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M&A Deals Fail At Highest Rate Since 2008

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In yet another potential market topping sign, M&A Deals Fail At Highest Rate Since 2008 2014-10-21T00:03:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z Mike Shedlock

Fighting Ebola with… A Bureaucrat?

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So We recruit an Ebola Czar who knows nothing about Ebola or Medical response protocols? Excuse me for not being terribly confident Michael Tanner joined the program to talk about the economic impact of Ebola. 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z Ransom Notes Radio

Pity Party Nation: Who Cares If You're Offended?

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Since when did, Im offended, become an argument that trumps all facts, logic and common sense? When did regularly claiming to be aggrieved on behalf of some splinter of the population become a high paying gig? How did we get to a point in America where people are PROUD to tell you that theyre victims? 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z John Hawkins

The Price of Papal Popularity

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Normally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where Mayor Richard Daley's boys in blue ran up the score on the radicals in Grant Park. 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z Pat Buchanan

Conservatives: Reaching Deeper into their Pockets for Charity

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When it comes to charity, no one has as big a heart as Americans. So, this begs the following questions: Which Americans give so much? And why? 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z Nick Adams

The Audacity of Greg Orman

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The image some conservatives have of Greg Orman, the wealthy businessman running as an independent against veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts here in Kansas, is that Orman is, in the words of a recent Weekly Standard story, a "vacuous cipher." 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z Byron York

Europe Must Drop the Euro, Germany Abandon Mercantilism

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Europe faces yet another recession, and the prospect is shaking global financial markets. To eliminate the persistent threat of collapse, Europe must drop the euro, and Germany must abandon mercantilism. 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z Peter Morici

Barack W. Obama

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This must be a difficult time for liberals, Democrats, and all other flavors of Obama followers. 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z Armstrong Williams

Predatory Journalism

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Just what is predatory lending? It is lending that charges a higher interest rate than people like those at the New York Times approve of. According to such thinking -- or lack of thinking -- the answer is to have the government set an interest rate ceiling at a level that will be acceptable to third parties like the New York Times. 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z Thomas Sowell

Obama Voting “Present”,….Again

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For the last six years America has been saddled with a president who continues to vote present when faced with difficult leadership decisions. 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z D.W. Wilber

Does Obama Care About People?

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Can you walk out on the messiah? 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z Mona Charen

Why Wendy Can't Win

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"(Wendy) Davis is running (for governor) against Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is heavily favored to win in a state that remains strongly Republican." 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z Bill Murchison

The Problem of Pain

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The problem of pain, to borrow a title from C.S. Lewis, is that with regard to our enormous national debt, there is none. 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z Barney Brenner

Him!

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It used to be that corporations made their money the old fashioned way-they would earn it. Now is seems that financial and accounting engineering are the only way that corporations can proclaim an improving bottom line. 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z Bill Tatro

Big Blue's Blues

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Big Blue, otherwise known as IBM, reported a disaster of a quarter this morning, sending its shares lower and crushing the stock market in the process. 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z Charles Payne

Saudi is Eating Its Own

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Headlines this week: Venezuela Goes From Bad to Worse As Oil Prices Plummet. Actually Bloomberg had it: as Oil Prices Plummets, but thats OK. So much for eastern liberal educational superiority. 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z Thomas Miller

The Irish Tax Policy Debate: Bono 1 – Irish Union Bosses 0

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I wrote last year about the remarkable acknowledgement by Bono that free markets were the best way to lift people out of poverty. The leader of the U2 band and long-time anti-poverty activist specifically stated that, capitalism has been the most effective ideology we have known in taking people out of extreme poverty. 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z Daniel J. Mitchell

Houston Pastors Fight Censorship Challenge

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Houston recently passed an ordinance through its city council that has sparked quite a bit of controversy amongst conservative evangelicals. 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z Cal Thomas

Houston, We Have a (1st Amendment) Problem!

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It all started in September, when Houston Mayor Annise Parker and City Attorney David Feldman issued an "overly broad" subpoena for the sermons of select ministers who opposed the city's equal rights ordinance. 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z Chuck Norris

Republicans Need Tools for 2014 Victory

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Although the midterm elections are still two weeks away, about two million Americans have already voted. The circus of early and mail-in voting undermines the federal law, which provides: "The Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, in every even numbered year, is established as the day for the election." 2014-10-21T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-21T08:35:03Z Phyllis Schlafly

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