Is “Capitalism” a Dirty Word and “Liberal” a Good Word?

I’m a proud advocate and defender of capitalism for the simple reason that it is a system that is consistent with human freedom while also producing mass prosperity that was unimaginable for much of human history. Jurisdictions that embrace capitalism enjoy great progress while nations that veer in the other direction suffer economic decline, as vividly demonstrated by comparisons such […]

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But They Said It Wasn’t an Agenda

From a rainbow-colored White House to corporations proudly promoting political correctness, it is difficult to deny the spiritual and moral decline in our country. Knowing these events do not happen by chance, what are the causes of cultural decomposition and what can be done to save this nation? Start by saving the people from eternal […]

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The Healthcare Exclusion Is the Tax Code’s Most Harmful Loophole

  What’s the worst loophole (properly defined) in the cluttered internal revenue code? I think the deduction for state and local taxes is very bad policy since it enables higher tax burdens in states such as California, New Jersey, and Illinois. The exemption for municipal bond interest is another misguided provision since it makes it easier for states to finance […]

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Offending Certain People is OK

When it comes to offending, only certain people matter.  The list of offended people is seemingly approaching a mile in length.  Whether it is feminists, black lives matter gumps, homosexuals, trans-genderites, animal lovers, lesbians, socialists, bisexuals, communists, Muslims, atheists, pro- abortion advocates, pro agenda 21 zealots, open border and illegal immigrant supporters, etc., etc.  of […]

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Obama’s Civil Rights Divisions

For the past seven years and counting the Obama administration has been engaged in a silent war on the rights of the American people at the hands of an organized network of fringe leftist lawyers working within the Civil Rights Divisions of the Department of Justice (DOJ) as well as the Department of Education (DOE). These lawyers have been […]

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When Tolerance is a One Way Street

Some call it hypocrisy, others call it a double standard. I call it a sad sign of the times when those in society claiming to be tolerant fail to exercise the very tolerance they espouse. Calling all truth defenders and proclaimers: report for active duty! People generally do not hear both sides of religious and […]

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Trump Runs the Tables & Clinton Wins 4 out of 5 in the Acela Primary!

Donald Trump ran the tables taking all five states in the April 26 presidential primary which has been dubbed the Acela primary because the five states Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island represent stops on the northeastern corridor’s Acela Train. Trump also walked away with 109 of the 118 delegates up for grabs solidifying […]

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Red State Talk Radio Billboard in Times Square!

Red State Talk Radio will soon be in Times Square with our new billboard. We’re looking forward to promoting our featured hosts on the billboard coming up in June. Check out our latest video of our billboard in Times Square. Click here for the latest pricing and promotions if you would like to coop space […]

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One Strike, Two Strikes, Three Strikes (and Many More Strikes) for Obamacare

The ongoing cluster-you-know-what of Obamacare is a source of unhappy satisfaction. Part of me is glad the law is such a failure, but it’s tragic that millions of people are suffering adverse consequences. These are folks who did nothing wrong, but now are paying more, losing employment, suffering income losses, and/or being forced to find new plans and new doctors. And it seems […]

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How many more Lies are we Really Willing to Accept from our Politicians?

The lies from this administration are well-known and numerous.  Among only some of the most infamous: If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.  ISIS is a non-threat, the “JV team.”  The economy is in great shape after years of sustained recovery, and unemployment is at a de minimis 5%.  Daily life over […]

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Debt, Bubbles, and Reckless Government

As a general rule, I’m not overly concerned about debt, even when looking at government red ink. I don’t like deficit and debt, to be sure, but government borrowing should be seen as the symptom. The real problem is excessive government spending. This is one of the reasons I’m not a fan of a balanced budget amendment, Based on […]

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What’s In a Name? From Tricky Dick to Crooked Hillary

Donald Trump has become known for creating nicknames and labels for his campaign rivals including “Lyin Ted” for Texas Senator Ted Cruz,   “Little Marco” for Florida Senator Marco Rubio and “Low Energy” for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.  He recently introduced a nickname for John Kasich, “41-1 Kasich” with the caveat that it will soon […]

