Elections Are Coming And Republicans Are Wasting Their Time (Again)
It’s three and a half months to election time, and Republicans are spinning their wheels over whether they should appear moderate or loaded for bear, whether they should take the high road or the take-no-prisoners low road.
5 Reasons Reparations For Slavery Are A Bad Idea
Terrible ideas never really die on the Left; they just come back over and over again, like a gas station sandwich after a night of heavy drinking.
What We Women Want
Just the other day when I was home in Dunn, a woman standing in the checkout line told me that she felt as though she had less money in her pocket.
John C. Goodman:
Will Obamacare Cost You Your Job?
To understand why our recovery from the Great Recession is so sluggish and slow, economists are increasingly focusing on Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment: the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as ObamaCare. Although generally thought of as a measure to insure the uninsured, health reform is affecting the entire labor market in negative ways.
The IRS: A Public Monument to Sandra Fluke's Privates
Increasingly our government is proving indispensable to us by making things so complex that nothing works, from our economy to our tax code, without a great deal of forcing. That square peg indeed will go in that round hole…just as soon as the government rams it down our throats.
Putin Robbed Blind in Cuba
Russian president Vladimir “Teflon” Putin is on a roll—or so we’re led to believe by the media. The Russian president combines the slick machismo of James Bond, the cojones of George Patton and the craftiness of Cardinal Richelieu.
Like a Hotel Burglar . . .
Our president and his crew of Great Minds have managed to "reset" relations with Russia, all right -- all the way back to Cold War times.
Just Who is Waging the ‘War on Science’?
When it comes to attacking climate scientists, the alarmist Left has the market cornered.
Pat Buchanan, Political History, & the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Last week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the troubled bastion of mainstream liberal journalistic thought in the great American heartland published a short, but typically piquant editorial piece slamming Patrick J. Buchanan for his soon-to-be released memoir of the 1968 Presidential campaign entitled, “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create a New Majority.”
How Components of China’s Economy Compare to the Whole
We featured FXI, a general Chinese exchange-traded fund (ETF), a little more than a month ago, and that fund’s upward climb warrants us looking at other ETFs focused on that huge emerging market.
Ransom Notes Radio:
Obama and Kerry Give the Soviets Another Chance
In 1989 we managed to liberate Eastern Europe… And now, Kerry and Obama are basically handing it back over to the Russians. Guy Benson also joined the program to talk with John Ransom about the failure of Hillary’s ‘Reset’.
Yellen: Where No Man Has Gone Before
While her tenure thus far may feel like a seamless extension of the Greenspan/Bernanke era, investors should understand how much further Yellen is likely to push the stimulus envelope into unexplored territory.
Has President Obama Had Any Impact on the Stock Market’s Success?
Certainly, under Obama, the stock market has done well. In fact, when Democrats have been in the Oval Office, Wall Street tends to do better.
Rand Paul vs. Rick Perry on Foreign Policy: A 2016 Preview
The recent skirmish between the two likely 2016 Republican presidential candidates is but a preview of the fierce foreign policy debate to come.
The State Department Speaks Before it Thinks
The State Department spokesperson said the evidence derived from "human intelligence information," but declined to elaborate, saying it would compromise sources and methods of intelligence collection.
Putin, Obama and Flight 17
Against mounting evidence that Russian President Vladimir Putin supplied the SA11 missile system that shot Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the skies, the world is drawing inevitable comparisons between the former KGB operative in Moscow and his counterpart, the ex-community organizer in the Oval Office in Washington.
13-Year Old Fails to Make a Solar Breakthrough, Accidentally Discovers Fountain of Youth Instead
The tiny community web site of the tiny town located on the northwest corner of Long Island, New York announced that a 13-year old Northport Middle School student had applied a principle found in trees that could improve the performance of solar panels...
Obama Shenanigans on 'Factoryless' Exports, Taxes, Employment, Jobs
President Obama was beating the drums on Thursday in Los Angeles regarding corporate tax deserters, companies that move headquarters or tax shields to another country in order to escape high US tax rates.
Why You Should Follow the Money — to Options
As you sit back and sift through the data, you’ll also notice that even though the stock market is setting new highs, the S&P 500 is up only 7.5% year to date. Even if the stock market replicated that return in the back half of 2014, it would mean a total return of 14-15%.
Getting More For Less
Currently our unfunded liabilities are at $47 trillion and by 2030, when the last baby boomers who head off to their golden years, the number could be up to $100 trillion.
Deadliest Ever Islamic Attack on Tunisian Army
The past few weeks, from France to Gaza, have seen many Islamic attacks. A record for the deadliest attack in Tunisia was also set last week.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Krugman’s “Gotcha” Moment Leaves Something to Be Desired
I’ve had some fun over the years by pointing out that Paul Krugman has butchered numbers when writing about fiscal policy in nations such as France, Estonia, Germany, and the United Kingdom. So I shouldn’t be surprised that he wants to catch me making an error. But I’m not sure his “gotcha” moment is very persuasive.
Martial Law and a Would Be King
When Senator Obama told adoring fans that when he became president in 2008 he would fundamentally transform America, he wasn’t kidding.
Still Fighting: The Delphi Workers Obama Robbed
The White House pretended to champion American workers this week with gimmicky initiatives on federal job training and "workplace innovation." But far from the Beltway dog-and-pony show, a group of American workers ruthlessly shafted by the Obama administration was finally getting some real support -- and inching toward justice.