Charles Scaliger

Thursday, 26 November 2015 12:00

What’s Behind Bernie Sanders' Socialism?

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is an avowed “Democratic Socialist,” a term he endows with all positive meanings. But functionally, it’s similar to communism.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 12:24

Blue Origin's Historic Breakthrough

Jeff Bezos' secretive Blue Origin space firm yesterday became the first to launch a rocket into space and guide it safely back to a landing on earth, ushering in the long-anticipated era of the reusable rocket.

Accusations and recriminations fly in the wake of Turkey's shooting down a Russian Sukhoi-24 after it allegedly violated Turkish airspace.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 08:57

A Change of Leadership in Argentina

Argentina has replaced hardline leftist president Cristina Fernández with a supposed conservative reformer. But will Argentines be willing to accept short-term hardship to finally heal their economic woes?

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders gave another speech defending "democratic socialism," touting it as the cure for America's growing inequalities of wealth and opportunity. But socialism is the reason for such problems, not the solution.

Thursday, 19 November 2015 12:20

Portugal Lurches Leftward

In the wake of last month's elections, Portugal appears to be poised to seat a communist and socialist majority government, just as Greece did earlier this year. But will electing more socialists improve — or worsen — economic problems caused by socialism in the first place?

Paul Ryan has been characterized by Laura Ingraham as "John Boehner with better abs." Given his track record, is there any reason to expect leaner, meaner budgets under Ryan's House leadership?

Friday, 23 October 2015 08:05

Paul Ryan Throws His Hat in the Ring

To nobody's surprise, Paul Ryan has agreed to run for Speaker of the House — after feigning a lack of interest in the most powerful job on Capitol Hill.

With promises of more to come, Wikileaks has begun releasing e-mails belonging to CIA Director John Brennan.

The path through the speaker's chair runs through the Freedom Caucus — but Paul Ryan wants a guarantee that as speaker, he will have powers that John Boehner did not enjoy, including the power not to have his office challenged in mid-term.