Sat, Jul 19, 2014

Michael Schaus | July 19, 2014

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.

Larry Kudlow | July 19, 2014

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.

Mike Shedlock | July 19, 2014

Is China really growing at the reported 7.5% rate? I have frequently stated "no chance". Malinvestments in housing, vacant cities, vacant malls, and roads with no traffic prove the point.

Charles Payne | July 19, 2014

?Just as the market rally was ready to prove it was unstoppable, someone in Ukraine used a surface-to-air missile to bring down a civilian aircraft.

Night Watch | July 19, 2014

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.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 19, 2014

Last month, I nailed Bill and Hillary Clinton for their gross hypocrisy on the death tax. But that’s just one example. Today, we’re going to experience a festival of statist hypocrisy.

Bill Tatro | July 19, 2014

I am a bit confused and hope that long time readers will be able to clarify the situation for me.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 19, 2014

The Obama Administration was, apparently, “blindsided” by Israel’s decision to send ground forces into Gaza. (I guess they learned it on the news – which seems pretty par-for-the-course for this clueless Administration.)

Peter Morici | July 19, 2014

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.

Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Erick Erickson | July 18, 2014

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.

Mike Shedlock | July 18, 2014

The spotlight on Fed Chair Janet Yellen is rather amusing given she is more disingenuous than former Chair Ben Bernanke.

Charles Payne | July 18, 2014

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.

John Ransom | July 18, 2014

Let’s face it conservatives: The president’s gifted and we’re just jealous. He’s been given more gifts than any man alive.

Bill Gunderson | July 18, 2014

The current bull market cycle has been going on for five years and four months and it is not going to last forever. But as of right now, the bull market is still intact.

Night Watch | July 18, 2014

A suicide attack killed at least 89 people in Paktika Province, in southeastern Afghanistan, when a car packed with explosives detonated near a busy market and mosque.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 18, 2014

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.

Bill Tatro | July 18, 2014

Having lived most of my life in upstate New York in the snow belt region, (between Syracuse and Buffalo) I always found it prudent to heed the advice of the weather man when he proclaimed a major storm was coming.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 18, 2014

Brace yourself: Obamanomics isn’t done making 2014 feel like the 1970s. Peter Morici joined the program to talk about the warning signs that the Federal Reserve seems to be ignoring.

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Michael Schaus | July 17, 2014

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.

Mike Shedlock | July 17, 2014

The US and Japan are both on the path of fiscal ruin. It appears highly likely Japan will get there first thanks to a big head start followed by Abenomics.

Charles Payne | July 17, 2014

In an awkward attempt to placate detractors that feel like the stock market has rallied too far, too fast, Janet Yellen threw two of the most volatile sectors in the stock market under the bus. It was almost surreal.

Bill Gunderson | July 17, 2014

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.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 17, 2014

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.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 17, 2014

John Hawkins, founder of, joined the show to talk about not only the size of government, but government’s inability to function under President Obama.

Judge Andrew Napolitano | July 17, 2014

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.

Bob Goldman | July 17, 2014

I just discovered Shawn Achor, and, boy, am I happy.

Peter Morici | July 17, 2014

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.

Wed, Jul 16, 2014

John Ransom | July 16, 2014

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?

Michael Schaus | July 16, 2014

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…

Mike Shedlock | July 16, 2014

The German economy may be decelerating too quick for comfort and faces a triple whammy from Asian rebalancing, the US economy, and a bad energy policy.

Charles Payne | July 16, 2014

Yesterday, BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) formally announced the creation of a special reserve fund that will rival the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Political Calculations | July 16, 2014

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.

Night Watch | July 16, 2014

The timing does not seem ripe for an end of firing just yet. The Israelis do not seem satisfied they have accomplished their goals, which include a significant degradation of Hamas' ability to launch rockets.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 16, 2014

I thought TARP was the sleaziest-ever example of cronyism and corruption in Washington... But I may have to reassess my views.

Jerry Bowyer | July 16, 2014

Alexis de Tocqueville once said that the limits placed on the central power in the new world are different from the limits placed on national power in the old world.

Dr. Ben Carson | July 16, 2014

Many people were shocked when I relayed the facts about the deleterious effects of Obamacare on employment, skyrocketing insurance premiums and the displacement of health care providers.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 16, 2014

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.

Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Mike Shedlock | July 15, 2014

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?

Charles Payne | July 15, 2014

Granted, if you think the Dow Jones Industrial Average is overvalued at 6,600, it stands to reason, one would feel that way at 17,000.

Paul Dykewicz | July 15, 2014

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.

John Ransom | July 15, 2014

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?

Night Watch | July 15, 2014

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.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 15, 2014

Medicaid's "almost-free money” isn’t free, of course. It’s simply money that the federal government (rather than state governments) is diverting from the productive sector of the economy.

Bill Tatro | July 15, 2014

One might think that natural disasters, man- made disasters or man’s inhumanity to man would have nothing to do with the bull market started on March 9th, 2009 and still continuing to today. However...

Peter Morici | July 15, 2014

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Yellen will testify to Congress Tuesday and Wednesday about the economy and future fed policy. We won’t learn much about either, because the Fed refuses to recognize the facts on the ground.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 15, 2014

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.

Ralph Benko | July 15, 2014

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.

Mon, Jul 14, 2014

Michael Schaus | July 14, 2014

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.

Mike Shedlock | July 14, 2014

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.

Paul Dykewicz | July 14, 2014

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.

John Ransom | July 14, 2014

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.

Mark Baisley | July 14, 2014

Because the liberty movement is new to the game, the statists need only deploy a few proven techniques to remain in control.

Sun, Jul 13, 2014

Mike Shedlock | July 13, 2014

The Fed is not going to attempt a controlled collapse. Yet, a collapse is coming. It will be anything but controlled.

John Ransom | July 13, 2014

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?

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 13, 2014

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.

Bob Goldman | July 13, 2014

They're skilled professionals who are vital to the successful operation of their companies, yet no one knows they exist.


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