Deport the Tsarnaev Sisters
The Sisters Tsarnaev have been nothing but trouble. Double, bubbling trouble.
Last week I said the Environmental Protection Agency has become a monster that does more harm than good. But logical people say, "What else we got?" It's natural to assume greedy capitalists will run amok and destroy the Earth unless stopped by regulation.
Walter E. Williams:
Things I Don't Understand
There are things that really puzzle me. Some life insurance companies charge lower premiums if you haven't made a life-shortening lifestyle choice. Being a nonsmoker is one of them. Actuarially, that makes sense because the life expectancy for smokers is at least 10 years shorter than for nonsmokers.
Obama Has No Middle East Strategy? Good!
Predictably, the neocons attacked the president's speech. They believe the solution to any problem is more bombs and troops on the ground, so they cannot understand the president's hesitation.
Another Government Shutdown? Not Gonna Happen
A few weeks ago Washington was buzzing with predictions that Republicans will impeach President Obama.
Dr. Ben Carson:
Resisting the Islamic State's Demand for Submission
The Islamic State and the other advocates of Shariah law are growing rapidly, along with their zeal to eradicate or convert all "infidels." For those who are asleep at the wheel, in the opinion of these fanatics, most of Western civilization -- including America -- fits into the infidel category.
The President who Is Uninterested in Other People
Some time ago I contrasted the reaction a conservative would get if he were in the same room with the two most consequential politicians of the 1990s, Bill Clinton and Rudy Giuliani.
Sermon Censorship? YouTube Yanks Pastor's ISIS Message, Cancels Account
The pastor of a small-town Baptist church in Georgia says he got banned from YouTube after he posted video of a Sunday sermon he gave about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.
Lisa De Pasquale:
De Pasquale's Dozen With Author Hannah Sternberg
When I encountered Bulfinch by Hannah Sternberg, I was unsure of what the genre of magical realism even was. The possibility of magic in everyday life? Perhaps thats not too far off from the chick lit I usually enjoy.
Of Racial Delusions and Riots
Last week, as riots in Ferguson, Missouri decrescendoed and the country held its collective breath over the question of the indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, rappers Diddy (formerly P. Diddy, formerly Puff Daddy, formerly Sean Combs), 2 Chainz, The Game, and Rick Ross, along with 10 of their fellows, released a song: "Don't Shoot."
36 Percent of Generation Starting to Turn 21 This Year Born to Unmarried Mothers
If you count a generation as spanning 20 years, then approximately 36 percent of the American generation born from 1993 through 2012 -- which has begun turning 21 this year and will continue turning 21 through 2033--were born to unmarried mothers.
Putin's Strategic Goal: The RUBK
Events in Ukraine since mid-August demonstrate that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin knows how to create operational and tactical options in order to achieve long-range, history-shaping strategic goals.
Running From The Terrorists and Putin's War on Ukraine
In what is seen as the worst, strategic national security blunder in the long and bloody struggle against terrorism, President Obama broke that rule when he willingly told the Islamist extremist insurgency last week that he didn't have a longterm plan to repel their advances in the Middle East.
Tweaking the Agenda for Obama's Europe trip
U.S. President is headed to Europe this week. There used to be a time prior to his election when he would travel to Europe and inspire the masses -- mostly on the strength of their own idealistic projections. But now, never has a Nobel Peace Prize laureate seen so many global conflicts erupt on his watch, while mostly standing there slack-jawed like a spectator at a fireworks display.
Putin Pushes the Envelope
While the world's attention was distracted by his incursions into Eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin quietly made another provocative move that could lead to a direct confrontation with the United States. The Russian Navy sent a ship to remote Wrangel Island, planted a Russian naval flag on August 20, and announced plans to build a naval base there for Russia's Pacific Fleet.
Rand Paul vs. the Hawks: The Kentucky Senator Urges Interventionists of Both Parties to Contemplate Unintended Consequences
In an interview with The New York Times last month, President Obama confessed that when he decided to help rebels overthrow Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, he "underestimated" the ensuing chaos. "That's a lesson that I now apply every time I ask the question, 'Should we intervene militarily?'" Obama said. "Do we have an answer (for) the day after?"
If You're Elected to Govern, Then Govern!
The month of August 2014 came near to producing the libertarian ideal -- next-to-no government. Some might argue that August favored the anarchist ideal -- no government at all; nothing going on at the highest levels, what with Congress out of town and the President on the golf course.
What Are We Bracing For?
Why are Americans feeling so depressed and hopeless? This is not a rhetorical question. I understand the unevenness of the so-called rally, but just as things seem to improve and start to look better on paper, Americans seem to have gone into the fetal position, bracing for disaster.
