Weakening NAFTA Free Trade, Weakens US Security

The 2016 presidential campaign polarized U.S. society. Republican candidate Donald Trump promoted politics of ethnic division and poured vitriol on imagined enemies. Immigrants to the United States from Mexico and the Middle East, as well as Muslims in general, were Continue reading Weakening NAFTA Free Trade, Weakens US Security

School Choice Success Proven in Arizona: Top Schools in America

Once again, Scottsdale-based Basis Charter Schools made top national rankings by U.S. News & World Report, but this time taking the No. 1 spot. Basis Oro Valley took No. 3, while Basis Peoria grabbed the No. 5 spot and Basis Continue reading School Choice Success Proven in Arizona: Top Schools in America

Bernie Sanders Condemns Threats Against Ann Coulter Speech At Berkeley | The Huffington Post

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) criticized the security threats to a speaking event by conservative pundit Ann Coulter at the University of California, Berkeley that prompted the school to postpone the talk. “I don’t like this. I don’t like it,” Sanders Continue reading Bernie Sanders Condemns Threats Against Ann Coulter Speech At Berkeley | The Huffington Post

The Rich Should Pay a Fair Share of Taxes, not Almost All of it

This is an updated and revised version of a CD post from last year that generated nearly 300 comments because of the controversial nature of the topic  – whether “the rich” pay their “fair share” of taxes or not – Continue reading The Rich Should Pay a Fair Share of Taxes, not Almost All of it

Government’s Surveillance of Americans now “Incidental”

The ACLU today released more than a dozen new documents concerning the government’s warrantless surveillance of millions of Americans. They were obtained from several intelligence agencies in an ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit and relate to Section 702 of Continue reading Government’s Surveillance of Americans now “Incidental”

Goldwater Institute Study Says Pima County Should Benefit ALL Business, Not Favorites

In 2015 Pima County officials put taxpayers on the hook for $15 million in new debt in order to build a new headquarters for a private company called World View Enterprises. County officials said they were subsidizing this business to Continue reading Goldwater Institute Study Says Pima County Should Benefit ALL Business, Not Favorites

Taxation is Theft and 3 Other Truths the State Must Hide From You | Openhearted Rebel

Who the hell are the “powers-that-be” anyway? You may not like the answer. The powers-that-be are us. Plain and simple. They are us to the extent that we each continue to give into the unhealthy, unsustainable, violent hype of a Continue reading Taxation is Theft and 3 Other Truths the State Must Hide From You | Openhearted Rebel

If Taxation was Voluntary, Failure to Pay One’s Taxes Would NOT be Criminal

The first great lesson to learn about taxation is that taxation is simply robbery. No more and no less. For what is “robbery”? Robbery is the taking of a man’s property by the use of violence or the threat thereof, Continue reading If Taxation was Voluntary, Failure to Pay One’s Taxes Would NOT be Criminal

Forcing a Cut in Price of Prescription Drugs Won’t Work

Reducing the cost of medical care, rather than health insurance, is so often underemphasized or even absent from discussions of reforming the health care system. And yet lowering costs of medical care is essential for broadening access to care, reducing Continue reading Forcing a Cut in Price of Prescription Drugs Won’t Work