Sat, Jul 05, 2014

Larry Kudlow | July 05, 2014

Mike Shedlock | July 05, 2014

Most foreign "aid" isn't really "aid" but rather handouts to US corporations. Monsanto is a prime example of agricultural "aid".

Jerry Bowyer | July 05, 2014

If you are a patriotic American, you believe that there are circumstances under which it is right to take up arms against your own government.

Chris Edwards | July 05, 2014

The chart shows that the number of federal subsidy programs has almost doubled since 1990, reaching 2,282 today.

Chris Versace | July 05, 2014

What do Apple (AAPL), Starbucks (SBUX), Ford (F) and General Electric (GE) all have in common? Their businesses are built on churning out thousands and thousands of products each and every week. To be successful, they have to deliver products that meet or beat consumer expectations time and time again.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 05, 2014

I’m very proud that a Clinton Administration official once accused me of being unpatriotic for helping foreign jurisdiction oppose some bad policies from Washington.

Fri, Jul 04, 2014

John Ransom | July 04, 2014

The governor of Virginia, Robert Dinwiddie, chose 21 year-old George Washington to trek 400 miles into the frontier to deliver to the French a demand to leave the disputed area or face the prospect of war with colonial America and England.

Michael Schaus | July 04, 2014

Economic freedom is the corner stone of individual liberty. It is the foundation upon which wealth is established, and economic mobility is ensured

Mike Shedlock | July 04, 2014

This month's job report showed a seasonally-adjusted decline in full-time employment of 523,000.

Night Watch | July 04, 2014

With the arrival of US Apache gunship helicopters, four air forces will be flying missions in Iraq, including the Syrian air force. Some news services have reported that Iranian fighter jets have been flying missions against ISIL targets for at least a week. Air traffic control should be interesting.

Charles Payne | July 04, 2014

Individuals know so much more about "hot" stocks because the public determines winners and losers, (Sorry, President Obama). However, they have not gotten into the habit of connecting the dots.

Peter Morici | July 04, 2014

The economy added 288,000 jobs in June. Overall jobs creation has improved in 2014, but it remains far short of the 390,000 needed each month to keep up with population growth and genuinely reduce unemployment, and well less than the pace accomplished during the Reagan – Clinton prosperity.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 04, 2014

I realize that not that many readers care about Greek economic policy, but sometimes other nations can teach us very important lessons. For better or worse.

Bill Tatro | July 04, 2014

James Madison, 4th President of the United States once said “A means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home”.

Doug Fabian | July 04, 2014

Russia’s developed economy is the eighth largest in the world, with a rich array of natural resources: timber, precious metals and fossil fuels. However, many people regard Russia as an unstable market with poor or even punitive business regulations, so Russian stocks tend to trade at a discount.

Mark Skousen | July 04, 2014

It’s a sad commentary when a major consumer corporation buys into his hippie-style philosophy and encourages people to live off of others and to adopt the welfare, no-workfare mentality.

Thu, Jul 03, 2014

Michael Schaus | July 03, 2014

Well… I’m starting to run out of places to shop. Target Corporation (TGT) made the announcement on Wednesday that they have acquiesced to the Bloomberg fanatics.

John Ransom | July 03, 2014

It’s not because Obama’s black that he feels entitled. It’s because he’s Obama. It’s a kind of progress because it has nothing to do with race.

Mike Shedlock | July 03, 2014

Republicans and Democrats alike trumped up the meaning of Monday's 5-4 Supreme Court ruling

Night Watch | July 03, 2014

If government claims of ISIL casualties are close to accurate, ISIL is losing several hundred fighters a day. Government losses are understated, but ISIL does not appear capable of surviving that level of attrition.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 03, 2014

The internal revenue service has allowed itself to become a tool of the White House. To be more specific, bureaucrats at the tax-collection agency sought to undermine a free and fair political process by stifling political speech.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 03, 2014

The easiest way to dissolve our republic will be through prosecutorial discretion… And this Department of Justice seems to pretty much understand this concept. Sidney Powell, who spent a decade in the DOJ, joined the program to talk about Eric Holder’s culture of corruption.

Nicholas Vardy | July 03, 2014

Getting a new perspective on an old idea can be jarring. Take the example of a world map.

Judge Andrew Napolitano | July 03, 2014

After a brief holiday last week, I returned to some heavy reading courtesy of the federal government. Some of the materials that I read were gratifying, and one was terrifying.

Bob Goldman | July 03, 2014

Excuse me if I'm being too personal, but honestly, if there's one workplace problem you will never ever have to worry about, it's being perfect.

Doug Fabian | July 03, 2014

The first half of a most unusual year for the financial markets now is in the books, and that means it’s time to break out the halftime exchange-traded fund (ETF) scorecard...

Wed, Jul 02, 2014

Peter Morici | July 02, 2014

Thursday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 211,000 jobs in May. In line with the pace so far this year, that is far short of what is needed to keep up with population growth and genuinely reduce unemployment.

Michael Schaus | July 02, 2014

Las Vegas will run out of water. Maybe. Probably. Ya know: eventually. (I suddenly feel like quoting Keynes: “In the long run, we’re all dead.”)

John Ransom | July 02, 2014

While you non-scientists see the missed forecasts as some type of problem with the “science”, in truth the incorrect projections serve the most important scientific outcome imaginable: They keep the gravy train rolling while pushing doomsday to just behind the next horizon.

