Donald Trump’s resume backs his run for president

So Donald Trump — New York’s charismatic multibillionaire businessman — has thrown his hat into the 2016 presidential ring. While many question his presence in the race, 2016 may be the year in which America is in desperate need of a suave, successful businessperson like Trump — or former HP CEO Carly Fiorina — to… [Read More]

Pat Buchanan: Donald Trump, The Anti-Politician

At the declaration by Donald Trump that he is a candidate for the presidential nomination of the Republican Party, media elites of left and right reacted with amusement, anger and disgust. Though he has been a hugely successful builder-businessman, far more successful than, say, Carly Fiorina, who has been received respectfully, our resident elites resolutely… [Read More]

Wow: After Doubts, Economists Find China Kills U.S. Factory Jobs

A generation of economists trained to believe that trade had little to do with the long decline in high-paying U.S. factory jobs is changing its mind. Their findings are likely to fuel the opposition within President Barack Obama’s own Democratic Party to his proposed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership and similar pacts lowering barriers to international commerce…. [Read More]

House OKs Obama trade agenda on 2nd try, bill heads to Senate

The House on Thursday approved a key plank of President Obama’s trade agenda after the push nearly imploded amid Democratic resistance last week, sending the bill to the Senate where it still faces an uncertain fate.  The 218-208 vote nevertheless marked a significant victory for Obama and his pro-trade supporters in both parties. The vote… [Read More]

Hillary Clinton to call for tax credits for hiring apprentices

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will call for tax credits for businesses that hire and train apprentices as a way to raise wages and boost youth employment during a campaign stop in South Carolina on Wednesday. Clinton is expected to unveil her proposal, which calls for a $1,500 tax credit per apprentice, during an afternoon… [Read More]

‘Me? Rich?’ U.S. presidential hopefuls play middle-class card

Don’t call Chris Christie rich. The Clintons say they still have bills to pay. And Mike Huckabee? Despite his wealth, he was born “blue collar, not blue blood.” Touting one’s humble beginnings has been part of U.S. presidential contenders’ playbook going back to Abraham Lincoln’s talk of his log cabin youth. But the 2016 hopefuls… [Read More]

Labor Department To Investigate Clinton Allies For Abuse of Visa System

Aaron Bandler,  Two companies that are connected to the Clinton Foundation are being investigated by the Department of Labor for illegally replacing American workers with cheap foreign labor. From the Washington Free Beacon: The Department of Labor announced on Thursday it was investigating Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys for allegedly forcing American IT workers to… [Read More]

Even the Oil Rout Can’t Stop Houston’s Economic Boom

Thirty years ago, times were so tough in Houston that Steve Zimmerman introduced the Oil Barrel Special, a three-course lunch tied to the plummeting price of crude. He revived the special at his restaurant Cinq in January, in the midst of another precipitous decline, but there haven’t been many takers, about 10 a week compared… [Read More]