Sat, Nov 22, 2014

John Ransom | November 22, 2014

Its a terrible tragedy that this nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal would be subject to the self-love of one man, furiously, famously engaged in a pornography of politics that is really just a one man peep show.

Larry Kudlow | November 22, 2014

Is this immigration game really worth the candle? I think not. And I say this as someone who is an immigration reformer, not a restrictionist.

Mike Shedlock | November 22, 2014

"Shaky" is exactly what one should expect when you get a bunch of nannycrats who believe Nirvana is on the horizon if wealth and taxes could just be redistributed properly.

Night Watch | November 22, 2014

The Russians appear to have bought into the North Korean line that "without preconditions" absolves a multitude of misdeeds.

Charles Payne | November 22, 2014

China is a victim of its own success and must keep the engine roaring, even if it means a deadly battle with inflation at some point.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 22, 2014

Tax competition is a very important tool for constraining the greed of the political class. Simply stated, politicians are less likely to impose bad tax policy if they are afraid that jobs and investment (and accompanying tax revenue) will move to jurisdictions with better tax policy.

Chris Versace | November 22, 2014

While Google was rather tight-lipped on the event, a NASA press release announced that a Google subsidiary called Planetary Ventures LLC will use the hangars for research, development, assembly and testing in the areas of space exploration, aviation, rover/robotics and other emerging technologies.

Nicholas Vardy | November 22, 2014

Despite its mixed reputation, todays Nasdaq is a different animal from the days of the dotcom era.

Mark Skousen | November 22, 2014

Surprise, surprise! Last week the terrorist group ISIS announced that it was issuing its own currency.

Nick Adams | November 22, 2014

In granting five million illegal immigrants amnesty, President Obama changed the country. To use his words, he has fundamentally transformed America.

Ransom Notes Radio | November 22, 2014

Its bad enough that we have to deal with a President who behaves like an emperor But its almost unbearable that we have to deal with people like Nancy Pelosi as well.

Bill Tatro | November 22, 2014

If I understood the President correctly the 4.4 million immigrants who just got their get out of jail card are no longer considered illegal. They are simply called the UNDOCUMENTED.

Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Michael Schaus | November 21, 2014

Its beginning to border on the surreal. While Mikey Bloomberg tries to repeal Americas Second Amendment, Russias KGB thug in the Kremlin is embracing expanded gun rights for Russian citizens.

John Ransom | November 21, 2014

Memo to dude who lives inside the DC bubble: Youve just found out what conservatives have argued for years. And in finding it out, youve made the most compelling argument for smaller government?

Mike Shedlock | November 21, 2014

Let's take a look at weaker than expected reports from the Eurozone in aggregate, and France and Germany in particular.

Night Watch | November 21, 2014

Even with limited US air support, the Kurdish fighters at Kobani have blunted the offensive by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and captured most of Kobani.

Charles Payne | November 21, 2014

Once again, the evidence points to a reinvigorated consumer as retail earnings are shattering consensus across the board.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 21, 2014

When the government uses the threat of force to take from Person A to give to Person B, it simultaneously reduces Person As incentives to produce while also luring Person B into dependency. But not all coerced redistribution and government intervention is created equal.

Nick Sorrentino | November 21, 2014

The fact is that pretty much as soon as one exits the womb one is peppered by pro-government propaganda.

Ransom Notes Radio | November 21, 2014

President Obama is apparently getting fed up with that whole separation of powers aspect of American government.

Nick Adams | November 21, 2014

Is an addiction to technology expediting American national decline by changing the way people participate in the political process? Well... Yes.

D.W. Wilber | November 21, 2014

Recently Ferguson activists led by the Dont Shoot Coalition released a list of demands, so-called rules of engagement for the police to follow during the anticipated demonstrations when the St. Louis County Grand Jury releases their decision in the Michael Brown case.

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Michael Schaus | November 20, 2014

Thanks to a new state law, a handful of antiquated WWII rifles (used in the Pacific theater) will be stripped from the dangerous hands of a local museum. I know I feel much safer.

John Ransom | November 20, 2014

Its a fitting end to the most Louis-the-16th president we have ever had.

Mike Shedlock | November 20, 2014

Of course there is a reason for this mess (just not a good one). The reason is political arrogance.

Political Calculations | November 20, 2014

Every three months, in the middle of each financial quarter, we've been taking a snapshot of the earnings per share for the S&P 500 that are expected going forward for as far as Standard & Poor projects them.

Night Watch | November 20, 2014

Russia has called for "a 100% guarantee that no-one would think about Ukraine joining NATO," President Vladimir Putin's spokesman told the BBC.

Charles Payne | November 20, 2014

Although the vote could be seen as political theater since President Obama vowed to veto the bill, it was a good test of Washington DC- which failed.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 20, 2014

A couple of days ago, I wrote that Republicans should not be intimidated if the White House threatens a government shutdown. Simply stated, prior shutdowns have yielded meaningful policy victories without causing measurable political damage.

Bob Goldman | November 20, 2014

Let's be honest here -- it's not easy being perfect.

Thomas Miller | November 20, 2014

The Keystone XL vote turned up 1 short in the Senate to move it to President Obamas desk. This has been interesting politics.

Bill Tatro | November 20, 2014

As I wait in breathless anticipation for the announcement to be made by Barack Obama about his new illegal immigration policy, I cant help be amused at the irony of the chosen venue, Las Vegas.

Peter Morici | November 20, 2014

Stocks are trading at record levels. Still the bull market could easily run equities up another 25 percenteven against the backdrop of slower economic growth abroad.

