Sun, Dec 15, 2013

Edith Lank | December 15, 2013

Sat, Dec 14, 2013

Michael Schaus | December 14, 2013

Not feeling as if they have adequately displayed their anti-gun bias, the Washington Post is trolling the nation for stories of “gun violence” to feature on its pages. In an episode of leftist crowdsourcing, the liberally inclined WaPo is asking its readers “What’s your gun number?”

Larry Kudlow | December 14, 2013

Ryan-Murray is a political solution, not a fiscal one.

Mike Shedlock | December 14, 2013

Right now you have about 3 million jobs in transportation, commerce, trades, that can't be filled. Electricians, plumbers, truck drivers, welders... Jobs that typically parents don't sit down and say to their kids - look if all goes well, this is what you are going to do.

Political Calculations | December 14, 2013

We're going to start solving the mystery of why economic growth in the U.S. was so unexpectedly strong in the third quarter of 2013 in a place you wouldn't necessarily expect: the ports of China.

Night Watch | December 14, 2013

North Korea announced that Chang Sung-taek, uncle and former regent for Kim Jong Un, was tried on 12 December by a military tribunal at which he confessed to treason, was sentenced to death and was executed on 13 December.

Charles Payne | December 14, 2013

According to a recent Gallup survey, dissatisfaction with the government tops the list as the most important problem facing this country today. I'm sure the spin masters would say that's directed at the mean old Tea Party and the GOP who's always saying "no."

Peter Schiff | December 14, 2013

Earlier this week Congress tried to show that it is capable of tackling our chronic and dangerous debt problems. Despite the great fanfare I believe they have accomplished almost nothing.

Ransom Notes Radio | December 14, 2013

One hundred years from now, will Obama still be considered one of the least effective Presidents in US History? Also, Diana West (author of American Betrayal) joined the program to talk about the Leavenworth ten.

Bill Tatro | December 14, 2013

I can somehow visualize Patty Murray acting as Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz) and I can also imagine Congressmen Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as the Tin Man, with John Boehner turning into the Cowardly Lion, and Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) inserting himself into the action as the Scarecrow.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 14, 2013

Well... It's not where you would think.

Jeff Crouere | December 14, 2013

This week at memorial services for former South African President Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama greeted a number of world leaders, including the communist dictator of Cuba, Raul Castro. The President warmly shook hands with Castro, slightly bowing during the visit to engage in pleasantries.

Fri, Dec 13, 2013

John Ransom | December 13, 2013

You know why the administration tried to foist the blame for cancelled policies not on the law itself, but rather on the insurance companies? Because they got the talking point directly from Politifact, which rated the claim of unchanged coverage as "true" previously.

Mike Shedlock | December 13, 2013

Counting transfer payments such as foods stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, and other government welfare, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis shows the top 40% pay 106% of all taxes (more than all of them). In turn the bottom 60% get money back.

Night Watch | December 13, 2013

Today the non-jihadist opposition in Syria essentially collapsed. General Idris, the leader of the so-called moderates, fled to Turkey just before jihadists captured his offices.

Jerry Bowyer | December 13, 2013

What was Dickens really doing when he wrote A Christmas Carol? Answer: He was weighing in on one of the central economic debates of his time, the one that raged between Thomas Malthus and one of the disciples of Adam Smith.

Charles Payne | December 13, 2013

The real story of yesterday's news, however, is the global economy. The by-product of wealth is credit or, is the by-product of credit wealth? Credit and debit cards are more than symbols of wealth; they facilitate the flow of capital that is the engine of prosperity.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 13, 2013

I have some bad news and some good news. The bad news is that politicians have come up with another proposal for an additional tax.

George Jarkesy | December 13, 2013

The Cult of Communism and its gateway drug, socialism, centers around mythical utopian notions of how material goods and power is “equally” distributed in a society.

Bill Tatro | December 13, 2013

The time periods are decades apart, today’s technology is certainly more advanced, and the world is currently in a much better place. Yet, just consider if John Kerry’s statement regarding these most recent Iranian negotiations, is really any different than Neville Chamberlain’s well-known ironic phrase, “Peace for our time.”

Ransom Notes Radio | December 13, 2013

After 5 years, has the media finally given up cheerleading for Obama? Charles Payne also joined the program to weigh in on the stock market’s recent momentum.

