The Media and the Mob
Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minority.
The Ferguson Feeding Frenzy
The most poisonous "-ism" now infecting Ferguson, Missouri, is not virulent racism. It's viral narcissism.
Policing a Riot
Libertarians warned for years that government is force, that government always grows and that America's police have become too much like an occupying army. We get accused of being paranoid, but we look less paranoid after heavily armed police in Ferguson, Missouri, tear gassed peaceful protesters, arrested journalists and stopped some journalists from entering the town.
Why Gun Owners Need to Be Thankful to Robin Williams, the Ferguson Protestors and ISIS
I want to take advantage of the words of Rahm Emanuel when he said, You never let a serious crisis go to waste, as we are enduring several crises here presently in the world today.
Walter E. Williams:
Tuition Pays for This
According to College Board, average tuition and fees for the 2013-14 school year totaled $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for in-state residents at public colleges and $22,203 for out-of-state residents.
Dr. Ben Carson:
Forgetting the Meaning of Freedom
Many people in this country were shocked when the U.S. Navy recently announced the removal of all Bibles from military hotels under their control. This was in response to pressure from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a well-known atheist group.
The Media's Sharpton Agenda in Ferguson
The late media critic Edwin Diamond once notably quipped that to the American news media, "10,000 deaths in Nepal equals 100 deaths in Wales equals 10 deaths in West Virginia equals one death next door."
In Ferguson, a Race to be Wrong
The events in Ferguson, Missouri, have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first.
Hillary's Delphic Politics
If Hillary Clinton doesn't become the next president of the United States, perhaps she could set up as the next Oracle of Delphi.
Mass Casulaties in Obama's War on War
If anything in life is certain it is this: When Obama wages war on anything, including war, we ought to expect a mass casualty event at this point.
Have We learned Nothing in the 23 Years Since the Rodney King Riots?
It has been nearly a quarter of a century since the bloody Rodney King riots ripped through Los Angeles.
The 35.4 Percent: 109,631,000 on Welfare
109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded "means-tested programs" -- also known as welfare -- as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.
The Great Racial Disconnect on Police
On Monday, Rasmussen released a poll of Americans regarding the guilt or innocence of Officer Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot unarmed 18-year-old black man Michael Brown six times in Ferguson, Missouri.
Two for one
Lauren Bacall's death at 89 got front-page coverage complete with picture in the New York Times, and it deserved to. Like so many American images and voices in our vast celluloid memory bank, she may have been more familiar than famous -- if the definition of fame has something to do with greatness rather than just exposure. But familiar she definitely was, at least to the generation of American moviegoers who grew up with movies the way their grandchildren now grow up with the Internet.
Hackers are after more than just personal info
A cyberattack on Community Health Systems Inc., a private hospital network, in April and June resulted in the theft of non-medical data of 4.5 million Americans, including names, addresses, birth dates, phone numbers and Social Security numbers, according to a new Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The attacks were attributed to Chinese hackers. There's justification for alarm, but not for the reasons you might think.
Death of a Teenager
Hundreds of youths are shot and killed each year in our country. More than 100 were gunned down in gangland or drive-by shootings in Chicago alone in just one year. But the death of Michael Brown, who just graduated from high school and hoped to pursue higher education, has seized the nation's attention like no other.
Must Conservatives Be Cop Lovers? Rand Paul Challenges Fellow Republicans to Rethink Their Reflexive Support of Law Enforcement
Running for the U.S. Senate in 2010, Rand Paul became known as that crazy right-winger who expressed reservations about the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But in the past two years, the Kentucky Republican has emerged as his party's most passionate voice on criminal justice reform, explicitly decrying the system's disproportionate impact on African Americans.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Another Victory for the Laffer Curve, this Time over the Lifestyle Puritans
What do cigarettes and capital gains have in common? Well, they both start with the same letter, so maybe the Cookie Monster could incorporate them into his favorite song, but Im thinking about something else.
Yeah... Keep Taxing Our Non-Existent Savings
About on third of people have saved NOTHING for retirement... But please keep taxing us and debasing the currency though.
Idiot's Guide to Austrian Economics
Congratulations go to Forbes columnist John Tamny and editor of Real Clear Markets for producing the "Idiot's Guide to Austrian Economics'. Ironically, that is not exactly what Tamny set out to do.
Disposing of Those with Down Syndrome
It is a mainstay of the politically correct that we must bend over backwards to embrace the self-determined "identity" of non-mainstream individuals. The mantra used to be to "be tolerant", but we are long past that. Now we are required celebrate their differences. Unless, that is, the different characteristic is Down syndrome.
Why is Priceline Investing in this Stock?
As clearly evidenced by the recent underperformance of many retail stocks, retail is not a great place to be right now.
Yes: It Is Still All About the Fed
The data suggests that investors have been and are currently focused upon 2015-Q2 in setting today's stock prices, since this quarter marks the period of time at which the Federal Reserve is most likely to act to increase short term interest rates in the U.S. for the first time in several years.
Racial Irrationality on the Right
Thomas Sowell once noted that few topics so tap the irrational excesses of a persons intellect
as that of race. At the very least, contemporary race-related discussions are almost invariably
ridden with irrationality.
Ransom Notes Radio:
Democrats Hate it When Women Think for Themselves
Whos really waging the war on women? Ann-Marie Murrell, CEO of Politichicks, joined the show to discuss the way Democrats chastise and ridicule women who dare to think for themselves. John also tackles the issue of the Ferguson, Missouri, riots and why it is not shocking in the least.
Rock the Vote and Its Designs on the Young
When I was 18, I thought I knew plenty about life and politics.
Evil Is Real
In the wake of the gruesome beheading of American journalist, James Wright Foley, it is important to remember that the growing threat of radical Islam is very real.
Chicago's Little League Team Worth Watching
America tells stories to itself in images, funny ones, sad ones, selfies we send out over our phones with snarky comments. But lately, the ones that get the most traction are the angry ones. They seize us like hands around our throats. And that's what the images from Ferguson, Mo., feel like to me, hands to the throat. But there's another image I saw last week. This one I like, and it doesn't come from Missouri.
It’s Not Obama’s Fault… He Was Too Busy Golfing.
Aside from meeting with his apparently hapless economic team (which if headed by Joe Biden is roughly as useful as a neurosurgeon with palsy), what was the President up to on his 48 hour trip to DC? Well Apparently he attended a party.
America’s Economic Tinderbox
The stock market continues to take its cue from the military action (or inaction) between Russia and Ukraine, and to the lesser extent, from how we are dealing with ISIS (bombs away). But, how long can Wall Street continue whistling past the graveyard when it comes to a potential explosion of violence across America?
I don't know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television -- and even punishment is being meted out by CNN's showing the home and address of the policeman accused in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting.
The Dirty Little Secret About The Difference Between White And Black Americans On Ferguson
If you say that we should have an "honest" discussion about what's going on in Ferguson, it makes people think that hard truths are going to be spoken and we're all going to deeply disagree.