Is Paul Krugman Leaving Princeton In Quiet Disgrace?

plkrgmn2Professor Paul Krugman is leaving Princeton. Is he leaving in disgrace?

Not long, as these things go, before his departure was announced Krugman thoroughly was indicted and publicly eviscerated for intellectual dishonesty by Harvard’s Niall Ferguson in a hard-hitting three-part series in the Huffington Post, beginning here, [...]

Have the Republican Regulars Crushed the Tea Party Insurgents?

rpblcnsvtprtyHave the Republican Regulars crushed the Tea Party Insurgents? Yes.

Has the Revolution met its Counterrevolution? Yes.

Does it matter? No.

Both factions stand against Big Government.

Neither is providing a high potency agenda for equitable prosperity.

The indefensibly grandiose overreach of Obama and the Democrats may [...]

Signs Of The Gold Standard Emerging From Great Britain?

WarAndGoldKwasiKwartenComes now to respectful international attention a volume entitled War and Gold: A 500-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt by Member of Parliament Kwasi Kwarteng. This near-perfect volume appears with almost preternaturally perfect timing around the centenary of [...]

Ron Paul And Rand Paul Defy That Which Is Keeping Big Government Big

rnplrndplWe citizens sense that we are being lied to by those in authority. We can’t quite put our finger on it. We are right, though. Let me guide your finger to the spot.

The biggest lie that Big Government, Big Business, and Big Media are telling us [...]

Paul Volcker's Call For A 'New Bretton Woods' Is Important

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Seth Lipsky, the editor of the storied New York Sun (a brand distinguished by the long residency of Henry Hazlitt), recently, in the Wall Street Journal, brought to wider attention certain remarkable recent comments by Paul Volcker. Volcker spoke before the May 21st annual meeting of [...]

Politics: An Endless Series of Hobgoblins, Most of them Imaginary

glblwrmngaplcpsH.L. Mencken, in 1918, observed that “the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”

Much of politics is made up of what is called, in [...]

Washington, Amok Again, Spending $1+ Billion On … Presidential Helicopters

hlcptrsIn reporting on the Navy’s reported new acquisition of helicopters for the president to be delivered in 2020, The Washington Post opens:

The last time the Pentagon tried to upgrade the president’s coolest ride — the fleet of helicopters that drop him at his doorstep on the [...]

Pay Close Attention To the Greatest Radical At Work In America Today

lwrnclsgLawrence Lessig may be the greatest radical at work in America today. Lessig, a polymath, professor at Harvard Law School, is no ivory tower type. He is a radical — someone who strikes at the root of things — in the tradition of Thomas Jefferson. His latest [...]

Censure Harry Reid For Neo-McCarthyite Vilification Of The Koch Brothers

hryrdSen. Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) trafficked in the culture of allegations of the ”un-American.” He was censured by the United Senate and died disgraced.

Now Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is engaging in misconduct comparably shameful: “redbaiting” those with red state values. He deserves censure for such [...]

In The “War On Youth” The Youth Strike Back For Liberty

yafPolitics is no country for old men.

The left likes to lampoon the GOP as a party of grumpy old men. Wrong.

A new generation is rising. The most striking display at the recent CPAC was a barrage balloon emblazoned with the words War On Youth. It [...]

Why Only Mark Zuckerberg Can Transform Immigration Policy

mrkzckrbrgProblems caused by America’s broken immigration system are causing misery to America’s immigrant community (both legal residents and undocumented), and, for good measure, to the president, the GOP and American society. There may be only one person with both the intentionality and the resources to resolve America’s [...]

London Mayor Boris Johnson For President? Welcome to the UKSA!

brsjhnsnThis columnist’s admiration for Senator Rand Paul is driven, in part, by Sen. Paul’s consistent and honorable stand against the “warfare/welfare state.” Rising-star national talk radio host, and columnist, Steve Deace astutely observes in a recent Washington Times op-ed, “he’s the only candidate running that is attempting [...]

A Modest Proposal: Should Puerto Rico Consider Joining The Russian Federation?

rsShould Puerto Rico explore following Crimea into the Russian Federation?

Puerto Rico’s biggest problem in dealing with Washington is of the same nature as that increasingly shared by too many Americans. Puerto Rico’s biggest problem in dealing with Washington is of the same nature as that [...]

