A nation's choice between spending on military defense and spending on civilian goods has often been posed as "guns versus butter." But understanding the choices of many nations' political leaders might be helped by examining the contrast between their runaway spending on pensions while skimping on military defense.
It's clear David Limbaugh isn't writing books with the goal of being honored in the salons of the liberal media. He doesn't mince words with the media. His devastating new book on Barack Obama is titled "The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama's War on the Republic."
Many in the media are saying how unusual it is for our economy to be so sluggish for so long, after we have officially emerged from a recession. In a sense, they are right. But, in another sense, they are profoundly wrong.
It is hard to come up with Christmas gifts for people who already seem to have everything. But there are few -- if any -- people who can keep up with the flood of books coming off the presses. Books can be good gifts for such people.
With Republicans routing Democrats across the country on Election Day, speculation has been building throughout November that President Barack Obama will face a challenge for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2012.