The pro-art case for defunding the National Endowment for the Arts

The pro-art case for defunding the National Endowment for the Arts

By Daniel J. Mitchell / FEE President Trump has released his budget blueprint. From a big picture perspective, the size of government won’t change. He’s kicking the can down the road on entitlements, which is obviously disappointing for people who can add and subtract. He does cut some domestic programs, but taxpayers won’t reap the […]

Bless you Chuck Berry, you are missed already!

Bless you Chuck Berry, you are missed already!

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Bless you Chuck Berry. The rock-and-roll pioneer is gone at age 90, but his early influence still lives on. Please consider Chuck Berry, Musician, 1926-2017 Chuck Berry, who has died aged 90, was to some the greatest rock ’n’ roll artist of all time: he was certainly among the most influential. […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Mini new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Mini new car review

By Eric Peters The latest Mini is bigger  – and slightly smaller engined. Usually, that’s a recipe for slower – and drinks more gas. Would you believe (best Maxwell Smart voice) this one also  goes faster – and uses less gas? Now, the Mini is not perfect. Which I will get into below. But it’s […]

Eric Peters: Cheap gas… worthless dollars

Eric Peters: Cheap gas… worthless dollars

By Eric Peters Did you know that gas is cheaper now than it was 50 years ago? It may not feel it . . . but: Find an inflation calculator; for example the federal government’s Bureau of Labor statistics Consumer Price Index calculator (here). Select 1965 as your starting year. Enter 30 cents – the […]

Bob Garver: “Beauty and the Beast” movie review

Bob Garver: “Beauty and the Beast” movie review

By Bob Garver “Beauty and the Beast,” the Disney animated classic from 1991, holds a special place in my heart. It was the first movie I saw in its original run in theaters. The film kicked off a lifelong love of movies, and in that time I’ve seen a scant few that were on its […]

Why being hungry makes you irritable

Why being hungry makes you irritable

If you frequently have to make up with friends and family with an, “I’m sorry for what I said when I was hungry,” then you might be suffering from a widespread condition known as “hanger.” Though not an official medical condition, there is scientific evidence that your empty stomach could be to blame for those […]

Mars volcano, Earth’s dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

Mars volcano, Earth’s dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

New NASA research reveals that the giant Martian volcano Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during the final peak of activity. The last volcanic activity there ceased about 50 million years ago — around the time of Earth’s Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction, when large numbers of our […]

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