Thomas R. Eddlem

MoneyAsked by This Week’s George Stephanopoulos about the Obama Administration’s terrible economic prognostications in advance of passage of the $787 billion “stimulus” spending bill back in February, Vice President Joe Biden regurgitated a familiar talking point:

Madoff leaving courtThe Ludwig von Mises Institute’s Jeffrey Tucker recently published a column entitled "Free Bernie Madoff," in which he makes the case for freeing the $67 billion swindler.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011 00:00

Jon Stewart: Americas Leading Journalist?

John StewartThe question sounds like a joke, made up by one of the talented writers for Comedy Central’s Daily Show itself: Is the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart the journalistic reincarnation of Edward R. Murrow? But this was the serious question posed by New York Times writers Bill Carter and Brian Stelter on December 27, after Stewart rallied the media toward granting federal healthcare funding for September 11 first responders.

ConstitutionThe new session of the U.S. House of Representatives read the full text of the U.S. Constitution on the House floor January 6, the first time the full text of the 1787 document had ever been read on the floor, congressional historians told the Associated Press. But the liberal media used the occasion to ridicule the very idea of taking the founding document seriously.

The Department of Homeland Security made national headlines forming a new �partnership� with Walmart using a 40 second video statement by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano that asked Walmart shoppers to inform on their neighbors back in December. Napolitano says in the video message, which is being played in Walmart stores across the country:

A lame duck session of Congress � already considering the Food Safety Act � will vote on the DREAM Act related to immigration as well as the U.S. Defense Authorization bill, �Don't ask, don't tell,� and the new START treaty if Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi get their way.

Senator Richard Durbin's �FDA Food Safety Modernization Act� (S. 510) passed a cloture vote hurdle Nov. 17 by a 75-25 margin, and appears headed for final Senate passage in the next few days. The bill would increase funding to the Food and Drug Administration and give it greater regulatory power over foods and medicines. It would require all food producers to register with the FDA and pay new taxes (which the bill calls �fees�) that recoup all the inspection costs for the new army of regulators the bill would create.
Saturday, 06 November 2010 12:15

MSNBC Suspends Olbermann For Being Biased?!

OlbermannThis story sounds like something straight out of the satirical newspaper, The Onion. But it's not. MSNBC indefinitely suspended Countdown host Keith Olbermann November 5 because the leftist television host had donated $2,400 to each of three Democratic congressional candidates, including Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's opponent Jack Conway. MSNBC officially maintains a policy that bans political donations by staff on-air personalities.

Wednesday, 03 November 2010 10:45

Can House Republicans Govern With No?

The Democratic talking points were reiterated endlessly during the campaign, that the Republican Party can't govern with “no.” “Simply saying 'no' will do nothing to create more jobs and strengthen our economy,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reiterated in an address after the elections. Reid also told CNN that “Democrats have to work with Republicans and Republicans have to work with Democrats. It's not a one-sided deal.”

The U.S. Senate losses by Tea Party favorites Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell have led some pundits to conclude that the Tea Party is responsible for the U.S. Senate remaining in Democratic hands.