I agree that we must be very careful about who is permitted to enter the United States, but I object to the president’s Syrian refugee plan for a very different reason.
The horrific attacks in Paris on Friday have, predictably, led to much overreaction and demands that we do more of the exact things that radicalize people and make them want to attack us.
Last week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted that the Federal Reserve Board will increase interest rates at the board’s December meeting. However, there are several reasons to doubt that the Fed will increase rates anytime in the near future.
As might be expected, the “Benghazi Committee” hearings have proven not much more than a means for each party to grandstand for political points. In fact, I would call these congressional hearings “too much, too late.”
Cutting up its credit card is the only way to make Congress reduce spending. Anyone who doubts this should listen to the bipartisan whining over how sequestration has so drastically reduced spending that there is literally nothing left to cut.
Political reaction to the recent Oregon school shooting stands in stark contrast to the reaction to the U.S. military’s bombing of an Afghanistan hospital run by the international humanitarian (and Nobel Peace Prize winning) group Doctors Without Borders.
I cannot cheer the bombs, whether they are Russian bombs or U.S. bombs or French or British bombs. I do not believe a terrorist group created by foreign intervention in the region will be solved by more foreign intervention in the region. Bombs represent a total failure of policy.
Just as few understood the role our interventionist foreign policy played in the Sept. 11 attacks, few in Congress understood that the 2008 meltdown was caused by the Federal Reserve and Congress, not by unregulated capitalism.
Is the current refugee crisis gripping the European Union “all America’s fault?” That is how my critique of U.S. foreign policy was characterized in a recent interview on the Fox Business Channel. I do not blame the host for making this claim, but I think it is important to clarify the point.
Congress spent the majority of last week trying to void the Iranian nuclear agreement. This effort was spearheaded by those who think the U.S. should waste trillions of dollars on another no-win Middle East war.
Last week, tens of thousands of migrants entered the European Union via Hungary, demanding passage to Germany. While the media focus on the human tragedy of so many people uprooted and traveling in dangerous circumstances, there is very little attention given to the events that led them to leave their countries.
The Federal Reserve’s inflationary policies distort the economy, creating bubbles, which in turn create a booming stock market and the illusion of widespread prosperity. Inevitably, the bubble bursts, the market crashes and the economy sinks into a recession.
What should be done with the estimated 15 million people living in the United States without the legal right to be here? It seems most politicians and many Americans come down on one or the other extreme.
There is no meaningful distinction between civil and economic liberties. A true friend of the free society defends both civil and economic liberties.
Among the items awaiting Congress when it returns from its August break is reconciling competing House and Senate bills reauthorizing No Child Left Behind. An examination of both bills shows that both provide local schools with only limited relief from a few federal mandates.
A Congress that truly cared about the Constitution would end all federal funding for abortion and pass legislation restricting federal jurisdiction over abortion, thus returning the issue to the states.
Last week, retired Gen. Wesley Clark, who was NATO commander during the U.S. bombing of Serbia, proposed that “disloyal Americans” be sent to internment camps for the “duration of the conflict.” He called for the government to identify people most likely to be radicalized so we can “cut this off at the beginning.” That sounds like “pre-crime.”
The Greek crisis provides a look into what awaits the United States unless we stop overspending on warfare and welfare and restore a sound monetary system.
We shouldn’t be too optimistic about truly establishing normal relations with Cuba until we understand how relations became so abnormal in the first place.
By ruling for the government in the case of King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court once again tied itself into rhetorical and logical knots to defend Obamacare.
The U.S. government is desperately trying to cling to the notion of a unipolar world, with the United States at its center dictating foreign affairs and monetary policy while its client states dutifully carry out instructions.
An increasing number of conservatives are realizing that the death penalty is inconsistent with both fiscal and social conservatism. These conservatives are joining with libertarians and liberals in a growing anti-death penalty coalition.
George Soros will use his influence in the U.S. government to put the American people on the hook for a bankrupt Ukraine — forcing us to pay for weapons, more military training and Ukraine’s crippling debt.