College classrooms are supposed to be politically neutral, not indoctrination centers for liberalism. Yet, we have conservative parents who save money for decades to send their children to universities that teach everything conservatives believe is wrong.
Back in the good old days, it used to be that elaborate dinner parties, or debate salons, were in fashion. Friends of different political, economic, or financial persuasions would meet in order to eat, drink, and debate the issues of the day.
If I had to identify a “least-favorite” international bureaucracy, it almost certainly would be the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
"If you're one of the more than 250 million Americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance." – President Obama
Let’s fix the problem of too much government with more government. ‘K? Jay Richards, author of INFILTRATED, joined the show to talk about the cause of the Financial Crises . . . And how little we’ve learned in the last five years.
Best Stocks Now!™ come in all shapes and sizes, as well as all types of packages. And Packaging Corp. of America (PKG) is no exception.
"If Katherine Harris, Jeb Bush, Jim Baker, and the US Supreme Court hadn't tampered with the results,” raved Terry McAuliffe shortly after his election to Chairman of the Democratic National Committee in February 2001, “Al Gore would be president, George Bush would be back in Austin, and John Ashcroft would be home reading Southern Partisan magazine."
A riveting day has dawned. House Speaker John Boehner, long criticized for inconsistent conservative passion, is actually allowing members to vote on a budget bill that ties continued government operations to a defunding of Obamacare.
After the Newtown school shooting, commentators on the Left expressed outrage that gun-rights groups were exploiting the attack to build membership in the wake of all the liberal demands for a federal crackdown on gun owners. Nine months later, they're curiously silent as Rupert Murdoch's cable network FX milks a fictional Catholic-school shooting for commercial gain.
Long lamented that President Obama has been making a consummate mess of America's foreign policy, most recently in Syria, yet polls don't seem to reflect that Americans are as atuned to Obama's incompetence as one might expect -- and hope.
While the nation uneasily prepares for the October 1 deadline for implementation of Obamacare, a potentially fatal rift has materialized in the most unlikely place – inside the Obama Administration itself, demonstrating once again how unready the country is for this law.
Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck is sometimes credited with the proverb, "God has a special providence for fools, drunks and the United States of America. Observing the unfolding of the Syrian crisis, the Iron Chancellor was an insightful man.
Miss America is back in town. After being exiled to Las Vegas for seven years, the pageant moved home to its birthplace for an end-of-summer carnival of kitsch and kicks, beautiful women romping in the sand and dipping toes in the sea, and showing their gams to the boardwalk empire.
On the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 jihad attacks, John Jamason, of Palm Beach, Fla., posted the following comment on his personal Facebook page...
Actually any price-inflation target is ridiculous. And didn't we go down this path before? Twice? The Fed has a history of blowing bubbles, and sweeping in after the crash.
Obama 2010- “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. Like your insurance? You can keep your insurance, and your cost will go down on average by $2,500.”
Human Rights Watch published a useful report with a map that showed range rings for what its author considers the likely firing ranges and location for the two rockets examined by the UN inspectors. However, the Maps have some deep flaws.
After many consecutive years of net losses, Rite Aid is expected to be profitable this year, and see earnings per share grow very aggressively going forward. The PE is quite low in comparison to the earnings growth, but the debt levels are extremely high.
As we get closer to the debt limit, the big spenders in Washington are becoming increasingly hysterical about the supposed possibility of default if politicians lose the ability to borrow more money.
Obviously, by using scare tactics and fear mongering, the editors have bought into the propaganda of man-made climate change. They are frantically trying to gin up support and make believers out of those who are agnostic toward the politically driven agenda of "Global Warming."
You remember the promise; "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan." By now you know that Barack Obama wasn't being truthful. . . But now it's getting personal.
This week’s announcement that there would be no end to Quantitative Easing (in the near future) was the wrong kind of “good” news for the market. Bill Tatro joined the program to discuss the Legacy Bernanke is leaving behind.
It's heartbreaking that America is mourning the victims of yet another horrific shooting massacre -- this time as the result of a former Navy reservist opening fire in the Washington Navy Yard complex, killing 13 people (including himself) and injuring several others.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., after another mass shooting, predictably wasted no time in demanding still more gun control legislation.
If you really want to have an effect on gun violence, there are two relatively small groups in society we should target, both of which are even more unpopular with liberals and the Obama administration than guns are. Young, black men and old, white men.
There is a tradition in politics that is similar to one in the legal profession: When evidence supports your position, make your argument based on the evidence, but when it argues against your position, ignore the evidence and appeal to emotion.
Next week, "The Book of Matt" by famed investigative journalist Stephen Jiminez, is slotted for release.
While speaking with another who is constantly polling and checking the pulse of the public, the conversation quickly moved to the inordinate fear that so-called "establishment Republicans" have of the "tea party."
Heartland Institute releases Climate Change Reconsidered report. Get it. Read it. Speak out.
When a situation goes to extremes, it can result in either a great opportunity or the possibility of severe danger.
