Sat, Mar 29, 2014

John Ransom | March 29, 2014

While the doomsday date for the final destruction of mankind due to global warming gets pushed back farther and farther, I’m wondering if any of these WeatherNazis actually understand human history.

Mike Shedlock | March 29, 2014

That's right. McCain wants more US weapons for Syria, perhaps even a US invasion. Yet, those weapons either go straight into the hands of Al Qaeda or eventually end up in Al Qaeda hands anyway.

Political Calculations | March 29, 2014

The Dot-Com Bubble consisted of two major phases: an inflation phase that ran from April 1997 to August 2000, which marked the peak of the bubble, and a deflation phase that ran from August 2000 to June 2003, after which order returned to the market.

Night Watch | March 29, 2014

The swings in North Korea's foreign policy bespeak immature moodiness, rather than carefully crafted policy.

Charles Payne | March 29, 2014

I guess if it is good enough for Gwyneth Paltrow, then it is good enough for the stock market. A few days ago, the actress and her husband, Chris Martin, announced they are getting a divorce. However, they plan to do it a little differently because she is famous, and better than the others who also failed at marriage.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 29, 2014

I spoke yesterday to the Memphis Economics Club about America’s looming fiscal crisis, and I did my usual song-and-dance routine. But I confess I was stumped when someone from the audience asked about the Obama Administration’s strategy on Obamacare...

Ransom Notes Radio | March 29, 2014

Well… Actually the question is rhetorical. Reid apparently “gifted” his granddaughter $31,000 from his campaign funds. Oh, and he lied about calling average Americans liars (which was also a lie). Also, Ambassador from the great Republic of Texas, Kevin Brady, joined the program to talk some inside-baseball about Capitol Hill.

Jeff Crouere | March 29, 2014

The arbiters of race relations believe that no person of color should dare possess an independent thought or take a contrarian position. Thus, all African Americans must believe in the Democratic Party and liberalism.

Nick Sorrentino | March 29, 2014

This is unsustainable. (But don’t tell Paul Krugman this.)

Fri, Mar 28, 2014

Michael Schaus | March 28, 2014

An anti-gun liberal talk-show host wants to shoot NRA board members, because they are fighting for “guns everywhere”… Guns everywhere? Is there such a place? And if so: What are the home values like nowadays?

John Ransom | March 28, 2014

At what point do liberals get tired of defending bad policy, poor implementation and sloppy intellectualism when the only weapon, it seems, that their Democrat leaders have is buffoonery?

Mike Shedlock | March 28, 2014

Ukraine and the IMF have agreed to an aid package that will no doubt prove to be as beneficial to Ukraine as the Troika bailout (plunder) of Greece.

Shawn Mitchell | March 28, 2014

Every Hollywood vehicle that suggests America is evil bombs at the box office. Every movie that finds the good in our society is profitable.

Political Calculations | March 28, 2014

Given that we are seeing nearly vertical movements for prices with respect to household income indicates that other factors have created a situation where housing is becoming increasingly unaffordable.

Night Watch | March 28, 2014

German firms have been working behind the scenes all month to maintain Russian economic ties.

Charles Payne | March 28, 2014

The current IPO craze is not even in the same planet as 1999 and 2000, even if that is the prevailing wisdom.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 28, 2014

When you support limited government and individual freedom, you don’t enjoy many victories. Particularly if you’re relying on the U.S. Senate. But it does occasionally happens.

Ransom Notes Radio | March 28, 2014

Obama must know his popularity is plummeting when Euro-socialists begin applauding him less than Tea Party members. Of course Obamacare is his biggest blunder stateside – But Michael Cannon, with Cato, has a way of dismantling the bureaucratic monstrosity that few people have discussed.

Peter Morici | March 28, 2014

Throughout 2013, higher taxes on all income classes—President Obama’s levies on the wealthy, higher local taxes on the middle class, and reinstatement of social security taxes on lower income workers—depressed consumer spending.

Doug Fabian | March 28, 2014

Charles Schwab's discount investing company offers one of the industry's widest selections of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The company recently fully embraced the world of ETFs with the launch of its ETF OneSource marketplace.

Thu, Mar 27, 2014

Michael Schaus | March 27, 2014

The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago has decided that college athletes – who are getting a subsidized education and a shot at a multi-million dollar career – have the right to unionize as employees of the university they attend.

John Ransom | March 27, 2014

Don't get me wrong: Obama still has a problem of governance, but you can't work on basic shapes and colors until you get your numbers right.

