1. Carl Schramm: Have Americans Forgotten How to Grow?
2. Wayne Allyn Root: The Latest on the IRS Scandals
3. Dave Bego: The Devil at My Doorstep Introduced to the Supreme Court
4. Joe Messina: We're Not Adults 'til We're 25?
5. John LeBoutillier: Government Shutdown and Obama's Eagerness - Perhaps Over-Eagerness - to Make Deals with Iran and Syria
6. James Hirsen: Kirk Cameron's "Unstoppable" Box-office Success
7. Joseph Klein: Obama's Renewed Iranian Romance
Have Americans Forgotten How to Grow?
By Carl Schramm
In the face of a stagnating economic activity many economists are trying to explain why the medicine they have been administering these last six years isn't working. Not capable of accepting theoretical defeat, they offer new explanations. We are being told that technology has permitted big corporations to replace manufacturing jobs with either cheap foreign labor or the substitution of capital for labor using robotic technology. But, an even grander reason is on offer by Robert Gordon who says that innovation itself is slowing. He argues, much like many before him in similar moments when the mysteries of economic life produced a slowdown that in their minds shouldn't be that everything is different because people are living differently, or should be. [more...]
The Latest on the IRS Scandals
It is increasingly clear that the 2012 elections, both presidential and Senate, were stolen by Obama, the Democratic Party, the IRS, and government employee unions. It’s right out of a mob movie like “The Godfather.” In a story reminiscent of the mob fixing union elections, the IRS enforcers conspired to destroy Obama's main competition - the tea parties and other conservative fundraising groups. Lois Lerner was only one of many IRS big-shots in D.C. who gave orders to IRS offices across the U.S. to "kill" the tea parties and other conservative groups. Their goal: steal the election. As of only days ago, the "fall gal" retired from the IRS. We can only guess what kind of massive payoff she received from Obama's donors. [more...]
The Devil at My Doorstep Introduced to the Supreme Court
By Dave Bego
This past Friday my first book, The Devil at My Doorstep, was introduced as evidence in a briefing to the United States Supreme Court in the case of Unite Here Local 355 vs. Mulhall (see pages 29-30). The Devil at My Doorstep’s importance is in chronicling the SEIU’s efforts to utilize tactics known as a corporate campaign to force the company to sign a neutrality agreement to circumvent a secret ballot election and, ultimately, to force unionize employees. [more...]
We're Not Adults 'til We're 25?
By Joe Messina
A study released last week showed that adolescence now ends at age 25. Because of these findings, child psychologists can now work with these "children" until that age. According to the study, young people were experiencing an inferiority complex as a result of pressure to leave the home by age 18 or achieve other key milestones by that age. Psychologists have decided that there are three stages of adolescence: early adolescence ranges from ages 12 through 14; middle adolescence spans ages 15 through 17; and anyone aged 18 or over was classified as late adolescence. Being the layperson that I am, phase one has a three year span, phase two has a three year span, and phase three covers eight years. Does this make sense? [more...]
Government Shutdown and Obama's Eagerness - Perhaps Over-Eagerness - to Make Deals with Iran and Syria
With the government shutdown, who will get the lion's share of the political blame? Will anyone come out better than they went in? Will this shutdown bleed into the October 17th debt ceiling deadline? Will the economy begin to suffer soon? Who will blink first? Is President Obama too eager for deals with Iran and Syria? Are he and Secretary of State John Kerry caving in just to have a deal they can proclaim as a "breakthrough?" To see the shows, go to Monday, Sunday, Pt. I, Sunday, Pt. 2.
Kirk Cameron's "Unstoppable" Box-office Success
By James Hirsen
While admittedly not all in Hollywood would find Kirk Cameron's faith alluring, the entertainment industry can’t help but take note of the solid box-office numbers the Christian filmmaker consistently achieves. Best known for his early television role as Mike Seaver on the hit sitcom “Growing Pains” and lead role in the movies based on authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins' “Left Behind” scripture-based novels, Cameron is once again snagging some major Hollywood attention. This time around his documentary “Unstoppable” is his vehicle du jour, the film garnering a $2 million take in one evening with the assistance of an unconventional marketing approach. [more...]
Obama's Renewed Iranian Romance
By Joseph Klein
Three days after being snubbed at the United Nations by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, President Obama made a hurriedly arranged telephone call to Rouhani last Friday as the Iranian president was heading to the airport to return to Tehran. This followed what Secretary of State John Kerry had described as his own “constructive” meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif the previous day. Obama couldn’t wait to tell reporters after his call with Rouhani how optimistic he was at the prospect of new talks with Iran over its nuclear program. Obama’s problem is that there is no real new leadership in Tehran, only a new figurehead. The real leader remains Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei. He isn’t called Iran’s “supreme leader” for nothing. He is the ultimate decision-maker on the future of Iran’s nuclear program and on any rapprochement with the United States. [more...]