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The Tobin Tax

A closed-door meeting of nongovernmental organizations (NGO’s) was held on January 16, 2003, in Washington, D.C., to consider how to “reform” “the global financial architecture” in order “to stabilize the world economy, reduce poverty and inequality, uphold fundamental rights, and protect the environment.”  This is socialist double-talk for imposing a global tax on America.  The real...


See, I Told You So

In commenting on the reaction to Rush Limbaugh’s drug addiction, fellow radio talk-show host Michael Savage used the biblical quotation, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”  When antidrug warrior Limbaugh was exposed as a subject of a criminal drug investigation, however, it was inevitable that the self-described “epitome of morality and...


A Global IRS?

The global economy is out of control, and the global brains at the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank are not quite sure what to do about it. One prescription being bandied about is a global tax and all the monitoring, rules, and regulations that would go along...


How Jesse Helms Saved the U.N.

Mom and Dad went to the beach and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.” This saying captures a bad joke that is played on kids. But when you’re chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and end up with a lousy T-shirt, it shouldn’t be a laughing matter. In the ease of Jesse Helms...


The Real Rush Limbaugh

After I authored a Washington Post article critical of Rush Limbaugh from a conservative perspective, William Kristol of the Project on the Republican Future took me to task, telling a reporter that I had judged the popular talk show host by “extreme standards.” Limbaugh, he said, is “plenty conservative for me.” Among other things, my...