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Minimum Wage Hike Hurting Oakland Economy

November was a bad time to be a Democrat, but liberals did manage to push their dubious ideas through in a few cities. Local minimum wage hikes were particularly popular; conservative politicians can’t quite make a coherent argument against giving poor people a little more...
Posted On 10 Apr 2015
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The Perils of an Outrageous Minimum Wage

When are we going to learn? On April Fool’s Day, fittingly enough, Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage law will go into effect. But you won’t have to wait until then to see the kind of disastrous impact this will have on the city’s economy. Already, The...
Posted On 16 Mar 2015
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Obamacare Mess About to Get Messier

For the majority of Americans, Sunday was the last day to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Healthcare Act. While the federal government has extended the deadline until Feb. 22 for those thwarted by Healthcare.gov glitches, most others will have to wait until...
Posted On 17 Feb 2015
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Obama Litters State of the Union Address with Lies

President Obama’s State of the Union address was filled with memorable rhetoric from a politician who has long proven his ability to deliver a slick speech, but much of what he said bore little resemblance to the truth. Sounding more like a candidate for office than the...
Posted On 21 Jan 2015
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Illegals Eligible for American Entitlements

According to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office, 2.2 million illegal immigrants will be cleared to stay under the law by 2017. Under the terms of President Obama’s amnesty declaration, those immigrants who receive work authorizations will then be eligible for...
Posted On 16 Jan 2015
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Obama’s Extravagant Hawaiian Dinner

From the early days of his original campaign, Barack Obama has made class warfare a central component of his message. Like many liberal Democrats before him, Obama pitted the middle class against the rich, insisting that the fat cats in America were simply not paying their fair...
Posted On 02 Jan 2015
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2015 Brings Higher Minimum Wages

The new year has brought with it a host of new changes in American law, the most striking of which may be the elevated minimum wage in 19 states. Arkansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Alaska, and Maryland are among the states where workers at the bottom rung of the ladder will see...
Posted On 01 Jan 2015
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Christmas Capitalism: Americans Rejoice in Spending

As another Christmas winds its way down, the grinches who feel compelled to attack the commercialism every year can put away their pitchforks. They seem to miss one of the most fundamental aspects of all the shopping and spending: by and large, people aren’t out there...
Posted On 26 Dec 2014
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Food Stamp Debacle: $2.4 Billion Misspent

Whenever Democrats argue for more federal spending, they pay lip service to the universally known truth of government waste. But simply saying, “Yeah, we should do something about that…” isn’t good enough. There isn’t anything to be done about it....
Posted On 23 Dec 2014
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Obama Makes Big Move Toward Universal Preschool

The White House has announced a big-money rollout intended to boost some of the president’s long talked-about education agenda items, the most notable of which is federally-funded preschool for everyone. According to President Obama, more than $1 billion – a...
Posted On 15 Dec 2014
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