My argument was very straightforward. Its better to have no legislation than bad legislation.
The U.S. Senate has never seen the likes of Ted Cruz. He does not play by the rules or the politics as usual game. Instead, Cruz acts independently, displays tremendous courage and a strong commitment to conservative values.
In theory, break-even rates reflect investors expectations for inflation over the life of the securities.
Every year the General Assembly votes on resolutions that criticize North Korea, Iran and Syria for their lack of respect of human rights.
Im a big fan of federalism for both policy and political reasons. Returning programs to the states is the best way of dealing with counterproductive income-redistribution policies such as welfare, Medicaid, and food stamps.
I think Stephen Colbert is very funny. Ive watched him for over a decade. But he is a partisan and a statist.
While he smiles and tries to cloak his goals in the guise of a reasonable approach to gun control, he quietly and behind the scenes schemes with his Attorney General Eric Holder to use whatever tactics they can to achieve as much as they can.
The Left are inventive, and their culture war is unending. For most of the last decade, they have continued their assault on Christmas. They maintain the use of the word is offensive to non-Christians, and therefore politically incorrect. What a joke.
Fences throughout history have just been an invitation for someone to climb over and thus make someone else responsible for the undocumented becoming undocumented in the first place. This is a kind of hate crime.
The favorite government agency of statists, liberals, and progressives is worried that it might not have enough funding to adequately separate Americans from their hard earned money.
Today the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) issued a fatwa - an authoritative religious opinion - that the killing of children is unIslamic.
Like a lot of libertarians and small-government conservatives, Im prone to pessimism. How can you be cheerful, after all, when you look at whats been happening in our lifetimes.
Obama has sent hundreds of troops to Anbar province in Iraq I almost feel like we did this once before. Wouldnt it have been easier if we had never left the area in the first place? Michael Hausam also joined the show to talk about the chances of a Jeb Bush Presidential campaign.
Janet says that the Fed could raise rates at any moment. Of course they can and they can cut rates to negative, like the Swiss, at any moment. They could also declare no more meetings for the next year. They really can do whatever they please.
Households have worked down much of their debt, and home and stock prices have risen. Consequently, consumers are in a stronger positon than at any time since the days before the financial crisis and are using credit cards again...
I really, really, really, hate to go here, but: If you dont watch Seth Rogen in The Interview this Christmas, the terrorists win.
The North Korean leadership is manic about the UN's findings of longstanding, institutionalized and systemic human rights abuses in North Korea. For most of the world, that finding is not only overdue but unsurprising.
Were going to review two separate pieces of information, one about whether young people want to work for the federal government and another about an online poll about gun control that backfired. And both are somewhat encouraging, albeit not very scientific.
Will Cuba moderate their long history of anti-American rhetoric in Central and South America? Will they end the decades of torture and imprisonment of Cuban citizens for doing nothing more than yearning for the freedom taken for granted just ninety miles away in the United States? Seems unlikely under the Castro leadership.
Understanding the current political appetite of the country and the major issues that are of significant import to Americans, these are the key items Ill suggest he repeatedly emphasize in an effort to get hired by his team:
It is times like these that Americans should be thankful for their Second Amendment, and crush any effort or force seeking to weaken or remove it.
The Obama Administration is now looking to normalize relations with the communist nation of Cuba. Just picture it: A cigar-smoke filled back room in Cuba with a bunch of commies making empty promises Cuban officials will also be there.
For all the noise related to falling oil prices and their impact upon stock prices during the past week, there is something that we have not yet seen that would fully confirm the fears of U.S. investors: large numbers of companies in the oil sector acting to cut their dividends.
With a simple and fair tax system, we could get rid of high tax rates, eliminate the double taxation that discourages saving and investment, and we could wipe out the rats nest of deductions, credits, exemptions, preferences, exclusions, and other loopholes that bribe people into making economically unwise decisions.
In the wake of the Cromnibus debacle, Republican congressional leadership pretty much turned their backs on wave voters for short term gain (and Democratic leaders did the same). Multiple readers at have asked, Well... now what?
A handful of families impacted by the Sandy Hook school shooting have decided to ease their grief by suing the manufacturer of AR style rifles. Obviously, a little unnecessary litigation is the most effective way to right the wrongs of a madman.
Lets compare two politicians, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Congressman Jeb Hensarling of Texas, to see which one actually has the courage to fight against powerful interest groups...
Bret wrote an awesome book called "Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love", which chronicles his journey in his career and his family life. It is hilarious and vividly written, and it brought me to tears at least twice.
Policymakers in Washington, at central banks around the world and even just regular investors tend to react to circumstances they cant control. Much like the weather, there are many things that cant be anticipated or controlled. But rather than reacting to them after the fact, why not be prepared for them beforehand?
The stunning 40% drop in the price of oil over the past few months has scrambled global economic forecasts, changed the geo-political landscape, and has severely pressured many energy sector investments. Economists are scratching their heads to determine if the drop is good or bad...
There has been much consternation expressed about President Obamas extralegal actions, especially suspending deportation of certain classes of undocumented aliens. Impeachment legally and politically would be completely unwarranted.
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