How Our World Fell Apart
Wherever we look today—from the Fertile Crescent in the Middle East to the post-Cold War frontier in Ukraine to the South China Sea to our border with Mexico— our world appears to be falling apart.
Jackie Gingrich Cushman:
In the Georgia Republican runoff this week, David Perdue won the right to represent Republicans in the general election this fall. His win has placed the final piece of the puzzle for the political landscape this season in Georgia. With less than four months until the fall election, not a minute can be wasted by either side.
Victor Davis Hanson:
George Patton's Summer of 1944
Nearly 70 years ago, on Aug. 1, 1944, Lieutenant General George S. Patton took command of the American Third Army in France. For the next 30 days they rolled straight toward the German border.
A Newfound Respect For The Law
?In the movie "Grosse Pointe Blank," one professional killer is protecting a target from another professional killer when he says the other hitman is either in love with the purported victim’s daughter “or he has a newfound respect for life.” It’s a comedy (and a good one), so the second hitman is in love the guy’s daughter. No newfound respect for life at all.
Why There Can Never Be 'Peace in the Middle East'
Secretary of State John Kerry is the latest to think the power of his personal diplomacy can bring "peace to the Middle East." But, once again, when one side publicly calls for the destruction of the other, what is there to discuss?
No, Inverters Aren't 'Deserters'
The corporate inversions just keep on coming, and the White House and its allies are calling them unpatriotic. But it's a funny sort of "patriotism" that insists American businesses put the Treasury's insatiable appetite for revenue ahead of the best interests of their customers, shareholders, and employees.
Judge Andrew Napolitano:
What If Democracy Is a Fraud?
What if you were allowed to vote only because it didn't make a difference? What if no matter how you voted the elites always got their way? What if the concept of one person/one vote was just a fiction created by the government to induce your compliance?
Obama Creates the Stamp Act for Healthcare
The fight against Obamacare is the Stamp Act, the Penny Tax on tea, the Powder Alarms of today. This is the same existential threat that faced our grandparents. And what happens tomorrow is largely up to you.
Lawsuit: Newspaper Fires Editor for Criticizing Gay Bible
Bob Eschliman is a Christian. He’s also a veteran news editor. And when he decided to write a column on his personal blog objecting to a gay-friendly version of the Bible, Bob was unceremoniously marched out of the Newton Daily News and shoved out the front door.
Rick Perry's Bold Border Move
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas plans to order 1,000 National Guard troops to his state's border with Mexico in an effort to stem the tide of immigrants illegally entering from Central America, dispersing around the country once they've made it into Texas.
Debra J. Saunders:
Surge to the Border -- Crisis or Reunion?
Why isn't Mexico doing more to deter unaccompanied minors from Central America from traversing Mexico to cross the U.S.-Mexico border? If this is a humanitarian crisis, then shouldn't Mexico be taking in its neighbors?
The Threat to the Scientific Method that Explains the Spate of Fraudulent Science Publications
The problem is in thinking that science is “the basis for knowledge.” It isn’t. It never has been. It never can be.
Autry J. Pruitt:
Defending Property Rights is a Uniquely American Duty
The pro-Redskins arguments that take on the false hope that the name was meant to honor Native Americans are elementary and almost as offensive as the name itself.
"Goin' Home." It keeps going around and around in my head as we drive around my old home town -- the slow, sweet musical theme Dvorak used for the largo in his New World symphony.
In the Middle East, a New Alignment Being Born?
It did not take all that long, when you think about it, for America's Nobel Prize-winning statesman to bring the world to a boil.
Immigrant Kids and the Fear of Disease
In 1952, Sen. Patrick McCarran of Arizona took the Senate floor to warn of the dangers posed by foreigners. The immigration system, he said, is a stream that flows into our society, and "if that stream is polluted our institutions and our way of life becomes infected." He was not the last person to see those migrating here as a terrifying source of contamination.
The Lost Sounds of Summer
I long for the sounds of summer I knew as a kid.
Ransom Notes Radio:
Can We Pay for Obamacare with Bitcoin?
Well… The future of Obamacare is almost as confusing as the concept of bitcoins. John talks about the conflicting rulings on Federal Subsidies – and the Bitcoin Girl joined the show to clear up a few myths about digital currency.
The Great Escape
?Messing up the works in enemy-occupied territory.
Guess Who's Being Fired?
Is everything copasetic at your job? Are you feeling happy, content and secure? If so, I have some advice for you -- DON'T!
Rooftop Solar Companies Cash In on Government Handouts
You can’t help but hand it to them – rooftop solar companies have quite cleverly found their way onto the government’s gravy train.
Yellen’s Denial of Rising Inflation
Testifying before Congress last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen cherry-picked data on inflation by noting prices are up, on a year-over-year basis, less than the Federal Reserve's target of 2 percent.
Hamas Ceasefire Options Looks an Awful Lot Like Israeli Surrender
Hamas' terms for a truce include ending the Israeli operations; ending the naval blockade; releasing Hamas prisoners and opening the Rafah crossing into the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.
Rick Perry Surges with New National Platform
Over the past three weeks, one Republican has gained more national attention than any other: Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX).
Obama’s Anti-Energy Policies Help Russia, Not America
When president Obama announced last week that he would be imposing of a new round of sanctions on Russia, he made sure to stress that the package was designed to inflict “maximum” damage on Russia, “while limiting any spillover effects on American companies.”
Daniel J. Mitchell:
The Economic Future of China and Hong Kong
Hong Kong is supposed to be Nirvana for libertarians. It holds the top spot in the Economic Freedom of the World rankings. It has an optional flat tax. It has a private retirement system. And based on IMF data, government spending “only” consumes 18.4 percent of GDP.
Disarming the Bear
How to curb the reemergence of the old Soviet bear can be described as the greatest gut-check that the western nations have faced in a long time.
D.C. Circuit to Obama Admin: Only Congress Can Change the Law
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday morning in Halbig v. Burwell that the government isn’t Humpty Dumpty and so statutory text doesn’t mean whatever the government says it means.
The Best and Worst States for Teen Jobs in the U.S.
In the chart, we see that North Dakota is currently the leader among all states, surging considerably in 2013. We also see that the state has consistently ranked high by this measure from 1999 through the present.
The Left's Dark Money Managers: Meet Philip Gara LaMarche
Philip Gara LaMarche is a secretive political operative who funnels billions of dollars from undisclosed donors to nonprofits and astroturf groups. But you won't hear unhinged Harry Reid railing Queegishly about him on the Senate floor. Why?
Walter E. Williams:
Do Blacks Need Favors?
There are some areas of black life in which excellence can be found without the slightest hint of racial preferences. Young blacks dominate basketball, football and some track-and-field events despite the fact that there has been a history of gross racial discrimination in those activities. Blacks are also prominent in several areas of the entertainment industry. Those observations mean that racial discrimination alone is not an insurmountable barrier to success.
Sometimes people approach me and say that they are personally pro-life but pro-choice as a matter of public policy. In other words, they oppose abortion because they believe it is murder but wouldn't want to force their view on others who might disagree.