Putin, Not Obama, is the Messiah
Josef Stalin, who did fight the Cold War, would recognize Putin’s gambit and applaud it more than he would approve of anything Lenin or Marx said about it.
GOP Candidates Jockey For Pole Position At CPAC
The Conservative Political Action Committee convention (CPAC) is a little like the Star Wars cantina scene, except with more panels on municipal service privatization initiatives. Actually, this year it was literally like the Star Wars cantina scene – there were a bunch of conservatives dressed as Star Wars characters for some reason.
Who is Richard Greenleaf?
Last Friday I was sitting in my office with a couple of students. We were going over an exam and talking about the schedule for the rest of the semester. While we were talking, I got an unexpected email from another professor.
'Six Californias' Instead of One?
Investor Tim Draper loves California so much that he thinks there should be six of them.
Why Matt Bevin is Challenging Mitch McConnell
It’s with mixed reviews that the Tea Party is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its emergence onto the nation’s political scene.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Making Fun of Keynesian Economics
We like to make fun Keynesians. Paul Krugman, for example, stated a couple of years ago that it would be good for growth if everyone thought the world was going to be attacked by aliens because that would trigger massive military outlays.
Time for a Statue of Responsibility
?Viktor Frankl, holocaust survivor and author of Man's Search for Meaning, once observed: “Freedom is in danger of degenerating into mere arbitrariness unless it is lived in terms of responsibleness. That is why I recommend that the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast.” Liberty and responsibility are both critical in preserving our republic, but the chances of America, much less California, allowing such a tribute to personal responsibility to be erected seems little to none.
Molon Labe: Connecticut’s Terrifying Start Of Gun Confiscation
The latest gun control law in Connecticut has crossed a very frightening line.
Pro-Russia Troops Install Minefields, Border Markers in Crimea; Gazprom Ups Price of Natural Gas 37%, Calls in $2 Billion Gas Debt
The takeover of Crimea by Russia is nearly complete. All that remains is the final vote on March 16. There would not be a vote if the outcome was uncertain.
Obama’s Poison Pill for Putin and other Quick Takes
Here's what concerns me. A man whose policies have proved so disastrous, whose direction is rejected by 60% of Americans, shows no sign of slowing down. Zero. And we're talking about Obama here, not Putin.
Dividends: U.S. Economy Continues Microrecession
At present, we would describe the U.S. economy as experiencing a microrecession, where there is some economic contraction underway that is too limited in severity, scope or duration to fully qualify as a recession by to the standards of the National Bureau of Economic Research
No Political Fix to America’s Death Spiral
The question is not, “Is America falling?” but, rather, “Why is America falling?”
My Problem With the Republican Party
What do you do when you have no confidence that the party that holds to many of your core values will actually stand up for those values if put back in power?
Wealthy environmentalists push Democrat Harry Reid to lean-in to green energy
Reid needs to keep the ruse alive because he is connected to more than $3 billion in Energy Department green-energy deals that helped him get reelected in 2010
Getting High on the Taxpayers Dime
At least 64 times, public-assistance benefits were accessed at businesses selling marijuana. A total of $5,475 in public benefits was withdrawn at ATMs in establishments that sell pot.