Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Mike Shedlock | February 28, 2015

In 2006-2007 I called for a recession. We got a big one. I called for another one in 2011, as did the ECRI. That recession never happened. 50% is not a very good recession predicting track record , but consensus opinion is batting a perfect 0.00%

Political Calculations | February 28, 2015

Aren't Hollywood actors supposed to be among the most ardent supporters of left wing causes?

Charles Payne | February 28, 2015

The market has started to spin its wheels and that makes people nervous.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 28, 2015

On the issue of so-called progressive taxation, our left-wing friends have conflicting goals. Some of them want to maximize tax revenue in order to finance ever-bigger government. But others are much more motivated by a desire to punish success.

Bill Tatro | February 28, 2015

Putting aside Federal Court rulings, Executive Orders and legal status for 4 million undocumented (illegal) immigrants, we have just experienced a classic example of fear mongering.

Ransom Notes Radio | February 28, 2015

It has gotten worse than simple incompetence. Rep Steve Pearce (R-NM) joined the show to talk about the Obama Administrations absurd approach to defeating ISIS. Also, Gayle Trotter checked in live from CPAC 2015.

Mark Skousen | February 28, 2015

Of course, this so-called paradox of thrift is nonsense and might only apply during periods of Great Depression when savings were stashed away as cash under a mattress or stayed idle in a bank account.

Chris Versace | February 28, 2015

Now, I think youd agree with me when I say we all like it when the market climbs, along with our individual stocks. Who wouldnt? What we do need to be mindful of, however, is when things might change.

Paul Dykewicz | February 28, 2015

The burning alive of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State terrorists appears to have served as a wake-up call for countries around the world to strengthen the 60-nation coalition formed to stop the sadistic Middle Eastern outlaws who now control one-third of Iraq and Syria.

Fri, Feb 27, 2015

John Ransom | February 27, 2015

Politicians think this is the same country that Walter Cronkite dominated when he opposed the Vietnam War. Or least that's what they'd like it to be.

Michael Schaus | February 27, 2015

How predictable: The Federal Communications Commission voted on strict party lines to adopt Obama's 332 page Net Neutrality proposal.

Mike Shedlock | February 27, 2015

Right-to-Work legislation is sweeping the Midwest. It's one of many reforms needed to makes states more competitive, reduce cost pressures on infrastructure projects, and hold down the necessity of tax hikes.

Political Calculations | February 27, 2015

What is the truth behind Gov. Scott Walker's Wisconsin?

Charles Payne | February 27, 2015

I want to revisit the news and a few things that were lost in all the Fed hoopla earlier this week. The Consumer Confidence measured by the conference board missed consensus estimates, but the devilish details are even more worrisome.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 27, 2015

Lets look at the profoundly perverse way that the federal government is using the refugee program to expand the problem of dependency.

Nick Sorrentino | February 27, 2015

Biden is the quintessential political Cheshire cat. (The Washington DC subspecies.) The guy can smile through anything. Probably a good thing to be able to do if one is Vice President Biden.

D.W. Wilber | February 27, 2015

As each day passes it is becoming more and more apparent that the Obama Administrations grip on reality with regards to the terrorist threats faced by this country is fast slipping away.

Michael Hausam | February 27, 2015

Given the results of these states' historical and last November's elections, it would be very difficult to not directly connect political ideology and party affiliation with their economic performance. Elections have consequences and these states are enjoying those results.

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Michael Schaus | February 26, 2015

Welcome to the new America: Where bigger no gun signs are considered an adequate anti-terror policy.

Political Calculations | February 26, 2015

Of all the things we never expected to find ourselves doing, providing policy guidance to the Federal Reserve is probably at the top of the list.

Charles Payne | February 26, 2015

There is much more to the market and investing. The truth is, there is a large pool of money that only takes its cue from money printing.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 26, 2015

To save the nation from a future Greek-style fiscal meltdown, we should reform entitlements. But as part of the effort to restore limited, constitutional government, we also should shut down various departments that deal with issues that shouldnt be handled by a big central government.

Michael Hausam | February 26, 2015

Guerrilla street art appeared all over Washington D.C. today with a special message for FCC chairman Tom Wheeler.

Peter Morici | February 26, 2015

Since 2008, the Federal Reserve has been giving banks virtually free money by keeping their short term borrowing rates near zero.

D.W. Wilber | February 26, 2015

We cant say that Barack Obama hasnt warned us. While running for his first term as president he clearly told us that he intended to fundamentally transform the United States of America.

Brandon Cline | February 26, 2015

The reactions to revelations of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams misremembering events in Iraq have been harsh and swift.

Nick Sorrentino | February 26, 2015

What isnt there to love about Obamacare?

Ransom Notes Radio | February 26, 2015

John Hawkins joined the show to talk about the fundamentally unpatriotic nature of the American Left. From calling dead Americans Nazis, to asking for a fundamental transformation of America, Liberals have shown their disdain for traditional patriotism.

Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Michael Schaus | February 25, 2015

Well, its official: Democrats try to ruin everything that is fun. A group of California Nannycrats are pushing to make smokeless tobacco illegal for major league baseball players.

