The High Cost of Liberalism: Part II
Liberals can be disarming. In fact, they are for disarming anybody who can be disarmed, whether domestically or internationally.
NBC's Cognitive Dissonant Hack Syndrome
I've always thought entrenched left-wing journalists in Washington needed their heads examined. Much to my satisfaction, it appears the corporate media bosses of at least one Beltway anchor now agree.
The Longest Congressional Campaign And The House Leadership Battle
We have grown used to long presidential campaigns. Those begin the day after the "off-year" election ends, and we ought to expect "exploratory committees" and even formal declarations of a campaign for the presidency to pour forth in November and December of this year.
Scarlett Johansson left nude photos of herself on her computer. A hacker grabbed them and sent them to gossip websites.
Walter E. Williams:
"President Obama Vows Zero Tolerance on Gender Wage Gap," read one headline. Another read, "Women Still Earned 77 Cents On Men's Dollar In 2012." It's presumed that big, greedy corporations are responsible for what is seen as wage injustice.
Chelsea Clinton's Baby, Politicized
Chelsea Clinton announced she's going to be a mother this year. That should elicit the same reaction reserved for the daughter of any former president: a polite "how nice." But this is a Clinton.
Obama's Keystone Pipeline Trap
On Good Friday, President Obama made a bad call. The State Department
announced that it would delay its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline
until after the Nebraska Supreme Court rules in a case involving the
For Academic Elites Evidence is Irrelevant
Former UNC Dean Dan Plyler is like a lot of academics today. He forms strong opinions without taking the time to study an issue to determine whether his opinion is supported by evidence.
Rahm Reaches Rock Bottom; Cites 'Values'
If it wasn't for expensive mismanagement, the Obama administration—and Democrats in Chicago-- would have no management at all.
In Richest US Community, 31 Percent Work for Government
Those who live in this nation's richest county and those who live its poorest have an important thing in common: a disproportionate dependence on government.
Japan's Prime Minister Battles Post-World War 2 Constitutional Military Restrictions
Russia's "Crimean Precedent" -- the brazen military invasion and imperial political annexation of sovereign territory -- has shredded several key post-Cold War diplomatic agreements and treaties.
Harry R. Jackson, Jr.:
ACA Does Not Help the Nation’s Poor!
Now that the ACA has been in effect for a few months, the unintended consequences of the law are becoming clearer. Initially, the obvious problem was that far more insurance plans were being canceled under the ACA’s regulations than were being selected in the exchanges. This seemed to defeat the ACA’s goal of expanding healthcare coverage. The higher premiums that younger healthier adults were being charged to subsidize the care of those who were older or who had preexisting health conditions also attracted a lot of attention. But not much has been made of the ACA’s effect on the segment of population it was supposed to help the most: the poor.
The Bystander Presidency Still Running On Empty
President Obama has been trying to look busy in recent weeks, giving speeches to rally his dispirited party as he voices new fears that Democrats will not turn out to vote in the midterm congressional elections in November. Apparently, many of them won't.
Obama's Latest Keystone Delay a North American Nuisance
The day after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met for Ukraine crisis de-escalation talks in Geneva with his Russian and European counterparts in an attempt to stabilize the country, Kerry's department released a statement that undermined America's own economic and national security -- again.
ECB Threatens Negative Interest Rates - Banks Threaten to Charge for Euro Deposits
ECB president Mario Draghi has been making lots of noise recently about cutting interest rates because the euro is too strong and banks aren't lending enough.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
A New Member of the Moocher Hall of Fame
About one year ago, I decided to create a “Moocher Hall of Fame” to highlight how certain people went above and beyond the call of indolence in their efforts to sponge off taxpayers.
Dem Rep Stephen Lynch: The Worst Is Yet to Come, It’s ‘Going to Hit the Fan’
For all the talk of Obamacare signing up 7 million people, it is rarely reported that over 80% of the people who signed up were dropped off of their former policies because of Obamacare. Many people haven’t paid their premiums yet either.
NY Times Veteran’s Discrimination
A recent NY Times editorial, authored by an academic student, says that Vietnam Veterans are behind white supremacist groups, ostensibly due to their military training. Such an editorial was a poorly disguised, and poorly researched, attempt at hiding a political agenda behind academia.
Dave Says: Forget the Kid’s College Fund; Save for Retirement First
Having a college fund set aside by your parents is really nice, if they can afford that kind of thing. But you can go to school by getting good grades, applying for scholarships, working your tail off and choosing a school you can afford. In short, college funding is not a necessity.
The HHS Mandate: It’s All or Nothing
The latest victory for religious freedom came last Thursday when Judge Robert E. Blackburn of the US District Court in Colorado, ruled in favor of Dr. James C. Dobson, and found that the Affordable Care Act and the regulations constitute a substantial burden on the exercise of religion of the plaintiffs.
Back to Where We Started in Post-NATO Afghanistan
Afghanistan has been maneuvering to prepare for the post-NATO period which will include Taliban participation, directly or indirectly. After 13 years of fighting, it is striking how little the political landscape has changed.
Bill Maher, Comedian or Bigot?
Comedy has many approaches and subjects: leaders, governments, things we don't understand. In the vein of the latter, I suppose it is understandable to pick on religions.
Love and Solitude
The western world is being torn apart by (past) success and complacency, which is a deadly combination that has resulted in welfare societies being unable to denote the difference between tough love and real love.
Pushing Back Against the Federal Leviathan
Anyone worried about the rapidly growing power of the federal government under President Obama and the militarization of federal law enforcers had to take heart last week.
Ransom Notes Radio:
Joe Biden Visits Ukraine to Deliver a Joke
America has pledged $50 million (yes… million… not billion) in aid to Ukraine. And now we know why the White House sent Joe Biden: There’s no-one better to deliver a joke than the current VP of the United States.
The High Cost of Liberalism
Liberals advocate many wonderful things. In fact, I suspect that most conservatives would prefer to live in the kind of world envisioned by liberals, rather than in the kind of world envisioned by conservatives.