Terrorism? What Terrorism? Cuba, Iran Get a Pass

What’s a half-century of well-earned antagonism toward the Communist regime of Cuba if it stands in the way of the legend of President Obama? Apparently not a lot. Tossing away the considered opinions of generations of presidents, congressmen, national security experts, veterans and refugees of the Castro regime, Barack Obama declared this week that Cuba hasn’t supported terrorism for at least six months, therefore he is removing that country from the U.S. State Department’s list of countries Read more […]

President Obama Right to Call for Trade with Cuba

President Obama Right to Call for Trade with Cuba: Half Century of Failed Embargo Is Enough. President Barack Obama used negotiations over bringing home a couple of imprisoned Americans as an opportunity to refashion the entire U.S.-Cuba relationship. He’s aiming to reopen the embassy, relax trade and travel restrictions, and improve communication systems. Of course, sustained caterwauling began immediately from the usual suspects, hardline Cuban-Americans, Republican neocons and uber-hawks, Read more […]

“You People Don’t Know What Freedom Is Because You Never Lost It”

How many times have you heard someone say that they didn’t realize how much they appreciated something after having lost it?  Whether it be losing a person, health, the right to drive, or providing for one’s family, all too often it is only appreciated once it’s been taken away. Ask a person sitting in a jail or prison cell, about the freedoms they lost when they committed their crimes, were caught, tried and sentenced.  They no longer have the freedom to go and do what they want.  Their Read more […]

There Really are Zombies in America: They’re Called Voters

There are Zombies in Montana . . . and in every other state across America. They’re called voters. They feed off the living. If you’re not familiar with the story of the Montana zombie attack, some hackers were able to take over the Emergency Alert System of Great Falls affiliate KRTV television station’s regular programming and put out an emergency bulletin of a zombie apocalypse. The KRTV website says the hackers broadcast that “dead bodies are rising from their graves” in a number Read more […]

How to Teach Simple-Minded People about Economics

Teaching economics is not difficult. You don’t need charts or graphs. All you need are a few good illustrations. One way to teach is with some humor. The Parable of the Two Cows is one way. Bill Sherk mentions that a list has circulated throughout the United States since around 1936 under the title “Parable of the Isms.” A column in The Chicago Daily Tribune in 1938 attributes a version involving socialism, communism, fascism and New Dealism to an address by Silas Strawn to the Economic Read more […]

Obama Means to Say Stupid Things

President Obama isn’t stupid. He says what he means to say. His comments aren’t mistakes or an inability to understand how things work. He has disdain for America and its values. He appeals to people who share his contempt for what made America a great nation. Obama does not like the idea that individuals have the capacity, without the help of government, to build anything. This is why he could say with a straight face that “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody Read more […]