The problem with scorpions

International | It wasn’t wise to become so dependent on China
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 5/07/20, 03:04 pm

You have heard the one about the scorpion and frog, in which a wary amphibian is talked into ferrying a venomous arachnid across the pond by the latter’s reasonable explanation that if he were to sting the frog they both would die. Halfway over, the scorpion administers a fatal prick of poison, explaining to the horrified frog, “I am, after all, a scorpion.”

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Understanding the stimulus bill

Money | What’s the purpose of lawmakers’ $2 trillion proposal?
by David L. Bahnsen
Posted 3/24/20, 08:59 pm

The U.S. Senate and the Trump administration have spent the better part of a week now moving the country toward a $2 trillion fiscal stimulus package designed to address the explosive economic costs of the coronavirus threat. The American economy has come to a virtual halt for the past week or so, and it’s likely to be in such a state for another couple of weeks, maybe longer. Lawmakers are under pressure to somehow prop up the economy through various mechanisms available to the legislative branch.

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It’s a dog’s life

Money | A tale of cultural change
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/30/20, 01:13 pm

Some of you will be reading this on Feb. 12, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday in 1809. Lincoln is integral to the story I’m about to tell, but, first, some context.

Susan and I are the proud caretakers of our fourth dog, Greeley, named after famed newspaper editor Horace Greeley, whose birthday was Feb. 3, 1811. We liked our previous three dogs, but we like 5-year-old Greeley even more, so what I’m about to relate is no reflection on him: It’s a tale of cultural change.

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