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America's Jobs Picture Remains Poor

After eight years spent castigating President Barack Obama's Republican predecessor over better than present economic conditions, it's remarkable how far the liberal American media's expectations have fallen during Obama's five years of substandard economic performance and lousy jobs ...

Posted on 10 July 2014 Keep Reading...

One Ugly Piece of Legislation

On July 8th, the Senate passed HB 278; the House passed the legislation on July 1st. The bill makes changes to the fiscal code. Similar legislation is passed every year as a companion to the budget. Simply put, if the budget tells the various government departments how much money they can spend and ...

Posted on 9 July 2014 Keep Reading...

Harebrained Bureaucrats and Gun Craziness

Regarding a recent dust-up near Pittsburgh, here's the June 6 headline at Reason magazine's blog: "First-Grader Finds Toy Gun, Turns It In, Gets Suspension."
How a 7-year-old kid ended up in serious trouble is reported by Robby Soave, a staff editor at Reason.com: "Pennsylvania ...

Posted on 9 July 2014 Keep Reading...

GOP To Pick Next Nominee in Cleveland

The Republican Party will pick its 2016 presidential nominee in Cleveland, a smart choice for the next national convention, some analysts say.

The city of 390,000 along the southern shore of Lake Erie – 125 miles from Pittsburgh – is a Democratic ...

Posted on 9 July 2014 Keep Reading...

Keynesians Are Lousy Historians (And Worst Economists)

When and how did austerity become "unhealthy?"

America isn't "starved" for revenues.

America receives more tax revenues annually than any nation in history, but, in each (but one) year since 2009, government ...

Posted on 9 July 2014 Keep Reading...

America's 'Bear' Enjoying a Smorgasbord

"Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes ... sometimes the bear eats you." So were the prophetic words of Sam Elliot's character in the classic film "The Big Lebowski."

America's problems are the "bear," and he's been feasting to ...

Posted on 9 July 2014 Keep Reading...

Century After WWI: U.S. Still on Brink of Change

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Department store magnate John Sattler opened the doors of the
majestic Sattler Theater as the world entered the "war to end war" that began 100 years ago in July, one month after the June 28 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary.

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Posted on 8 July 2014 Keep Reading...

God and Dick Scaife

I was saddened to wake up the morning of July 4 and learn that Richard Mellon Scaife, Pittsburgh billionaire, conservative philanthropist extraordinaire, and spearhead of Hillary Clinton's ominous "vast right-wing conspiracy," died at age 82. How appropriate that this patriot bid goodbye ...

Posted on 8 July 2014 Keep Reading...

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Hillary Clinton's Move to the Far Left

Editor's note: A version of this article first appeared in The American Spectator.

A few years back I wrote a book on the faith of Hillary Clinton. To this day it jolts liberals and conservatives alike that I, Mr. Reagan Conservative, would have written God and ...

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