Jon Sanders is associate director of research at the John Locke Foundation in Raleigh, N.C. Sanders has been published in The Wall Street Journal, National Review, FrontPage Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Freeman, the Philadelphia Inquirer and numerous newspapers in North Carolina.
Sanders has been an adjunct instructor in economics at North Carolina State University, and he holds a masters degree in economics with a minor in statistics and a bachelors degree in English literature and language from N.C. State. Sanders is a native of Garner, NC.
Vampires are bloodsucking monsters that live forever but can be killed by sunlight. The impulse to compare them to out-of-control government is certainly understandable.
In President Obama's mind, religion serves one purpose: to push political ends. Today's prayer breakfast farce was no different, save that this is an election year, so Obama's political trespasses are ever more blatant and offensive.
This past Sunday, the president did something he hasn't done since Easter: take his family to church.
Toward the end of Hamlet, the Queen remarks, "One woe doth tread upon another's heel, so fast they follow." I was reminded of her doleful remark Wednesday as the president promoted his latest inane budget-busting panacea.
Credit the Occupy whatever movement with this: their protests are unwittingly underscoring the critical importance of property rights. I say "unwittingly" because they apparently lack the wits to figure that out.
The riddle of the ill-fated Humpty Dumpty was solved long ago (he's an egg). Now it's just a nonsense rhyme we tell our children. In that sense it'd be on par with government stimulus and jobs bills, if they could be condensed to four lines and aa-bb stanzas.
It costs a lot of money to throw this many Americans out of work. The stimulus costs $814 billion, according to the CBO. In essence, we are spending about $340,000 for each net new person put out of work since the stimulus passed.
They were happier times. Headier times. President Barack Obama and his Democrats held strong majorities in both the House and Senate. Dreams of "fundamentally transforming the United States of America" were at hand.
Are widespread death and capital destruction good for an economy? Absolutely not.
To his credit, Nir Rosen has expressed shame and apologized for his callous jokes on Twitter about CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan's sexual assault by an Egyptian mob.
Excuse this rushed meeting, but we need to address this situation right away: Make sure you refer to Obama as Reagan.
When, in the course of human gall, it becomes impossible for the People to ignore the utter shamelessness and arrogance of its elected leaders and -- well, enough preamble. That time is now. My God, that time is now.
The Democrats' push for taking over the nation's health-care system is now in full-blown banzai mode. Most of the attention this week has centered on talk that the U.S. Senate will resort to "reconciliation," which Republicans called the "nuclear option" and Democrats until quite recently called the "we would never use that."
Americans, understanding that nothing in the climate happens without our causation, are looking Washington, D.C. for how our political leaders will change the weather.
Leaving slavery in Egypt, having miraculously crossed the Red Sea and fed from the daily miracle of manna, and being led by no less than the presence of the Lord, the Israelites nevertheless complained.
An Associated Press story last week related "good news" about expected heating costs this winter: namely, it will cost people less to heat their homes this year, according to the Energy Information Administration. To read the story, one would think that the government considers that to be good news, too.
I have just gotten off the Patients First bus after touring North Carolina with Americans for Prosperity and speaking out against Pres. Obama's healthcare legislation.
Despite months of campaigning, pleading, browbeating, demonizing insurance companies and upstart Republicans and stretching the truth on a Procrustean bed of sound bytes, Pres. Obama is seeing increased opposition to his health care plan. As more facts about it emerge, the more people reject it.
Never let it be said that Vice President Joe Biden is a useless gaffe-a-minute bumbler who sorely tries his president's fear of public ridicule.