Articles by: Bob Adelmann

Democrat Bill to Prop Up Social Security Likely to Pass the House

Democrat Bill to Prop Up Social Security Likely to Pass the House

on September 12, 2019, 6:00 AM / in National News

Social Security is in trouble. It has been in trouble for 84 years. Representative John Larson’s (D-Conn.) plan to prop it up is a mixture of the same old brew offered by past Congresses to keep the Ponzi-like scheme afloat for a few more years. Called the Social Security 2100 Act, Larson claims to have 210 Democrat cosponsors for it in the […]

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Business Roundtable’s New Purpose Statement Echoes Elizabeth Warren’s “Accountable Capitalism” Bill

Business Roundtable’s New Purpose Statement Echoes Elizabeth Warren’s “Accountable Capitalism” Bill

on August 21, 2019, 6:45 AM / in National News

When the Business Roundtable (BRT) announced it was updating its “statement on the purpose of a corporation” on Thursday, most commentators yawned. David Goldman, writing for CNN Business, called it merely “symbolic,” and added, “The new statement is banal: it’s an updated mission statement for a Washington advocacy group.” Others claimed that it was a response to polls showing disfavor […]

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Universal Background Checks Require Gun Registration

Universal Background Checks Require Gun Registration

on August 14, 2019, 4:59 PM / in National News

In spite of fading support for universal background checks, as reported by CNN on Tuesday, there are still some in the White House and nearly all of the mainstream media who are deliberately keeping the conversation in favor of background checks going. According to CNN, lawmakers are reconsidering the political risks of pushing for universal background checks in this highly toxic […]

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Budget Deal a Win for Everyone Except Taxpayers

Budget Deal a Win for Everyone Except Taxpayers

on July 25, 2019, 6:49 AM / in National News

The budget “deal” cobbled together over the last couple of weeks is a win for every vested interest but one: the U.S. taxpayer. It provides proof about what can be accomplished, even by Congress, when the motivation is sufficiently strong. That motivation was provided by a letter from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on July 12 that his […]

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Mueller Testimony Is Dems’ Last Chance at Impeachment

Mueller Testimony Is Dems’ Last Chance at Impeachment

on July 23, 2019, 6:06 AM / in National News

Last week’s overwhelming rejection by the House of a motion to begin impeachment hearings against the president — 332-95 — didn’t faze Tennessee Democrat Steve Cohen or New York Democrat Jerry Nadler. On Friday, during an interview on CNN’s The Situation Room, Cohen unloaded his frustration over the vote: “There was just a smorgasbord of obstruction by Trump, whether asking staff […]

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Democrats’ $15 Minimum Wage Bill Ignores Economic, Political Reality

Democrats’ $15 Minimum Wage Bill Ignores Economic, Political Reality

on July 23, 2019, 6:00 AM / in National News, Opinion

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejoicedfollowing passage of the Democrats’ Raise the Wage bill on Thursday, which would raise the Federal Minimum Wage to $15 an hour by 2025: “This is an historic day. Today we wake up for a day of jubilation because of the sense of fairness this legislation engenders. We wake up with a smile on our face[s], showing […]

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Another Gun-buyback Failure, This Time in New Zealand

Another Gun-buyback Failure, This Time in New Zealand

on July 11, 2019, 6:57 AM / in International News

Following the Christchurch mass shootings at two mosques, New Zealand politicians reacted just as the shooter hoped they would. In the manifesto he filed just before beginning his rampage on March 15, the shooter, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, wrote: “I chose [those particular] firearms for the effect it would have on social discourse. The gun owners of New Zealand are a […]

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Venezuela’s Maduro Employing Death Squads, Torture to Retain Control

Venezuela’s Maduro Employing Death Squads, Torture to Retain Control

on July 9, 2019, 6:44 AM / in International News

H/T to Richard The day after the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet (shown, left) left Caracas, Venezuelan Marxist dictator Nicolás Maduro thumbed his nose at her investigation and ordered the arrest, torture, and murder of a supporter of the opposition party. According to his family’s lawyer, Navy Captain Rafael Acosta, age 49, was healthy and in […]

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Kudlow, Wall Street, and Economy Calling for Interest-rate Cut

Kudlow, Wall Street, and Economy Calling for Interest-rate Cut

on July 9, 2019, 6:41 AM / in National News

It all began when Federal Reserve officials opened the door last month to the possibility not only that further interest-rate increases were off the table but that a reversal of last December’s highly controversial rate increase was now part of the conversation. On Friday, President Trump’s National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow told Bloomberg Television that “they should take back [last December’s] […]

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Latest Poll Increases Pressure on Pelosi to Impeach Trump

Latest Poll Increases Pressure on Pelosi to Impeach Trump

on June 18, 2019, 7:54 AM / in National News, Opinion

The latest poll from NBC News/Wall Street Journal is putting increasing pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to begin impeachment proceedings against the president. It showed support for impeachment from rank-and-file Democrats increasing from 30 percent to almost 50 percent in just the last month. The poll of 1,825 adults taken between June 8-11 showed 48 percent of Democrats supporting filing […]

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As Oil and Gas Prices Drop, Frackers Declare Bankruptcy

