Obama Treasury Greenlight$ Boeing, Airbus Plane Sales to Iran
This time a year ago, we were scratching our heads wondering why congressional Republicans, who claimed to be staunch opponents of President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, had effectively approved the deal by enacting legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Corker Bill (…
The Next Spending Binge: The Lame-Duck Session
From a free-market/small-government perspective, the last eight years have been filled with disappointing moments in which Republicans have shown a lack of concern for our growing spending, debt, and deficits. These include the busting of the Budget Control Act’s …
More U.S. Ransom Payments to Iran Revealed
Yesterday the Obama administration finally admitted that, in addition to the $400 million in foreign currency secretly flown to Iran on January 17, 2016, it also sent Iran two more planeloads of $1.3 billion in cash over the following 19 days.
Since these payments coincided …
Why Is Obama Stonewalling on Details of the $1.7 Billion in Iransom Payoffs?
Yes, that’s the State Department’s story on why the Obama administration is stonewalling the American people regarding the president’s illegal and increasingly suspicious Iransom payoff. The administration refuses to divulge any further information about the $1.7 billion …
Besides Being Illegal, Obama’s $400M Cash Payment to Iran Was a Ransom [UPDATED Post]
Despite weeks of Obama administration stonewalling of refreshingly persistent media inquiries about its outrageous – and, I believe, illegal – transfer to Iran of $400 million in foreign currency in an unmarked cargo plane, the Wall Street Journal has confirmed that the payment …
The Betrayal of the Intellectuals?
Peter Beinart writes angrily in The Atlantic of the supposed Trump intellectuals, apparently on the premise of not whether one has endorsed formally the Trump candidacy, but whether one has been critical of the existing administration. He suggests that I …
Iran’s $400 Million Payoff
On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal revealed that the Obama administration delivered $400 million in cash — the principal in a $1.7 billion settlement to a decades-long arms dispute — to Tehran, reportedly on the very same day that Iran released four …
When Is a Ransom Not a Ransom? When It’s Inconvenient to Call It That
One of my all-time favorite lines is from Henry Thoreau: “Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.”
It came to mind this week when the White House and State Department insisted that …
Feds Try to Illegally Regulate State Education Standards
In December of last year, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which aimed to roll back much of the federal government’s role in education policy, but now the Department of Education has released a lengthy proposal …
Obama’s Philosophy of War: Set a Goal, Then Prevent the Military from Achieving It
Today President Obama announced that he is calibrating his withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, from not-nearly-enough to win by the time he leaves office (5,500 troops), to a-bit-more than not-nearly-enough-to-win (8,400 troops). The president noted President Bush’s success in decimating …
Nevada AG Leads 21 States in Lawsuit against Obama’s Overtime Rule
Today, Nevada attorney general Adam Laxalt announced his filing of the first state-led lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, in what could prove a major blow to one of President Obama’s signature policies. …
Another Illegal Obamacare Bailout Appears to Be on the Way
As Ronald Reagan might say, “There they go again.” The Obamacare Perpetual Bailout Machine went into high gear again on Friday, in a typical late-afternoon news dump released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In a five-paragraph …
The America Obama Leaves Behind
The perpetual defense for almost every disappointment of the Obama presidency has been, “Look at what he inherited!” It’s a familiar litany: two wars, a Wall Street meltdown, General Motors on the verge of collapse, an economy plunging into …
Need a $500 Loan to Buy a Fridge? Obama’s New Rules Would Require More Paperwork than a Mortgage
That new oven is a little expensive to pay off in one lump sum on your income. So is the furniture for the living room and the den. In a few months, you might also need a new washer and …
Adjusting Obamacare ‘Reality’
Could it be that the highly compensated insurance-company actuaries are lousy at math?
For months, we’ve been reading stories about how big medical bills incurred by Obamacare enrollees are driving publicly traded insurance companies from the exchanges. Some affiliates …
If the $400 Million to Iran Was Legit, Why Won’t the Administration Answer Basic Questions?
I don’t want to be a broken record on the subject of President Obama’s appalling $400 million cash payment to Iran. I am at a loss, however, to understand how the press — and not just the pro-Obama mainstream media — …
The Ransom that Dare Not Speak Its Name
It’s funny how coincidences work.
In 2010, as much as $7 million was dropped on the deck of the Maran Centaurus, an oil tanker captured by Somali pirates, and the brigands happened to free the crew.
In 1997, Walter Kwok, the son …
When Not Spouting About Presidential Qualifications, Obama Piles $400M Cash in Crates and Ships It to Tehran as Ransom
Yes he did do that.
From the Wall Street Journal:
The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. …
The world has lost one of its great voices of moral clarity. On Saturday, July 1, Elie Wiesel died at age 87. As a teenager, he experienced the horrors of first Auschwitz and then Buchenwald, witnessing first-hand the extermination of his family. …
What We Do Know about the Benghazi Attack Demands a Reckoning
Nine months before a terrorist attack on U.S. government facilities in Benghazi, Libya, killed four American officials, including ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the State Department dispatched a security officer to assess the threat there. In an interview with the …