Mike Shedlock | March 27, 2014

About the only good coming out of ridiculous tit-for-tat sanctions on Russia is the possibility of revised US energy policy, and Lithuania is pleading for it.

Night Watch | March 27, 2014

It is likely that all anti-government groups have agreed on the need to disrupt the elections in April and are cooperating as Taliban. Yesterday's bombing was an act of terror that targeted campaign workers and the election apparatus itself.

Charles Payne | March 27, 2014

President Obama has found a way to make people buy a product he wants them to own, although unlike the 16th Century Queen of England, Obama's products are not "all the rage."

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 27, 2014

Back in the 1980s and 1990s, there was a widespread consensus that high tax rates were economically misguided. Many Democrats, for instance, supported the 1986 Tax Reform Act that lowered the top tax rate from 50 percent to 28 percent...

Ransom Notes Radio | March 27, 2014

Another Delay? Actually… It would have been news if there weren’t any more delays. Yes, Obamacare is facing another “hiccup”. Nicholas Vardy also joined the program to explain his $25,000 bet against Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway.

Doug Fabian | March 27, 2014

The first quarter of 2014 is almost in the books, and so far things have been a lot tougher in the markets than the previous two years.

Judge Andrew Napolitano | March 27, 2014

Except for the definition and mechanism of proving treason, no area of the Constitution addressing the rights of all persons when the government is pursuing them is more specific than the Fourth Amendment.

Bob Goldman | March 27, 2014

Did you see the photo? It's all over the Internet -- a snapshot of billionaire CEO Richard Branson, in board shorts, in the Caribbean, kiteboarding with a naked woman on his back.

Wed, Mar 26, 2014

Michael Schaus | March 26, 2014

In fighting for expanded “reproductive rights”, the Sandra Flukes of the world routinely remind us that we’re talking about "their uterus"… Well, fine. But, if it’s "your uterus," then "you" should pay for keeping it baby-free.

John Ransom | March 26, 2014

Socialists figured out that they really couldn't dispense with religion. So now they've made one up. Don't believe me? As a Catholic, I can give you more scientific evidence that a virgin birth is possible than warmers can give that their computers models are accurate.

Mike Shedlock | March 26, 2014

Round one in French elections is over, and the socialists were hammered. The victor was Marine Le Pen's Front National party. The Socialists only received 43% of the votes, with the center-right pulling in 46-48%.

Night Watch | March 26, 2014

North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Nations said in a press conference on Monday, that North Korea will take additional "nuclear measures" if the United States continues its current approach toward Pyongyang.

Charles Payne | March 26, 2014

In addition to the biotech bubble hemorrhaging air, many pundits are pointing to the abundance of IPOs as a sign that the end is near. It is not just the volume of offerings, but much is being said about the quality of names going public, as 70% of recent offerings have yet to post profits.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 26, 2014

It’s not often that I agree with the Washington Post, but a government-run monopoly is not the best way to get mail delivered.

Dr. Ben Carson | March 26, 2014

While the media have been focused on the missing Malaysian aircraft, massive alterations of the world's geopolitical terrain are underway simultaneously.

Ransom Notes Radio | March 26, 2014

There seem to only be two types of companies on Wall Street nowadays: Those that profit despite Washington… And those that profit because of Washington. As the Fed tapers its QE program, we’re starting to see which companies actually have what it takes to make it in today’s economy.

Hal Scherz | March 26, 2014

President Reagan appointed Dr. C. Everett Koop to be the Surgeon General of the United States. President Obama has nominated Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy to become the Surgeon General. The contrast between these two men speaks volumes about the politicization of this office and how this administration has cheapened it.

Tue, Mar 25, 2014

John Ransom | March 25, 2014

Any time I see the word “consensus” in the context of the "settled science" of global something I break out into a cold sweat, I hyperventilate and my sight grows dim.

Dave Ramsey | March 25, 2014

Credit card companies don’t care about the circumstances. They want their money, period. Never take personal responsibility for company expenses.

Mike Shedlock | March 25, 2014

Several people have written recently telling me that price inflation is under control only because the velocity of money (the alleged rate at which money circulates) is falling.

Night Watch | March 25, 2014

NATO officials have issued warnings about the buildup of Russian forces along the eastern border of Ukraine. One general warned that Russian forces could drive across southern Ukraine to liberate Transnistria, which is northwest of Crimea.

