Obama's Dirty Watchdogs
The Obama administration doesn't have watchdogs. It has whitewash puppies. The president's Chicago bullies have defanged true advocates for integrity in government in D.C. from day one.
Race to Victory
At the Washington Post a few days ago, reporter Aaron Blake noted that: "Black voters are hugely influential on the 2014 map. Six of the 16 states with the highest black populations are holding key Senate contests in 2014."
God Movies Make Money
The accountants in Hollywood don't have to believe in heaven to notice the box office numbers on recent movies with religious themes. "Heaven Is for Real" opened in the days before Easter and grossed more than $22 million, coming in second for the weekend, just $3 million behind the latest "Captain America" blockbuster.
There's no Plan B for Obama's Foreign Policy
I think we all know what Barack Obama's foreign policy strategy coming into office was.
Obama's Income Inequality Scam
One of the many ironies surrounding President Obama is that for all his harping on income inequality -- his most recent obsession designed to stir Americans against one another -- his policies have exacerbated it.
What Race Preferences Hide
Sonia Sotomayor is a wonderful role model. Truly. Through hard work, brains and rare self-discipline at an early age, she was able to overcome poverty and family dysfunction to become what she is today.
Obama's Make Up Sex with Russia
Let's just say that the Obama administration is looking at the situation in Ukraine as kind of make up sex with Russia for the spats that they've had in the Middle East.
A Supreme Need for Educational Diversity
In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ended legal segregation in public schools with a unanimous 9-0 decision in Brown v. Board of Education.
Raising Kids in Just 18 Summers
My dear friend Michelle Cox has written a novel that every parent in America needs to read.
Getting Housing Finance Reform Right
A critical vote may await the Senate upon its return next week. The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee is scheduled to vote on a massive proposal to overhaul the nation’s mortgage finance market.
On Treating Putin as Pariah
"Mr. Obama is focused on isolating President Vladimir V. Putin's Russia by cutting off its economic and political ties to the outside world ... and effectively making it a pariah state."
A Cold German Spring for Merkel and Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin's calculating behavior, first in the Crimea and now in Ukraine, sends chills down the spine of the body politic. Once gaga over Barack Obama, their warmth has turned to frost.
Bureaucrats and Big Labor Be Warned, College Fans Won't Stand for Their Teams' Ruin
While it’s too early to tell exactly what will transpire at Northwestern, it’s clear that Big Labor bosses and their NLRB allies will not easily abandon this latest crusade – at least not as easily as they backed down from their fight to forcibly unionize Volkswagen workers at the Chattanooga, Tennessee plant. The prospect of wringing union dues from college athletes (read the universities themselves) all across the country is just too tantalizing for them to resist. And make no mistake: this is hardly a grassroots effort by campus idealists.
Liberal Pundits of the World, Unite!
As I write this, Thomas Piketty's book "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" is No. 1 on Amazon.com. It's been deemed an "important book" by a bunch of smart people. Why not? It validates many of the preconceived notions progressives have about capitalism.
A Not-So-Wise Latina Justice
Justice Sonia Sotomayor this week took the unusual step of reading her dissent in a case involving state-sponsored affirmative action in Michigan.
Would You Buy a Used Car From Obama? How About a Trade Deal? How About a Bridge in Brooklyn...
President Obama was eating sushi in Tokyo this week, as housing and unemployment data back home revealed continued weakness in the U.S. economy.
Hillary: The Achievement Gap
?Everything’s coming up Hillary. Her memoir, Hard Choices, for which she reportedly was paid a princely advance in neighborhood of $14 million, is due out early this summer.
Gutting the Tomahawk is a Shortsighted, Strategic Misstep for the United States and its Allies
As the US government tightens its fiscal belt, it is important for policymakers to consider that cutting key programs can create ripple effects far beyond US borders. A prime example is the Tomahawk missile.
The Gender Hypocrisy of the Liberal Left
Every successful Republican woman politician today faces the inevitable question … is she the next Sarah Palin? It’s unfortunate that every Republican female leader is put to this same litmus test by the liberal media.
Brian and Garrett Fahy:
The “Gay Rights Mafia” Puts A Hit on CA Judges
In the wake of the imbroglio involving Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, who was forced out of the company he co-founded after his contribution to the Proposition 8 effort was sufficiently demonized by gay rights agitators.
Russia Goes to War
It means they have made the decision to intervene if the conditions for intervention are met, i.e., "Russian interests are attacked." The situation is heading towards Russian intervention, probably soon.
Ransom Notes Radio:
Heck, They Even Lie about Their Lies
How many lies have we been told by Obama’s administration and campaign machine? It almost seems like this guy will say anything we want to hear… So long as he gets a little PR help from the mainstream media. Also, Professor Stringham joined the show to defend High Frequency Trading.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Debating How Best to Create Jobs: Markets or Government?
If you think more government is the answer, you’ve asked a very silly question.
Groundhog Day in Housing
Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve may want to continue to keep interest rates low. In other words, what hasn’t worked to spur economic growth, job creation, and home sales, should be repeated. Groundhog Day.
Bidding Wars for Junk; AOL Flashback
With central bankers globally suppressing interest rates, the search for yield elsewhere is on. One of the places investors have turned is speculative junk bond offerings.
Tech Jihad versus Great Numbers
Last year, when the stock market was on autopilot and bad news was dismissed for a variety of rationales, I wrote that there would come a time when good news would be equally dismissed, and stocks would tumble on good news.
What You Won't Read in the Papers About the 'Central Park Five'
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is demanding a quick settlement of the lawsuit brought by the five men convicted of one of the most sickening crimes in the city's history: the attack on the Central Park jogger in 1989.
The High Cost of Liberalism: Part III
Income inequality has long been one of the liberals' favorite issues. So there is nothing surprising about its being pushed hard this election year.