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It’s Official: America is an Oligarchy and NOT a Democracy

Washington’s Blog We noted last year: American democracy – once a glorious thing – has devolved into an oligarchy, according to two leading IMF officials, the former Vice President of the Dallas Federal Reserve,  thehead of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Moody’s chief economist and many others. But don’t take their word for it … A new quantitative study by Princeton’s […] Continue reading →

Police State: Mine-resistant, bulletproof military truck added County Sheriff’s fleet

 Residents of Saginaw County, Mich. could soon find themselves confronted by a behemoth best suited for the war-torn streets of Afghanistan. According to Sheriff William Federspiel, his department recently obtained a Mine Resistant Ambush Proof (MRAP) vehicle straight from the U.S. Army. Those already wary of encroaching totalitarianism might find the acquisition unsettling; however, Federspiel […] Continue reading →

Presidential Election 2016: Jeb v. Hillary?

Michael Tanner  There is something distinctly troubling about the news this week that big Republican donors are trying to recruit former Florida governor Jeb Bush to run for president against Hillary Clinton in 2016. It has nothing to do with whether or not Bush would make a good president. By all accounts he was a […] Continue reading →

California GOP is rebuilding, but to what end?

Steven Greenhut BURLINGAME, Calif. — Something happened between the time I cast my first votes for Democrats Jimmy Carter for president and Marion Barry for mayor of Washington, D.C., and four years later when I voted for Ronald Reagan and other Republicans. (And, no, I’m not referring to Barry being arrested for smoking crack cocaine, which took place […] Continue reading →

CBO: The military is getting squeezed for domestic spending cash

 Yesterday’s announcement of deep military cuts prompted criticism that our armed forces were being squeezed for cash to fund domestic spending programs.  A report from the Congressional Budget Office supports that contention, as noted by Doug McKelway at Fox News: As the Obama administration announces proposed sweeping defense cuts, a Congressional Budget Office report documents […] Continue reading →

Michelle Malkin: Why Parents Are “Paranoid” About Common Core

 This week’s award for Biggest Common Core Jerk goes to Missouri GOP state legislator Mike Lair. Parents, teachers and administrators who object to the government education “standards” racket — which usurps local control, impedes academic achievement and undermines family privacy — have politicians on the defensive. The only thing these Fed Ed flacks and hacks […] Continue reading →

Thomas Sowell: Another Galling Betrayal

 The Afghanistan government’s recent release of dozens of imprisoned terrorists, many of whom had killed Americans, was a galling betrayal of those Americans who died defending Afghanistan against the Taliban terrorists — as well as those Americans who have returned home with arms or legs missing, or with minds traumatized beyond repair. If we learn […] Continue reading →

Hillary Clintons ruthless ambitions

 A trove of documents collected by Hillary Clinton’s friend Diane Blair has been released to the public 14 years after Blair’s passing, and it’s generally not flattering stuff for the aspiring 2016 presidential candidate, although her supporters are already trying to spin it away.  Alana Goodman at the Washington Free Beacon has an extensive review of the […] Continue reading →

The Poison of Postmodern Lying

Victor Davis Hanson,   All presidents at one time have fudged on the truth. Most politicians pad their resumes and airbrush away their sins. But what is new about political lying is the present notion that lies are not necessarily lies anymore — a reflection of the relativism that infects our entire culture. Postmodernism (the cultural […] Continue reading →

Cuomo: No place in New York for extremist conservative politicians

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says “extreme conservatives” don’t fit in with most New Yorkers. “If they are extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York,” Cuomo said in a radio interview Friday. Cuomo defined “extreme conservatism” as being “anti-gay” by opposing same-sex marriage rights, opposed to abortion rights and favoring legalization […] Continue reading →

Walter E. Williams: Income Inequality

 Democrats plan to demagogue income inequality and the wealth gap for political gain in this year’s elections. Most of what’s said about income inequality is stupid or, at best, ill-informed. Much to their disgrace, economists focusing on measures of income inequality bring little light to the issue. Let’s look at it. Income is a result […] Continue reading →