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Regulation Nation

If you look at the methodology behind the major measures of economic liberty, such as Economic Freedom of the World and Index of Economic Freedom, you’ll notice that each nation’s regulatory burden is just as important as the overall fiscal burden. Yet there doesn’t seem to be adequate appreciation for the importance of restraining red tape. I’ve tried […]

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The Case Where Justice Was Not Blind

Where are all of those so-called concerned activists when cruel injustice is on full display?  The dragon media has ignored this example of a black robe gone wild with a level of defiance that would make all the democrats who defiantly want open borders proud. One such case was brought to my attention recently. In […]

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Trump and Clinton Take New York

Billionaire Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ran away with the New York presidential primary. While their respective wins were anticipated, the magnitude of their victories was a surprise.  Republican front-runner Trump walked away with 60.5% of the vote and 89 delegates. While The Donald took New York, he lost Manhattan to […]

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Bernie Sanders Is Crazy even by Left-Wing Standards

Since Pope Francis is very critical of capitalism, I suppose it’s fitting that he had a special meeting with America’s crazy-Uncle-in-the-attic, Bernie Sanders. With my sixth-grade sense of humor, I confess that my initial instinct (perhaps motivated by the famous line from Animal House about “a wimp and a blimp“) was to write about “the Pope and the dope,” […]

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Immigration and Astroturf: Partnership for a New American Economy

What if all isn’t as it seems? What if the reality you found is completely false and contradictory to the reality you are told exists? The stories that now predominate the news headlines in America are not actually news at all. What passes for the news today is nothing more than carefully constructed narratives created […]

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Red State Talk Radio Launches Encore Channel

  Red State Talk Radio – Press Release – (Philadelphia, PA) Red State Talk Radio is proud to announce the launch of its new Encore channel where listeners can hear encores of current Red State Talk Radio political channel programs, new programming covering faith, financial planning and lifestyle and special features. Encore’s inaugural program which […]

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Reforming Social Security- A Priority for the Next President

  Going into the critical New York presidential primary, the future of Social Security continues to be a frequently asked question for the candidates.  What will happen in 2035 when the program simultaneously marks its 100 year anniversary and its projected funding cliff? What are the candidates’ visions for Social Security? The Social Security Act […]

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Will “Mind-Blowing” Demographic Change Lead to Fiscal Disaster?

Maybe future events will require a reassessment, but right now the biggest danger to the western world isn’t terrorism. Nor is it climate change. Or Zika. Or even Donald Trump. The real threat is demographic change. America’s population profile already has changed, but the future shift will be even more dramatic. But demographics changes are neither good nor […]

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The Draconian Lunacy Of Nanny Goat Government

Since when did it become illegal for little boys to walk to McDonald’s?  My oh my how things have changed.  When I was a little boy growing up in Cleveland, it was not a big deal for myself and a few buddies to walk to numerous destinations.  Beginning at the age of five, most of […]

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Bernie Sanders and the Specter of Socialism

Senator Bernie Sanders is giving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a run for her money in the race for the nomination for the 2016 Democratic presidential ticket. The Vermont senator, an Independent who became a Democrat so that he could run for president was never predicted to make any significant traction in the race. […]

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Three Simple Reasons Why Hillary and Bernie’s Real Plan Is to Soak the Middle Class

If you follow the contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, most of the tax discussion is about who has the best plan to squeeze the rich with ever-higher tax rates. For those motivated by spite and envy, Bernie Sanders “wins” that debate since he wants bigger increases in the tax rates on investors, entrepreneurs, business owners, and other […]

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Red State Talk Radio welcomes Amanda Head to the Lineup!

