While politicians deflect, defend and blame and consumers grouse about Big Oil, large profits and offshore drilling, almost no one is discussing what’s really happening to the price of gasoline at the pump. Gas prices are reflecting inflation.
I recently faced an attack from a liberal acquaintance. This fellow objected strongly to my remarking on the hypocrisy that tagged along on first lady Michelle Obama’s vacation to the spectacularly wealthy ski resort of Aspen, Colo.
Higher education in the United States has become nearly synonymous with liberalism. Many conservative parents likely cringe when they imagine the mind-bending lectures that their young, knowledge-hungry, first-year college students will be subjected to upon arrival at university. Luckily, there is an antithesis to the trend.
Any working stiff can tell you: The prices at the grocery store, the gas station, the pharmacist and even the sport shop where he buys bulk ammunition have risen dramatically, outstripping inflationary increases. There’s no sign that the pricing trend will slow down.
Efforts to force President Barack Obama to prove his eligibility to be President are moving in several States. A complaint in Georgia has moved to the appellate level, and a new complaint was recently filed in Pennsylvania. Cases are also reportedly developing in Mississippi, Alabama and other States.
Last summer, a 66-year-old Chicago-area insurance broker named Denny McCann met his tragic end when he was run down by a motorist named Saul Chavez. At the time of the accident, Chavez — who dragged McCann’s body a few hundred feet while trying to flee the scene — had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .29.
Imagine a world in which the decisions you make for you children are irrelevant. It’s a world in which the state, rather than the parents, determines what your child must eat for lunch. Parents in Hoke County, N.C., are experiencing it firsthand.
I will grant that Whitney Houston’s apparently self-induced death is a cautionary tale, but let’s not overstate the case. The cautionary tale told by Houston’s death centers on the fact that Americans care far too much about precisely the wrong people.
The mainstream media are working in lockstep with the Republican establishment to defeat Ron Paul. By denying Paul a victory — and a fourth straight defeat for Romney — the establishment is proving it is terrified of Paul’s message of liberty and doing its best to prop up a Romney campaign that is not resonating with conservatives.
The echoes of his oath of office had barely faded when President Barack Obama added another accolade to his resume. Just nine days after he began his occupation of the White House, Barack Hussein Obama was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, which he infamously won. Obama’s promises of a more peaceful world under his watch flitted like ash from the pyres of global conflict.