Across his remarkably successful presidency, Ronald Reagan repeatedly made the link between the U.S. economy and U.S. international security and defense. He consistently argued that weakness at home leads to weakness abroad.
The prime minister's office announced the start of a ground incursion into the Gaza Strip. The statement said the mission is to destroy tunnels used by terrorists to enter Israel and harm the infrastructure of Hamas and other terrorist organizations.
Testifying before Congress, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Yellen cherry picked data on inflation by noting prices are up, on a year-over-year basis, less than the Federal Reserve’s target of 2 percent.
Given that our Commander in Chief is a surprisingly decent firearm salesman, it’s a little odd that one of America’s most prolific gun manufacturers might soon be facing an agonizing financial death. But, that’s exactly where Colt is headed if things don’t change drastically.
In what appears to be the ultimate modern demonstration of "drinking the Kool-Aid," Republicans across the spectrum seem to have entered a pact in sticking together to defend, and even celebrate, campaign tactics predicated on gross voter fraud and manipulation of minority voters. In fact, given recent campaign finance disclosures, it seems clear some Senate Republican leaders helped pay for the attacks on their own base in Mississippi.
Let’s face it conservatives: The president’s gifted and we’re just jealous. He’s been given more gifts than any man alive.
The spotlight on Fed Chair Janet Yellen is rather amusing given she is more disingenuous than former Chair Ben Bernanke.
As the Dow pulls away from 17,000, I think we’ll get serious momentum that is driven more by quality names than by the high flyers. Although, that should change later when the excitement normally associated with this kind of rally begins to materialize.
I’ve already cited Obamacare, the tax code, and the Export-Import Bank as facilitators of corruption. Let’s augment that list by looking at government intervention in the financial sector.
A lot of risk came off the table last week as investors reacted to a multitude of geopolitical events. There were flare ups around the globe, from Israel and Hamas, to the Ukraine, and the situation in Iraq continues to be a cause for concern.
The economy is recovering from a harsher than normal winter, but the pace of growth the balance of this year and next will not create nearly enough decent jobs for the millions unemployed and recent graduates working at venues like Starbucks.
And just last week, Attorney General Eric Holder, while in London, opined that much of the criticism of Obama is based on race -- meaning that if Obama were fully white, his critics would be silent. This is highly inflammatory, grossly misleading, patently without evidential support and, yet again, chilling.
A Republican candidate for US Senate was kicked out of a recent interview for having the audacity to point out a reporter’s disrespect and liberal bias. But, not before being personally insulted, ridiculed, and mocked over his views on Global Warming.
Kudos to Generation Opportunity for putting together such clever videos. But I think their most recent video is a true masterpiece. It manages to showcase almost all the bad features of Obamacare in a short, amusing, pithy form.
Remember when saving money was the reason for Obamacare? Yeah I don’t really either, but I remember when they 'said' it was. “It will cut the deficit!” they said. Where’s your Ezra Klein now Obama?
While that may sound like some sort of psychological issue, for us, that's a real question because of a surprising turn of events last week, when investor expectations for the current quarter of 2014-Q3 suddenly shifted.
I thought TARP was the sleaziest-ever example of cronyism and corruption in Washington... But I may have to reassess my views.
The Republican Party probably needs another Barry Goldwater before 2016… Lee Edwards spoke with John, from FreedomFest in Las Vegas, about the conservative roots of the modern Republican Party; and the role of the libertarian wing.
Eric Holder has already proven that he is willing to wield the power of the DOJ to force his political will on opponents. So, it’s pretty obvious that bankers would be sharing a cell with Rod Blagojevich by now; if Holder had any inclination to pursue individual charges. But, let’s face it, this isn’t really about holding people accountable…
Liberals and establishment Republicans often ask me: "What was John McCain thinking when he selected Sarah Palin?" To which I reply: "What was anyone thinking when they voted for Obama?" That an unprepared black man is better than a more qualified woman? Who exactly is waging the war on women?
Taxation at 0% would not only provide fairness for businesses, but they would come to the US instead of escaping from the US. How bad would that be?
The Palestinian rocket barrage probably should be remembered as one of the most inept and ineffective uses of ordnance in the history of warfare. One barrage of rockets did succeed in doing some damage... It knocked out the Israeli power plant that serves 70,000 Palestinians.
The indefensibly grandiose overreach of Obama and the Democrats may well allow the GOP to parlay an oppositional strategy into a Senate majority in November. Yet both the GOP's Regular and Insurgent factions appear to be stuck, exclusively, in Reverse. The electorate desires more than that.
John Ransom spoke with Michael Steele about the message of the modern Republican Party. Also, Michael Schaus spoke about the impact of an over-bearing government – and how the shotgun manufacturer, Mossberg, is trying to avoid it.
The absence of a gold standard in the United States is hindering economic growth and leading to ill-fated monetary policies, former Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes told more than 1,000 attendees during his keynote speech at the FreedomFest conference here.
America’s largest shotgun manufacturer has decided to move more of its business to the Republic of Texas. But, then again, gun control has always been bad economic policy in America.
A generation of Americans hardened by war-- a better generation than the ones in charge now-- decided small wars were better than big ones. Today, a gutless generation gets the small wars now with the large wars thrown in later for good measure.
The Ukrainian army is about to retake Donetsk. They can take it quicker by brute force, or it may take weeks or months to starve it out.
In describing his proposal as the 0-15-0 plan, Root said he would offer a one-year tax holiday for individuals that would be followed in future years by a 15% flat tax, with a zero capital gains tax.
Why is it that libertarians have given themselves over to a man that they treat more as Saint Paul than they do as just another man?
The Fed is not going to attempt a controlled collapse. Yet, a collapse is coming. It will be anything but controlled.
I’m not overly encouraged by the answers from these so-called millenials. Heck, I’m tempted to say that the voting age should be raised to 30.