Bernie Sanders Paying Interns $12-Per-Hour is not Hypocritical

Attacks against Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for paying his interns “only” $12-per-hour instead of the $15-per-hour minimum wage rate he favors (see article link below) are misguided. Until every employer, including competing candidates, are subject to a $15-per-hour minimum wage rate, employers (such as Sanders) paying a higher rate would quickly find themselves at a definite […]

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Unilateral Executive Action on Immigration: ObamaCare Redux

Who can forget the run-up to the 2010 passage of ObamaCare? A newly elected president, with a great smile, enjoying an unprecedented outpouring of goodwill from members of both political parties, and owning super majorities in both houses of Congress, had decided that passing a huge health care bill was in the public interest. It […]

Spinning Ebola

Clearly with the upcoming appointment of political hack Ron Klain as America’s new Ebola Czar–a person with no medical background whatsoever, whose main claim to fame is having served as chief of staff both to former Vice President Gore and Vice President Biden–the Obama administration has once again demonstrated that the president is more concerned […]

Justice in America is the Norm

Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, who shares the life experiences of the well-to-do, upwardly mobile Indian professional classes, was arrested earlier this month in Manhattan on charges of lying on a visa application about how much she pays her maid, Sangeeta Richard. New York prosecutors claim the maid received only $3 per hour. Additionally, Richard’s husband […]

Martin Bashir’s Troubles: My Interpretation of Events

I’ve been wanting to write the following for a few weeks now, but have hesitated each time because of the great possibility of being misunderstood. But to hell with that. Former MSNBC political pundit Martin Bashir recently resigned his position because of off-color, inappropriate comments he had made about Sarah Palin. She had compared to […]

The Nuclear Option Arrives – A Democrat Coup D’etat

Well, the Senate Democrats did it as they have been threatening; they have finally triggered the so-called nuclear option. As of today, no longer can the GOP Senate minority filibuster the president’s judicial and administrative nominations. This is huge! Senate Democrats, arguing hypocritically the exact opposite of that which they argued just a decade ago […]

You Can Keep Your Plan As Long as THEY Like It

I read an article this morning about shell-shocked ACA supporters, finding their current health coverage canceled and replaced by higher-cost plans, turning against the president. What is interesting about the article is how ignorant these people are of basic economics. Such ignorance allowed the passing of the ACA in the first place and is almost […]

The Times They are a-Changin’

All one need do is look. Change is everywhere. Some of these changes are profound, yet many people live under the illusion that, ultimately, there is some force–some benign arbiter–that will not let these changes go too far. I hate to break the news, but such an arbiter does not exist. Today in America there […]