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A GOP Gallows Reprieve
The Wall Street Journal

ObamaCare's Victims Are Very Real, So Stop Ignoring Them
Investor’s Business Daily

Obama’s IRS Doled Out More Than $24 Billion In Potentially Bogus Refunds
David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

State Dept. In ‘Open War’ With White House
Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon

GOP Senators Rally To Embattled Attorney General’s Defense [Watch]
Brendan Kirby, LifeZette

Who Would Want To Be The Next AG?
Michael Warren, The Weekly Standard

Capitol Hill Republicans — Starting With Paul Ryan — Need A Backbone
Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Don’t Resign, Jeff Sessions
David French, National Review

Single-Payer Would Be A Nightmare For Americans [Watch]
Dave Mordo, Washington Examiner

Wasserman Schultz’s IT Aide Arrested At Airport After Transferring $300k To Pakistan From House Office
Luke Rosiak, Daily Caller

Collusion Between Government And Business Corrupts The Free Market
Richard W. Rahn, The Washington Times

Democrats' New Slogan Like Bad Pizza Slice Slathered With 40-Year-Old Ingredients And Almost No Meat [Watch]
John Fund, Fox News

Why Randi Weingarten Has To Lie To Attack School Choice
Rich Lowry, New York Post

Maryland Police Officer Buys Diapers For Poor Mother After She Tried To Steal Them [Watch]
Brandon Morse, The Blaze

Women Don’t Need Protection From Gender Stereotypes In Advertising
Amelia Irvine, National Review

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Numbers as of last Friday close.

[Total = Federal, state & local
Source: usgovernmentspending.com]

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Shadow Stats Snapshot


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ShadowStats alternate economic indicators are based on the methodology of noted economist John Williams, specialist in government economic reporting.

  • Unemployment:
    FreeMarket Central BLS: 4.4%
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 22.1%
  • Inflation:
    FreeMarket Central June Year-to-Year: 1.87% (CPI-U*)
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 9.6%

*[cpi-u is the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation rate for all urban consumers]

Wisdom


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Socialist 'Freebies' Are The Least Free Of All

The more subsidized it is, the less free it is. What is known as 'free education' is the least free of all, for it is a state-owned institution; it is socialized education - just like socialized medicine or the socialized post office - and cannot possibly be separated from political control.

-- Frank Chodorov,

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In Search Of History

When America Was Truly The Land Of Opportunity

For [early immigrants] America was truly the land of opportunity. For the first time in their lives, many were truly free to pursue their own objectives. That freedom released the human energies which created the United States. There were few government programs to turn to and nobody expected them. But also there were few rules and regulations. There were no licenses, no permits, no red tape to restrict them. They found, in fact, a free market, and most of them thrived on it. 

-- Milton Friedman,