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Past articles by Philip:

The government spending issue may be about to make a comeback

The issue of out-of-control government spending, which once dominated the political discussion, has receded as an issue in recent years. But a new Washington Examiner/YouGov poll suggests it could be on the cusp of making a comeback. → Read More

Revisionist history

Democrats have chosen to base the court fight on their Obamacare fairy tales. → Read More

No, Amy Coney Barrett did not say it was inappropriate to replace Antonin Scalia during 2016 presidential election

As part of their preliminary attacks on potential Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, liberals have been pushing an old clip from 2016 to suggest that after Antonin Scalia's death, she advocated against replacing him during an election year. → Read More

Google's warning against the Federalist is why libertarians will lose fight over Big Tech

When it comes to regulation of private businesses, I consider myself a libertarian. But as a realist, I recognize that when businesses become big and begin to be seen as abusing their power, they make it much harder for defenders of a pure free market to prevail in the regulatory debate. → Read More

Trump and the Frank Drebin excuse for police brutality

In the second installment of the Naked Gun series, which parodied police films, officer Frank Drebin is invited to the White House, where President George H.W. Bush fetes him for having killed 1,000 drug dealers. → Read More

Twitter, now do Ayatollah Khamenei

In the wee hours of the morning, when President Trump predictably dumped a truck worth of gasoline on the volatile situation in Minneapolis, Twitter took the extraordinary step of hiding the tweet with a disclaimer saying it violated rules against "glorifying violence." → Read More

We're starting to see downward trend in coronavirus cases

Through much of the month of April, the U.S. was in a frustrating position. The number of new cases of the coronavirus had plateaued, but remained stubbornly at around 30,000 a day. This lack of a sustained decline has left many public health officials nervous as states began to ease up restrictions on activity. → Read More

One idea to fight coronavirus at nursing homes: Pay workers more to live there

Last week, I wrote about the logistical difficulties of a strategy to "isolate the vulnerable" so that everybody else can get back to normal. At few places is this more difficult than in nursing homes, which remain at the center of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

CBO says coronavirus debt to exceed World War II record

The Congressional Budget Office now expects that the coronavirus will push the federal debt to the highest level in history, exceeding the previous record set during World War II. → Read More

CBO sees $3.7 trillion deficit in 2020 as debt exceeds size of economy for first time since World War II

The U.S. deficit is expected to be $3.7 trillion in 2020, according to the Congressional Budget Office, driving the federal debt to exceed the size of the economy for the first time since World War II. → Read More

Air travel holding steady

The decline in air travel seems to be holding steady -- but at a staggering decline of around 96%. → Read More

Four reasons for hope in the fight against the coronavirus

As the coronavirus has ripped through the planet and ground the global economy to a halt within a matter of weeks, there hasn’t been much reason for optimism. While much of the news these days is discouraging, there are several reasons for hope. → Read More

Why the coronavirus is worse than the seasonal flu

If there’s a huge spike in cases all at once, it can overwhelm the system. → Read More

Trump is finally starting to get it on coronavirus

After a long period of flailing and offering false hope, President Trump's Monday press conference on the coronavirus pandemic was much more reassuring. And on one important point, he finally seems to be getting it. → Read More

Coronavirus forces Ohio to delay primary and will likely put Democratic presidential race on hiatus

The coronavirus outbreak has forced Ohio to delay its primary on Tuesday, which is a strong sign that the Democratic presidential race is likely going on hiatus for awhile. → Read More

Coronavirus is exposing Trump's unsuitability to handle a crisis

President Trump’s bombastic style has served him well through many stages of his political career, but as the coronavirus spreads rapidly throughout the United States, it is exposing how deeply unsuited he is to deal with a genuine crisis that he can’t bluff his way through. → Read More

Super Tuesday exposes an age divide, a bad sign for Democrats in the general election

Super Tuesday results have exposed the dramatic divide among age groups in their support for Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, which could be a bad sign for Democrats in the general election, no matter who the nominee is. → Read More

South Carolina confirms huge generation gap in black support for Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders

Black voters in South Carolina confirmed that there is a huge generational gap when it comes to their support for Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders that should shape predictions about where this crucial voting bloc may go in future Democratic contests. → Read More

Joe Biden is back

Joe Biden enjoyed such a smashing victory in South Carolina that the race was called as soon as polls closed. This is a much needed shot into the arm of a campaign that had been flailing for weeks, with his best performance before today being a very distant second in Nevada. → Read More

Joe Biden predicts loss in New Hampshire at opening of debate

Sen. Joe Biden, reeling from a fourth place finish in Iowa, opened Friday night's Democratic presidential debate by predicting he would lose New Hampshire as well. → Read More