Phil Richardson: Stopping the refugee invasion of America

Phil Richardson: Stopping the refugee invasion of America

By Phil Richardson It was 1620. A group of Native Americans of the vast Wampanoag confederation of tribes near Nantucket Island saw the great sails on the approaching ship and knew they were once again going to be invaded by the “White Eyes,” with whom they were well acquainted. For nearly 200 years, visitations from […]

Ben Crystal: Obama, ISIS and you

Ben Crystal: Obama, ISIS and you

By Ben Crystal Last Thursday, President Barack Obama fixed a global audience with either grim determination or intestinal discomfort and declared the islamofascist terrorist cabal known as ISIS had been “contained.” The announcement put him at odds with ISIS itself, which replied to Obama’s profession of progress by launching the worst attack on the city […]

Michael Barone: Which party will emerge from its gathering storm?

Michael Barone: Which party will emerge from its gathering storm?

By Michael Barone Each of our two political parties, ancient by world standards, seems to be facing a gathering storm. Part of the gathering storm for Republicans is Donald Trump’s candidacy and his persistent lead in most primary polls. He is given to outlandish proposals and lacks the temperamental ballast and government experience that general […]

Bill Tatro: Just noise – really?

Bill Tatro: Just noise – really?

By Bill Tatro Once upon a time people who looked to benefit from the stock market were called investors. Much time would be given by them to the study of balance sheets, product placement, management reshuffling, earnings per share, sales and revenues. Investors eagerly awaited quarterly results which would either confirm or deny what they […]

Ilan Berman: A role For China to rein in Iran

Ilan Berman: A role For China to rein in Iran

By Robert C. McFarlane and Ilan Berman Beijing is bullish on Iran. In meetings there earlier this month, we heard senior government and party officials express uniform support and optimism in their assessment of the nuclear agreement struck this summer between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 powers, terming it “good for Iran and good […]

Sam Smith: The muddled metaphor of the Tea Party

Sam Smith: The muddled metaphor of the Tea Party

By Sam Smith Like the historical event it claims to honor, the present day Tea Bag Party seeks superficial change even while remaining hostage to the very system it claims to challenge. For example, the group argues, “The party in power is no longer representing the interests of the individuals and small businesses who make […]

Thomas Sowell: Random Thoughts

Thomas Sowell: Random Thoughts

By Thomas Sowell Random thoughts on the passing scene: Some financial institutions may be considered “too big to fail,” but contemporary Western society may be too frivolous to survive. The Romans had bread and circuses to keep the masses passive and unthinking. We have electronic gadgets, drugs and pornography. Like the Roman Empire, we too […]

Emil Franzi: Measuring conservatives by the numbers

Emil Franzi: Measuring conservatives by the numbers

By Emil Franzi I’ve attempted to explain that the biggest contrast between our two major parties is the contraction of the liberal Democrat ideological base while there is a simultaneous expansion of conservative Republicanism. Both parties have moved away from that theoretical center ground that no one really inhabits. Among Republicans, a larger, more diverse […]

Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.: Open borders are an assault on private property

Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.: Open borders are an assault on private property

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. This talk was delivered at the Mises Circle in Phoenix, AZ, on November 7, 2015. Rockwell gets one correct! EF Whether we’re talking about illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America, or birthright citizenship, or the migrants coming from the Middle East and Africa, the subject of immigration has been […]

Ben Crystal: The new Mizzou personality primer

Ben Crystal: The new Mizzou personality primer

By Ben Crystal Hey, kids! Are you considering college as a next step on your path to adulthood? Do you wonder if today’s institutions of higher learning can actually offer you the knowledge and skills you need to be more productive than, say, a University of Missouri “communications” professor? Try this handy-dandy primer to see […]

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