Stories by Christopher Cook
“At the end of the day, Iran’s going to be a nuclear threshold state”
A week after the U.S. and Western allies signed the worst diplomatic deal in decades, it took the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency to state the truth.
Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have been engaged in a war of words over exactly what Iran got out of the deal. Kerry says Iran has no right to enrich uranium-the key ingredient of …
Obamacare is failing exactly as so many of us said it would. We were derided and told we were heartless. But we’re not the ones hurting and ruining lives. Obama is.
We have posted on the dangers of public employee unions, and the perverse relationship they have with government and the taxpayer, before. Here is a good video on the subject, filled with a decent amount of potent information.
From the Freedom Foundation:
Kay Kohler inherited her Snohomish County family farm property, which had been in her family since the 1930s. She never developed the land. This property was valued by the Snohomish County Assessor at $718,000, but Snohomish County wanted to take much of her property to bulldoze and build a retaining pond and expand a road. After they paid her $404,000, Snohomish County decided to keep the property and take the money back from …
When government fails, as it has manifestly done in Detroit, human beings take over.
Nay, they take BACK what was always theirs—the right to struggle, to strive, and to work together in peaceful, voluntary cooperation to achieve their goals.
And as they government in Detroit crumbles, who better to start forming organized groups of people engaged in voluntary cooperation towards a goal than the people who understand these concepts the best.
Decades of mismanagement have produced a Detroit with a fleeing, ever-dwindling population and tax base, and a crime rate that is 5 times the national average. The police cannot respond; there aren’t enough of them and there isn’t enough money to hire more.
And yet, lo and behold, private security firms can fill in some of the gaps.
This is not one of those areas where I think the private sector should replace the public. Internal security IS one of the few …