‘An Open Secret’ shows Randal Kleiser briefly, and the movie’s producer says he has no intention of removing him from the trailer. read more
Haim Saban, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams are among the top donors to Priorities USA. read more
Even as the Communist Chinese dictatorship ruthlessly oppresses the people of China while stepping up its aggressive rhetoric, espionage, and military activities aimed beyond its borders, the Obama administration has been training Beijing’s troops in U.S. military tactics, techniques, and procedures. Critics have long opposed the high-level “mil-mil cooperation” between the U.S. Armed Forces and one of the most brutal autocracies on the planet. At least one U.S. lawmaker has been expressing concerns. But the Obama administration, which boasts of its actions and has called for even deeper military ties with Beijing, shows no signs of backing down from the highlyRead More
So-called “LGBT” activists are citing a certain political battle in Houston as being “the next stage of the struggle for full LGBT equality.” But what they advocate truly is a case of some citizens being more equal than others.
Canadian parents save less for retirement than Canadians without kids. And it’s probably deliberate. In my previous column, I focused on a new study from Canada’s Fraser Institute, which found that when taxes were increased to help fund the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Canadian households reduced their own personal saving on a nearly dollar-for-dollar basis. That result implies that expanding Social Security, or simply even raising taxes to keep it solvent, might reduce the non-Social Security savings that Americans put aside to help support themselves in retirement. If so, expanding Social Security won’t necessarily mean expanding retirement incomes. But theRead More
When economists — and the Obama White House — talk about middle-class income stagnation, they are often referring to Census Bureau data showing median household income — adjusted for inflation — rose less than 10% from 1984 through 2013, just less than 0.3% per year. That stinks. Shutterstock.com But those statistics just don’t pass the smell test. Anyone over the age of 35 or so knows Americans are substantially better off than they were 30 years ago. Economist (and former head of the National Bureau of Economic Research) Martin Feldstein helpfully digs into the data: The official Census estimate suffers from three importantRead More