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Russian capo Vladimir Putin has taken the measure of the weak-kneed putative leader of the Free World Barack Obama. His troops have occupied Crimea and now encircle and menace the rest of Ukraine. The West has not been this weak and irresolute since the nineteen thirties. On Western leadership Russian Parliamentarian Oleg Paneleyev noted “They… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

Economic stagnation is a choice, a choice America and much of Europe, alas, are making. For twenty years the Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal have produced an Index of Economic Freedom ranking countries based on: adherence to the rule of law, limited government, regulatory efficiency and open markets. Economically-freer countries enjoy more robust growth… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

Reining in the U.S. Fed

Congress created America’s current central bank the Federal Reserve System in 1913. As with all central banks its role ultimately is determined by the political process. The Fed is tasked with more than simply issuing and maintaining the value of the dollar: the world’s reserve currency. Under the 1978 the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Balanced… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

Earlier this week Hillary Clinton beat Barack Obama in Pennsylvania’s democratic presidential primary by 10 percent points, which was all the more impressive as Obama outspent her 3 to 1 and won over 92% of the black vote. What does it mean? Obama’s character and record have started to receive a modicum of scrutiny, albeit… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover