The revolution that overthrew Egypt's last pharaoh and installed a new one in his place now has been overthrown itself -- by military decree. As fully expected. Chaos breeds a demand for order, for clear authority, and what could be more authoritarian than military rule?
McDonald's feeds 68 million people a day, 88 percent of the WORLD population recognizes the Golden Arches, and 1 in 8 Americans has worked there during his lifetime.
Another year of this and you’ll see Americans packing Tahrir Square calling for an end to rule by the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S.
I made the mistake of walking away from my computer after hitting "play" on a Youtube video. All of a sudden, the room was filled with hails to ... Satan. This was the comeback from some Wendy Davis fans outside the Texas statehouse to opponents of the Texas legislator's attempts to kill a bill that would restrict some abortions (20 weeks and later) in the state.
The Obamacare effect: Few full time jobs – and even fewer opportunities. Despite the delay of the Employer Mandate, businesses are still uneasy in taking on new full time workers. John Ransom is still serious about trying to sue the Administration, and – yes – Ezra Klein is still an idiot. (But this week, we found someone equally as moronic.)
After last week’s Supreme Court rulings, which were largely victories for advocates of homosexual marriage, a number of major corporations applauded the rulings, many of whom had publicly advocated the shift in public statements and in friend of the court briefs.
Here's what you didn't read in the headline unemployment number: We lost over 325,000 full time jobs.
It’s becoming more and more difficult to understand if good news is truly good news, or if good news is actually bad news. In addition, after conceivably deciphering this conundrum, we are then presented with the notion that bad news is definitely bad news, and we are also led to believe that bad news is essentially good news. Are you still with me?
Recently Sarah Palin hinted it might be time for conservatives to abandon the GOP. Frustration with the Republican Party aside, is it a good idea? We analyze the pros and cons and let you decide for yourself.
I’m not naive enough to think that any particular study will change minds, but when the bulk of the research unambiguously tells us that lower tax rates are better for economic performance, I think (or at least hope) that it may have some impact on government officials.
All the “POPS!” and “BANGS!” from fireworks had my single (for the time) mother edgy. Firing-squads had been murdering thousands of Cubans ‘round the clock. Other thousands of Cubans waged a lonely and hopeless guerrilla war against the massively-armed forces of Soviet proxies Che Guevara and the Castro brothers. (All this 90 miles from U.S. shores.)
As practically everyone knows by now, multimillionaire TV chef Paula Deen was yanked from the pinnacle of free-market success after admitting to a lawyer taking a deposition in a racial and sexual harassment lawsuit (already Orwellian) that she had used what is referred to as “the N-word” some 25 years ago.
This week, a century and a half ago, marked the certain beginning of the end for the Confederacy and thus of slavery and the rise of the great Republic of freedom.
I don't agree on every point. But I share the authors' optimism that America can once again adapt consistent with our enduring values.
For instance, in the debate over gay marriage, one commentator after another likens arguments against same-sex marriage to arguments against interracial marriage. They said blacks and whites couldn't marry and now they say men and men can't marry!
Under executive fiat, the EPA will shortly be forcing the shutdown of the rest of the coal fired plants in the United States. Obama closed about 20 percent of them in 2011 when he went on vacation in Martha's Vineyard. With a bigger vacation budget this year, he probably figured "What the hell? Why not close the rest of them?"
The government that is large enough to give you everything you need is also large enough, apparently, to demand the content of your prayers. Let's do ourselves and future generations a favor and return to the good old-fashioned liberty our great-grandparents enjoyed.
The Obama administration has been collecting enormous amounts of communications and other data on Americans. The justification which is offered (and which is being accepted on both sides of the aisle) is the need to monitor this information to protect us in the age of modern terrorism.
Tel Aviv, Israel— Israel’s military is unusual in many ways, but start with this: A patch on Captain Omri Levy’s sleeve alludes to a Mel Brooks joke. The patch reads: “It’s good to B200 King.”
Students in at least one school district will be saved from Michelle Obama’s “restrictive” federal school lunch takeover.
Any investors who bumbled or were inspired by either the conservative or liberal version of the 'freedom agenda' into believing that Egypt was a good bet are now staring reality square in the face in the form of collapsing equity values and currency exchange rates along with a collapsing political order.
This further put the lie to the notion that Obamacare would “save money.” Of course, it was obvious all along that it would not.
The employer mandate is so intimately tied to the rest of the law that the IRS cannot delay it without delaying the rest of Obamacare.
According to a recent news report, a former lieutenant colonel for the infamous East German STASI spy agency says the NSA-type snooping ability “would have been a dream come true.”
The fundamental problem of the political left seems to be that the real world does not fit their preconceptions. Therefore they see the real world as what is wrong, and what needs to be changed, since apparently their preconceptions cannot be wrong.
