John Ransom

Posted July 26, 2014

Increasingly our government is proving indispensable to us by making things so complex that nothing works, from our economy to our tax code, without a great deal of forcing. That square peg indeed will go in that round hole…just as soon as the government rams it down our throats.

Posted July 25, 2014

If there is one thing that I have learned in life it’s this: Be really careful when mentioning bad ideas to liberals. They embrace them. Lots of them.

Posted July 24, 2014

The fight against Obamacare is the Stamp Act, the Penny Tax on tea, the Powder Alarms of today. This is the same existential threat that faced our grandparents. And what happens tomorrow is largely up to you.

Posted July 23, 2014

The United States is using narrow sanctions against Russian billionaires—private persons presumably-- some of whom Obama supposes supports Russia’s war in Ukraine. And the policy isn’t just bizarre; it’s Obama.

Posted July 22, 2014

It does no good to condemn Putin as a liar, when lying is about the only policy prescription that Obama has for anything. And the press props him up.

Posted July 21, 2014

If Shamiya Adams were a blonde-haired, blue eyed 6th grader from Lincoln Park the National Guard would be called out to fix the problem. But she’s black, so she’s disposable. As a conservative, I’m not OK with this.

Posted July 20, 2014

Hand Guns are the New Segregation

Posted 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.

Posted 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?

Posted 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?

Posted 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.

Posted 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?

Posted July 12, 2014

According to Gallup Obama’s popularity with Muslims is just five percentage points below his average of 77 percent that he enjoyed from 2009 to 2014.

Posted July 11, 2014

Obama played pool and drank a beer with Colorado's Governor Irrelevant, John Hickenlooper. The last time Hickenlooper saw his shadow, he was admitting he didn't understand the legislation that May Michael Bloomberg of New York city had passed in Hick's state of Colorado.

Posted July 10, 2014

Reforming illegal immigration or the 74,000-page tax code would be way too burdensome. Think of how fair that would be for Obama to enforce then.

Posted July 09, 2014

Libertarian alert. More righteous indignation from people who think that covering our eyes and plugging our ears and singing la, la, la, la is a national defense strategy.

Posted July 08, 2014

What black people in Chicago need is their very own Tea Party. And a Republican Party that has just a hint of imagination when it comes to helping the historic black constituency that it was first formed to protect.

Posted July 07, 2014

Obama reached the high water mark in his presidency in June of 2009 with a 59 percent approval rating that again, was largely a measure of how badly Americans wanted the first black president in the history of the country to succeed.

Posted 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.

Posted 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.