1. Carl Schramm: Detroit Sells Off All Evidence of Its Once Prosperous Past
2. Wayne Allyn Root: Obama White House Met with the IRS Chief Every 5 Days?
3. John LeBoutillier: Are the Three Scandals Beginning to Hurt President Obama and the Democrats?
4. Rabbi D.B. Ganz: A Deadly Assault on Americans
5. Doug Johnson: The Chicago Machine in D.C.
Detroit Sells Off All Evidence of Its Once Prosperous Past
By Carl Schramm
Roughly a decade ago it became fashionable in urban planning circles to see the establishment of downtown "arts" districts as an effective strategy for restarting a city’s economy. Detroit has had an arts district for over a decade. Has it sparked the new creative economy that some saw as its promise? The city is still losing people and jobs. It is estimated by the city itself that the population, now roughly 700,000 (down from over 2 million people in 1960) will be around 600,000 in a few years. Detroit has one of the lowest jobs to population ratios in the nation that has not improved in recent years even with all the efforts to bring back the auto companies. [more...]
Obama White House Met with the IRS Chief Every 5 Days?
The news is not good for Obama. It turns out that the IRS Commissioner visited the Obama White House 157 times during Obama’s first term. Yes, I said one hundred and fifty seven. Since there are only 5 working days in a week and Obama enjoys a record-setting number of vacation weeks and golf days, in four years there were only about 800 working days. That means Obama and his socialist cabal met with the IRS Commissioner once every five days in his first term. That’s far more than any Obama cabinet member. So the question is why would the President meet with the head of the IRS more than any cabinet member? More than his Secretary of State? More than his National Security Advisors? More than his economic advisors (during the worst economy since 1929)? What was so important? [more...]
Are the Three Scandals Beginning to Hurt President Obama and the Democrats?
This week on POLITICAL INSIDERS, Pat Caddell, Doug Schoen and I explore the erosion in the President's ratings and the sudden change in perception that the GOP has undergone since the scandals unfolded. We also look at the Eric Holder problem: Does the White House want him gone? And, if so, how to do it? On the IRS Scandal, should there be a Special Prosecutor? And should Speaker Boehner seize the initiative and name Select Committees for both Benghazi and the IRS? Sunday: Part 1 - Part 2 - Monday [more...]
A Deadly Assault on Americans
A great deal of the news coverage is now riveted upon the trifecta of scandals engulfing the Obama Administration - Benghazi, the IRS, and press interference. What happened at the IRS seems the most troubling of the three issues. Using the U.S.’s ostensibly even-handed tax enforcement powers to crush politically unfriendly elements is something one would expect from a Third World tin-pan dictatorship – not a democratically elected government. It is a deadly assault on the freedom Americans have always cherished. [more...]
The Chicago Machine in D.C.
By Doug Johnson
Anyone who is paying the slightest bit of attention and is the least bit honest with themselves has to be facing the realization (if they didn't already know it) that this administration is filled with lies, hypocrisy, and deceptions that underlie both the scandals we are now seeing and the huge number that haven't even been discovered yet. If you think these are the only scandals, then you exceed even the most naive who supported this president from the beginning. Clearly these are only the tip of the iceberg. What most people haven't faced to date is the fact that Obama not only came to Washington from Chicago, but he also brought with him the entire sordid and scandal-prone ways of the Chicago political machine. Chicago Mayor Daley built what is known as the Chicago Machine and Obama has imported the entire system into our nation's capital. [more... ]