1. Seth Cropsey: U.S. Navy’s New Show of Force
2. Jeff Ferry: The Missing Trillion Dollars in the Republican Tax Reform Plan
3. James Hirsen: Why Judge Moore’s Supporters Remain Loyal
4. Lowell Ponte: Will Protesters Silence Our National Anthem?
5. Protesters Interrupt David Horowitz Speech at the University of Houston
U.S. Navy’s New Show of Force
By Seth Cropsey
The three U.S. Navy carrier strike groups’ presence is useful in reminding North Korea that the U.S. can still project punishing power across the Pacific in a relatively short period of time. I do not agree that this is the Navy’s worst nightmare. The nightmare would turn real if another crisis emerged simultaneously at some other place that required large carrier-borne fighters/bombers, for example in the East Mediterranean and/or the Persian Gulf. Otherwise, the three carrier strike groups in the West Pacific are a reminder of exactly why the U.S. needs to remain the world’s dominant seapower. It would be better if these carriers airwings had been trained for integrated, rather than sequential, operations. And this should serve as a reminder that integrated carrier operations are one possible alternative than keeping a single carrier on patrol in each of the world’s hotspots. Read: Seablindness: How Political Neglect is Choking American Seapower and What to Do About It, by Fmr. Deputy Undersecretary of the U.S. Navy Seth Cropsey.
The Missing Trillion Dollars in the Republican Tax Reform Plan
By Jeff Ferry
The Republican tax reform plan is suffering from a shortage of funds. Yet Paul Ryan and his colleagues are trying to give the American people a substantial tax cut as their signature achievement of 2017. However, they are constrained by Congressional rules that limit increases in the federal budget deficit to just $1.4 trillion over 10 years. As a result, the plan is peppered with small-bore cutbacks to tax deductions and other maneuvers that make the plan seem small-minded and miserly. Thankfully, there is one potentially large tax reform that could bring in a whopping $1 trillion, and empower the Ways and Means Committee to be truly generous with the American middle class. [more...]
Why Judge Moore’s Supporters Remain Loyal
By James Hirsen
Despite the avalanche of recent coverage by the mainstream media over allegations against Judge Roy Moore, Alabama voters are not buying into reports that center on his purported distant past. Television reporter Lauren Walsh was unable to find a single local resident who believed the Post report. “Out of all the voters we spoke with..., we didn’t find one voter who believed the Washington Post report about Moore,” Walsh stated. Meanwhile CNN conducted its own research on the attitudes of Judge Moore’s supporters and was forced to print the results of its inquiry of approximately a dozen Alabamians who diminished or outright dismissed the Post’s story. [more...]
Will Protesters Silence Our National Anthem?
By Lowell Ponte
Even facing a huge boycott by viewers on Veterans Day, the NFL league office refused to change its policy that allowed players to protest by not standing respectfully during the traditional playing of America’s national anthem. Some players who take a knee, link arms, or otherwise show disrespect want to make an ideological protest against what they see as American society, from police behavior to the nation as a whole. Other players – average NFL salary $2.44 million – apparently see the enormous media attention Colin Kaepernick is given in the liberal media for his protests and want such national attention and fame for themselves. Fame and name recognition beget more and more money. They seem eager to step on the flag and anthem in an infantile “Look at Me” publicity stunt, perhaps because most are mediocre players like Kaepernick. [more...]
Students for Genocide in Houston: Protesters Interrupt David Horowitz Speech at the University of Houston
U. Houston was Recently Named to List of “Top Ten Worst Schools that Support Terrorists,” Hosted 2017 SJP National Conference
About 100 angry student protesters supporting the Hamas-funded and Hamas-guided campus organization Students for Justice in Palestine staged a loud and disruptive walkout of David Horowitz’s November 2nd speech at the University of Houston. Horowitz is the founder of the California-based David Horowitz Freedom Center and his speech, which was sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation, focused on “The Terror Network on American Campuses.” [more...]