GDP: Gross Disapponting Presidency
That means that for the year we're at 2.4% GDP growth...anemic in other words, which is exactly how to describe Obama's foreign policy. Weak at home, weaker overseas.
Michael Moore’s Long Tradition of Defaming Heroes
The military hero as coward motif has a long tradition with Michael Moore. But his earlier oinkings in this regard--well before the release of American Sniper-- were aimed at much safer targets.
Lost Words, Lost Worlds
It's a slim little book that had a powerful impact as this country and the rest of the world hovered on the edge of war in 1939: "Mrs. Miniver" by Jan Struther, which began as a collection of short newspaper columns in the Times about the daily life of an English household in suburban London. Then it became a popular novel, and eventually a classic movie (Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon).
Getting the Couch Potatoes Back to Work
In 2014, GDP growth bounced back in the spring and summer from a tough winter but in the fourth quarter, fell off to 2.6 percent. History indicates the country should be doing a lot better...
The Islamic State Sets Its Sights on Egypt
ISIL's claim of responsibility probably means that the group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis performed the attack. It is a deadly militant group that swore allegiance to ISIL last year.
Cheap Laughs: A Weekly Review of The New York Times
This week Charles Blow single-handedly serves up enough cheap laughs for this weeks review of vapid and ridiculous nonsense from the op-ed pages of the New York Times.
Austerity and Buy Signals
Austerity American-style; is it too early to change the course? Obama wants to ditch sequestration, and he will use the typical talking points.
How Much Is a CEO Really Worth?
How much should the Chief Executive Officer of a company be paid? Before we attempt to answer that question, let's see how much CEOs are currently paid.
Eurozone, Including Germany, in Deflation
In spite of promising that deflation would not hit again, here we are, and for the second month too.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
The Wisdom of Bastiat, as Revealed by Great Moments in Federal, State, and Local Government
Frederic Bastiat also deserves credit for the pithy and accurate observation about government basically being a racket or a scam.
When FDR made gold illegal to own for everyday people – At the point of a gun
There is a reason why my grandmother, a good New York City Irish catholic despised the man. She thought Roosevelt was a hairs breadth short of being a dictator.
Capitalism Is Only for the Rich?
Andrew Carnegie was right: Capitalism is about turning luxuries into necessities, and the poor benefit even more than the rich.
Every 2016 GOP Presidential Candidate Will Be Asked About This
How to learn who are the wolves, sheep, and sheepdogs in the 2016 Republican presidential field.
Obama's Taliban Tools and Treachery
To call President Obama's Afghanistan policy a mess is a colossal understatement. To call it a coherent "policy," for that matter, is a gut-busting exaggeration. It's a bloody, incompetent and treacherous disaster.