Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” It’s a war that will never be “won” because it is not and was not meant to be. It’s a $22 trillion boondoggle that currently enslaves 100 million Americans (and over its life enslaved many more), making them essentially wards of the state.
While we have a tradition in this country of the president of the United States asking Congress for a declaration of war, there is no such requirement in the Constitution. But it is the people’s representatives, not the president, who must agree to send U.S. forces into battle.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama unveiled his strategy for dealing with the Islamic State (aka ISIS or ISIL). He’s going to continue to do what he’s been doing for six years — and just add in some bombs for good measure.
Most Keynesian economists do not want to admit that we are in another depression. For this and other reasons, euphemisms such as the Great Recession have been embraced. But now one of the most prestigious Keynesians says it really is a depression.
No sooner had nastily partisan Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared the Senate back in session after its five-week summer recess than he launched a one-two punch that he was sure would score points for Democrats in the upcoming elections. Reid is desperate to preserve the Democratic majority in the Senate.
Three years ago, on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I posed a series of questions about the official narrative that to this day remain unanswered — and largely unasked — by the propaganda media and the elites walking the halls of power. Let’s revisit them.
Nearly two years after losing his job with the House Republican Study Committee over a controversial copyright paper, Derek Khanna now represents one side of a split among conservatives over copyright reform.
Congress has finally returned from its five-week summer vacation. Now our Senators and Representatives are supposed to knuckle down and deal with some fairly serious issues. At the top of the list is what to do about the Muslim terrorists running the Islamic State.
The government has created a problem: the police. The police state has only grown worse in recent decades. The reaction has been mostly terror. And the private market is coming up with nonviolent, pre-emptive solutions.
Americans are used to thinking of the Third World, with its inequality, hopelessness and violence, as somewhere comfortably far away. But wealth inequality in America is a clear and present danger not just to our economy, but also our personal safety.