My Message to Girls: Be Bossy!
A bunch of aggrieved women led by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg launched a high-profile "public service campaign" this week to "ban" the word "bossy."
Just the Facts
Republicans are set for pretty sweeping victories in 2014. The best nonpartisan analyses eight months before the election suggest the Republicans may get to 50 or 51 seats in the Senate, but 50 would leave Democrats in control with Vice President Biden breaking tie votes.
Is Malaysian Plane the Newest, Human Guided Suicide Missile?
One thing that we've learned from 9/11 through the Boston bombing is that even in something sinister, bureaucratic incompetence is usually at play.
Jim DeMint's Little Platoons Versus Big Government
Liberals view the term "compassionate conservatism" as an oxymoron. How could it not be so? they ask. After all, conservatives are greedy, and conservatism feeds that greed at the expense of the poor.
Obama Deserves Share of Blame for Millennial Cynicism
In case you hadn't heard, young people these days -- aka "the millennials" -- are the most cynical and distrusting generation ever recorded. Only 19 percent think most people can be trusted.
Obama, in His Sole Discretion
With each passing day, President Barack Obama, leftism personified, demonstrates that leftism is characterized by anything other than the human compassion it claims as its exclusive possession.
Has America Lost Its Grit?
Amy Chua, the "Tiger Mother" who launched a thousand panic attacks among ambitious but lenient parents, is back with an almost-great book about why some groups achieve spectacular success in America while others languish.
What Difference Does it Make?
Most deeply involved in Crimea's crisis are Russia and Ukraine. Yet, looking at the UN numbers, there seems an element of absurdity in this confrontation that could lead to a shooting war.
Millennials Playing the Confidence Game
No generation stands still for a snapshot. Even when making a selfie, friends, acquaintances and bystanders sneak into the frame, ruining the message that it's "all about me." (You could ask Ellen DeGeneres.)
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Can Government Help Workers by Making Them More Expensive?
I wish there was a magic wand that somebody could wave and all of us would have more money. Or maybe Santa Claus could play that role, or some version of the Tooth Fairy. Unfortunately, we don’t live in this fantasy world.
Ban Bossy, No Way
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook chief operating officer and feminist proselytizer, wants to ban the "b" word -- bossy, that is.
The Democrats' Worst Week Since the GOP's 2010 Landslide
It's doubtful you will hear this on the network news tonight, but President Obama and his party are in deep, political trouble. And it's getting worse.
Trigger-Happy Investors Still in the Game
I know this has looked like a dull week in the market with very light volume and little news, but beneath the surface an important tug-o-war is going on. The post-jobs report period is a prime time for market moves.
Economy Continues to Drag on Obama's Approval Ratings but Don’t Look for Changes in Washington
The latest polls indicate a weak economy continues to drag down President Obama’s job approval rating, but those hardly guarantee any big changes in Washington. Americans may want more jobs and better wages but they also support many of the president’s specific policies.
Ransom Notes Radio:
Another Billionaire Donor Flexes Muscles with Gov't
Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a President that knew anything about economics? Heck… Even a basic understanding of job creation would be nice. Economist Mark Skousen joined the show to talk about why Obamanomics continue to drive this recovery into the ground.
Another Government Coverup To Protect GM?
Those Chevy plants are full of UAW workers who hold a lot of political sway. It’s why their pensions were bailed out by the taxpayers back in 2009. Many people think the GM implosion just came out of nowhere. Well... It didn’t.
Democrat Rep. Believes Our Constitution is 400 Years Old
Sheila Jackson’s brilliant aversion to intelligent thought is not exclusive. Other “leaders” have shown a similar lack of intellectual-horsepower… For example, Democrat Hank Johnson once expressed concern that the island of Guam was in danger of capsizing. Harry Reid has argued that our compulsory tax system is “voluntary”.
The Left Makes Its Move on Common Core
For months, some conservatives have been raising questions about the Common Core State Standards—some valid, some not. Several concerns relate to the process officials used to develop and adopt the standards.
Law of Bad Ideas: Democrat Sponsored "Income Inequality"
CEOs makes hundreds or thousands of times more than workers. That is one aspect of income inequality. And it's easily explained: The Fed's inflation policies, bank bailouts, Fractional Reserve Lending, and crony capitalism are to blame.
Russia Has Eastern Ukraine in its Sights
Based on separate reports from Russian and Ukrainian sources, a significant buildup of Russian conventional forces opposite the northeastern border of Ukraine is taking place. The location is far from Crimea. This is not exercise preparation.
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.