Are you Hispanic, black, Asian, Jewish, gay, young, old, poor, or a woman? Well, then you may have heard that conservatives like me hate you.
If you are a patriotic American, you believe that there are circumstances under which it is right to take up arms against your own government.
I’m very proud that a Clinton Administration official once accused me of being unpatriotic for helping foreign jurisdiction oppose some bad policies from Washington.
Most foreign "aid" isn't really "aid" but rather handouts to US corporations. Monsanto is a prime example of agricultural "aid".
What do Apple (AAPL), Starbucks (SBUX), Ford (F) and General Electric (GE) all have in common? Their businesses are built on churning out thousands and thousands of products each and every week. To be successful, they have to deliver products that meet or beat consumer expectations time and time again.
Seldom in American history has the Supreme Court unanimously rejected positions advocated by presidents' administrations. But in this respect at least, President Obama has produced the fundamental transformation he promised in his 2008 campaign. Over the last three years, the Court has rejected Obama administration positions repeatedly in unanimous 9-0 decisions.
In the George W. Bush years, liberals were routinely shocked and awed that the Bush administration would obliterate their sacred wall of separation between church and state. But what happened when the Obama administration came in and imposed its own gospel, the good news of "LGBT inclusion"?
You wouldn't think, five years into the Obama presidency, that so many liberal Americans wouldn't like America.
?I don’t usually write about political parties and when I do I don’t make broad statements about their intelligence, character, etc. This is in contrast to Paul Krugman at The New York Times, who routinely tells us that Republicans are cruel, heartless, selfish and responsible for almost all our public policy problems.
A new Gallup poll finds that fewer Americans are satisfied with the freedom in their lives compared with seven years ago -- dropping 12 percentage points, from 91 percent in 2006 to 79 percent in 2013.
?Last week National Public Radio (lavished with over $4 billion by U.S. taxpayers over the past decade) ran a week-long “special series” on—and from—Cuba. Such was its propaganda value for the Castro regime that Cuba’s own KGB-founded and mentored media gleefully ran some of the programs —and in their pristinely unedited form.
Republicans have a wealth of political issues that will dominate the 2014 midterm election races and determine their outcome. The national news media has done its best to try to bury these issues, play them down or sugar coat them, but the American people know better.
I realize that not that many readers care about Greek economic policy, but sometimes other nations can teach us very important lessons. For better or worse.
With the arrival of US Apache gunship helicopters, four air forces will be flying missions in Iraq, including the Syrian air force. Some news services have reported that Iranian fighter jets have been flying missions against ISIL targets for at least a week. Air traffic control should be interesting.
While being interviewed by Parade magazine, President and Mrs. Obama said that they would like for their daughters to have the experience of working at minimum wage jobs. Hear! Hear!
Russia’s developed economy is the eighth largest in the world, with a rich array of natural resources: timber, precious metals and fossil fuels. However, many people regard Russia as an unstable market with poor or even punitive business regulations, so Russian stocks tend to trade at a discount.
The economy added 288,000 jobs in June. Overall jobs creation has improved in 2014, but it remains far short of the 390,000 needed each month to keep up with population growth and genuinely reduce unemployment, and well less than the pace accomplished during the Reagan – Clinton prosperity.
"For the first time since President Richard M. Nixon's divisive 'Southern strategy' that sent whites to the Republican Party and blacks to the Democrats ..." began a New York Times story last week. Thus has one of the big lies of U.S. political history morphed into a cliche -- that Richard Nixon used racist politics to steal the South from a Democratic Party battling heroically for civil rights.
Republicans have a wealth of political issues that will dominate the 2014 midterm election races and determine their outcome.
There is one thing we can predict about the tens of thousands of "minor aliens" crashing our southern border. If permitted to stay in this country and gain citizenship, at least 8 in 10 of them will grow up to be Big Government Democrats.
When the women showed up on the morning of the Hobby Lobby decision at the Supreme Court, they were encouraging all Americans to treasure the gifts we have as a free people. You don't have to shop at Hobby Lobby to celebrate the victory won for us all before the Court.
