Saturday 24th , February 2018
Saturday February 24th 2018
Four straight months of economic progress, U.S. doing the best in 45 years
Jobless Claims Hit Another Record Low
The Labor Department on Thursday released more good news about the economy: fewer Americans are filing for unemployment benefits.  Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 7,000 las...
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Saturday February 24th 2018
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel
Police Officer Waited Outside While Children were Shot - Suspended
The police officer assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was suspended Thursday for failing to engage the gunman (Nikolas Cruz) during the shooting last week.  Scott Peterson, who...
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Friday February 23rd 2018
It appears the Russians really had nothing to do with it....
HORIST: Unspinning the Russian investigation
I often reflect on Chico Marx’s comment in Duck Soup because it is so apt to our political life.  We are constantly encouraged to believe what we are told (by the media) rather than trust w...
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Friday February 23rd 2018
Trump meets with students regarding the school shooting
Trump's Solution to School Shootings is Controversial, But May Just Work
The Parkland, FL shooting has ignited the passionate gun debate yet again. Both Democrats and Republicans are offering solutions to stop these attacks from happening in the future.   Preside...
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Friday February 23rd 2018
We are certainly fortunate that Obama's economic policies did not continue.
Recent Trump Admin Economic Report Blames Obama for the Weak Economy
The Trump Administration has released its first in-depth economic report that outlines why the U.S. economy has struggled in the recent years. Specifically, the 600-page report gives a detailed analys...
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Thursday February 22nd 2018
Perhaps the best lesson a student can learn is that if you borrow money, you have to pay it back
Trump Admin Considers Erasing Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy
In December, it was reported by the Wall Street Journal that 4.6 million Americans are behind on their federal student loan payments. The total student debt is now at $1.4 trillion, which is more than...
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Thursday February 22nd 2018
Trump risks offending NRA and voter base with push for ban on bump stocks
Trump Supports Bump Stock Ban in Wake of FL Shooting
In a rare move, President Trump has directed the Justice Department to craft regulations that would ban all firearm modifiers that “turn legal weapons into machine guns.”  The ban wou...
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Thursday February 22nd 2018
The propaganda war continues
Russian Meddling: Trump Turns Obama's Words Against Him
President Trump on Tuesday cited a quote from his predecessor as proof that Democrats are using Russia’s interference in the 2016 election as an excuse for losing. “There is no serious per...
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Wednesday February 21st 2018
Underworld uses of Bitcoin are increasing. Should we do something about it? Or just accept the benefits of Bitcoin?
The Dark Side of Bitcoin: How ISIS, Jihadists Are Ramping Up Cryptocurrency Investments
Terrorist groups, like ISIS, are using untraceable cryptocurrencies and now hold “a prominent presence online,” according to The Jerusalem Post.  These groups are encouraging Bitcoin ...
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Wednesday February 21st 2018
DOJ targets pill mills
DOJ Gets Tough on Opium-Pushing Physicians
The Justice Department is starting to go after doctors who profit from prescribing opioids, said Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday. The DOJ is targeting "pill mills" - clinics where doctors wri...
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Wednesday February 21st 2018
Trump is fixing some of the ways Obamacare can screw you over.
Trump Admin Proposes Rule to Loosen Limits on Short-term Health Care Plans
On Tuesday, the White House unveiled a proposal that would make less-comprehensive and affordable health plans more readily available to the public. This is the latest move by the Trump Administration...
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Tuesday February 20th 2018
The Russians are bad-ass - the Media have no idea the difference between "meddling" and the exercise of real power
The Media's Lack of Respect for Russian Intelligence
As a former intelligence officer, I can tell you one fact that is very well known: Russian Intelligence is formidable.  Formerly the Soviet-era KGB, its military counterpart the GRU, and all of t...
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Tuesday February 20th 2018
Security clearances in the White House are not handled the usual way.
HORIST: Security clearances are not what you think
One of the headline stories of the day is that scores of workers in the Trump White House do not have security clearances and this poses a very serious threat to the Republic.  To further vilify ...
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Tuesday February 20th 2018
China's Silk Road is planned through some very dangerous territory. Will they get it done through "appeasement"?
China's Silk Road: Can they Appease Pakistani Militants
It appears as though China has hit one of the many bumps in the silk road. Laborers working in Pakistan’s province of Baluchistan are being gunned down by militants.  On Friday, three ...
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Monday February 19th 2018
The political hacks are hard at work, but what is the real solution?
HORIST: Politicizing Parkland by the press is not the SOMETHING we need to do
Former chief-of-staff for President Obama who is now Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel uttered what has become an integral part of the political lexicon: “Never let a crisis go to waste.”  ...
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