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Here’s my second quarterly grammar rant of 2017 on the misuse of “it’s” for “its.”

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Here are two recent Prager U videos that are excellent and highly recommended.

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Here’s my latest assortment of interesting economic reports and news in an all-graphic edition.

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Delta Airlines operates globally in 62 countries but doesn’t like the new competition from subsidized Gulf carriers based in Qatar and UAE. US consumers should be thrilled with the increased competition and lower airfares for international travel, which are a form of generous foreign aid.

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Chart of the day displays drug overdose deaths per million persons in European countries and the USA.

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What if the media covered alcohol like it does other drugs? A satirical article by German Lopez answers that question.

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We hear a lot about hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) but we don’t hear so much about the other game-changing energy technology that brought about America’s shale revolution — horizontal drilling.

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Ray Charles helps up celebrate the Fourth of July with his unique versions of “America the Beautiful.”

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The Trump White House released its salary records last Friday as required by Congress. The media (Roll Call and CNN) are reporting a 20% (and $20,700) gender pay gap at the Trump White House based on average salaries, when in fact the pay gap about twice that size (37% and $42,350) when gender differences in median salaries are compared.

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The brilliant economist Thomas Sowell turns 87 tomorrow. Here are 15 of my favorites quotes from Dr. Sowell and a bonus video. Happy 87th Birthday Dr. Thomas Sowell!

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