Where Was President Obama?
President Obama says he's "shaken" by this week's violent attacks on three soldiers in Ottawa by an Islamic jihadist. He immediately phoned Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to offer support and "solidarity." He vowed to "remain vigilant."
Dear Mitt and Jeb: No, Thanks
I should begin by offering praise to two gentlemen I am asking to stay out of the 2016 Republican presidential race.
Is It As Close As That?
For most of 2012, I maintained that Mitt Romney would lose to Barack Obama. Only after President Obama's first debate did there seem to be a glimmer of hope. After that debate, polling moved in Romney's direction. Conservatives had hope.
Ebola: Protect Yourself (Since The Government Won’t)
While theres been a lot of sex, lies, and videotape about the highly contagious and fatal disease known as Ebola, not much accurate advice has been offered to folks at home on how to avoid it.
The Terrorist-Sympathizing Opera
The Metropolitan Opera in New York City is hardly a site for hundreds of angry protesters. But they have erupted over their current selection, an opera called "The Death of Klinghoffer." Leon Klinghoffer was the 69-year-old paralyzed New Yorker who in 1985 was aboard the hijacked cruise ship Achille Lauro, then executed by Islamic terrorists because he was a Jew.
Why the House Will Stay Republican
You probably haven't read much commentary about this year's elections to the House of Representatives. There's a good reason for that: The majority in the Senate is up for grabs, but it's clear to everyone who follows these things that Republicans will continue to control the House.
Kyle’s Extra Credit Assignment
Put simply, Kyle, there are two types of men in this world. There are those who spend their lives begging for things they dont deserve. And then there are the rest of us who spend our lives working to subsidize their dependency. You simply need to decide what kind of man you are going to be.
Obama Can't Help Throwing His Party Under His Bus
Politically speaking, President Barack Obama is almost as toxic as the ominous viruses he continues to mismanage. Every Democratic candidate fears the contagion and seeks to quarantine himself from his presence and policies.
Nazi's Living on U.S. Government Dole
Nazi war criminals including SS guards have been collecting Social Security benefits according to an agreement worked out with the Justice Department.
Michael Brown and Race Hoaxes
The autopsy (first released in September) shows that Brown was not shot in the back. He was hit in the chest, arm and forehead. The entry wounds show that his hands were not raised when he was hit, and blood-spatter evidence suggests he was advancing on Officer Darren Wilson.
Profile, or Die
We all know what an act of Islamic terrorism is - except for our lame duck-in-chief, that is.
Things Fall Apart
When this writer was 3 years old, the Empire of Japan devastated Battleship Row of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.
Troubled Times for Angela Merkel With the Leading Men in Her Life
BERLIN. Angela Merkel tops the Forbes magazine list of the hundred most powerful women in the world for the fourth consecutive year, but these are difficult days for the German chancellor. The leading men in her life are making that life complicated.
Geert Wilders' Plan to Save the West
I was near Washington, D.C. interviewing the visiting Geert Wilders, leader of the Netherlands' Party for Freedom, when the news flashed that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the Canadian convert to Islam who terrorized Ottawa on Wednesday, had previously had his passport lifted by the Canadian government as an officially designated "high-risk traveler."
The Nonissue in This Campaign
One of the surprising and welcome shifts in the political landscape this election cycle is that high-profile Republican candidates, by and large, have not made opposition to immigration reform a major focus of their campaigns.
Obama: Government is the Solution; Reagan: Government is the Problem
The liberal news media, who embraced Obama as the political savior of the nation, are now beginning to voice their disappointment, along with some in his own Cabinet.
The Impact of a Foreign Terror Incident on the U.S. Stock Market
The unfortunate news of yesterday's Parliament Hill terrorist incident in Ottawa provides the background for a quick study of the impact that such events can have on the U.S. stock market.
Ransom Notes Radio:
The Lost Leadership of America
Do you remember what real American leadership looks like?
Spending Boom...Or Just a Love of Motorcycles?
The question is, where is all this cash coming from? Well, people are going to have to dip into their savings; however, we could be on the cusp of another refinancing boom?
Why I Expect the Stock Market to Rally in Q4
For all the handwringing about the recent stock market gyrations, the U.S. market hasnt budged much at all in 2014.
Socialism: French Private Sector Output Falls at Sharpest Rate in Eight Months
For now, it's still a tale of two Europes. Germany (and some smaller Northern European countries) vs. everyone else. Such divergences will not last forever.
Turkey Reluctantly Allows Kurds to Defend Other Kurds
Iraqi Kurdish leaders have agreed to send fighters to help defend Kobani, now that Turkey said it would allow them to cross Turkish territory.
Political entrepreneurs vs the real entrepreneurs
We are regulating our economy to death. One of the main reasons why there is an increasing disparity in wealth in this country is that the crony class is wrapping the middle class and the merchant class the entrepreneurial class in red tape.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Wasting Money Is Washington’s Favorite Activity
Its unfortunate that Senator Tom Coburn is retiring. He hasnt been perfect, but nobody can question is commitment to limited government. Hes been a rare voice in Washington against wasteful spending.
Paul Krugman Claims His Political Bias Does Not Influence His Economics
I met up with Krugman. He assured me that he tries not to let his political biases affect his economic analysis.
Today’s Miracle: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Goes Speechless (Temporarily)
The real trouble came when she claimed that our Campaigner in Chief was actively campaigning in competitive districts. One of the Bloomberg News hosts asked the obvious question: "Seriously?"
How Vanguard Takes on Developed Markets
While investing in emerging markets has been in vogue of late, developed markets in Europe and Asia have been lagging.
A Glimmer of Hope for American Academia?
When twenty-eight current and former Harvard Law School professors issued a public statement decrying the universitys new procedures regarding the handling of sexual assault accusations on campus, it may have been a game changer.
Republicans and the Language of the Left
As the mid-term elections approach, its high time for Republican commentators to walk the walk. Just the other morning, Mark Steyn, busily promoting his new book, made an appearance on Bill Bennetts radio program. The latter agreed enthusiastically with the former that in order for conservatives to prevail culturally, it is imperative for them to prevent the left from assuming control of the language.