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Greg Blankenship

WHEN GOVERNMENT ECONOMISTS, academics, and the talking heads on bubblevision speak of “modest price inflation,” they know full well that the effects of the quantitative easing policies that they have advocated and implemented have not been fully expressed in America’s…

Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream—and How We Can Do It Againby Rich Lowry(Broadside Books, 288 pages, $27) RICHARD LOWRY, editor-in chief of National Review, has written a Lincoln book to inspire a great awakening…

LATELY WE HAVE BEEN engulfed by headlines reporting financial turmoil on every continent, in almost every nation, large and small. The commissars of central planning who so marred the history of the 20th century have been replaced by central banks…

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois– Last fall, Governor Blagojevich signed his second increase in the statewide mandatory minimum wage in five years. The legislation raised the Illinois minimum wage to $7.50 per hour with an additional hike to $8.50 in 2010. At the…

SPRINGFIELD, Ill — If you want to raise taxes…vote Republican. At least in Illinois you do. That frank advice was recently delivered by Mike Lawrence, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, at a Chicago forum on school funding….

Illinois Senate candidate Barack Obama’s speech last month at the Democratic National Convention was not so much a coming out party as a grand orchestration. Since Obama won the primary in March he has received a remarkable amount of national…

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