The Miracle of Freedom
Sep 3, 2013
The following is adapted from a speech delivered at Hillsdale College’s 161st Commencement, held in the College’s Biermann Athletic Center on May 11, 2013.
Why We’re Investing in America
Mar 22, 2013
The Carlyle Group Sees Safety and Growth Right at Home, in a World Where Both are in Short Supply
Does a Country’s Economic Prosperity Lead to Happiness?
Mar 22, 2013
There is perhaps no more famous statement of the American ideal than the Declaration of Independence’s claim that we possess the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
How Free Speech Died on Campus
Dec 26, 2012
At Yale University, you can be prevented from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on your T-shirt.
Reagan’s Moral Courage
May 22, 2012
The defining feature of Ronald Reagan was his moral courage. It takes tremendous moral courage to resist the overwhelming tide of received opinion and so-called expert wisdom and to say and do exactly the opposite. It could not have been pleasant for Reagan to be denounced as an ignorant cowboy, an extremist, a warmonger, a fascist, or worse by people who thought themselves intellectually superior to him.
Tax Rates, Inequality and the 1%
Apr 12, 2012
A recent report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says, “The share of income received by the top 1% grew from about 8% in 1979 to over 17% in 2007.”
Trees for life
Apr 10, 2012
With all the recent talk about the environment, global warming, carbon footprints, “going green” and the economics of all this, I find there is usually one critical element left out of the discussion: trees.
Executive Power in Wartime
Apr 6, 2012
President Obama campaigned for office largely on the claim that his predecessor had shredded the Constitution.
The Unity and Beauty of the Declaration and the Constitution
Apr 5, 2012
The following is adapted from an interview by Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institution for his show “Uncommon Knowledge.” The interview took place on October 3, 2011, at Hillsdale College,
Children of the Corn: The Renewable Fuels Disaster
Apr 5, 2012
Deficit hawks, environmentalists, and food processors are celebrating the expiration of the ethanol tax credit.
Reaganomics and the American Character
Jan 4, 2012
What was the American economy like in the decade prior to the Reagan presidency?
Nov 22, 2010
This month’s Dream Villager has an article about the “Robo-Signers”
Wall Street “Stock Pirates”
Jul 30, 2010
High Speed Trading now dominates the NY Stock Exchange, where 70% of all trades happen in milliseconds, and are invisible to most.
Michael Lewis’ The Big Short is a must read
Jul 1, 2010
The book exposes the “new” Wall Street gamblers: when they win, they get Billions in bonuses – when they lose, we bail them out and they still get Billions in bonuses.
Loan Modification Woes
Jun 30, 2010
When my husband Carl and I first bought our house together, the loan officer told us that the best thing we could do was to get into an interest-only three-year adjustable rate mortgage.
Main Street Agrees that the Economy Needs Help
Jun 2, 2010
John McCain in mid-April introduced a resolution in the Senate that said:
“It is the sense of the Senate that the Value Added Tax is a massive tax increase that will cripple families on fixed income and only further push back America’s economic recovery.”
Clock Crazy Time
Apr 2, 2010
I don’t know about you, but I like clocks, and have several in my house - count 27! And more in my office, with our staff, adds another 11 - a total of 38 clocks, watches, VCR’s, radios, and cars.
Donald Trump calls for stripping Al Gore's Peace Prize
Mar 5, 2010
The Donald’ looked outside his window in New York and seeing the record snowfall, said that Global Warming is a fraud and called for stripping Al Gore of his 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.