Red State Talk Radio is please to announce the addition of three new talk show hosts to the lineup of talented patriots featured on our station. Amanda Head is the host of “The Hollywood Conservative” that will air every Wednesday at 12 Noon EST. We are excited to welcome our new hosts to the Red […]

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Correcting White House Anti-Inversion Propaganda

I wrote recently about the Pfizer-Allergan merger and made the case that it was a very sensible way to protect the interests of workers, consumers, and shareholders. That’s the good news. Why? Because companies should be allowed to engage in a do-it-yourself form of territorial taxation to minimize the damage caused by bad tax policy coming out of Washington. The […]

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Donald Trump’s Abortion Statement Is Hardly the Worst Thing He’s Done

Undeniably, the Donald Trump campaign, finally, has been reeling — not necessarily finished, but in serious-damage control mode. The sixty-nine year old Republican presidential candidate has ventilated so many scandalous statements, done so many provocative things in the past nine months — okay, the past several decades, truth be told — keeping a tally can […]

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Cruz vs. Trump- Ground Game vs. Media Mastery

Over the last few months, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has done an amazing job of mastering the media. The real estate billionaire and reality television star has garnered more than $1 billion dollars’ worth of free media vs. his current campaign rival Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Trump is also beating Cruz in the race […]

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A False Tax Trilemma

I’m hoping the “Panama Papers” issue will quickly fade from the news (as happened after a similar data theft from BVI in 2013)  for the simple reason that even left-leaning reporters will get bored when they discover it is mostly a story about internationally active investors legally using structures designed for cross-border investment. Yes, statists have a broader agenda of trying […]

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Why Do Some People Call Simple Truth Divisive?

I am always happy when I see younger Americans getting involved with important issues affecting our dear republic.  After all, they represent the future of the United States.  Will they challenge the status quo and seek to build a stronger United States of America with an emphasis on strengthening America for Americans?  Or will they […]

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Ranking States for Income Taxes and Government Efficiency

There’s no agreement on the most important variable for state tax competitiveness. You could make a strong case that it is the overall share of income taken by politicians in the state. Or you could argue that the tax system for employers is the key metric. And the top tax rate obviously is an important measure of a state’s economic attractiveness. […]

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Americans Overruled: Judges Gone Wild!

“You seem to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy … Their power is the more dangerous as they are in office for life and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the […]

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Unproductive Politicians Continue to Do NOTHING About America’s Reckless Immigration Laws

As though America needed another murderous reminder that prudence frowns on nations which flood themselves with throngs of hostile outsiders and their deleterious ideologies: We get the recent Brussel’s carnage (thirty-two killed/over 300 hurt); before that, San Bernardino’s terror attack (14 fatalities/22 injured); and Paris mere weeks preceding that one (130 slaughtered/368 wounded.) I understand, […]

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We Thought We Were Free

The America we live in, our nation, our people, our society, is not the America most of us were born in at all. The uniquely American forms are all there, all untouched, all reassuring, the football games, the local bars, the movies, the concerts, and the holidays. But the spirit, which most of us never […]

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More Great Moments in Federal Government Incompetence

I used to think the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was the worst federal bureaucracy. After all, these are the pinheads who are infamous for bone-headed initiatives, such as: The EEOC making it hard for trucking companies to weed out drunk drivers. The EEOC telling a coffee shop it had too many attractive waitresses. The EEOC forcing companies to make […]

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Time Machine And The Consiglieri

This past week, to our astonishment, we learned that the Obama administration is seriously considering further concessions to Iran, and allowing U.S. dollars to be used to facilitate trade with the terrorist-supporting regime.  Behind this latest concession – behind every action having to do with Iran, and for that matter most other actions of this […]

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Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders Take Wisconsin

Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders were the big winners in the Wisconsin primary. The Texas Senator easily won 48.2% of vote and 36 delegates defeating by 13 points, front-runner Donald Trump who came in at 35.1% and took 6 delegates. The margin between Cruz and Trump was much higher than the most recent polls predicted […]

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The Donald Has a Bad Week- Not A Fatal One!

