The Hunter Biden Chronicles
Everything you need to know about Beltway nepotism, corporate cronyism and corruption can be found in the biography of Robert Hunter Biden.
Apple's Profits and the GOP's Polls
Sometimes there are nasty surprises, just as there are with earnings, and sometimes candidates blow past expectations set by flawed polling just as Apple beat estimates Monday. For the most part, though, two weeks out from voting, candidates know.
A group of Washington overlords -- federal prosecutors -- sometimes break rules and wreck people's lives.
Walter E. Williams:
So as to give some perspective, I'm going to ask readers for their guesses about human behavior before explaining my embarrassment by some of my fellow economists.
Dr. Ben Carson:
Houston's First Amendment Problem
The recent questionably unconstitutional moves by the Houston city council to subpoena the sermons of five area ministers, as well as internal correspondence dealing with social issues, should have the American Civil Liberties Union and everyone else who believes in free speech and religious freedom up in arms.
Paul Krugman's Late Obama Valentine
Knowing the way our political press works, it's easy to predict that Barack Obama's presidency is just about over.
The Good News About Offshore Oil Rigs
Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn't appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and the University of California at Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea life.
It's War and Peace, Stupid
Even Obama will not remain insulated from the pressures of party politics if his party fails this election cycle half as badly as his foreign and defense policies have failed the country.
Houston’s Mayor: Endangering Civil Rights
Tavis Smiley raised a lot of eyebrows this weekend when he spoke on ABC-TVs This Week news show, hosted by George Stephanopoulos. Smiley pointed to double-digit unemployment in the Black community under President Obama and said: If youre Black or Brown, other than saving the Democrats hide, what inspires you to go out and vote?
Wayne Allyn Root:
Ebola is an Economic Catastrophe
Everyone has it wrong. Americans are frightened to death of the medical implications of Ebola- as well they should be. Ive never in my lifetime seen a disease that has infected and killed so many stock market crash.
Why Republicans Don't Get It
The Republican Party simply doesn't get it.
Obama Appointee Who Told WH A Financially Doomed Solar Panels Firm "Looks...OK To Me" IS U.S. Ebola Czar
WASHINGTON - When the then-spreading Ebola virus threatened our nation last week, President Obama put one man in charge of coordinating the government's response who had zero experience in handling infectious diseases.
Provocative American Artist Miscalculates the French
Los Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy recently made international news by erecting a giant green sex toy in Paris' Place Vendome and calling it "Tree." Before the installation could officially open this week, some Paris residents forced the object's removal by cutting its support ropes. A week earlier, someone slapped McCarthy in the face at an event celebrating the sculpture and then ran off.
Ebola and the CDC's Dangerous Mission Drift: Controlling Contagious Diseases Is Just One of Many Items on the Agency's To-Do List
Before Tom Frieden became director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2009, his two main nemeses were tuberculosis and smoking.
Eurozone Rotting to the Core
A recession in Germany is a given, but when? Its export model has held up better than I expected given a clear slowdown in the global economy.
Boys Don’t Play ‘Soldier’ Anymore
Whatever happened to war heroes ? As a small boy I remember watching over and over with rapt attention the movie To Hell and Back, the story of Audie Murphy, America's most decorated hero of World War II...
Student activist kicked off college for asking if “big government sucks?”
This is right up there with the kid in Hawaii who was told by campus cops he couldnt hand out copies of the Constitution.
Dave Says: Education is Key – So Long As You’re Not Getting a Degree in German Polka History
As long as you're studying something that has marketplace application, youre setting the stage to make back the money that was put into your degree.
Old Companies Blowing It...Grand Old Party...Hope Not!
The midterms are two weeks from now, and either it's going to be the most boring midterm election in history, or the mainstream media isn't going to be happy about the polls, but investors might be, and of course, with so much despair out there, everyone is interested in where we go from here.
Seattle Socialists Get Schooled in Minimum Wage
Socialist agitators, who demand a livable wage of at least $20 per hour can only afford to shell out an hourly wage of $13 for each of their loyal employees.
We Need a Leaner, Smarter Justice System
The Washington Post this week drew attention to a new Pew poll indicating that a majority of Americans believe it's time to move away from the policy of mandatory minimum sentencing in nonviolent criminal cases.
Billionaire Peter Thiel: "We Don't Live In A Normal World; We Live Under A Power Law."
When George Gilder, arguably the smartest man in the world, says, as he said to me over dinner recently in Washington, DC, that Peter Thiel is the smartest man in the world pay attention.
The Antidote for Income Inequality is Economic Opportunity
Recently, a great deal of emphasis has been placed on the worrisome and widening gap between Americas rich and poor. Policymakers ought to pay attention, because the circumstances are in fact tragic. Our nations youth are plagued by a 14.9 percent unemployment rate.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
The Real-World Impact of Higher Tax Rates on Upper-Income Households
The question that policy makers should ask themselves is whether theyre willing to impose $10 or $20 of damage to the private sector in order to collect $1 of additional revenue.
FY 2014: To Whom Does the U.S. Government Owe Money?
Who were the major holders of debt issued by the U.S. federal government as of the end of its 2014 fiscal year?
Ransom Notes Radio:
A Bad Day for Buffett and Big Government
The Oracle of Omaha sure didnt see this coming Warren Buffett lost a billion dollars on a couple of bad investments. Also, John talked about the power that the internet has to democratize information; and upset the old guards of Big Government.
Region Rallies Around Syrian Kurds as ISIS Tries for Kobani
The siege of Kobani is forcing actors to cooperate who would otherwise be enemies. It also is forcing the enemies of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to ignore established state boundaries in the interest of blocking ISIL.
Politics and the Death of Food Innovation
At the end of the 18th Century, English cleric Thomas Malthus surmised that, as the worlds population grew, the Earth would reach its carrying capacity, the number of people that could be sustained over the long term would reach critical mass, and the Earth would essentially fail. Famine would grow, and people all over the planet would starve.
Just what is predatory lending? It is lending that charges a higher interest rate than people like those at the New York Times approve of. According to such thinking -- or lack of thinking -- the answer is to have the government set an interest rate ceiling at a level that will be acceptable to third parties like the New York Times.
Pity Party Nation: Who Cares If You're Offended?
Since when did, Im offended, become an argument that trumps all facts, logic and common sense? When did regularly claiming to be aggrieved on behalf of some splinter of the population become a high paying gig? How did we get to a point in America where people are PROUD to tell you that theyre victims?