Exactly 10 years ago, economist Michael Clemens published a paper in the prestigious Journal of Economic Perspectives called “Economics and Emigration: Trillion-Dollar Bills on the Sidewalk?” He urged fellow economists to consider a paradigm shift in their research about immigration. Though …

Pork is being served in Washington again. Big juicy slices to the lobbyists with the deepest wallets and the campaign contributors who write the biggest campaign re-election checks. It is the way of the swamp. It is the currency of the Washington Beltway. It explains how people get so rich i…

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attended last week’s Met Gala wearing a dress emblazoned with the slogan “Tax the Rich.” It’s certainly catchier than what would have been a more appropriate slogan: “This Event Is a Tax Loophole for the Rich.”

IP protections help keep the world safe. Getting a drug successfully to market can cost billions of dollars and take several years of scientific toil. Blood, sweat, tears — and money. Fewer than one in 10 products that enter clinical trials are ever greenlit by the FDA. If those that succeed…

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IP protections help keep the world safe. Getting a drug successfully to market can cost billions of dollars and take several years of scientific toil. Blood, sweat, tears — and money. Fewer than one in 10 products that enter clinical trials are ever greenlit by the FDA. If those that succeed…

In 1629, frustrated by the unwillingness of Parliament to grant him taxation power, King Charles I of England dissolved the body and had nine members arrested. He did not recall Parliament for over a decade. The intervening period, known as Personal Rule, saw Charles I govern as a de facto d…

Words have no meaning; they are malleable and subject to change at the whim of the powerful. Today, Black people could be called “white supremacists,” Jews could be called “Nazis” and scientists could be called “anti-science.” The reason is obvious. It is because these people, and many other…

All baby boomers are not alike. I am part of the generation of people born from 1946 to 1964. Since I had absolutely no control of my meeting that qualification, there is no claim of pride. However, I am honored to be a part of that demographic. And I do take notice anytime I read the term o…

Joe: China has decided to do something about its 110 million minors (under 18) who play video games. Under their new regulations, online gaming companies can only allow children to play between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and holidays.

The last few weeks, I have chosen to not attack hot topics in spite of a recent goad by a fellow columnist. It is time to stir less and mend more. Therefore, let’s enjoy some humor and not hate.

Truck Driver Appreciation Week concludes this week. Since 1998, it’s the industry’s annual program to honor the 3.6 million men and women who transport over 70% of all freight moved throughout the country.

All kinds of stresses and pressures will come to us in this life. Worries will come about our parents, careers, children, health, finances, relationships, death, sickness and more.

Ideologues at both political extremes, like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on the left and Fox News host Tucker Carlson on the right, have recently pointed to pet foreign countries as exemplars of what America should strive to be.

We live in Trump country. Seven of 10 voters in our respective central Illinois counties voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. We are not Trump fans, yet many of our friends are. 

The last few weeks, I have chosen to not attack hot topics in spite of a recent goad by a fellow columnist. It is time to stir less and mend more. Therefore, let’s enjoy some humor and not hate.

Truck Driver Appreciation Week concludes this week. Since 1998, it’s the industry’s annual program to honor the 3.6 million men and women who transport over 70% of all freight moved throughout the country.

All kinds of stresses and pressures will come to us in this life. Worries will come about our parents, careers, children, health, finances, relationships, death, sickness and more.

There is little that reveals the immorality and dishonesty of the left more than its labeling the term “colorblind” racist.

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