The Left Versus Minorities
If anyone wanted to pick a time and place where the political left's avowed concern for minorities was definitively exposed as a fraud, it would be now -- and the place would be New York City, where far left Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched an attack on charter schools, cutting their funding, among other things.
America's Founders and Legalizing Marijuana (Part 3)
In the first two parts of this series, I explained the comparative dangers and health risks of alcohol and marijuana. To elevate one over the other is like saying a plain doughnut isn't so bad as a glazed one.
Five Things Obama Could Do to be the Greatest President Ever, but Won’t
Obama no doubt would reject any advice given out of hand. John McCain says he's the smartest guy in the room. I'll observe that that's not hard in D.C.
For Good Highways, Use Tolls and Ditch the Gasoline Tax
Last month, Barack Obama traveled to snowy St. Paul, Minn., the same place where in the sunnier days of June 2008 he predicted that his clinching of the Democratic presidential nomination would be remembered as "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and the earth began to heal."
Obamacare Just Keeps on Tanking
How I pray we don't get so numb to the endless nightmarish stories of Obamacare that we become fatalistic and resigned to its continued existence. As an antidote to that, I submit another update.
Who Hates Minority Children?
Just try to envision the scene: A newly elected Republican mayor of a large American city takes steps to close down some of the best schools serving an almost exclusively minority population. You know how it would go.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
The Best Way for Politicians to “Create” Jobs Is to…Get Out of the Way
The United States is supposed to be enjoying a recovery. Indeed, we’re now supposedly in the fifth year of an expanding economy. Many Americans must wonder why it doesn’t feel that way.
Stormtroopers, a Wookiee and CPAC
The first "people" I recognized on arriving at last week's Conservative Political Action Committee gathering just outside Washington were two "stormtroopers" and a Wookiee from the 1977 film "Star Wars."
A Letter from Africa
I am writing this column from Cameroon during my sixth trip to Africa. Having travelled to some 20 African countries, I find myself, like so many other visitors to Africa before me, intoxicated with the continent.
What Would the GOP Do?
Though Barack Obama is widely regarded as a weak president, is the new world disorder really all his fault?
Ransom Notes Radio:
The Real Problem is Obamanomics – Not Winter Weather
Apparently the economy was really banking on global warming, and recent snow storms have thrown everything for a loop. That must be it… After all, nothing bad is ever the fault of the Obama Administration. (Winter storm “George W. Bush” is the real culprit, right?)
Dave Says: Nobody Inherits Debt
Just because it’s family doesn’t make it jump over onto your plate! Let me say it again: You don’t inherit debt. Don’t let creditors, or anyone else, tell you differently.
Central Banks Were Aware of Currency Rigging Eight Years Ago
This is part of the overall culture of greed and arrogance fostered by central banks globally. No matter what the "too big to fail" banks do they are bailed out at taxpayer expense every time they get into trouble.
Debra J. Saunders:
Make Work Pay More
"It is time to give America a raise," President Barack Obama proclaimed in support of his proposal to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2016.
Saudi Arabia Declares Muslim Brotherhood to be Terrorists
On Friday, the Kingdom issued a royal decree that designates the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. The royal decree also criminalized membership plus supporting and sympathizing with the terrorists "through speech or writing."
Harry R. Jackson, Jr.:
The Value of Life Decreases
Growing up “on the wrong side of the tracks” in Cincinnati, I experienced some of the racial crimes committed – blacks on whites; whites on blacks. But what was most concerning were the heinous acts of violence that involved black perpetrators on black victims, especially involving black men.
Chuck Hagel Propels Barack Obama Into History
This columnist is a Tea Party Patriot, right wing conspirator, Republican Party loyalist, and Obama opponent. It is with some trepidation, therefore, that he points out something that, if noticed by the Democrats, might be used to avert the onrushing Democratic Party rout.
Feynman, Sagan & Tyson
Can we take a day off from Ukraine and CPAC and missing airliners to celebrate something very special? It's the need for most of us to want to learn new things; and for being blessed by having a few people who know about those things and, more important, know how to explain them to the rest of us.
The President's Grab for Dictatorial Power
The United States is at "a constitutional tipping point" and "in the midst of a constitutional crisis." Has President Barack Obama unilaterally overturned the constitutional framework of three branches that is the basis of our unique and successful system of self-government?
Susan Stamper Brown:
IRS Scandal: Nothing to See Here...
During the March 5, 2014 House Oversight Committee hearing, former IRS official Lois Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment...again. If it were not for being a part of the most "transparent" administration, one might think she had something to hide.
Ready for Rand? Maybe not Yet
"Stand with Rand" -- a nice, snappy exhortation for sure; comparable, in rhythm and energy, to "I Like Ike."
The Chattering Class
Have you heard...Fannie Mae paid back more in dividends to Treasury than it took in as bailout money, and while this was happening, the shares of Fannie Mae were up 1,700% this past year? Officially, management points to increases in housing prices, lower defaults, and greater mortgage demand. But...
Needed This St. Patrick's Day - Ronald Reagan
It was on St. Patrick's Day 1988 when an unexpected visitor arrived at Pat Troy's Irish pub in Alexandria, Va -- President Ronald Reagan.
It's Time for School Administrations to Stop Bullying Students
Even though the majority of our nation and our generation is pro-life, many high school and college administrations still treat those with pro-life views as second class citizens, acting as if we should just be grateful when they let us host a speaker or put up a flyer they have tried to censor.
The Madness of Redistribution: Why Paul Krugman is Wrong (Again)
At the end of the classic film, “The Bridge Over the River Kwai,” the prison camp’s doctor surveys the scenes of death and destruction surrounding him.
Maidan on the Moskva
“Maidan” means public square in Ukrainian, it was on Independence Square in Kiev where the thuggish and corrupt regime of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown.
Islam's Inadvertent Patterns
How does Islam shape the way Muslims live? The religion's formal requirements are the narrow base for a far wider structure of patterns that extend the formal rules of Islam, stretching them in unexpected and unplanned ways.
The Unforseen Consequences of Raising the Minimum Wage
For those young Americans who are unemployed, an increase in the minimum wage is a disaster. The first step on the proverbial economic ladder would be chopped off, trapping those young, low skilled Americans in poverty. Instead of hiring low skilled individuals, businesses would speed up investment in technology as
seen by an increase in self-checkout machines at your local grocery store.
Don't Wreck Medicare Part D
In a logical world, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would be looking for ways to make the PPACA exchanges look more like Part D. Unfortunately, they are doing precisely the opposite. On January 10, 2014, CMS proposed a rule making major changes in the market structure of Part D that will significantly reduce choice and competition.
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.