Earlier this week, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced legislation in the Senate that would make the interest rate for federal student loans the same as it is for banks and large corporations. Yet the bill, her first since becoming the Bay State’s senior senator in January, will do more harm than good to the students she claims to cherish, while enriching only a select few at their expense.
Santorum at CPAC: President Obama Seeks to Exchange the ‘Why’ of the American Revolution for the ‘Why’ of the French Revolution
Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) delivered a somber, philosophical address to CPAC attendees Friday morning, covering everything from Hollywood to the French Revolution to President Obama’s “New Deal” as he reflected upon current American culture. His most damning remarks were saved for President Obama as he claimed Obama wished to “exchange the why of the American Revolution for the why of the French revolution.
Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) delivered a withering rebuke of several Obama administration officials’ response to the Benghazi embassy attacks, during a Friday morning speech at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference. Senator Ayotte called UN Ambassador Susan Rice’s reaction “false,” telling the audience, “there is always a temptation to rationalize and discount evil.”
CPAC panelists disagree on war policy, Arkansas Congressman insists we ‘must afford’ military engagements
A panel of congresspeople and foreign policy experts discussed whether or not the United States engages in too many global conflicts during a panel at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. Each participant offered differing perspectives on the criteria for involvement and how war should be fought.
McCain delivers harsh critique of Obama foreign policy at AIPAC, says U.S. concessions to Iran “doomed to failure”
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) offered a sobering view of the present situation in the Middle East along with a harsh critique of the Obama administration’s foreign policy strategy at this morning’s Foreign Policy Roundtable at American Israeli Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) annual policy conference in Washington, D.C.
Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, addressed thousands of pro-Israel activists at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual policy conference Sunday morning. The remarks focused on the threats posed by Iranian nuclear weapons capabilities and the ambassador warned, “Sanctions have not stopped the Iranian nuclear process. Diplomacy hasn’t worked…We’ve seen years of diplomacy result in zero progress.”
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey delivered the opening keynote address for the International Students for Liberty Conference this weekend where he stressed that capitalism has the power to eradicate poverty in the next century. Mackey expressed concern over capitalism’s “branding problem,” and maintained that “self-interest” alone is an insufficient moral foundation for the system. The themes presented by Mackey closely followed the premises of his new book, “Conscious Capitalism.”
Mackey’s analysis reframed the issue of income inequality; proponents of government control often point to wealth disparity as a social evil resulting from capitalism. However, Mackey noted that since capitalism’s development more than 200 years ago, overall global per capita prosperity has increased 10 times.
Nobel Prize winning “economist” Paul Krugman spoke at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C. last week and offered a sinister solution to the economic reality facing our nation. During the question and answer session following the lecture, an audience member asked him about the rising national debt, and “death panels” was his answer.
Earlier in the evening, Krugman had already vocalized his satisfaction at President Obama’s apparent lack of concern over the exploding cumulative deficit. However, in a moment of brutal honesty, the esteemed Princeton professor revealed his long term prognosis