Editorials: Clifford Thies

On Brexit, the UK/EU Divorce

Going into yesterday’s vote in the United Kingdom, the smart money was on “remain” – that is, that the UK should remain a member of the European Union.

How to Utterly Destroy a Place - Socialism in Venezuela

During WWII, the U.S. dropped conventional explosives, fire bombs and atomic bombs on Japan. The U.S. and the U.K.

Transpacific Crony-Capitalist Cartel Agreement

In something of a joke, President Barack Obama says Americans should actually read the Transpacific Partnership Agreement.

Rationally Ignorant or Rationally Informed?

A little more than a year ago, it was Jonathan Gruber of MIT disparaging the American voter. Now, it's Paul Krugman formerly of Princeton.

The Question of Evolution

One of the potential contenders for the Republican nomination for President, Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, was surprise-asked the evolution question.

Gary Becker: Economic Imperialist

Gary Becker (1930-2014), part of

Et tu, Cardinal Dolan? "Less Eligibility" as justification for Obamacare

The media is giving mixed reports of Cardinal Dolan's interview on Meet the Press with David Gregory.

“Supplemental” Poverty Measure Shows Uneven Redistribution of Poverty by Government

The release of a supplemental poverty measure by the Census Bureau is being touted in the media as indicating the govern

Janet Yellen in Real Time

Did Janet Yellen, in real time, (1) see any problem in the housing bubble, (2) anticipate the bursting of the housing bubble; and,

Wasting Away in an Obamaville

With the collapse of the real estate bubble, many normally self-sufficient individuals and families found themselves not only out of work, but homeless.