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Night Watch - Thu Aug 1

Anecdotal reporting indicates that the Muslim Brotherhood's tactic of sacrificing bodies to generate public support is not working. Most reports relate views that the Brotherhood is getting what it deserves. ... more

Charles Payne - Thu Aug 1

There has been a war against business but the big boys with $2.0 trillion offshore and armies of lobbyists are weathering it better than Main Street. So it's no surprise that while the new tax proposal would eventually lower corporate taxes to 28% from 35% that only covers 2 million of 32 million businesses. The rest would pay at least 39.6% while the more successful are looking at 43.4% (Medicare tax 3.8% plus high individual rate 39.6%). ... more

Mike Shedlock - Thu Aug 1

GDP beat second quarter estimates of 1 percent easily. However, the BEA revised first quarter growth down from 1.7% to 1.1%. Is this a good thing, a bad thing, or nonsense? ... more

Bob Beauprez - Thu Aug 1

Like Don Quixote tilting at windmills, President Obama is on a mission. With the Environmental Protection Agency as his sidekick, he is launching an all-out offensive to drastically cut carbon dioxide emissions. ... more

Bob Goldman - Thu Aug 1

At its best, a job interview is like free therapy, where you can receive valuable feedback on your career and your life from a person who is better than you because they have a job and you don't. ... more

Ransom Notes Radio - Wed Jul 31

Dodd-Frank turned 3 this month. Mark Calabria, with the Cato Institute, joined the program to discuss the burden Dodd-Frank has placed on the economy. ... more

Brett Bogus - Wed Jul 31

In one of the least genuine acts in recent econ-political times, President Obama is said to be proposing a new "grand bargain" with an emphasis on cutting taxes on corporations while reforming (read: raising) tax revenue from small businesses ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Wed Jul 31

Much of his speech was tax-spend-and-regulate boilerplate, but he did repackage some of his ideas into a so-called grand bargain. ... more

Charles Payne - Wed Jul 31

Much was made this week about the AP survey on the economy, economic, insecurity, and poverty, but more time should have been put into the discussion. The work is serious news with greater ramifications than Friday's jobs report, which will reflect AP's findings but only touch the surface. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Wed Jul 31

It's a mixed bag of retail PMI news in Europe today (assuming of course one believes that spending is good). ... more

Michael Schaus - Wed Jul 31

The President is hoping that these moves will increase revenues enough to allow the creation of millions of government “shovel ready” jobs. So. . . Get the shovels out: Our economy’s grave isn’t going to dig itself. ... more

Jerry Bowyer - Wed Jul 31

Recently I interviewed Peter Greer via skype to talk about philanthropy, and why it often makes things worse. Peter is the President and CEO of Hope International, which is a microfinance organization. ... more

Debra J. Saunders - Tue Jul 30

Ransom Notes Radio - Tue Jul 30

Obamacare is a failure. And now Detroit is looking at using it to help reduce their debt. (This will turn out real well.) Brent Littlefield joined the program to discuss the mentality of the modern Democrat. ... more

Bill Tatro - Tue Jul 30

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term “mailbox money,” allow yourself to be enlightened. Do you remember when you lost your first tooth as a young child? In many households, there is the traditional placement of the tooth under the pillow which is a clear signal for the tooth fairy to go into action. ... more

Night Watch - Tue Jul 30

North Korea staged a large parade to celebrate the 60thanniversary of the Korean War Armistice. Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao took the salute with Kim Jong Un on the 27th and returned to China on the 28th. ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Tue Jul 30

In an interview last week about Detroit’s bankruptcy, I explained that the city got in trouble because of growing dependency and an ever-rising burden of government spending. I also warned that the federal government faces the same challenge. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Tue Jul 30

David R. Kotok, Cumberland Advisors Inc.’s chairman and chief investment officer believes Municipals Cheap After Detroit Filing. Municipal bonds are an “outrageous bargain” in the wake of Detroit’s bankruptcy filing, according to David R. Kotok, Cumberland Advisors Inc.’s chairman and chief investment officer. Kotok bases his arguments on a comparison on General Obligation Yields to US Treasuries. ... more