Categories: "Politics" or "Letters to the Editor"

America's intellectual terrorists, Part 2

Of course the ultimate example of the left’s intolerance for anyone who isn’t blindly leftist came from comments to an earlier article. I’m not sure where the comments are, so I’ll paraphrase. The commenter wanted readers of the Gang of Four blog to com… more »

America's intellectual terrorists, Part 1

Until joining the Gang of Four, most of my regular writing was either on my own blog or for the non-partisan site or the overtly conservative site The Gang represents my first regular involvement with a site whose… more »

The Denver Post supports offshore drilling!

My jaw nearly hit the floor when I read the Denver Post's editorial this weekend that they support overturning the ban on offshore drilling. Here is my letter to the Post about their editorial. I am impressed that the Denver Post, a paper which so str… more »

President Bush lifts Executive Order banning offshore drilling

On Monday President Bush lifted the Executive Order blocking offshore drilling, with this statement: "Today I've taken every step within my power to allow offshore exploration of the OCS. This means the only thing standing between the American people… more »

A nation of whiners?

The latest flap in the McCain campaign came last week when Phil Gramm said the US was "a nation of whiners" in a "mental recession". John McCain repudiated the comments, which probably ended Gramm's chances of being McCain's running mate or even Treasur… more »

IndyMac got Schumered

In the late afternoon on Friday, Federal regulators seized the assets and operations of Pasadena, CA-based IndyMac bank after nearly two weeks of depositors withdrawing an average of $100 million per day caused a liquidity crisis for the bank. Althoug… more »

Brian Wesbury: Don't Forget Government Failure

Monday Morning Outlook Don't Forget Government Failure To view a PDF version of this article, Click Here Brian S. Wesbury - Chief Economist, First Trust Robert Stein, CFA - Senior Economist, First Trust Date: 7/14/2008 Confidence in the economy… more »

Summing up Al Gore, and other diversions

On the lighter side... I got this in my daily e-mail from It's too good not to share. I note "" in the corner of the image. It's a site I hadn't heard of, but on first inspection it looks excellent. Dynamic,… more »

John Lothian: Regulating speculators will only hurt us

An Open Letter to Congress From John J. Lothian When futures prices go up, they are advertising for selling. When prices go down, they are advertising for buying. With futures prices going up for crude oil and many other commodities, a truth has… more »

Surveys make me wonder why people still rely on government

Two Rasmussen Reports surveys released yesterday cause me to wonder (as I often do) why so many people believe that government is the solution rather than the problem. First, the Congressional Performance survey in which "Congressional approval fell t… more »