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California Moves to Ban Fracking—as Gas Prices Hit 3-Year High

(Jon Miltimore & Brad Polumbo, Foundation for Economic Education) Californians often serve as test subjects for progressive policies. With its latest proposed ban, the Golden State may end up serving as a cautionary tale. “Answering the call of Gov. Newsom, Democratic California lawmakers introduced a bill to ban fracking by 2027, in...

100 Corporate Executives Plan to Punish States & Politicians That Protect Elections

(Headline USA) A number of top executives and corporate leaders gathered online this weekend to discuss what to do in response to changes to some state voting laws, according to multiple news reports. The Washington Post reported that more than 100 leaders, including executives from major airlines, retailers and manufacturers...

New York Creates $2B COVID Relief Fund for Illegals

New York plans to create a $2.1 billion fund to provide coronavirus relief for illegal immigrants and other unemployed workers who did not qualify for federal aid during the pandemic. Individuals that qualify for the Empire State’s coronavirus relief fund, called the Excluded Workers Fund, could receive one-time payments of up...

REPORT: Democrat-Run NY, Pa. Lead Nation in Small-Business Closings

Under the stewardship of disgraced Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the state of New York has led the nation in COVID-related small-business closures, according to newly-released data from Facebook. The Big Tech giant's first Global State of Small Business Report surveyed more than 35,000 small businesses impacted by the pandemic across...

Rising Debt Means a Weaker Dollar

Americans appear to be growing more concerned about the skyrocketing national debt level – officially $28.1 trillion and counting. The Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s monthly Fiscal Confidence Index recently shed five points, dropping to a level of 47, in the wake of the Biden Administration’s latest $2 trillion stimulus package. That...

SELLERS: As MAGA’s Boycott List Grows, Conservatives Need a League of Their Own

Picture this: On Tuesday, July 13, fans pour into Georgia's Truist Park to see the one of the greatest all-stars of all time take the mound. It's his first official visit to the state since an agonizing defeat for his team a few months prior---but this time, after making the...

McConnell Says Companies Weighing in on Controversial Issues is ‘Quite Stupid’

(Headline USA) Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday “it's quite stupid” for corporations to speak out politically, intensifying his warnings for big business to stand down as Congress delves into voting rights, President Joe Biden's infrastructure package and other defining issues. Speaking in Kentucky, the GOP leader said he still...

Newsom Says Calif. Expects to ‘Fully Reopen’ Economy on June 15th

(Headline USA) California plans to lift most coronavirus restrictions on businesses and workplaces June 15, with officials saying enough people should be vaccinated by then to allow for life to almost get back to a pre-pandemic normal. The mask mandate in the nation's most populated state will remain in effect, Health...

Biden Called to Account for $500K in Unpaid Taxes

(Bethany Blankley, The Center Square) – Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., sent a letter to President Joe Biden last week asking him to explain why he reportedly used a tax loophole to avoid paying $500,000 in payroll taxes. In a letter, Banks, who serves as Republican Study Committee chairman, asked Biden, “Do you intend to...

Don’t Be Fooled by the Stock Market Rally

Markets tend to move in cycles. They typically experience cyclical pullbacks after trending higher for a long period of time. Rarely do markets move straight up or straight down. The stock market has, however, essentially moved straight up since the March 2020 mini-crash. As the market moves higher, an increasing...

New York’s Tax Burden Ranks Highest in the Country

(C. M. Schmidlkofer, The Center Square) New York has the highest tax burden in the country, according to a new analysis. The Empire State’s property tax burden and individual income taxes ranks first and total sales and excise tax at 22nd according to personal finance website WalletHub’s 2021’s Tax Burden by...

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Wants ‘Global Minimum Corporate Tax’

Janet Yellen, President Joe Biden’s Treasury Secretary, expressed the Biden administration’s support for “global minimum corporate tax,” the Associated Press reported. According to Yellen, the Biden administration would work with the Group of Twenty, a conglomeration of twenty so-called “advanced” nations, to enforce the proposed global taxation. The Treasury Secretary, who...

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