Charles Payne | March 25, 2014

The great Fannie Mae heist continues to be one of the most intriguing stories not told in the press. Consider all the moving parts:

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 25, 2014

This is one of the reasons why Canada now ranks higher than the United States in both Economic Freedom of the World and the Index of Economic Freedom. And it’s also worth noting that spending restraint has facilitated significant tax cuts in Canada. Indeed, some American companies are moving north of the border!

Ralph Benko | March 25, 2014

Policy does not grow on trees. Policy comes from people who command attention and have, and win, arguments. As the attention-commanding RNC together with two of the capital’s leading think tanks indicate, a good argument is brewing.

Fritz Pfister | March 25, 2014

Seems the latest excuse for every economic metric declining is due to the weather. GDP adjusted from 3.2% to 2.4%, Consumer Semtiment falling below 80 for the first time in months, and now home sales.

Roger Schlesinger | March 25, 2014

Over the last weekend it was announced that the United States of America's Treasury Dept. took in more revenue over the 1st 5 months of the 2014 fiscal year than ever before.

Ransom Notes Radio | March 25, 2014

Do you hate the President? Well… If you are a Republican, tea-party member, or conservative, MSNBC seems to think that “hate” is what motivates you to wake up in the morning.

Peter Morici | March 25, 2014

Last week, Janet Yellen sent stocks diving by saying the Federal Reserve could begin raising interest rates as early as next spring—most traders and forecasters have predicted a later date.

Bill Tatro | March 25, 2014

So now apparently, it is the Venetians who want to break away from the Italians. But isn’t Venice a part of Italy? Apparently they have been emboldened by the actions of the Crimeans in their recent annexation with Russia.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 24, 2014

Here’s an excerpt from the Detroit News that tells you everything you’ll ever need to know about the stupidity of government. The city actually loses money on parking enforcement.

John Ransom | March 24, 2014

The only impeachment that was ever going to work was the one Obama eventually got; and that’s the one he provided himself. He’s the guy we warned you about all along. In fact, he’s worse than the guy we warned you about.

Mike Shedlock | March 24, 2014

Bank Rossiya is frozen out of the US dollar even though it is not a rogue bank, is not involved in any criminal investigation, and in fact has not done anything wrong.

Shawn Mitchell | March 24, 2014

Will any of you think way outside the box and ask Obama if Bush is still to blame for what ails us, or if at long last, half way through his second term, he owns accountability for America’s domestic and international standing?

Political Calculations | March 24, 2014

Multiplied across dozens of large companies, stock buy backs have the potential to affect large market indices, such as the Dow Jones Industrial average or the S&P 500.

Chris Edwards | March 24, 2014

The cost of the federal spy budget used to be secret, which was a bizarre thing for a government that is supposed to be of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Nick Sorrentino | March 24, 2014

Oh, and Jeb is a key guy behind Common Core.

Mark Baisley | March 24, 2014

The old hippies are a lost cause. Dissent from younger, creative folks does exist. It is simply not concentrated in response to a single threat.

Sun, Mar 23, 2014

Michael Schaus | March 23, 2014

Being far more perturbed by taxes than we are today, Colonial Americans took immediate action against British over-reach. And on this day, 239 years ago, Patrick Henry made his famous ultimatum: Give me liberty, or give me death!

John Ransom | March 23, 2014

"And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning.This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year."

Larry Kudlow | March 23, 2014

Other Putin billionaire cronies hit by the Obama sanctions include Vladimir Yakunin, the chairman of state-owned Russian Railways, and Yuri Kovalchuk, allegedly Putin's personal banker.

Mike Shedlock | March 23, 2014

Arrogant fools never perceive of themselves as arrogant fools. They will not apologize for mistakes or make necessary reforms. Instead they will eventually be voted out, forced out in a coup d'état, or overrun by the forces of social media.

Political Calculations | March 23, 2014

We just hope that the next time, she points to a future with a more promising outlook for the expectations associated with it.

Paul Dykewicz | March 23, 2014

Conservatives may not like his explanation that a national party must be a “very big tent” that requires compromise but he explained that the "self-promotional babble of a few" has become an unflattering image for the Republican Party.

Nick Sorrentino | March 23, 2014

But Oregonians did get this really cool promotional video for Obamacare.

Marita Noon | March 23, 2014

Now, thanks to Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, it appears that the job creators may have finally learned something from the extreme tactics of groups, like the Wild Earth Guardians and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD).

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