Monthly Archives: March 2012

More on the F-22′s oxygen system issues

The Air Force is still working to find the root cause of the problem which was first reported our years and caused the aircraft to be grounded for four months last year. Some of the “findings” of the [Scientific Advisory Board] to date include the fact that the Raptor’s onboard oxygen generation system (OBOGS) andContinue Reading

Geraghty offers interesting observations about the president’s re-election chances

Looking ahead to November, National Review‘s Jim Geraghty offers the following insight into President Obama’s re-election bid: This year, Barack Obama will run his first contested reelection campaign since 1998, when he beat first-time Republican Yesse Yehudah, 89 percent to 11 percent, in Illinois’ 13th state-senate district. It is not an exaggeration to say thatContinue Reading

National Review on Geithner and Ryan

The latest National Review offers this telling blurb about the interaction between U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, challenged by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan about the administration’s reckless budgeting, explained his position thus: “We’re not coming before you to say we have a definitiveContinue Reading

Trade Rains on the Jobs Parade

Peter Schiff comments on the Department of Labor’s report of 227,000 new jobs added to the economy in February contending its figure to be a misleading indication that an economic recovery is underway based on the Commerce Department’s report that the US trade deficit has increased to $52.6 billion for January. “If the jobs thatContinue Reading

Excellent college economics course costing only $145

The Ludwig von Mises Institute is offering an 8 week course taught by Professor Robert Murphy. It only costs $145. Read about it here. This is emblematic of a trend in higher education — unbundling. Why should anyone who wants to learn economics have to choose among just a small number of course offerings atContinue Reading

New at CJO: State unemployment rate drops, nearly half of reported job growth is in the government sector

Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online about the latest state unemployment report, which shows the official state rate dipping from 10.2 percent in January to 9.9 percent in February. Nearly half of the jobs added in the period were in government.

The disintegration of the blue-collar family

The American Enterprise Institute’s Charles Murray published a book in January entitled Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010. In the April issue of The American Spectator, William Tucker writes on one of the core concerns raised in the book — that blue collar, white America increasingly is disintegrating culturally, and as a resultContinue Reading

The Anti-Energy President vs. the Poor

“The policy of the Obama administration has been not to increase the energy supplies that are so critical to our nation’s economic health, but to limit them, to increase energy prices, and to make energy more expensive,” Pete DuPont writes today in The Wall Street Journal. DuPont lists several examples of this policy at work,Continue Reading