The BLS “Official” U-3 unemployment rate for March 2015 is 5.5%. The U-6 unemployment rate is 11%. However, Shadow Government Statistics says the unemployment rate is about 23%. So, which rate is correct? The answer is, “They all are, it depends upon your perspective.” If you […]
Since it’s apparently time to drudge up the past transgressions of our ancestry in order to evoke divisiveness; perhaps those who seek to put a stop to it should recognize “John Brown Appreciation Day – A Day of Unity”
Once again, racial tensions have reached a fevered […]
A specter, to paraphrase the opening line of The Communist Manifesto, is haunting America. That specter is the economics profession itself.
Economics has become immersed in arcane modeling. Modeling does not really […]
Over the past week, I have watched with amazement, wonderment, awe, and shock as the funeral of one rather dubious Mr. Gray resulted in the riots, burning, and pillaging of Baltimore, MD.
I was in greater amazement, wonderment, awe, and shock by the statements of that great American […]
At a time when South Carolina lawmakers are having trouble getting bills passed, they have an opportunity to prevent tax hikes, unleash the potential of solar power and make those on both sides of the aisle happy.
In 2014 the South Carolina General Assembly passed landmark […]
The United States was founded on the principle of Divine human rights which are endowed to all individuals equally by their Creator.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that […]
French Mahal Volunteers fighting in the Negev, 1948
My book The Left is Seldom Right (New English Review Press, 2011) provoked numerous letters to me from former Leftists who praised it and did not avoid confronting the reality that Nazi Germany and the USSR were close allies for […]
Rosa Parks (1913-2005), who was credited as the catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement when she was […]
American Gothic (1922), by Grant Wood.
The American Dream, once an endless stream of possibilities, is today guaranteed only to those born of primogeniture and entail. For the industrious, this will never kill the moral resolve due diligence employs as […]
The evening of May 1, 2015 was the occasion of the Houston Area Pastors Council annual benefit dinner. It was an interesting night focusing heavily on the court battle over a so called ‘equal rights ordinance” rammed through the Houston City Council in 2014. This is just one aspect of the anti-Christian campaign that has […]
Americans have a deep ambivalence about the role of First Lady.
In a 1992 segment of Nightline correspondent Jackie Judd observed,
Americans are most comfortable, for example, with first ladies who are gracious, stand […]
With respect to providing for upward mobility, the most important social mobility function a government can perform may be that of education. In an open society, education gives each citizen the opportunity to advance on his or her own merit. Income can sustain a person’s material life, […]
We just hobbled through another tax season. The excruciating excursion into the ridiculous thicket that is the roughly 75,000 page tax code.
All for the privilege of giving federal, state and local governments record amounts of our money.
A 2011 study said we then wasted […]
We have all heard complaints about the “do nothing congress” for the past several presidential administrations. Indeed, we frequently see that congressional approval numbers flirt with historically low positive rates. This has occurred whether the majority of congress has belonged to democrats or republicans.
The American […]
Net Neutralityremains an omni-directional terrible idea.
Here in the United States, Net Neutrality exponentially increases the government’s ability to tax the Internet. Starting with the 17.4% Universal Service Fund (USF) tax. Which goes up automatically every calendar quarter. And goes up each and every time three unelected Federal […]
The author feels more comfortable shooting at the Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club than anywhere else, due to its level of safety and expertise.
One sneaky new way gun-control activists are taking away gun rights is by forcing gun ranges to shut down. By using vague […]
Michelle Malkin said about what happened to Rachel Alexander:
“Make no mistake: This is just another nasty battle in the Left’s long war to marginalize, demonize, and criminalize conservative dissent. The selective protection of free speech is unconscionable. The freedom to blog is under assault on so […]
Republicans! 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,’ says Chris Pareja, host of a weekly political television show […]
The stars of the Sound of Music were reunited in Hollywood at the end of March to celebrate the 50th anniversary milestone of the 1965 musical that has become an enduring classic. Kicking off the TCM Festival and featuring a screening at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood,. […]
Larry Kudlow is a man whom I generally respect. He has a good handle on matters of business and economics and therefore deserves attention. But sometimes even the best of us goof up. That was the case in Kudlow’s recent column in which he challenged Hillary Clinton to, as he put it, “Return to a […]
This is an excerpt from John Harris’s new book, Climbing Backward Out of Caves, which makes a case for the rational basis of belief in a higher being.
Finally we have what is perhaps the twentieth century’s premier reason for denying God’s […]