Keystone XL: Six Years And Still Waiting
The Keystone Pipeline or Keystone XL, as its commonly known, would put 9,000 laborers to work and support over 42,100 jobs on a project designed to strengthen Americas energy independence as well as provide a way to move Bakken Shale oil from North Dakota to refineries located on the Gulf Coast.
The Official American Motto: “You’re Not the Boss of Me!”
You might remember that in 1775, colonists in the Americas got a little fed up with King George IIIs style of executive action, and decided to start shooting Red Coats. Seriously Leave our tea alone.
There has been a lot of focus on the decline of fatherhood in the black community, as the proportion of black children growing up in single parent (overwhelmingly female headed) households has exploded since the 1960s.
Illinois Teachers to Taxpayers: No money? Too bad. We want our $100,000/year pensions.
There are few states which to me embody dysfunction more than Illinois. The place is out of control.
The Ultimate Source of Civility
Even in the silence of the timeless Great Smoky Mountains, its nearly impossible to get away from the worlds aches and pains, not to mention horrors. The only way to do it is to unplug completely.
Ready for a Correction?
Last week two market pundits made headlines by predicting on CNBC that a big correction for the market is imminent.
Carrie Schwab Pomerantz:
How Financially Savvy Is Your Teenager?
Dear Readers: Last week, I wrote about teaching basic money skills to young kids. That's important, but it's even more crucial for teens to understand things like budgeting, saving and making smart spending decisions. In an uncertain economic world, these kids are going to have to take care of themselves financially. Are they being prepared? Read on for an eye-opening assessment of financial literacy in the U.S. and some ideas on how you can help your teen down the right path.
President Breaking Promise to 9/11 Families
President Obama has refused to fulfill a twice made promise to declassify findings related to September 11, 2001. The findings, known as the missing 28 pages, contain possible explosive allegations that could pinpoint foreign association with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The refusal to follow through with his promise is leading to increasing calls for Mr. Obama to fulfill his word to the families of the September 11 victims.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
The Simple Lesson We Should Learn from Global Economics
I very rarely feel sorry for statists. After all, these are the people who think that their feelings of envy and inadequacy justify bigger and more coercive government.
Ransom Notes Radio:
California’s “Comeback” is a Myth
Some liberals are trying to claim that California is seeing a comeback. Of course, these are the same liberals that champion the stimulus, quantitative easing, higher taxes, economic patriotism, and Obamacare So, lets face it: They might be kinda off-base.
Despite Growing Risks it's Still Janet Yellen's Market
The current stock market is earning a deserved reputation as being coated in Teflon. Bad or disappointing news just doesn't appear to stick, and has done nothing to slow the market's upward trajectory.
France Needs a "Thatcher Moment" But First a Depression
It is amusing reading day in and day out the Keynesian cure for what ails Europe, especially France.
The Secular Left's End Around
In the public policy arena, the past few decades have seen a constant conflict between Christian conservatives and secular liberals. These two factions have sparred openly over a variety of issues, including abortion, the definition of marriage, the importance of the family, and the size of government. Recently, however, secular liberals have adopted a new tactic. Rather than continue our public debates, some secular liberals have decided to take a different route attacking the very foundations of Christian institutions. In this assault, they have been aided and abetted by the current administration.
The Taste of Government Control
They're going to have to get used to it. I speak of the school students who are complaining about the taste of their government-funded school grub.
Why Do Public Sector Unions Even Exist?
On the first Labor Day upon it's creation as a national holiday in 1887, there was no such thing as a public sector union. The idea of government workers going on strike for personal gain rather than serving the country seemed ridiculous.
Can Charter Schools be Unique Under Common Core?
Textbook companies are stamping Aligned with the Common Core on their book covers. Even supporters of the Common Core have admitted that the standards are more than just benchmarks and will change how teachers teach.
Obama's Eat-the-rich Campaign Hauled Out for Mid-terms
I'm not really into the political cannibal thing. And I'm old-fashioned enough to believe that eating humans -- even in metaphor -- is still a sin.
Putin Lets Eastern Europe Know He's Serious
With the introduction of Russian "volunteer" units in southeast Ukraine, the momentum has switched back to the rebels.
With many people now acting as if it is time for "a woman" to become president, apparently they have learned absolutely nothing from the disastrous results of the irresponsible self-indulgence of choosing a President of the United States on the basis of demographic characteristics, instead of individual qualifications.
The 20 Best Quotes From Greg Gutfeld
Most people know Greg Gutfeld as the funny guy from Red Eye and The Five. However, hes also a brilliant writer who manages to make profound points in a funny way. Enjoy his quotes!