Collapsing science, economies and international cooperation require that we refuse to act .
The Great Unifier, and the Healer of Nations plans on being the One for a very long time.
Nearly all of us, at one time or another, refer to our “constitutional right to free speech.” But while this common phrase may seem harmless, it points to a larger misunderstanding of where our rights come from -- a misunderstanding that undermines many of our most fundamental policy debates.
As if the federal government were not already doing enough to kill the U.S. airline industry with restrictive workplace rules, over-regulation, and a monetary policy that supports higher fuel prices, earlier this month anti-trust authorities at the Justice Department blocked the merger between American Airlines and US Air.
Apache Corp. has agreed to sell a minority stake in its Egyptian oil and gas business to Sinopec Group of China, for $3.1 billion.
As we mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, it is worthwhile to note the state of Black America. Sadly, we still have immense poverty, blight, broken families, crime, failing schools and crumbling infrastructure in the inner cities of this country.
Forces with ulterior motives continue to lead the lambs to slaughter.
We have a culture that is extremely, heavily focused on short-term trading and not focused on long-term valuation.
A military jury sentenced unrepentant Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan to death on Wednesday. But if another murderous Muslim soldier's case is any indication, Hasan may be sitting in the catbird seat for years to come. And our men and women in uniform will remain endangered by Islamic vigilantes in their own ranks.
I know. I know: Our government? Lying about something? It seems incredible. So, I’m guessing that they’re lying about a few things.
According to Ms Sweig the “policy” that needs “innovation” is U.S. gun laws. Why?
Does any American believe that Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, 28, should remain in a military prison for the next 20 years for "murder" after giving a legitimate order to his soldiers to fire at three Afghan men on motorcycles, killing two in the process?
The old man had long ago given up fixing shoes and tried other businesses, always at the same location, and usually with the same customers. But he never found any other work that gave him as much satisfaction as putting a couple of nice new leather soles on a pair of old uppers.
Two recent articles highlight the two biggest challenges facing conservative religious voters and the GOP in 2014 and beyond: how to adapt to and influence a culture drifting leftward on social issues, and how to combat the creeping influence of a prosperity centered worldview.
Now an internal JP Morgan spreadsheet has come to light, linking appointments to specific deals pursued by the bank. However, it is still unclear whether any crime has been committed.
I got involved in a bit of a controversy last year about presidential profligacy. Some guy named Rex Nutting put together some data on government spending and claimed that Barack Obama was the most frugal President in recent history.
Wednesday all we heard was how the only thing wrong in America, holding back the realization of Martin Luther King’s “dream,” is corporate greed and mean people not willing to pay more than 60% of their income to save crumbling schools.
With Labor Day just around the corner, our jobs discussion speeds up with intensity, clarity, and a much more solid grasp of the situation — or not. In any event, we’ll continue the conversation in conjunction with a topic which you might find very appetizing, namely fast-food.
President Obama, the unions, and Democrats in general are attempting to force Wal-Mart to raise its minimum wage. They need to go beyond their simplistic model of raising minimum wages and actually think about why things are as they are.
On this 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech, even the self-avowed apostles of “individualism,” “liberty,” and “limited government”—i.e. “conservatives”—can’t resist lavishing endless praise upon its author, Martin Luther King, Jr.
My favorite place in Washington is the Lincoln Memorial. Its grand size, pivotal location and sweeping view of our capital city are a backdrop for the inspirational addresses inscribed on its walls. Lincoln's second inaugural address and his Gettysburg Address are there for all visitors to read.
Jesse Jackson says the tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy. It's an example of sad prejudice in a sea of pride.
Overnight a series of bombings in around Baghdad killed 51 and wounded hundreds. Yesterday a suicide car bomber in southern Afghanistan attacked a military convoy, killing four. Both incidents underscore a glaring truth about that niche of the world.
Most of America has a dream. It is the same Dream that King articulated so emotionally 50 years ago on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. And the progressive string of Obama’s Democrat Party has spent the last fifty years suffocating this dream under empty promises and government programs.
We’re not doomed. At least not according to George Gilder’s challenging and insightful Knowledge and Power. Plenty of nations have lost their way, and this present distress is not the first time we’ve gotten off course.
Surely the 50th anniversary of the "I have a dream" speech of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (8/28/1963) is a major milestone in our history. But in our highly secular age, the Politically Correct Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been yanked from his biblical context---deeply rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t a flawed man. However, no one but Jesus is without sin.
It really breaks your heart, doesn't it? It just makes me sad to think that I'm living in a world where not everyone is enjoying the non-stop joy that comes from spending days, weeks, years and decades trapped in a soul-killing office full of annoying co-workers and abusive supervisors.
What will be the next great discovery? Will it be a revolutionary event, similar to the launch of the internal combustion engine, the radio, or the internet? And if so, will this greatly anticipated groundbreaking occasion fill the need for the masses, subsequently giving rise to jobs?
