Bob Livingston: Americans prefer plain talk to pandering and platitudes

Bob Livingston: Americans prefer plain talk to pandering and platitudes

By Bob Livingston Republican presidential candidates are tripping all over themselves and each other in their efforts to run away from a winning issue that hits too close to home for their corporate overlords and political sugar daddies. While they run, Donald Trump is rocketing from crazy uncle to legitimate contender status because he’s saying […]

Thomas Sowell: Is the Civil War over?

Thomas Sowell: Is the Civil War over?

By Thomas Sowell In the wake of the recent murders in a South Carolina church, the killer’s hope of igniting a race war produced the opposite effect. Blacks and whites in South Carolina came together to condemn his act and the race hate behind it. Some saw in the decision to remove the Confederate flag […]

Michael Barone: Disruptive politics; Trump as a third party candidate

Michael Barone: Disruptive politics; Trump as a third party candidate

By Michael Barone “My sole focus is to run as a Republican,” Donald Trump told my Washington Examiner colleague Byron York last week, “because of the fact that I believe that this is the best way we can defeat the Democrats.” He went on, “Having a two-party race gives us a much better chance of […]

The future of Social Security looks bleak

The future of Social Security looks bleak

From NCPA In 2008, the eldest members of the Baby Boom generation turned 62 and became eligible to collect early retirement benefits from Social Security. Shortly thereafter, in 2010, Social Security began running its first cash deficit since 1983, writes Peter Ferrara of the Heartland Institute. In order to cover that deficit and meet its […]

Indiana digs in its heels against EPA, other states may follow

Indiana digs in its heels against EPA, other states may follow

By Rob Nikolewski / Watchdog.org The crown jewel of the Obama administration’s environmental policies is the Clean Power Plan but one Republican governor says he won’t implement it unless “significant changes” are made — and there are indications other GOP governors may soon follow suit. Telling national energy reporters in a conference call Thursday that […]

Ranking the states according to their ‘fiscal health’

Ranking the states according to their ‘fiscal health’

By Ben Bullard / Personal Liberty Digest Rural states with a history of conservative leadership generally fare better than urban ones with a history of progressive leadership — but there are exceptions in this latest study by George Mason University, ranking the 50 states in terms of their governments’ financial health. Arizona was in the […]

Government broadband is a bad idea for taxpayers and consumers

Government broadband is a bad idea for taxpayers and consumers

By Michi Iljazi / Taxpayers Protection Alliance From the Chattanooga EPB to the Memphis Networx, Tennessee is becoming the leader in wasteful and unnecessary municipal broadband systems.  In particular, the Chattanooga EPB fiber optic municipal broadband system has become the poster child for wasting taxpayer money and bullying tactics (click here for a detailed description […]

UA football: Wright, Tagaloa named to award watch lists

UA football: Wright, Tagaloa named to award watch lists

All-American linebacker Scooby Wright III, left, and offensive lineman Freddie Tagaloa, right, were each named to a national award watch list on Friday. By Molly O’Mara / UA Sports Information Office All-American linebacker Scooby Wright III and offensive lineman Freddie Tagaloa were each named to a national award watch list on Friday. Wright was included […]