Small Vermont Town Latest Sad Example of Oversensitivity Epidemic
Here is a snapshot of a series of truly ridiculous things that happened in a small New England town this week, followed by an extended examination of how it represents a deep societal pathology.
The Continued Farce
Just last week, the temperatures in Middle Georgia, where I write, were over 100 degrees. This week, they are struggling to get to 90. But, as say climate change advocates, that is called weather, not climate. Of course, this is the second year in a row Georgia has experienced a milder than normal summer.
Obama's Segue From Constructive Tax Proposals to Low-Grade Demagoguery
"The tax system should be simplified and work for all Americans with lower individual and corporate tax rates and fewer brackets." That's from the Obama administration's 2009 proposals for tax reform, straight from whitehouse.gov.
Exploiting the 'Sex Box'
We recently came across a rather new TV network, Me-TV. It's great stuff for old fogies (like one of us) -- reruns of the best of television from the '60s and '70s. "Twelve O'Clock High" never looked better. You probably missed this network in all the TV clutter.
Obama About to Fire His Smoking Gun Again
Those who think that either the Constitution or possible negative consequences to the Democratic Party will deter President Obama from acting unilaterally on immigration policy probably still don't understand what makes this man tick.
Obama's Logical, Fanatical Foreign Policy
Obama's version of nation-building doesnt include elections, and purple stained fingers, but rather a benign neglect, a Darwinian respect for survival of the strongest. The only votes that count in this scenario are typically dipped in red, blood red.
Build Better Teachers
For the past half-century, and particularly since the 1983 "Nation at Risk" report, Americans have been heaving great sacks of money at schools.
Has Hillary Ever Been Right?
Sen. Rand Paul raises an interesting question: When has Hillary Clinton ever been right on foreign policy?
Can an Upstart College With no Frills and no Football Challenge the Elites?
Thousands of moms and dads, following the script written into an autumn ritual of the middle class, are preparing to say farewell to the sons and daughters they've loved, nurtured and tried to civilize for two decades. They're sending the next generation off to college and saying goodbye to a considerable chunk of the family savings.
The Left's Ridiculous Burger King Freakout
Burger King plans to merge with Canuck coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons and base the company's headquarters in Canada, where it will enjoy the kind of reasonable corporate tax structure that Democrats continue to obstruct here in the United States. And the move has provoked a fresh round of moral panic, faux patriotism and confusion.
An Honest Conversation on Race
After weeks of national angst generated when a white police officer shot an unarmed black man on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., perhaps it is time we have an honest discussion about race in America.
The Lessons of Ferguson -- and Cincinnati
What a surfeit of surreal scenes have been pouring out of little Ferguson, Missouri, these past few weeks -- as if they'd never end. Amazing.
A Labor of Love
On this Labor Day weekend, like most Americans, I come to praise labor, not indulge in it. Has there ever been a people that speechified more about the joys and satisfactions of work and the work ethic, yet was so enamored of labor-saving devices?
Almost everyone recognizes the importance of planning.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Lower Tax Rates vs. Targeted Tax Credits, Part II
I wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal last week about the policy debate over whether its better to lower tax rates or to provide targeted tax cuts for parents. I wasnt surprised to learn that not everyone agreed with my analysis.
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Obama Going Around Congress to Fight Manbearpig with Al Gore and the UN
Its bad enough that this administration seems to think congress is a nuisance, and not a requirement. But now, the Obama White House is working on ways to fight climate change through executive order. Yeah This should totally help our economy.
Dear Uncle Sam ta
First it was Jimmy Carter and his $50 cash distribution to every man, woman and child in America. The idea was to jump start the economy since nothing else in the 70s seemed to be working. Next came Ben Bernanke and his speech about dropping $100 bills out of a helicopter for everyone to gather...
Five Phrases That Mean You're Not Hired
The words that you slip into your resume are why your dream job is going to give you the slip. But don't take my word for it. These resume-busting ideas come from Hannah Hamilton, and the provocative, evocative article she wrote for her Monster masters at the Monster website.
On Window Fans and Air Conditioning
Even on the hottest nights of the summer, my father knew how to make our house ice cold.
Most Americans are Financially Illiterate
Financial literacy is important, but sadly, only a handful of states require students to take personal finance or an investment course.
Know Yourself and Checklist for Chasing
After all, when it is all said and done, there are stocks that make a lot of money for many, while others actually lose a lot of money for many. But, why? Simple: because some people sell too early, or they sell too late
Al Qaeda Moving in on Israel
Syrian rebels, including fighters from the al-Qaida affiliated al-Nusra Front, seized control of a border crossing post on the Golan Heights on Wednesday after clashes with Syrian government forces.
Looking to Get Out of Venezuela? Good Luck!
Every day, the cost of a plane ticket out of Venezuela goes up. That assumes you can get a plane ticket, and you probably cannot, even if you booked three months ago.
Why 2014 is Another Lousy Year for Hedge Funds
The hedge fund industry is enduring yet another difficult year. Once renowned for risk-loving cowboy trading and double-digit percentage returns, hedge funds have failed to live up to their reputation as money-making machines.
Obama’s 2014 Election Strategy: Count on the Stupid Party to Come Through Yet Again
We now know how the Democrats plan to avoid an anti-Obama tidal wave in November. By counting on Republican Party leadership to betray conservatives yet again.
The Loss of Christian Empathy
Maclean's recently featured a compelling summary of our rapidly-deteriorating communities titled "The End of Neighbours." The expertly-written piece by Brian Bethune is one of the better articles you'll read this year, and it gets at a key tragedy that is particularly convicting for a Christian conservative: We have forsaken our neighbors.
Would it Kill You to Hire More Black Cops? (Yes)
As the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson's shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown's friend, Dorian Johnson, the "voices of oppression" on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren't enough blacks on the Ferguson police force.
This is Providence
March 18, 2010 was one of the worst days of my life. That was the day Judge Malcolm Howard threw my lawsuit against UNCW out of court. Three years after filing suit and a full eight years after I started to criticize universities, including my own, for violating the First Amendment I lost a bid to go to trial. I also lost all credibility as a free speech advocate. Or so I thought.