Robert Allen Bonelli

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JP Morgan Shocks Markets: Whither Dodd-Frank?

JP Morgan Shocks Markets: Whither Dodd-Frank?

JP Morgan’s disclosure of $2 billion in trading losses in its Chief Investment Office portfolio, which has now prompted an SEC investigation, is more proof that political rhetoric is rarely based on an actual understanding of the conditions the rhetoric addresses. 

Obama Nation: The Power of Panic

President Obama and the Democratic Party effectively turned every controversial issue they faced over the past three years into a potential crisis, and convinced the American people to support their solutions without question to avert presumed dire consequences. Important works

Standard & Poors Rings The Reality Bell

Standard & Poors (S&P), the credit rating agency that started in business more than 150 years ago and operates in 23 countries, issued the ultimate in realty checks this week when they downgraded its credit outlook for the United States.

Obama 'Framework': An Ideological Line In The Sand

Loaded with misleading statements, demagoguery, political rhetoric and outright lies, Mr. Obama’s speech announcing his debt reduction plan was no more than the formal start to his re-election campaign with the establishment of a clear ideological line in the sand.

Lest We Forget the Past Two Years

Samuel Adams, writing in a letter to James Warren in February of 1779, said, “If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved.” Our nation needs to heed these words and continue to remain informed

Using Regulation Against The Will Of The People

Written into the Declaration of Independence is a simple imperative, “Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Our nation was built on this concept, but the Obama administration is using its power

It Is All About Liberty

On March 23rd, 1775 in Virginia, the largest colony in America at that time, a meeting of the colony’s delegates was held in St. John’s Church in Richmond to vote on resolutions of defense for the colony as the war

We Need Certainty Not Class Warfare

Thomas Paine in his Dissertation on First Principles of Government, published on December 23, 1791, wrote, “He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a

When Compromise Is Not Called For

On September 23, 1779 in the midst of one of the bloodiest engagements in naval history, John Paul Jones was struggling against the forty-four gun Royal Navy frigate Serapis and although his own vessel was burning and sinking, Jones would

America's Third Party – The People

Thomas Jefferson said, “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” The power of this statement is boundless, and its meaning is clear in its construction. These eighteen common words