Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s bill requiring a full audit of Federal Reserve System banks before the end of 2012 might not be as wacky as some people think, especially if, as Robert Romano writes, the Fed itself may be teetering on the brink of insolvency. Read More
If Texas Gov. Rick Perry is “seriously considering running for president,” as my Examiner colleague Phil Klein reported, he has a ready-made campaign issue that could be his ace in the hole. Read More
Was Rod Blagojevich just being friendly and conciliatory when he attempted to shake hands with Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Schar, the same federal prosecutor who had just grilled him on the witness stand about his timing for allegedly trying to sell Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat?
Or was the mop-haired, impeached former governor of Illinois doing the equivalent of a victory dance in the end zone? Read More
Thomas R. Bennett, who has been following the retrial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for the Nuclear Chicago blog, accuses U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald of “sandbagging” and “running egregious political interference to both benefit and protect Team Obama” for not calling fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko to the stand as a government witness: Read More
After months of invoking “academic freedom” to string along the Virginia attorney general’s office, a state legislator, and the American Tradition Institute, the University of Virginia has finally been court-ordered to comply with the state’s Freedom of Information Act. Read More
Hedge funds are investment vehicles that offer “inflation protected performance.” Assets in these funds have now reached a record $2.02 trillion. And hedge fund managers have been gobbling up acres and acres of American farmland. Read More
“Metrorail-to-Dulles hasn't attained the legendary status of the Big Dig yet,” writes James Bacon in a Washington Times oped. “ But give it time.” Read More
“Mitt Romney was having a terrible week. His speech on health care was terrible. With Massachusetts up in arms over Romney-care and Republicans dead set against the individual and employer mandate, his failure to repudiate his program would have cost him dearly. But now he is sitting on top of the world.”
So writes pundit Dick Morris. Read More
As high school graduation season approaches, there’s at least one thing both the Left and Right can agree on, according to a panel of scholars assembled this week by the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy: Undergraduate education in the U.S. is a poor value and getting worse.
An undergraduate degree costs three times more than it did 30 years ago, and more and more parents are questioning whether it’s worth it. So are some academics. Read More
“The Huffington Post has been under strike for weeks, and nobody seems to notice,” points out NewsReal blogger Walter Hudson.
That’s because the “scabs” in this case happen to be elite left-wing, union-friendly “progressive” writers who raise bloody hell when anybody else crosses a picket line, but apparently have no problem doing so themselves. Read More
Violent Mexican drug cartels offer their victims a Faustian choice: “Plata or plomo? Silver or lead? The bribe or the bullet?” said Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Tex., in his opening remarks during a congressional hearing on the status of our southern border held on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Read More
Next Monday, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is scheduled to go on trial in Chicago for the second time on public corruption charges, including his alleged attempt to enrich himself by selling Barack Obama’s former Senate seat. Read More
Northwestern University has announced that former Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias will be a visiting professor at the school's North Shore campus next fall, Crain’s Chicago Business reports. Read More
On Sept. 9, 1998 Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., stood up on the House floor and became the first member of Congress to warn his colleagues on Capitol Hill about a Saudi-born multimillionaire named Osama bin Laden. Read More
“Osama bin Laden has gone to the great bordello in the sky that awaits every good jihadi,” writes Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch and author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades),” in “Osama Gets His Virgins,” published in Human Events:
Spencer calls the death of bin Laden “a psychological blow to the jihadis and a confidence-booster for Americans,” but adds a cautionary note: Read More