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Applications for US jobless aid edge up to 304,000Applications for US jobless aid edge up to 304,000

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John Ransom John Ransom: Why Not Arm the Jews In Ukraine?

If we were talking about a repressed Islamic minority in say Tunisia, or say Libya, or say Syria, Obama would be doing back flips to try to get them arms.

Mike Shedlock Mike Shedlock: Idiocy from the Economist on What to Do About Russia

In "Insatiable" the Economist says "The cost of stopping the Russian bear now is high—but it will only get higher if the West does nothing".

Mark Skousen Mark Skousen: How Individual Investors Can Occupy and Profit from Wall Street

I suggested that the Occupy Wall Street crowd could buy stocks in all the bailed-out banks, hedge funds and private equity firms to profit from the bailout. I call it the “Don’t Get Mad, Get Even” strategy.

Chris Versace Chris Versace: How to Get the Investment Information with the Best Edge

One of the key points that I make whenever I talk with investors is the importance of information. That information can take many forms.

Nick Sorrentino Nick Sorrentino: Federal Land as a Percentage of Total State Land Area

The government has no business owning (or administering) all of this land. I am willing to concede courthouses and even national parks to the feds, but why is practically all of the far West run by the Federal Government?

Bill Tatro Bill Tatro: Mr. Smith is Still Fighting Cronyism

The BLM overseas 264 million acres of public land, mostly in the west. The new head of BLM, overwhelmingly approved by Harry Reid’s Senate, is Harry Reid’s former assistant.

Daniel J. Mitchell Daniel J. Mitchell: Some Good News on Tax Reform (if You're a Fan of the Flat Tax)

I’m ecumenical on tax reform. I’ll support any plan that rips up the internal revenue code and instead lowers tax rates, reduces double taxation, and cuts out distorting loopholes.

Night Watch Night Watch: Putin Makes it Clear: Invading Ukraine is On the Table

President Putin emphasized on Thursday that the upper chamber of Parliament had authorized him to use military force if necessary in eastern Ukraine, and he asserted Russia's historical claim to the territory in language not often used before.

John Ransom John Ransom: First Fire Sebelius, Now (Forcibly) Retire Who Else?

If you're a Washington politician or bureaucrat I'd be all for you retiring now, regardless of age. If firing Sebelius improved Obamacare, I have a whole bunch of additional suggestions on improving the government.

Mike Shedlock Mike Shedlock: Ukraine Talks End in Accord; What About the Important Missing Player?

If the separatists are acting on their own, then unless Russia or someone else can convince the separatists to lay down their arms, the accord will break down.

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