Mike Shedlock | July 02, 2014

If you made less than $20,000 annually, but were guaranteed $20,000 whether you worked at all, would you work?

Night Watch | July 02, 2014

Some Sunni Arab tribal militants told the press that they intend to continue their fight against the Baghdad government and will deal with ISIL later.

Charles Payne | July 02, 2014

Seeking permission to never have to seek permission, President Obama is painting himself as a maverick and modern day Robin Hood whose great ideas on spurring the economy are being held back by "obstructionists" .

Bill Tatro | July 02, 2014

But it seems that the worse things get, the louder the pundits cheer and clap; and the higher the markets go with no correlation to reality. Believing apparently makes the light grow stronger.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 02, 2014

Sure, the NSA is getting bigger… But they’re not the only ones that are watching. Have you used Google lately? Also, Mark Skousen joined the program to discuss the increasingly creepy nature of big business.

Peter Morici | July 02, 2014

The Fed target is 2 percent inflation, but since March the pace has quickened. In May, the Consumer Price Index the government uses to adjust Social Security and other benefits increased at an eye-popping 4.3 percent annual rate.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 02, 2014

When government is very large, with all sorts of power to provide unearned wealth via taxes, spending, and regulation, then you will get more sleaze. Sort of like the way a full dumpster will attract lots of rats and roaches.

Tue, Jul 01, 2014

John Ransom | July 01, 2014

A victory beyond the wildest dreams of Osama bin Laden is within reach of fighters from ISIL. And make no mistake, it's all Obama's fault.

Michael Schaus | July 01, 2014

Just over half of the 51 members of the New York City Council wrote a letter to the retail giant demanding that it stop donating millions of dollars to local city charities because… Well, because liberals hate Walmart, I guess.

Mike Shedlock | July 01, 2014

Today, French bank BNP Paribas plead guilty Monday to criminal money-laundering laws by helping clients dodge sanctions on Iran, Sudan and other countries.

Night Watch | July 01, 2014

The declaration of the Caliphate demands allegiance from all Muslims. It is a declaration of war against all who do not swear allegiance and against non-believers.

Charles Payne | July 01, 2014

The Executive Barbie Doll controversy continued last week, and I could not find anyone who thinks this is ideal, even with the tag line: "If You Can Dream It, You Can Be It."

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 01, 2014

There have been many truly awful presidents elected in the United States, but if I had to pick my least favorite failed president, I might choose Herbert Hoover.

Peter Morici | July 01, 2014

Economists should be bound by facts and reason. And I can’t do that as well as embrace liberal positions on the minimum wage, climate change and gender discrimination at the same time.

Ralph Benko | July 01, 2014

We citizens sense that we are being lied to by those in authority. We can’t quite put our finger on it. We are right, though.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 01, 2014

Gayle Trotter, with the Independent Women’s Forum, joined the show to talk about the Hobby Lobby case against Obamacare… Big Government treats women like children, and the Left loves it.

Mon, Jun 30, 2014

Michael Schaus | June 30, 2014

Women can’t possibly be expected to take care of their own bodies, right? I mean, it’s pretty obvious that equality and empowerment come from depending on entitlements and government mandated acts of charity… Or something.

John Ransom | June 30, 2014

CNN isn’t the only media sentry who has tried to put an Ike Turner style beating on the Supremes last week by using faulty logic, failed reasoning, and brute intellectual force.

Mike Shedlock | June 30, 2014

Reader Mike wonders what effect a rise in minimum wage would have.

Political Calculations | June 30, 2014

What is the difference between having armed school officials/resource officers on site and relying upon police officers at a station just over two miles away when it comes to protecting the lives of students at a public school when there is a mass shooting incident?

Mark Skousen | June 30, 2014

Thomas Piketty should take note! Inequality is shrinking, not growing, when it comes to useful goods and services.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 30, 2014

Let’s look at the silver lining to this story. When EPA bureaucrats are pooping in hallways, that’s a relatively non-destructive use of their time.

Sun, Jun 29, 2014

Michael Schaus | June 29, 2014

Once again demonstrating the level of ignorance that is prevalent in liberal corporate settings, the software company has decided to expand their ban on firearm-related content.

John Ransom | June 29, 2014

Is freedom just an American birthright that liberty snobs like you inherited from the blood bought by better men than you? I don’t think so. I think freedom is inalienable. That means it applies to Iraqis as it does to members of inconsequential third parties like libertarians-- who hide their mediocrity behind non-conformity.

Larry Kudlow | June 29, 2014

It's a government-sponsored menace that actually damages American business competitiveness and reduces jobs at home. Voting against Ex-Im should be a no-brainier.

Mike Shedlock | June 29, 2014

On a population adjusted basis, the numbers look horrific. Population-wise, native US citizens account for two-thirds of the working-age population growth, yet fewer work today.

Chris Versace | June 29, 2014

If the Fed’s forecasts for 3% GDP growth across the current quarter and in the back half of the year pan out, it means the economy would grow at roughly 1.5% in 2014.

Edith Lank | June 29, 2014

Mark Skousen | June 29, 2014

There is a natural tendency for private enterprise to increase services and for government agencies to reduce them.

Jeff Crouere | June 29, 2014

A Republican primary is designed for Republican voters, but the Cochran campaign was so desperate to maintain power that they recruited African American Democrats by using the race card.

Peter Morici | June 29, 2014

Forecast For Economic Numbers Week of June 30th, 2014: Peter Morici is a professor at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business, former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission, and five-time winner of the MarketWatch best forecaster award.

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