Yesterday, as a kind of aside, we described Merkel as a socialist, and we got some pushback on the topic. We know it's hard to conceive of Merkel as a socialist because the mainstream Anglo-American media describes her as a "conservative." But like all those running the EU, she is indeed a socialist, in our view, someone who believes in the primacy of the state and state power.

We think the power elite is struggling. We write about this regularly. The Internet has proved a terrible challenge. And partially as a result, the elite's faux-monetary system is compromised; its promotions, generally, are weakening; and people around the world are waking up. In a recent media interview with Russia Today, the insightful, free-market analyst Gerald Celente said much the same thing. He said a revolution (hopefully a civil one) was brewing, and that these are still, in fact, early

REPORTED BY G.W. SCHULZ The nation has committed billions of dollars to improving homeland security since 2001, including large sums awarded to states in preparedness grants. This map is part of an ongoing effort to document the continuing costs. See Map Click on each state to learn how authorities there have managed, or mismanaged, anti-terrorism […]

From Downsize DC Once upon a time, in a country known as the land of the free and the home of the brave, these words were rarely heard: “May I see your papers please?” But, increasingly, the free and the brave became dependent and cowardly. They begged to wear chains. Many fought the trend, but […]

y Lori Fullbright, The News On 6 BIXBY, OK – New York City police were able to look back for clues at recordings made by 80 of its city surveillance cameras near the suspicious SUV after Saturday’s foiled bombing attempt in Times Square. The City of Tulsa has 140 cameras, but all of them are at intersections […]

Today, I had the pleasure of speaking to the 4th and 5th graders at Broken Arrow’s Indian Springs Elementary School. With 45 minutes to speak to each grade, I was able to talk about the history of our country, our system of government, and even take …

Recently we commented on an insightful article in the UK Telegraph that pointed out that Germany was now most obviously the cynosure of the EU, and that the financial crisis had made that clear. But while acknowledging this was true, we wondered if being the center of attention would make any difference to the average German. We asked then, what we ask now: If Germany is going to be dragged into the middle of multiple, sovereign bankruptcies, will remaining in the EU seem such a good thing?

Ripples of information and anger spread. Blogs rant about fundamental economic building blocks (see above) and contrarian news aggregators provide information to millions. We wrote an article some time ago that said the incredible bailouts that took place in front of average Western citizens had removed the moral authority of Western governance. The average American or European seeing (and reading about) the "money" doled out to banks and financial institutions to "save the system" was provided

Among the controversy surrounding our National Day of prayer, there are a few things that are being overlooked in these discussions. First and foremost is the fact that every day in America should be a day of prayer! And secondly we should know how …

G.W. Schulz | Update: Elevated Risk | May 5, 2010 Austin City Hall hosts raucous debate over fusion center It’s not every day that Elevated Risk gets to report on a local story. But yours truly works from Austin, Texas, and on May 3 the city’s Public Safety Commission here in the heart of the […]

28-16 36 votes are needed to override. Notably absent from the floor were Sen. Coates, Sen. Anderson, Sen. Russell, and Sen. Reynolds. Some that previously  supported the measure changed their vote to nay, including Sen Laster, Sen.  Lerblance and Sen. C. Johnson The override can be returned to the floor for another vote. Tagged: Anderson, […]

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) thinks he’s found a work-around on the whole Miranda rights debate for U.S. citizens accused of terrorism: Strip their citizenship and ship them to Guantanamo. Lieberman plans to introduce a bill that would amend a decades-old law aimed at yanking citizenship from U.S. citizens who fight for a foreign military. “I’m […]

So Bill Gates sold me some software when he was still in that business. He was then immensely rich, certainly compared to me. I was not compared to him. How unfair, you say? But Bill took his gains from this trade and used it to feed starving African children, while I used the software I bought from him to do something utterly trivial on my computer, like writing a dull column. Now was this a fair trade? Impossible to tell.

Last week Congress did something fiscally responsible. It's not very often I can say that. Granted, it was small in the grand scheme of things, but I was glad to be an original cosponsor, along with Congressman Harry Mitchell of Arizona, of a bill to block the automatic pay raise that Congress otherwise receives every year. Every Member of Congress gets this raise unless it is expressly voted down. For the second year in a row Congress has voted to freeze its own pay, which, in a time of