Greece, US, and Economic Reality

Among weeks of civil unrest that included at least three deaths, numerous injuries, and widespread property damage, the Greek government has agreed to major economic adjustments in exchange for an IMF rescue.  Among the measures required is the opening up of private markets in crucial areas of the economy, namely health …

Free Press and Freedom

I recently came across some writings of Robert McChesney, co-founder of Free Press.  This was one of the organizations whose lawsuit to allow government intervention in the management of internet networks was struck down last week by the U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia. Free Press calls itself …

Namecalling and Political Dialogue

A disturbing phenomenon seems to be creeping into the national political dialogue with increasing frequency, and in the process undermining intelligent debate.  My personal experience is that more and more liberals, outspoken about their opinions, shut down completely when presented with evidence contrary to what they’ve always believed.  It’s as …

Deficits and the Road Ahead

  In the shadow of the recently passed healthcare bill, the news that the administration made a $1.2 trillion “mistake” in deficit projections over the next ten years should do nothing to reassure us regarding our country’s fiscal future.  Last Thursday, the CBO, after analyzing the Obama 2011 budget, declared …

Tax dollars and Viagra

In a vote to “reduce the cost of providing federally funded prescription drugs by eliminating fraudulent payments and prohibiting coverage of Viagra for child molesters and rapists and for drugs intended to induce abortion,” 42 senators said no.  There were, though, 73 who support such an amendment to the healthcare legislation. …

Freedom and War

  Quite a few Americans, on the left and on the right, oppose US entanglements in other countries unless we have been attacked.  For the most part I would agree, but I have to ask if it’s ever permissible to enter another country and enforce our moral code when the …

Obama and Math

Yesterday, at a rally in Ohio, our President told the crowd that ObamaCare will reduce health insurance premiums by “3,000 percent.” Of course, that would mean the federal government would be paying us to have health insurance.  AmericanThinker.comdid a little math to illustrate just how much money those of us …