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Is Jon Huntsman Barack Obama's Secret Weapon?

Many have wondered why Jon M. Huntsman Jr., a former Obama administration official as Ambassador to China, climate-change believer, ally of Harry Reid and all-around anti-Tea Party candidate is running for the Republican presidential nomination. Were the 2012 Republican primaries

The Audacity of Progressivism

Recently, I got into a big fight with my cube-mate. After attacking him for his listening to Bill Maher during the workday, he shot back and mocked my Glenn Beck listening. As if there was some moral equivalence between the

Getting Poor on the Backs of the Rich

Our current administration and swarms of socialists for decades before it have repeated the dogma that the rich get rich on the backs of the poor. This fallacy deserves no place in genuine political discourse. In fact, the opposite will

An Adult Conversation about the Budget

To listen to the debates on the deficit and the debt, one would think that wealth emanates from the government. Underlying every argument is the notion that government cuts imply pain and pose a drastic threat to our economy. But

The 51% President

When Americans voted in Barack Obama in 2008, they thought they were getting a “post-racial,” “post-partisan” President. For Barack Obama himself had declared that having merely won the Democratic nomination, “the rise of the oceans began to slow and our

Democracy Is No Panacea

Universally, democracy is being exalted. Everywhere one turns, one hears of its virtues: how democracy ensures human rights, fosters prosperity and shepherds in modernity. Yet democracy represents nothing more than the tyranny of the majority. In other words, contrary to

Hope and Change Just as Hollow Worldwide

Predictably, the media is describing the goings on in the Arab world as consisting of revolutionaries fighting their oppressive leaders for democracy and human rights. Never mind that democracy does not ensure liberty. Never mind that the governments that will

Hugo Chavez Takes Over the Federal Reserve

Time was when countries believed in strong currencies — strength measured not in the rhetoric of bearded wise men but of bank vaults flush with gold coin. Venezuelan tyrant Hugo Chavez recently announced that he would be devaluing his currency

Where We Stand and Where We Must Go

As we embark upon a new year of trying to save this country and restore its founding principles, I have spent much time contemplating questions of readers — most important of which is that given the massive problems we continue

The Myth of Paying One's 'Fair Share'

Amidst the requisite election-year class warfare being played across the country, one of the common arguments being made by the left and accepted begrudgingly by the right is that those who earn the most should pay their fair share. While

The Naivete of the American Public and Barack Obama

Suddenly the American public is shocked. Perhaps there is no economic recovery. Perhaps the One really does favor Islam. Democrats and Republicans shake their heads and wonder, how could our President pursue such divisive and unpopular policies? What is the

Obama's Economic Policy: Deny Truth

In a June 14th editorial entitled “Politicizing the Fed,” the Wall Street Journal sheds light on one of the dubious regulations of the upcoming financial reform bill. The Journal states: The biggest underreported threat comes from Subtitle I, Section 1801

The Sobering State of North Korea

If we are to stop the march of this nation towards socialism, it is imperative that we understand and educate our fellow citizens as to what socialism is like. This need not be limited to distant readings of history books

The Passion of the Barack

The media in the backdrop of Barack Obama’s now infamous “whose ass to kick” comment has argued that this President’s critics are angry at him for not showing more emotion. That conservative bastion CNN features an article entitled ‘Why Obama

Goodbye ’24’: Rocky, Rudy, Reagan & Bauer

24 is now officially over. As with so many of the previous seasons, this final one ended with Jack Bauer wounded, bereft of sleep, separated from his family, barely hanging on to see another day, but hanging on with his

Here Come the Suns Dumb Dumb Da Dumb

As readers are likely aware, the NBA’s Phoenix Suns wore ‘Los Suns’ jerseys for Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals. First off, let me just say that if they were to be grammatically accurate, the jerseys should have read

Coming May 20: Everybody Draw Mohammed Day

Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris has declared May 20th “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day,” in defense of Matt Stone and Trey Parker. All freedom-loving Americans should get behind this. While initially I thought it was an ironic joke that South Park was

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day

Molly Norris has declared May 20th “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day,” in defense of Matt Stone and Trey Parker. All freedom-loving Americans should get behind this. While initially I thought it was an ironic joke that South Park was censoring everything

Ivy League Useful Idiocy

Big Government would not exist were it not given sanction by the people. Those who continue to support it have been duped in large part as a direct or indirect result of the ideological subversion of our academic institutions. The

Thoughts On The Spurious Census

In watching this year’s NCAA tournament, one finds it hard to miss the hip commercials for the 2010 Census. Invariably, the emphasis of these ads is on people gaining “representation” in the form of their piece of the public funding

Modern Day Mutually Assured Destruction

Before the most recent report on Lehman Brothers’ use of Enron-like methods to hide debt from its balance sheet, Greece had recently been accused of similar shenangians. The sovereign was under scrutiny for swaps it had set up with Goldman

Obama's Continued War on the Market

In a further attack on the housing market, the New York Times recently reported that President Obama may be amending his loan modification program to make it even more difficult for defaulting homeowners to be foreclosed upon. The Times states:

Fiscal Death by Welfare

Ironically enough, the medicine applied by our state as the antidote for our ills has proven to be poison. The welfare state is killing our nation. Today entitlement spending makes up nearly half of our budget. Long term, we know

The Insignificance of the CPAC Straw Poll

The enthusiasm at this year’s CPAC was palpable. Conservatives turned out in record droves, optimistic and on the offensive against a government they rightly feel has run amok. Dick Cheney and John Bolton amongst others predicted that Barack Obama would

Our Time for Choosing

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We’ll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness. Ronald Reagan spoke

The Folly of Financial Reform

I come bearing bad news. Reform of our financial services industry is going to be a failure. Leave aside the preconceived notions that politicians will come up with faulty or halfhearted regulations, that they are writing bills in cahoots with