If you could live 100 years ago as a millionaire, or just as you are today, would you do it? Austrian economist Donald Boudreaux writes a fascinating article which compares the living standards of millionaires 100 years ago to the middle class today. Capitalism has certainly changed the lives of the middle class, but do people even recognize the magnificence and bounty of our modern world? Austin Petersen dives into the history of free markets and follows up with a bonus segment about the dire predictions from liberal activists about the threats of global climate calamity.
In a brilliant piece by Caitlin Flanagan at the Atlantic, a liberal writer self reflects on how the comedy shows of hosts such as Samantha Bee, John Oliver, and Jimmy Fallon may have been important influencers in the rise of Donald Trump. Flanagan dissects the various ways in which liberals derided not just the president, but his supporters, giving conservatives a good reason to do whatever they could to stop a Democrat from taking the White House. Austin Petersen, former 2016 candidate for president himself breaks down the news.
Pat Buchanan asks in a column whether the dream of an "America First" foreign policy is over. Paleoconservatives have taken a back seat in the Trump administration with the news that advisor Steve Bannon was removed from the National Security Council only days before the administration bombed Syria's Bashar al-Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons against his own people. Neoconservatives who desire regime change were giddy, and mainstream media pundits took to the airwaves to applaud the president in some cases for the first time ever. Austin Petersen breaks down the news.
Conspiracy Radio host Alex Jones is in a bitter custody battle for his children with his former wife. Jones' attorney Randall Wilhite told District Judge Orlinda Naranjo that his client shouldn't be evaluated based on his appearances on his popular broadcasts on Infowars.com. Wilhite argued that judging Jones as a father in such a way would be akin to judging Jack Nicholson based on his appearance as The Joker in "Batman."
"He's playing a character. He is a performance artist," Wilhite claims.
Jones' ex-wife disagrees, claiming that the show host actually believes all the wild conspiracies that he rants to an audience of nearly 7.6 million people regularly. “He’s not a stable person,” she said. “He says he wants to break Alec Baldwin’s neck. He wants J-Lo to get raped. I’m concerned that he is engaged in felonious behavior, threatening a member of Congress,” she said, referring to recent comments about Democrat Adam Schiff. “He broadcasts from home. The children are there, watching him broadcast.”
Jones, who's been labeled by Roger Stone as "Trump's secret weapon" is now faced with defending his validity over the arguments from his lawyer that he's simply a performance artist. If that's true, then would that be a conflict of interest for someone to sell water filters if they didn't really believe that the government was poisoning it with fluoride? Why do people believe in such wild conspiracy theories anyway? Austin Petersen breaks down the story and makes
Donald Trump's airstrikes on Syria has caused a rift in the movement with supporters split over the question of whether the president was right to bomb Bashar al-Assad's airfield. While many sought to praise him over his actions, other prominent supporters turned against him. Austin Petersen breaks down the news.
President Donald Trump attacked Syria after reports that the embattled regime may have used chemical weapons on their own people. Libertarian Republicans and some Democrats have claimed that Trump's attack was unconstitutional due to the separation of powers. Others disagreed. Former Presidential candidate Austin Petersen breaks down the news.
A terrific article by Jonathon Van Maren at The Bridgehead dissects the political philosophy of the Alt-Right in regards to abortion. Van Maren, a traditional conservative, breaks down the words of alt-right figurehead Richard Spencer and his comments on why he despises the "egalitarian" aims of the pro-life movement. Spencer disregards the pro-life's belief that all individual humans have a right to life. Petersen breaks down the news.
The New York Post is reporting that firebrand Tomi Lahren is out permanently at Glenn Beck's the Blaze. This follows what was thought to be a temporary ban and now turns out to be all but temporary. Conservative media outlets are in a tizzy after a string of high profile firings and employees leaving, citing less than stringent editorial standards. Now many of these outlets are seeking to professionalize themselves considering that they are facing more scrutiny now their ideas are in power. Austin Petersen breaks down the news.
The Blaze host Tomi Lahren is in hot water after she revealed on "The View" that she was pro-choice, and that pro-life conservatives were hypocrites. Lahren drew ire from the Blaze owner Glenn Beck for her comments on Twitter along with a sharp rebuke. Austin Petersen breaks down the controversy.
Austin Petersen reads an article from the Wall Street Journal which exposes the electoral consequences of leftist moral outrage. In a brilliant piece, Petersen discusses how leftist narratives on white guilt led to the type of reactionary politics we have in the United States today. Petersen also goes through a list of Public Policy rules, in order to advance the libertarian cause, as well as offers a sneak preview of his upcoming book.