The Environmental Corruption Agency
The lofty motto of the Environmental Protection Agency is "protecting people and the environment."
The Bitter Taste of Jesse Ventura vs. Chris Kyle
There were two things Jesse Ventura was never supposed to win: the 1998 Minnesota Governor’s race, and his just-ended trial seeking a big payday from a hero’s widow.
Bipartisanship is Alive and Well, but not in the Obama White House
Bipartisanship is dead. That's the conventional wisdom, and there's a lot of evidence to support it.
Hollywood Plays Around With Virginity
Today virginity isn't a virtue but a burden. Chastity is a freak show and anyone who chooses to keep it is a carnival barker. In today's entertainment world, weirdos -- especially sexual weirdos -- drive a juicy plot, so virgins are in vogue, as a target or merely as an anthropological curiosity.
Let Us Now Praise Democratic Hypocrisy
?Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship. Before that, some proposed amending the Constitution to lock in the traditional definition of marriage. Ronald Reagan wanted a presidential line-item veto added to the Constitution.
Democrats, the Constitution and the Rule of Law
Have we arrived at the point in our nation that a Democratic president and powerful members of his administration can act as lawlessly as they choose without any significant objection or protest from the Democratic Party, the liberal media and Democratic voters?
Driving Off a Cliff
Last week, The Washington Post's Tehran, Iran, correspondent was arrested. The charges are unspecified, but according to the paper, Jason Rezaian, 38; his Iranian wife, Yeganeh Salehi; and two other U.S. citizens were detained. State Department spokesman Marie Harf issued a protest that didn't even rise to the level of tepid, saying "Our highest priority is the safety and welfare of U.S. citizens abroad."
How to Save the Soviet Security System
We can’t fix Social Security; we can only destroy the myths surrounding it before those myths destroy us. Because if we continue to drift in this way, one day a group of people will assemble, like they did in the old Soviet Union, and demand by force the justice that government denied them economically.
Stop the Coming Obamnesty!
According to Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Obama intends "to act broadly and generously" on behalf of the "millions and millions" of illegal immigrants in the United States today.
The Jews Renew Vow of 'Never Again'
The front pages across the world tell an old and familiar story. Hatred of the Jews is back. The sons and daughters of Abraham enjoyed a brief respite from an ancient hatred, but it was only an intermission. The old story never ends.
Seriously, What Is John Kerry Doing?
Let's concede for a moment that most of us don't believe the United States should be taking sides in conflicts abroad. Even so, most Americans would probably agree that at a minimum, our diplomatic efforts should not cause unnecessary harm. Which brings me to Secretary of State John Kerry's recent misadventure in the Middle East.
Hamas' Propaganda Victory
The pictures are horrific: schoolroom walls covered in blood, parents running with injured children against a backdrop of bombed-out rubble, women with outstretched arms imploring Heaven. But they do not tell the full story of what is happening in Gaza any more than the casualty or rocket tallies printed daily in The New York Times and elsewhere do.
Jesse Ventura Swoons Over Fidel Castro and Che Guevara
Maybe it’s just a coincidence that somebody like Jesse Ventura is also a major fan of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara? (Or claims to be for the publicity value among the “hip”?)
And the War Came
The innocent American could only read the headlines and shake his head sorrowfully at the continuing carnage in Gaza -- a pillar of fire by night and a cloud of smoke by day. How did this happen again? Simple: Hamas renewed its indiscriminate attacks on Israel through overhead rockets, underground tunnels, words and deeds -- and Israel finally responded in force.
Deconstructing Barack's Boasting and Bragging
WASHINGTON - Barack Obama has been saying that Americans are doing a lot better than they were before he was sworn into office in 2009.
Terrorism's Useful Idiots
The Hamas propaganda machine is running full throttle, pumping out disinformation faster than their murderous barrage of indiscriminate missiles, tunneling like grubs into the psyche of the unsuspecting.
The Darts of Destruction
The War on Business has been unrelenting during this administration, and with a little more than two years left (and the love affair of executive orders), the battles will become more intense.
Extremists Are Slowly Gaining More Ground in Iraq
Fighters and supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continue to show their reach and capability. The frequency of bombings in Baghdad is slowly increasing.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
America’s Built-In Greek Fiscal Future
The real question, though, is whether politicians in America would be willing to adopt the entitlement reforms that are needed to control the long-run growth of spending.?
Ditch the Long-Term Unemployment Benefits - Get These People Jobs
You can bet that the political activists who mindlessly cite the IDES' data in their calls to crank up the federal government's extended unemployment benefits program will be happy to never see that data updated beyond February 2014.
Why You Should Pay Attention to Global Currencies
When you buy a share of Facebook (FB), this stock carries U.S. dollar risk with it. You just don’t think about it because the U.S. government does not have a history of announcing an overnight currency devaluation — as governments elsewhere in the world have done in the past.
When All Else Fails Blame "Free Markets"
We've tried everything else, and it did not work. Can we please try "free markets" with the minimum number of regulations and laws needed to preserve property rights, preserved human rights, and prevent fraud?
Ransom Notes Radio:
NASA’s Love Affair with Russia
Hillary Clinton’s ‘reset’ of American relations with Russia has been pretty abysmal… But why let a little thing like geopolitics get in the way of a crony-capitalism love affair? Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, investigative journalist and Washington Times contributor, joined the show to talk about America’s reliance on Russian space technology.
Tapes Expose the Truth about Obamacare
?The language in the Obamacare statute has always been crystal clear. Eligibility for the "affordability tax credit," or subsidy, requires enrollment "through an Exchange established by the State under 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."
American Grocery Bills Resemble Life in "The Hunger Games"
?President Obama has taken to having sit down lunches with people who write him letters. I wonder if I could get a free burger from POTUS if I wrote him a heartfelt letter about my “too damn high” grocery bills. A free burger certainly would not come amiss in times such as these.