At some point in every man’s life, he hears a voice of conscience (perhaps it is a faint whisper from God Himself) urging him to break loose from the suffocating bonds of lust or fear, which hold him against his will in either the endless search for more—more wealth, more excitement, more control—or the legalistic monotony of what some might call “religion.”
In his first term, Barack Obama all but declared victory in America's Middle East struggles. As he precipitously pulled out all U.S. peacekeepers from Iraq, the president had his own "Mission Accomplished" moment when declaring the country "stable," "self-reliant" and an "extraordinary achievement."
As you prepare to celebrate Independence Day, I thought I’d take this opportunity, while it still exists, to mock our progressive friends.
Obama's poll numbers dropped below those of former President George W. Bush. By the end of Bush's term, focus groups were telling pollsters they despised the very four-letter word B-U-S-H. When John McCain faced Obama in 2008, Democrats gleefully slammed McCain's quest as the "third Bush term."
Today, Republicans in Congress could use some of that strategic wisdom in battling a President who is attacking the very foundation of liberty in America from all directions.
One hundred years ago this summer, the German Chancellor reacted with shock and dismay when the British ambassador brought him news of his country’s declaration of war. Germany had invaded Belgium, a country whose independence Germany had pledged by treaty to respect. The Chancellor was distraught. He said he could not believe Britain would go to war over “a scrap of paper.”
In past columns, I've mentioned some teachers and professors that I've known who bluntly said that Ronald Reagan was the nation's worst president.
The news that Howard Baker had passed at the age of 88 set off a kaleidoscopic swirl of memories, impressions, recollections and reflections -- so many it was surprising, for he was not a particularly memorable politician, and certainly not a colorful one.
While wildly popular with consumers, these apps also create thousands of jobs and increase revenue for the national and local economies in which they operate.
Organizations concerned with public policy have a habit of hyping developments that relate to their concerns. When the Supreme Court ruled that some corporations are exempt from paying for employees' contraceptive coverage under Obamacare, both sides loudly trumpeted its importance.
The internal revenue service has allowed itself to become a tool of the White House. To be more specific, bureaucrats at the tax-collection agency sought to undermine a free and fair political process by stifling political speech.
The easiest way to dissolve our republic will be through prosecutorial discretion… And this Department of Justice seems to pretty much understand this concept. Sidney Powell, who spent a decade in the DOJ, joined the program to talk about Eric Holder’s culture of corruption.
Getting a new perspective on an old idea can be jarring. Take the example of a world map.
The first half of a most unusual year for the financial markets now is in the books, and that means it’s time to break out the halftime exchange-traded fund (ETF) scorecard...
Thursday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 211,000 jobs in May. In line with the pace so far this year, that is far short of what is needed to keep up with population growth and genuinely reduce unemployment.
As we gather with family and friends this week to mark the Fourth of July, let us keep in mind the defining value that sets this nation apart – the founding principle that stands as our greatest cause for pride and celebration: that every American deserves an equal opportunity to achieve a happy and fulfilling life.
Like most conservatives, I'm outraged and horrified at the conduct of our President and his appointees. His willingness to abuse Executive authority with impunity and his cavalier attitude about the responsibilities of his office seems to betray a contempt for the U.S. Constitution and the principles it embodies
Las Vegas will run out of water. Maybe. Probably. Ya know: eventually. (I suddenly feel like quoting Keynes: “In the long run, we’re all dead.”)
The Public and Intergovernmental Affairs Office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is very concerned.
There has never been a purely free market economic system, just as there has never been a purely communist system. However, we can rank economies and see whether ones that are closer to the free market end of the economic spectrum are better or worse than ones that are closer to the communist end. Let's try it.
House Speaker John Boehner recently shocked many of us when he announced that he is planning a lawsuit against the president for abuse of power. Many Americans feel that a harmonious working relationship between the branches of government has been seriously compromised in recent years.
President Barack Obama treats the press like a spoiled child treats his parents. Despite the pampering, he just keeps complaining about them until he gets his way. As America tires of his inflated sense of self-importance while the economy limps and his foreign policy crumbles, Obama travels around the country complaining that the mean old media aren't complimentary enough.
