Jackie Gingrich Cushman:
If Your Mother Tells You She Loves You, Check it Out
The headline to this story is an adage taught by journalism schools throughout the country. News is supposed to be based on facts and reported without bias.
School Named After War Hero Forces Child to Shave Off Military-style Haircut
Adam Stinnett looks up to his older stepbrother a soldier in the U.S. Army. So when it came time to get a haircut, the seven-year-old told his mother he wanted a basic military-style cut. And thats exactly what he got high and tight just like his stepbrother.
Victor Davis Hanson:
Sen. Tom Cotton, Tragic Hero
The snarky quip attributed to 19th-century French Foreign Minister Charles Maurice de Talleyrand -- "It was worse than a crime; it was a blunder" -- has recently been making the rounds to deride a letter written by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and signed by 46 other senators.
The Republican field for 2016 is deep and diverse. Democrats, on the other hand, find themselves in the position Republicans were in 1996 and 2008 with no heir apparent, no standard bearer, settling for someone willing to run.
Four (Black) Cops Killed in Seven Days -- Where's the Outrage?
Wednesday, March 4: Fulton County police detective Terence Avery Green was killed, shot in the head by a suspect. According to WXIA-TV, Atlanta: "Police responded to a shots fired call early Wednesday. They were told the suspect was possibly intoxicated. Neighbors said the man was going from house to house, banging on doors and firing a long barrel gun. ...
The House of Tudor Didn't Get the Last Word
IT'S REMARKABLE what five centuries can do for a guy's reputation.
Judge Andrew Napolitano:
Amendment by Consent
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress earlier this month about the parameters of the secret negotiations between the United States and Iran over nuclear weapons and economic sanctions, how did he know what the negotiators were considering? Israel is not a party to those negotiations, yet the prime minister presented them in detail.
A Better 2016 Agenda
"In your heart you know he's right," was Barry Goldwaters presidential campaign slogan in 1964. The critics of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who announced Monday he is running for president, are effectively saying of him: "In your head you know he's nuts."
Guernica All Over Again
It was one of the most searing paintings of the modernist era: Pablo Picasso's scream of a masterpiece inspired by the fascist bombing of Guernica in the Spanish Civil War, a horror that would prove but a prelude to the Second World War that began a couple of years later.
You know the case. As a PFC Bergdahl disappeared from his unit's outpost in Afghanistan, on June 30, 2009. He was captured by the Taliban and spent the next five years in captivity.
WASHINGTON -- What do you know, the world's leading reformer of Islam is turning out to be a general. He is not a learned mullah. He is not a suicide bomber. He does not even have a weaponized bicycle. He is Egypt's Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi who, somewhat reminiscent of our own General George Washington, turned in his uniform for civilian garb and was elected president of Egypt with a huge majority.
Ted Cruz and the Born-Again GOP
President Dwight Eisenhower signed the bill making "In God We Trust" the nation's official motto, but his approach to religion was not excessive in its rigor. "Our form of government has no sense unless it is founded in a deeply felt religious belief," he once declared, "and I don't care what it is."
The Challenge: Meditating on the Crucifixion
The crowds that normally pressed in tight around him made way, decorating the dusty ground with the shirts off their backs and branches freshly cut from palm trees.
Busting the Budget
Lets say you were a financial advisor, and a family came to you with the following situation.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
A Fair – but Ultimately Misleading – Critique of GOP Budgets
Last week, I applauded the Chairmen of the House and Senate Budget Committees for proposing budgets that complied with my Golden Rule, which means the burden of government would grow slower than the private sector.
Wanna Be Rap Star Azealia Banks Prostitutes MLK's Dream
The Civil Rights movement, begun by serious and thoughtful people to address racism and bigotry, is now a staggering monstrosity, bastardized by radicals, revolutionaries, the greedy, and the depraved.
