Is President Obama Liberalism’s Gorbachev?

Angelo Codevilla has spent more than his share of time as a sojourner among America’s ruling class. He was a key part of the Reagan transition and point-man in the Gipper’s efforts to transform both the foreign and the intelligence services. Then later he served as a professor of International Relations at prestigious Boston University. From this vantage point, Codevilla was able to get a close look not only at the international relations elite, but at the entire American ruling class, from which Read more […]

Republican Fiscal Cave Is Much Worse than the Fiscal Cliff

The fiscal cliff debacle showed conclusively that the GOP establishment is a completely ineffective guardian of our liberties against President Obama and the Washington ruling class. Forget fantasies about reversing the growth of the State, let alone stopping such growth; Boehner’s boys can’t even slow it down. The fight over the debt ceiling is shaping up to be more of the same. This week, Obama announced that he is not going to negotiate over the debt ceiling. Republicans are in shock, but Read more […]

The Biggest Under-Reported News Story in the World

Herbert E. Meyer, who served during the Reagan administration as special assistant to the director of Central Intelligence, and vice chairman of the CIA’s National Intelligence Council, offers insight into the inner workings of the Reagan Administration. In addition, Meyer offers some encouraging news about how millions of people around the world are emerging from poverty at a rapid rate. (For the first part of my interview with Meyer, click here.) The first rule of organizations is that first-rate Read more […]

An Interview with the Man Who Predicted Communism’s Demise

Herbert E. Meyer served during the Reagan administration as special assistant to the director of Central Intelligence, and vice chairman of the CIA’s National Intelligence Council. He is widely credited as having been the first senior official to predict the fall of the Soviet Union. He’s also, written a number of good books (including How to Analyze Information: A Step-by-Step Guide to Life’s Most Vital Skill, and The Cure for Poverty: It’s the Free Market: History’s Greatest Invention), plus Read more […]

America’s Early Experiment in Failed Socialism Has Been Forgotten (or Purposely Ignored)

It’s wrong to say that American was founded by capitalists. In fact, America was founded by socialists who had the humility to learn from their initial mistakes and embrace freedom. One of the earliest and arguably most historically significant North American colonies was Plymouth Colony, founded in 1620 in what is now known as Plymouth, Massachusetts. As I’ve outlined in greater detail here before (Lessons from a Capitalist Thanksgiving), the original colony had written into its charter a Read more […]

How to Invest Your Money in the Obama Era

It’s 4:30 in the morning, and I’m awake and I’m thinking about my country. Praying even. Out of bed; go downstairs; confirm what I suspected when I went to bed at 9 last night, that Obama and indeed won reelection; check the day’s schedule. The main item today is a mid-afternoon conference call with an investment committee on which I sit. What do I say to my fellow committee members? 5,000 families have entrusted their savings to us, the accumulated results of their lifetime of labors, Read more […]

Forget About the Elections, What Does Hurricane Sandy Reveal About Us?

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great Read more […]

Is Immigrant Amnesty a Conservative Policy?

Latinos are religious, morally conservative, and tend disproportionately to join the military. They also tend to be hard working and entrepreneurial. Do we really have too many of them? Do we really want to pack them up, forcibly, by the millions in the greatest forced migration in human history? How many are there, 15, maybe 20 million? No one has ever moved 15 million people against their will. No one has ever moved half that many without concentration camps, forced marches of one form or another Read more […]