Archive for March 2017

Venezuela: No food, no medicine, no toilet paper, and no gasoline

The end point of socialism The country with soil so rich it will grow almost anything is out of food. The country with the largest proven oil reserves in the world is out of gasoline. But wait, it’s also true that Venezuela has more millionaires than any other country in the world.  Trouble is, a…

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Paul Ryan fell for the Barzini trap

Michael Walsh: Well, it’s not like wiser heads didn’t warn him: And yet Paul Ryan walked straight into the Barzini trap that president Trump set for him. By insisting that the voters desired “Repeal and Replace” when in fact all anybody wanted was “Repeal, full stop,” Ryan’s inner wonk superseded his duties as the speaker of…

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GOP punts on their awful health care bill

Because it won’t pass the house. They promised to repeal Obamacare. If they’d just do what they promised they wouldn’t look so stupid. They’d be heros in fact. They claim that only about half of repealing Obamacare can be done with 51 votes in the Senate, and full repeal will need 60 votes. But the…

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Gorsuch tells Feinstein that “Heller” is the “law of the land”

Pressed on Heller, Gorsuch says it’s “the law of the land” The death of Antonin Scalia has, I think, been the ramrod of Democrat’s new boldness on getting more anti-gun legislation.  If you read the NRA daily alerts you will see that liberal Democrats in state legislatures are outdoing themselves trying to pass new draconian…

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Is the subprime auto-loan bubble about to burst?

This comes from Real Money:The Street: Several data points to consider: Losses for subprime auto loans, annualized, were 9.1% in January, up from from 8.5% in December and 7.9% in the first month of 2016, according to S&P. The rate is the worst since January 2010 and is being fueled by worsening recoveries after borrowers default,…

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Paul Ryan from hero to villain; from liberator to spoiler

It wasn’t long ago that Paul Ryan was the wonder boy of Congress. People were saying he should be president. That’s probably why Mitt Romney chose Ryan as his running mate.  That didn’t work out but Ryan went on to become Speaker of the House. Since then Ryan has earned the nickname Paul Ryno. Now…

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The preamble to the Constitution does not start with “We the Judges…”

A Government of Laws, Not Men Roger Kimball: I suspect that nearly all readers of American Greatness are familiar with John Adams’ famous statement about the rule of law in his Constitution for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, approved by the voters in 1780. “In the government of this commonwealth,” Adams wrote, “the legislative department shall never exercise…

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Leftist Judges Keep Trying to Revoke What I Learned in Law School

I believe with great certainty that my former law professor William Beaney (1918-2003) would be appalled at the two Federal judges who have issued restraining orders against President Trump’s travel orders. He’d be equally dismayed by the 3-judge panel from the 9th Circuit that upheld the first Judge and also by the judges on the…

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Unpaid Student Loans — An Obama Legacy

The Federal Government’s Student Loan Fraud By taking over the student loan program, Obama in essence politicized it. Last year on the campaign hustings, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders repeatedly talked about making college “free.” That is, they want to socialize the costs, but privatize the benefits, of a college education. Still surprised people…

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