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Michael Taube

Michael Taube

Michael Taube is a contributor for The Washington Times.

Articles by Michael Taube

Illustration on the new faces of the Republican party by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The 'New Black' moves right

Last week's midterm elections were a huge success for the Republicans. Significant gains were made in the governorships and House of Representatives. The GOP also took control of the Senate for the first time since 2007. Published November 11, 2014

Illustration on terrorist violence in Canada by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The threat of terrorism in Canada

There was a time, not too long ago, when most Canadians would tell you that terrorism wasn't a major issue in their country. After two terrible events last week, that confident lion's roar has quickly turned into a nervous mouse's squeak. Published October 28, 2014

Illustration on free trade and government restrictions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Free-trade superstitions

What's it like being a free-market advocate in the 21st century? I think it can be summarized as follows: Another day, another dollar — and another attack on capitalism. Published October 21, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: 'Why We Bite the Invisible Hand'

If you go to a bookstore, you'll find an abundance of books deploring the very nature of capitalism. Hence, it's a pleasure to find one author who will buck the trend and present the flawed logic of the anti-capitalists. Published October 16, 2014

Nobel Peace Prize winners Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai      The Washington Times

Finally, winners worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize

Last Friday, the Nobel Committee in Oslo announced the joint winners of this year's Peace Prize: Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai and India's Kailash Satyarthi. Published October 14, 2014

Illustration on continued depression in the U.S. real-estate market by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When Ben Bernanke can't refinance

Hey, did you hear the story about the former Federal Reserve chairman who couldn't get his mortgage refinanced? Published October 7, 2014

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron gestures, as he makes a speech in Aberdeen, Scotland, Monday Sept. 15, 2014. The Prime Minister issued a warning that Thursday's referendum is a "once and for all" decision as he made a last-ditch trip north to urge voters to save the union. (AP Photo/PA, Lynne Cameron) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

Scotland votes 'no,' but will it end up being a 'yes'?

Last Thursday's Scottish independence referendum threatened to tear apart the United Kingdom. By a margin of 55.3 percent for the "no" side (2.01 million votes) to 44.7 percent for the "yes' side (1.61 million votes), Scotland decided to remain in the union. Published September 24, 2014

ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY, AUG. 30, AND THEREAFTER - FILE - This Aug. 14, 2014, file photo shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as he speaks during a town hall meeting in Ocean City, N.J.  One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the 2016 race for the White House. With control of the Senate at stake, the months leading up to the mid-term elections offer a clearer window on a crowd of potential presidential candidates already jockeying for position from Nevada to New Hampshire. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Killing the death tax

The estate tax, or "death tax," has been a historical grievance for many American families. Its roots go back to the short-lived stamp tax (1797-1802), and includes the 1862 Revenue Act and 1898 War Revenues Act. Published September 2, 2014