Why Some Corporations Prefer a Bad Economy

A bad economy is supposed to be tough for businesses. In many ways it is tough for them. But even so, it is possible that they see a silver lining. Consider this post from the Wall Street Journal blog: Not only is the American population aging, businesses in the U.S. also are growing older. Older firms are increasingly controlling the largest market share in different sectors of the economy, according to a paper by the Brooking Institution’s Robert E. Litan and Ennsyte Economics’s Ian Hathaway. Read more […]

Rupert Murdoch, “Immigration Reform” Cheerleader for Congress to Defy Voters

I am tired of saying this but I am forced to repeat it every day. There is no mandate for “immigration reform.” There is no silent majority waiting for it. People don’t care about it. Read the Gallup Poll for yourself (one of many). Only three percent of the people of the country think that immigration is a major problem for the nation. That includes both people who want “amnesty” and people who want the borders shut. Sadly for us, some portion of that minority is the ruling elite in Read more […]

The Real Question is “Why Does the Government Pretend It can Protect Us from Insider Trading”

I would have probably ignored this piece in the Wall Street Journal, except that others seem to think it was an important editorial. Also, I don’t pay money for news access to the WSJ or anyone else, so I wouldn’t have any access to the argument without Newser. All I have access to are the headline, sub-headline and first few sentences: “Busting Insider Trading: As Pointless as Prohibition.” Just as Americans found ways to keep drinking, Wall Street will always look for an edge. The Read more […]

Newser Headline: “We Need to Sell Young People on War”

No, we don’t. I am no fan of millennials. But I don’t wish death on them. I don’t wish them to be gullible fools who will go die or kill people (or be maimed or maim people) because some sociopath ruling elite has decided that we must “project power” in outer Strangelandistan. As a conservative who loves America and wants to see the country rebound rather than continue to decline, I have encouraged my sons to never consider going to war overseas. We are not supposed to rule the planet Read more […]

How Can Anyone Take The State Department Seriously On Russia?

Yes, I realize my post title question is two words too long. As you probably know, a diplomat was caught on a phone call arranging the Ukrainian “independence” leaders. It was all horrible but the low point was her saying, “Eff the E.U.”—except she used another word for “Eff.” Bob already wrote about this yesterday (actually he had it written the day before), but I have noticed yet more stories were published in the media. And they all take some of the most stomach-clenching whining Read more […]

Obama’s SOTU Message? “I’m Going Nuclear”

Obama has been quoted as saying that he intends to “bypass Congress.” As Tad Cronn summarized, In case you missed it, Obama this week declared to his Cabinet that if Congress doesn’t do what he wants it to do, he will simply use executive orders to create and enforce any law he chooses. We have yet to see where this is going, precisely. So it will be important to listen closely to tonight’s State Of The Union message because there is reason to believe that this might be something like Palpatine Read more […]

Obamacare: Taking Ownership Of The Working Poor

I realize that Democrats scoff about such people, but there are poor people who don’t want to receive free government services. They find ways they can afford to live and they make enough to live that way. Maybe at some point they will lose their income and need state assistance, but until that point is reached, they will pay their own way as best as they can afford. What happens when the government prohibits these people, under penalty of law, from paying their own way, and instead forces them Read more […]

Union Political Forces Using Police Raid Tactics Against Scott Walker

From the Capitol City Project blog: Subpoenas have been issued demanding correspondence and donor information of right-leaning organizations and individuals and raids have been conducted resulting in law enforcement officers taking computers and files in a secret investigation, according to reports. “In recent weeks, special prosecutor Francis Schmitz has hit dozens of conservative groups with subpoenas demanding documents related to the 2011 and 2012 campaigns to recall Governor Walker and Read more […]

Obamacare Is Already Going To Kill People

If you are a cancer patient, being robbed of your doctors is a really big deal! Edie Littlefield Sundby writes in the Wall Street Journal: Everyone now is clamoring about Affordable Care Act winners and losers. I am one of the losers. My grievance is not political; all my energies are directed to enjoying life and staying alive, and I have no time for politics. For almost seven years I have fought and survived stage-4 gallbladder cancer, with a five-year survival rate of less than 2% after diagnosis. Read more […]

The Media Bashes Suzanne Somers Because She’s Not Cool Like All The Pro-Obama Hollywood Snots

Suzanne Somers wrote a piece against Obamacare in the Wall Street Journal. Naturally, the media decides to take her apart. You should trust them because they were so careful to vet all of Obama’s promises about what the Affordable Care Act will be like. Somers, who married into a Canadian family, reports on what she has seen of the Canadian healthcare system—mainly a shortage of doctors. I’ve had an opportunity to watch the Canadian version of affordable health care in action with all its Read more […]

Unable To Hurt Cruz, GOP Daggers Are Out For Mike Lee

Senator Mike Lee of Utah has supported Ted Cruz’s historic stand. But while Texans have Cruz’s back, the media thinks (or wants us to think) that Utah is more likely to stick a knife in Lee’s. Mike Lee may have plenty of Tea Party pals on Capitol Hill, but back in his home state of Utah, the GOP senator is growing decidedly less popular. Since the government shutdown, approval ratings for Ted Cruz’s strongest ally have fallen, and his fellow Republicans are some of his strongest critics. “Among Read more […]

Implosion Architect Greenspan Blames Us for Being Irrational

The Wall Street Journal has given former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan a careful platform so he can justify himself. The most nauseating thing about this “interview” is it gives us few direct quotations. It mostly summarizes points. Obviously, this is simply the defense that he wishes public to swallow about himself and that the “reporter” Alexandra Wolfe dutifully produced, no doubt allowing him to edit and “correct” the final draft. If we were given a transcript or (better) Read more […]