Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has offered a proposal to cut taxes for economically troubled regions of the Nation such as Detroit, which recently filed the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history, to create “Economic Freedom Zones” as an alternative to dumping grounds for government stimulus.
Crystal Mangum, who made national headlines in 2006 for falsely accusing three Duke University lacrosse players of rape, was found guilty Nov. 22 of second-degree murder.
Mangum stabbed her boyfriend, Reginald Daye, with a kitchen knife in 2011 during an argument. Daye, 46, died 10 days later from complications due to the wound. Magnum claimed self-defense for stabbing Daye. She stated that he dragged her by her hair and threatened to pour hot water on her face and make it so no man would want her.
It’s almost as if the left simply refuses to comprehend it, despite its simplicity. Americans will not pay more for the borderline-toxic trimmings and unidentifiable animal parts that we call “fast food.” They’re never going to convince anyone that a “McRib” should cost $14.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a $2,000 prize to the winner of a do-it-yourself advertising contest aimed at promoting Obamacare enrollment among young people. The video that took the pot has at least one thing going for it: truth in advertising.
A Chinese proverb says, “May you live in interesting times.” We certainly do. Historians will look back on this time as “the Obama criminal years.”
An assignment sent home from an Oak Forest, Ill., high school government class is raising eyebrows among parents who are shocked by the questionnaire they and their children are required to fill out. The questionnaire (below) has the parents identify their positions on a number of highly charged issues, and then places them on a “political spectrum.”
A growing number of Americans are concerned about privacy following the National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s leaks over the summer — but it isn’t just individuals who are concerned.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been almost as strong an advocate for Obamacare as President Barack Obama himself, and for just as long. But he’s no fan of watching those close to him endure Obamacare policies and premiums.
I began publishing my monthly newsletter The Bob Livingston Letter™ (subscription required) in 1969. The following is an excerpt from the December 1998 issue in which I warned of the danger of the dot.com bubble. Just 18 months later, the bubble burst. By the way, we are reaching this same point once again thanks to QE.
Our economic system is simply a confidence game. Our credit-based monetary system requires confidence to remain in a positive mode. Confidence is a perception of reality no matter what reality actually is. When money is credit, it is 100% confidence. Inflation can turn on a dime into black hole deflation.
A “tidal wave” of Federal regulations meant to protect American financial consumers from predatory practices of Wall Street banks is creating big problems for Main Street banks and credit unions, small bank advocates told Congress on Tuesday.