Last week’s tax-filing deadline was a little bit more complicated than in the past, thanks to Obamacare.
Nearly four months into the two-year presidential election cycle, Hillary Clinton is running into deep trouble on several major political fronts.
The Obama administration is using climate change to “fundamentally transform” America. It plans to make the climate crisis industry so enormous that no one will be able to dismantle it, even as computer models and disaster claims totally lose credibility — and even if Republicans control Congress and the White House after 2016.
It must be said, free trade agreements are not the avenue for the president to complete his objective to “fundamentally transform America.”
Notwithstanding what the Marxist whim-wham artists have been telling the youths of our country for over a generation, there has been little sign of a true aristocracy in America. For a very short period of time something like an aristocracy appeared during the era when the Robber Barons plied their arts, but it did not last.
Members of Congress are facing the test of their political lives. America’s national security is about to be imperiled. American sovereignty is about to be surrendered. The U.S. Constitution is about to be compromised.
The Iran deal currently being contemplated leaves us with two unpalatable outcomes.
There are many reasons why we may not see higher rates for a very long time.
The Founding Fathers tried to warn us about runaway partisan outrage, but they didn’t listen to themselves. We’ve been paying for it ever since. Now there’s not much we can do about it.
Protecting Americans from online threats is clearly taking a rightful place at the top of Congress’ priority list, evident in the celebration of “Cyber Week” through Friday and the pending introduction of long-anticipated cybersecurity legislation.
Finding Americans fed up with governmental abuses isn’t hard. They wonder why we have politicians who spend too much, bureaucrats who regulate too much, and officials who limit our freedom at almost every turn.
This past week, the International Monetary Fund again lowered its global economic forecast for 2015. From 2003 to 2007, real global growth in gross domestic product averaged more than 5 percent, but during the last five years it has averaged less than 3 percent. During the last six years of both the Reagan and Clinton administrations, real GDP growth averaged more than 4 percent in the United States, but growth has averaged only a little over 2 percent since the recession bottomed out in 2009.
It’s an old joke, but one that is a commentary on our times. A pollster asks: “What do you think about the level of ignorance and apathy in the country?” The person replies: “I don’t know and I don’t care.”
When politicians insist on “reforming” some program they mismanaged and destroyed, they always turn to the average American and begin explaining the “sacrifice” we have to make in order to save it.
Vladimir Putin’s decision to lift Russia’s embargo on the sale of surface-to-air missiles to Iran is a reminder that we have to walk and chew gum at the same time. While we engage in the political self-absorption that consumes us for two out of every four years, we can’t afford to ignore nations such as Russia and Iran, especially when they act in concert.