The cold-blooded murder of two New York City policemen as they sat in their car is not only an outrage but also a wake-up call. It shows, in the most painful way, the high cost of having demagogues, politicians, mobs and the media constantly taking cheap shots at the police.
The Rest of the 'Unbroken' Story
On Dec. 25, the unforgettable story about Louis Zamperini, an Olympian turned World War II prisoner of war hero, opens in theaters nationwide.
The Rape on Campus Epidemic
The total discrediting of Rolling Stone's story on rape at the University of Virginia has shined a light on one of the least palatable features of American life: the so-called epidemic of rape on campus.
The Cross Was Preceded by the Cradle
God became a man to save us from our sins, which he did finally and completely on the Cross. We commemorate his death and resurrection on Easter, but his suffering on our behalf began much earlier than that. We would do well to remember that at Christmastime, when we celebrate our savior's birth.
Assassinations? Blame Obama and Holder
Uniquely in history these two black men had the opportunity to change the tenor, to change the dialogue on race in this country. And they have. For the worse.
Is it possible to hold two seemingly contradictory thoughts about the president's decision to partially end the half-century embargo against Cuba? Can one agree with conservative critics, from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), to Rush Limbaugh about how the Castro brothers are, apparently, getting everything they want and how the U.S. gets nothing but promises from a repressive regime that lies -- and still back the president's decision?
The Worst Sin
The Ten Commandments is the most morally influential piece of legislation ever written.
What the War on Cops Has Wrought
"NYPD, KKK, How many kids did you kill today?"
The Great Climate Change Bamboozle Industry
After sniping at religion (as if only fundamentalists are climate skeptics), bemoaning the decline in public fears of global warming but lacking the curiosity to ask whether there might be good reasons, and repeating the myth that polar bears are endangered, Thorson progressed to errors of fact and, well, more fallacious reasoning.
It's A Wonderful Life
It's beginning to look more than a little like Christmas, and for many of us, the season wouldn't be complete without watching at least a few scenes from "It's a Wonderful Life."
Bureaucrat Scrooge’s Seek to Wrap Christmas Season in Red Tape
Hide your Santas, hide your reindeer, and take down your wreaths because big government is regulating everything!
Obama's Giveaway Deal With Cuba May Hurt His Party in 2016
His arrogant decision this week to re-establish diplomatic relations with Communist Cuba is the latest example of a president desperately searching for something to do without having to deal with Congress.
The War Against Christians and Even Christmas
There are 250 million Christians in America today, but most seem to be oblivious of the fact that they and their religion are under steady attack from those who apparently hate Christianity, or at least want to expunge Christianity from any public place or mention. That hatred seems to extend to all sorts of evidences of Christianity in our society, such as Christmas, which is a federal holiday.
The Proofs of the Christmas Pudding
Bethlehem. Ah. Yes. There we were as a matter of fact, and not many weeks ago, either. Also at Nazareth. Also -- of course -- at Jerusalem, where everybody goes who goes to the Holy Land, with a sense of immense events and occasions to be taken in, the more so as Christmas draws near.
Sony Hacked? Really?
Captain Renault (President Obama) in Casablanca said it so well. Im shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on here.
North Korea Promises more Cyber Attacks
North Korea: "Our toughest counteraction will be boldly taken against the White House, the Pentagon and the whole US mainland, the cesspool of terrorism, by far surpassing the "symmetric counteraction" declared by Obama."
Obama Could Stifle North Korea’s Shakedown of Sony
The American people now have a censorNorth Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, and they can thank President Obama's failure to defend their rights to free speech and privacy.
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The Final Nail in the Keynesian Coffin?
Keynesian economics didnt work for Hoover and Roosevelt in the 1930s. It didnt work for Japan in the 1990s. And it didnt work for Bush or Obama in recent years. So why, whenever theres a downturn, do politicians resuscitate the idea that bigger government will stimulate the economy?
New Rule in Spain: Stop Paying Your Mortgage, and Keep Your Home!
Under a new set of family insolvency laws in Spain, those who have stopped paying their mortgage will be shielded from eviction from their homes.
Natural Law, Positive Law, and Disobedience
In the wake of the Eric Garner case, some libertarians have urged us to revisit the topic of natural law, a higher moral law that supplies an objective standard of justice for positive law, the law(s) posited (or made) by human beings.
Is the American Dream Really Dead?
Last month, a professor of economics at the University of California, Davis made some headlines by basically asserting that there is no American dream. It's a myth. He crunched the numbers, supposedly disproving it. Hmm. My dad used to always say, "Did you ever hear about the statistician who drowned in a river, the average depth of which was 6 inches?"
Healthy Job Performance Review
"You've worked for us for 10 years, Johnson, but I'm not sure how to grade you during this year's performance review."
The Other North Korean Threat
Over the last few days, North Korean actions that ultimately scuttled the release of Sony Picture Entertainments release of The Interview have dominated the headlines.
Indispensable Men: Gunslingers In An Age Of Rabid
Manly statements like Washingtons shock the conscience of pajama boy liberals who are only likely to hear the whistle of steamed milk.
The Real Fed Tug Of War: the Yellen Doctrine vs. the Volcker Doctrine
The financial markets are on a hair trigger as to when, and how quickly, the Fed will tighten and raise interest rates. Billions of dollars will be won or lost by investors on this wager.
The American conversation about race produces charges and counter-charges, both sides citing statistics to back up their arguments, with reality often being pushed to the side.
More than the Fed
I know Fed policy is designed to help stocks, but the textbook narrative has yet to play out money hasnt come pouring out of stocks and Main Street isnt jumping in the market at breakneck speed- even the smart money has missed a lot of this rally.
Could an Energy Bust Trigger QE4?
In normal economic times falling energy costs would be considered unadulterated good news. The facts are simple. No one buys a barrel of oil to display above the mantle.