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Opinion

Opinion: The Dangers of Central Banking and Deficits

It’s an election-winning formula that’s worked in the short term for politicians of both parties, critics note. Lots of spending and cheap money. As President Joe Biden runs huge deficits some wonder if the economy will eventually self-destruct. Popular economic policies, critics say, often seem successful in the short run but eventually turn toxic. And

COVID-19

House approves Trump’s $2K checks, sending to GOP-led Senate

The House voted overwhelmingly Monday to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000, meeting President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger payments and sending the bill to the GOP-controlled Senate, where the outcome is highly uncertain. Democrats led passage, 275-134, their majority favoring additional assistance, but dozens of Republicans suddenly joined in approval. While Democrats favored bigger

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