397. Can Presidents Just Cancel Student Loan Debt?

President Biden just forgave thousands of dollars in student loan debt. Student loan debt is a huge problem, but our Constitution doesn’t give him the authority to do something like this without Congress being involved. Here’s a transcript of our conversation: Brittany: Hi, Connor. Connor: Hey, Brittany. Brittany: So, President Biden and his administration recently, […]

355. What Is A Ministry of Truth?

President Biden just announced the creation of the new “Board of Disinformation” which will be responsible for telling Americans what information is true and which is false in order to “protect” us from threats to our national security. Here’s a transcript of our conversation: Connor: Hey, Brittany. Brittany: Hi, Connor. Connor: So I want to talk about a […]

311. Has It Been A Winter of Severe Illness And Death?

The government has been spreading misinformation, trying to scare people into believing that severe illness and death is happening because people refuse to get vaccinated. But is this really true? Here’s a transcript of our conversation: Emma: Hi, Brittany. Brittany: Hi, Emma. Emma: So I want to rewind a couple of months and talk about a thing that […]

No, Basic Economics Aren’t “Unfair and Absurd”

We can probably agree that politicians don’t have a firm grasp on the relationship between their actions and negative consequences. Every now and then, we are given a special reminder of this truth. This week we got one directly from the White House briefing room. For background: as I write this newsletter, a behemoth “reconciliation” […]

The “Vaccine Passport” Trojan Horse

This week, it was reported that the Biden Administration is developing a “Vaccine Passport.” News outlets claim this will come in the form of a scannable barcode showing proof of a vaccination or recent negative test. It could be used to enter planes, restaurants, concerts, sporting events, and the workplace. If you weren’t born with […]

The Magical World of “Wage Gap” Myths

In America, you can sue people for a lot of reasons. But you can’t sue the law of supply and demand. At least, not effectively. Of course, silly old facts aren’t known for getting in the way of compelling cultural narratives. Enter soccer star Megan Rapinoe, who announced at the White House this week that […]