Our Founding Fathers risked their lives to declare freedom, hundreds of thousands of Americans died during our Civil War to keep our nation together.They gave the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, for our freedom, as have our soldiers throughout our history.
Back in 2008, a black conservative friend, a college professor, said he voted for then-Sen. Barack Obama for president. "Obama," he said, "is post-Jesse Jackson. No more race card. And, with a black president, young blacks will start hitting the books a lot harder. They will see that racism is no barrier to the highest possible achievement."
If America was born 237 years ago this week, the case can be made that she was conceived decades earlier. Long before men named Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Hancock, and Franklin became notable and influential, there were a few clergymen—yes, preachers—who meteorically blazed across the colonial sky.
In his recent speech on climate change, President Barack Obama warned that "someday, our children and our children's children will look at us in the eye and they'll ask us, did we do all that we could when we had the chance to deal with this problem and leave them a cleaner, safer, more stable world?"
I am immersed in research on the life of he who was called the Lion of the Senate, Edward M. Kennedy, known by one and all as Teddy.
Many children have never had the opportunity to attend the schools that they and their parents might prefer. For decades, indeed generations, millions of kids have been assigned to attend government-run schools based on where they live.
So, um. . . Maybe we won’t implement that whole employer Obamacare mandate right now. The Obama administration has decided it’s going to hold off on the mandate (well. . . Not the individual mandate) until after the next election. Oh, and Ransom declared war on the Obama Admin. (Specifically: He’s looking at how to sue Obama, and his administration.)
The June 2013 Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® shows a slowing in NMI™ to 52.2%, well below the Bloomberg NMI consensus figure of 54.5%.
For our current president and Mrs. would-be president (Hillary), it seems that once again the best-laid plans of mice and men…etc., etc., etc. When Obama and Clinton pressured former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down in early 2011, it was supposedly in the best interest of the Egyptian people.
President Mursi delivered a televised speech late on 2 July in which he said he will complete his four year term of office. He mentioned the word democracy 20 times and legitimacy 57 times in the 37 paragraphs of the 40-minute speech.
Do you hate your job? Are you filled with revulsion when you think about your work? If the answer to these questions is, "yes, yes, a thousand times, yes," then let me congratulate you. You're more connected to your job than 70 percent of Americans.
The Justice Department said German laws outlawing homeschooling do not constitute persecution and they want a German homeschooling family kicked out of the United States, according to a briefing filed in a high profile asylum case.
The Senate is so out of touch that some leaders think the way to pass a path-to-citizenship bill for illegal immigrants is to budget $40 billion for extra immigration enforcement over the next 10 years. This is the type of cynical ploy that makes everyone hate Washington.
Last Friday, the Obama administration finalized a regulation that orders Americans to buy health insurance policies that cover -- without fees or co-pay -- sterilizations, artificial contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs.
Fugitive Edward Snowden, wanted on charges of espionage against his own country, is caught in a trap of his own making.
The Martin case could be an excellent civics lesson if teachers would simply let students watch the trial, ask their own questions and form their own opinions.
With the 2014 elections already in clear sight, the last thing the Democrats are looking forward to is defending their vote for the massive piece of legislation that growing numbers of voters hate.
In February and May, we told investors to buy shares in Priceline. The stock is up 21% since our first recommendation, and appears immediately ready to break past upside resistance at $845.
As far back as I can remember a lot of things have happened yet no action has been taken on them and most of these actions have left the general citizenry's memory. Let's see what I can remember:
They want to be great and they want to create, innovate, and beat the competition. It's this kind of drive that helps them take risks and not to rest on their laurels. It's the exact opposite of what's happening in America where becoming successful brings the same hurdles as in the past but also the extra burden of government resistance via rules, regulations and taxes and public opinion resistance.
After two days of huge anti-government demonstrations, the Minister of Defense on behalf of the armed forces issued an ultimatum to President Mursi and the opposition to settle the unrest in 48 hours.
What’s the worst example of bureaucrats harassing and persecuting parents? Was it the Texas woman who was arrested because her children were playing outside? Or how about the Michigan woman who wasthreatened for looking after her neighbor’s kids?
The fortunes of the Republican Party, and of the republic, depend on the GOP’s superdonors demanding the Grand Old Party rediscover its core mission of championing "small-r" republican principles, including liberty and constitutional rights. And the future of the GOP, and of America itself, depends on sending “power to the edge.”
US Manufacturing as measured by the June 2013 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® is treading water barely above contraction.
The biggest problem with the Federal Reserve seems to be that the market is trying to understand them. Economist Carl Schramm joined the program to talk about the liberal twist on most economic data released by the Federal Government.
Lost in the never-ending push to redefine marriage are those who suffer most when they are denied the benefit of a traditional marriage. Children need both a mother and a father far more than any adult needs societal approval of a romantic relationship.
