As Christmas approaches, the shopping mall can become a shopping maul. One of the ways of buying gifts for family and friends, without becoming part of a mob scene in the stores, is to shop on the Internet.
Is Common Core Good for Kids and Teachers? (Part 5)
Advocates of Common Core State Standards love to point out how 45 states and the District of Columbia have voluntarily adopted this new national public school regimen.
As Someone Who Worked At Wal-Mart And Burger King, Don't Raise The Minimum Wage...
Fifteen dollars an hour to say, "Would you like fries with that?" or "Welcome to Wal-Mart?" PLEASE.
Obama Abandons Friends Abroad in Hopes of Appeasing Foes
Watching the twists and turns of American foreign policy while reading Christopher Clark's "The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914" is an unnerving experience.
Obama Statecraft Equals 'Just Plug the Hole and Leave Me Alone'
I have long contended that President Obama is in charge on his big-ticket agenda items but disengaged as to policy and implementation details. Recent news reports vindicate my position.
How to Fight Inequality and Enhance Happiness
President Barack Obama spoke about income inequality in a recent address but failed to mention one of the most significant contributors to rising inequality in America: the marriage gap.
NSA Employees Upset with How Much Americans Know About Them
According to the Post, “agency employees are voicing frustration at what they perceive as White House ambivalence amid the pounding the agency has taken from critics”… And, let’s face it, they hear it all.
The Left Learned Wrong Lessons from Nazism
The only way to understand what is happening to America in our time -- and for that matter, in Europe since World War II -- is to understand the left.
Lisa De Pasquale:
De Pasquale’s Dozen with Author and EU Politician Daniel Hannan
In early October I was watching the Today Show as the hosts talked about a recent study that claimed Europeans were happier than Americans. Their examples of European superiority were cheese and vacation time.
Reagan Was Right on South Africa
"Apartheid is an affront to human rights and human dignity. Normal and friendly relations cannot exist between the United States and South Africa until it becomes a dead policy. Americans are of one mind and one heart on this issue."
Daniel J. Mitchell:
America's Self-Inflicted Tax Injury that Undermines Competitiveness and Job Creation
It’s not newsworthy that there’s a lot of double taxation in America. What is shocking and discouraging, however, is finding out that our tax code is more punitive than just about every European welfare state.
Ransom Notes Radio:
It’s About Time that Obama Voters Start Regretting Their Decisions
Reflecting on his energy policies, domestic policies, foreign policies and outright lies… Would you recall Obama if given the opportunity? Bob Greco, with the American Petroleum Institute, also joined the program the war on affordable energy.
A Texas jury was recently lambasted in open court for committing jury nullification by visiting judge Jerry Ray because they acquitted a defendant in a driving while intoxicated (DWI) case. Judge Ray went so far as to equate the jury’s verdict with the acquittal of O.J. Simpson.
Dave Says: Some Times You Can't Save
Many times in life we try to accomplish too many things at once. One problem with this is often it diminishes our ability to focus. When you spend all your time nickel-and-diming everything, the result is that nothing gets done very well.
Covered Employment Update: Employment vs. Federal Spending
These charts provide yet another indication of weak hiring as well as visual evidence that something is awry with the budget. Also, when the next recession does hit, there are plenty of people who will not be eligible for benefits.
John C. Goodman:
War on the Poor
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman claims that Republicans who want to trim back welfare spending are waging a "war on the poor."
Debra J. Saunders:
Obamacare Prescription: Fair Share of Less Care
Lately, I've been hearing from readers who are among the million Californians who had private health care plans, received cancellation notices and now have to buy new coverage. Some figured that if they signed up with their old providers -- Blue Shield or Anthem -- they'd have access to the same doctors and hospitals. Not quite.
Syrian Rebels Continue to Lie About Chemical Weapons
Rebels again accused the Syrians of using chemical weapons last Thursday at a target in western Syrian. The rebels are losing, are lying about it and do not understand they have lost on this issue.
Parents and Teachers Object to Common Core
The media are currently filled with reports of students in the U.S. scoring poorly on international tests.
Mandela was Well Armed
I have a rule about Tweeting: If I delay for even a nano-second from pressing the "Tweet" button, I don't send it.
Christine Harbin Hanson:
Congress Should Live Up to Its Agreement on Spending
Politicians of all stripes have promised to rein in Washington’s out-of-control spending for years, and sadly most have failed to deliver once in office. Most recently, Congress passed the Budget Control Act of 2011 with bipartisan support promising to cap overall discretionary spending at certain levels every year for the following decade, and President Obama signed it into law.
No Free Lunch After All!
The late, great Milton Friedman used to say, there's no such thing as a free lunch. The ancient Romans had another pointed saying: "Quod erat demonstrandum," meaning, roughly, remember now what I told you, doofus?
American Eagle...Free Game
Well, as it turns out, there are some things more important than the American Bald Eagle... Windmills!
Mandela’s Legacy Lives on in Iranian Resistance
On Tuesday the International community will recognize International Human Rights Day and reaffirm the fundamental truths enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Susan Stamper Brown:
The Misery of the Liberal Mind
The liberal mind, writes Dr. Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr. in his book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness," views the world through the prism of "pity, sorrow, neediness, misfortune, poverty, suspicion, mistrust, anger, exploitation, discrimination, victimization, alienation and injustice" for people who are "poor, weak, sick, wronged, cheated, oppressed, disenfranchised and exploited."
Longevity Enduring Curse
The Social Security Act was passed in 1935 guaranteeing retirement pensions to all Americans over the age of 65. Sounds like a good deal… except for the fact that the average American life expectancy back in ’35 was 61.7 years.
Liberal rhetoric goes nuclear in 2013
Liberals took the nuclear option in 2013 and there may be no return to civil discourse. I'm not talking about curtailing Senate filibusters, although they did that, too, but to the shameful escalation in political rhetoric.
The U.S. Dollar Meets Mark Twain
Mark Twain once said, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” And speaking of an overstated demise, the same can be said these days regarding the U.S. dollar.
Obama, Income Inequality, and The Constitution
While delivering a speech on Wednesday, December 4, President Obama declared income “inequality” to be “the defining challenge of our time.”
Fed Creating More Financial Market Uncertainty
Although the U.S. stock market continues to hit new nominal highs on a nearly daily basis, the U.S. economy bumps along at a lackluster pace. This disconnect has been achieved by a massive Fed experiment in monetary stimulation.
Lying, Obamacare, and Integrity
Woven through the non-stop evaluations of and reports about Obamacare’s failures is an undercurrent of wounded wonder: The President lied.
11:59P.M. Time Is Running Out
It seems that the Federal Housing Association never misses a chance to limit the amount of help they had been giving to the American homeowner.
Home-Schooled Girls V. Feminists
Years ago, when I was writing a book called The Age of Consent, about moral relativism, I was warned by a book agent that it wouldn’t fly with New York publishers.