Opinion

Politics and Minimum Wage

Politics and Minimum Wage

on January 8, 2014, 8:55 AM / in Opinion

Written by  Walter E. Williams There’s little debate among academic economists about the effect of minimum wages. University of California, Irvine economist David Neumark has examined more than 100 major academic studies on the minimum wage. He reports that 85 percent of the studies “find a negative employment effect on low-skilled workers.” A 1976 American Economic Association survey found that […]

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You Must Be Insane

You Must Be Insane

on January 8, 2014, 7:14 AM / in Opinion

In almost every endeavor a person undertakes they are going to encounter challenges on the way to success. There are some who give up at the first hint of difficulty, while others are steadfast and determined to persevere until they achieve their goal. I have never been one to simply toss in the towel simply because things got hard, but […]

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Is America Going to Pot?

Is America Going to Pot?

on January 8, 2014, 7:08 AM / in Opinion

Smoking Marlboros is now forbidden in Irish bars in New York City. But buying, selling, and smoking marijuana is legal in Colorado. It doesn’t take a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing. But where are we going? One certain result of the legalization of marijuana is that there are going to be more potheads, more dropouts, and […]

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‘Polar Vortex’ Scaremongering

‘Polar Vortex’ Scaremongering

on January 8, 2014, 6:51 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Remember back in the good ‘ole days when everyone expected winters to be, well, cold? Well, forget that. The Leftmedia is having a field day with this week’s furious Arctic outbreak across a large portion of the U.S., thanks to what is alarmingly being called the “polar vortex.” Climate alarmists were quick to blame the cold snap on variable weather […]

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Another Bad Idea Crusing Out of the Minds of the Jackson Sun

Another Bad Idea Crusing Out of the Minds of the Jackson Sun

on January 7, 2014, 7:20 AM / in Opinion

I have not met David Thomas, whom I suspect is employed to write op/ed’s for the Jackson Sun, but I doubt he has degree in marketing or knows little about the human response to paying fees and fines to the government. I would certainly not like to deny him the opportunity to turn downtown into a ghost town by giving his idea a […]

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Military Gender Issue Reignites as 45 Percent of Female Marines Fail Pull-up Test

Military Gender Issue Reignites as 45 Percent of Female Marines Fail Pull-up Test

on January 7, 2014, 5:00 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

A brief announcement on the U.S. Marine Corps’ social networking site was enough to set off another round in the gender wars: “Corps postpones pull-ups for women & female Marines.” The reason was simple: Despite being given more than a year’s warning that pull-ups would be the only option for testing females’ upper body strength in the Corps’ Physical Fitness Test […]

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How the Obama administration dismantled American government

How the Obama administration dismantled American government

on January 7, 2014, 5:00 AM / in Opinion

By Ken Hoagland / Chairman, Restore America’s Voice Obamacare is a flea bitten dog that never would have been enacted without wholesale and deliberate falsehoods said over and over again by Barack Obama and every Democrat cheerleader. It never would have been enacted without legislative sleights-of-hand and backroom bribes offered to key Democrats. It never would have been enacted and […]

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Peter Coyne, grappling with the Fed’s “Worry Effect”…

Peter Coyne, grappling with the Fed’s “Worry Effect”…

on January 6, 2014, 5:43 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

Chalk one up for the Fed’s gushing money spigot. Turns out $75 billion per month in stimulus — roughly $2.5 billion a day — keeps the doctor away. At least a March 2013 study out of the University of California at San Diego seems to suggest as much. The two researchers responsible for the study, Joseph Engelberg and Christopher Parsons, […]

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2014: The Resurgence of the Tea Party

2014: The Resurgence of the Tea Party

on January 6, 2014, 7:51 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

It is not looking good for the Tea Party and our efforts to restore America in 2014. The Obama Administration, mainstream media, major liberal advocacy groups and the GOP establishment have launched an extremely well-funded war against us. So, how do we compete? Answer: We do what we did in 2010. The Bible says one will put a thousand to […]

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Creating a Constitutional Litmus Test

Creating a Constitutional Litmus Test

on January 6, 2014, 7:38 AM / in Opinion

By: Daniel Horowitz It’s understandably hard to focus our attention directly on all the fronts the radical left has opened up in their truculent effort to transform our Republic.  They are erasing our borders, disrupting the markets, infringing on our liberties, appeasing our enemies, and taking over major sectors of the economy.  Most of us would like to direct the […]

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Why Faith?

