In the aftermath of the controversial acquittal of George Zimmerman, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that his department would launch an investigation into whether Trayvon Martin’s civil rights were violated.
Why, when capitalism has created wealth and eradicated poverty, do left-wing politicians hate it so much? After all, it's supposed to be the left that cares about the poor.
Much has been written about the various uprisings which have been gaining strength and momentum since 2008. Usually it takes the tack of focusing on the abuses of the particular regime in question, because the press tends to see things through the eyes of the official underdog in any story based around conflict.
Yesterday, Detroit and Chicago were downgraded by Moody's in part to pension liabilities. Later in the evening, Detroit became the largest city to file municipal bankruptcy. One of the big problems for these cities, in addition to lavish pensions and other retirement promises made during boom times, is a deterioration of values.
Taxpayers should be fed up with ever-escalating property taxes, sales taxes, and fees to pay ridiculous retirement plans for unappreciative public union employees, especially police, fire, and teachers' unions.
As the President scrambles to delay implementation of Obamacare, while at the same time trying to prevent Republicans from legislating his executive branch goals, opponents of Obamacare are missing a key point: it’s not that Obamacare leads to socialism, it’s that it is, fundamentally, a scam!
Fifty years from now (assuming we haven’t suffered a Greek-style fiscal collapse), will we still enjoy our constitutional freedom of private gun ownership?
Two senior US military officers testified to the US Congress that they judge that Syrian government forces are winning the so-called civil war in Syria. A US press spokesman, however, said the Damascus government will never govern all of Syria again.
I am a well-known "gold bug" because of my strongly voiced opinion that gold has been one of the best assets for protecting yourself from the US dollar's prolonged decline. Lately, the precious metals have taken a beating, and I've been called to defend gold's future prospects in the media countless times.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is commanding big speaking fees. She regularly gets $200,000 for unburdening her mind on important topics of the day.
Surely a better system is possible.
The dwindling number of people still reading Rolling Stone knows that just as MTV no longer is a music station, this is not just a music magazine. Nevertheless, the magazine's covers are almost always rock and pop stars, and sometimes movie and TV actors.
Sharpton is even hailed as an expert on racial tensions, which in a funny way is true. The establishment he constantly seeks to "speak truth" to has enabled him in every conceivable way.
If there is any authenticity in Obama's claims to seek racial harmony in America, now is the time for him to make a 180-degree turn and use his bully pulpit to promote racial harmony.
Edward Snowden applied for temporary asylum in Russia, and Vladimir Putin wants it to be very temporary. The Russian president might send him Dr. Seuss as a bedtime story. The appropriate tale is "Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!"
Watching the Justice Department under President Obama transform into a dirty weapon of political manipulation to divide Americans into warring camps of class and race is enough to make a citizen feel helpless.
While just about every poll in the country is telling the administration that Americans care more about finding a job and getting the weak economy back on track, President Obama is out promoting his signature social welfare law: the government's de facto takeover of the nation's health care.
WASHINGTON -- The White House and its liberal allies in the news media have launched an all-out campaign to peddle Obamacare to an understandably doubting public.
I want government to successfully and rationally fight crime and stop terrorism. That’s a perfectly appropriate libertarian sentiment since protecting life, liberty, and property are among the few legitimate roles for government.
A two-man team of North Korean diplomats arrived in Panama to explain about and participate in the inspection of the detained cargo ship. However, the Panamanian presidency declared invalid a document issued by the Foreign Ministry that would have granted them access to the ship.
Summers would be as alien as Samarkan to today's high-school and college-aged young people. And summer—like everything else in our increasingly class-conscious society—has become two-tiered.
And when it comes to texting, proper grammar surely isn’t used because that would be entirely inefficient. Accordingly, instead of the word “you,” it’s just the letter “u.” As an alternative for the contraction “you’re,” it’s simply the letters “ur.” Nevertheless, it’s very important to remember that “fired” is still spelled “fired.”
Theories are tough to prove and disprove because there's always mitigating circumstance and embedded prejudice (I have a book at home with 300 pages of theories each with three or more). A great example of just how difficult it is to sway opinions steeped in theory is the latest fact about the T-Rex dinosaur. Turns out it was carnivorous!
How refreshing was it to hear Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old Pakistani girl, speaking from a U.N. podium last week, unequivocally and forthrightly denouncing the Taliban as terrorist and, for good measure, calling into question the courage and intelligence of its members?
During President Obama’s Climate Speech at Georgetown University, the leader of the executive branch warned opponents of his just announced EPA regulations that “sticking your head in the sand might make you feel safer, but it's not going to protect you from the coming storm" and that “we don't have time for a meeting of the flat-Earth society."
A Texas grandmother was terrified after Trayvon Martin supporters surrounded her SUV, hit her in the head and tried to prevent her from taking her sick grandchild to the hospital.
If the Republican minority in the Senate wouldn't go along with a slate of nominees to high federal office that the president wanted confirmed, well, Czar Harry would just do away with the whole institution of the filibuster in this instance. And maybe any others in the future.
