Dave Brat’s historic upset of conservative-in-name-only (CINO) pro-amnesty Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor not only made the GOP establishment go temporarily insane, it showed, once again, that even after seven years, the Washington elites still have no concept of what the Tea Party really is.
Last month, economic pundits cautioned that the Commerce Department’s forthcoming estimates of the Nation’s first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth would be flat at best. Now, Commerce reports that its initial GDP estimate was too optimistic.
This essay, written by Frank Shostak, was originally published at Mises.org. Most commentators are of the view that the massive monetary pumping of the Fed during 2008 prevented a major economic disaster. The yearly rate of growth of the Fed’s balance sheet jumped from 3.9 percent in January 2008 to 150.9 percent by December of […]
Thirty-seven whistle-blowers who helped to bring the veterans’ care scandal to light may have faced reprisals from leadership at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the government’s Office of Special Counsel.
The Connecticut girl kidnapped by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and imprisoned in Boston Children’s Hospital for more than year has been cleared to return home by the courts. But she has not yet been released, as the legal system continues to drag its feet.
As voters in Alabama cast primary ballots on Tuesday, many will go to the polls with Common Core education standards in mind. For conservative voters in the State, where GOP lawmakers have stood on Common Core is particularly important. In 2010, Republicans in Alabama secured supermajority status by riding a wave of Tea Party enthusiasm […]
Last July, I told you about a case involving California raisin growers and their battle with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Depression-era Raisin Administrative Committee. That case is now back in the news — and likely headed back to the Supreme Court — after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals again ruled in favor of the raisin cartel by upholding its authority to fix prices and steal half of a farmer’s raisin crop without compensation.
The case has been kicked around various courts for more than a decade. It began when California raisin growers Marvin and Lena Horne, owners of Raisin Valley Farms, decided they were tired of complying with crop set-asides established arbitrarily by a bunch of paper-shuffling government functionaries, especially once the government went back on its agreement and quit compensating them for what it took. In other words, the USDA quit just strong-arming farmers and resorted to strong-armed robbery — transferring their product to crony capitalist corporations like Minute Maid.
Calls for the Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign increased on both sides of the aisle after the VA inspector general released an explosive preliminary report confirming excessive wait times for veterans seeking care and a cover-up by VA officials. The watchdog’s report discredited official figures from the Phoenix VA that said that veterans […]
Over the past few months, there have been protests and strikes by fast food workers at various locations across the U.S. and in Europe for a higher minimum wage. Anticipating a sharp rise in wages, the fast food industry is looking to alternatives to paying workers more than they are worth. It is turning to technology.
Those who believe in a need for government for certain roles in society almost always bring up the roads. Here is an example of happy taxslaves who believe that without government and taxation there would be no roads.