The Difference Between Tom Cotton and John Kerry
Just recently Secretary of State John Kerry ridiculed Tom Cotton, the Freshman Republican Senator from Arkansas, regarding the letter to the Islamic Republic of Iran that Cotton championed, and which was signed by forty-five other Republican senators.
The Evolving Expenditures of U.S. Households
We've been exploring data found in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau's Consumer Expenditure Survey, which has provided a window into the annual consumer expenditures of American households (or rather, "consumer units") since 1984. Today, we thought it was time to take a look at how the major categories of that spending has evolved over the thirty years for which we have data.
This Simple Strategy Tracks the ‘Big Catalysts’
During the many years that Ive been investing and analyzing industries to determine which stocks will be winners in the coming months and years, Ive learned a number of things. One of them is to pay attention to the calendar.
Durable Goods Orders Unexpectedly Decline, Business Spending Declines 6th Month
The durable goods report for February was released on Wednesday. It was another disaster in a long line of weak economic reports. And once again economists missed their optimistic estimates by a mile.
Ransom Notes Radio:
Washington DC is Addicted to Cronyism
Cronyism, backroom deals, and corruption seem to be the only way things get done in Washington DC anymore. Nick Sorrentino, from AgainstCronyCapitalism.org, joined the show to talk about DCs crony culture.
Next Up at the Fed: Quantitative Tightening
The Federal Reserve will likely raise interest rates later this year, and foreign central bank policies may compel it to sell off Treasury and mortgage-backed securitiesreversing Quantitative Easing.
Home is where no one is. That seems to be the modern trend. City dwellers lead hectic lives, our suburbs are bedroom communities, and the talent of the next generation is quickly fleeing small rural towns.
Honoring the Legacy of Singapore’s ‘George Washington’
The world lost one of the most prominent, controversial and arguably most effective political leaders of the last 60 years, Singapores founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. He passed away peacefully on March 23 at the Singapore General Hospital at the age of 91.
The Republicans Trying to Take Billions From Taxpayers to Expand the Military (Even More) Are Not Conservatives. Sorry.
I didnt need to see the ridiculousness of this past week to know that the GOP cant be trusted to reduce spending. But the current Pentagon budget battle certainly illustrates the point.
There's a new movement afoot to ditch 401K retirement plans and replace it with a government run- supervised program. The rationale is that the average fund has only $18,000 and it's been a bust.
The Growing Debt Problem That No One Is Talking About (Except This Guy)
Jared Meyer interviewed former San Diego City Council member Carl DeMaio on March 24 on the subject of what can be done to solve the growing problem of the state and local pension debt crisis. DeMaio now chairs Reform California, a political action committee seeking to place pension reform on the ballot statewide.
Woman Who Cut Baby Out of Mother’s Womb Should Be Charged with Murder
Colorado authorities should do the right thing and charge Dynel Lane with murder.
Not Ready for "Clintitlement"
After thousands of written words and hundreds of hours of cable commentary focused on Hillary Clintons email woes, it all boils down to one basic takeaway. The Clintons have an unmatched talent, an uncanny ability, to find themselves in endless scandals, many of them their own making, most the result of setting their own rules, and all of which raise questions about their judgment and trustworthiness.
Hey, Pretty Boy: Do You Actually Know What's In The News?
When "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams crashed and burned over all the tall tales he had told, there must have been mirth in the hallways at ABC.
Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015)
It is not often that the leader of a small city-state -- in this case, Singapore -- gets an international reputation. But no one deserved it more than Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of Singapore as an independent country in 1959, and its prime minister from 1959 to 1990. With his death, he leaves behind a legacy valuable not only to Singapore but to the world.
The NAACP's Fomenters of Fear
They just can't help themselves -- and their agenda-driven media enablers never, ever learn.
Walter E. Williams:
What's Gone Wrong With Democracy?
The Economist magazine recently published "What's gone wrong with Democracy ... and what can be done to revive it?" The suggestion is that democracy is some kind of ideal for organizing human conduct. That's a popular misconception.