Saturday, August 16, 2014

The best editorial page you will find:

The best editorial page you will find is easily Investor's Business Daily.  IBD prints easy-to read editorials that show the time proven benefits of free markets and Capitalism.  A sampling:
Leadership:  Dissatisfaction with the president, gloom over the economy and widespread doubt that the next generation will do as well as this one give Republicans a good shot at taking back the Senate. But so far the public seems unconvinced a Republican Congress would be much of an improvement. Voters see the two parties as power-hungry variations of the same theme: tweedle dee and tweedle dum.  Read More At Investor's Business Daily:
Higher Ed:  Americans have watched in anguish as the cost of college has soared out of reach. What they don't know is that a big reason for rising costs is the surge in federal spending over the past 35 years.   Read More At Investor's Business Daily:
Iraq:  A new prime minister, the result of pressure from the strange bedfellows of America and Iran, won't save Iraq. The U.S. priority must be to save ourselves from the threat of terrorism by destroying the new Islamic State. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has succumbed at last to what had become unbearable pressure — from the Obama administration, his fellow Shiites in Iran and domestically — to give up his duly elected office.  Read More At Investor's Business Daily:
Tax Reform: A new report finds several states that helped elect President Obama are doing something he won't — implementing pro-growth tax policies to get their economies moving. Is the White House paying attention? You wouldn't expect a solidly blue state like Maryland — which hasn't voted for a Republican presidential candidate since Reagan — to be cutting taxes for the rich. But in their last legislative session, Maryland lawmakers passed a plan to raise the estate tax exemption almost fivefold over the next five years, according to the latest annual "Rich States, Poor States" report from the American Legislative Exchange Council. New Jersey, too, is considering reforms to its estate tax, which at up to 16% with a mere $675,000 exemption is particularly harsh. Read More At Investor's Business Daily:

Diplomacy: Great leadership isn't necessarily about intelligence, expertise or background. It's more about wisdom and judgment. Based on this, Americans should be very concerned about Secretary of State John Kerry. As the world melts into chaos and threats to the U.S. homeland multiply, America's top foreign policy official seems bizarrely, even dangerously, fixated on ... global warming. In remarks at the East-West Center in Honolulu on Wednesday, Kerry repeated his claim that climate change is "the biggest challenge ... we face right now." To which we respond: Can he be serious? Read More At Investor's Business Daily:

Immigration: The states aren't told how many unaccompanied children are being unloaded on them, when they're coming or where they are. But the federal government says that they're as entitled to an education as the children of U.S. citizens. Just in time for the new school year, the Education Department issued a fact sheet on Monday reminding school systems and their administrators that they are required to enroll and educate, at taxpayers' expense, the estimated 69,200 unaccompanied minors who have flooded across our open southern border, a number some predict will balloon to 150,000 by year's end. We have referred many times to the magnets that attract illegal immigrants, and this is just one more — a promise that the children of Honduras are entitled to an American-paid education. Read More At Investor's Business Daily:

Death Spiral: The Affordable Care Act was a promise to provide health insurance for all those tens of millions of Americans who weren't covered. So far, it's not even close to keeping that pledge and probably never will. The Kaiser Family Foundation, a pro-ObamaCare organization that, among other activities, keeps up with health care data, says that more than "47 million nonelderly Americans were uninsured in 2012." There's no broad agreement with the accuracy of that number, though. The actual figure is unlikely to be that high. Not every one of those 47 million was chronically uninsured — millions go without coverage for short periods due to job changes, for instance, yet are still counted among the uncovered. Many others simply make a conscious (and often rational) decision to not buy insurance, though they can afford it. As many as 8 million of the "uninsured" use Medicaid, and another estimated 10 million aren't citizens. But whatever the number is, ObamaCare will fall short of providing — or even establishing the conditions for — universal coverage. Read More At Investor's Business Daily:

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