing them. They employ people, too. If we let them go bankrupt, the factories don’t go away, the creative people don’t go away. They get employed…

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The First Lesson of Politics

John Hawkins lists The 25 Best Quotes from Thomas Sowell in Townhall.com, 4/20/12 Here are my favorites within his list: “There are no solutions; there are only trade-offs.” “Weighing benefits against costs is the way most people make decisions — and…

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