John Ransom | February 25, 2015

It obscures the real crimes committed by Democrats including Obama-- against blacks every day:

Mike Shedlock | February 25, 2015

Wal-Mart decided on its own accord it could not attract the quality of people it needs at $7.25. That says nothing about Costco or McDonald's.

Charles Payne | February 25, 2015

While the other indices recovered to new highs by 2007, this will be the first time NASDAQ has been close.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | February 25, 2015

Dear Carrie: My daughter was lucky enough to receive a significant college scholarship. Is this considered taxable income to her? And does her scholarship limit my ability to claim an education tax credit? -- A Reader

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 25, 2015

Since Im in the United Kingdom, its appropriate to announce that another Briton has been elected to the Moocher Hall of Fame.

Ralph Benko | February 25, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul is drawing liberal fire from many left wing commentators, now including Prof. Paul Krugman. Many of the criticisms are badly off base.

Ransom Notes Radio | February 25, 2015

Political consultant Brent Littlefield joined the show to discuss his visit with the Republican Governors last week. While Obama is out campaigning, governors across the country are busy actually leading.

Bill Gunderson | February 25, 2015

Back in the fall I wrote an article about San Diego-based fast-food operator Jack in the Box (JACK) entitled Do You Know JACK? Well it certainly has paid to know JACK over that time period.

Dr. Ben Carson | February 25, 2015

Recently, I was temporarily placed on the Southern Poverty Law Center's watch list for extremism simply because I vocally support traditional marriage.

Nicholas Vardy | February 25, 2015

When it comes to stocks, big is sometimes little and little is sometimes big.

D.W. Wilber | February 25, 2015

It seems the Obama Administrations answer to the root causes of terrorism are being attributed to anything but what it really is...

Bryan Perry | February 25, 2015

Last weeks holiday-shortened trading week saw the S&P rally to a new all-time high, crossing the psychological 2,100 level followed by some too-tempting-to-pass-up profit taking.

Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Michael Schaus | February 24, 2015

Governments involvement in healthcare has been such a rousing success, Obama is now thinking about getting more involved in the retirement of middle class America. Yeah, the same folks who believe an 85 year old needs maternity care will soon be deciding what you need for your retirement.

Dave Ramsey | February 24, 2015

Events like this make you realize the need for proper planning, but dont ever prepay for them.

Mike Shedlock | February 24, 2015

In what may be a first (otherwise an extreme rarity), a substantial force within a union has mobilized against a pay hike to $9.00 per hour from essentially nothing.

Night Watch | February 24, 2015

The Ukrainian army has shown that it is incapable of preventing additional fragmentation of Ukraine east of the Dnieper River, if that is Russia's intention.

Charles Payne | February 24, 2015

There was a lot of news out last week, but perhaps the biggest news came from Wal-Mart when they lifted the wages for starting employees and other management levels.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 24, 2015

Im sure such government actions have a negative economic impact, but this is a case where the moral argument should take precedence.

Ralph Benko | February 24, 2015

Whether or not one supports Audit the Fed, the argument really cannot rest on the Feds independence. Fed independence currently is a polite fiction.

Bill Tatro | February 24, 2015

The latest brouha comes from Rudy Giulianis comment he made last week that President Obama didnt love America. Media attacks, political cold shoulders and even death threats have been the order of the day for the former New York City mayor.

D.W. Wilber | February 24, 2015

Throughout the past six years this president and his sycophants have repeatedly revealed highly classified details about military or intelligence operations, apparently in some kind of desperate attempt to show the American people and the world how rough and tough they are.

Peter Morici | February 24, 2015

Without the specific participation and vocal support of moderate Muslim leaders, extremism can consume entire communities. For example, in Vilvoorde Belgium, a town of only 4200, 28 young people have left to fight for Syria and Iraq...

Ransom Notes Radio | February 24, 2015

Former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, weighed in on the Obama Administrations inept foreign policy. Its not their intentions that really matter Its their actions. And they sure arent doing anything to drive back radical Islam.

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

John Ransom | February 23, 2015

I'm not a big fan of the Obamatale of income inequality, but if you wanted an example of how liberal, Keynesian economics punishes the working class, then our monetary system is a perfect example.

Mike Shedlock | February 23, 2015

On Friday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras backed down on nearly every promise made to the Greek electorate except one, to stay on the euro. After so much tough rhetoric, the question is why?

Shawn Mitchell | February 23, 2015

Enforcers from the Left are scrambling to delegitimize Rudy Giulianis statement that he doesnt believe Barack Obama loves America. They know Giuliani only said what many millions of Americans think, and want to stop the discussion from catching fire.

Political Calculations | February 23, 2015

What the world needs now is a better snow plow.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 23, 2015

The tax code seems to get worse every year, and even though weve made some progress in recent years on spending, the long-run outlook is still very grim because theres hasnt been genuine entitlement reform.

Nick Sorrentino | February 23, 2015

Left-fascism is the version of fascism which is generally associated with the so called Left which is exhibited in many nodes of American culture but particularly at some universities. Many people know it as political correctness but it goes much deeper than just that.