GOP Candidates and Spending Cuts

Chris Edwards,  Editor’s note: This piece was co-authored by Emily Ekins. You may remember Texas Governor Rick Perry’s brutal stumble in the November 2011 Republican presidential debate. He launched into a bold statement about his budget-cutting strategy, but then he couldn’t remember the third federal department that he wanted to abolish: “Commerce, Education and the… [Read More]

In Honor of His 103rd Birthday, Here Are The 20 Best Quotes From The Late, Great Milton Friedman

Yesterday would have been the 103rd birthday of Milton Friedman, who was one of the most brilliant economists of the last century. In honor of Friedman, here are his 20 best quotes. 20) “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree… [Read More]

Top Clinton aide reportedly received overpayments at State Department

 One of Hillary Clinton’s top aides was reportedly overpaid by nearly $10,000 because of violations of rules that govern vacation and sick time during her time as an official in the State Department, according to investigators. The Washington Post reports the finding emerged on Friday after Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley sent letters to Secretary of… [Read More]

Tonight’s ‘Blue Moon’ Could Actually Look Blue

This is an astronomy story that comes up only once in a blue moon, like on Friday. Maybe. When the full moon appears at 6:43 a.m. EDT Friday, it will become the second full moon of July. Geoff Chester of the U.S. Naval Observatory said the traditional definition of a blue moon is two full… [Read More]

Michelle Malkin: Desperate Dems Recycle Planned Parenthood’s Mammogram Lie

 The gruesome hits keep coming for the baby butchers of Planned Parenthood. President Obama and his top health officials have one last-ditch response left: Quick, hide behind the imaginary mammogram machine! As more graphic, money-grubbing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood’s for-profit aborted baby parts racket emerge thanks to the investigative work of the Center for Medical… [Read More]

White ex-DC official sues city, claims he was called ‘cracker’ and fired over race

WASHINGTON –  A former District of Columbia official brought in to help straighten out mismanagement at the Department of Public Works is suing the city, claiming he was harassed, intimidated and then fired for being white.  The former city worker says he was repeatedly called “cracker” and “white boy” by black members of the department… [Read More]

Nearly all Americans support and want retaliation for cyberattacks

 The vast majority of Americans are calling for retaliation in the wake of cyberattacks that compromise sensitive government data. Security company Vormetric coordinated with an outside firm in July to poll 1,026 nationally representative U.S. adults on whether they believed action is necessary against a foreign country that breaches U.S. government data; 92 percent said… [Read More]

Giuliani outraged at DOJ: I’d have Hillary facing criminal charges for five different crimes, right now

Michael Schaus,  If former Republican New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani were still a U.S. attorney, Hillary Clinton would be facing far more legal trouble for her use of a private email server as secretary of state. Saying the Democrat presidential hopeful should be facing at least “five different” criminal charges, the former Republican presidential hopeful blasted… [Read More]

Sen. Cruz takes on more traditional GOP target: the IRS

 After a week of fighting with other Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz took on a more traditional GOP target Wednesday: the IRS. At a Senate hearing, the Republican presidential candidate told the head of the IRS that his agency has become “the embodiment of what’s wrong with government and what’s wrong with Washington.” “We have seen… [Read More]

The Reality Of A Massive Market Crash: “I Have Lost Everything… I Don’t Know What To Do… I Trusted the Government Too Much…”

Mac Slavo, The reality is stark. In April of this year, as Chinese stock markets rocketed to new all-time highs and the country’s speculators joined online brokerage firms by the millions, we learned that everyone, from farmers to banana stand workers, was joining the fray. It was different this time, of course, because infinite growth was guaranteed by the… [Read More]

Russia Must Burn: Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions

 From a basement billiard club in central Kiev, Dmytro Korchynsky commands a volunteer battalion helping Ukraine’s government fight rebels in the east. A burly man with a long, Cossack-style moustache, Korchynsky has several hundred armed men at his disposal. The exact number, he said, is “classified.” In the eyes of many Ukrainians, he and other… [Read More]

Russians hackers used Twitter, photos to reach U.S. computers

 Russian government-backed hackers who penetrated high-profile U.S. government and defense industry computers this year used a method combining Twitter with data hidden in seemingly benign photographs, according to experts studying the campaign. In a public report Wednesday, researchers at security company FireEye Inc said the group used the unusual tandem as a means of communicating with… [Read More]