Obama's Cash for Universal Preschool Clunkers
It's elementary: When Democrats find themselves in political trouble, they reach for your wallets. After squandering billions on an ineffectual stimulus, failed green energy boondoggles and the disastrous Unaffordable Care Act, the Obama White House wants to dump $75 billion more into "free" preschool for all. That'll solve everything.
The Hillary Advance(d) Guard
"So Secretary of State Clinton, how did your much-reported travels help Ukrainian democracy take root and establish itself so that the inevitable Putin-push for domination of the former Soviet Republic could be resisted?
I'm annoyed that so many Hollywood celebrities hate the system that made them rich. Actor/comedian Russell Brand told the BBC he wants "a socialist, egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth."
Walter E. Williams:
Our Fragile Planet
Let's examine a few statements reflecting a vision thought to be beyond question. "The world that we live in is beautiful but fragile." "The 3rd rock from the sun is a fragile oasis."
Oh No, Too! America Regains Record Household Wealth
The AP “news” organization has manufactured news in order to decry the obstacles to creating a society where we all have the same cruddy high-rise apartment, with the same government-mandated car, with our children in same state-run daycares disguised as schools.
The World Leader Who Didn’t Attend Churchill's Funeral
Why did one of the most politically savvy leaders ever to occupy the White House—Lyndon Baines Johnson—decide not to attend the funeral of Winston Churchill in 1965?
Triumph of The Vulgarians
Newspapers are among the last places in America that have close to zero
tolerance for [expletive deleted].
Ransom Notes Radio:
How Many Democrats Does it Take to Screw Up the Markets? Maxine Waters, Dodd-Frank and the Volcker Rule
How much worse could Dodd-Frank get? Well… You could add Maxine Waters to the mix. Gayle Trotter, from the Independent Women’s Forum, also joined the program to discuss DC’s latest budget “deal”.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
More Great Moments in Government Schooling
The government’s monopoly education system is a travesty mostly because taxpayers spend record amounts of money and we get very poor results. But I’m also irked at the way government schools engage in absurd displays of political correctness, particularly when it comes to make-believe weapons.
"Draconian" Cuts in Food Stamp Program?
Inquiring minds are digging into the alleged "Draconian Cuts" in Food Stamps as described by the Daily Koz. Of course the Daily Koz is not alone in whining about "draconian" cuts.
Nelson Mandela and the Dangers of Deification
The death of iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela prompted torrents of gushing praise from world leaders and media this week. Mandela was widely depicted as a near-flawless human being.
U.S. New Home Sale Prices Stalling Out
With the U.S. Census Bureau's long-delayed release of new home sale prices last week, we now have a better picture of the situation developing for the U.S. new home market. It would appear that the rapid rise in new home sale prices that we have observed since July 2012 is now stalling out.
Four Decades Eroding the Foundation of Liberty
The Supreme Court over the past four decades has issued some decisions that not only defied the Constitution, but imposed changes on our society that go so far as to challenge fundamental principles of our civilization.
Iran Resumes Ties with Hezbollah
Iran's willingness to restore ties with Hamas indicates Iran remains as committed to the destruction of Israel under Ruhani as it was under Ahmadi-Nejad.
Obama's Four-State Solution
Inadvertently, President Barack Obama just made an important contribution to our understanding of the Palestinian conflict with Israel. Since Hamas ousted all PLO forces from the Gaza Strip in 2007, Gaza has operated as a separate political entity from Judea and Samaria.
The UN Turns to Peacekeeping With Fangs
The U.N. Security Council's mandate authorizing French military intervention in the Central African Republic's expanding civil war is one more indication that in sub-Saharan Africa's chaotic corners, "peacekeeping with teeth" has become bottom line U.N. policy.
Where We Are Now
A real crisis was looming, not the kind that today's headline-writers
regularly invoke, and so devalue.
Playing "Let's Pretend" with Obama's Economy
The government's latest reports that the economy grew at
a 3.6 percent annual rate in the third quarter and created
203,000 new jobs last month left out a lot of caveats.
A Report Card for America's Top Community Organizer
When U.S. President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, it marked
the first time that a local "community organizer" had risen to the highest
office on the planet. I wasn't entirely optimistic.
Ground the TSA Tax Hike
Like many other sectors of our economy, the airline industry has been working to shake off the effects of years of economic stagnation, including the great recession of 2008.
The Telescope: Failing our Children
?There is an abundance of evidence that the education system is failing far too many American children. Scholastically speaking the familiar chant of, "We're Number One" – seemingly embedded in American's DNA for generations – has been replaced with "We're just average – and sliding backwards."
The Disappearance of Leisure
Amazon made headlines recently for its futuristic plans to use drones to deliver packages. Whatever you may think of a sky full of flying delivery machines, Amazon’s innovation is a sign of a bigger trend: the 24/7 business world.
Go, Big Ben, It's Your Birthday
Officially, Friday is Ben Bernanke's birthday, but we can understand if he's too pooped to party after last Friday. It was a heck of a week that began with the market edging lower each day in anticipation of a better-than-expected jobs report.
Sandy Hook Sympathy and Secrecy
This Saturday marks the first anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Yet recordings of the 911 calls placed from the school that day were released only last week, thanks to a misguided and lawless attempt to conceal this information.
For those who believe that life begins at conception, abortion hangs over society like a dark cloud.
Carrie Schwab Pomerantz:
Looking for the Perfect Gift This Season? Consider a Charitable Donation
My friends and I have agreed to give charitable donations for the holidays instead of physical presents. What's the best way to do this?
America's Knockout Novel: The Adventures of Huck Finn
With recent footage of black teenagers cold-cocking random strangers in a deadly game known as “Knockout,” Americans should recognize how badly our country needs a selfless voice of leadership heard in all of our homes.
Article 5 Activism Is Gaining Steam in America
On Monday, a group of nearly 100 state legislators from 32 states gathered at Mount Vernon to demand an Article 5 Convention. Such is the vigor of their cause, I predict demanding an Article 5 Convention will become a litmus test for all Republican presidential candidates in 2016.
As Christmas approaches, the shopping mall can become a shopping maul. One of the ways of buying gifts for family and friends, without becoming part of a mob scene in the stores, is to shop on the Internet.
As Someone Who Worked At Wal-Mart And Burger King, Don't Raise The Minimum Wage...
Fifteen dollars an hour to say, "Would you like fries with that?" or "Welcome to Wal-Mart?" PLEASE.