The lesson learned by Davy Crockett has been lost on today's Congress.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
by Rick Moran. I feel for CBO director Doug Elmendorf. He is stuck between Democrats giving him fabricated Obamacare numbers to base his estimates on and his duty to give Congress accurate information. Yesterday, Elmendorf got it right. Testifying before the House Budget Committee, the Weekly Standard Blog relates the following ... MORE
On May 27, 1935, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down the New Deal’s National Industrial Recovery Act for exceeding Congress’ lawful authority “to regulate commerce...among the several states.” In response, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt denounced the Court for adhering to the Constitution’s original meaning. “The country was in the horse-and-buggy age when that clause was written,” Roosevelt ... MORE
Does society have an obligation to care for the poor and the less fortunate?
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia offered the members of Congress who attended his "constitutional seminar" some timely advice: read The Federalist Papers. This advice, if heeded by members of the 112th Congress, would represent a welcome change in the priorities of our national legislature. From the defeated Phil Hare, who admitted he "didn't worry about the Constitution" to ... MORE
Thursday, February 10, 2011
While everyone's attention seems to be focused on the crisis in Egypt, a bombshell revelation about the administration's foreign policy in Europe has largely gone unnoticed. The British newspaper The Telegraph has reported that part of the price which President Obama paid to get Russia to sign the START treaty, limiting nuclear arms, was revealing to the Russians the hitherto secret size of the British ... MORE
It's time to separate market and state.
When will you wing nuts stop referring to our economic restructuring as "socialism"? Winning the 21st century is all about business. This week, a pro-business Barack Obama implored the rent-seeking CEOs of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to look into their sinister hearts: "Ask yourselves what you can do for America ... MORE
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
In his State of the Union speech a couple of weeks ago, President Barack Obama planned to “win the future” by, among many other things, having the federal government “invest” in “clean energy technology—an investment that will strengthen our security, protect our planet, and create countless new jobs for our people.” But ... MORE
High debt, rampant spending and a government growing like a cancer.
What's a competent president to do?
As the young year progresses, the dominoes of American decline continue to fall. From a White House soiree with Red China to President Obama's "investment"-plugging State of the Union to the Administration's response to Egypt's uprising a rudderless America is on full display. If 2010 was the year of national legislative suicide ... MORE
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Obama's top man at the FCC tries to regulate the Net. Robert McDowell becomes effusive when talking about the World Wide Web. “The beauty of the Internet is that it has been somewhat lawless,” says the Republican, one of five appointees who run the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The lack of government mandates, McDowell says, has made the Net “the greatest ... MORE
Now that two different federal courts have declared ObamaCare unconstitutional, the administration's answer is to call the courts guilty of "judicial activism." Barack Obama has a rhetorical solution for every problem. Remember the repeated claims of "shovel-ready" projects that needed only federal stimulus ... MORE
Sam Kazman's "Drug Approvals and Deadly Delays" article in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons (Winter 2010), tells a story about how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's policies have led to the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans. Let's look at how it happens. During the FDA's drug approval process, it confronts the possibility of two errors. If the FDA approves a drug that ... MORE
Monday, February 7, 2011
Watching the wave of unrest in the Middle East, there are lessons to consider regarding how we view the world and how we manage our lives here at home. I’d call it getting perspective on what you can control and what you can’t. It should be pretty clear that the upheavals in Tunisia and Egypt came as complete surprises. No one predicted them. Is this because no one was paying attention? MORE
How to understand American politics.
If you want proof that America is a conservative country, Ronald Reagan provides it. Once seen as a reactionary nincompoop, he's probably the most respected president of the last 50 years. Highways and buildings bear his name. Republicans compete to see who can lavish the most praise on him .... MORE
'Sometimes I sarcastically, perhaps cynically, say that I'm glad that I received virtually all of my education before it became fashionable for white people to like black people," writes Walter Williams in his new autobiography, "Up from the Projects." "By that I mean that I encountered back then a more honest assessment of my strengths ... MORE