As Oil and Gas Prices Drop, Frackers Declare Bankruptcy

on June 11, 2019, 7:00 AM / in National News

Less than two months ago, gasoline prices were headed for $3 a gallon. Today they’re headed for $2 a gallon. This is good news for summer vacationers traveling by car on road trips to theme parks and national parks. Nearly a third of America’s drivers will take a trip by car this summer, burning more than 400 million gallons of fuel […]

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CNN’s Audience Continues to Shrink

CNN’s Audience Continues to Shrink

on June 6, 2019, 6:00 AM / in National News

The results of Adweek’s ratings for Maymeasured just how far from grace CNN has fallen. Adweek, the weekly advertising trade journal, said “CNN stumbled in prime time relative to recent months and years, finishing a distant third place behind Fox News and MSNBC in the relevant categories, and dropping out of the top 15 basic cable networks in total prime time viewers altogether.” […]

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Trump Judge Rules House Can’t Stop Him From Building Wall Using Other Funds

Trump Judge Rules House Can’t Stop Him From Building Wall Using Other Funds

on June 5, 2019, 6:06 AM / in National News

As a candidate for president Donald Trump promised that, if elected, he would nominate judges and justices on the basis of their commitment to “original intent” of the Founders when they crafted the U.S. Constitution in 1787. One of those judges used the words of our Founders in a ruling on the contentious issue of President Trump’s “beautiful wall.” Trevor McFadden, who […]

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“I Don’t Do Coverups”: Trump Walks Out of Meeting With Top Dems

“I Don’t Do Coverups”: Trump Walks Out of Meeting With Top Dems

on May 24, 2019, 5:49 AM / in National News, Opinion

The mainstream media blamed President Trump for abruptly ending Wednesday’s meeting with top Democrats to discuss infrastructure funding. They included the Associated Press, CNBC and the New York Times. The Times’ headline was indicative: “Trump, Angered by ‘Phony’ Inquiries, Blows up Meeting with Pelosi and Schumer.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made incendiary remarks about the president to a left-wing group just before the meeting […]

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Fed Fears Rising Corporate Debt, Ignores Rising Federal Debt

Fed Fears Rising Corporate Debt, Ignores Rising Federal Debt

on May 8, 2019, 6:56 AM / in National News, Opinion

For the second time in six months the Federal Reserve has issued a warningabout excessive corporate debt. Its Financial Stability Report, released on Monday and issued twice a year, repeated its concerns over rising corporate debt burdens, particularly those being incurred by companies already carrying the most debt. It said that “leveraged lending” — lending to companies whose debt already exceeds four […]

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John Lott’s Latest Study Refutes Claims That Schools With Armed Teachers Are Dangerous

John Lott’s Latest Study Refutes Claims That Schools With Armed Teachers Are Dangerous

on May 7, 2019, 6:34 AM / in National News

John Lott couldn’t find a single instance of a shooting on a school campus where teachers and staff were permitted to carry concealed, going all the way back to 2000. John Lott’s latest study refutes claims by anti-gunners that the presence of firearms on school campuses increases the chances of gun violence. President of his Crime Prevention Research Center, Lott’s […]

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Maduro Caves, Allows Red Cross to Help Hospitals With Medical Supplies, Generators

Maduro Caves, Allows Red Cross to Help Hospitals With Medical Supplies, Generators

on April 18, 2019, 6:43 AM / in International News, Opinion

The International Red Cross (IRC) delivered24 tons of medical supplies and 14 generators to Caracas’ airport bound for Venezuela’s hospitals on Tuesday. This was a de facto admission by Maduro’s socialist regime that it couldn’t provide even basic life-sustaining necessities for its people, the initial crack in Maduro’s facade of denial that his government is failing and a very public admission […]

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Stephen Moore’s Senate Confirmation Hearings Could Get Ugly

Stephen Moore’s Senate Confirmation Hearings Could Get Ugly

on March 31, 2019, 6:46 AM / in National News, Opinion

When President Trump announced that he was inviting his presidential campaign’s economic advisor, Stephen Moore, to accept his nomination to fill a vacancy on the Fed’s Board of Governors last week, The New Americansuggested that it was likely that his sharp criticism of the Fed would become muted if and when he was confirmed. Within days of that announcement, however, the […]

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Bump Stocks Now Illegal, With One Exception

Bump Stocks Now Illegal, With One Exception

on March 27, 2019, 6:27 AM / in National News

The 90-day waiting period for banning bump stocks ended on Tuesday for every owner of the now-illegal firearm accessory, with one exception: Clark Aposhian (shown). With the assistance of the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), Aposhian obtained a temporary stay of the new administrative decree. It only protects him, but it opens the door for its eventual reversal. Said NCLA’s lead counsel, […]

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More Guns, Less Crime: Concealed-carry Permit Holders More Law-abiding Than Police

More Guns, Less Crime: Concealed-carry Permit Holders More Law-abiding Than Police

on February 15, 2019, 7:12 AM / in National News

More than 17 million Americans have obtained their concealed-carry permits, and about four out of every 10 of them carry a firearm with them at least some of the time. This has been the cause of much angst among the anti-gun crowd, which still believes that more guns will equal more crime. Exactly the opposite has been proven to be the […]

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