In March 2015 I opined that Wall Street was fixated on a potential Federal Reserve rate hike that would be of little consequence.
Every week I read stories about how the stock market is going to crash and our economy will soon melt down in a more dramatic manner than it did in late 2007. I generally dismiss such a report as just somebody's opinion -- usually an opinion backed up with convoluted assumptions.
What would likely win the Republicans the presidency in 2016 would be a surge of voters who view the current ruling class -- be that a Republican Congress or the Obama presidency -- as out of touch and ineffective.
It's not just the stock market that is having trouble these days. In reality, everywhere you look there are just plain wacky things going on that somehow much of the media and political "intelligentsia" have failed to report or acknowledge.
Just eight years ago we were watching candidates for the GOP and Democratic nominations for president start their first series of debates. In their last major televised contest before the Iowa caucus, Republicans, in Tampa, Florida, debated obvious topics, such as Iraq and social issues. The housing crash, which was already taking place, was hardly mentioned.
In what will go down as one of the most interesting and entertaining political debates in modern times, Donald Trump put on a show to rival anything on TV. The Fox News debate in Cleveland was sharp, edgy, well paced and tough.
This week marks the 70th anniversary of the United States military dropping atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in World War II. And many Americans this year are paying more attention to this solemn occasion than they have in the past.
In December 2014 I wrote in this very column, "The elite media will scoff at a potential Donald Trump candidacy for president ... And as usual they will be wrong." I haven't changed my mind.
Rudy Giuliani picked the wrong year to run for president. The man who as mayor cleaned up the streets of New York in a professional but tough manner might be the role model for winning the GOP nomination in 2016.
The tragedy of Thursday's attacks on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is simply too much to take.
It's been in vogue in past weeks, in the aftermath of the tragedy in South Carolina, to attack the Southern states and its citizens.
We have a royal class in America. They are those who trot around as if they were billionaires, with security, administrative staffs, special meals, wonderful trips -- and unspoken disdain for the rest of us.
This is not the first time I've opined on the Confederate flag issue. But hopefully it is the last.
In 2015, one Donald Trump is running for president. Most media commentators view him as a sideshow who has no chance. For Trump, it's about getting into the thick of the battle first, before he can think about winning it. So here's some advice to Trump and his talented team.
Vice President Biden, I am considered a conservative columnist, and to most of your admirers I am thus "the enemy."
It's not a major news story...yet. But trust me, the Democrats and the Federal Communications Commission that they control are ready to guarantee a defeat for Republicans in close U.S. Senate races in 2016 and in the battle for the White House.
That's the real message, isn't it?
In recent presidential primary cycles, the influence of Southern states -- with the exception of Florida, whose "Southern status" is perhaps more locational than anything else -- has been minimal.
It's interesting and important to note that former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan's comment about a stock market potentially built upon "irrational exuberance" did not coincide with a drop in the markets.
The late soul singer James Brown used to call himself the hardest-working man in showbiz. Now another Georgian, a U.S. senator, is proving to be the hardest-working man in his line of work.