Abortion-rights protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court building on Monday holding signs that read "Birth Control: Not My Boss's Business." Meanwhile, supporters of the government's contraception mandate believe that birth control is their boss' business, and they want the federal government to force employers to agree.
While you non-scientists see the missed forecasts as some type of problem with the “science”, in truth the incorrect projections serve the most important scientific outcome imaginable: They keep the gravy train rolling while pushing doomsday to just behind the next horizon.
On Monday, three Jewish boys were found dead, murdered by the terrorist group Hamas, including American citizen Naftali Frenkel.The three were kidnapped while hitchhiking some three weeks ago. In the interim, President Barack Obama said nothing about them publicly.
Sometime during the spring of 1944, Allied commanders concluded that their air forces had secured air superiority over an area stretching from Great Britain to central France as well as parts of Belgium and Holland.
Barack Obama's unpopular presidency has become irrelevant, incapable of strengthening a weak economy, ignored by Congress, pushed around by Russia, and in retreat in the face of a mounting terrorist threats to U.S. security.
The Islamic terrorist army often referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has made a faster womb-to-superstardom ascension than Justin Bieber.
In 1878, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected a Mormon's First Amendment challenge to the federal ban on bigamy. Because marrying more than one person is a crime, the court reasoned, allowing it for religious reasons would be akin to allowing human sacrifice by someone who sincerely believes his deity demands it.
As relatively young conservatives, we couldn’t disagree with her more regarding the sport of soccer and many in our country’s love of this great game and the 23 Americans representing exceptionalism down in Brazil.
Nearly every Jew believes that the Muslim Dome of the Rock, which dominates that thirty-six acre site, sits on the spot of all previous Jewish Temples, including the last one destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. Many Jews and Christians believe that the temple must be and will be rebuilt on that spot. Therein lies the problem. Can you think of a faster way to start World War III?
When government is very large, with all sorts of power to provide unearned wealth via taxes, spending, and regulation, then you will get more sleaze. Sort of like the way a full dumpster will attract lots of rats and roaches.
If you made less than $20,000 annually, but were guaranteed $20,000 whether you worked at all, would you work?
Sure, the NSA is getting bigger… But they’re not the only ones that are watching. Have you used Google lately? Also, Mark Skousen joined the program to discuss the increasingly creepy nature of big business.
The Fed target is 2 percent inflation, but since March the pace has quickened. In May, the Consumer Price Index the government uses to adjust Social Security and other benefits increased at an eye-popping 4.3 percent annual rate.
A victory beyond the wildest dreams of Osama bin Laden is within reach of fighters from ISIL. And make no mistake, it's all Obama's fault.
This week Americans will enjoy Independence Day with family cookouts and fireworks. Flags will be displayed in abundance. Sadly, however, what should be a celebration of the courage of those who risked so much to oppose tyranny will instead be turned into a celebration of government, not liberty.
It's the very symbol of patriotism -- Old Glory, as William Driver, a 19th-century American sea captain, nicknamed it. But even as we close in on Independence Day, more and more people across the country are calling the American flag a threat and inappropriate home garnishing.
Government just doesn't work very well. That's the persuasive thesis of three important books published this year.
The major media's account of the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case was typical of the way the case has been misreported from the start. The New York Times headline read, "Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporations." Politico led with "SCOTUS sides with Hobby Lobby on birth control."
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday confirmed what many observers both inside and outside the Beltway had long argued: President Obama’s three controversial “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in January 2012 were, in fact, unconstitutional.
There have been many truly awful presidents elected in the United States, but if I had to pick my least favorite failed president, I might choose Herbert Hoover.
We citizens sense that we are being lied to by those in authority. We can’t quite put our finger on it. We are right, though.
It was a good week for the rule of law in the never-ending case, challenge and general struggle of U.S. v. Obama, which is sure to be continued. Thursday the Supreme Court of the United States ruled -- unanimously -- that a president of the United States can't make recess appointments while, as it happens, Congress is not in recess.
?On this one-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War I, we have a chance to look back with a historian’s eye at the assassination in Sarajevo, at the people involved, and the broader meaning of the incident for the world today.
With Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer term limited, a crowded field of Republicans has emerged hoping to replace her in 2015. The liberal media can’t make up its mind which of the more moderate to liberal candidates it prefers, so those four are all being touted as frontrunners. Various contradictory polls from groups with agendas have been released, with wildly humorous results.
Imagine this: January 20, 2017, Hillary Clinton stands before Chief Justice John Roberts on the west front of the U.S. Capitol Building and takes the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States.
Refusing to support every GOP nominee means you are choosing to be silenced, disenfranchised and disarmed.
As Christians all around the world watched Dr. Meriam Ibrahim Ishag bravely endure unthinkable horrors of her captivity, release, re-arrest and now tenuous future, Americans in particular can take away one critical piece of knowledge. We absolutely do not want any form of the barbaric Shari’a law introduced into our U.S. courts.
Incumbent Republican Senator Thad Cochran’s successful game plan, which drove his run-off victory over Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel for Mississippi’s Republican Senate nomination, was unconventional.
Sure, soccer is a boring sport for timid, risk-averse poindexters who are afraid to stand out from the crowd. But there’s actually only one sport worthy of any fealty to or appreciation from a country as ferocious, atomistic, take-no-prisoners, unafraid, and straight-out-will-kill-you-in-a-second as the good-old US of A: The Games.
Saturday, June 28, 2014, marked the 10th anniversary of the return of sovereignty from the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority to the people of Iraq. The return of sovereignty was made necessary by the invasion of a coalition force in April 2003 that overthrew the regime of Saddam Hussein.
It’s hard to determine where the tragedy begins and the travesty ends. It’s a story that has gripped and enraged a nation.
Let’s look at the silver lining to this story. When EPA bureaucrats are pooping in hallways, that’s a relatively non-destructive use of their time.
What is the difference between having armed school officials/resource officers on site and relying upon police officers at a station just over two miles away when it comes to protecting the lives of students at a public school when there is a mass shooting incident?
Women can’t possibly be expected to take care of their own bodies, right? I mean, it’s pretty obvious that equality and empowerment come from depending on entitlements and government mandated acts of charity… Or something.
Reader Mike wonders what effect a rise in minimum wage would have.
Thomas Piketty should take note! Inequality is shrinking, not growing, when it comes to useful goods and services.
Check it out: Golden-Globe-winning, Oscar-nominated actress Amy Adams, made the news Friday by quietly and classily giving up her first-class seat to a soldier on a flight.
?By now you must be pretty sick of reading and hearing about Hillary Clinton. Personally, I am ready for No Mas. But after I wrote my first column about Benghazi many readers wrote and asked me to promise I would not let the subject die. Since nothing has happened that has warranted dropping the subject I felt obligated to march on to find the facts. Hillary has now released her book, Hard Choices, with a 34 page chapter dedicated to the subject. I spent my hard earned money to find out if the Secretary of State answered any questions.
Stars are aligning for a big Republican victory this November – solidifying and expanding the GOP’s majority in the House and perhaps gaining one in the Senate.
Is freedom just an American birthright that liberty snobs like you inherited from the blood bought by better men than you? I don’t think so. I think freedom is inalienable. That means it applies to Iraqis as it does to members of inconsequential third parties like libertarians-- who hide their mediocrity behind non-conformity.
When I think of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, I think of the decadeslong building of the new eastern span, the shameless political grandstanding for a project that ran $5 billion over budget -- and the construction headaches that live on.
The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All agreed that it's intolerable to let cops ransack the voluminous contents of mobile phones.
It's a government-sponsored menace that actually damages American business competitiveness and reduces jobs at home. Voting against Ex-Im should be a no-brainier.
On a population adjusted basis, the numbers look horrific. Population-wise, native US citizens account for two-thirds of the working-age population growth, yet fewer work today.
Millions of Americans who have known “the old America”—the one they were born in and grew up in—feel a deep disappointment that their grandchildren will not grow up to know the country that valued morality and biblical ethics.
This fight illustrates why government intervention is so corrupting
There is a natural tendency for private enterprise to increase services and for government agencies to reduce them.
Forecast For Economic Numbers Week of June 30th, 2014: Peter Morici is a professor at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business, former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission, and five-time winner of the MarketWatch best forecaster award.