A central pillar of the just-passed Inflation Reduction Act is $80 billion going to the IRS to hire some 87,000 new agents, doubling the current force, to chase down U.S. taxpayers who allegedly are not meeting their tax obligations.
The rationale is we have a large national budget deficit -- that is, government is bringing in less money than ...Read more
A runoff election will take place in Oklahoma Aug. 23, which will decide who the Republican candidate will be to run for the Senate seat held by James Inhofe since 1994.
Thirteen candidates ran in the primary. But no one got 50% of the vote, hence the Aug. 23 runoff.
Leading the field is Rep. Markwayne Mullin, who received the endorsement of ...Read more
A favorite game of politicians, when reality does not conform to the facts they want, is to simply redefine reality.
Democrats want big government, a lot of spending and taxation, the former of which we are now paying for in inflation, so the new strategy of Democrats is to now claim that spending and taxes reduce inflation.
We now have the ...Read more
When Sen. Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln faced off in a debate in Peoria, Illinois, in 1854, the issue tearing apart the nation was slavery.
A central issue was whether slavery would be permitted in new territories entering the union.
Douglas' answer to the question was politics. Lincoln's answer was morality and the Bible.
Douglas' ...Read more
New polling from Pew Research and from NY Times/Siena College, released a few days apart, cast similarly dismal pictures regarding the popularity of President Joe Biden.
Overall approval for Biden from NY Times/Siena College stands at 33% and from Pew 37%.
However, both polls show approval for the president much stronger than the national ...Read more
The Gallup polling organization seems to serve up endlessly bleak news about how Americans feel about God and country.
I wrote recently about their report of the historically low percentage of Americans that say they believe in God.
Now Gallup reports that a historically low number of Americans believe in ourselves and our country.
The ...Read more
With the Supreme Court concluding one of the most historic and consequential terms in its history, it leaves in its wake consequences and implications for the direction of our country.
One very important result may well be a movement of Black and Hispanic voters to the right.
It is reasonable to conclude that conservatives are happy with where...Read more
The cries from the left predicting the end of the world in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is a familiar sound.
We heard the same after the historic reform in welfare in 1996 when Aid to Families with Dependent Children, which effectively subsidized low-income women to have children out of marriage, was replaced...Read more
Per a new report from Gallup, the percentage of Americans now saying they believe in God is the lowest since they first started doing the survey.
In 2022, 81% of Americans say they believe in God.
When Gallup first asked this question in 1944, 96% said they believed, and in the early 1950s, it was up to 98%. It remained over 90% until 2013, ...Read more
President Joe Biden spoke at the Port of Los Angeles the other day and addressed the issue foremost on the minds of Americans today -- inflation.
And in the spirit of a tried and true liberal, he blamed everyone in the world for a problem that he is responsible for.
Apparently, our president believes that Vladimir Putin is running America.
As the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan, 6 Attack on the United States Capitol starts public hearings, we must ask what motivates those on the committee.
Is the sole concern the ideals of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States? Or is it to get media to attack and undermine political opponents?
Once again, the nation has witnessed a horrible, pointless act of violence, with innocent children the victims.
And, once again, we hear from liberals that the answer is gun control.
If we look at what generally characterizes the mindset of those -- generally young men -- who commit these acts, we see what generally characterizes the mindset ...Read more
I am so pleased and proud that the first annual edition of the "State of Black America" (Encounter Books), published by my organization, CURE, Center for Urban Renewal and Education, in conjunction with the Claremont Institute has just been released.
CURE was founded to provide a platform for an alternative vision of what "Black America" is ...Read more