Currently 20 of the 100 U.S. senators are women, as are 78 of the 435 representatives, for a grand total of 18 percent of congressional seats. In contrast, according to exit polls, women made up 53 percent of the voters in the 2012 presidential election.
At what point does the continuous growth and intrusiveness of government make people wake up?
For liberals who have suffered for too long from Great Society and New Deal envy, Obamacare is their generation’s artistic representation of the modern state’s proper relationship to society and in society. One day we should have Nancy Pelosi read it in public so people can know what's in it.
While American cable TV news engaged in saturation coverage of the closing arguments and verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, the BBC and Sky News carried an inspiring speech by Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head last October by the Taliban for advocating the education of girls.
Hunger strikes aren't really hunger strikes anymore. "Hunger strikes are a long known form of non-violent protest aimed at bringing attention to a cause, rather than an attempt of suicide," Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., explained in a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
The other day another pundit came to my side. I have been watching this steady trickle of sages joining the cause ever since the spring of 2012 when I pronounced, at book-length complete with footnotes, "The Death of Liberalism."
On Nov. 3, 1979, as members of the Communist Workers Party chanted and sang at a "Death to the Klan" rally in Greensboro, N.C., a group of white men drove up, got out of their cars and began firing at the demonstrators. Five protesters were killed.
People believe that I find the 30 year fixed loan to be the devil's work and not fit for humans to consider as a financial vehicle. Nothing is farther from the truth, HOWEVER, there are only 3 situations that I think make sense as a loan:
Such a remarkable critique emanating from the most venerable of the world’s central banks — no torch-and-pitchfork bearing mob — does not imply an indictment of Bernanke. Rather it implies an indictment of the Federal Reserve’s vague governing protocols.
One might expect Barack Obama's chief economist to put a happy face on the state of the economy as he did from the White House lawn.
For starters there is no recovery. Secondly, there is every reason for eurozone exports to slump; there is no reason to believe hiring will pick up, and no reason for imports or internal demand to pick up in the absence of hiring.
North Korea and Cuba have had a longstanding and somewhat mysterious relationship since the time of Kim Il-sung. Almost every North Korean Chief of the General Staff visits Cuba. Rumors of North Korean combat forces deployed on Cuba have punctuated reporting on the relationship for decades, but have proven unfounded.
The Fed Chairman didn’t really say anything surprising yesterday. But he seemed willing to continue feeding the market their fix of easy money. John was also joined by Joe Antos, with the American Enterprise Institute, to discuss Obamacare’s profound impact on small and mid-sized businesses.
Black liberals keep bemoaning the danger to their own teenage sons after the "not guilty" verdict in George Zimmerman's murder trial.
Welcome to the Obama administration's cringe-inducing non sequitur of the week. On Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder continued stoking the fires of racial resentment over a Florida jury's acquittal of George Zimmerman. In an address to NAACP leaders, who are demanding federal intervention, Holder attacked Stand Your Ground self-defense laws.
They’re at it again. The U.S. Department of Justice is getting set to meddle in a local criminal matter.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., both said the immigration bill they helped push through the Senate was designed to "bring people out of the shadows."
The left is committed to changing America in basic ways. But in order to create enough support for changing the greatest and most tolerant nation ever to grace the planet, the left must portray America as an evil, nasty place.
Although Obama wants us to respect the jury's verdict, that does not necessarily mean he will...
This world is getting strange and crazier than even I could ever imagine and unless we have all moved to the Land of Oz, somethings on earth - more specific in the United States - has to change, now! The following is my short list of needed measures. . . Emphasizing the word short.
Four senior Chinese executives have been arrested in a criminal investigation against healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline, after Glaxo allegedly used extensive bribery to increase sales.
I sometimes make fun of Republicans for being the “Stupid Party,” but I get genuinely agitated when they’re the “Statist Party.” You can forgive someone for not being intelligent, after all, but it’s much harder to look the other way when they deliberately and knowingly do the wrong thing.
Taxpayer funded Pennsylvania University Professor says Zimmerman trial was a “White Racist” act of God. "I think he’s a white racist god with a problem. More importantly, he is carrying a gun and stalking young black men.”
Sure, the fact that our government collects electronic information on its citizens (while simultaneously “misplacing” millions of taxpayer’s personal information) might be creepy. . . But it’s just the beginning. Obamacare's data collection efforts will make the NSA's attempt look like Google AdSense software.
According to Syria media, and reported by Xinhua, the Syrian armed forces discovered a factory for manufacturing and storing toxic chemical weapons inside a "terrorists'" hideout near Damascus.
The greatest economy to ever grace the face of the planet has been reduced to getting by on the same kind of moxie as that Little Engine That Could, and that’s a compliment because business could throw in the towel. Instead American businesses, big but especially small, continue to reflect optimism.
Really, why would anyone want a job nowadays? John talks about America’s leftward march toward government dependency, while communist countries continue to adopt more liberal economic policies. Juan Carlos Hidalgo (the most interesting man in the world?) from Cato joined the program to talk about Cuba’s reluctant acceptance of free-market reforms.
