Articles by: Bob Adelmann

Bloomberg Facing Obstacles for 2020

Bloomberg Facing Obstacles for 2020

on November 12, 2019, 6:32 AM / in National News, Opinion

Mere days after former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he was filing as a Democrat candidate in primaries in Alabama and Arkansas, his rivals gave him an inkling of what he would face if he decides to join the field of Democrats vying for their party’s nomination. Bernie Sanders told supporters during a Saturday rally in Iowa: “Tonight we say […]

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Tacoma to Tax Gun Stores, Pawn Shops Out of Existence

Tacoma to Tax Gun Stores, Pawn Shops Out of Existence

on October 29, 2019, 7:45 AM / in State News

The bill proposed by Tacoma city council member Ryan Mello heads for a final reading tomorrow. If passed, it will start levying a $25 tax on every firearm sold in the city starting January 1, along with two cents per round on ammunition of .22-caliber or less, and five cents per round on all other calibers. Mello admits that his bill […]

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Tech Companies Accelerating Their Exodus From China

Tech Companies Accelerating Their Exodus From China

on October 23, 2019, 6:11 AM / in International News, National News

In July, CNBC reported that more than 50 companies had moved some, most, or all of their manufacturing facilities out of China in response to President Trump’s tariffs. Combined with rising wages in China, the business environments in Vietnam, India, Korea, and elsewhere in Asia are looking more and more attractive to companies caught in the crossfire. At the time, personal computer […]

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Venezuela Given Seat on UN Human Rights Council — One More Reason to Get US Out!

Venezuela Given Seat on UN Human Rights Council — One More Reason to Get US Out!

on October 19, 2019, 6:00 AM / in International News, Opinion

Thursday’s vote to give notorious human rights abuser Venezuela a seat on the UN Human Rights Council is indicative of the corrupt nature not only of the Human Rights Council, but of the UN itself. One-hundred five members voted to give Maduro’s socialist regime a seat among 46 other members on the Council. This happened despite pressure from Human Rights Watch, […]

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Chinese Imports, Exports Drop Further in September While Trade Talks Pause

Chinese Imports, Exports Drop Further in September While Trade Talks Pause

on October 15, 2019, 6:02 AM / in International News

China made clear its reticence to do anything more than stall, delay, dither, and otherwise put off any serious discussions on items of real importance in its announcement on Friday. Said the Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpiece People’s Daily: “China’s position of safeguarding the nation’s core interests and the fundamental interests of its people cannot be shaken. On issues of principle it is impossible […]

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California to Lead the Way in Expanding Red Flag Laws

California to Lead the Way in Expanding Red Flag Laws

on October 11, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, State News

Unless California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoes them by Sunday, all nine gun control bills presently sitting on his desk will become law. Two of the most pernicious and dangerous concern expansions of the state’s already unconstitutional red flag laws, and illustrate the dangers of passing any such laws in the first place. Once enacted politicians then find it easier to expand […]

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Impeachment Threat Driving Record Contributions to Trump and RNC

Impeachment Threat Driving Record Contributions to Trump and RNC

on October 9, 2019, 6:02 AM / in National News

Two days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that an “inquiry” into possibly impeaching president Donald Trump had begun, the president, through his reelection campaign, sent out this e-mail to 65 million addresses: “It’s time to set something straight once and for all. The Democrats’ constant personal attacks, vicious lies, and now these baseless impeachment attacks, have never had anything […]

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Seven-year Car Loans: Invitation to Disaster?

Seven-year Car Loans: Invitation to Disaster?

on October 4, 2019, 8:35 AM / in National News, Opinion

Longer and longer car loans are creating an illusion of affordability that could lead to disaster in the event of a downturn in the economy. Most new car buyers consider only the monthly payment, not the total amount they will spend on that shiny new SUV or how long those payments will last. When the payments outlast the vehicle, more […]

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40 of the 50 States Don’t Have Enough Money to Pay All Their Bills

40 of the 50 States Don’t Have Enough Money to Pay All Their Bills

on October 1, 2019, 6:54 AM / in National News

Most of the “sinkhole” states with the most red ink are blue. But should we be surprised? Now that states are required to follow new rules of full financial disclosure, the truth is coming out: Most of the states in the union don’t have enough money to pay all of their bills. In its latest report, Sheila Weinberg, head of […]

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China’s Celebration of 70 Years of Communist Oppression an Attempt to Mask Its Failing Economy

China’s Celebration of 70 Years of Communist Oppression an Attempt to Mask Its Failing Economy

on October 1, 2019, 6:48 AM / in Opinion

Just as Adolf Hitler turned the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games into a propaganda spectacle, highlighting his “new Germany,” it appears that China’s extravagant display of military hardware starting tomorrow is meant to have a similar impact. And just in time, too, as more numbers showing China’s faltering economy are being released. Those Olympic Games “provided Hitler with a showcase,” wrote […]

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China’s Economy Continues to Falter Ahead of October Trade Talks

China’s Economy Continues to Falter Ahead of October Trade Talks

on September 17, 2019, 6:00 AM / in International News

New admissions from China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday reveal continuing and accelerating weakness in the world’s second-largest economy. Heading into trade talks scheduled for October, such weakness further erodes the bargaining power of China’s communist negotiators in dealing with President Trump’s top people. The report from the Chinese government’s economic mouthpiece was startlingly candid: The nation’s industrial production hit […]

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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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