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The American People Are Utterly Clueless About What Is Going To Happen As We Enter 2015

Michael Snyder,  The American people are feeling really good right about now.  For example, Gallup’s economic confidence index has hit the highest level that we have seen since the last recession.  In addition, nearly half of all Americans believe that 2015 will be a better year than 2014 was, and only about 10 percent believe that it will be […] Read More →

Wars’ Cost to U.S. Since the Sept. 11 Attacks: $1.6 Trillion

 The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and counterterrorism operations have cost the U.S. a combined $1.6 trillion since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to a new Congressional Research Service analysis. Through fiscal 2014, which ended in September, Congress approved $815 billion for warfare in Iraq, $686 billion for Afghanistan and other operations against terrorism, […] Read More →

Let’s Get Government Out of the Charity Business

Star Parker,   The story is told that when Tennessee frontiersman Davy Crockett served in the US Congress (between 1827 and 1835) he voted for a bill appropriating $20,000 for relief for victims of a fire that broke out in Georgetown. When he returned home, a constituent farmer chastised him for supporting the bill and for […] Read More →

Pentagon No. 2 urges end to U.S. defense cut ‘madness’

 U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work appealed on Wednesday for lawmakers to “end this madness” of across-the-board Pentagon spending cuts, saying they threaten U.S. military readiness and technological dominance at a time of complex global challenges. Work, addressing a think-tank defense conference, said unless Congress is able to provide the Pentagon with greater budgetary stability […] Read More →

Congress makes history: This is a big deal … Congress has cut spending two consecutive years

Dr. Paul Kengor,    I recently attended a political event where a Republican congressman was making a re-election pitch. It was the usual stump speech. But one thing he said especially struck me. “This Congress has cut spending—yes, actually cut spending—each of the last two years,” he asserted. “And how rare is that?”  Well, it would be […] Read More →