Um. . . Ok. I mean, well, it has increased our debt every other time it’s been raised. It almost seems like the President is using new Common-Core math standards in his explanation of the debt limit negotiations.
The Fed's failure to announce some sort of tapering of its QE program, despite the consensus of an overwhelming percentage of economists who expected action, once again reveals the degree to which mainstream analysts have overestimated the strength of our current economy.
China continues to tutor North Korea, but North Korea is an obdurate and unwilling learner.
Remember that “independent” investigation Hillary Clinton’s State Department was going to launch to look into what happened in Benghazi? Well, it turns out it wasn’t so “independent”. Bob Beauprez joined the program to discuss the ongoing scandal surrounding the events in Benghazi.
For good or ill (often for ill), Hollywood wields enormous influence on the culture.
America suffers from ADHD compounded by 24-7 media schizophrenia and a President with no clear sense of direction. One day the United States is standing on the brink of war with Syria, and a few days later Obama has moved on to political warfare with the Republicans.
I am familiar with the argument that poor people are forced to live on junk food because it is cheaper than buying real food. But in the case of food-stamps, people aren’t buying anything. They aren’t being forced to make poor nutritional choices. They are being encouraged to do so.
Less than a year since the last mass shooting, the nation finds itself grieving again.
The article in the NY Daily News about the release of Grand Theft Auto V, a video game expected to make one billion dollars in the first month, began with these words: “The game of crime pays — even in the wake of another gun massacre.”
Forget gun control. America needs government control. Have you noticed the common thread among several mass killings and homeland security incidents lately?
Two things have happened with the climate debate recently that reveals that climate change apologists—better known as Europeans-- owe the rest of us an apology.
President Obama’s whispers to Russia’s then-President Dmitri Medvedev were picked up on a hot mic. “This is my last election,” the president confided to the Russian under his breath, “after my election, I’ll have more flexibility.”
Six months ago, Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston made a very simple and straightforward request to House Speaker John Boehner and other members of the House of Representatives.
Last month, 296 days after voters in Colorado and Washington decided to legalize marijuana, the U.S. Justice Department responded with a memo that leans toward accommodation rather than confrontation.
While trying to relax after a long day at work I heard the most startling announcement on the news: it is time to try out for the Rose Queen in Pasadena. There were approximately 100 girls and 8 young men who are trying out. Really!
Don’t pay for property that isn’t in your name. Land contracts, or contracts for deed, are dangerous for the buyer and just plain stupid!
Two years ago, Hollywood, no kidding, masterminded a plot to, in effect, steal the Internet (by criminalizing certain conduct, booby trapping the Web in ways that few non-mega-corporations can cope with).
Public unions can scream all they want, but the entire defined benefit pension system is insolvent. There is no choice other than pension haircuts.
It is remarkably simple to balance the budget with a modest amount of spending restraint. Based on Congressional Budget Office data, we can balance the budget in just three years if spending grows by “only” 1 percent per year.
In March of this year, former Vice President Al Gore announced that he was in favor of a "carbon tax." The wording is strange, as carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, 2013 has been the year of domestic stocks. Small and mid-cap domestic stocks are the hottest places to be in the market this year—for whatever reason.
A Tennessee high school has decided to revise its field trip policy after a group of freshmen were taken to an Islamic mosque where they were given copies of the Koran and while a student who opted out of the trip was given a worksheet that alleged Muslims treated their conquered people better than the United States treated minorities.
By voting last week to officially bring affiliated nonunion “worker centers” under its tent, the AFL-CIO raised the stakes on Big Labor’s latest campaign to unionize service sector businesses including retailers and restaurants.
One of the founding principles of our great republic is stated in the first line, second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal…” The idea of equality governs our interactions and expectations.
After getting scolded by the Department of Energy for paying employees (with taxpayer dollars) to play cards and volunteer at local charities, the manufacturer of the Lithium-ion batteries for Chevy Volts finally got their assembly lines moving. . . Only to shut them down again because of “environmental concerns.”
Political crusades for raising the minimum wage are back again. Advocates of minimum wage laws often give themselves credit for being more "compassionate" towards "the poor." But they seldom bother to check what are the actual consequences of such laws.
A survey of American economists found that 90 percent of them regarded minimum wage laws as increasing the rate of unemployment among low-skilled workers. Inexperience is often the problem. Only about 2 percent of Americans over the age of 24 earned the minimum wage.
Yesterday, in the wake of the tragic attack at the Washington Navy Yard, Russia’s parliamentary foreign affairs chief, Alexey Pushkov, gloated about the shooting.
The majority of Americans are Christians, but we're not treated with respect by the culture, the schools, or by our politicians.
Republicans have been getting a lot of advice on how they should change their party ever since Mitt Romney's defeat in November 2012. They need it.
New York Times columnist David Brooks argued on PBS' "NewsHour" Friday night that "Sen. Ted Cruz and similar legislators" are obstructionists who care more about undermining the Republican establishment than advancing legislation.
