Thu, Jul 24, 2014

John Ransom | July 24, 2014

The fight against Obamacare is the Stamp Act, the Penny Tax on tea, the Powder Alarms of today. This is the same existential threat that faced our grandparents. And what happens tomorrow is largely up to you.

Political Calculations | July 24, 2014

In the chart, we see that North Dakota is currently the leader among all states, surging considerably in 2013. We also see that the state has consistently ranked high by this measure from 1999 through the present.

Night Watch | July 24, 2014

Hamas' terms for a truce include ending the Israeli operations; ending the naval blockade; releasing Hamas prisoners and opening the Rafah crossing into the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.

Charles Payne | July 24, 2014

How to curb the reemergence of the old Soviet bear can be described as the greatest gut-check that the western nations have faced in a long time.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 24, 2014

Hong Kong is supposed to be Nirvana for libertarians. It holds the top spot in the Economic Freedom of the World rankings. It has an optional flat tax. It has a private retirement system. And based on IMF data, government spending “only” consumes 18.4 percent of GDP.

Bob Goldman | July 24, 2014

Is everything copasetic at your job? Are you feeling happy, content and secure? If so, I have some advice for you -- DON'T!

Judge Andrew Napolitano | July 24, 2014

What if you were allowed to vote only because it didn't make a difference? What if no matter how you voted the elites always got their way? What if the concept of one person/one vote was just a fiction created by the government to induce your compliance?

Ilya Shapiro | July 24, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday morning in Halbig v. Burwell that the government isn’t Humpty Dumpty and so statutory text doesn’t mean whatever the government says it means.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 24, 2014

Well… The future of Obamacare is almost as confusing as the concept of bitcoins. John talks about the conflicting rulings on Federal Subsidies – and the Bitcoin Girl joined the show to clear up a few myths about digital currency.

Peter Morici | July 24, 2014

Testifying before Congress last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen cherry-picked data on inflation by noting prices are up, on a year-over-year basis, less than the Federal Reserve's target of 2 percent.

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

John Ransom | July 23, 2014

The United States is using narrow sanctions against Russian billionaires—private persons presumably-- some of whom Obama supposes supports Russia’s war in Ukraine. And the policy isn’t just bizarre; it’s Obama.

Michael Schaus | July 23, 2014

Nearly 10 million new jobs were created in the past 5 years…But, before you slap an Obama ‘16 sticker on your car (are those stickers available yet?), you may want a little bit of context for this stunning validation of Keynesian economics.

Mike Shedlock | July 23, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidated a major provision of Obamacare. However, just a few hours later, the Richmond Appeals Court ruled 3-0 the opposite way, citing pizza in its explanation.

Night Watch | July 23, 2014

The Soviets and the Chinese always denied they had a "bolt out of the blue" doctrine because it implied they would be the first to use nuclear weapons in a war. North Korea needs to know that their choice of words carry grave consequences.

Charles Payne | July 23, 2014

I know it is perverse that the greatest fear on Wall Street is not geopolitical events or corporate earnings but instead it is the idea of Main Street getting a bigger paycheck.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 23, 2014

In some sense, there’s nothing remotely funny about the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party organizations. It is disgusting that a powerful arm of the government became a corrupt vehicle for illegal partisan politics.

Dr. Ben Carson | July 23, 2014

When I was a small child, one of the most dramatic and effective business boycotts in the history of America occurred. This, of course, was the Montgomery bus boycott. By refusing to ride the bus, blacks who were being discriminated against were able to terminate many discriminatory practices not only in Alabama, but throughout the South. The white-owned businesses were clearly being unfair, and the public transportation system was no better. The actions taken were appropriate and in many cases heroic.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 23, 2014

The courts have found another illegal aspect of Obamacare. (Of course, our Commander in Chief has declared war on the judicial branch by refusing to acknowledge their ruling.) Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, joined the show to discuss the latest blow to Obamacare’s survival

Bill Tatro | July 23, 2014

Of course, many will say that the world has always been a difficult and dangerous place and headlines like these are sometimes easy to be found. It seems however that most recently the struggle has been to keep these happenings from becoming headlines.

Peter Morici | July 23, 2014

The downing of Malaysia Flight 17 casts new light on just how inept and decadent the United States and Europe have become.

Tue, Jul 22, 2014

John Ransom | July 22, 2014

It does no good to condemn Putin as a liar, when lying is about the only policy prescription that Obama has for anything. And the press props him up.

Michael Schaus | July 22, 2014

What is the progressive solution to companies avoiding the highest corporate tax rate in the world, by moving their assets outside of the US? Well… impose new taxes, I guess. And if that seems a little silly, that’s because it is.

Charles Payne | July 22, 2014

Much noise has been made about the growing student loan bubble and what kind of impact it will have on the economy when it goes “boom.” It is a reasonable question, but if you are thinking this is just like the housing bubble, or the tech/Internet- stock market bubble, you are wrong.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 22, 2014

When you’re trying to convince politicians to give up power and money, it takes a lot repetition. So, to paraphrase what Ronald Reagan said to Jimmy Carter, here we go again.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 22, 2014

Sanctions against a handful of Putin’s rich friends won’t end the violence in Ukraine. Besides, the sanctions aren’t really the sort of thing a freedom-loving nation should impose. (Actually… That might explain why Obama’s so darn excited about them.)

Nicholas Vardy | July 22, 2014

’ve written before about how a boom in emerging market stocks is not a question of “if” but “when.” Catch a boom in an emerging market — India is a solid candidate for 2014 — and you can easily double or triple the returns you get from just sticking with mainstream U.S. stocks.

Doug Fabian | July 22, 2014

Six of the 10 most populated countries in the world are in Asia, and the continent holds more than half of the world’s population. The second- and third-largest economies in the world, as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP), also are in Asia.

Mark Skousen | July 22, 2014

I saw a sign from the so-called Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that read “Eight Most Common Reasons for Security Delays.” It warned against putting liquids in carry-ons, failing to take off shoes, etc. They forgot to list the #1 reason for delays: the TSA itself.

Chris Versace | July 22, 2014

That’s the biggest difference between a photo and a movie — one is a snapshot of a moment in time, while the other is a story that unfolds over time. If you were a buy-and-forget-it investor, your style would resemble something like a photograph.

Ralph Benko | July 22, 2014

Princeton, according to Bloomberg News, acknowledged Krugman’s departure with an extraordinarily tepid comment by a spokesperson. “He’s been a valued member of our faculty and we appreciate his 14 years at Princeton.”

Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Michael Schaus | July 21, 2014

How long, do you suppose, until all 3D printers are mandated to be sold with software that prohibits the machine from printing an operational firearm?

John Ransom | July 21, 2014

If Shamiya Adams were a blonde-haired, blue eyed 6th grader from Lincoln Park the National Guard would be called out to fix the problem. But she’s black, so she’s disposable. As a conservative, I’m not OK with this.

Shawn Mitchell | July 21, 2014

The two most hated national identities in the world are Hitler's Germany, and the tiny, beleaguered state the international community birthed in 1948 to harbor the survivors and refugees from Hitler's campaign.

Political Calculations | July 21, 2014

As a case study of how important that aspect of leadership is and how much it is missed when it is lacking, let's consider a day in 2014 when the news of the death of 295 people aboard a Malaysian Airlines 777 commercial airliner became known around 11:30 AM EDT and how U.S. President Barack Obama handled it.

Jeff Crouere | July 21, 2014

Clearly, Eric Holder has also placed his relationship with Barack Obama ahead of his responsibility to the American people.

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