Showing posts with label America. Show all posts
Showing posts with label America. Show all posts

Walter E Williams: Attacking Our Nation's Founders

Undermining the Constitution to gain greater control.  During Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign visit to Liberty University, he told the students that our nation was created on racist principles. Students at a Christian-based university, such as Liberty, do not often hear the founders-as-racists argument. But it is featured at many other universities, ... MORE

John Stossel: The Art Of Trump

Hooray for Donald Trump!   I can ice skate in Central Park because Trump got the skating rink fixed after New York City couldn't. Couldn't, you ask? Really? How is that possible? New York City government couldn't fix an ice rink? Sad, but true. Despite six years of effort and fiddling with 13 million taxpayer dollars, government's bureaucracy was unable  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Desperate Tactics

The panic over Trump. It is desperation time for the Republican party establishment. Its extremely well financed favorite — Jeb Bush — never got anywhere with the voters in the primaries, and has already been forced out of the contest. This should at least cause some second thoughts — or perhaps first thoughts — by people who keep repeating that   ... MORE

Barry Farber: CNN's Latest Defamation Of America

Following an anti-American template.   “A typical day in America” was the way the BBC announced the massacre in San Bernardino. When CNN let us in on that, Wolf Blitzer asked Fareed Zakaria how the rest of the world looked upon America. “You’re a world traveler, Fareed,” said Wolf. “What are they saying about us?” Before Fareed said a   ... MORE

Which Of The 11 American Nations Do You Live In?

by Reid Wilson.     Red states and blue states? Flyover country and the coasts? How simplistic. Colin Woodard, a reporter at the Portland Press Herald and author of several books, says North America can be broken neatly into 11 separate nation-states, where dominant cultures explain our voting behaviors and attitudes toward everything from social  ... MORE

When American Exceptionalism Was Self-Evident

by Barry Farber.        A journalism professor once insisted that if the headline were good enough you wouldn’t have to write the rest of the story. Shall we try it? Here goes! “The World Has Lost America as a Champion of Freedom.” Our teachers never tried to sell us on American exceptionalism. It wasn’t necessary. It automatically became     ... MORE

Frank Newport: Gallup Poll Reveals That 51% Of Country Still Fail To See Government As An Immediate Threat

Half the country is oblivious to lost liberty.    Almost half of Americans, 49%, say the federal government poses "an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens," similar to what was found in previous surveys conducted over the last five years. When this question was first asked in 2003, less than a third of Americans held    ... MORE

Lawrence J. McQuillan: The United States Of America Now Has Less Economic Freedom Than Chile, Jordan, Or Taiwan

The verdict on hope and change is in.    Today the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, Canada, released the 2015 Economic Freedom of the World Report (pdf) and it’s bad news for the United States, where economic freedom is falling. The U.S. ranks only 16th in economic freedom trailing Chile, Jordan, and Taiwan. The EFW Report measures the level  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Looking Back

Discovering what is important.  After my 85th birthday last week, I looked back over my life and was surprised to discover in how many different ways I had been lucky, in addition to some other ways in which I was unlucky. Among the things I did not know at the time was that I was adopted as an infant into a family with four adults, in which I was ... MORE

Ed Feulner: 'We The People'

Are we up to the challenge of self-government?      “We the People.” We’ve heard that phrase so often it’s easy to overlook its significance. But as we mark our nation’s birthday, we should take a moment to ask ourselves: What is the role of the people? Our nation is unique because of its universal founding principles. At the heart  ... MORE

Barry Farber: Unify America - Speak English

Language is the glue that holds a country together. What was so strange about that delicatessen? Eventually it dawned on me. The place was busy, bustling; lots of customers asking questions; lots of waiters answering them. What was strange, it turns out, was that even though I was in that deli a good while, I hadn’t heard one single word of   ... MORE

The Worst U.S. Government: Here And Now

by Barry Farber.    “Your computer gypped me out of $80 this week,” the worker complained to the boss. “I’ll look into it,” the boss promised. A day later the boss said to the worker, “You’re right. Our computer did cheat you out of $80 this week. But that same computer gave you $80 too much the week before last. Isn’t that true?” “Yes,” admitted    ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Giuliani Versus Obama

We all attempt to transform that which we love, right?   The firestorm of denunciation of former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, for having said that he did not think Barack Obama loved America, is in one sense out of all proportion to that remark — especially at a time when there are much bigger issues, including wars raging, terrorist   ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: A Worthless Piece Of Paper

No document can defend itself.  President George W. Bush was fond of saying that "9/11 changed everything." He used that one-liner often as a purported moral basis to justify the radical restructuring of federal law and the federal assault on personal liberties over which he presided. He cast aside his oath to preserve, protect and defend the     ... MORE