(Steven Hayward)Lenin said capitalists would sell the rope with which they’d be hanged, which intersects Churchill’s famous definition that “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” Both of these came to mind a couple years back when the n
Timothy P. Carney
Whenever politicians are considering an intervention in the economy, you should always ask "who benefits from this increase in government?
Everything You Need To Know About FIFA And The World’s Biggest Sports Scandal
An FBI investigation led to the arrest Wednesday of seven top officials of FIFA, the organization that governs world soccer, in Switzerland.
Overall, 14 people will face 47 racketeering, corruption, money laundering and wire fraud charges. The investigation alleges, among other accusations, that me
You might not know it, but about half the cost of your preferred alcoholic beverage is made up of taxes and fees. One man in Congress, Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.) wants to change that. Today he introduced a bill that would introduced a bill that would cut the current federal excise tax rate
Monday–Memorial DayHmmm. Cloudy day today here in West Hollywood. I am sitting at a sushi restaurant on Sunset Strip with my dear pal, Phil DeMuth, world’s most reliable human. The food is fine and Phil’s conversation is brilliant, as always. He is a super-smart analyst of
Oakland officials say they will not contribute any taxpayer dollars toward building a new stadium for the Raiders, even if that means the team will move back to Los Angeles.
Although Raiders owner Mark Davis and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell have yet to receive an official response from either Oak
Feds Blackmail Virginia’s Largest School District Into Transgender Policy
A case in Virginia demonstrates how far the Obama administration will go to force its sexual ideology—regardless of self-governance, local control, and childish innocence
The New Yorker magazine this week tries to airbrush away the diversity of the GOP field. Next time they should try to be a tad more subtle about it.
The Washington Free Beacon
Feds Help Finance Creation of Implantable Body Antenna for ‘Long-term Patient Monitoring’
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is helping fund the creation of an implantable antenna for health care, which could be used for “long-term patient monitoring.”
The government has so far given $5,070 for a graduate fellowship to work on the project, which begins June 1.
Los Angeles labor leaders who have advocated for the city’s massive proposed minimum wage hike have asked for exemptions that would allow unionized employees bargaining collectively to be paid wages below the new minimum.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be changing its policy toward Cuba, opening a Havana embassy and expanding travel. “Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people and begin a new chapter among the na
President Barack Obama revealed his favorite film of the year to People Magazine in an interview released on Wednesday. Obama named Richard Linklater’s Boyhood his favorite movie of 2014. “Boyhood was a great movie,” he told People Magazine. “That, I think,
On Wednesday's broadcast of ABC's "World News," network report Cecilia Vega confirmed North Korea was behind the cyber-attack on Sony. “Tonight, ABC News has learned federal investigators have determined North Korea is responsible for the worst corporate cyber-attack in history,” Vega
Minnesota State Representative Greg Davids is calling for embattled MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, the "architect" of Obamacare, to return all $329,000 he was paid by the state of Minnesota as a subcontractor on a 2011 contract to analyze the state's plan to develop its Obamacare he
Impoverishment: America's New Normal
The defining American middle class is devolving toward poverty. There seems little doubt that the economic pattern results from government intervention.
Here is how Republicans should answer the "if you knew then what you know now" question.
Why Is the Share of Prime-Age People Working Full Time Still So Low?
In 2009, the percentage of prime-working-age U.S. residents who work 35 hours or more per week plunged to a 24-year low. Six years later, it... Read More
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In less than two years, transgender rights have gone from a non-issue to non-negotiable in the Democratic Party. Rather than dismiss this change as a... Read More
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After watching federal officials with the U.S. Department of the Interior unilaterally rewrite regulatory rules without state input in what was supposed to be a... Read More
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The Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists consists of members of the European Parliament who oppose the centralized power of the European Union; they favor... Read More
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When Chaplains Can’t Discuss the Bible
I believe that America is kept safe by the military, which has had a spiritual shield held over it from before we were even a country---by the chaplains. But today chaplains are under enormous pressure to fully embrace political correctness.
While Memorial Day weekend featured the traditional parades, barbecues and moments of silence at baseball games for those who gave their lives in wartime to preserve our freedoms, in some of America's biggest cities virtual shooting galleries produced the sort of carnage more likely to be found in t
A few statesmen are fighting the latest trend in anti-Semitism
The <i>Times</i> Is Very Confused about Defense Spending
Republicans are accustomed to stern reprimands from the editors of the New York Times — but not for the sin of agreeing with President Obama. In February, Obama requested $612 billion for next year’s defense budget; this month, the House passed a bill authorizing $612 billion for next y
My Impromptus today is kind of unusual. (I know, no different from the norm.) What are the least overrated places you know? In other words, places about which the hype is true. And what are the most overrated?
I brought up this topic a couple of weeks ago, and, today, I report reader responses.
Kevin, you beat me to it.
Here are the first few paragraphs from the Los Angeles Times article:
Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute changes to the law that coul
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Los Angeles labor unions demand exemption from minimum wage
Chutzpah. Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces. The push to include an exc
Former CIA Director, the nonpartisan former chief of the nonpartisan CIA, Mike Morrell has taken to the nonpartisan POLITICO to snivel about the emails Benghazi emails being released by Judicial Watch. The results are so pathetic that one gets the feeling that Morrell, himself, is laughing as
A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit today issued a split decision upholding the Texas judge's injunction preventing Obama's executive amnesty program from moving forward. The opinion itself upheld the injunction on fairly arcane (to non-lawyers) legal and procedural grounds; i.e., it did not d
The radical anti-Israel brigades in the United States always want to talk about purported war crimes the country is committing against Palestinians, but they never seem to want to talk about what the Palestinians do to their own. In the West Bank and Gaza, Hamas is more than happy to brutally oppre