By all accounts, Republican 2016 presidential front-runner Donald Trump has had a bad week. This is hardly the norm, for the billionaire businessman and reality television star who prides himself on being a winner. On Tuesday March 29, his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was arrested for allegedly manhandling former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields on March […]

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The Phobia That Could Kill America

In today’s politically correct and multi generation indoctrinated America, the word phobia is often used to quiet patriots and Christians rather than make an honest point.  At one time in our nation, it an individual observed horrendous actions by someone, they could state the facts about what they saw, show a picture and the truth […]

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A Horrifying Socialist Future for America?

The debate over socialism shouldn’t even exist. Everywhere big government has been tried, it has failed. And we have reams of evidence  that free-market economies dramatically out-perform statist economies. Yet the siren song of socialism still appeals to a subsection of the population, either because of naiveté or an unseemly lust to exercise power over others. So […]

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Sexual Confusion: the New Religion

Promoting transgenderism is now classified as child abuse because gender ideology harms children. Sadly, this will not matter to those who selfishly only care about their own depraved interests. According to the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds): “conditioning children into believing a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal, is child […]

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Everyone Loves a Cat Fight: Melania Vs. Heidi

The recent tabloid politics tactics of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump whereby they were “attacking” each other’s spouses in the press have received a lot of media coverage. The mudslinging all started when an anti-Trump PAC published an ad targeted to the Mormon community which included Trump’s wife Melania posing nude in a photo which […]

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The Forgotten

Which special interest group or politically divided category do you belong to? Are you a victim? Do you have an official grievance? Shall I list them all, or should I instead enumerate the multitude of disasters that the politics of division has produced? It’s only a 1,000 word column, I can’t. The unending hypersensitivity to […]

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The Left’s Unholy Alliance with Islam

The Islamic State terrorist organization known as ISIS first outlined their strategy to attack the West in a 99-page manifesto issued in January of 2015 under the title of “Black Flags from Rome.” ISIS states that their strategy in the West is to do “hit and run tactics and then go into hiding in order to […]

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Federal, State, And Local Law Enforcement Should Be Prepared For Jihadists

Since America is poised to go down the same suicidal path as Europe (with the exception of Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia) by allowing admission of untold numbers of mostly Muslim refugees, it makes sense not only to train federal agencies and local law enforcement to be aware of  Islamic jihadis’ tendancies, but also to make sure terrorists […]

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Going Back to Basics

In many endeavors of life there comes a time when we have to take a step back and regroup to get our bearings in order to regain that winning edge or to recapture that energy to go get those sales and compete on a high level.  I would have to say that at this time […]

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As Obama Names His SCOTUS Nominee, Scalia’s Life Showed What Matters

Allow me to play “Captain Obvious” for a moment: Being tapped to fill a vacant Supreme Court slot is a big deal.  Even so, I was a tad surprised when D.C. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland — Barack Obama’s newly revealed nominee to replace recently deceased Justice Antonin Scalia — nearly broke down, twice, visibly overcome with emotion, […]

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Trump and Hillary Take Arizona. Cruz and Sanders Have Wins in Utah and Idaho!

The March 22 presidential primaries in Arizona brought big wins for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  Trump was the runaway winner in Arizona taking 48% of the vote and all 58 delegates vs. Texas Senator Cruz who came in second with 24.8% of the vote and Ohio Governor John Kasich who came in third with […]

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Frat Boy’s Decision To Visit North Korea Reveals Volumes About Our Education

Kids coming out of our public educational systems and some private schools are not being taught the bedrock truths of liberty versus the political systems based on control, like Socialism and Communism. Regrettably, parents haven’t instilled an appreciation of America and her foundational truths into a generation who soon will be leading this country, and therefore have left them ignorant decision […]

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Politics, Polls, and Professing Christians

Most people agree this is one of the most unpredictable and unusual election cycles in American history. For those who want substance over sensationalism, it is one of the most frustrating. For Christian conservatives, this could be the most disappointing. At least it’s entertaining. Americans are angry, I get it; but let’s not misplace our […]

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Is Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland Moderate Enough?

                This week President Barack Obama nominated Merrick B. Garland to be the 113th Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy created by the untimely death of long serving conservative Justice Antonin Scalia in February.  Judge Garland, is a former prosecutor who has served on the Court of […]

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