When Government Acts, “Unintended Consequences” Follow

In 1850, French economist Frédéric Bastiat published an essay that is misunderstood, or more often, unread, titled, “That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen.” Bastiat brilliantly introduced the idea of opportunity cost and, through the parable of the broken window, illustrated the destructive effects of unintended consequences. Unfortunately, because of misplaced belief … Read more »

Visiting Certain Websites Can Land You on the No-Fly List

This may not surprise you, but visiting certain websites may land you on the no-fly list. No, that doesn’t mean you were put on trial. That doesn’t mean that a warrant was issued, and surveillance was conducted on you. Just by virtue of you visiting certain websites, you may permanently be banned from flying ever … Read more »

12 U.S. Intelligence Officials Tell Obama It Wasn’t Assad

Secretary of State John Kerry departs for a Sept. 6 trip to Europe where he plans to meet with officials to discuss the Syrian crisis and other issues. (State Department photo)

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior government officials Editor Note: Despite the Obama administration’s supposedly “high confidence” regarding Syrian government guilt … Read more »

The Sequester And Chicken Little

Would you like an economic lesson in government spending cuts? Try this exercise. Sit down and plan a trip to Disney World for you and your family. Make a budget of $20,000 to take this trip (never mind that you don’t have that much money to spare, just follow along with me). And then, forget … Read more »

We’re Already Over the “Fiscal Cliff”

Newsflash, folks. We’re already over the so-called “Fiscal Cliff”. As of today it’s been 1,311 days since the Senate has passed a budget. Let’s take a quick refresher course on Government 101. The House originates the budget bills. Once they pass the House, they go on to the Senate. Once passed there, it goes to … Read more »

Somebody Should Start The ‘Stuff Costs Too Much’ Party

Stuff costs too much.  Seriously.  Every time I go to the grocery store these days, I am absolutely horrified by the prices.  I try not to buy anything that is not on sale, but the problem is that I am discovering that the new sale prices are the old regular prices.  So now paying what … Read more »

Former CIA and Bin Laden Chief, Michael Scheuer, Warns Against a Romney or Obama Presidency

For everyone who says Ron Paul’s foreign policy is “dangerous,” here’s an undisputed expert on foreign policy. A 22 year veteran of the CIA, and Former Bin Laden Chief, Michael Scheuer, is warning America and Israel against a Romney or Obama Presidency. He reports Ron Paul is the best choice for security as a nation and … Read more »

Paul Beats Obama by 1, Romney Ties

The Humble Libertarian says: Ron Paul could kick Obama’s ass in a general election but Republicans apparently love Obama so much that they want 4 more years of him. From Rasmussen: In a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup, President Obama and Mitt Romney are tied at 45%. Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern … Read more »