For those who are curious about such things; FY 2010 Overview The FY 2010 Budget will help strengthen national security and counter the threat of terrorism. The request provides $7.9 billion for the FBI, including $480 million in program enhancements &…

OK-SAFE, Inc. Updated: September 1, 2010 State Questions for General Election, November 2, 2010 Ballot Tagged: appropriations, ballot, ballot access, education, englis, funding, general election, health care, official language, OK-SAFE, Oklahoma, sq 74…

Issues of inflation and deflation did not seem so important earlier in the 2000s, but the inflation versus deflation debate has heated up lately. The above article that we have excerpted has attracted considerable attention on the blogosphere, maybe be…

When various skeptics question the soundness of the American political system, one of their targets is the idea of human nature. After all, the founders took their political philosophy mainly from John Locke who thought human nature does exist and, bas…

Sometimes what seems important isn’t.  And what seems so ordinary is really special. In 1990, I was serving as a special assistant to the president in the George H. W. Bush White House.  One day a staffer named Joe Watkins brought Michael Jackson in for a visit.  Joe was a floater who reported to several […]

Attacks on our freedoms come from every angle. Those who want to gain power and control try to divide us into Democrat and Republican, black and white, rich and poor, using the classic strategy of divide and conquer. Then the attacks come. Beware of…

We have mentioned many times before that "austerity" was the wrong prescription for Europe. But the idea many have is that lazy European socialists deserve what they get. This is in fact, part of a dominant social theme, "The socialists …

We've written a good deal about big, government-funded science. Whenever we do, we get defense feedbacks from those who are somehow invested in the process. These feedbacks make it clear that in the 21st century – unlike the 20 preceding ones…

Last week, in the wake of another uptick in the official unemployment rate, the administration continued to claim that their economic policies were working, just not fast enough. This administration inherited an unemployment rate of 7.7% and promised a…

Innumerable arguments and research have been produced showing that government stimulus is useless. Despite what President Obama and his cheerleaders in the academy, like Princeton's Paul Krugman, seem to believe (or at least say), there is …