Flag Burning and Freedom

Flag Burning and Freedom

The poem, “The Flag Goes By,” written in 1900 by Henry Holcomb Bennett (1863-1924), brims with love of country and national loyalty: Hats off! Along the street there comes A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums, A flash of color beneath the sky: Hats off!...
De-skilling America’s Doctors

De-skilling America’s Doctors

A surgeon declared war against health care’s central planners recently in The Wall Street Journal. “So when do we say damn the mandates and requirements from bureaucrats who are not in the healing profession?” asked Dr. Daniel F. Craviotto Jr., an orthopedic...
Obama: Stuck on Stupid

Obama: Stuck on Stupid

To help campaign workers in Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign to keep their eye on the ball, to stay focused on the public’s top concern, Clinton campaign manager James Carville coined the phrase “It’s the economy, stupid.” Carville was right. As is precisely...

A Government Against Liberty

Let’s say you’re like most people and believe the federal government has become too large, too wasteful, too crooked and too intrusive. Now imagine the morning mail arrives from the money-bleeding U.S. Postal Service ($16 billion in the hole last year) and...

Thatcher’s Revolution

Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, energy scholar and economics researcher, wrote recently that the passing of Margaret Thatcher provides “a timely reason to ask: What was the Thatcher Revolution about?” Yergin explains that he tackled that same...

The Audacity of Hate: Street Level Anti-Capitalism

It’s not what I signed up for, but I recently got a three hour Marxist lecture while taking a boat ride on the intracoastal waterways of Fort Lauderdale. “That waterfront mansion coming up on our left is Alamo car rental money,” said our guide on the cruise.“Think of...

Anti-Capitalist Policies, FDR to Obama

Pushing his agenda for higher taxes on “the rich,” President Obama kicked off his December 6 speech in Kansas by saying his Kansas grandparents “shared the optimism of a nation that triumphed over the Great Depression.” In fact, the 1929 stock...
Mud Pies from the Labor Department

Mud Pies from the Labor Department

The funny thing about the Labor Department’s monthly unemployment report is that the number-crunching bureaucrats act like they’re delivering high carat diamonds when the real worth of what they’re reporting is closer to the value of a mud pie. First, a college...
Obama’s Class Envy via Bad Numbers

Obama’s Class Envy via Bad Numbers

With economic “fairness” the central theme of his re-election campaign, President Obama recently pitched his “Buffett Rule” tax hike to a student audience at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Aimed at those who earn the bulk of their...
Media Unreliabilty in George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case

Media Unreliabilty in George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case

Last week, NBC News became truthful, at least partially, when it issued an apology about altering a taped 911 conversation between George Zimmerman and a police dispatcher in the high-profile Trayvon Martin story, a case being linked to racism and profiling. What...

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