The media's fixation on the Trayvon Martin case, while ignoring much more brutal crimes with clearer racial motivations, is a return to pre-O.J. America.
The Assad dictatorship's August 21st chemical attack on a Damascus suburb controlled by anti-regime rebels is a heinous act -- if it indeed occurred as described by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other senior Obama administration officials.
Leaked transcripts of a secret meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the head of Saudi Arabia's secret police, Prince Bandar, have exposed how desperately the Saudi Arabians want Bashar Assad deposed as the President of Syria.
It’s easy to make fun of California, the “Land of Fruits and Nuts,” with its history of “flower power” and its “fragrance free zones”; where environmental whackos are exalted, and Second Amendment supporters demonized.
While most Americans will be chillin' out, maxin' and relaxin' this Labor Day weekend, dedicated patriots in Colorado are hard at work preparing for a groundbreaking special election day with nationwide repercussions. George Washington would be proud.
MSNBC obliterated the notion of separating cable-news hosts and their political activism when the network brass gave Rev. Al Sharpton a nightly show two years ago. It was just another day at the office when Sharpton held a rabble-rousing rally for Trayvon Martin in the afternoon and then covered it on his show hours later.
President Obama has made his entire career off of not being George W. Bush. During his shockingly fast political rise, he differentiated himself by claiming that he had stood alone against the warmongers who wanted to depose Saddam Hussein (never mind that he wasn't in Congress at the time). During the 2008 campaign, he claimed that he wouldn't be the kind of president who would enter America into open-ended conflicts without true American interests at stake. Iraq, he said, was the bad war; Afghanistan was the good war.
"We're actively looking at the various legal angles that would inform a decision." That is what an anonymous administration official told the Washington Post this week about President Barack Obama's deliberations on whether he will personally involve the United States in another Middle Eastern war by ordering military action in Syria.
It was wholly a pleasure to get your thank-you note for my mentioning Bill Mauldin, the cartoonist for Stars and Stripes who made a couple of GIs named Willie and Joe familiar figures during the late great unpleasantness known as the Second World War.
WASHINGTON - Hold on to your wallets and put your savings in a safe place, because Congress returns next week from its month-long August recess.
You’ve shopped the sales and tax-free holidays, met your child’s teacher, and mapped out your “school schedule.” It’s back to school time, the buses are rolling, and everything seems familiar. But is it really?
Last Friday, in an interview with CNN, President Obama acknowledged that "the capabilities of the NSA are scary to people.
I’m not a big fan of the European Commission. For those not familiar with this entity, it’s sort of the European version of the executive-branch bureaucracy we have in Washington.
Republicans have largely squandered an August that should have been spent preparing the American people for a showdown with Democrats over the president's health care law. Instead, efforts have largely been diverted to a damaging internecine fight between proponents and critics of the defund strategy.
Somehow the mainstream press persists in getting this entirely wrong. The open source evidence reinforces the NightWatch judgment that Readers should retain healthy skepticism about what took place east of Damascus on 21 August, and who was responsible.
Now we learn that Ackman’s fund, Pershing Square Capital Management, has hired Citigroup to sell its 39 million shares of J.C. Penney. The fund is expected to lose nearly half a billion dollars on the trade.
Not one reporter found the hypocrisy uncontrollably laughable. In fact, many of them feverishly reported the gist of the comment: The GOP is forcing Obama to demand a unilateral increase in the debt.
It is easy to get yourself on the road to financial freedom if you take the time, or ask for help. It is too important in this economy to take hold of your financial future. And in this case, it's a matter of dollars. . . Not cents.
Representatives earn three times more than the average American. Their taxpayer-provided salaries of $174,000 also include retirement benefits equal to $82,000 per year.
Unsurprisingly, our study has attracted criticism from several quarters. Some of those critics make valuable points that might improve future research, but most criticism falls far short of the mark.
Millions of viewers tuned in to MTV’s 30th Annual Video Music Awards this past Sunday, hoping to witness a long-awaited N’SYNC reunion, among many other memorable pop-culture moments. While what they witnessed was definitely memorable, it was a disheartening reminder of what our culture expects of successful women -- sexually objectify yourself and you’ll get the attention you need to make more money.
Last week, a jury of 13 military officers found Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan guilty of 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder for his shooting rampage at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Fort Hood in November 2009.
When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the reported chemical weapons attacks in Syria this week, it was like watching a bad Stanley Kubrick movie cross between "Dr. Strangelove" and "Spartacus." As in, "I, Spartacus, would like to claim full responsibility for the battles and woes in everyone's backyard."
In the first two parts of this series, I showed how Thomas Jefferson valued education as the tool to ensure our republic's perpetuity and Americans' "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."
