Commentary/Opinion

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Star Parker Star Parker: EEOC Has Become The Problem, Not The Solution

One of President Ronald Reagans most famous quips was that the nine most terrifying words in the English language are Im from the government and Im here to help you.

Jonah Goldberg Jonah Goldberg: What Schumer Wants to Embrace

At a time when Ferguson, Missouri, has been under siege, the president unilaterally brought millions of illegal immigrants “out of the shadows,” the so-called Islamic State beheaded another American, an architect of Obamacare admitted the law was conceived and birthed in deception, and the secretary of defense was unceremoniously dumped, it’s no wonder that a speech by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. — the Tuesday before Thanksgiving — didn’t get the coverage it deserved.

John C. Goodman John C. Goodman: Mission Impossible: Making a Smart Choice in the ObamaCare Exchange

The Obama administration is actually pleading with people to shop around before choosing a health insurance plan.

John Ransom John Ransom: Is Obama Still President? That’s All We Need

Obama needs immigration amnesty, Ferguson, a minimum wage hike and gun control. But thats all. He doesnt need you or anything else. Especially not congress.

Humberto Fontova Humberto Fontova: Russell Brand and Che Guevara Have Much in Common

Former Mr Kate Perry (and current British multi-millionaire-comedian) Russell Brand devotes much of his new book and stage routine to denouncing capitalism. The book itself is titled Revolution and courageously confesses to the following: Im a big fan of Castro and Che Guevara and all their beret-wearing cigar, gun-totting, cigar-chuffing pals. They were sexy, cool, tough.

Calvin Beisner Calvin Beisner: Obama’s “Climate Education and Literacy Initiative”: How Do You Spell “I-N-D-O-C-T-R-I-N-A-T-I-O-N”?

With Obamacare obviously failing to provide promised affordable health care and falling apart in the face of legal challenges and states refusal to participate, its becoming increasingly clear that President Obama has decided to make ending climate change his legacy.

Arina  Grossu Arina Grossu: Egg Freezing and the Indentured Woman

Egg freezing is being marketed as the new and hip thing to do among New York and Silicon Valley socialites. Freezing ones eggs is touted as a means of delaying motherhood for the sake of ones career.

Ed Feulner Ed Feulner: Why Gasoline Prices Are Down — And How to Keep It That Way

If youre like most Americans, you havent been questioning the welcome drop in gasoline prices. You just fill er up and feel grateful that youre spending less.

Arthur  Schaper Arthur Schaper : Landrieu is French Toast

liberty, Southern Democrats felt less welcome in their party, and started moving to the GOP. Except for US Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, who has had it pretty easy in the Big Easy. A staunch defender of the oil industry, a reliable provider of federal earmarks, she flew out in full force for her state during Hurricane Katrina.

Charles Payne Charles Payne: Too Much Junk

Some historians point to the Chicago Worlds fair in 1893 as the launching pad for mass consumerism in America, and it took off after WWII.

Mike Shedlock Mike Shedlock: Everything You Should Know About the Jobs Numbers

The payroll survey shows a net gain of 321,000 jobs vs. a Bloomberg consensus expectation of 230,000 jobs. September was revised up from 256,000 to 271,000. October was revised up from 214,000 to 243,000.

Peter Morici Peter Morici: Jobs Jump in November but Outlook Remains Guarded

The economy added 321,000 jobs in Novembera dramatic jump from October. Overall the economy is creating many more jobs, but the outlook remains guarded.

Mark Skousen Mark Skousen: Bad Laws Lead to Bad Cops

Based on the evidence, including a video of the arrest by several policemen, the grand jury decision is an outrage. An indictment is not a guilty verdict, just a decision to go to trial.

John  Browne John Browne: Why OPEC Will Tolerate Cheap Oil

Despite falling oil prices, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) voted on November 27th not to cut production in order to boost prices. The key to this decision appears to have been the attitude of Saudi Arabia.

Night Watch Night Watch: Oil Prices Put Pressure on Russian Aggression

Russian plans for military modernization must be trimmed. Its ability to influence crises on its borders also will decline because its oil wealth just decreased by about 50%.

Daniel J. Mitchell Daniel J. Mitchell: Another Victory for Fiscal Responsibility: The Death of Earmarks

I wrote a few days ago that advocates of smaller government have won a very significant victory over the past five years, as measured by the fact that theres been zero growth in overall federal spending.

Steven Malanga Steven Malanga: What the Numbers Say on Police Use of Force

Two decades of data show police interactions with Americans of all races decreasing in number and improving in quality.

John Nantz John Nantz: Obama’s War On Cops

Obama and his minions hope to make scapegoats out of cops when the real and much harder issue in Ferguson concerns the character of black america, with the epidemic of single parent homes, and with the glorification of thug culture in music, art, and movies. Ferguson is about the failure of Barack Obama and massive unemployment among young black Americans. Ferguson is about Holder’s cowardice and refusal to identify Browns criminality as the proximate cause of his own death. And, Ferguson is about the avarice of Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson who always seem to show up just in time to collect a heavy purse of blood stained coins.

Casey Given Casey Given: Tax Hikes ‘For The Children’ Don’t Work

I believe the children are our future. As clich as this famous line that Whitney Houston once crooned may be, politicians across the country continue to use its sentiment on to grow government. Public education is one of the biggest drivers of tax hikes, justifying bad fiscal policy in the name of some vague notions about protecting Americas children.

Doug Fabian Doug Fabian: How China’s Economy Passed the United States

In the United States, we used to be able to chant, Were No. 1; were No. 1. Well, we cant do that anymore at least when it comes to the size of our economy.

Bill Tatro Bill Tatro: The Power of Fred

The 16-24 year olds, college graduates included, lost 169,000 jobs last month, while those over 55, and this includes people like Fred, saw their jobs rise to an all time high of 32.8 million.

Jack Kerwick Jack Kerwick: The “Eric Garner” Decision: Truth vs. Ideology

From the rough that is contemporary America, the grand jury that just decided that there were no grounds on which to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner is the second diamond to be retrieved. The first is the grand jury that refused to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown.

Steve Deace Steve Deace: We Can’t Live Like This, and We Won’t Much Longer

Lincoln is still right: a house divided against itself cannot stand. Our generation will see either revolution or revival.

Michelle Malkin Michelle Malkin: Obama’s Scandal-Tainted BCGB (Best Chicago Golfing Buddy)
In his “Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior,” George Washington offered this sage advice: “Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”

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