Peter Schiff | November 20, 2014

As Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe has turned his country into a petri dish of Keynesian ideas, the trajectory of Japan's economy has much to teach us about the wisdom of those policies.

Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Michael Schaus | November 19, 2014

With just a phone and a pen the newly elected President could erase much of Obamas legacy. The mere thought of such actions undoubtedly send some liberals into blind hysterics

Mike Shedlock | November 19, 2014

In the wake of plunging gold, people constantly asked when I would throw in the towel.

Political Calculations | November 19, 2014

The question now is: are the immigration reform wonks smart enough to adopt the rest of our plan for dealing with illegal immigration?

Night Watch | November 19, 2014

President Putin appears to be drawing on historic patterns of interaction to project an image of closer cooperation than actually exists. The optics are impressive...

Charles Payne | November 19, 2014

It remains to be seen if the market can get traction and what exactly investors are looking for, but make no mistake, there is a desire for a spark.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 19, 2014

Many people know Adam Smith wrote An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, but he also wroteThe Theory of Moral Sentiments in the 1700s, and that book deals with issues relating to social capital.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | November 19, 2014

Dear Carrie: I hope to retire in about five years and am working on reducing my overall debt, including my mortgage. Should I put off retirement until I'm completely in the black? -- A Reader

Dr. Ben Carson | November 19, 2014

Jonathan Gruber set off a firestorm of controversy, at least in the conservative media, with the recent revelation of his comments about the "stupidity of the American people," which allowed the Affordable Care Act to be passed.

D.W. Wilber | November 19, 2014

Having served in the wilderness of mirrors as an intelligence officer, I must confess to some mixed emotions when I first heard of Navy SEAL Rob ONeill coming forward as the man who killed Osama bin laden.

Bill Gunderson | November 19, 2014

There has been a lot of debate going on recently as to what lower oil prices are telling us and what impact they will have on the economy and the stock market.

Nick Sorrentino | November 19, 2014

Its about time, but its too late now. I guess there is some comfort in knowing that the even the statist Gray Lady sees what Obamcare actually is.

Ransom Notes Radio | November 19, 2014

Did you think that Bloomberg News was biased before? Well Just wait. Theyre already singing the praises of Elizabeth Warren. Also: John Kerry claims that he knows more about Islam than those dumb Islamic terrorists

Tue, Nov 18, 2014

John Ransom | November 18, 2014

Imagine, if you will, if certain men today walked around in powered wigs, burning people they believed to be witches, recommending the stocks and the public whipping post for crimes such as heresy, blasphemy, adultery or simply because a man desired to impose a punishment of a wife who refused unconditional obedience.

Mike Shedlock | November 18, 2014

Surprise, surprise: With two consecutive quarters of contracting Gross Domestic Product, Japan is officially back in recession. GDP shrank 1.6% annualized.

Night Watch | November 18, 2014

News services reported Iraqi forces, supported by a local militia force, drove fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from Baiji over the weekend.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 18, 2014

Notwithstanding the landslide rejection of Obama and his policies in the mid-term election, I dont think this will produce big changes in policy over the next two years.

D.W. Wilber | November 18, 2014

As the Obama Administration continues to melt down in its sixth year, America faces some of the most dangerous times in our modern history.

Bill Tatro | November 18, 2014

As I filled my 20 gallon tank I was ecstatic with the amount of money I had saved since the recent plummet in oil prices.

Carter Andress | November 18, 2014

After U.S. Central Command called on us to help transport, from Iraq, enough yellowcake uranium to make several atomic bombs stored at Saddams nuclear weapons complex, I realized why neither the Pentagon nor the White House advertised the presence of this WMD precursor: safety and security.

Peter Morici | November 18, 2014

President Obama has a peculiar approach to public policy: Listen to what the radical left wants, or political expediency requires, then make up the facts, twist economics and rewrite the law to suit.

Ralph Benko | November 18, 2014

The GOP could, of course, stumble. As of now, though, it looks like the 114th Congress is more likely to do right by, rather than wrong to, America.

Nick Sorrentino | November 18, 2014

Um... It has failed. It has failed for over 2 decades now.

Mon, Nov 17, 2014

Michael Schaus | November 17, 2014

If we had a little more Walmart and a little less Government in todays economy we might be making far more progress in putting Americans back to work, and back on the path to prosperity.

John Ransom | November 17, 2014

The Joint Committee on Taxation was started as a temporary committee that was founded because the IRS (then called the BIR) was engaged in the same type of political bullying and illegality that the IRS has used against the conservatives since 2010.

Mike Shedlock | November 17, 2014

In a flurry of fearmongering by the central bank and inflationists in every corner, it appears the initiative is headed towards defeat.

Mark Calabria | November 17, 2014

What does favor Republicans is that about half of the almost 400 regulations required under Dodd-Frank have yet to be written.

Michael Tanner | November 17, 2014

Just a few days after the Court delivered its blow, Jonathan Gruber, considered one of the architects of Obamacare (as well as its Massachusetts predecessor, Romneycare), went public with an admission that Obamacare advocates had deliberately misled the public in order to get the law passed.

Chris Edwards | November 17, 2014

In the election, Congress swung decidedly in a small-government direction, but the Posts reporting did not reflect that reality, and instead presented only the lobbyist point of view.

Thomas Miller | November 17, 2014

B-I-N-G-O. They nailed it. Finally, an unbiased academic study that reiterated what weve been advocating all along on Powering America Radio.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 17, 2014

Our newest entrant in the Moocher Hall of Fame is symbolic of whats wrong with the mental attitude of too many people in todays welfare states.

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