The Economics of War

As the world watches with increasing apprehension the stand-off between North Korea and the US, wondering if it might be the new Cuban Missile Crisis, it is important to note that at the heart of most wars are economic forces. Recently Trump met President Xi of China and reportedly told him that he would be [...]

By | 2017-05-04T06:25:08+00:00 May 4th, 2017|blogroll, News From the Front, United States of America, US Financial Policies|Comments Off on The Economics of War

Obama Jeopardizes Our National Security

As you watch the United States Congress and the Obama administration lurch toward the financial collapse of the American economy, and as the international credit rating agencies are poised to downgrade the US. AAA credit rating, don’t expect Obama to do what is best for the country. Expect him to do the opposite. Regardless of [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:17+00:00 July 17th, 2011|US Financial Policies|Comments Off on Obama Jeopardizes Our National Security

The California Crack-Up

Original article in Townhall Magazine (pdf) The crisis facing the Golden State serves as a powerful cautionary tale for the rest of America. If the United States follows the missteps of California, it will find the same fate. While Karl Marx believed that socialism—and ultimately communism—would replace capitalism as the morally superior societal system, it [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:18+00:00 May 1st, 2009|California, Townhall Magazine, US Financial Policies|Comments Off on The California Crack-Up

Another New Deal is a Bad Deal

Despite a projected $1 trillion deficit next year, President-elect Barack Obama has requested that Congress send him a $1 trillion stimulus bill by Jan. 20, so that he can immediately launch the New Deal II, putting people to work building infrastructure, roads, bridges, schools, transportation systems, green technologies, etc. In this, he seems to betray [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:18+00:00 December 19th, 2008|San Francisco Chronicle, US Financial Policies|Comments Off on Another New Deal is a Bad Deal

California Faces Dire Consequences in Election Aftermath

For the entire week, the front page of my hometown newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, has been devoted to two major stories: Gov. Arnold Schwarzennegger’s special election initiatives and the opening of the European front in the war between the West and militant Islam. The Chronicle reporters haven’t yet referred to the growing insurrection in [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:26+00:00 November 10th, 2005|California, Human Events, US Financial Policies|Comments Off on California Faces Dire Consequences in Election Aftermath

Broder is Cooked

David Broder’s article is stunningly specious Although he’s considered the dean of Washington-based liberal progressive columnists, nearly every point in David Broder’s recent, Congress Cooks the Books at the Nation’s Peril, was stunningly specious. He begins his piece by citing polling data that validates his tactic of leveling charges against conservative politicians such as Bush [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:41+00:00 July 11th, 2001|US Financial Policies|Comments Off on Broder is Cooked