The Conversation Fri 05. 26. 2017.

Anatomy of a Deep State
Kimberley A. Strassel, Wall Street Journal

GOP Holds On To Win Montana House Seat
Ben Kamisar, The Hill

Explosive Revelation Of Obama Administration Illegal Surveillance Of Americans
Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Gowdy: Surveillance Programs Won’t Be Reauthorized Until ‘Unmasking’ Questions Are Answered
Nickarama, Young Conservatives

Constitutional Violations By Obama’s NSA Ignored By ‘Big Three’ Broadcast Networks
Nicholas Fondacaro, mrcNewsBusters.org

Obama Bashes Trump While Both Are In Europe [Watch]
Keith Koffler, White House Dossier

Where Is The Democrats' Plan To Fix ObamaCare?
Investor’s Business Daily

Losing Faith In Free Trade Will Make Americans Poorer
Ramesh Ponnuru, American Enterprise Institute

A Look At The 66 Federal Programs Trump Wants Gone In 2018 Budget Proposal
Andrew Moran, Economic Collapse News

Trump’s Tax Breaks Are Not A ‘Gift' For The Rich
Raheem Williams, Intellectual Takeout

Chelsea Clinton: Climate Change Connected To .... Child Marriage [Watch]
PJ Media

Fact Check: No, The Republican Healthcare Bill Would Not Cause 23 Million People To 'Lose' Insurance
Guy Benson, Townhall

I Grew Up In Chavez’s Socialist Venezuela. Here’s What I Think About The Current Crisis.
Ricardo Pita, Daily Signal

Al Franken: ‘I Hate Ted Cruz.’ That’s Okay. Here Are 5 Reasons To Hate Al Franken. [Watch]
Robert Kraychik, Daily Wire

BuzzFeed News Reporter Is On Crusade To Kill Hannity’s Sponsors And Gets One
Right Scoop

Anarchists Deface Confederate Monuments — Claim ‘Contracted’ By New Orleans Mayor
Victor Skinner, American Mirror

Berkeley Antifa Professor Who Beat Trump Supporter With Bike Lock Arrested [Watch]
Ian Miles Cheong, Heat Street

Students Threaten, Demand Resignation Of Prof For Questioning “No Whites Allowed” Diversity Event
Justin Caruso and Anthony Gockowski, Campus Reform

Thirteen Other Reasons Why Schools Are Creating A Lost Generation
Peter Diekmeyer, Foundation for Economic Education

FMC Barometers

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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 April Year-to-Year: 2.20% (CPI-U*)
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 10.0%

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

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The 'Utopia' of the Left

The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but one a subordinate clerk in a bureau. What an alluring utopia!

-- Ludwig von Mises,

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Cambodia's Deadly Experiment

In the 1950s, students started gathering in Paris. They were reading Karl Marx. They were forming book clubs. They were trying to come up with a better version of society. One that moved away from the division of labor. One that moved away from the capitalism in the big cities that they so despised. ... One of those students would change his name to Pol Pot. He and his colleagues formed a new political party, a takeover in Cambodia. They called themsevles the Khmer Rouge. ... Under Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, one out of four people in that country died in less than four years. 

-- Matt Kibbe,