Chicago sees deadliest September in 13 years

14 shot in 15 hours, 5 of them fatally.  Chicago Tribune on Monday: In all, 14 people had been shot, six fatally, over a 15-hour period. In the waning days of the month, Chicago had already recorded 60 homicides, the … Continue reading

Obama mourning the loss of his patsy in the House

Thomas Sowell says Good Riddance!: Speaker Boehner had a tough hand to play, given the internal splits among House Republicans. But Boehner’s biggest problem was Boehner. And it is a recurring Republican problem. Nothing epitomized Boehner’s wrong-headedness like an occasion … Continue reading

Today marks the 134th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig von Mises

September 29 marks the 134th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig von Mises, the tallest giant of the “Austrian School” of economics. Although Mises is not a household name, Nobel laureate Friedrich Hayek once referred to him as “the master … Continue reading

Just asking ….

If Republicans, especially conservative Republicans, are racists, as Democrat claim, why is Ben Carson now as popular as Donald Trump with Republican conservatives? Democrats don’t like Ben Carson. Are they racists? … Continue reading

Trouble in the Land of Lincoln

Illinois Lottery Can’t Pay Off Big Winners, But Still Selling Lottery Tickets. Win more than $25,000 in the Illinois Lottery and the best you’ll get is the same thing you’ll get from your out-of-work brother-in-law sleeping on your couch, drinking … Continue reading

On Wealth, Poverty and Free Markets

Princeton University philosopher Harry Frankfurt says on page 4 of his new book, On Inequality: In extracting from the economic wealth of the nation much more than they require in order to live well, those who are excessively affluent are … Continue reading

Carly Clobbers Chuck

F. Chuck Todd tries to bait Carly on Meet The Press and she’s having none of it. Strong woman stands up to a jerk, and wins. Her point is a good one, what Planned Parenthood is doing is killing aborted … Continue reading

H.L. Mencken on Human-Caused Climate Change

H.L. Mencken died in 1956 before all the puffery on global cooling morphing into global warming and now climate change, but this quote tells us pretty much what he would make of it if he were alive today: “Civilization, in … Continue reading