The Incredible Shrinking President

Written by Alan Caruba on Monday, 02 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

President Obama's dedication to transforming America and his beating of war drums over Syria has backfired. Increasingly, he is looking like a lame-duck president.

The Incredible Shrinking President

In 1981 Lily Tomlin starred in a film, “The Incredible Shrinking Woman”, and it seems to me that Barack Obama is starring in the 2013 sequel, “The Incredible Shrinking President.”

Faustian Fisticuffs: Progressives vs. Fascists

Written by Luke Hamilton on Monday, 02 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, Luke Hamilton, Guest Column

The utopian dreams from the President’s ideological father, Saul Alinski, breed nothing but chaos, strife, poverty, and the breakdown of society as we know it.

Faustian Fisticuffs: Progressives vs. Fascists

Things are getting a little aggro on the Left these days. Far from the utopian paradise which was advertised, it appears the Beatles were lying. It turns out that love is not in fact all you need. John and Paul forgot to mention that you also need a boatload of cash to pay for the political prostitution which accompanies all that love. All across the nation, progressives and leftists are scrapping like feral dogs in the charred husk of a once-prosperous Detroit neighborhood. They’ve stumbled upon a carcass and now every bitch and cur wants a mouthful; the carcass of course being the desiccated remains of this once-great nation. Now that the so-called Republican Party has waved the white underpants on a stick to signal their surrender to the Progressive agenda, the fascists and socialists are beginning to turn on each other. Cracks in the Berlin Dam are starting to appear and it remains to be seen if the GOP will do any more than hold the trowel while Alinski’s disciples mix up more spackle.

Moving on to God’s Best

Written by Vicki H. Moss on Monday, 02 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, Vicki H. Moss

God can only move us forward when we stop looking behind....

Moving on to God’s Best

There’s a part of America that’s holding onto the American dream with a prayer. And that dream is to have an opportunity to work hard, get a good education, land a job, purchase a decent home, and live in a free country where families can enjoy life while living in peace.

A Logical Look at Obamacare

Written by Lynn Atherton-Bloxham on Monday, 02 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, Lynn Atherton-Bloxham

Where pricing is hidden from consumers, that pricing is liable to be outrageously high. That's the case in healthcare today, and it's not going to improve with Obamacare.

A Logical Look at Obamacare

For many, many years one of my favorite writers has been Paul Jacob. He does not tout his formal economic credentials, rather his goal in his writings is to take fallacies that people hold and explain why what they think is not necessarily so. One of Jacob's recent pieces is about as clear and "common sense" an explanation of medical cost problems as can be. There are many economic journals carrying extensive studies available for those who have not thought through the problem in a logical and honest manner. This little essay by Paul is merely a summary of the Austrian perspective of why voluntary exchange works and bureaucratic attempts to replace a market do not work.

The Darwin Bicentennial: A Message to All Evolutionists

Written by Christopher C.M. Warren on Monday, 02 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, Christopher C.M. Warren

In 2009, to commemorate the bicentennial of the Birth of Charles Darwin, Britain launched a stamp. At the same time Christopher C.M. Warren penned the following analysis of evolution from the Creationist point of view.

The Darwin Bicentennial: A Message to All Evolutionists

Whilst most of you have your eyes on the collapsing economy a few may have noticed the media making a fuss over Charles Darwin, the chief engine being the modern compulsory religion that everyone learns and must believe in at school called 'Evolution'. Why is this? Because two hundred years ago last Thursday, Charles Darwin was born into the world.

Test Drive: 2014 Toyota Corolla

Written by Eric Peters on Monday, 02 September 2013. Posted in Automotive, Business

The Corolla is Toyota's bread and butter sedan, and the best selling car in the world. Will the latest redesign build on that success?

Test Drive: 2014 Toyota Corolla

Here’s scary:

You’ve been assigned the job of restyling – and re-engineering – the company’s Number One Seller. It’s on you to get it right.

Why China’s ‘Infrastructure for Resources’ Failed in Nigeria

Written by Emeka Umejei on Saturday, 31 August 2013. Posted in Africa, Asia, World

China has been implementing an aggressive plan to acquire resources in Africa. Investigative reporter Emeka Umejei reports on the results in Nigeria.

Why China’s ‘Infrastructure for Resources’ Failed in Nigeria

I was on board the defunct Air Nigeria Airline to the Gambia for the Conference for African Ministers, Fisheries and Aquaculture (CAMFA) in 2010 when I encountered another Nigerian, who was alighting in Sierra Leone. We both boarded the aircraft in Lagos and soon, I began to chat to him about political developments in Nigeria. The young man, who identified himself as Ikechukwu told me he had lived in China for more than a decade and was involved in business. The moment he mentioned China, I got interested and pressed further. After regaling me with the wonders of China’s infrastructural development, he narrowed it down to his own venture in Nigeria.