Our country should not be financing a race to the bottom, where corporations are competing in an international subsidy bidding war that leaves our employers at a disadvantage.
Churches across Alabama are known for their clever and sometimes humorous signs promoting the Sunday sermon –but not many people are laughing at the sign outside the New Era Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.
If only every 16-year-old had the courage and grit of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last year for advocating girls' and women's education.
Military intervention can be costly. But so can withdrawing and leading, hesitantly, from behind.
Central Bankers around the world are trying their best to pull the strings of an economic recovery. Does it worry anyone else that the Federal Reserve is working on the same theory as the Bank of China? Also, John Andrews joined the program to discuss the upcoming Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colorado.
The greatest hope most Americans -- including Republicans -- had when Barack Obama was elected president was that the election of a black person as the country's president would reduce, if not come close to eliminating, the racial tensions that have plagued America for generations.
Caring for the poor and downtrodden is central to most major religious faiths. For Christians, it is clear that Jesus was deeply concerned for the poor in his personal ministry on earth and in calling his followers to follow his example.
The new education standards called Common Core won't make U.S. kids any smarter. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute studied them and concluded that they are inferior to existing standards in 12 states, superior in only 16 states and the standards of 22 states are too close to call.
You’ve got to hand it to the teachers unions. They will embrace any topic to try to distract the public from the miserable condition of the government education system.
The Obama Administration – despite its many flaws – is genuinely more market-oriented that its French counterpart. . . Or perhaps "less statist" would be a more accurate description.
To those who would say that the Zimmerman case has been blown out of proportion, I say this: you are not paying attention.
Reid is willing to gut the filibuster at the behest of union bosses who want to keep the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) stacked with corrupt union lawyers who will continue to rig the rules to make it easier to force workers into unions.
During a time when national security and the inner-workings of the government seem to be stranger than fiction, I’m not surprised that the thriller book genre is gaining popularity.
Contrary to what you may have heard, the fight for marriage did not end on June 26 when the Supreme Court handed down its decisions in the Proposition 8 case, Hollingsworth v. Perry, and the Defense of Marriage Act case, United States v. Windsor.
Amid the dense fog and hot air blowing around the Republican Party, a new voice of clarity has emerged.
Economics- and liberty, which is really the same thing- have elbowed China aside and the once-soon-to-be-most-powerful country in the world is looking more like a wannabe economy to the great surprise of George Soros and Barack Obama.
If you plan to mount a dummy on TV, it’s wise to not bring yourself down to the level of the dummy. But a wrestler did exactly that when he tried to defend Trayvon Martin by demonstrating a MMA (mixed martial arts) mount on HLN After Dark.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano suddenly announced last week that she was resigning her position at the embattled agency in order to take a $750,000-a-year job as president of the University of California system. This will more than triple her salary, which was $200,000 at DHS.
For years now, immigration reform has been a polarizing topic. However, Washington, DC is one step closer to restoring America’s greatness after the Senate’s 68-32 successful vote on S. 744 “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013”.
Recently, millions of Americans were shocked and saddened when the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) disgracefully bowed to left-wing political pressure and became something it had never before been: a hyper-politicized, aberrantly sexualized petri dish for social and sexual experimentation.
Barack Obama used to oppose health care fraud—up until the moment that opposing fraud conflicted with his goal of preserving ObamaCare.
Last year 175 Democrats and 104 Republicans teamed up to defeat an amendment introduced by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) that would have finally put the EDA out of its misery.
The year-over-year growth rates of the value of trade between the U.S. and China indicates that China's economy has likely fallen back into recession, while the U.S. economy is growing, if sluggishly, through May 2013
You’ve probably heard about the airline crash reporting fiasco. Last Friday during a live midday newscast, KTVU TV in San Francisco reported as fact that the names of the pilots on board the Asiana airlines flight that recently crashed in that city were “Sum Ting Wong,” “Wi Tu Lo,” Ho Lee Fuk,” and “Bang Ding Ow.”
If you’re in your late teens and you get shot after assaulting a neighborhood-watch supervisor, and you want someone else to get blamed for your behavior, here are thirteen tips to make you look like an “innocent child” that loves Skittles, doing math and riding horses versus a gangbanger-in-waiting.
Egypt is on everyone’s mind as a democratically-elected government was overthrown by the Egyptian military.
State legislators are being successfully recalled by their constituent voters. Citizens and parents are regaining control of their local school boards. And a large gathering of contiguous counties of Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas are exploring the idea of forming a 51st state.
That’s a lofty title, but bear with me. I know the country—not just through being Egyptian, but through empirical and academic knowledge as well.
Expect Republican hypocrites to howl about the job losses while being totally unconcerned about any other cuts that might also cause job losses.
In June 2013, there were 20 public U.S. companies that announced that they would cut their dividend payments going forward. Unfortunately, that's double the level that indicates that the U.S. economy is experiencing recessionary conditions.
The administration could find now that its employer-mandate delay has the opposite of the desired effect.
Disclaimer: I've been dreading writing this article for months. Last year North Carolina passed a constitutional amendment stating that marriage is only between one man and one woman. I not only supported this amendment - I campaigned for it.