Home » National You are browsing entries filed in “National”

Protectionism Revisited: Shop Small Saturday and the Modern Buy Local Movement

Consider this more an informative piece for Pundithouse readers rather than an attempt to persuade. If you’re a buy local supporter, great, good for you. If you want to buy all your presents from Amazon this year, good for you too. But in an effort to prepare Pundithouse readers to be inundated with #shopsmall hashtags [...]

November 26, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,National | Read More »

Who is Rand Paul?

For starters, Rand is short for Randal, not an allusion to Ayn Rand, after whom Sen. Paul was not named by his libertarian (not Objectivist) father Ron Paul. Reportedly, growing up he was called Randy … until his wife shortened the diminutive to Rand. Washington, ordinarily, is committed to maintaining the status quo or making, at best, [...]

November 21, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Interstate Toll Lanes and Guaranteed Profits Through Bankruptcy

Just when we thought that our government should enter into partnerships with private enterprise to fix, build and sometimes operate our infrastructure comes the news that the Public Private Partnerships (otherwise known as P3′s) that our elected officials have become so enamored with are nothing but a cheap contrivance by International Investors and Contractors to [...]

November 4, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,National | Read More »

A Short Review of Voter Fraud Issues

As the election starts, a short review of voter fraud issues would be in order. Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal carries an article by Hans von Spakovsky which begins with numerous citations of fraud cases being brought throughout the US.  The ones I could check showed it was Democrats being fraudulent. For the one I couldn’t [...]

October 30, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,National | Read More »

My Advice To You Incumbent Democratic Senators….Is To Start Drinking Heavily

Just took a look at some of the historic losses by incumbent Presidents in their off-presidential year elections. 1918 Wilson -7 D seats; 1922 Harding -7 R seats; 1926 Coolidge -7 R; 1930 Hoover -8 R; 1938 FDR -7 D; 1942 FDR -8 D; 1946 Truman -12 D; 1950 Truman -5 D; 1958 Ike -13 [...]

October 16, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Asthmatics Remain Huffy with Obama Administration

Asthma sufferers in the United States have become a casualty of the EPA’s war on emissions. Many used to rely on the Primatene Mist asthma inhaler for emergency relief from an asthma attack, but the product emits chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) which, according to the UN, are a major contributor to Ozone Depletion. In an attempt to [...]

October 14, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Quantitative Easing: Who Wins and Who Loses?

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman claims he has unveiled the real motive behind opposition to the Federal Reserve’s policy of minting trillions of dollars to purchase toxic investments and government debt——technically known as quantitative easing or QE. According to Krugman, criticism of QE is not genuinely rooted in the oft-voiced concern that it may stoke [...]

October 8, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

NC Pension Money Given to Tillis PAC Financier in 2013, Not Disclosed on State Treasury Report

I’ve written in the past about the seemingly cozy relationship between NC House Speaker Thom Tillis and NC Treasurer Janet Cowell. In addition to personal endorsements of the Treasurer, Tillis not only oversaw legislation requested by Cowell, he voted to ensure its passage. The state legislation increased the percentage of NC pension money that Cowell [...]

October 7, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

Licensing Regulations and the Case of the Teeth Whiteners

*This article was a special to the Charlotte Observer by our friends Adam Smith and Stewart Dompe, professors of economics at Johnson & Wales University.  We hope to add them as regular contributors here at PunditHouse. In October, the U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on a dispute between the Federal Trade Commission and the [...]

September 29, 2014 | Posted in Carolinas,National | Read More »

Meet John Feehery, Perhaps the Worst GOP Establishment Consultant Ever

Before this week, I figured that the race to the intellectual bottom for Republican consultants would have been a doggoned close contest. For years I’ve written many columns – and a book – that laid bare the cognitive dissonance and record of embarrassing losses of such wizards as Karl Rove, Haley (and Henry) Barbour, Rick Tyler, Andrea Saul, Charlie [...]

September 23, 2014 | Posted in House Guests,National | Read More »

This Month's Top Commentators

  • Lewis LewisTop Commentator Award
  • Zon ZonTop Commentator Award
  • Skyler the Weird Skyler the WeirdTop Commentator Award
  • Terrence TerrenceTop Commentator Award
  • Bruce Bruce

The Best Voter Lists Available

PunditHouse Store