Trade

How Banning Chinese Products Could Backfire for the US

The controversy over proposed state and federal bans of Chinese-produced apps has sparked debate about the wisdom of country-of-origin bans in general. On the surface, banning TikTok and other controversial products coming from China ...

The Take

A Smear of Cole, a Schmear of Truth

As a schoolkid, Media Matters scribe Eric Hananoki was the Asian student in no danger of throwing off the curve. With a face that screams “Godzilla is attacking the city; we must run!” Hananoki-san has the cushiest job ever: He ...

Home Front

Michigan Is Headed Back to Rust Belt Poverty

Since the early days of Henry Ford, Michigan was the proud symbol of America's industrial might. But then, starting in the 1970s, things went south -- in part because of the might of the unions that ran the state's political machine. ...

Deep Thoughts

Burning Questions, Even Hotter Answers

From time to time, my readers email me asking for my take on issues of the day. (This has happened twice.) I feel more obliged than usual to respond, now that we know that the rest of the media cannot state an opinion on anything until ...

District of Corruption

Better Flying

Your flight is delayed? Blame your government. OK, it's not always government's fault. Sometimes it's weather or mechanical problems. But often we suffer horrible flight delays because politicians won't relinquish power. In January, ...

Elections

My Draft DeSantis Presidential Announcement Speech

With Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis busy running the third-largest state, enacting a magnificently conservative agenda, promoting a new book, and having to respond to endless demands that he run for president (not to mention banning the ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Elections

The Trumpbart Primary

I was gonna open this column with “One of the questions I’m frequently asked about the Holocaust,” but that would’ve been dishonest. I’m never asked questions about the Holocaust. Oh, I hear from Holocaust deniers. Lots of ...

Eco-mania

America’s $100 Billion Climate Change Flop

For at least the last 20 years, politicians in Washington, at the behest of green energy groups, have spent some $100 billion of taxpayer money to fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. How is that going for us so ...

Commerce

The American Way Versus the Politicians’ Way

Let's call it the "Biden way": When our president can't get his policies through Congress, he tries to impose them in other ways. Just look at his student loan forgiveness plan, which faced a stiff Supreme Court challenge this week, and ...


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