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Bernanke Cast Doubts On Administration's Jobs Claims

eclining joblessness figures, sprouting lately from the current administration like so many spring crocuses, have left even the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, puzzled over numbers that are "out of sync" with the overall economy. "The combination of relatively modest GDP growth with the more substantial improvement in the labor market over the past year is something of a puzzle," Bernanke admitted to the National Association for Business Economics earlier this week. Bernanke then proceeded to explain why unemployment figures from the administration seem so out of step with the reality most folks are experiencing. He started with...

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In What Campaign Are Not Apples and Oranges Both Fruits?

HE VOTING HABITS OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC are hardly static, but stunningly dynamic. They must be won like territory in a hot war, but through persuasion—through explanation, argument, rhetoric, reason, the parsing of life itself sometimes. One must fight for ground; one must be bold; one must penetrate into hostile territory, awe the opposition, and seize what he holds dear. The one thing one should not and can not do effectively is to fight from a holding position. That is, and has been the anemic strategy of the GOP leadership for decades. As Sun Tzu put it, "If the enemy...


Chaos: The Harbinger Of Order

HEN THE BANKS STOP LENDING and the dollar drops dead, the leonine principles of chaos will pounce upon us, claws poised, teeth bared. But as horrible as that bit of declarative sounds to the victims of chaos, there may still be a ray of sunshine for America and in turn, hope for humanity, and that hope is presented here in an adaptation of a wonderful comment by a reader at American Thinker in response to an article on The Coming Chaos. John Griffing has stated the obvious and drawn a single conclusion among many possibilities—avoid default of the American debt...


On Being Prepared: Hunting, Gathering, Survival Food Sources

Watch This Video HE FOLLOWING SOURCES are all places where those who wish to prepare for any of a number of possible future calamities can purchase food for long-term storage, including freeze-dried meals, bulk grains, water filters, and other supplies to help my family survive a total economic collapse. —Nitro-Pak is one of the country's top freeze-dried food manufacturers, and it's where we bought our first package of entrees in #10 cans. —The Ready Store stocks a huge selection of foods and food prep items for the long-term food storage pantry. Sign up for their email list to receive emails...


Forgive Us Our Debts

ATHOM A FEW FACTS about our flipping national debt. LBJ's Great Society and a few other distractions—like the Vietnam war—stormed into 1969 and the Nixon era with buckets of deficit spending. Since then, the national debt has grown dramatically each decade, as shown below: • In the 1970’s, the national debt more than doubled, from $366 billion to $829 billion. • In the 1980’s, the national debt more than tripled, from $829 billion to $2.9 trillion. • In the 1990’s, the national debt almost doubled again, from $2.9 trillion to $5.6 trillion. • In the 2000’s, the national debt is...