Nick Nichols

Posted February 18, 2014

President Obama waded deeper into the pool of incredulity that surrounds his administration when he told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly that there was not a “smidgen” of corruption associated with the IRS targeting of conservative groups seeking 501(c)4 tax-exempt status.

Posted October 09, 2013

I usually write about tax and environmental issues. Not this time.

Posted October 01, 2013

If you believe future IRS abuses will be prevented by putting Lois Learner and her merry band of political hacks in the hoosegow, stop drinking Potomac River Kool-Aid and start partaking in a dose of reality.

Posted August 15, 2009

I was born and raised in Wisconsin, so when a politician calls other Americans “un-American,” it conjures up the bad old days of Joe McCarthy—that cold war demagogue sent to the U.S. Senate by Dairy State voters. Not Wisconsin’s finest hour!

Posted June 27, 2009

Just when I thought that those in Congress responsible for the collapse of the housing market had diverted their attention to the destruction of other sectors of our free market economy (health care and energy), up pops Barney Frank and his trusty sidekick, Anthony Weiner.

Posted May 16, 2009

It is rare that a news headline catches my attention these days. Most of them are simply variations on the same theme.

Posted April 04, 2009

On February 3, 2009, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) told a gathering of news media lapdogs that the House Financial Services Committee—Barney chairs the committee—would consider legislation to apply compensation restrictions to all financial institutions and that the salary restrictions might be extended to all U.S. companies.

Posted February 14, 2009

On Valentine’s Day, I like to think positive thoughts. So, I would like to believe that even the dark cloud known as the “stimulus package” may have a silver lining.

Posted December 27, 2008

‘Twas two days after Christmas and all through the land
Retailers were panicked—huge supply, no demand.

Posted November 15, 2008

In the coming months, I am certain the NeoSocs will be joined by others from both sides of the aisle who, for the sake of political expediency, will turn their backs on the principles of free-market capitalism.

Posted October 04, 2008

Last January I wrote a column entitled: Are Polar Bears Edible? I pointed out that during good times, people worry about whether polar bears will have ice in one-hundred years—but when times are tough we wonder whether the bears are tasty.

Posted October 04, 2008

Last January I wrote a column entitled: Are Polar Bears Edible?

Posted August 23, 2008

Like millions of other Americans, I have contributed copious amounts patriotic energy and a good deal of couch-potato time to observing every minute of Olympic coverage offered by NBC and its various progeny—including, of course, the advertisements produced by numerous sponsors.

Posted July 12, 2008

My wife and I spent Thursday afternoon at the doctor’s office. Our physician not only performs medical miracles, but he is also a dyed-in-the-wool conservative who makes it his business to keep abreast of the high crimes of hypocrisy.

Posted May 24, 2008

Will there be an all-powerful Czar of Rights? Or maybe another UN cabal of activists and other so-called stakeholders will be created to anoint certain civil, political, economic, social and cultural desires?

Posted April 12, 2008

I believe it is time for taxpayers to start asking some tough questions.

Posted March 01, 2008

A few weeks back I noted in my column that when times get tough, Americans will stop worrying about whether polar bears have enough ice and start asking whether those white, furry critters are edible.

Posted January 19, 2008

My 2008 New Year’s resolution was to stop haranguing about weak-kneed politicians and corporate executives who worship at the appeasement altar every time a group of activist nannies demands tribute.

Posted December 01, 2007

A cursory look at the state of the economy, the political landscape, and the turmoil that exists in many parts of the world suggests that Thanksgiving dinner in 2008 may be very difficult to swallow.

Posted October 04, 2007

At its nub, the activist-inspired CSR movement represents the convergence of two seemingly discordant political doctrines – corporate socialization and the privatization of regulation.