The Problem of National Debt Trumps That of Debt Ceiling

Fresh off a battle over the so-called “fiscal cliff”, our political leaders in Washington D.C. are facing the matter once again of bumping up against our debt ceiling.  We are being warned of all sorts of calamities that will result if we do not raise the debt ceiling yet again.  The Cato Institute’s Michael Tanner…

End of the Welfare State?

Is America entering into a historical period that will be marked by the end of the welfare state?  That is the premise behind a recent article by Michael Barone for Townhall.com.  In observing American history he noticed what he believes are 76 year intervals marked by specific themes and thinks that we are coming out…

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Major Restrictions on Abortions

Despite the constant assertion that conservatives need to drop support for such social issues like abortion to be politically successful, a December 2012 Marist Poll indicates that an overwhelming number of Americans support major restrictions on abortions.  This story was covered in an article posted on Life Site News: A new Marist poll conducted for…

Biden: Obama to Enact Gun Control by Executive Order

President Obama wants to enact gun control in America.  The problem is that the GOP still controls the U.S. House and is unlikely go go along with such a proposal.  How is the President planning to get around a Congress that is not inclined to go along with his agenda?  According to Vice President Biden,…

Destination Europe: Perhaps We Have Already Arrived

In a previous TNR piece entitled “Slouching towards Europe,” I pointed to an Acton Institute commentary that argued we are heading down that path of Europe.  One reader suggested that we were not “slouching”, but “running” towards Europe.  As I was considering the rate at which we are moving toward Europe, I came across a…