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Greece vs. Latvia: Left Wing Economics vs. Real Austerity

Since 2010, a sweeping debt crisis has hammered the Eurozone. The poster child of this crisis is Greece. In October 2014, Greek unemployment stood at 25.8 percent; high unemployment remains a theme in the Greek economy since the 2008 recession. Liberals decry the Greek economy situation as an example of conservative economic principle failures. However, […]

February 25, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Greece is the Word: Here We Go Again

There isn’t any doubt that the IMF imposed austerity programs have been a leading cause of the deterioration of the Greek’s standard of living and the subsequent violent social unrest. Unfortunately the new government is most shortsightedly confusing the symptoms with the disease. Rather than face the harsh realities of bankruptcy, enduring the pain of […]

February 17, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Is Ocean Life on the Brink of Mass Extinction?

The journal Science is one of the most prestigious and cited publications in all of academia. Itswebsite boasts of being “the world’s leading outlet for scientific news” and having “more than 100 of the world’s top scientists” on its Board of Reviewing Editors. These luminaries recently published a paper by a team of ecologists and […]

February 12, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

An Exclusive Interview With Rand Paul, Human Capitalist‏

Rand Paul recently sat with me to share some of his views. The insights on his worldview left me persuaded that he deserves to be considered the most important public intellectual serving in the United States Senate. Time Magazine calls him “the most interesting man in American politics.” The Senate’s public intellectual chair has been […]

February 9, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Ever Wonder Why We Can’t Just Solve Some Of Our Biggest Problems?

Such as infrastructure, for example. The United States has close to 63,000 bridgesthat need to be repaired or replaced. Some estimates place the cost of such repairs and replacements at over $1 trillion. Some experts think it far exceeds that amount. That number may sound excessively large when viewed in isolation. In truth, it ‘only’ […]

February 3, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Article V Convention Foes Fight Back

With an impending vote by the Virginia Legislature to adopt legislation (HJ497) to call for an Article V “Convention of States”, State Senator Dick Black has penned his opposition.  North Carolinian’s would do well to heed the warnings presented by Senator Black and encourage their members of the North Carolina General Assembly to not seek any such […]

February 3, 2015 | Posted in Christian Hine,National | Read More »

Educating the Poor

Many people claim that government must educate, because otherwise the poor would not be able to afford education for their children. The only problem with this theory is the facts. There can hardy be any educator in America who is unfamiliar with the “achievement gap.” No informed educator should be ignorant of the colossal failures […]

January 30, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Conservatives Form House Freedom Caucus

In Congress, it is rarely the “lone wolf” that can get things done.  Individuals like Ron Paul can certainly set the tone of a debate or bring forth much needed perspective, but rarely does the single Congressman have the wherewithal to get good legislation passed.  Joining with others and having a base of support from […]

January 28, 2015 | Posted in Christian Hine,National | Read More »

Monetary Politics: The Biggest Money Player In Politics Is The Fed

Washington finally shows signs of coming to grips with the importance of money to politics. This is not about mere campaign finance. Recently there was a breakthrough in bringing the money policy issue out of the shadows and to center stage … where it belongs. The real issue of money in politics is about the […]

January 26, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Widely Touted Study on State and Local Taxes is a Sham

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) is a self-described “non-partisan research organization” dedicated to providing “accurate, timely, and straightforward information” about tax policies. In a new report on state and local taxes, ITEP declares that “virtually every state’s tax system is fundamentally unfair,” because they take “a much greater share of income from low- and middle-income families than from wealthy […]

January 21, 2015 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

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