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September 26, 2016 |

Spies in the Congo: America’s Atomic Mission in WWII

When Truman unleashed Fat Man & Little Boy over Japan in the hope of compelling capitulation, he knew American strength had reached heights of military might unrivaled in history.  What most American’s don’t know is the history of how those … Read More

September 23, 2016 |

Clinton Immigration Plan Will Duplicate European Rape Crisis

The Associated Press reports that:

“it appears increasingly likely that the Obama administration will hit its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States before the end of September. State Department totals show that 2,340 Syrian refugees … Read More

September 23, 2016 |

Will the “Least Terrible” Candidate Win the Elections?

Find the best candidate for the job, elect them to office: that is how democracy should work. But that is not what this election feels like to most Americans.

 

As this graph above shows, only about 1 in … Read More

September 23, 2016 |

NYT’s President Argues For Bias

Enough Said is written by President and CEO of The New York Times Company Mark Thompson, and published by Saint Martin’s Press, 2016

The author’s New York Times ID, more than the sub title, seduced me to read and … Read More

September 23, 2016 |

Your Work is How People See God

In all ages of human history, belief has required sight.

It is true now in our scientific age, in which we demand observation and quantified data before we’ll accept anything as fact. It has been true for centuries in … Read More

September 23, 2016 |

The Dirty Harry Jobs Report

For avid film critics, comparing one big screen hero of the action variety to another is serious arm chair sport. Recent favorites in the critic’s corner: James Bond’s suave but strong Daniel Craig vs. the no nonsense badass of … Read More

September 22, 2016 |

How This Election Will Reunite the Right, One Way Or Another

The most enduring cliché of every presidential election is that it is the most important in history. The nominees proclaim this because, for them, this is certainly true. They also hope it will motivate their base to vote.

That said, … Read More

September 22, 2016 |

India’s Public Intellectual Central Banker Leaves Parting Warning

Now that they’ve gotten rid of Rajan, India’s former central banker has some parting advice for his fellow economists: be wary of low interest rates and exhausted, depleted institutional capital in an age as threatening as ours.

Modi’s recovery in replacing … Read More

September 22, 2016 |

The U.S. Economy: Bad Moon Rising

April 1969 saw the release of what would soon become Credence Clearwater Revival’s second gold single. Bad Moon Rising’s popularity quickly secured it a permanent spot in rock history. But it was also headed somewhere else, if not everywhere … Read More

September 22, 2016 |

You Don’t Need Rest

I have found that people of purpose are almost always busy, because situations that need that characteristic seem to find them. I have also found that people of purpose tend to earn their rest, yet they often don’t need their rest like everyone … Read More

September 22, 2016 |

A Conversation with a Closeted Conservative Colleague

Below is my conversation with a closeted conservative colleague.

CCC: “I don’t feel I can say what I think, at least not at this stage. I have a family to care for and other responsibilities, you know.”

Me: “Sure. … Read More

September 21, 2016 |

Senator Warren’s CEO Rant Omission, Biggest Beneficiary Was Abortion Mega-Donor

Click here to watch my recent interview with Elizabeth MacDonald on Fox Business News. One thing I didn’t get a chance to say: When Elizabeth rightly lambasted the CEO of Wells Fargo for benefiting as a major shareholder from the … Read More

September 21, 2016 |

Are Millennials More Entrepreneurial Than Previous Generations?

The relationship between millennials and the concept of “entrepreneurship” is nuanced and complex.

Millennials clearly value entrepreneurship, and 67% of this group says that their goals involve eventually starting a business. Statistics show that millennials are always “on”, motivated to … Read More

September 21, 2016 |

The Federal Reserve Report

Why is this issue of the Report entitled the Federal Reserve Report? We chose this headline because the Fed is apparently now the driver of supply and demand of gold and silver. Or at least it’s what speculators in gold … Read More

September 21, 2016 |

Clinton, Trump Offer Contrasting Tax Policies

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have released the outlines of their tax proposals. The general thrust of their policy choices reflects the underlying core beliefs of their supporters. Republicans believe that a vibrant private sector is the key to … Read More

September 21, 2016 |

Why the Market Can’t Make Sense of Prophets

The gospel ought to comfort the afflicted but afflict the comfortable. Good news—except that Jesus predicted we’d value one far more than the other. Not good news.

For the last few weeks we’ve been pondering leisure—but at a leisurely … Read More