The Left’s Plan: Undoing The ‘Reagan-Gingrich-Bush Legacy’

rgnbdThe upcoming 2016 presidential election is a very big deal. As the Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky sums it up — in all its passionate intensity — in Hillary and Liberals: Here’s the Deal.

We haven’t had a […]

What The ‘Bourbon Shortage’ And The Kentucky Derby Can Teach Us About The Fed

amrcnphrhThere is an urban legend that there is a looming Bourbon Supply Crisis. (Heaven Forfend!) Meanwhile, American Pharoah, as expected, won the Kentucky Derby. Both circumstances contain a homey lesson about the […]

The UK Left’s Political Martyrdom: Welcome to the Church of State

brnsndrsprsdntProgressives are a Faithful lot. They live, and die, by a Creed. Welcome to the Church of State.

We saw the religiosity at work again recently in the United Kingdom. We […]

Meet The Political David To Hillary Clinton’s Goliath

Lincoln Chafee, a former Republican senator from Rhode Island, announces his support for Obama on Thrusday morning in East Grand Rapids at the Obama headquarters. Paul L. Newby, II I The Grand Rapids Press

Economics So Simple, Even Politicians Will Understand

Popular Economics What the Rolling Stones Downton Abbey and LeBron James Can Teach You About EconomicsA specter, to paraphrase the opening line of The Communist Manifesto, is haunting America. That specter is the economics profession […]

The Political Implications Of Kelley Paul’s “True and Constant Friends”

True and Constant Friends Love and Inspiration from our Grandmothers Mother and FriendsAmericans have a deep ambivalence about the role of First Lady.

In a 1992 segment of Nightline correspondent Jackie Judd […]

Bring On A Republican Pride Movement!

rpblcnprdRepublicans! To the barricades, mes enfants!

As The National Journal noted late last year, in an article entitled It’s Hard Out There For A Bay Area Conservative, “‘Conservatives in Northern California ‘have been beaten into submission,’ […]

“It’s The Economy, Stupid!” What Could Really Hurt The Republicans In 2016

obmecnmy“It’s the economy, stupid!” The weirdest thing about the onrushing 2016 presidential cycle is the scarcity of a GOP economic growth theme. Missing, too, is a serious growth agenda. That gap — not […]

How Rand Paul Thinks Different

rndpldctrFrom Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. Senator Rand Paul declared his candidacy for the presidency. The run-up had all the pageantry now associated with such affairs: prayers, recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance, a rendition of the […]

The Science Fictional Foundation Under Paul Krugman, Part One

plkrgmnPaul Krugman, a few years ago, wrote at length to extol the magnum opus of science fiction grandmaster, Isaac Asimov, the Foundation Trilogy. Prof. Krugman’s reflections thereon are of keen interest. […]

The 'Live and Let Live' Philosophy That Informs The Policies Of Rand Paul


The author interviewing Rand Paul.

Libertarianism no longer seriously can be considered marginal. It has emerged as an important part of our public discourse.

Sen. Rand Paul writes, “They say the libertarian moment has […]

John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, And The Congress Ride Into A Box Canyon….

bhnr-mccnllThe New York Times considerately gives us an early look at the Box Canyon into which the 114th Congress, the GOP leading, is riding. In G.O.P. Is Divided as Budget Bills Start Piling Up we discover:


What Paul Krugman Could Learn From How Big Government Created The Obesity Epidemic

plkrgmnOne of the most frightening forces at work in the world today is the tendency of Big Government toward perversion of science. The scientific method is pristine. Scientists are human, and […]

Janet Yellen’s Historic Meeting With The Right

jntyln2At CPAC, recently, an estimated 10,000 conservatives and libertarians, together with many presidential aspirants, gathered across the Potomac. They did so amidst massive hoopla and intense media fascination. We in the media are […]

Bitcoin, Bit-by-Bit, Pitches Silicon Valley Against Washington As Our True Capital

btcnWashington, DC, is the capital of the United States. Yet Silicon Valley is the true capital of the America of the present and the future. Silicon Valley and its satellites gave us personal […]

Jeb Bush Makes A Grand Supply Side Entrance

jbbshThe Republican Party has an embarrassment of riches in good prospective presidential contenders for next year’s race. Thus Gov. Jeb Bush’s debut speech — on February 4th, in Detroit, the start […]

The Greatest Depression You’ve Never, Ever Heard Of

The Forgotten DepressionJames Grant, in his new book The Forgotten Depression, makes a strong case for applying a prime directive of the Hippocratic Oath — “First, do no harm” — to economic policy. We today […]

A Congressional Gold Medal Proposed For Winning The Cold War

cldwrWhat possibly could bring together Rep. Gene Green (D-Tx), Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Tx), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tx), Rep. Kay Granger (D-Tx), Rep. Rosa DeLaura (D-Ct), Rep. John K. Delaney (D-Md), Sen. Mazie […]

Exclusive Interview With Rand Paul, “Human Capitalist”

Ralph-RandRand Paul recently sat with me to share some of his views. The insights on his worldview left me persuaded that he deserves to be considered the most important public intellectual serving in […]

Monetary Politics: The Biggest Money Player In Politics Is The Fed

fdrlrsrvWashington finally shows signs of coming to grips with the importance of money to politics. This is not about mere campaign finance. Recently there was a breakthrough in bringing the money policy issue out of […]

Will Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, or Ben Carson Initiate A $100 Billion Tax Cut?

ablshirsThe new Congress has a chance at giving us a tax reform that would save us taxpayers something less than, but approaching, $168 billion dollars a year. A significant amount of taxpayer savings could be […]

John Boehner, Speaker Of The House, Progressive Scourge

dms-bhnrBoehner’s problem with the militant right is not that he isn’t a conservative — he is — but that he is suave rather than confrontational. As an analogy, Baby Face Nelson was one of the most ruthless […]

The Unsung X-Factor That Could Upend The Next Presidential Election

apclpsOne, and only one, candidate, Barack Obama, caught the X-factor and improbably got himself nominated and elected, and re-elected, president. Another improbable candidate could catch it again.

What is that X-factor? How does it upend things?

Peace […]

The Occult Wars Of Kim Jong-un, Smaug, Paul Krugman And Gold

theintrvwPyongyang, evidence shows, effected a spectacular data breach of Sony Pictures to express its wrath over Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogan’s The Interview, a movie about an attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-un. Neither the United States Secret […]

The Real Fed Tug Of War: the Yellen Doctrine vs. the Volcker Doctrine

jntylnThe financial markets are on a hair trigger as to when, and how quickly, the Fed will tighten and raise interest rates. Billions of dollars will be won or lost by investors on this wager.

For the rest of […]

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