Hot Post: Why the GOP Fears Sarah Palin


This popular post was originally published on Monday, December 13. One way or the other, Sarah Palin will have the biggest impact on the GOP’s chances to win the presidency  in 2012. Her recent editorial in the Wall Street Journal supporting Rep. Paul Ryan’s economic deficit reduction and economic growth plan is simply her latest [...]

Why the GOP Fears Sarah Palin


One way or the other, Sarah Palin will have the biggest impact on the GOP’s chances to win the presidency  in 2012. Her recent editorial in the Wall Street Journal supporting Rep. Paul Ryan’s economic deficit reduction and economic growth plan is simply her latest in a series of comments on the important issues for [...]

A Message to Buffett on Taxes: Shut up and Play Bridge!


An updated version of the first blog I ever wrote (July 3, 2006) Warren Buffet was back on television last weekend telling ABC News how the rich don’t pay their fair share of taxes. One would suppose that just the very fact of that statement, coming from a man worth $50 billion or so, who pays [...]

Holder and Napolitano: Keeping Us Safe


This week’s juxtaposition of Janet Napolitano’s theater of the absurd roll-out of new airport screening methods with the conviction of “man caused disaster doer,” Ahmed Ghailani, for conspiring to destroy property, almost makes one forget how bad our economic circumstances are. When Napolitano was asked by reporters Monday “will you insist that {women wearing hijabs} [...]

October Surprise! The Left Ferrets out Trotskyite Fashion Critic, Juan Williams — Schiller Next


At first I thought this was a joke—”Juan Williams firing may be violation of Foreign Agents Act “. The lobbyist group, The Center for Security Policy, has suggested CAIR (The Council on American Islamic Relations) was responsible for Williams’ firing. To the extent they are major contributors to NPR or its parent, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, [...]

“Young Guns” and “Chastened Rebels”: The Clowning of America


Lame, limp and self absorbed attention seeking is not what most of us are looking for this year in our politicians. That’s what the Democrat Party is for. But Republican House members, Congressmen Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, and Kevin McCarthy have released a new book entitled Young Guns, featuring themselves on the cover, apparently designed [...]

What Constitutional Right to Build the Ground Zero Mosque?


The countless articles and commentaries about the proposed Mosque near Ground Zero never fail to include the proviso “no one disputes their constitutional right to build it……….”. From the always odious Keith Olbermann to the always entertaining Ann Coulter it is de rigueur to make this point when discussing the proposed Mosque. Why we need [...]

Barack Obama is Running Out of Time


It is hard to believe it has been only 19 months since the president’s inauguration. But in “political time” it has been much longer. When a president seeks “fundamental change”, and actually means it, political time expands as he attempts to break through decades of built up political boundaries. Remember how Obama bragged he accomplished [...]

The Ever-Growing Government: Just Another Long Day’s Journey Into Night?


In the wake of the successful Tea Party rally in DC, small(er) government proponents can be forgiven for a sense of heightened optimism about the future. While the Glenn Beck rally was light on politics, its audience knew why they were there. But halting, let alone reversing, the massive federal and state bureaucracies will require enormous [...]

Idiomics and the Obama Administration


President Obama’s Chief Economics Adviser, Christina Romer, resigned last week. Private sector jobs declined about 130,000 or so according to the July jobs report. That’s what she deserves for supporting political policies in stark contrast to her own research The Macroeconomic Effects of tax Changes where she states in the abstract: “…….tax increases {designed} to reduce [an} [...]