Last week President Obama, in his usual stentorian tones, announced a new and improved effort at combating global warming, which has now been recycled and relabeled by the mainstream media as “climate change” in a nod to the cold winters of recent years.
Today, Dr. Ben Carson retired from neurosurgery on the 36th anniversary of when his historic career began.
Happy birthday, America! Let's never forget the price our Founding Fathers paid for our freedom.
While Barack Obama is enjoying extravagant parties with Hollywood celebrities and taking opulent vacations, America's middle class is being decimated by his policies.
Young Americans, like young Brits, want to choose their future. Republicans should argue their policies enable them to do so.
Whoever would rend his garments over the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions is certainly welcome to do so, but I wouldn't advise spending undue time and emotion on such an enterprise. Rarely does a democratic government, in its embrace of some daring new notion, truly outrun the voting public. A little, sometimes, just not wildly, outrageously so.
Milton Friedman famously noted that, “Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program”and Ronald Reagan sagely observed that “a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.”
It should stun historians that the party of the Ku Klux Klan and segregation now has an undeniable stranglehold on black America.
Elbert Guillory, an African-American Louisiana State Senator, joined the program to explain why he left the Democrat Party and became a Republican. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr, he says he is “free at last” from the shackles of Big Government.
In the end, immigration reform really was a done deal in the Senate. Debates come down to numbers on Capitol Hill, and the Gang of Eight reform team had the numbers.
Obama claims he can do it all with no say from our elected representatives in Congress, but his designated point person for the effort, Gina McCarthy, awaits Senate confirmation. A vote for McCarthy can only be understood as a vote for Obama's very expensive and destructive agenda.
I was minding my own business Sunday afternoon when I began to receive tweets from a young lady named Melissa who was listening to a repeat, weekend broadcast of my Line of Fire radio program. This is our exchange, unedited except to correct punctuation and to combine multiple tweets into full sentences.
Hollywood is making another pathetic attempt to manufacture villains out of real Americans in its latest loud, dumb and explodey retread, White House Down. Surprise!
If I told you 30 years ago that the United States in 30 years would be arming Islamic rebels against Christian populations with Russia acting as benefactors to Christianity, you would have called me crazy. Caution: The LINK at the END of the article contains EXTREMELY GRAPHIC MATERIAL NOT SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE.
Conservatives are praising last week’s Supreme Court decision in Fisher v. University of Texas, which dealt a slight blow to affirmative action.
Outrage over offensive statements is a one-way racket meant only to harm conservatives. If anyone right of center crosses a line, then call in America's head-hacking Taliban. But anyone left of center crosses lines equal or worse, then, what? Did you hear that tree in the forest? No, did you?
As you can imagine, it’s difficult to persuade politicians. After all, why would they support policies such as fiscal sovereignty and financial privacy that hinder their ability to extract more revenue?
Just to show how far out of line NSA surveillance has gotten, the US is gathering routine information on US citizens and has also been bugging EU offices.
Circumventing Congress and ignoring the will of the American people, Obama is forging ahead with his promises to thwart “climate change” through Executive Order.
The Washington Post explains why Obama is now seeking to go around Congress to enact anti-coal regulations by fiat: “When Democrats controlled both the House and Senate, Obama could not get climate control legislation passed.”
What do Chick-fil –A and Starbucks have in common besides food and beverages? Controversy – and lots of it – as the executive leaders of both companies have taken public stands on one of America’s most contentious cultural and public policy issues.
After Tuesday’s testimony in the George Zimmerman trial by star witness Rachel Jeantel some of my white devil, honky, gringo, pasty skin, mackerel snatchin’, Caucasian buddies got all up in arms about Rachel Jeantel stating that “creepy ass cracker” is not a racial slur.
he multitude of challenges that the new mayor of America’s second largest city will face starting tomorrow constitutes a laundry list of items. None needs greater focus than revamping the Office of Finance and the business licensing process.
One reason Americans have moved so rapidly toward support of same-sex marriage is their stubborn bias toward liberty. When interest groups demand something material, or when they seek to take something from other groups, the public is apt to resist. But when a group asks to live and let live, it can usually count on getting its way.
An alleged "worst case scenario" shows the FHA could lose as much as $115 Billion. Since these worst case scenarios are always famously optimistic, the best course of action would be to shut the agency down.
As with the first U.S. housing bubble, which sparked off its inflation phase back in November 2001, the proximate cause of the second U.S. housing bubble is nearly identical: a sudden and very large influx of money flowing into the U.S. housing from the sale of investments in other markets.
The "Flat Earthers" apparently include 16 of the most highly credentialed environmental scientists in the world who jointly penned an editorial in the June 28, 2013 Wall Street Journal explaining that, "There is no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to 'decarbonize' the world's economy."
One of history’s worst butchers, Josef Stalin, is rumored to have said that, “The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic.”
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