Death, Wealth, and Taxes

Last [month], President Clinton carried through with his threat to veto bipartisan legislation that would have repealed the federal death tax over the next decade. The death tax makes a trivial contribution to total federal tax revenues of $2 trillion — about 1.5 percent or $30 billion — but it can spell disaster for many […]

The Party of Maxine Waters

She is one of the most self-serving, hate-filled, race-obsessed politicians in America. The Democratic Party doesn’t just embrace her. It kneels at her feet. Los Angeles Congresswoman Maxine Waters reigned supreme when Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe Lieberman appeared before a black audience to “explain” himself [in August 2000]. The Connecticut senator’s sins? Opposing affirmative action […]

Social Security — A ‘Risky Scheme’

Many people were amazed when Governor George W. Bush proposed reforming Social Security because Social Security was considered to be “the third rail” of American politics. But Social Security has now reached the point where it is going to give us all a big jolt if we fail to touch it. The money just isn’t […]

The Crisis of Anti-Capitalist George Soros

I’ve just recently finished George Soros’ new book, Open Society : The Crisis of Global Capitalism Reconsidered. In this 245-page mini-treatise, the renowned currency speculator and billionaire “guru” calls for more government regulation and bureaucratic management as a solution for the global financial meltdown that erupted in Asia in 1997 and still — according to […]

Notes on a West Coast Wilding

There was a fatal beating on the West Coast [a few months] ago. It was the kind of incident that makes the hair on your arms stand up straight. The kind that makes you gasp out loud and double-check the locks on your front door. The kind that makes you wonder why, if violent crime […]

Black Loyalty

It’s indisputably beyond question that black Americans have a level of loyalty to the Democratic Party and its big-government policies second to none. They connect political power with economic power. But the evidence that I see is that individual application and effort are far more important determinants of socioeconomic progress than dependence on government. If […]

Will the Next Administration Lose Britain?

With the demise of the Soviet Union a decade ago, U.S. foreign policy has fallen off the screen. Arab-Israeli conflict is trying to put it back on, but until the latest outbreak of violence in Palestine, the focus of U.S. foreign policy was on Kosovo, a break-away province of a small country, Serbia. This is […]

Why Justice Will Not Prevail

At a memorial service for the sailors killed in the terrorist attack on the USS Cole, President Clinton declared, in the tone of intense emotional sincerity he is so practiced at faking, that “justice will prevail.” It was a cruel lie to tell to the sailors’ mourning families, because everything in Clinton’s past record — […]

Democrats, Republicans and Blacks

No group votes more solidly for the Democrats than blacks — and no group suffers more as a result than blacks. Political spin makes Democrats the best friends of blacks, the party of civil rights laws, the party of affirmative action and the party of social programs to help the poor in general and blacks […]

The Publisher’s Clearing House Lawsuit: The Principle of Pseudo-Victimization.

Publisher’s Clearing House was recently sued — and lost — for not posting (in their literature) the statistical odds of winning and losing their famous million-dollar sweepstakes. Now ask yourself this question: Before deciding whether or not to enter a contest, do you really care to know the statistical breakdown regarding your chances for winning […]

Judge Joseph Lieberman by his Ideas, Not His Religion and Race

Why is race such an issue to people? Or is it mainly an issue for members of the media? When I first heard that the Democratic vice-presidential nominee would be Joseph Lieberman, I did not think at all about his race or religion. My mind immediately went to his ideas, his policies, and his integrity […]