Right-Wing Mobs? Say It Isn't So, Conservatives!
When I wrote a book about mobs and group-think a few years ago, I could honestly say that mob behavior existed exclusively on the left in America -- unless you count Oakland Raiders tailgate parties, which I do not.
Jackie Gingrich Cushman:
Daring to Love Your Dream
Almost two decades ago, heartbroken and single, I wrote out a list that described the man of my dreams. Less than two years later, my husband and I married, proving that dreams do indeed come true (yes, he met and even exceeded all criterion).
Feds Pay Back Feds the Bailout Money from Feds and Feds Are Happy, But You Lose. Again
I know you’re shocked: The government is sending money to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac so that the government can get the money back that they sent them originally. But, yeah. This is Obama. Kind of like Enron, only immune from prosecution.
Victor Davis Hanson:
Is Obama Walking the Trail Blazed by Nixon?
What would a president do if he were furious over criticism, or felt that his noble aims justified most means of attaining them? Answer that by comparing the behavior of Richard Nixon to that of an increasingly similar Barack Obama.
Dance Monkeys! Senate Democrats and Campaign “Green”
Monday night in the U.S. Senate, something historic happened. Democrats took to the floor and demanded…um…nothing, really. And they weren’t going to leave until…they felt like it, I guess. That was the gist of the PR stunt known as “#Up4Climate” on Twitter.
When Blacks Voted 80 Percent Dem, Malcolm X Called Them 'Chumps'
When blacks gave 80 percent of their vote to the Democratic Party in 1964, black activist Malcolm X called them "political chumps."
NEARLY NINE years have elapsed since the US Supreme Court, in one of its most notorious rulings, decided that seven homeowners in the Fort Trumbull neighborhood of New London, Conn., had no property rights which City Hall was bound to respect.
Judge Andrew Napolitano:
A Rivalry of Government Hackers
The government is caught up in another scandal in which federal agents have been accused of hacking into one another's computers. When the CIA was established in 1947, Congress and President Truman were concerned that it might not confine itself to spying.
One of the world's biggest Type A personalities, Huffington, who launched The Huffington Post in 2005 and whose picture appears alongside celebrities, politicians and business icons, is now asking a question popularized in an old song by the late Peggy Lee: "Is that all there is?"
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Sweden, Spending Restraint, and the Benefits of Obeying Fiscal Policy’s Golden Rule
When I first started working on fiscal policy in the 1980s, I never thought I would consider Sweden any sort of role model. But Sweden suffered a severe economic shock in the early 1990s and policy makers were forced to rethink big government
Debra J. Saunders:
Torturing the Torture Study
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein "reluctantly" accused the CIA on Tuesday of spying on her committee.
Democrats Face their "Sinkhole"
Alex Sink was the dream candidate for Democrats in a special Congressional election set in a swing district in Florida.
A Lost Week
When I first came to Our Nation's Capital in 1977, Democrats held a 292-143 edge in the U.S. House - an astonishing 149 seat majority.
An Academic Fraud Exposed
From time to time, I put down my duties of writing about politics and other human follies and pick up a book, often a book of poetry, often by W. B. Yeats. The other night I read Yeats' poem "The Fiddler of Dooney." It is a little masterpiece, but then Yeats wrote so many masterpieces.
The CIA Reminds Us Who's Boss
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a stalwart ally of the nation's intelligence agencies, says she is appalled to learn they have been spying on her committee, ignoring federal law and possibly trampling on the Constitution in a heavy-handed targeting of innocent people.
Culture Challenge of the Week: Explicit Content, Everywhere
Even if you weren’t one of the 28.2 million Americans watching the 2014 Grammys last month, you probably caught wind of the controversy over Beyoncé’s raunchy performance of her song “Drunk in Love,” featuring her husband Jay-Z.
Annoying People: There Ought to Be a Law
It's clear that Americans are irritated by some of our annoying, stupid,
idiotic laws. Like the law in Galesburg, Ill., that makes it illegal to burn bird
feathers within city limits. And one in Fort Thomas, Ky., that prohibits
house pets from "molesting" passing cars. There are laws for this and laws
for that, but the problem is that what's annoying to you might not be
annoying to your neighbor.
Christine Harbin Hanson:
Even Under GOP Control, Congress Signals Unwillingness to Stop Spending
Actions speak louder than words, and Congress’ actions over 113th session demonstrate a bipartisan unwillingness to get runaway federal spending under control.
Strengthening America is the best revenge.
Ransom Notes Radio:
Crony Capitalists Love the Tax-Man
Amazon.com and other large online retailers are engaging in classic crony-capitalism as they help push for an internet sales tax. With an army of lawyers and tax attorneys, the big guys won’t be hurt… The tax seems to be more about squeezing competition out of the market, than making the playing field level.
In Remembrance of a True Hero of the Faith---St. Patrick
We live in a time of the anti-hero. Too often, the good guys are the bad guys and vice versa. Celebrities are often held up as heroes, until we learn too much about them.
Life and the Expectations Game
In the game of life, those in the public eye of judgment have found it necessary to affect outcomes by establishing expectations. In that position, it doesn't take long to figure out that the success is not measured by actual results or output, but output versus expectations.
Recession Ends for Grown-Ups?
Did you know that the Great Recession ended for Americans Age 25 and older in February 2014? If we're to believe the latest employment situation report, it did.
The Global Guru: How to Beat the Market through Share Buybacks
The idea of having an index-linked, mainstream market-beating strategy that does not rely on the brilliance of a Warren Buffett or a Carl Icahn -- all for the relatively low fees of an ETF -- has to be one the best deals in the world of investment.
Russian Media Pushing for War with Ukraine
The trend in Russian media appears to justify, if not encourage, Russia in sending troops to protect other districts of Ukraine, in addition to Crimea.
The Bossy Chronicles
Although the Rutgers University faculty and students are rising as one to try to block her from delivering the commencement address this spring, Condoleezza Rice is able to ignore such minor ignominies and concentrate instead on something that really, really matters: banning the perfectly good English word bossy.
High Frequency Bitcoin Trading Coming Your Way
Wall Street has officially embraced bitcoin. And why not? Wall Street can scalp fractions of bitcoins just as easily as fractions of pennies.
My Family's Misadventures with Obamacare, Continued
Back in September, our family received an Obamacare-induced health insurance death notice. We joined millions of other Americans whose individual market health plans died after Democrats lied about our ability to keep the plans and doctors we liked.
Walter E. Williams:
Governed by Rules, Not Men
What kind of rules should govern our lives? I'd argue that the best rules are those that we'd be satisfied with if our very worst enemy were in charge of decision-making. The foundation for such rules was laid out by my mother. Let's look at it.