Obama’s Overtime Ordeal: GOP Voting to Delay Implementation


The House is poised for a Thursday vote on a plan to delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s overtime rule, which imposes huge new compliance and payroll costs on American employers by doubling the salary threshold of employees eligible for overtime pay. Currently, employers are required to pay overtime rates for salaried workers making up […]

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Let the People Roar: I Think Trump Won the Night


We all have theories as to how Donald Trump got this far. Mine is that Trump has done well among white high school graduates because he acts the way people think they would act if they were billionaires. If Trump ever doubts himself, he never shows it. He calls people names because he knows he […]

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The Stale and Scripted Hillary


“He loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them,” said Hillary Clinton late in Monday’s debate, as she desperately retailed every cheap shot advisers had drilled into her. The “he” in question wasn’t her womanizing husband in the front row but Donald Trump. Hillary’s resort to smears and her reliance on a painfully stale […]

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‘Favors’ to Blacks


Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor — off the record — what his response to them was. He said, “I give them all A’s and B’s. To hell with them.” Since many of those students […]

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President Obama’s Big Government Legacy — and the Republicans


When conservatives talk about opposing the expansion of Big Government, this usually means lower taxes, lower spending, and reducing regulations. In two of out of three (taxes and spending), the Republican Congress should get more credit for stopping most of President Obama’s agenda of expanding the size and scope of the federal government. Taxes In […]

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New York Times Paints a False Picture of Prosperity


The New York Times is now officially putting opinion pieces on the front page. Consider Monday’s article entitled: “Millions in U.S. Climb Out of Poverty, at Long Last.” This is an amazing headline given the real state of the economy for the working class. Yes, according to newly released census data, incomes for middle class families […]

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A Nation Divided Again


One only needs to read the sports pages these days to see how off kilter the issue of race in America has become. According to a survey released by E-Poll Market Research, the most disliked football player in the NFL is Colin Kaepernick. However, the same survey showed among black Americans, Kaepernick’s popularity is skyrocketing. […]

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Coach Bob Knight’s Winning Take on Candidate Trump


Pittsburgh I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Coach Bobby Knight. He has fond memories of Pittsburgh. His great aunt took him to his first major league baseball game when he was 8 years old to see the Pirates play the Cardinals. That was 68 years ago. When I asked the Coach about his […]

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Our Greatest Entrepreneur?


If I were to ask you — you being the average, massively well-informed TAS reader — to identify the greatest living entrepreneur of the 21st century, whose name would spring to mind? You might think first of Bill Gates. But no, he was one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century. And after he […]

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There’s Only One Safe Bet Tonight


My debate predictions are that Monday night football will have its lowest ratings ever. In America, you’re not allowed to bet on the presidential elections. If you could, just imagine all of the different betting and prop bets that would be wagered. Anyone who claims he can predict the course of events tonight is betting against himself. […]

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