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College Admissions Racket: They’re Not Going to Let You In Anyway

 Elite colleges are suddenly extending their application deadlines, but some say they’re juicing their numbers and giving students false hope. After losing interest in attending the University of Chicago, high school senior Sarah Schmoller didn’t bother to apply before the Jan. 1 deadline. The university, though, wouldn’t take no for an answer. Over winter break, the school offered to extend […] Read More →

Freedom House sees disturbing global decline in democracy

 Global freedom has suffered a disturbing decline with 60 percent of the world’s population, or 2.6 billion people, living in countries that are not completely free, according to a report released Wednesday. Freedom House’s annual study which evaluated the state of freedom in 195 countries and 15 territories determined that 61 countries became less free […] Read More →

U.S. Stocks Plunge Nearly Three Hundred Points

 U.S. stocks tumbled, with the Nasdaq 100 Index falling the most since April, as a drop in durable-goods orders and disappointing results from Caterpillar Inc. to Microsoft Corp. heightened concern about the economy’s strength. Technology shares in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index plunged 3.3 percent for the biggest drop since November 2011. Microsoft lost […] Read More →

The Seriousness of Satire and President Obama

Lee Culpepper,   Like Charlie Hebdo, President Obama delights in picking at scabs to remind the world of its darkest flaws, but he simply can’t recognize his own. As a result, his godless and vindictive remedies offer no cure. They only cause greater infections. In the aftermath of the terror attacks in Paris, the White House […] Read More →

We’ve Never Been This Close To Armageddon Since 1984

Matt Vespa,   We’re now three minutes to midnight on the Doomsday Clock, which is used to determine how close human civilization is to the apocalypse. This is the closest we’ve ever been to midnight since 1984. The reason is not nuclear war anymore. It’s the threat humanity faces from bioterrorism, climate change, and our lethargic […] Read More →

This Is “Forward”?

Derek Hunter,   Progressive politicians and activists, from President Obama to NBC News, love to talk about “moving America forward.” But what does that mean? Forward into what? They never have an answer to that. Or, more accurately, they are never asked that question. But given how things are going in this country in terms of […] Read More →

A Legacy of Retreat, Shame, and Betrayal

Karen and Billy Vaughn,  Tuesday’s State of the Union speech was yet another glaring reminder of just how out of touch our president seems to be with reality and the true threat of radical Islam on the West. Our son Aaron was a U.S. Navy SEAL. He’d seen the enemy our president refuses to acknowledge […] Read More →

The Bloomberg Nannycrats Strike Again in Colorado

Michael Schaus,   Well, Colorado has proven that the Bloomberg inspired gun control legislation wasn’t the end of Nannyism in New New York. Maybe next the Centennial State will ban some high-capacity sodas, and put some restrictions on trans-fats. The Greeley city council recently decided to amend their smoking ban to include e-cigarettes… Because, as we […] Read More →

Saudi King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Salman

 Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world’s top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in a statement carried by state television. King Salman has named his half-brother Muqrin as his crown prince and heir. “His Highness Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud […] Read More →

Why Falling Prices Are Actually a Really Bad Thing

 On the surface, everything getting cheaper sounds like a dream come true. It’s not. The prospect is so terrifying that it’s prompted central bankers around the industrialized world to pour trillions of dollars into their economies to prevent a sustained drop in prices. The European Central Bank is projected to follow suit with an announcement […] Read More →

IMF Lowers Global Growth Forecast by Most in Three Years

imf The IMF made the steepest cut to its global-growth outlook in three years, with diminished expectations almost everywhere except the U.S. more than offsetting the boost to expansion from lower oil prices. The world economy will grow 3.5 percent in 2015, down from the 3.8 percent pace projected in October, the International Monetary Fund said […] Read More →