Bizarrely, racism in America is no longer mainly about race.
Evidence of the astonishing incompetence of the Obama administration continues to roll in.
With a government so compelled, seemingly, as the Obama administration is, to cook the books for every number, forecast and data point, one has to wonder whether the data for July was as good as the bad estimate that the Commerce Department just released.
It's ironic that President Obama so often carps about politics -- blaming "politics as usual" or "hyperpartisanship" for everything from the lack of economic growth to joblessness to climate change -- when he is the most relentlessly partisan president in recent memory.
With a first term marked by executive overreach, Barack Obama is getting ever cozier with governing by decree in the fifth year of his rule.
I’m guessing that DC’s vast population of lobbyists and influence peddlers dominate the upper end of the income spectrum.
Apparently losing a teacher’s tenure is “too high a price to pay” for a more effective educational system for our youth. After all, our ruling elite don’t send their kids to underperforming schools. And to think they act like it’s “all for the children.”
Everyone knows the RNC leadership believes there were too many debates last time around and intends to cut the number in half for 2016.
In the 1961 movie Paris Blues, Sydney Poitier portrays Eddie Cook, a jazz musician who flees American racism to live in France. Even when Cook falls in love with the beautiful Connie Lampson (played by Diahann Carroll), he resists returning to America to be with her. To Cook, as to many real life black artists and intellectuals of that generation, Europe offered a refuge from racism and the freedom to be oneself.
George Washington would not be welcome in the modern U.S. military. Neither would Thomas Jefferson or Benjamin Franklin, according to Department of Defense training documents that depict the Founding Fathers as extremists and conservative organizations as “hate groups.”
Here’s a wacky, outside-the-envelope idea that we just might want to give a shot – let’s try defeating our enemies. It’s bound to work out better than protecting and empowering them.
Looking over the program for the festivities commemorating the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech, it's hard to not feel sober about the whole thing.
This is the Democrats’ economy. It’s everything they asked for: They invested in solar, in unions, in government and in healthcare. And, they’ve produced the worst recovery ever.
The most common phrase teenagers say nowadays is “I’m awesome.” Instead of parents - as well as teachers and programming on television - giving children praise when they’ve earned it, today’s society tells kids they’re smart and wonderful all the time.
At a normal conference, my remarks may have resonated, but I freely admit that I was completely overshadowed by the presentation of Shin Dong-Hyuk, who is the only person to have successfully escaped from the North Korean gulag.
These young people are facing the real world and it is not what they were promised. Many of them are already trying to figure out ways to survive and manage their future.
Keep in mind that even though the Fed's QE efforts is clearly responsible for keeping the U.S. economy out of recession following the second quarter of 2012, the reason the Fed believes it can begin taking its foot off the QE gas is because the U.S. economy would appear to be beginning to recover from its microrecession.
Reining in federal disability programs would not only save taxpayer money, it would also give marginally disabled people who have valuable skills an incentive to reenter the workforce.
If you think that sounds ridiculous so do I. But all it takes is for one major retailer to start Christmas promotions a few days earlier than last year, and all the lemming fall in line.
According to the Media, President Obama and the slick-haired Al Sharpton, we white devils are supposed to feel very sorry for the plight of the black teen.
Here's how you know the California prison inmate hunger strike is a stunt, if a dangerous stunt: The strike to protest security housing units in California prisons began with 30,000 participants; Jay Leno, Susan Sarandon and other celebrities signed a letter that denounced the SHU as "solitary confinement" and "torture." As of Thursday, the count was down to 79 inmates, including 44 who had fasted continuously.
As we approach on August 28th the 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, some people have stated we need to have a national conversation about race. I agree and I would like to do that, hopefully without hitting on too many tired clichés.
The placid cornfields of the upper Midwest have the look of a place where nothing important ever changes. But here, at a large pig farm five miles south of town, the beginnings of a small revolution are unmistakable.My host today is Bob Johnson, a sturdy 6-footer who gives the impression he would not be rushed if he were running with the bulls in Pamplona. As president of Johnson-Pate Pork Inc., which he co-owns with two sisters and a brother-in-law, he has taken a big role in changing the way hogs are handled.
Preparing a wide range of military options and sending forces to the area is hardly encouraging. So mentally prepare for the US to engage in another senseless, unwinnable war, that we cannot afford in the first place.
Since September 11, 2001, Western governments have developed a “fear factor” approach in how they deal with Islamist groups.
Because I’m a huge fan of tax competition, I'm happy when I find out that bloated governments are in trouble because people are escaping to places where government isn’t quite so greedy.
This week we have Brent Littlefield, Powerful and Pitiful featuring Elbert Guillory, our Ezra Klein is an Idiot moment with C.i.C. Barack Hussien Obama... who says that we have that whole NSA scandal thing wrong. He practically screams: "I am not a crook."