Category Archives: National

America’s GDP hits 4.1

Released today the Bureau of Economic Analysis officially reports that the real gross domestic product (GDP) of the nation increased at an annual rate of 4.1 percent in the second quarter of 2018. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 2.2 percent (revised).

The Bureau emphasized that the second-quarter advance estimate is based on source data that are subject to further revision.    Continue reading

Stranding patients in SwampCare

The Swamp in D.C., and its crony capitalist retainers do not want to lose their grip on the trillions that slosh through the healthcare sector — approaching one-fifth of the U.S. economy.

The one thing that would cut costs (not just spending), restore sanity, protect the patient-physician relationship, unleash innovation, and encourage excellent care is to put patients in control of their own money.   Continue reading

OK AG leads coalition defending prayer

OK Attorney General Mike Hunter

Attorney General Mike Hunter has authored a brief, urging a federal court to reject an appeal by the founder of an atheist activist group that claims he was discriminated against by the U.S. House of Representatives chaplain for not selecting him to give the opening prayer.

The brief, supported by 18 state attorneys general and governor of Maine, encourages the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to uphold a 2017 lower court decision to allow legislative prayer and the chaplain’s decision determining who can give the prayer.  Continue reading

Leftist acts of violence and harassment

Here are 352 (and counting) verified acts of violence and harassment against Trump supporters, much of it committed by Antifa terrorists wearing masks. Others appear as unorganized outbreaks by individuals (2015-18) apparently driven to rage by opposition media (formerly establishment media). This list, compiled and updated by Breitbart.com, grows daily.

Congress has now proposed law that would enhance penalties for anyone who “injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person” while wearing a disguise or mask.  Continue reading

The self-aggrandizing antagonistic Acosta

Jim Acosta of CNN, whose shouted, rude and often inane  questions have been a fixture of media events at the White House throughout the Trump presidency, is an “embarrassment,” a former CNN producer said last week.

Acosta’s latest desperate outburst came from the back of the room at the White House on Friday, as President Donald Trump was commenting on the attack against an Annapolis, Maryland, newspaper that left five people dead.    Continue reading