Not the America I Knew
Envy is defined by Dictionary.com as "a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions, etc." That perfectly characterizes the entire political philosophy of the Democratic progressive left.
The Race to the Left: Rewarding Failure
When is the last time you heard a liberal politician propose a program that would actually help businesses grow and create more jobs? It's never that. It's always a money grab through hidden taxes and regulations to force businesses and successful people to support programs for those who are failing in life. They never blame the individual for their own bad decisions. They always blame Wall Street, big business and rich people. Theyve painted a conspiracy theory of billionaires plotting to steal from the poor. Its not true.
Obama Invites Enemy Spies to U.S. Military Brainstorming Sessions
This very week General James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, testified that Castros spies remain a serious security threat to the U.S.:
Tax Oil to Subsidize Wind?
If you want more of something, mandate it, subsidize it and exempt it from regulations. If you want less of something, punish it with taxes and regulations. Put more bluntly, the power to tax and regulate is the power to destroy. This is the First Rule of Government.
The Obama Economy and the Election
Well, well, the stock market has, of a sudden, caught up with the Obama economy. The spectacle is not pretty. In January, the market dropped like a stone. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 8.1 percent. Friday, the Nasdaq shed 3.25 percent points upon hearing the news that payroll additions grew by only 151,000 jobs. That was well behind the monthly average of 2015, another year of Obama recovery.
Shifting South to Republican Country
Neither Iowa nor New Hampshire is really Republican country. The base of the Republican Party lives in the South and West of the United States, which is where the primary now shifts.
Future by the Millennials
Our nation was founded on good, solid Judeo-Christian values, on free market economies, on the survival of the best, the brightest, the most innovativeand on the freedom to fail. Our forefathers and others who followed built that foundation to generate the wisdom to succeed in a powerful way and to provide a country of rules and laws and opportunity.
Bush's Relentless Attacks Hurt Rubio In New Hampshire
The mood at the Radisson Hotel here was restrained Tuesday night, to say the least. Voters and volunteers who backed Senator Marco Rubio (R Florida) grew increasingly subdued as election returns showed him earning the No. 5 spot in the GOP presidential primary.
Searching for an Explanation for Bernie's Rising? Look No further than Classrooms
During a recent family gathering, I casually inquired of my 14-year-old niece, a freshman who attends a public high school in California, about her grades from last semester. I was shocked to learn that she got a "B" in math. Since our family normally considers an "A-" to be an equivalent of an "F," and she is usually pretty good in math, I had to probe her for an explanation.
Brian and Garrett Fahy:
Less Is More (Where GOP Candidates Are Concerned)
Let the winnowing begin. The day after Donald Trump dominated the New Hampshire primary by taking 35% of the vote and ten delegates, New Jersey governor and former federal prosecutor Chris Christie and former Hewlett Packard chief Carly Fiorina dropped out. Given their poor showings in New Hampshire, Christie received 7.4% and Fiorina received just 4.1%, this was not surprising.
NFL and Beyonce Promote Divisive Message
The Super Bowl last Sunday once again drew a massive television audience, although slightly lower than record set for last years game. For many non-football fans, the highlight of the telecast is the halftime show. After the controversy of Janet Jacksons wardrobe malfunction in 2004, the NFL started booking legendary rock performers like Paul McCartney to perform at halftime.
Message Matters: Trump Succeeded, Yellen Failed
Most political reporters are fixated on the presidential horserace rather than the message candidates are sending to voters. Message wins all the time. Message moves polls. Message raises money. Message determines elections.
How Does the Next President Stop Losing the War on Terror
I spoke to Cliff May who is the founder and President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies which he created immediately following 9/11. FDD today is one of the nations most highly regarded national security policy institutes.
Reasons for Trump
In a recent essay, I submitted seven reasons to account for the reluctance of a conservative or libertarian to vote for Donald Trump. Yet these arguments only tell one side of this story. There are also reasons for why such a voter could gravitate to Trump.
Our Reversible Moral Coma
The problem with America is that our universities teach worldview and our churches dont.