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    Democrats Don’t Think They Must Change

    If the Democrats and the mainstream liberal media are still convinced that the reason Hillary Clinton lost the election was due to Russian meddling and a conspiracy between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, why would anyone suggest they need to make a “big comeback?” A “comeback” from what?

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    Bannon Blames Wrong Folks for Father’s Loss

    The elder Bannon violated three basic rules of investing: He put all his money in one stock, he put all his money in the company where he worked and he sold at the bottom instead of riding the market out.

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    Navarro Is Right, Deficits Have a Real Cost

    Foreign investment is not a kind of charitable contribution made by foreign capital holders out of gratitude for all that the U.S. does for them. While it is true that the trade deficit is matched by a capital inflow, it is not at all true that that inflow is free or that the trade deficit is a debt that doesn’t need to be paid.

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    Reserve Capital Is the Gold Standard for Bank Safety

    The 4% capital requirement Tim Congdon and Steve Hanke advocate is well below the level that most market participants require of hedge funds, let alone federally insured institutions.

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    CORRECTION

    The only use of the word “she” in J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel “The Hobbit” is a reference to Bilbo Baggins’s mother.

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    Who Weighs the Risk of Right-to-Try Drugs?

    Right-to-try simply allows all terminally ill patients to try the medicines that the FDA has deemed safe enough for testing on the lucky few who make it into a clinical trial.

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    Peter Navarro Responds to His Trade Critics

    if India agrees to lower its tariffs on Harley Davidson motorcycles, Indian consumers will buy more Harleys and save less while Harley will sell more Harleys and invest more.

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    Healthy, Wealthy and Paying Their Taxes

    Terry L. Anderson hugely overstates his case. To challenge Yvon Chouinard after his firm has given back 1% of the firm’s earnings for so many years is ludicrous. How many of the mining or petroleum firms that operate on federal lands do anything even remotely as generous?

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    Quick Quiz: Why Do People Start Their Own Business?

    Scot Phelps is “amazed” that conservatives “shirk the full cost of employees” by failing to “pay a living wage.”What amazes me is that, in a free-market economy, liberals apparently believe that the reason to go into business is to provide jobs for others.

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    CBO Rules Confound Conservative Reforms

    The CBO values the decline in insurance costs due to competitive pricing at precisely zero. The same bias bedevils CBO estimates of pro-economic growth tax reforms because the increased taxes paid due to faster growth are also factored in at zero.

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    Weakening the Flying Public’s Safety Net

    If a pilot wants to get paid to fly, he must comply with regulatory requirements placed on charter aircraft. These include additional pilot training and increased oversight of the aircraft’s maintenance.

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    Litigation Fiesta for Florida Plaintiffs Bar

    Unless and until their constituents convince them to support common-sense civil justice reforms, Florida’s trial lawyers and liability-expanding judges will continue to earn the state its well-deserved reputation as a “judicial hellhole.”

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