Big Government Really Is Over

bggvtCrimea. Venice. Scotland. Quebec. Catalonia. Colorado.

Crimea’s vote, a popular vote of no confidence in Kiev, to leave Ukraine (and rejoin Russia) is in some ways unique.

In other ways it appears part of an emerging, worldwide, trend.

Venice voted last week, in a nonbinding referendum, to [...]

Unemployment Will Remain High So Long As The Dollar Remains Wobbly

unmplymntlnThe Republican National Committee recently passed a resolution, by the unanimous vote of its National Committeepeople, calling for the creation of a national Monetary Commission. This legislation is prime sponsored in the House of Representatives by Joint Economic Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Tx) and in the US [...]

How A 'Miracle' Victory Over Cory Booker Could Change Political History

jeffreybellThe Democratic-leaning Washington Post recently assessed the chances of the Republicans taking a Senate majority this year as, quite possibly, almost as high as two to one. True enough, and significant. Yet… in inventorying the most obvious races the big politicos are, for now, overlooking the most [...]

Chuck Hagel Propels Barack Obama Into History

With his thoughtful restructuring of America’s military, secretary of defense Chuck Hagel — a Republican — has cemented Obama’s signature legacy: restoring America to a peacetime footing. Obama’s bringing American troops home from two wars, and, now, reducing the military to a strong, but proportionate, peacetime footing, was not easy.

Doing so required something of [...]

What Facebook’s 56 New Genders Mean For Politics

fbgndrFacebook very recently introduced a drop-down menu with 56 gender identity choices to embellish the classic Male and Female. It includes arcane categories such as “neutrois” amd “two-spirit” and takes one over the 6-colored rainbow Gay Pride flag. Facebook now takes us somewhere very far over the [...]

Rand Paul vs. Hillary Clinton: A Radically Transformational Presidential Election Fighting Over Peace and Prosperity?

rndpl-hlryclntnRand Paul vs. Hillary Clinton?

In a context of emerging peace, prosperity, and human rights?

This would be big. Transformational, even.

Peter Beinart, in the Atlantic Monthly (among many, many other political observers), has concluded that “Rand Paul is the 2016 Republican Frontrunner.” And two of the [...]

The Secret Hillary Rodham Clinton, Part II

hlry-alnskyAs recounted in the previous column, the record is clear that Saul Alinsky, about whom the young Hillary Rodham wrote her Wellesley honor’s thesis, was neither communist nor conventional Big Government liberal. Hillary Rodham turned down a job offer from Alinsky. She turned aside from the path [...]

The Secret Hillary Rodham Clinton, Part I

g9510.20_Hillary.Cover.inddForty-five years ago Hillary Rodham made a fateful decision. It has defined her life.

Understanding that moment of decision is essential to understanding Hillary Clinton’s life — the successes and the failures and, perhaps, the future. It would explain the subtly discordant persona that causes the media [...]

How The GOP Can Win The Upcoming Battle Over Income Inequality

incminequltyFollowing President Obama’s lead, the Democrats are seeking to make income inequality the wedge issue of the 2014 Congressional and Senate elections. This unquestionably addresses an issue that — after forty years of middle class family wage stagnation — resonates with voters. Yet the Republicans, thanks to [...]

Can The Left’s “Mad Tea Party” Beat The Tea Party?

tprty4One year ago, between the re-election and re-inauguration of Barack Obama, the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy met and mapped out three major strategic goals. These are designed to seize plenary control over the US government and, thereby, America.

This is not “black helicopter” paranoia. It was reported [...]

Tōˌtaliˈte(ə)rēəns Among Us?

tltrnPossibly the most powerful, and dangerous, euphemism in politics today is “progressive.”

This writer has many cherished progressive friends. He considers them beautiful… but, often, misguided. Yet perhaps they are more “guided” than he has supposed.

Perhaps progressives, many of them, are precision guided. A pattern is [...]

Government Gridlock, Saving America From Even Worse Laws

Many hands are being wrung among the elite governing class about Congressional gridlock. The Democrats have invoked the “nuclear option” — allowing the Senate majority in effect to prevail by simple, rather than 60%, majority. (This will come back to haunt them if majority control turns Republican in next year’s election.)

Fortunately for us mere [...]






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