Bill Gunderson | December 13, 2013

From companies with drugs in their pipeline to companies still developing them, this has been the garden spot in the market this year – a year desperate for garden spots.

Thu, Dec 12, 2013

Michael Schaus | December 12, 2013

In the congressman’s defense, he probably wanted to equate her with a soviet propaganda chief or a socialist economist, but was afraid that she would take the analogy as a compliment.

John Ransom | December 12, 2013

Supporting higher taxes, after all, on those who make more than you-- and this is what opponents of free markets wish for-- is not the same as a rich man feeding and clothing the poor. Or even yet a widow donating out of her want.

Mike Shedlock | December 12, 2013

Alan Blinder, a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, is back at it.In an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal Blinders says suggests negative interest rates.

Political Calculations | December 12, 2013

The number of publicly-traded U.S. companies announcing that they would be acting to cut their dividend payments rose back into recessionary territory again in November 2013.

Night Watch | December 12, 2013

If the story is true, there will be continuing turmoil from investigations and interrogations, internal terror, and many executions of senior officials. This will be accompanied or followed by a nationwide re-education.

Charles Payne | December 12, 2013

Despite that big move last Friday, the market has largely been in a lull that's kind of like the quiet before the quiet.

Bob Goldman | December 12, 2013

Talk about weird! The CEO of Lululemon, the trendy manufacturer of trendy athletic gear, has resigned over a few innocent remarks. What did ex-CEO Chip Wilson say that was so terrible?

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 12, 2013

The Ryan-Murray plan: Tax hikes and make-believe spending cuts are supposed to generate “savings” over 10 years that will “offset” the higher spending that will occur 2014 and 2015. (Don't hold your breath.)

Ransom Notes Radio | December 12, 2013

If you’re worried about the budget deal, only one number really matters: The number of Democrats we cut in Congress. Conn Carroll, managing editor for Townhall Magazine, joined the program to discuss the latest budget deal.

Wed, Dec 11, 2013

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | December 11, 2013

My friends and I have agreed to give charitable donations for the holidays instead of physical presents. What's the best way to do this?

John Ransom | December 11, 2013

The AP “news” organization has manufactured news in order to decry the obstacles to creating a society where we all have the same cruddy high-rise apartment, with the same government-mandated car, with our children in same state-run daycares disguised as schools.

Mike Shedlock | December 11, 2013

Inquiring minds are digging into the alleged "Draconian Cuts" in Food Stamps as described by the Daily Koz. Of course the Daily Koz is not alone in whining about "draconian" cuts.

Political Calculations | December 11, 2013

With the U.S. Census Bureau's long-delayed release of new home sale prices last week, we now have a better picture of the situation developing for the U.S. new home market. It would appear that the rapid rise in new home sale prices that we have observed since July 2012 is now stalling out.

Night Watch | December 11, 2013

Iran's willingness to restore ties with Hamas indicates Iran remains as committed to the destruction of Israel under Ruhani as it was under Ahmadi-Nejad.

Bob Beauprez | December 11, 2013

?There is an abundance of evidence that the education system is failing far too many American children. Scholastically speaking the familiar chant of, "We're Number One" – seemingly embedded in American's DNA for generations – has been replaced with "We're just average – and sliding backwards."

Charles Payne | December 11, 2013

Officially, Friday is Ben Bernanke's birthday, but we can understand if he's too pooped to party after last Friday. It was a heck of a week that began with the market edging lower each day in anticipation of a better-than-expected jobs report.

Ransom Notes Radio | December 11, 2013

How much worse could Dodd-Frank get? Well… You could add Maxine Waters to the mix. Gayle Trotter, from the Independent Women’s Forum, also joined the program to discuss DC’s latest budget “deal”.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 11, 2013

The government’s monopoly education system is a travesty mostly because taxpayers spend record amounts of money and we get very poor results. But I’m also irked at the way government schools engage in absurd displays of political correctness, particularly when it comes to make-believe weapons.

Tue, Dec 10, 2013

George Jarkesy | December 10, 2013

On Monday, a group of nearly 100 state legislators from 32 states gathered at Mount Vernon to demand an Article 5 Convention. Such is the vigor of their cause, I predict demanding an Article 5 Convention will become a litmus test for all Republican presidential candidates in 2016.

