Ted Cruz, S. 306, and Home Schooling

We've officially entered the silly season.  Random attacks are being thrown out with wild abandon, in the hopes that some of them will stick.  One such is a claim that's apparently gaining some traction within the home school community:  that Ted Cruz has sought, through legislation, to push a "secret agenda" to "attack" home schooling.  I'm ... Read More

We have the greatest businesspeople

The following is an excerpt from Donald Trump's victory speech in New Hampshire. But we are going to make America great again. But we're going to do it the old fashioned way. We're going to beat China, Japan. We're going to beat Mexico at trade. We're going to beat all of these countries that are taking ... Read More

Top 50 Economies And Economic Freedom

The top 50 economies are a very diverse group. They are not the top 50 scores for economic freedom. They range from Hong Kong #1 to Venezuela #176. They are not the top 50 countries for population. They range from China #1 to Qatar #140. The top 50 economies are the top 50 countries for ... Read More
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Ted, Can You Fire Half a Million Federal Employees?

Will you know how? Or how long it will take? Will the Congress support you? Will the people, once confronted with just what it actually means to "reduce the size of government"? I spoke with Herman Cain in 2011 and asked him this same question. He answered it, and I believe he knows how and has the grit ... Read More

Luetkemeyer Bill To End Operation Choke Point Will Be Voted On This Week

The House of Representatives will vote this week on H.R. 766, the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015, a bill to stop Operation Choke Point from cutting off financial services for legal businesses that the Obama Administration wants to shut down. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) is the chief sponsor of this bill. Many Congress ... Read More

New Economic Freedom Report Show US In Decline

The Index of Economic Freedom is an annual guide published by The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation since 1995. The Index covers 10 freedoms – from property rights to entrepreneurship – in 186 countries. We measure economic freedom based on 10 quantitative and qualitative factors, grouped into four broad categories, or pillars, of economic ... Read More
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Climate activist’s mega-yacht destroys Cayman coral reef

Featured image from Dean Purcell of Getty Images This is just rich. But sad. Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen, like a lot of billionaires, has a yacht. His is a 330 foot, 5 deck super yacht named Tatoosh with twin helicopter pads. Allen is a climate activist and "marine conservationist" and several months earlier had pledged support for research and support of ... Read More

A Time To Choose In Iowa Is Here

On Monday February 1 2016 Iowans are going to caucus meetings to choose our next president. The GOP caucus goers have only 2 candidates who can win in Iowa, Trump and Cruz. There has already been an exhausting amount of time spent by the candidates and their supporters and their detractors to persuade Iowans who ... Read More

Shouldn’t We Screen For Severe Optimism Disorder?

OR, "DOES CONNECTING DOTS MAKE YOU AN EXTREME RIGHTWING CONSPIRACY THEORIST?" DOT ONE During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, "to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda," she said. "I just want you to know that we are working on it," ... Read More

The Race For 2016 Endorsements

We are in the middle of the silly season, and a lot of claims are being put out by all of the different camps running for the GOP nomination for president about endorsements. There is an excellent reference source to see the 2016 endorsements by Senators and Representatives at The Hill. This will provide the ... Read More
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Senator Ted Cruz at The Champions of Israel Gala.

Ted Cruz Deserves the Support of American Patriots

What other major league candidate have we had lately that came from TX and opposed oil industry protectionism? Or gone into Iowa (even writing an editorial in the Des Moines Register a month before the caucuses) opposing ethanol mandates? Gov. Branstad has publicly opposed him for exactly that reason, not even pretending that his opposition is ... Read More
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Great Expectations Electing A Newcomer

You really don't know what you are getting when you elect a newcomer. The moneychangers at the GOPe temple can write all the words they can think of in support or in opposition to a newcomer, and you still don't know what you are getting. The featured image are a photo of two newcomers to ... Read More
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Of Nationalist Populism and Labels

NATIONALIST POPULISM IS NOT NATIONAL SOCIALISM, NOR IS IT COMMUNISM Well that's what they're calling the Trump phenomenon now - "nationalist populism", and no, a fair number of them don't mean it in a good way. You are all well aware that the "wahr", as our good friend Vassar Bushmills likes to emphasize the gritty struggle, ... Read More
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives a thumbs up after speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington March 5, 2012.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR2YWBC

114th 2nd Session Begins Badly

Usually the 2nd session of any congress is mostly uneventful It occurs in an election year, and the leadership tries to avoid having controversial votes taken to protect their colleagues who have to win an election that year to stay in office. We think they really started this year off badly with a confirmation vote ... Read More

It begins: Trump unraveling over clumsy Cruz attacks

Until The Donald started in on Cruz, he was well nigh invincible. His image was the can-do business tycoon, the fun-loving, affable, every-man's-billionaire-with-supermodel-wife, His cut-straight-to-the-chase thing is very appealing. I like him myself. Even his criticisms of other candidates have been well-received because they were both funny and true, and for the most part, on ... Read More
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So Burkina Faso Is What, Chopped Liver?

No, it's not the City of Lights. And no, an African country is no more important to Barack Obama than it was to Bill Clinton during the nineties when 900,000 Rawandans were slaughtered and two of our embassies were destroyed and hundreds killed (by Al Quaeda). But speaking of Al Quaeda, isn't it precious that ... Read More