The Crony Obama Donors in Charge of DHS
Dirty Harry Reid sabotaged the filibuster, and now the Democrats are running wild in Washington. Mark my words: We all will pay a price. Thanks to Reid's crony-coddling rule change, unqualified stooges will manage the Obama Department of Homeland Security. It's a bundler's world, and we're just living in it. God help us.
Look Back in Liberty 2013
This wasn't a great year for liberty. A few disasters that government caused:
Walter E. Williams:
The Pope and Capitalism
Pope Francis, in his apostolic exhortation, levied charges against free market capitalism, denying that "economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world" and concluding that "this opinion ... has never been confirmed by the facts."
Safeguarding Obama Throughout 2013
Liberal journalists were glowing and full of hope after President Barack Obama won a second term. As 2012 drew to a close, there was the traditional hour of ABC's Barbara Walters fawning: "Mr. President, Mrs. Obama. There is a photograph of you (hugging) that went viral, became the most shared photograph in the history of Twitter. How do you keep the fire going?"
When Lawyers Play Economist: 4 Reasons the Economy Faces Trouble in 2014
By December of last year, companies were already making changes to hiring in order to accommodate Obamacare. While the employer mandate won’t be effective until 2015, the disruption should be felt well before then.
Second Amendment Resurgence
John Cooke holds two 30-round magazines in his hands. In one hand is a 30-round magazine purchased before July 1st, when Colorado’s new gun laws took effect and banned purchases of magazines larger than 15-rounds.
Santa is Not Only White – He’s Also Republican!
It seems apropos to mention something controversial about Santa Claus, given the recent furor over his skin pigmentation. (Ya know, because early Catholic Bishops and German folklore characters are traditionally such a multicultural crowd.) I am convinced that Kris Kringle is (undoubtedly) a member of the Republican Party.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
More Good News in the Battle to Preserve Second Amendment Freedoms
Like all advocates of freedom, I normally despair about the future. Whether we’re measuring the ever-growing burden of government or the erosion of key forms of social capital such as self-reliance and the work ethic, it seems that the world is heading in the wrong direction. But, at least for today, I'm a little optimistic.
Ransom Notes Radio:
Obamacare Enters 2014 with Certain Doom
Is Obamacare going to get better or worse as time goes on? If early indications are anything to go on, the train-wreck-that-is Obamacare will only get worse in 2014. Mark Calabria, with Cato, also joined the program to discuss the Volcker rule and Dodd-Frank
Laughable Eurozone Banking "Non-Union"
On December 12 the Financial Times reported EU reaches landmark deal on failed banks with a "common rule book for handling failed banks".
How Much of Your Life Should Government Track?
The zeal and expertise of the federal government in using modern technology is not evenly distributed across all its functions -- legitimate and otherwise.
Obamacare Hurting Those It Means to Help
We've all heard the Obamacare horror stories: members of the individual insurance marketplace who watched their plans get canceled; business owners watching their costs rise; and employees finding out that more is coming out of their paychecks for approximately the same benefits.
How to Get Real and Affordable Health Insurance Without Obamacare
What if we told you there are ways you can buy real health insurance, and more importantly, more affordable health insurance, than you can get from either the federal government's or your state government's health insurance "marketplaces"?
Mandela as Example: South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission
At a diplomatic gathering in mid-November, some three weeks prior to Nelson Mandela's death, Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa approached South African president Jacob Zuma. According to The New Indian Express, Rajapaksa told Zuma he wanted to learn more about South Africa's post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Kerry Forces Israel’s Moment of Decision
There was a ghoulish creepiness to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Israel last week. Here we were, beset by the greatest winter storm in a hundred years. All roads to Jerusalem were sealed off.
Here's the Real Issue
It's simple. Or so they say. Amidst the dismay over the continuing debacle
known as Obamacare, the growing frustration in the country prompts a
simple, widespread reaction: "Whaddya expect? It's a government
You Can't Fool All the People All the Time
The political odds for the 2014 midterm elections have
turned upside down. Barack Obama's polls are plummeting and the
Republicans' approval numbers are rising again.
French Socialist Report a Blueprint for National Destruction
A new report commissioned by the French Socialist government to make recommendations on how France can better integrate its residents of foreign origin has been described by former French Defense Minister Gerard Longuet as "organizing apartheid by inciting each community to affirm its difference," according to the French newspaper Le Figaro.
Are You Consenting to Surveillance Right Now?
After her purse was snatched in 1976, Patricia McDonough began receiving threatening phone calls from a man who identified himself as her robber. Following one of the calls, she saw a car she recognized from the scene of the crime slowly pass by her house in Baltimore.
NC Superintendent: Vouchers May Fund ‘Schools of Terror’
There’s nothing like a little fear mongering to go with a heaping helping of government school protectionism.
Government’s Heavy Hand Favors Abortion Over Faith
For decades Dr. James Dobson has been the voice of strong families, vibrant faith, and conscientious citizenship. His personal integrity and strong commitment to help families raise Godly children is legendary.
Minimum Wage Hammers Youth
With Democrats cratering in the polls over their collapsing health care law, they are trying to pivot to the only part of their policy agenda that still enjoys broad public support: the minimum wage.
Republicans v. Conservatives
Given the magnitude of the Obamacare debacle, it's hard to imagine how Republicans could manage to one-up the dysfunction and dissolution of the Democrat party. Much to the delight of the media, however, the GOP has managed to redirect the spotlight away from the train wreck of the Affordable Care Act in exchange for its own dog and pony show.
ANAC - Pharma Continues to be a Great Investment
It was only after my long career as a pharmacological scientist that I decided to pick the biotech and pharmaceutical stocks as the hottest industries of the year. That, of course, is not true – the part about my career as a scientist, that is.
The Power of Tantrums
Baseball and football fans know that when coaches chew out umpires, there’s little chance that the questionable call will be overturned – especially in baseball. But in many cases, that’s not the intent. The idea is to intimidate the umpire into giving them a better call the next time around.
Interview between Armstrong Williams and Michael Cutler, Senior Special Agent, INS (Ret.) [Part 1]
The debate about Comprehensive Immigration Reform keeps coming up and while several efforts to pass this sweeping legislation has failed several times, it is likely to be an issue for the next session of Congress.
The War on Christmas is Real
I once heard then-U.S. Rep. and now-Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., say something that I quite liked: "I'm a Christian, an American, a conservative and a Republican - in that order." It quite nicely sums up how I feel.
5 Things Obamacare Teaches You About Liberals
Obamacare: It's a standard liberal program that makes promises it never intends to keep and does more damage than good.