The Syrian Scenario

Written by Alan Caruba on Saturday, 31 August 2013. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

The Syrian situation is dangerous and unpredictable, but the administration seems bent on involving the US in hostilities.

The Syrian Scenario

Arabs are particularly fond of dates with historical or religious significance. Recall the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the fourth Arab-Israeli war led by a coalition of Egypt and Syria. Like earlier wars, it ended in defeat for the Arabs.

Confronting The ‘End-Timers’

Written by Bradlee Dean on Saturday, 31 August 2013. Posted in Opinion, Bradlee Dean

Bradlee Dean challenges Christians over Jesus-is-coming preoccupation.

Confronting The ‘End-Timers’

“The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

The Long, Long Labor Day Weekend

Written by Alan Caruba on Saturday, 31 August 2013. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

This Labor Day weekend, as we wait to find out what the President will do in Syria, you can be assured based on his record, that whatever it is, it will make the situation worse.

The Long, Long Labor Day Weekend

It’s going to be a long weekend and I am not referring to Labor Day. Depending on how events unfold, the President may order an attack on Syria in the wake of the use of poison gas. Not one military expert interviewed on Fox News Channel has said that the use of Tomahawk missiles will achieve anything likely to deter the Syrians from using poison gas again and—worse—possibly using it against Israel as an act of defiance.

Tablets for Small Businesses

on Saturday, 31 August 2013. Posted in Small Business, Computers, Business, Sci/Tech

The lightweight, portable nature of tablet devices is conquering the business world. But with many options to choose from, before buying for your business, carefully evaluate which features you need.

Tablets for Small Businesses

More and more businesses are making use of tablet PCs in their daily operations. A 2011 study by Model Metrics showed that 22 percent of companies had begun deploying tablets for their businesses, with 78 percent planning to have tablets in use by 2013.

Inflation and Gresham’s Law in my Lifetime

on Saturday, 31 August 2013. Posted in Economy, Business

Over time, inflation, along with Gresham’s Law and legal tender laws, has driven out the good money and substituted bad money in its place.

Inflation and Gresham’s Law in my Lifetime

It was the summer of 1968 and I had just finished seventh grade. Rather than "goofing off" all summer, my dad required me to attend his Principles of Economics class at Grove City College.  He and Fred Andre team-taught the class, as my dad was often on the road giving lectures around the country.  It was during this class that I learned (among other things) that just four short years earlier, the U.S. government had stopped minting dimes, quarters, and half dollars out of silver (90 percent)...something about how the money supply had been inflated to the point where it cost more to produce the coins out of silver than their face value. In other words, the silver content was worth more than $.10 for dimes and more than $.25 for quarters. Bottom line: collecting silver coins was a fast way to make some money and a good way to retain value in the long run.

Parents Caring for Parents: The Rising Conflict of Senior Care

on Saturday, 31 August 2013. Posted in Family Matters, LifeStyle

With a large segment of the country’s population now reaching its senior citizen years, families are facing unique challenges in caring for parents who are no longer as young, active, and mobile as they once were.

Parents Caring for Parents: The Rising Conflict of Senior Care

Caring for senior-aged parents can put a burden on people who also must care for their young children and their own households. While some people try to assimilate their aging parents and children under one roof, others find that they need different options when it comes to caring for their senior citizen moms and dads. As families decide what option is best for them, they should be aware of the choices and resources available to them.

A Tale of Two Governments

Written by Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas on Thursday, 29 August 2013. Posted in Opinion, Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas

The foundations of justice and of good government are revealed in the Bible, as jurists of the past, including America's Founders, understood. We turn from that wisdom at great peril.

A Tale of Two Governments

Charles Dickens, the English author of classical literature, wrote a famous novel called The Tale of Two Cities. It centered on London and Paris during the upheaval of the French Revolution. The opening lines state, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”

An Unconstitutional Military Strike

Written by Alan Caruba on Thursday, 29 August 2013. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

The majority of Americans are opposed to an attack on Syria and both the Constitution and the collected wisdom of the public argue strongly against it.

An Unconstitutional Military Strike

I don’t know why the White House doesn’t just send Syria’s Bashar al-Assad a map of where it intends to attack with Tomahawk and other missiles. The bottom line, however, is that this much heralded military adventure is unconstitutional. The President has no authority to initiate the use of the military against Syria.

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