Why Faith?

on January 6, 2014, 7:32 AM / in Opinion

By: Erick Erickson I find myself writing more and more about matters of faith.  And in writing about matters of faith, I find the hostility of the critics and opponents vastly more ferocious than when I just stick to politics.  When I was in England back in November, I had breakfast with Matthew Lee Anderson.  He said he noticed I […]

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Watergate-era Judiciary chief of staff: Hillary Clinton fired for lies, unethical behavior

Watergate-era Judiciary chief of staff: Hillary Clinton fired for lies, unethical behavior

on January 6, 2014, 7:03 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Dan Calabrese / Canada Free Press I’ve decided to reprint a piece of work I did nearly five years ago, because it seems very relevant today given Hillary Clinton’s performance in the Benghazi hearings. Back in 2008 when she was running for president, I interviewed two erstwhile staff members of the House Judiciary Committee who were involved with the Watergate […]

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America’s Most Underrated President

America’s Most Underrated President

on January 5, 2014, 8:35 AM / in Opinion

A penetrating book on the subject of Constitutional Conservatism is a revealing work by Charles C. Johnson: “Why Coolidge Matters: Leadership Lessons from America’s Most Underrated President.” It’s one of the best recently published on Constitutional Conservatism, and one of the most informative books regarding one of the most important presidents in American history; there’s no surprise at all after reading […]

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Evolution of man?

Evolution of man?

on January 5, 2014, 7:44 AM / in Opinion

Editor’s note: The article below tinted in a little sarcasm that a percentage of the American population do not believe that man has evolved into the man he is now. In other words the original author of this piece is informing you that if don’t believe you are ignorant. Now I have considered this a rather mute point since God made us all but […]

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7 Easy Steps to Jailing Obama

7 Easy Steps to Jailing Obama

on January 5, 2014, 7:29 AM / in Opinion

By Caitlin Dickson We may be entering President Obama’s sixth year as president, but there is still a swath of the population that believes he is not a natural-born U.S. citizen and a large portion of the U.S. House of Representatives that believes it could impeach Obama on those and other grounds. While the Democratic-led U.S. Senate stands ready to […]

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Imagining the Internet in 1929

Imagining the Internet in 1929

on January 5, 2014, 7:22 AM / in Opinion

By Ted Gioia / The Daily Beast  I first read José Ortega y Gasset’s The Revolt of the Masses more than thirty years ago. I still remember how disappointed I was by this cantankerous book. I’d read other works by Ortega (1883-1955), and been impressed by the Spanish philosopher’s intelligence and insight. But this 1929 study of the modern world, […]

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FEMA Trains Pastors for Preparation of Martial Law, Firearm Seizures and Forced Relocation

FEMA Trains Pastors for Preparation of Martial Law, Firearm Seizures and Forced Relocation

on January 4, 2014, 7:00 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

This particular article is pretty recent (a few days ago), but the activities it addresses have been going on for a while – since around 2006 or so. Please share this with pastors & clergy you know. Pastors – if you drink the FEMA Kool-Aid they are giving you, you become wolves in sheep’s clothing, because FEMA does not have […]

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The Case of the Missing Recovery

The Case of the Missing Recovery

on January 4, 2014, 6:31 AM / in Opinion

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Have you seen the economic recovery? I haven’t either. But it is bound to be around here somewhere, because the National Bureau of Economic Research spotted it in June 2009, four and one-half years ago. It is a shy and reclusive recovery, like the “New Economy” and all those promised new economy jobs. I haven’t […]

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Please, Liberals: Stop Abusing ‘A Tale of Two Cities’

Please, Liberals: Stop Abusing ‘A Tale of Two Cities’

on January 3, 2014, 9:43 AM / in Opinion

It was the best of lines, it was the worst of lines BY REID CHERLIN / The New Republic Wednesday was a big day for Charles Dickens, the beloved novelist who died 143 years ago. At the inaugural ceremonies for Mayor Bill de Blasio, singer and activist Harry Belafonte called the justice system under Mike Bloomberg “deeply Dickensian.” The new mayor […]

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How to Win the Culture War?

How to Win the Culture War?

on January 3, 2014, 7:51 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

NOTE:  This challenging article brings MUCH food for thought as we assess the world in which we live today. By Dr. Peter Kreeft / Original Post Listen to Dr. Kreeft’s audio presentation of this essay given at Calvin College To win any war, the three most necessary things to know are: (1) that you are at war, (2) who your enemy […]

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