by MJ Harris
How can we be expected to set aside money, wages, and earning over our entire career through vehicles that ride along with the stock market when the market itself goes up and down faster and more frequently than most rides at Six Flags Great Adventure.
by David Katz, M.D.
We Americans, and ever more of the global population — eat too much sugar, and eating too much sugar is bad for us. (“Too much” of anything is bad for us, hence the name.)
One of the reasons we eat too much sugar is because high-fructose corn syrup can be derived inexpensively from subsidized corn. An inexpensive sugar source makes it economical for food manufacturers to add copious amounts of sugar to our diets.
By Selwyn Duke
If you thought that “one man, one vote” reflected the full flowering of representative democracy, think again. In the village of Port Chester, N.Y., just a few towns north of my locality in Westchester County, there is a new system. It’s “one (minority) man, six votes” — brought to us courtesy of the U.S. Department of Injustice and a lunkhead of a federal judge named Stephen Robinson.
by Bill Bonner
Sittin’ on the dock of the bay…
Watchin’ the tide roll away…
~ “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” Otis Reading
We’re glad we’re not sitting on the dock of the bay in Biloxi or St. Petersburg. There’s oil coming that way…and it’s not the kind you can burn in your lamp.
by Gary North
The new British government’s Chief Secretary to the Treasury, David Laws, walked into his new office. On the table there was a note from the previous secretary.
“Dear chief secretary, I’m afraid there is no money. Kind regards – and good luck! Liam.”
by Megan McArdle
My father, who worked in the petrochemical industry for decades, tells me that there is a well-established method for dealing with a problem like this: blowing up the well.
So why isn’t this option being considered, despite the failure of every method tried so far? Because it can’t ever be used again. As a result, BP stands to lose a lot from doing so.
Protesters against Arizona’s new immigration law have held rallies at Union Square in New York and other places across the country.
If you cross the North Korean border illegally, you get 12 years hard labor. If you cross the Iranian border illegally, you are detained indefinitely. If you cross the Afghan border illegally, you get shot.
If you cross the U.S. border illegally, you get:
by Chuck Norris
Cursing, spitting, shoving, vandalism and death threats are pervading the political landscape. But who will relieve America of its political indigestion and anger?
I’ve seen a dozen U.S. presidents during my lifetime, but rarely have I seen the type of frustration and disdain being shown by many Americans in the first year of this presidency.
by Bill Bonner
The French media reports the passage of the health care reform bill as though it were the Emancipation Proclamation. Now, Americans have finally entered the modern world, they said. Now, Americans have access to health care as a matter of right.
We’re suspicious of anything the French papers think is a good idea.
by C.J. Maloney
“Let us make one thing crystal clear: We do not claim the right to indiscriminate violence. We seek no bloodbath… ~ Black Panther Party”
If the rebellious spirit of our Founders still lives at all, it seems to be concentrated between two groups – libertarians and punks. But, while the spirit may reside, would it be a good idea to act on it?
by Ron Paul
With passage of last week’s bill, the American people are now the unhappy recipients of Washington’s disastrous prescription for healthcare “reform.” Congressional leaders relied on highly dubious budget predictions, faulty market assumptions, and outright fantasy to convince a slim majority that this major expansion of government somehow will reduce federal spending.
By Peter Schiff
In his latest weekly New York Times column, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman put forward arguments that were so nonsensical that the award committee should ask for its medal back.
Recent rhetoric from Washington has put the economic relationship between the U.S. and China squarely on the front burner, and Krugman is demanding that we crank up the flame.
By Ed Kaitz
Nancy Pelosi wants to give birth to a new kind of freedom in America — the freedom from being “job-locked.” In an interview with Rachel Maddow Thursday evening, Pelosi asked Americans to “think” about a bright, new, liberating kind of utopia:
“Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer, a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance….”