Paul Streitz Milton Friedman's Smoot-Hawley Lie
Milton Friedman, Noble Prize winning economist, was for the duration of his life the main pitchman for Free Trade. Friedman won his academic reputation with his publication of A Monetary History of the United States, 1967-1960. In it, he accurately attributes the cause of the Great Depression to the restrictive monetary policies of the Federal Reserve.
Mar 20, 2010 - 12:35:34 AM
Paul Streitz Who is Qualified? Who Gets Elected?
The most frequent negative comment I receive about Gov. Sarah Palin running for President is, "she is not qualified." However, none of the writers provides any clue as to what the qualifications are. Is it the ability to run the one hundred meters in less than ten seconds? Is it graduating from an Ivy League school? Is it being a lawyer?
Mar 17, 2009 - 11:16:30 AM
Paul Streitz Where Sarah Goes, the Grass Roots Grow
Patrick Buchanan declared the beginnings of a culture war at the Republican National Convention in 1992. And, by the 1996 election, "Pitchfork" Pat did not merely want to reform the White House--he and his Buchanan Brigade were damned near ready to storm the palace gates to burn it down.
Dec 30, 2008 - 2:22:30 PM
Paul Streitz John McCain Tanked the 2008 Election
Senator John McCain tanked the 2008 Election. Despite the fact that he was doing everything in his power to lose, he came amazingly close to winning. The 2008 election was not a vote of confidence for Barack Obama. For the most part, it was a rejection of the person John McCain and the policies he supported.
Dec 29, 2008 - 3:45:26 PM
Paul Streitz Small-Minded, Unforgiving, Xenophobic
"To our political and business leaders, we have more recently been valued only as 'the American Consumer'-a fat-assed mass of easily swayed, single-issue, over-leveraged dimwits. The Sarah Palin contingent is a particularly ugly subset of all this; her sort mines the worst in Americans, rather than the best. The Palin voters said they like her because she is just like them-and indeed she is: small-minded, unforgiving, xenophobic (this is the four syllable word for "racist)."
Dec 16, 2008 - 11:35:40 AM
Paul Streitz Bluebloods versus Beauty Queen
The blueblood Republicans are coming out of their catatonic shock to trash Gov. Sarah Palin. The Bluebloods (aka: RINO's, country club Republicans, Rockefeller Republicans, NeoCons, beltway boys, Wall Street Journal subscribers and chicken hawks) have discovered much to their surprise and dismay that voters actually like Gov. Sarah Palin. They are horrified.
Nov 25, 2008 - 2:34:41 PM
Paul Streitz Where is Sarah on Immigration?
Sarah Palin is certainly the leading candidate for the Republican nomination for President in 2012. With one glaring question that remains unanswered, "What is her position on immigration?"
Nov 20, 2008 - 12:08:00 PM
Paul Streitz The Last RINO
John McCain will be the last RINO, whether he wins or loses on November 4, 2008.
Oct 31, 2008 - 11:12:55 PM
Paul Streitz The Yalie Nightmare Is Not Over Yet
The Yalie nightmare has been an unprecedented horror of twenty years from the inauguration of George H.W. 'Bush '43, to Bill Clinton, Yale Law, '73 to George W. Bush '68. The reign includes bit players such as Hillary Rodman-Clinton, Yale Law '73, John Kerry '66 and. Joe Lieberman '64, Yale Law '67. Let's roll the videotapes.
Oct 27, 2008 - 12:55:14 PM
Paul Streitz Who Stole Our Culture?
Sometime during the last half-century, someone stole our culture. Just 50 years ago, in the 1950s, America was a great place. It was safe. It was decent. Children got good educations in the public schools. Even blue-collar fathers brought home middle-class incomes, so moms could stay home with the kids. Television shows reflected sound, traditional values.
Sep 2, 2008 - 11:48:46 AM
Paul Streitz Dear Bishop Tobin
As a practicing Catholic, I strongly object to your condoning and encouraging illegal immigration.Your desire for "comprehensive immigration reform" is code for giving 20 million illegal aliens amnesty. This is a reward for law breaking. Your comments that imply thatICE agents, who are enforcing law, are doing something immoral are reprehensible.
Sep 2, 2008 - 11:43:52 AM
Paul Streitz Ethnic Voting in Congress
The ethnic voting patterns in Congress will determine the course immigration into the United States in the next decade. In fact, it will determine whether there will be a United States. The three ethnic voting blocs are the Hispanics, Africa-Americans and Jews. It will be shown that Catholics are not an ethnic group concerning immigration.
Mar 27, 2008 - 11:25:23 AM
John McCain's policies would destroy the United States. His platform is 1) amnesty for the 20 million illegals in the country and open borders for millions more; 2) perpetual war in the Mid-East; and 3) outsourcing of millions of jobs through free trade.
Feb 15, 2008 - 9:23:04 AM
Paul Streitz Jonbo Goes to Washington
Your platoon is pinned down in a rice paddy by a sniper in the tree line. One trooper is screaming from pain. The medic went to him and was shot through the head. The radio is under water. Your men arebeing killed one by one. The only hope is that platoon on the far right will make it to the tree line, and kill the sniper.
Feb 4, 2008 - 9:41:40 AM
Paul Streitz Is the Yalie Nightmare Over Yet?
The past twenty years has been a period of unparalled misfortune for citizens of the United States. Graduates of Yale University have occupied the White House for these twenty years and could continue for another four to eight years if Hillary Clinton is elected President.
Dec 31, 2007 - 8:36:54 PM
Paul Streitz Who is the Greatest Tennis Player of All-time?
Here the rankings include a point for each Grand Slam win of the losing opponent. Therefore, a win over someone like John McEnroe would produce seven points for the winner, while a win over an unranked, never won a grand slam opponent would produce no extra points.
Oct 3, 2007 - 12:35:48 AM
Paul Streitz A Wishnie Kind of World
Michael Wishnie has created his own Wishnie World, a Borrioboola-Gha in New Haven, where reality does not intrude. While Mrs. Jellby was a comical character created by Dickens, Mr. Wishnie is very real and very dangerous. He is a self-deluded liberal convinced of his moral righteousness and he is willing to inflict his delusions on millions of Americans.
Oct 1, 2007 - 12:09:35 AM
Paul Streitz Another Autistic, Free Trade Economist
Thomas Sowell is another autistic free trade economist. The latest Basic Economic: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy is a paean to the free market and free trade. Mr. Sowell makes the standard arguments for free markets against socialized and central planning.
Sep 17, 2007 - 9:20:44 PM
Paul Streitz Understanding the Iowa Straw Poll
One must go beyond a simplistic "Romney Won" or a "Romney Had Disappointing Showing" to understand the implications of the Iowa Straw Poll. What is most important is the pattern of voting that shows the dominant issues that will decide the Republican Candidate for President in 2008.
Aug 14, 2007 - 1:36:20 PM
Paul Streitz A Psychohistory of George W. Bush
George W. Bush is the first Mexican President of the United States. He identifies with, sympathizes with and promotes the interests of the citizens of Mexico at the expense of American citizens. At the same time, he ritually sacrifices American citizens in a hopeless sandmire in Iraq, while allowing millions of Mexicans to cross into the United States.
Jul 30, 2007 - 9:06:53 AM
Paul Streitz The Immigration Control and Enforcement Act (the ICE Act)
America needs an Immigration Control and Enforcement Act (ICE Act). It should encompass all the goals of the immigration control movement in one legislative act for Congress to pass and the President to sign. It should be the focus of our efforts in the coming years.
Jul 4, 2007 - 10:15:26 AM
Paul Streitz Governor Jodi Rell, of Connecticut
Governor Jodi Rell of Connecticut made the difficult but right decision in vetoing In-State Tuition for illegal young people brought into this country by their parents.
Jun 30, 2007 - 8:56:42 AM
Paul Streitz Throw Out The Scorpions The scorpion goes down to the river and asks the frog for a ride across, but the frog says, "You are a scorpion and you could kill me." The scorpion says, but then I would drown.
May 25, 2007 - 10:07:58 PM
Paul Streitz No Way, Jorge
The decision of the Bush administration to allow Mexican trucks to operate within the United States is the greatest disaster for American workers since NAFTA. It will mean the loss of tens of thousands of American trucking jobs.
Apr 12, 2007 - 7:02:56 AM
Paul Streitz Islam: The West Must Disconnect
Western countries must disconnect from the Islamic world, or they will destroy themselves. They should have no Muslim immigrants, visitors, business, or students enter their countries. Further they should remove all its troops from Arab countries and discontinue meddling in the internal affairs of Muslim nations.
Mar 17, 2007 - 1:45:47 PM
Paul Streitz Does Tancredo Understand Foreign Trade? No!
Tom Tancredoís website shows a remarkable naivetť about foreign trade. He would be well to listen to some of the programs of Lou Dobbs and read up on his Pat Buchanan. His positions both damage the average citizen in the United States and prevent him from gaining a huge political advantage over his political rivals in both political parties.
Further, Tancredo would be wise to extend his political campaign that "For A Secure America" means securing every personís ability to have a job, not simply protecting the border.
Mar 13, 2007 - 5:30:50 AM
Paul Streitz The Unconstitutional Supremes (Part II)
The 1930ís spurred a further growth of the acceptance of the power of the Supreme Courtís authority to make constitutional rulings. The Supreme Court judges appointed by Republicans began to declare portions of FDRís New Deal program unconstitutional on 5-4 votes in the 1930ís. In a nutshell, conservatives tried to use the Court to invalidate Rooseveltís programs.
Feb 13, 2007 - 12:01:15 PM
Paul Streitz National Rally for Tancredo
A National Rally for Tancredo rally will be held Saturday, February 3rd in cities and towns across the nation. This rally will be in support of Rep. Tom Tancredoís bid for the White House in 2008.
Jan 26, 2007 - 3:14:08 PM
Paul Streitz Tancredo Is The Leading Candidate - Get It Straight
A Bruce Walker writes on one blog, "Tom Tancredo would make a wonderful president, but has little chance of winning either the nomination or the general election." He states this as if it is some scientific or religious fact and gives no reasons why Tom Tancredo canít win. He states it as dogma.
Jan 20, 2007 - 10:20:42 AM
Paul Streitz Friedmanís Folly - Deregulation of Electricity
Milton Friedman is regarded as an economist. He is not. He is an ideologue of the free market economy and he applies his free market theories to all economic matters large and small. It does not matter if his prescriptions do not work because he would only say that they had not been fully implemented, they had been implemented badly, or that they need no time to work. In other words, with Friedman there is no empirical real world test of his economic theories.
Jan 15, 2007 - 11:40:34 AM
Paul Streitz Milton Friedmanís Voucher Delusion
Milton Friedmanís school voucher plan is undoubtedly the greatest economic delusion ever foisted on the American public. What is more amazing is that practically every conservative columnist has heaped praise on this delusional scheme to solve the "crisis with todayís schools."
Jan 15, 2007 - 11:35:15 AM
Paul Streitz Friedman: A Great Economist. I Dissent
Milton Friedman will eventually be regarded as the worst economist ever. Ninety percent of his work will be regarded with the same distain that we now have for phrenology, Darwinism and bell-bottom pants.
Dec 21, 2006 - 9:18:36 AM