When listening to political discourse today, the average American can be completely unnerved, wondering if anything will ever get done, or if what does get accomplished should be. It often seems that America has never been in such hard times and that political gridlock has never been so severe. But those visions of a past […]
Archives for December 2011
Ring in the New Year with some great music. Marc Myers of The Wall Street Journal gives readers a rundown of great acts playing around the country on New Year’s Eve. Happy New Year!
I wanted to see just how bad the unfunded pension plans in Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns looked on a map. So we built the Rhode Island Pension Map, or the RIP Map. It’s pretty ugly. It’s a realistic financial overview, not sugarcoated by politicians. No more hiding the liabilities with pie-in-the-sky expected returns […]
Despite all the praise heaped on State Treasurer Gina Raimondo for temporarily freezing COLAs, nothing was done about the 7.5% assumed rate of return on Rhode Island’s pension fund assets, retirees double dipping with two state pensions, or those collecting disability while running 5k’s on weekends. Sure, more time may have been put up on […]
The TASER Shockwave perimeter control system is the first generation of new TASER Remote Area Denial™ (TRAD) technology allowing for both increased safety and stand-off capability during hostile situations through the innovative use of TASER International’s field-proven Neuro Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) technology.
In his recent article “And Was the Mission Accomplished?” Pat Buchanan cuts to the deep truths of the Iraq War, which has now officially ended.
Congressman Ron Paul has taken the lead in Iowa in a new poll performed by Public Policy Polling. The poll marks the end of Newt Gingrich’s meteoric rise. The former Speaker of the House has been hammered concerning his shaky record as a conservative and his shady business deals with Freddie Mac. Congressman Paul now […]
Opining in the Wall Street Journal, Kimberly Strassel delivers a hard punch at Ron Paul. Let’s see here, Strassel writes that Paul is “in many ways ‘the ideal candidate for a conservative electorate hungry for a principled GOP nominee.” This is certainly the case. I do not know what conservative means politically speaking. Are we […]