John Ransom | December 10, 2013

A new report written by the Associated Press says that Income mobility makes the myth of “income inequality” appear bigger than liberals actually made up previously.

Michael Schaus | December 10, 2013

According to the Post, “agency employees are voicing frustration at what they perceive as White House ambivalence amid the pounding the agency has taken from critics”… And, let’s face it, they hear it all.

Dave Ramsey | December 10, 2013

Many times in life we try to accomplish too many things at once. One problem with this is often it diminishes our ability to focus. When you spend all your time nickel-and-diming everything, the result is that nothing gets done very well.

Mike Shedlock | December 10, 2013

These charts provide yet another indication of weak hiring as well as visual evidence that something is awry with the budget. Also, when the next recession does hit, there are plenty of people who will not be eligible for benefits.

Night Watch | December 10, 2013

Rebels again accused the Syrians of using chemical weapons last Thursday at a target in western Syrian. The rebels are losing, are lying about it and do not understand they have lost on this issue.

Charles Payne | December 10, 2013

Well, as it turns out, there are some things more important than the American Bald Eagle... Windmills!

Ransom Notes Radio | December 10, 2013

Reflecting on his energy policies, domestic policies, foreign policies and outright lies… Would you recall Obama if given the opportunity? Bob Greco, with the American Petroleum Institute, also joined the program the war on affordable energy.

Bill Tatro | December 10, 2013

Mark Twain once said, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” And speaking of an overstated demise, the same can be said these days regarding the U.S. dollar.

Roger Schlesinger | December 10, 2013

It seems that the Federal Housing Association never misses a chance to limit the amount of help they had been giving to the American homeowner.

Krista Kafer | December 10, 2013

Liberals took the nuclear option in 2013 and there may be no return to civil discourse. I'm not talking about curtailing Senate filibusters, although they did that, too, but to the shameful escalation in political rhetoric.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 10, 2013

It’s not newsworthy that there’s a lot of double taxation in America. What is shocking and discouraging, however, is finding out that our tax code is more punitive than just about every European welfare state.

John Browne | December 10, 2013

Although the U.S. stock market continues to hit new nominal highs on a nearly daily basis, the U.S. economy bumps along at a lackluster pace. This disconnect has been achieved by a massive Fed experiment in monetary stimulation.

Mon, Dec 09, 2013

John Ransom | December 09, 2013

"Obama and Bloomberg are pulling out the stops, knowing that support for gun control--which rose in the days after Sandy Hook--is waning," says the NRA.

Mike Shedlock | December 09, 2013

Let's head straight to the Harvard Survey of Young Americans’ Attitudes toward Politics and Public Service.

Marita Noon | December 09, 2013

More than $3 billion went to Reid’s friends with the promise that the federal dollars would create “tens of thousands of green jobs.” A little more than 200 permanent jobs have actually been created.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 09, 2013

Our first example (which arrived in my inbox, so I don’t know who deserves the credit) will be familiar to fans of the original Star Wars trilogy.

Ralph Benko | December 09, 2013

There is abundant evidence that Prof. Krugman has had a material role in producing this Hell.

Mark Baisley | December 09, 2013

There was nothing constructive in the union’s attempt to remain relevant.

Sun, Dec 08, 2013

John Ransom | December 08, 2013

SPEAK for DCSD wrote: John Ransom, part of Parent Led Reform and I Stand For DougCO Kids. Also the man responsible for the famous quote, “We will break your union and choke your schools.” The man is pure evil.

Mike Shedlock | December 08, 2013

The Patriot Act was anything but. It should be scrapped. James Clapper should be prosecuted and spend the rest of his life in prison where he can think about the true meaning of patriotism.

Political Calculations | December 08, 2013

What is the lasting economic impact of the men who died while serving their country in war?

Michael Tanner | December 08, 2013

Democrats and the media are raising the usual outcry over Republican hard-heartedness and suggesting that the proposed Republican cuts will lead to widespread hunger and hardship. Most of the handwringing is based on myths.

Mark Calabria | December 08, 2013

Low rates are often defended as “putting money in the consumers’ pocket” but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It simply transfers money from one set of consumers to another.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 08, 2013

Writing in London’s City AM, Allister Heath points out that even John Maynard Keynes very clearly recognized a Laffer Curve constraint on excessive taxation

Edith Lank | December 08, 2013

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