Race, Politics and Lies
Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie that Michael Brown was shot in the back by a white policeman in Missouri -- but there was not nearly as much turmoil created by the demonstrable fact that a fleeing black man was shot dead by a white policeman in South Carolina.
USA FREEDOM Act: Just Another Word for Lost Liberty
Apologists for the National Security Agency (NSA) point to the arrest of David Coleman Headley as an example of how warrantless mass surveillance is necessary to catch terrorists. Headley played a major role in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack that killed 166 people.
If Everybody Likes You, You're Doing Something Wrong
Do you know how to get lots of people to hate you in America? In the age when people seem to bend over backwards to let you know that theyre offended, its actually pretty easy.
Muhammad Cartoon Contest: Note to Jihadists, in America, We Shoot Back
A pair of would-be jihadists learned a very important lesson over the weekend in America, we shoot back.
Clinton Defenders Advance an Unpersuasive Argument
Some of Hillary Clinton's defenders have taken to saying that voters shouldn't pay attention to the latest Clinton scandals -- the gushing of often undisclosed millions to the Clintons and their organizations by characters seeking official favors -- because the charges are just one more in a long series: Whitewater, the Rose law firm billing records, the Buddhist temple fundraising, the Lippo Group.
Leftist Media See Conservative Goblins Everywhere
Three more Republicans declare their intention to be presidential nominees, and the leftist media, as if on cue, pounce on their prey like panthers.
They called it "Question Time," borrowing the term from the prime minister's weekly appearance in the House of Commons, but this was surprisingly and refreshingly different.
Why the Left Won't Call Rioters 'Thugs'
Two months ago, The New York Times published an op-ed piece by a professor of philosophy titled, "Why Our Children Don't Think There Are Moral Facts."
Why Does the Left Encourage Hatred Toward Women?
Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Ted Danson, and Britney Spears have made segments of late night television go viral by reading some of the rude things tweeted about them. Even President Obama did it, so I thought I would too, but my motivation is not for comedy show laughs.
Debra J. Saunders:
Protest Brutality in Bosom of Social Justice
"Peaceful protest turns violent," read the San Francisco Chronicle headline about the May 1 protest in Oakland that ended badly. Police arrested about a dozen people after activists trashed new cars and smashed bank windows. I love that headline.
The Silence of the Lambs
Here's how it stands with Western civilization -- what's left of it, I mean -- insofar as various Westerners are concerned.
How Earnings and ‘Unicorns’ Point to the Future of the Markets
One of the fascinating aspects of earnings season is that it reveals which sectors and stocks are tomorrows market leaders. I incorporate the use of sectors because of the overcrowded trade in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which are influencing the underlying components more than the component holdings are influencing the ETFs.
Brian and Garrett Fahy:
Beyond Winning, Who Can Lead?
As the ever growing field of GOP presidential candidates storms the country seeking supporters and funds, each contestant has pledged to undo what President Obama has done and has sought to discredit Hillary Clintons record and her positions. All well and good; how the GOP candidates would handle the misbegotten policies of their progressive opponents is certainly an important question.
S&P Dividend Action Report: 2015-Q2 Off to Better Start Than 2015-Q1
According to Standard & Poor's Monthly Dividend Action Report [Excel Spreadsheet], the relative health of the private sector of the U.S. economy improved in April 2015 compared to the three preceding months.
Trade Deficit Stifles U.S. Growth, China’s Yuan at Center of Controversy
Tuesday, the Commerce Department is expected to report the March deficit on international trade in goods and services was $42 billion, up from $37.8 billion in February.
Stage Is Set and Rotation Begun
The Dow rebounded on Friday, keeping the index in the plus column for the year, but over the past week, it was unable to break the down-trend line of lower highs and lows.
I didn't know it when I was young, but I was one of the luckiest young men on the planet. I had a father who loved me and imposed his will on me.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Federal Reserve Easy-Money Policies: Impoverishing Savers and Endangering Investors
The standard argument against an easy-money policy is that it creates distortions in an economy that lead to either rapid increases in the price level, like we endured in the 1970s, or unsustainable asset bubbles, like we experienced last decade.
The Dignitude Problem at the Root of Muslim Rage
Once again, Muslim religious fanatics are striking out against our values of freedom of speech and open expression.
Fear, Loathing and Moral Decay In the Streets of Baltimore
Lets face it. Baltimore has been a-riot for decades, and was looted long before its citizens finally rose up in glaring sad and pathetic anger before the global media world this week over the still unexplained death of Freddy Gray in police custody.
Uncivil Rights and Wrongs
While the U.S. Supreme Court held an Alice in Wonderland session on the nature and value of marriage, one of the nations largest cities lay partly in ruins over the death of a black man in police custody.
Is Gay Marriage a Trojan Horse Within the Military?
A stable of Trojan horses is pulling the presidents carriage toward the fundamental transformation of America. And the symbolism of the Greek pillars from the 2008 Democratic Convention seems to grow clearer than most of us want to acknowledge.
Robots About to Take Away 18 Million German Jobs, 59 Percent of Germany's Work Force?
I have seen many grim predictions regarding robots taking away human jobs, but one of the most dire predictions comes from a study commissioned by ING-Diba.