Articles by: Bob Adelmann

Growing U.S. Economy Unable to Keep Up With Growing Government Spending

Growing U.S. Economy Unable to Keep Up With Growing Government Spending

on October 17, 2018, 6:43 AM / in National News

The White House just officially announced the final numbers for Fiscal Year 2018, which ended September 30. They are ugly: The gap between revenues and spending widened to $779 billion over the previous year, a jump of $113 billion (or 17 percent), despite increased revenues. This is the third consecutive year of rising deficits, with no apparent end in sight. The […]

Read more ›
New York Times: Trump Impeachment Is on the Ballot

New York Times: Trump Impeachment Is on the Ballot

on October 16, 2018, 6:37 AM / in National News, State News

It’s official: Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for the New York Times, the mouthpiece for the liberal establishment, has written that, if the Democrat Party takes the House in the midterms just three weeks away, it will move to impeach the president in the next Congress: “While Democrats are largely ducking the topic on the campaign trail, few in Washington […]

Read more ›
Police Commend Concealed Carry Citizen for Assisting in Chicago Shootout

Police Commend Concealed Carry Citizen for Assisting in Chicago Shootout

on September 15, 2018, 6:12 AM / in State News

An individual with a concealed carry permit was commended by police for helping police officers stop a runaway suspect Thursday night in the Chicago suburb of Cicero. Following the incident, Cicero Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada told reporters: “We were lucky enough to have a citizen on the street there who’s a concealed-carry holder, and he also engaged in gunfire.” Cicero Town President […]

Read more ›

Is the U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement a Stealth NAFTA?

on August 29, 2018, 8:09 AM / in International News, National News

As President Trump opened his telephone conversation with Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto from the Oval Office on Monday morning, he said concerning the trade deal being discussed, “They used to call it NAFTA — we’re going to call it the United States-Mexico Trade Agreement, and we’ll get rid of the name NAFTA. It has a bad connotation because the United States […]

Read more ›
U.S. Household Debt at $13.2 Trillion — Cause for Worry?

U.S. Household Debt at $13.2 Trillion — Cause for Worry?

on August 2, 2018, 7:12 AM / in National News

The latest report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York triggered all manner of financial anxiety. At $13.2 trillion, total U.S. household debt increased from $12.7 trillion a year ago, a jump of nearly four percent. Lending Tree, a loan comparison website, reported that the consumer-debt portion of total household debt will hit $4 trillion well before the end of […]

Read more ›
Revenues Grow but Spending Grows Faster — and Deficit Explodes

Revenues Grow but Spending Grows Faster — and Deficit Explodes

on June 14, 2018, 6:16 AM / in National News

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has never bought the line that Trump’s tax cuts would pay for themselves. Instead, it has projected that tax revenues over the next 10 years will fall $1.5 trillion short of government spending over that period. The report from the U.S. Department of the Treasury on Tuesday confirmed the CBO’s conclusion: For May, increases in […]

Read more ›
Mulvaney Drains Part of the Swamp by Firing 25 CFPB Board Members

Mulvaney Drains Part of the Swamp by Firing 25 CFPB Board Members

on June 9, 2018, 7:44 AM / in National News

Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CPFB) Mick Mulvaney (also Office of Management and Budget director) is no fan of the agency that he runs, having called it a “sick, sad joke” and “essentially a one-person dictator[ship].” The CFPB, a brain-child proposed by left-wing Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren as far back as 2007, was specifically and deliberately designed […]

Read more ›
“Stand for the Second” Student Walkout Extends Across the Land

“Stand for the Second” Student Walkout Extends Across the Land

on May 3, 2018, 7:34 AM / in National News

Will Riley, a senior at the 1,600-student Carlsbad High School in Carlsbad, New Mexico, got upset when he saw the mainstream media fawning over the likes of David Hogg and his March for Our Lives rally. He decided to do something about it: “I’m watching the news and I see they’re saying, ‘Well, we have to do something about [school […]

Read more ›
Deerfield, Illinois, Passes “Assault Weapons” Ban Effective June 13

Deerfield, Illinois, Passes “Assault Weapons” Ban Effective June 13

on April 10, 2018, 7:42 AM / in National News, State News

The unanimous approval by the Deerfield, Illinois, Village Board of Trustees of a nearly complete ban on all manner of loosely defined “assault weapons” last Monday night has made headline news. It has also generated at least two lawsuits complaining that the law, to become effective June 13, is unconstitutional under Illinois state law. In addition, the ban has generated significant pushback […]

Read more ›

Red Flag Warning: States Confiscating Guns by Ignoring Fourth Amendment

on March 13, 2018, 8:36 AM / in News

An assortment of new restrictions on the Second Amendment in Florida also launched an attack on the Fourth Amendment, as well. As The New American noted last week, Florida’s new “red flag” law abrogates the Fourth Amendment on the way to violating the Second Amendment: Simply put, someone who thinks someone else might be a danger to himself or others can present his […]

Read more ›
Media Ignore Real Hero in Florida Shooting: Unarmed Off-duty Police Officer Heinrich

Media Ignore Real Hero in Florida Shooting: Unarmed Off-duty Police Officer Heinrich

on February 28, 2018, 6:48 AM / in National News, State News

It is Coral Springs Police Department Sergeant Jeff Heinrich (shown) who deserves most of the credit in ending the shooting spree by Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday. Unfortunately nearly all media attention has been focused on the “failures” of Sheriff Scot Peterson, entrusted with maintaining safety on the school grounds, and three other deputies […]

Read more ›
Pilots Are Armed, Why Not Teachers?

