Alan Caruba

The Expert's Cloudy Crystal Balls

Written by Alan Caruba on Friday, 19 December 2014. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Alan Caruba

Two authors, both experts, have radically different expectations for the future of American success. Which is right, asks Alan Caruba in his latest book review.

The Expert's Cloudy Crystal Balls

In late October I wrote a commentary “Is America in Decline?” based on a book by James MacDonald, “When Globalism Fails: The Rise and Fall of Pax Americana”, due for sale in January from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Within days I received “The Accidental Super Power: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and The Coming Global Disorder” by Peter Zeihan. 

The New Congress Must Save the USA from the EPA

Written by Alan Caruba on Thursday, 18 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

If the Republican controlled Congress does not launch legislative action to control the EPA the consequences for Americans will continue to mount.

The New Congress Must Save the USA from the EPA

When the Republican Party takes over majority control of Congress in January, it will face a number of battles that must be fought with the Obama administration ranging from its amnesty intentions to the repeal of ObamaCare, but high among the battles is the need to rein in the metastasizing power of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Chanukah Celebrates Rededication

Written by Alan Caruba on Tuesday, 16 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

As the first Chanukah candle is lighted this year, we are days from celebrating Christmas. This is a good time to remember to resist those for whom religion is a reason to hate others as well as those who reject spiritual faith.

Chanukah Celebrates Rededication

Sometimes I think that Jews are going to have to arm themselves in order to celebrate Chanukah. These days, merely praying in a synagogue, whether it is in Jerusalem or Brooklyn has become hazardous.

We're Number Two

Written by Alan Caruba on Tuesday, 16 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

For "Main Street" America, the economy has not recovered, and now China has officially surpassed America as the number one economy. Both facts are outcomes of the strangulation of federal regulations and socialism.

We're Number Two

The U.S. was the world's number one economy prior to World War II, but it took off bigtime after the war and there has not been a day of my long life in which we were not number one—until now.

Protesting Law and Order

Written by Alan Caruba on Thursday, 11 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

Evidently, racial divisions persist in America, and appear to have worsened in the Obama era.

Protesting Law and Order

I doubt there was ever a time in America, pre-Revolution and since, that race was not an issue. It was for the framers of the Constitution who, in order to get the southern colonies to accept it, included in Article Two that, for the purpose of taxation, slaves were to be identified as only “three-fifths” of being a person. In Section 9, it was agreed that the issue of slavery was not to be addressed until 1808, but “a tax or duty may be imposed on such importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each person.”

Hating Santa Claus

Written by Alan Caruba on Tuesday, 09 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

Santa Claus is a powerful symbol and reminder of power and importance of goodness. As such, the tradition of Santa as a reminder of the beauty of Christianity.

Hating Santa Claus

I receive Free Inquiry magazine monthly even though I never subscribed to it. The magazine is read by atheists who prefer to be called “humanists.” The Council for Secular Humanism that publishes the magazine has “Affirmations of Humanism” that begin with the assertion that they are “committed to the application of reason and science to the understanding of the universe and to the solving of human problems.”

The Great Renewable Energy Rip-Off

Written by Alan Caruba on Thursday, 04 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

Dreams of "green" energy are a pleasant fiction for environmentalists. For those dealing with reality, wind and solar are costly boondoggles.

The Great Renewable Energy Rip-Off

One of the lesser known attempts to prove that renewable energy, wind and solar power, can replace traditional energy sources--coal, oil, and natural gas--went belly up in much the same way current wind and solar companies depend on tapping the taxpayer for government subsidies in order to stay in business. Google’s Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal initiative begun in 2007 and shut down four years later.

The World's Climate Change Mafia Meet in Peru

Written by Alan Caruba on Thursday, 04 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

The latest conference on climate change in Peru is just another attempt to impose a global tax and empower the United Nations.

The World's Climate Change Mafia Meet in Peru

To understand all the talk of “climate change” you must understand that everything and everyone involved—except for those of us who debunk the lies—are engaged in a criminal enterprise to transfer billions from industrialized nations to those who have failed to provide a thriving economy, often because they are run by dictators or corrupt governments who skim the money for themselves.

Protesting Their Protectors

Written by Alan Caruba on Thursday, 04 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

In cities and towns where blacks are a significant part of the population they are likely to need more police protection than whites. But Ferguson was about the rejection of the rule of law.

Protesting Their Protectors

When you get right down to it, the protests said to be about the shooting of Michael Brown are really about how differently the black and white communities view the police. Blacks may want and need protection, but they don’t have the level of confidence in the police that whites express.

Take Your Pick of Lies About Ozone, Methane or Mercury

Written by Alan Caruba on Monday, 01 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

EPA continues to throttle the economy, but the benefits it claims its regulations bring are dubious at best.

Take Your Pick of Lies About Ozone, Methane or Mercury

Is it surprising that the Environmental Protection Agency continues to tell big fat lies about anything it wants to ban, but is reluctant to show the “science” on which the bans are based?

United, But Divided

Written by Alan Caruba on Monday, 01 December 2014. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

The election suggests that a large portion of voters prefer a conservative approach to government. If that trend continues the 2016 elections will represent a major change from the two terms of President Obama and a rejection of his policies.

United, But Divided

The nation united to celebrate Thanksgiving, but as anyone who follows the polls can confirm, it is sharply divided. In many ways, half of those polled see America opposite to the other half.

You've been Gruber'd, Stupid!

Written by Alan Caruba on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

In one scandal after another, Obama would have us believe he knew nothing. That is the response one might expect from a criminal rather than a President.

You've been Gruber'd, Stupid!

“No.  I -- I did not.  Uhhh, I just heard about this... I -- I get well briefed before I come out here.  Uh, th-th-the fact that some advisor who never worked on our staff, uhh, expressed an opinion that, uhh, I completely disagree with wuh, uhh, in terms of the voters, is no reflection on the actual process that was run.” -- President Obama replying to a question about Jonathan Gruber at the conclusion of the G-20 Conference in Brisbane, Australia. 

Praying or Not on the Temple Mount

Written by Alan Caruba on Thursday, 20 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

The politics of Islam prevent Jewish prayer at the Temple Mount, the holiest place in Judaism.

Praying or Not on the Temple Mount

The Palestinians never lose an opportunity or excuse to kill Jews. What is feared is a new intifada or holy war in Israel, specifically in Jerusalem, where attacks on its civilians and soldiers have been occurring. The present grievance has to do with the Temple Mount, the holiest place in Judaism, but one that was taken over by Muslims when they invaded in 638 A.D.

Obama Declares an Amnesty War

Written by Alan Caruba on Monday, 17 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

Obama has never liked Congress. He seems to resent having to share governing power with it. He is about to launch an amnesty war as a way of acting out his resentment.

Obama Declares an Amnesty War

The same mindset that could conspire to foist ObamaCare on Americans by deception is at work to do the same thing with an unconstitutional, unilateral announcement of amnesty for millions of illegal—oops, “undocumented”—aliens living in America.

Obama's Cruel and Costly Climate Hoax

Written by Alan Caruba on Friday, 14 November 2014. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

A cruel and costly climate hoax is being perpetrated by President Obama and, in particular, by the Environmental Protection Agency. The new Congress must take whatever action it can to reverse and stop the harm that it represents.

Obama's Cruel and Costly Climate Hoax

The intense cold that many Americans are encountering arrives more than a month before the official start of winter on December 21.

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