The Great Unifier, and the Healer of Nations plans on being the One for a very long time.
Apache Corp. has agreed to sell a minority stake in its Egyptian oil and gas business to Sinopec Group of China, for $3.1 billion.
Forces with ulterior motives continue to lead the lambs to slaughter.
As if the federal government were not already doing enough to kill the U.S. airline industry with restrictive workplace rules, over-regulation, and a monetary policy that supports higher fuel prices, earlier this month anti-trust authorities at the Justice Department blocked the merger between American Airlines and US Air.
As we mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, it is worthwhile to note the state of Black America. Sadly, we still have immense poverty, blight, broken families, crime, failing schools and crumbling infrastructure in the inner cities of this country.
We have a culture that is extremely, heavily focused on short-term trading and not focused on long-term valuation.
I know. I know: Our government? Lying about something? It seems incredible. So, I’m guessing that they’re lying about a few things.
President Obama, the unions, and Democrats in general are attempting to force Wal-Mart to raise its minimum wage. They need to go beyond their simplistic model of raising minimum wages and actually think about why things are as they are.
Now an internal JP Morgan spreadsheet has come to light, linking appointments to specific deals pursued by the bank. However, it is still unclear whether any crime has been committed.
Wednesday all we heard was how the only thing wrong in America, holding back the realization of Martin Luther King’s “dream,” is corporate greed and mean people not willing to pay more than 60% of their income to save crumbling schools.
I got involved in a bit of a controversy last year about presidential profligacy. Some guy named Rex Nutting put together some data on government spending and claimed that Barack Obama was the most frugal President in recent history.
With Labor Day just around the corner, our jobs discussion speeds up with intensity, clarity, and a much more solid grasp of the situation — or not. In any event, we’ll continue the conversation in conjunction with a topic which you might find very appetizing, namely fast-food.
Most of America has a dream. It is the same Dream that King articulated so emotionally 50 years ago on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. And the progressive string of Obama’s Democrat Party has spent the last fifty years suffocating this dream under empty promises and government programs.
We’re not doomed. At least not according to George Gilder’s challenging and insightful Knowledge and Power. Plenty of nations have lost their way, and this present distress is not the first time we’ve gotten off course.
Overnight a series of bombings in around Baghdad killed 51 and wounded hundreds. Yesterday a suicide car bomber in southern Afghanistan attacked a military convoy, killing four. Both incidents underscore a glaring truth about that niche of the world.
What will be the next great discovery? Will it be a revolutionary event, similar to the launch of the internal combustion engine, the radio, or the internet? And if so, will this greatly anticipated groundbreaking occasion fill the need for the masses, subsequently giving rise to jobs?
It really breaks your heart, doesn't it? It just makes me sad to think that I'm living in a world where not everyone is enjoying the non-stop joy that comes from spending days, weeks, years and decades trapped in a soul-killing office full of annoying co-workers and abusive supervisors.
Leaked transcripts of a secret meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the head of Saudi Arabia's secret police, Prince Bandar, have exposed how desperately the Saudi Arabians want Bashar Assad deposed as the President of Syria.
Not one reporter found the hypocrisy uncontrollably laughable. In fact, many of them feverishly reported the gist of the comment: The GOP is forcing Obama to demand a unilateral increase in the debt.
Somehow the mainstream press persists in getting this entirely wrong. The open source evidence reinforces the NightWatch judgment that Readers should retain healthy skepticism about what took place east of Damascus on 21 August, and who was responsible.
Now we learn that Ackman’s fund, Pershing Square Capital Management, has hired Citigroup to sell its 39 million shares of J.C. Penney. The fund is expected to lose nearly half a billion dollars on the trade.
I’m not a big fan of the European Commission. For those not familiar with this entity, it’s sort of the European version of the executive-branch bureaucracy we have in Washington.
It is easy to get yourself on the road to financial freedom if you take the time, or ask for help. It is too important in this economy to take hold of your financial future. And in this case, it's a matter of dollars. . . Not cents.
Unsurprisingly, our study has attracted criticism from several quarters. Some of those critics make valuable points that might improve future research, but most criticism falls far short of the mark.
With a government so compelled, seemingly, as the Obama administration is, to cook the books for every number, forecast and data point, one has to wonder whether the data for July was as good as the bad estimate that the Commerce Department just released.
Apparently losing a teacher’s tenure is “too high a price to pay” for a more effective educational system for our youth. After all, our ruling elite don’t send their kids to underperforming schools. And to think they act like it’s “all for the children.”
I’m guessing that DC’s vast population of lobbyists and influence peddlers dominate the upper end of the income spectrum.
This is the Democrats’ economy. It’s everything they asked for: They invested in solar, in unions, in government and in healthcare. And, they’ve produced the worst recovery ever.
If you think that sounds ridiculous so do I. But all it takes is for one major retailer to start Christmas promotions a few days earlier than last year, and all the lemming fall in line.
Keep in mind that even though the Fed's QE efforts is clearly responsible for keeping the U.S. economy out of recession following the second quarter of 2012, the reason the Fed believes it can begin taking its foot off the QE gas is because the U.S. economy would appear to be beginning to recover from its microrecession.
Reining in federal disability programs would not only save taxpayer money, it would also give marginally disabled people who have valuable skills an incentive to reenter the workforce.
At a normal conference, my remarks may have resonated, but I freely admit that I was completely overshadowed by the presentation of Shin Dong-Hyuk, who is the only person to have successfully escaped from the North Korean gulag.
These young people are facing the real world and it is not what they were promised. Many of them are already trying to figure out ways to survive and manage their future.
Preparing a wide range of military options and sending forces to the area is hardly encouraging. So mentally prepare for the US to engage in another senseless, unwinnable war, that we cannot afford in the first place.
This week we have Brent Littlefield, Powerful and Pitiful featuring Elbert Guillory, our Ezra Klein is an Idiot moment with C.i.C. Barack Hussien Obama... who says that we have that whole NSA scandal thing wrong. He practically screams: "I am not a crook."
Because I’m a huge fan of tax competition, I'm happy when I find out that bloated governments are in trouble because people are escaping to places where government isn’t quite so greedy.
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