Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Men At Work (Not)

WHITHER PRODUCTIVITY? Young American men are working far less than they did as recently as a decade-and-a-half ago ... the latest sign of the United States' ongoing economic malaise. According to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research...

American History Ugh

INDEPENDENCE FROM WHOM? We wrote a Fourth of July column yesterday waxing optimistic about the future of America.  Today?  It's back to hard realities ... like the fact that nearly one in four Americans cannot tell you the country from...
WAXING OPTIMISTIC ... In previous years this website has chosen to mark the occasion of America's independence with a measure of mourning - the rhetorical equivalent of donning sackcloth and ashes to rue the recent decades of lost liberty, opportunity and prosperity....

No More Stadium Subsidies

NO MORE NON-ESSENTIAL SPENDING A great article was posted earlier this month on The Daily Signal (the official mouthpiece of the Heritage Foundation) regarding efforts to curtail government subsidies for sports stadiums. We haven't been thrilled with Heritage of late, but...
YES ... We've written previously on the "all in" problem in American politics - in which partisans of diverse ideological inclination have become rigidly inflexible in their worldview (and righteously impertinent in their tone). The latter we don't really care about all...
SHOCKER (NOT) Last April we opined (again) in opposition to government-imposed minimum wage hikes. "We believe in the free market – and the government stepping in to assign wage requirements represents a fundamental incursion on that market," we wrote.  "Government has...
POLLSTER STRIKES AGAIN ... We've written previously regarding the incredible back story of Atlanta-based political strategist Robert Cahaly - whose unconventional polling methods continue to confound the left-leaning mainstream media and their unreliable, purchased surveys. There's no such thing as a crystal ball in...
"CONSENTING" ADULTS? A student-teacher sex scandal at a North Carolina high school has prompted us to reiterate one of our more controversial editorial perspectives. First, the facts of the case ... Erin Elizabeth McAuliffe, 25, was arrested in Rocky Mount, N.C. last week and...
COMEY-MANIA MISSES THE POINT ... We don't often credit "Republican" party officials with making much sense, but one GOP staffer in North Carolina is making plenty of it in response to the ongoing scheisse-sturm created by former FBI director James Comey (see here...
CONGRESSMAN TOUTS HOME RULE This website ran a story yesterday on the latest developments related to offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean.  In our report, we quoted congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina - one of the staunchest supporters of...