The Conversation Mon 05. 22. 2017.

Trump In Saudi Arabia: Fight ‘Islamic Terror’ & ‘Drive Them Out’ [Watch]
Jordan Schachtel, Conservative Review

Dems Are Gunning For Trump — Here’s How He Can Survive
Michael Goodman, New York Post

How Barack Obama Conspired With An Enemy To Undermine US Foreign Policy
John Hinderaker, Powerline Blog

Notre Dame Students WALK OUT On Mike Pence Speech, Run To Their Safe Spaces [Watch]
Right Scoop

It’s Not About The Donald, It’s About Democracy
Joel B. Pollack, Breitbart News

The Underreported Success Of The Trump Presidency
David Prentice, American Thinker

CA Dem Chair Leads Crowds In Chants Of ‘F*** Trump’ [Watch]
Cristina Laila, Gateway Pundit

In Seattle, Police Can No Longer Report 'Suspects,' They Have To Say 'Community Members’
Matt Vespa, Townhall

Alabama Legislature Passes Bill Protecting Confederate Memorials
Rob Shimshock, Daily Caller

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s Campaign Disbursed Nearly $10K For Super Bowl Tickets
Joe Schoffstall, Washington Free Beacon

Congratulations To Venezuela - Maduro's Managed To Make Students Conservative
Tim Worstall, Forbes. com

Federal Drone Registry Declared Unlawful
Jason Snead, Daily Signal

Alan Dershowitz Pulverizes Liberal Anti-Trump Russia Theories — And Nearly Leaves Carlson Speechless [Watch]
Chris Enloe, TheBlaze

DNC Chair Bombs Speech, California Dem Chair Tells Protesters ‘Shut The F**k Up’
Michael Sainato, The Observer

Birth Rates Are At Historic Lows And Here's A Major Reason Why
Jeffrey A. Tucker, Foundation for Economic Education

Deep State: 95% Of Fed Employee Donors Gave To Clinton, Department Of Justice 97%, State Department 99%
Nick Sorrentino, AgainstCronyCapitalism.org

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  • 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%

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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,