Obamacare has been likened to a “disaster,” a “trainwreck” and other implacable forces of nature or accident that gouge out the health, wealth and well-being of a community. But what is a flood, in terms of life and limb, when Obamacare looms over the country as a whole?
President Obama doomed Summer's candidacy months ago with his repeated rebuttals to attacks on Summers. A buzz then developed that a Chairman Summers would be Obama’s guy, sort of the way Arthur Burns was Dick Nixon’s guy years ago.
As an advocate of small government, I’m often distressed that I sometimes have to rely on Republicans in Washington to fight statism. But, as bad as Republicans are, there’s no way they could be as bad as the faux Conservative Party in the United Kingdom.
Aptly nicknamed the Motor City, Detroit was once a driving force behind American economic growth. In the first half of the 20th Century, the city had a thriving economy and burgeoning population, largely a function of its powerful automobile manufacturing industry.
Now that Michigan State University Professor William Penn is on temporary hiatus for his crazed classroom rant against Republicans, parents can breathe a sigh of relief and know that their college students are safe from indoctrination and bullying.
If a CEO wants to work in an environment where he can do anything he wants and no one will notice for two years, I suggest he get a job running the Department of Energy.
In light of the recent, shocking revelations about abortion clinic horrors, including all kinds of health code violations, it would only be logical to think that state governments would be reading the riot act to these clinics, telling them if they want to stay open, they had better comply with the law.
Ten years ago this week, the Texas Legislature took decisive action to improve access to healthcare and reduce frivolous medical liability lawsuits filed by personal injury trial lawyers. In passing medical liability reform, Texas strengthened the underpinnings of our economy, caught the attention of quality doctors from across the country and set a standard that our nation would be wise to emulate.
Whether we are talking about respect for a nation or for an individual, nothing undermines respect more than duplicity -- saying one thing and acting differently.
The wealth effect of liberal policies, which seems to infect only a favored few in our society and on Wall Street, will continue papering over any missteps, flaws or fallacies that the liberals want to foist on a trusting public. Year after, year, after year, after year, after year.
It was Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 6, 2013. The huge hall was overflowing, the convention sold out. Over 1,200 attendees, with many spilling out into the foyer, eagerly awaited the announcement. What would this safe, moral and non-sexualized alternative to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) look like?
This is what happens when Fed policies benefit the wealthy at the expense of everyone else.
Say hello to Big Brother. . . Again. As if the information collected through the NSA, IRS, and FBI weren’t enough, now the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (doesn't that Orwellian named entity give you the full body shivers?) has decided to monitor roughly 80% of all debit or credit card transactions.
Does the rising level of short interest in Sprint and AT&T have anything to do with possible imminent announcements from Google, GlobalStar, the FCC, Amazon, or others? That's possible. But short sellers may also be looking at other issues.
When Sarah Silverman put together a pro-gun control video mocking the idea of a “black NRA,” I was prepared to laugh.
In looking at the chart, we see that the expectations for future dividends per share changed first on Monday, 26 August 2013, dropping by 11 cents per share, and was proportionately followed a day later by S&P 500 stock prices, which dropped by $33 per share.
When Obamacare kicks in, the wealthy will get to keep their healthcare. So will Congress, staffers, and others who got waivers from Obama. I guarantee the Unions will be next. The poor will get government subsidies to pay for Obamacare, but what about the rest of us?
Somewhere, up there, Andrew Breitbart is celebrating. On September 10, 2013, the legendary gadfly whose huge heart gave out far too soon chalked up a three more big wins in his campaign to take America back from the hypocritical liberal snobs he despised.
You apparently are OK with the targeting of groups by political affiliation practiced by the IRS, the seizure of phone records of the AP and Fox News, the Benghazi cover up, the DOJ ignoring voter suppression when it’s practiced by the Black Panther party, Fast and Furious, etc., etc., but you’re still outraged at Bush about Abu Ghraib.
Running a news and an opinion website in the age of Obama can some times be a bleak task, simply by the sheer tonnage of sewage this administration and this culture are belching out.
A Durham abortion facility became the third to close down either temporarily or permanently last week due to health violations.
This was big news across the country, covered by all the networks and all the radio talk show personalities. But something far more significant than a recall had taken place in Colorado; something revolutionary. The old guard watched and the grassroots won.
I wanted to call them, but there is no number, just online forms, then they call you.
I’m almost at the point where I feel sorry for Obamacare supporters. There’s been a growing avalanche of bad news about government-run healthcare and they somehow have to justify this festering pile of you-know-what.
The House leadership now finds itself, once again, in the same pickle. Congress, once again, did not complete a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. That means a continuing resolution (CR) will be necessary to keep the government open on October 1st.
Conservatives have a right to be rejoicing. As Jerry Bowyer points out in Forbes: “the Anglosphere is now post progressive. The English speaking nations of the world: England, New Zealand, Canada and now Australia are governed by conservatives."
Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo stopped by this week to talk about the prospects of the gun grabbers going down to defeat in Colorado on the backs of a message delivered by grassroots activists. And defeat they did. Oh, boy, did they ever.