Showing posts with label FDR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FDR. Show all posts

Wesley Pruden: Ethnic Ceansing Of The American South

The South is the new China.   Southerners, like the Chinese, revere the past, worship their ancestors (and their flags), and eat a lot of rice. William Faulkner observed that the past is not dead, because it is not even past. He applied that sentiment only to Southerners, but if he had been among us over the past fortnight he would have revised it to   ... MORE

Barry Farber: When Strong Words Came With Strong Deeds

"Don't break your toothpick."     Water power gets all the credit, but word power does the same kind of job. Water can unleash the forces of nature. Words can unleash the forces of human nature. Freedom-lovers from Minneapolis to Manila found energy and a stiffer backbone when, after the Japanese conquered the Philippine Islands, Gen.   ... MORE

Sheldon Richman: Romanticizing Taxation

The irresistible temptation to spend other people's money.    In the debate over avoiding the "fiscal cliff"—especially over whose taxes should and shouldn't be raised—I detect an annoying attempt to romanticize taxation. I read this as an act of desperation on the part of those who want higher taxes on the wealthy, for there is nothing romantic about   ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: Defense Of Romney's "47%" Comment

Sometimes, the truth hurts. As readers of this column and viewers of Fox News Channel may know, I have not hesitated to criticize Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign and the governor himself. I have argued that his message is muddled and his values are unknown beyond his ardent wish to improve economic conditions through the use of free    ... MORE

Jacob Hornberger: Should There Be A Federal Tipping Law?

Voluntarily doing the right thing. Suppose the Franklin Roosevelt administration had enacted a law in the 1930s that required every restaurant customer in America to pay a 15 percent tip to waiters. The argument in favor of such a law would have been twofold: to help the poor and to stimulate the economy by getting more money  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Good Economists

Reality isn't always pretty.     It's difficult to be a good economist and simultaneously be perceived as compassionate. To be a good economist, one has to deal with reality. To appear compassionate, often one has to avoid unpleasant questions, use "caring" terminology and view reality as optional. Affordable housing and health care costs are terms with ... MORE

Adam J. White: Flunking Constitutional Law

Constitutional ignorance of presidential proportions. Last week, President Obama clumsily announced that it would be "unprecedented" for the Supreme Court to strike down "a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress." This week, his words are already having an effect in the courts—but not the effect he hoped for.     ... MORE

Michael Barone: The Constitution's Comeback

Americans are worrying about the founding document again. I don’t worry about the Constitution,” said Representative Phil Hare, Democrat of Illinois, at a town-hall meeting where voters questioned his support of the legislation that became Obamacare. You can find the clip on YouTube, where it has 462,084 hits. That was before the 2010 election ... MORE

Wayne Allyn Root: Obama's New Math Is A Job Killer

President must have missed class on subtraction. President Obama’s math skills leave something to be desired. As a matter of fact, based on Mr. Obama’s recent interview on “60 Minutes,” the president deserves a grade of F in math. When confronted by the reporter with the reality that his economic stimulus package failed, he decided to lie to the American   ... MORE