Marita Noon: The U.S. becomes an energy superpower

Marita Noon: The U.S. becomes an energy superpower

By Marita Noon Environmentalists like a good crisis. Spreading fear is a proven fundraising technique—with manmade climate change as the fear du jour. But, back in 2005, the “looming crisis,” according to the Kansas Sierra Club, was the end of cheap oil. A post by the group concluded: “The end of cheap oil, followed by the end of […]

Thomas Sowell: What are elections for?

Thomas Sowell: What are elections for?

By Thomas Sowell After months of watching all sorts of political polls, we are finally just a few weeks away from actually beginning to see some voting in primary elections. Polls let people vent their emotions. But elections are held to actually accomplish something. The big question is whether the voters themselves will see elections […]

Iran’s perilous nuclear lesson for North Korea

Iran’s perilous nuclear lesson for North Korea

By Ilan Berman North Korea made international news last week when it declared that it had successfully carried out an underground test of a hydrogen bomb. The announcement touched off fevered speculation in Washington about the nature of the test itself (among other things, the yield is believed to have been to small to have […]

Phil Richardson: Whats wrong with the Stock Market

Phil Richardson: Whats wrong with the Stock Market

By Phil Richardson I am a “Chartist.” I paid my dues by misinterpreting stock charts many years ago. I’ve long since learned that technical analysis has a fault. It cannot account for emotion. My first verification of this came about on the day President Kennedy was assassinated. For years, all of the prices of commodities […]

Ben Crystal: A memo from Obama

Ben Crystal: A memo from Obama

By Ben Crystal For Immediate Release Whatever Day We Say It Is Statement by President Obama on New Executive Actions to Not Really Reduce “Gun Violence” and Make No Community Safer My fellow Americans: Last year, 12,421,517 Americans were killed by guns. More than 75 percent of them were adorable little babies with puppies and […]

Emil Franzi: What you don’t know about paying taxes

Emil Franzi: What you don’t know about paying taxes

By Emil Franzi The following are some basic principles of taxation. Too many folks in the so-called “anti-tax” and Tea Party movements have missed them. Pay attention. There is no such thing as a fair tax Those familiar with the works of Robert Heinlein will recognize this basic observation. Most of what is called “fair,” […]

Thomas Sowell: ‘Messing with the Constitution’

Thomas Sowell: ‘Messing with the Constitution’

By Thomas Sowell In recent years, a small but growing number of people have advocated a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The reaction to the proposal has been hostile, out of all proportion to either the originality or the danger of such a convention. The political left […]

Ilan Berman: Iran goes big and bold

Ilan Berman: Iran goes big and bold

By Ilan Berman You have to give the Iranians credit for audacity. Having just negotiated a nuclear deal with the West overwhelmingly favorable to its interests, the Islamic Republic is wasting no time in pressing the diplomatic advantage still further. On the eve of the new year, lawmakers in Iran’s parliament, or majles, introduced a […]

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