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Read This and Take the Rest of the Day Off

 Carlos Slim is a pretty successful guy: either the world’s richest or second-richest, depending on which measure you use and how much he spent on lunch that day. So it’s worth taking note when he has something to say about work and productivity. At a conference recently in Paraguay, Slim, who controls America Movil, the […] Continue reading →

What Constitution did President Obama Teach?

Shawn Mitchell  Barack Obama famously declared that as a former teacher of Constitutional law, he actually respects the Constitution, unlike his predecessor in the Oval Office. Subsequent events make it fair to wonder exactly how he shows this respect.  Some on the Left barely conceal their disdain for the world-changing handiwork of dead white males. […] Continue reading →

The World Is Doomed By Western Insouciance

Don’t expect to live much longer  European governments and the Western media have put the world at risk by enabling Washington’s propaganda and aggression against Russia. Washington has succeeded in using transparent lies to demonize Russia as a dangerous aggressive country led by a new Hitler or a new Stalin, just as Washington succeeded in […] Continue reading →

Putin, Obama and Flight MH-17

Herb London  Against mounting evidence that Russian President Vladimir Putin supplied the SA11 missile system that shot Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the skies, the world is drawing inevitable comparisons between the former KGB operative in Moscow and his counterpart, the ex-community organizer in the Oval Office in Washington. The contrast is anything but […] Continue reading →

International advisor warns: Expect more companies to quit US

George Prior  Living standards, jobs and long-term economic growth are at risk because an increasing number of United States firms are likely to relocate overseas due to America’s current “uncompetitive and anti-business” corporation tax rate, warns the boss of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organizations. The prediction from Nigel Green, the founder […] Continue reading →

In Israel’s Desperate Hour, Obama Leads from Behind

Ken Blackwell “We have your back,” President Obama told Israelis when he visited that embattled country recently. Way back, apparently. Mr. Obama’s administration famously claimed to “lead from behind” in overthrowing Libya’s strongman, Khaddafi. Young Sergeant Benjamin Anthony spoke to the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Washington Summit this week.  Sgt. Anthony described a different […] Continue reading →

The Economic Future of China and Hong Kong

Daniel J. Mitchell  I’m currently in Asia, where I just finished a series of speeches about economic policy in China and Hong Kong. These two jurisdictions offer very powerful lessons about the importance of economic policy. Hong Kong is supposed to be Nirvana for libertarians. It holds the top spot in the Economic Freedom of […] Continue reading →

How Our World Fell Apart

Ed Klein Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world—W.B. Yeats, “The Second Coming”  Wherever we look today—from the Fertile Crescent in the Middle East to the post-Cold War frontier in Ukraine to the South China Sea to our border with Mexico— our world appears to be falling apart. […] Continue reading →

Facebook leaves niche competitors behind

 These are good times for Facebook. The social media site reported second quarter earnings of $0.42 per share and revenue of $2.91 billion on Wednesday afternoon. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected $0.32 in earnings per share and revenue of $2.8 billion. The company’s stock is up just under 1% in after hours trading. Reuters’ Stephen […] Continue reading →

The Threat To The Scientific Method

Patrick Michaels The legacy of Franklin Roosevelt is harming American science.  At the end of World War II, President Roosevelt asked Vannevar Bush, who oversaw the explosively successful Manhattan Project, if there was a way that the horde of scientists recruited to produce The Bomb could somehow be kept in government employment. Within eight months, […] Continue reading →

Russia and MH17; Where’re the consequences?

James M. Waurishuk  In the aftermath of the Malaysian Flight MH17 shoot-down, as we spend the third day of questions and debate as to who’s to blame, the information war is in full tilt. And as expected, Putin’s propaganda machine has launched an all-out and furious effort to blame Ukraine, the CIA, the U.S. and […] Continue reading →