Friday, August 5, 2011

Liberal Victory: Dependent Class Reaches 45.8 Million

Democrats increase voter base.  Nearly 15% of the U.S. population relied on food stamps in May, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. The number of Americans using the government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- more commonly referred to as food stamps -- shot to an all-time high of 45.8 million in May, the USDA reported. ... MORE

Taxed Out New Yorkers Fleeing The State

from Newscore. Taxed-out New Yorkers are voting with their feet, with a staggering 1.6 million residents fleeing the state over the last decade. For the second consecutive decade, New York led the nation in the percentage of residents leaving for other states, according to the report by the Empire Center for State Policy. The population loss is "the ultimate barometer of ... MORE

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - Class Warfare Fallacies

Matt Welch & Nick Gillespie: War Of Debt-Ceiling Analogies

Politicians quibble while real disaster looms. A funny thing happened on the way to a resolution over raising the nation’s credit limit: The most basic definitions of easy-to-understand words such as “spending,” “increase” and “budget cuts” went out the window faster than Anthony Weiner’s political career.  The debt ceiling, which has been set by Congress since 1917, is   ... MORE

Taxpayers To Fund Obama Campaign Swing

Prudent political spending in tough economic times. President Barack Obama’s upcoming bus tour through the Midwest states typically viewed as swing states during presidential election years will be paid for by the taxpayers, the White House says. Obama will start the tour on Aug. 15 and will talk about strengthening jobs and the economy, the White House announced on  ... MORE

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Art Bailly: How Much Tyranny Will Americans Accept?

An American's right to travel vs the TSA.   The Transportation Security Administration needs reform. For those unfamiliar with their track record, here are some of the more recent controversial things the TSA has done: A 95 year old woman was supposedly required to remove her adult diaper before being cleared for flying in June; In May, an 8 month old child was   ... MORE

Obama Administration's New Job-Killing Regulations

Hundreds more in July alone. It's hard to take President Obama seriously when he talks about job growth being a "top priority." Soon, Obama will embark on yet another "jobs tour" where he will talk a lot about the need for job creation, but back in Washington his bureaucrats will be drafting more job killing regulations. During a Senate GOP caucus lunch this week, a report was  ... MORE

VIDEO: Cop Overrules Freedom Of The Press

A 30 year cop makes up the law as he goes to insulate police from media scrutiny.

Aaron Klein: Some Can Appreciate The President's Efforts

Obama gets thumbs up from the Communist Party. It may be early in the campaign season, but the Communist Party USA already has seen fit to endorse Barack Obama for the 2012 election. While noting he is disappointed with "some aspects" of the Obama administration's domestic and foreign policy, Sam Webb, chairman of the Communist Party USA, threw his support  ... MORE

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wendy McElroy: Security Theater Adds A New Act

Coming soon: The Interview. “Where are you going? What is the purpose of your trip? Where will you be staying? Who will you see there? How do you know them?” Anyone familiar with international travel will recognize such questions as a particularly unpleasant aspect of being “processed” by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Soon Americans ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - Feeding The Monster

G. Murphy Donovan: The American Animal Farm

Political ideology that would make Orwell cringe. George Orwell wrote his famous Animal Farm allegory about the corrupting potential of socialism in 1943. The novel was not published for two years because the liberal Bloomsbury establishment did not want to offend the new Labour Party majority in London or Stalinist allies in Moscow. After WWII, Orwell ... MORE

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Shikha Dalmia: Expanding the State By Executive Order

Obama's top four power grabs. Candidates never keep their promises once in office. But even by the unlovely standards of his political peers, President Obama has pulled a rather impressive switcheroo from the anti-Bush to Bush-plus. He ran on a platform to undo President George W. Bush’s legacy and restore government accountability, even signing the pledge from the ... MORE

VIDEO: Positive Rights vs Negative Rights

Walter E Williams: Cruel Laws

With friends like government, who needs enemies? What does it take to be able to own and operate a taxi and earn $30,000, $40,000 or more a year? You need to purchase a used car and liability insurance. Compared with other businesses, the startup cost to become a taxi owner/operator is modest; that's until you have to come up with money for a license. In May 2010 ... MORE

Monday, August 1, 2011

Iain Murray: Time To Promote Economic Climate Change

Steve Wynn is right!  Among the long string of bad economic news from the last few years, there is something to celebrate: The political consensus in Washington that government could keep on growing at no cost to the growing economy has finally broken down. The size and scope of government is now the defining issue of our time. It is a welcome debate. However, it has   ... MORE

Mark Steyn: 'Life On This Planet' Is About To Change

More change than hope ahead. That thoughtful observer of the passing parade, Nancy Pelosi, weighed in on the "debt ceiling" negotiations the other day: "What we're trying to do is save the world from the Republican budget. We're trying to save life on this planet as we know it today." It's always good to have things explained in terms we simpletons can understand.      ... MORE

VIDEO: Andrew Napolitano - The Story of Money

Judge Napolitano attacks the wisdom of central banking.

Matt Patterson: America - Time To Start Over

Pale and poor are the hands that hold the reigns of state in these times of peril. This must have been what it was like living the 1930's; politicians running around, fingers in their ears, unwilling or unable to confront a rising conflagration that they helped light. Back then, the threat came from a revivified and revanchist Germany. Western leaders stood by while ... MORE