Still Fighting: The Delphi Workers Obama Robbed
The White House pretended to champion American workers this week with gimmicky initiatives on federal job training and "workplace innovation." But far from the Beltway dog-and-pony show, a group of American workers ruthlessly shafted by the Obama administration was finally getting some real support -- and inching toward justice.
Pitching Texas in Bookland
There is no homework for a first book tour, no prep manuals, no mentoring. I’ve been hosting talk shows since Reagan’s first term and writing in various venues for nearly as long. But the exercise that has resulted in an actual book with my name on it has been an education of a wholly different type.
Moral Clarity at the Border
Dr. Russell D. Moore of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and Ronnie Floyd, the current president of the Southern Baptist Convention, have added some much needed moral clarity to the crisis at the border.
Here Come the Indian Mascot Killers
Anyone who thinks the cultural left is going to stop its political correctness with the Washington Redskins isn't reading USA Today.
Obama Democrats Lose Their Big Bet on Health Exchanges
Words mean what they say. That's the basis for the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell invalidating the Internal Revenue Service regulation approving subsidies for Obamacare consumers in states with federal health insurance exchanges.
UN: A Club in Need of Higher Standards
As legend has it, Groucho Marx sent the Friars Club a telegram that read, "Please accept my resignation. I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member."
Obama's Utopian Statism Is Both Below and On the Radar
It's no wonder President Obama tries to lock his normally fawning liberal media out of his fundraisers. He says things he doesn't want even them to hear -- or report. Sometimes they complain, but their disgraceful loyalty never wanes.
Hollywood Anoints Obama Supreme Leader
If there is one thing that I have learned in life it’s this: Be really careful when mentioning bad ideas to liberals. They embrace them. Lots of them.
Hamas, with perhaps unwitting help from President Barack Obama, is achieving its war aim: to legitimize Islamic supremacism and Jew-hatred, and take it global. Jews are no longer safe in Europe or even in some places in the U.S.
Progessives' Proudly Exploit Black Pain, Crave Moral Superiority By Using Term "Apartheid State"
Apartheid in South Africa - the systematic, institutionalized racism that berated, belittled and exploited the black population - was horrific. It told black people that they are less than human. It insulted their very existence.
Is Putin Worse Than Stalin?
In 1933, the Holodomor was playing out in Ukraine.
A Magical Tale of a Boy, a Bible and a Gun in Texas
Social conservatives feel betrayed by the popular culture, and why not? If Hollywood depicts someone with a gun or a Bible, he's a figure of ridicule, entitled to say with Rodney Dangerfield: "I don't get no respect."
Enabling Micro-Unions is a Dangerous Game
?President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has showed itself once again to be a strident advocate for the interests of Big Labor bosses, ready to stand up for union interests even in the face of common sense. This week, the NLRB ruled that cosmetics workers at a Macy’s store in Saugus, Massachusetts, were allowed to form a collective bargaining unit for their department alone – what’s known as a “micro-union.” Of course, the three-to-one decision was split along strictly partisan lines. The three Democrats on the Board sided with the United Food & Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), representing the Macy’s workers, while one Republican dissented.
If Voters Act Like Financial Markets GOP Could Have a Tough November
As of late July, we see major conflicts that have flared up in Iraq, the Ukraine and in the ongoing escalating attack on Israel. New home sales remain mediocre.
Stop the Fear Mongering
The good news at the U.S. border with Mexico is that the flood of children from Central America crossing illegally, now totaling nearly 60,000, has slowed. The bad news is that those whose aim it is to stop legal immigration reform are using the kids to fan fears and turn a humanitarian crisis into political blackmail for anyone even contemplating positive changes in current law.
What Did He Know, and...
During the Senate hearings into what had already become known as "Watergate," the leading Republican on the panel, Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee asked of witnesses "What did the President know and when did he know it?"
Turn the Faucet Off – Turn Them All Off
Please tell me we are not about to confront another Obama White House scandal.
Israel's Manifest Destiny
You’re either with Israel or you’re for the Islamo-Nazi. This unqualified statement is true simply because the nation of Israel is fighting for survival, battling against fanatical Islamists who are backed by Iran’s army of insurgency, Hamas. And, the stated purpose of Hamas and Iran is to accomplish the total destruction of the Jewish people and Israel as a nation. It doesn’t get more black and white than that. It's the very definition of anti-semitism.
And.... It's Gone.
The first half of 2014 sported record junk bond purchases by investors thirsty for yield, no matter how absurd the bond covenants or how risky the investment.
Why Investing in Russia May Not be a Crazy Idea
The U.K.’s Sunday Times reported yesterday that Russian rebels on the ground were now claiming that it was a Ukrainian fighter that shot down the Malaysian airliner, which was already pre-loaded with dead bodies. The level of denial boggles the mind…
Escaping Harsh Taxes Created A Pretty Great Country
Right now, for tax purposes, a few big corporations are shifting their residences out of the country to get out of paying taxes – even though they are keeping most of their business, inside the United States.
Ransom Notes Radio:
American Businesses Brush Off Obama’s War on Oil
America is in the middle of an oil and gas renaissance… Despite President Obama’s best attempts to kill off the traditional energy sector. Parker Hallam, President of Crude Energy, joined the show to talk about how America’s businesses are moving forward with oil exploration.
ETFs Offer More Innovation than Other Options
One very important reason why I’ve come to really love ETFs, particularly during the past several years, is product innovation.
Israel Refuses Anything Less than Total Victory
He said that Israeli forces might need to occupy parts of Gaza to ensure quiet. Strategic Affairs Minister Steinitz reinforced Erdan's comment. "If we need to, we will take over the whole Strip."
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Deconstructing the Initiative-Sapping, Taxpayer-Abusing Welfare State
The good news is that there are signs of progress, at least outside the United States. Denmark, for instance, has cut back on its welfare state. And now, even the United Kingdom has engaged in some serious welfare reform.
Ryan's Entitlement Reforms Would Promote Work
Poverty is as endemic today as it was when President Johnson inaugurated the War on Poverty, and Paul Ryan is offering sensible proposals to change things for the better.
Exclusive: Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Bill To Be Introduced
A bill will be introduced in the House of Representatives, this afternoon, to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.