In this incoherent feature in the WSJ, it’s not hard to come away with a fuzzy view of Senator Paul’s foreign policy position. This, of course, may have been the intent for a publication deeply in bed with the military/industrial complex. On the other hand, the intent simply may have been to update readers on […]
Archives for September 2014
Cato’s Richard Rahn, WSJ columnist Peggy Noonan, and our daughter Becky Smith, president of Young Research & Publishing.
The political spin is on for the White House. Mary Anastasia O’Grady writes in the WSJ about Bill Clinton and Haiti, where Mr. Clinton is persona non grata in much of this country. After Hillary spoke recently at an Iowa “steak fry,” Mr. Clinton bragged about his Haiti record. Why? As Ms. O’Grady points out, […]
Friends, here are my comments on President Obama’s exercise of powers that, in my view, exceed his constitutional authority. The article appears in the September-October issue of the Cato Policy Report. Regards Bob More than four decades after Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., warned of The Imperial Presidency, our chief executive now boasts, “I’ve got a pen […]
In the past week the Sun showered the Earth with two storms of charged plasma (big storms like these are known as coronal mass ejections or CMEs). Thankfully, neither hit the planet in such a way as to cause global power outages, but each had that potential. In a similar way, a nuclear weapon detonated […]
After you read David Rothkopf’s (CEO and editor of the FP Group) article you will wonder why such a resignation has not already been announced. Regarding a profanity-filled lecture from Rice, Germany’s national security advisor Christoph Heusgen, according to Mr. Rothkopf, told an American confidante it was the worst meeting of his professional life. David Rothkopf […]
Not a video but worth your time. Look at Cato Institute Senior Fellow Dan Mitchell’s comparison of heavily subsidized sectors of the economy vs. those that aren’t. In heavily subsidized sectors, prices are going up. Meanwhile, without government intervention, prices are falling for toys, PCs, TVs, cell phones, etc.
Thomas Sowell asks (here) why the desire to increase and retain one’s own earnings should be characterized negatively as ‘greed, yet living at the expense of others is not? Here, Cato Institute’s Michael Tanner makes the case that growing wealth at the top of the pyramid also reduces poverty along the way. From economist Thomas […]
You simply will not believe your eyes. The Cato Institute’s Dan Mitchell in a single display demolishes the argument for third-party payer and subsidies that involve the likes of health care and college tuition and fees. I hope that every free markets, small government Republican, running against the socialist policies of the Obama administration this […]
Neocon bastion and cheerleader John Bolton advises here: “Keeping our troops in Iraq three years ago was the better course, and it is even more true today that our visible, palpable involvement is crucial both militarily and politically.” In that America made a disastrous error in going into Iraq in the first place, any suggestion […]