Real Education Reform: Deprogram Liberals
The period; capitalization; complete sentences; spell check. These and many other innovations have been brought to you over the last 7,000 years of literary history sponsored in part by Halliburton. Liberals should try them.
A Love/Hate Relationship With CPAC
It’s over. The 50th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference has ended, and it was everything I’d hoped and feared it would be. Once again, it wasn’t far from being great. I just wish it were.
It’s Not an Obamacare Tax: It’s an “Individual Shared Responsibility Payment”
Here’s your Orwellian Phrase for the Week: "Individual shared responsibility payment." Yeah… Go ahead and try to wrap your brain around that amalgamation of contradictory concepts. Apparently the phrase is the IRS’s fancy (new) term for the Obamacare Mandate tax.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
Assessing President Obama’s Economic Agenda
If you look at the Census Bureau’s data on median household income (adjusted for inflation), you’ll see that the median American is earning less during the Obama years.
Is Bitcoin Legal? Illegal? a Currency? a Commodity?
Two day ago, Newsweek unmasked Satoshi Nakamoto, The Face Behind Bitcoin. It's a fascinating article, and one well worth a look.
Looking Backwards and Forwards with GDP
The Federal Reserve believes it can safely taper its QE program's purchases of U.S. Treasuries and Mortgage-Backed Securities, since the economy would appear to be more capable of generating the growth needed to offset the negative effects of the fiscal drags upon it.
Debra J. Saunders:
The Silence of the Tax Lamb
Former IRS official Lois Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right Wednesday not to incriminate herself when she testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the IRS targeting of tea party groups.
Los Angeles: The Next Failed Government?
When analyzing some governments, it becomes easy to see why they are failures. Venezuela is one that comes to mind.
Are You My Father, Mr. Corporation?
Van Jones, the president’s controversial former green jobs czar, who once proclaimed himself a “communist,” must have been struck by lightning last week en route to taping ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”
The Futility of Sanctions on Russia
In 1980, after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter came up with a way to retaliate: stopping grain sales to Moscow. The boycott, said Commerce Secretary Philip Klutznick, would prove to the world that "aggression is costly" and induce the Soviets to "halt their aggression."
Obama says, don’t worry, we won’t deport you if you sign up for Obamacare
In a big to do with many of the Spanish speaking TV networks the president explained to a crowd that illegal immigrants do not need to worry about being deported if they sign up for Obamacare.
Charity Gets No Respect
Judging from this remarkably backhanded compliment, it is possible that the president actually regards charities as competitors of government.
Jimmy Fallon Pulls Your Finger
Not everyone thinks that Sarah Palin is an idiot. Try to get your head around this one: In every measurable way, Sarah Palin is immensely brighter than Barack Obama. She knows how to pronounce corps, how to spell R-E-S-P-E-C-T and how many states there are.
Making Sense of an Apparently Senseless Foreign Policy
A segment of the American public must be yelling expletives whenever the results of our apparently incoherent foreign policy show up on their TV screens.