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Obama’s Segue From Constructive Tax Proposals to Low-Grade Demagoguery

 “The tax system should be simplified and work for all Americans with lower individual and corporate tax rates and fewer brackets.” That’s from the Obama administration’s 2009 proposals for tax reform, straight from whitehouse.gov. “Because our corporate tax system is so riddled with special interest loopholes,” the document goes on, “our system has one of […] Continue reading →

Modern Feminism: A Teenage Boy’s Dream

Derek Hunter  There was a time, or so I’m told, when “feminism” was about equality for women. Women had been treated as second-class citizens in many well-documented ways, and it was not right. No need to rehash all the ways in which they weren’t treated fairly, they’re well documented. But somewhere along the way they […] Continue reading →

10 things to know about corporate inversions

 Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain. Burger King’s operations will stay in Miami. But the corporate headquarters of the new company will be […] Continue reading →

Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

 A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group’s funding of embryonic stem cell research is “in direct conflict with Catholic teaching.” Jim Rigg, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, told the schools in a […] Continue reading →

Food Stamps’ $80 Billion Mystery

 Imagine a government program that has exploded in size, is the subject of bitter partisan haggling and spends almost $80 billion a year in secret. No, not the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency or the Department of Homeland Security, which all spend less (as far as anyone call tell). The program in question […] Continue reading →

Killing an Economy 101

Bill Gunderson  US retail sales fell flat on their faces last month. It was their worst reading in six months. I have been steering clear of retail stocks for some time now. Most retail names these days have horrible charts. Your teenaged daughter may disagree. “Dad, can I please have, like, fifty dollars and a […] Continue reading →

Thomas Sowell: Some Random Thoughts

Random thoughts on the passing scene:  I don’t know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television — and even punishment is being meted out by CNN’s showing the home and address of the policeman accused in […] Continue reading →

The “Humanitarian Crisis” and the Coming Crime Wave in U.S. Cities

Tom DeWeese, The news is full of the “humanitarian crisis” taking place on the U.S. southern border. We hear of the “unaccompanied children” who have been tragically released into the nation without parental oversight. It paints a horrifying picture that has affected compassionate, caring Americans, bringing many to tears and wanting to help. That’s what […] Continue reading →