Saturday, November 5, 2011

Gary Gibson: Why You Should Remember November 5th

Of whiskey and gunpowder.   As soon as the noose settled around his neck, Guy Fawkes broke free from the hangman and jumped off the scaffolding — guaranteeing a quick drop with a stop sharp enough to break his neck cleanly… It seems like an odd result for a man to be in such a hurry to get to, at least until you consider the alternative. In a way, it’s an early example ... MORE

VIDEO: The Left Can't Tolerate Independent Blacks

The true perpetrators of plantation politics reveal themselves again.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Brent Bozell: Herman's High-Tech Lynching

Media bias on brazen display. No one who followed politics 20 years ago will forget the night when Clarence Thomas sent an electric charge through a Senate hearing room. As liberal Democrats pushed the unproven sexual harassment charges of Anita Hill, in an attempt to destroy Thomas's chance to serve on the Supreme Court, Thomas called them out for conducting ... MORE

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - Do-Gooders And Special Interest

An effective alliance to grow government.

The Gary Johnson Candidate Profile

Is the former New Mexico governor right for you? Experience: Johnson founded his construction company Big-J Enterprises in 1976 and ran it for nearly two decades before becoming the Republican governor of the overwhelmingly Democratic state of New Mexico in 1995. Big-J, which Johnson sold in 1999, remains a leading construction firm in the Land of ... MORE

HOPE AND CHANGE DEPT: Obama Fails All Viability Tests

By Dr. David Hill.  Last week’s column asserting that the president is unelectable has triggered strong responses. Democrats, in particular, seem to think my judgment is premature. It strikes them as ridiculous that anyone could make such a “bold prediction” so far in advance of the 2012 election. Hey, that’s what we do, as seasoned political professionals, as  ... MORE

Thursday, November 3, 2011

John Stossel: The Stupidity Of "Buy American"

The case against economic protectionism.  One sign of economic ignorance is the faith that "Buy American" is the path to prosperity. My former employer, ABC News, did a week's worth of stories claiming that "buying American" would put Americans back to work. I'm glad I don't work there anymore."Buy American" is a dumb idea. It would not only not create ... MORE

Video: Cain Mutiny Comes As Poll Numbers Rise

Media quick to deploy allegations to wound politically incorrect candidate. 

Andrew Napolitano: Buying Fascism With Your Tax Dollars

Look what the government has done with your money! The federal government has lost another 72 million of your tax dollars. Here we go again. The feds have gambled with your money again, and they've lost it again; this time with a company called Beacon Power. You've probably never heard of this company. Candidly, before the announcement of its ... MORE

Jonah Goldberg: Why We Need Not Envy China

Up to 40 million Chinese people still live in caves. That's more than the populations of Texas and Illinois, combined. In fairness, a fraction of these caves are apparently pretty nice, complete with electricity and well-compacted dirt floors. But that's grading on a curve because, well, they're still caves. Meanwhile, 21 million Chinese live below what the Communist ... MORE

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

James Lewis: Cain Versus The Lynch Mob

Liberals can't help but give themselves away. Hi Tech Lynching is here again! Shades of Justice Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill. Well, let 'em try, but now they are facing a revived conservative media. This is a trial of strength. When Clarence Thomas was nominated to the Supreme Court he had few defenders. Today we have talk radio and the blogs. As a morality play ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - Politics & Energy Don't Mix

Walter E Williams: Democracy Is Impossible

Rule of law and property rights are the key. After Moammar Gadhafi's downfall as Libya's tyrannical ruler, politicians and "experts" in the U.S. and elsewhere, including French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, are saying that his death marked the end of 42 years of tyranny and the beginning of democracy in Libya. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said Gadhafi's death represented an opportunity for Libya to make a peaceful and responsible transition ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Payday Loans

Borrowers trapped into never-ending cycle of debt? California is a great place for studying the thinking -- or lack of thinking -- on the political left. The mindset of the left was recently displayed in a big, front-page story in the October 30th issue of the San Mateo County Times. It was an investigative reporter's expose of the "payday loan" business and its lobbyists.    ... MORE

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Housing Crisis Caused By Government, Not Bankers

Smoking-gun document ties policy to housing crisis. President Obama says the Occupy Wall Street protests show a "broad-based frustration" among Americans with the financial sector, which continues to kick against regulatory reforms three years after the financial crisis. "You're seeing some of the same folks who acted irresponsibly trying to fight efforts to crack ... MORE

VIDEO: Economic Blue Smoke & Mirrors? You Decide.

Pinning down economist Jared Bernstein is like trying to grab an oiled pig.
Interviewer Jan Helfeld shows how it can be done.

Shikha Dalmia: Don't Mind The Gap

What matters is income mobility, not income inequality. I hate to be the bearer of good news just as the Occupy Wall Street movement is gathering steam, but protesters can stop worrying about rising inequality and go home. New evidence suggests that the super-rich got hit by the recession much harder than the rest of the 99 percent. This doesn’t mean that they  ... MORE 

BLOOMBERG: More Tax Money Wasted On Green Energy

Another taxpayer-backed company goes bankrupt. Beacon Power Corp., an energy- storage company that received $43 million in backing from the U.S. program that supported failed solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC, filed for bankruptcy after struggling to raise private financing. The money-losing company, which makes flywheels that manage energy moving through ... MORE

Monday, October 31, 2011

Steve Chapman: Ron Paul's Unusual Path

Substance over style. No one in this year's race has spent more time running for president than Ron Paul, who before entering the Republican primaries in 2008 and 2012 was the 1988 nominee of the Libertarian Party. And no one runs for president quite the way Paul does. His town hall meeting is in an auditorium at the Figge Art Museum, which an audience of some ... MORE

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - That Top 1%

Just who makes up that top 1%?

Cash-Flooded Banks To Impose Fees On Depositors

Interest-earning days will soon be forgotten. This story did not break on some freakishly obscene Halloween website, but last week, CNBC ran the story that banks are now flooded with cash and that depositors are being charged fees just to slow the flood of money into the bank (article here). This means that negative interest rates appear to have arrived. Savers will ... MORE

Spooky: U.S. Debt To Surpass GDP On Halloween

from the Daily Caller. As children across America costume themselves as ghouls, ghosts, goblins and former North African dictators Monday night, they may have missed the most spine-chilling scare of the day. According to calculations based on the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook, on All Hallows’ Eve the United States’ total debt will surpass ... MORE