1. Bill Glynn: Predictions for the Economy in 2015
2. Bill Tatro: Why Raise Rates?
3. Wayne Allyn Root: Why Does the Media Lie About Race to Protect Obama?
4. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Is Cable on its Way Out?
5. John LeBoutillier: This Week on Political Insiders
Predictions for the Economy in 2015
By Bill Glynn
Although the consumer sentiment in the U.S. alone appears to be on the rise, Thanksgiving and Christmas retail sales were lackluster at best and the season was carried by online sales at best. Unemployment is down and the stock market up. It all looks good for 2015. But wait... the world is uncertain due to the withdrawal of American leadership abroad. If you think Greece caused a worldwide panic, wait until sanctions in Russia really take hold and the imminent backlash there. Buy beltway bandits or defense stocks with a focus on cyber security - they will do well. [more...]
Why Raise Rates?
By Bill Tatro
Inflation, whether determined by core, headline, or the feds' own internal measurement, is not approaching the cyclonic days of yesteryear. As a matter of fact, the world in general, and the U.S. in particular, cannot even get the rate to a paltry 2%. That's paltry by the '70's standards. Mortgage origination is at all-time lows. Oil has dropped 55% in 6 months. The housing market's post '08 bubble now seems to have sprung a leak. The only jobs being offered are minimum wage. Mainstream media says rates will rise by mid-summer. The economic gang of 68 (those who unanimously predicted 4% 10-year treasuries by the end of 2014) say increases could be sooner. Even the fed heads are saying "lackluster inflation won't prevent a rate hike." So, why raise rates? [more...]
Why Does the Media Lie About Race to Protect Obama?
Why does the media lie about race? Why do they lie to cover up for Obama? It started out as embarrassing and pathetic, but it’s moved on to pure fraud. Why does the media allow Obama to give press conferences about the handful of black Americans killed by police officers, but never mention the police officers murdered by black criminals? It happens all the time, but Obama never says a word about it. That’s his prerogative, but it’s the media’s job to question him - to point out the inconsistencies - to call him on the hypocrisy and what looks to both police officers and law-abiding citizens as a dangerous double standard that incites violence against police. [more...]
Is Cable on its Way Out?
A new era is upon us. Recently Dish Network announced their newest project that will be cutting ties with cable lines. The new Internet streaming service is called Sling TV, which will give users programming from a package of channels, including ESPN, for $20 a month. The appeal of watching live sports is what keeps many in the loop with pay TV. But that was then and this is now. Although CBS and HBO have recently also cut their ties with cable contracts, Sling TV is the first service from an actual cable - technically satellite - company to get in the game. Better watch out Netflix. It looks like it’s time to up your game. Netflix may have a great thing going for them, but only cable providers such as AT&T U-Verse offer on-demand accessibility to the box office’s most recent movie releases. [more...]
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