Pilots Are Armed, Why Not Teachers?

on February 28, 2018, 6:45 AM / in National News, Opinion

Chad Robichaux, a former special agent with the U.S. Federal Air Marshall Service, has been here before. Objections to arming pilots following the Islamic terror attacks on September 11, 2001 were the same as those being raised against arming teachers. Said Robichaux on Breitbart News Tonight last Thursday: “Well, you trust them [pilots] flying your airplane. So now people are saying, […]

Read more ›
Sen. Hatch’s Retirement Paves Way for Romney: One RINO Replacing Another

Sen. Hatch’s Retirement Paves Way for Romney: One RINO Replacing Another

on January 5, 2018, 6:09 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

H/T Richard If Mitt Romney (shown) ends up in Orrin Hatch’s Senate seat, that would mean one RINO (Republican In Name Only) replacing another. A boxer in his youth, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah announced on Tuesday that he was hanging up his gloves for good. After 40 years in the Senate, he said that he had been fighting the […]

Read more ›
Heartening Results From Latest Poll on Patriotism

Heartening Results From Latest Poll on Patriotism

on December 27, 2017, 7:24 AM / in National News

Pollster George Barna’s most recent survey on patriotism in America revealed much that remains positive, especially among the younger generation. Instead of defining patriotism as simply “love for or devotion to one’s country” (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition), Barna chose instead to select 15 different descriptions. He found that most Americans — young or old; black, white, or Hispanic; conservative or liberal; born-again, […]

Read more ›
National Reciprocity Likely to Pass House, Get Bogged Down in Senate

National Reciprocity Likely to Pass House, Get Bogged Down in Senate

on December 6, 2017, 8:27 AM / in National News, Opinion

With the House due to take up, and likely pass, the national reciprocity bill this week, attention is being given to the argument often presented to support it: all that’s wanted is to treat CCW (carrying a concealed weapon) permits like drivers’ licenses. After all, goes the argument, states allow drivers from other states to drive on their roads with licenses […]

Read more ›
What’s in the GOP Tax Bill?

What’s in the GOP Tax Bill?

on November 7, 2017, 8:26 AM / in National News

The GOP tax reform bill presented last Thursday attempts to be “revenue neutral” within 10 years. By giving most of the cuts to corporate taxpayers, there’s precious little left for the middle class to enjoy. The problem is not only the mathematics — trying to match the “give” with the “take” — but the politics: Democrats will work to scuttle any attempt […]

Read more ›
Utah Nurse Waives Lawsuit, Settles for $500,000 in Patient Privacy Case

Utah Nurse Waives Lawsuit, Settles for $500,000 in Patient Privacy Case

on November 3, 2017, 9:34 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

Alex Wubbels, the Utah nurse who was violently arrested after trying to protect her patient’s Fourth Amendment rights last July, received a $500,000 settlement on Tuesday from Salt Lake City and the University of Utah which owns and operates the hospital. She waived any plans to sue, saying: “We all deserve to know the truth and the truth comes when you see […]

Read more ›
Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson Owes the American People an Apology

Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson Owes the American People an Apology

on October 25, 2017, 7:25 AM / in National News, Opinion

Florida Democratic Congressman Frederica Wilson (shown) claimed that President Donald Trump’s call to the widow of an American serviceman living in her district was “horrible” and “insensitive.” She claimed President Trump told the widow that the soldier “knew what he signed up for,” as if he were somehow responsible for his own death. She later added that the president couldn’t […]

Read more ›
Democrat Party Donations Falling Behind

Democrat Party Donations Falling Behind

on October 25, 2017, 7:22 AM / in National News

Rich liberal Democrat donors aren’t donating, wrote Politico’s Gabriel Debenedetti while attending the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) fall meeting in Las Vegas this week. It’s reflected in the numbers: At the end of September, the DNC had just $7 million in its checking account, while the Republican National Committee (RNC) is sitting on $44 million. Since January, the RNC has raised more than $104 […]

Read more ›
Trump Halts Chinese Deal to “Protect National Security”

Trump Halts Chinese Deal to “Protect National Security”

on September 17, 2017, 6:54 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced on Wednesday that the proposed purchase of Lattice Semiconductor — the world’s second-largest manufacturer of simple and complex programmable logic devices — by China-backed Canyon Bridge Capital Partners was blocked by President Trump: Today, consistent with the administration’s commitment to take all actions necessary to ensure the protection of U.S. national security, the president issued an order […]

Read more ›