‘248% Increase In Price’: Video Reveals Kevin McCallister’s Grocery Bill In Biden’s Economy

By Julianna Frieman Editors’ Note: This little exercise performed by a TikTok user is illustrative of how painful inflation is, especially for the poor who don’t own assets to any extent. They get through life largely by living from paycheck to paycheck. It has been 33 years since the movie was made so if you […]

“Unrealized Losses” on Securities Held by Banks Jump by 22% to $684 Billion in Q3, Oh Lordy

By Wolf Richter “Unrealized losses” on securities – mostly Treasury securities and government-guaranteed MBS – at FDIC-insured commercial banks at the end of Q3 jumped by $126 billion (or by 22%) from the prior quarter to $684 billion, according to the FDIC’s quarterly bank data release on Wednesday. These unrealized losses were spread over the […]

Rethinking Economic Analysis and Strategy

By Amil Imani The latest data on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) reveals contrasting trends, raising questions about the effectiveness of recent Federal Reserve actions and the potential impact on everyday Americans. As of October 2023, the annual CPI rose 3.2%, primarily due to the “fortuitous plunge” in energy prices. However, a deeper dive into […]

‘Zero Tolerance’: These Are The Massive Corporations That Have Recently Ceased Advertising On Elon Musk’s X

By The Daily Caller Eight major corporations have recently withdrawn their advertising from billionaire Elon Musk’s X, formerly known as Twitter, according to reports. Several advertisers left X shortly after a recent report by left-wing activist group Media Matters alleged that ads show up next to antisemitic content on the platform, as well as a post by Musk that […]

OPEC+ Is Cutting Oil Production Again

By The Daily Caller OPEC+ announced a new round of cuts to oil production on Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported. The oil cartel, which is responsible for about 40% of the world’s oil production, said that it would reduce production by an additional 1 million barrels per day, equivalent to about 1%of total global daily consumption, according to the […]

Illegal Migration Has Cost Americans $150.7B

By Catherine Salgado As of the beginning of 2023, the net cost of illegal immigration for American taxpayers altogether, including federal, state, and local costs, was at least $150.7 billion—and under Biden, it’s going up steeply all the time. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) came out with a report on the heavy cost […]

Over the last ten years, Turkey has made 249 requests every day for removal of content from Google

By Jihad Watch Who controls your access to information, and determines what you can see and what you cannot? To a surprising degree, Recep Tayyip Erdogan does. Turkey has requested removal of massive amount of online content from Google in 10 years Turkish Minute, November 23, 2023: Turkish government agencies have requested the removal of […]

Weekend Read: How Do You Invest For Deflation?

By Neland Nobel A few essays ago, we suggested that given the extreme financial leverage (overuse of debt) in both the governmental and private sectors, the risk of a deflationary period may be higher than many believe. You might remember the extreme events during the Great Financial Crisis of 2007-2009.  We are still living with […]

UN COP 28 Is Not A Democracy

By David Wojick Reading the breathless Green coverage of the soon-to-be COP 28, the UN conference on climate change (CFACT is on the way!), I noticed a fundamental fallacy occurring endlessly. The analysts seem to assume that decision-making is democratic, such that what you need to pass a rule is a majority vote along the […]

Americans Put the Holiday Hurt on Disney, Target, Others as Boycotts Bleed into Christmas

By Family Research Council When Disney CEO Bob Iger sat down to talk with employees about his bumpy year at the helm Tuesday, he said, “I knew there were myriad challenges that I would face.” What he didn’t count on was those “myriad challenges” being millions of still-angry Americans. After management ran the brand into the […]

Texas AG Sues Pfizer For ‘Conspiring To Censor’ COVID-19 Vaccine Critics

By The Daily Caller Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit Thursday against Pfizer for allegedly misrepresenting the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine and “conspiring to censor” critics. The lawsuit alleges Pfizer “deceived the public” by claiming its vaccine was 95% effective, as well as through suggestions it made about the vaccine’s duration […]

Meta Is ‘Manipulating Platforms to Make Kids More Addicted’: State AG

By Family Research Council In the wake of strong evidence pointing to the link between the declining mental health of young people and the rise of addictive social media sites, 41 state attorneys general have filed suit against Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, for manipulative business practices that they say intentionally target […]

Social Security Overpays Billions Under Leadership of Racial Equity Activist

By Judicial Watch Under the leadership of a noted racial equity activist the Social Security Administration (SSA) has mistakenly overpaid beneficiaries tens of billions of dollars, including a 65% spike in overpayments in one year. In 2023 the agency with a stated mission of ensuring equity and accessibility by addressing systemic barriers to participation and […]

Elon Musk Rips Disney and Other Advertisers Dropping from X Platform, Blasts Woke Blackmail

By The Geller Report “What I see all over the place is people who care about looking good, while doing evil. Fuck them.” — Elon Musk Gorgeous! ‘Go f*** yourself!’ Elon Musk rips into Disney and other advertisers dropping from X platform By: Carlos Garcia, November 29, 2023 Tech billionaire Elon Musk lashed out at companies […]

Widespread Shoplifting in America

By Amil Imani I urge the Governor of New York,  Kathy Hochul, to take action to address this issue of rampant shoplifting and organized theft. I have heard the governor vetoed a proposed bill to establish a task force to combat organized theft. This decision has left the Retail Council of New York State, which […]

Disney Admits to Prioritizing Politics over Profits

By Family Research Council The Walt Disney Company has been at the forefront of culture wars in recent years. Many became aware of their left-wing political proclivities when they aggressively opposed legislation in Florida that would prohibit schools from giving lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity to children in kindergarten through third grade. The […]

Too Many Laws

By Bruce Bialosky There are many joys of being a Californian. The price of housing, the price of gas, and the price of electricity are just a few. One that is not discussed is how our elected leaders are constantly changing the laws under which we are governed.  This is one of the worst aspects […]

Situation Report: Iranian-backed hacker group infiltrates U.S. water system

By Center For Security Policy An Iranian hacking group targeted the water system of a small Pennsylvania town over the Thanksgiving weekend, in what may have been a test case targeting widely-used industrial control systems (ICSs). On Saturday, November 25, the Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa (PA) announced that one of their booster stations was hacked by the Iranian […]

Arizona’s Tax Regime Improves But Arizona Ranks High In Other Measures Of Freedom

By Neland Nobel Arizona has moved up in rankings determined by the Tax Foundation, but still can’t break into the Top 10. The Tax Foundation just came out with its 2024 State Business Tax Climate Index. The bad news is that Arizona does not make it into the Top 10.  The good news is Arizona […]

STUDY: Electric Vehicle ownership equates to paying $17 a gallon for gasoline

By Dr. Rich Swier “Adding the costs of the subsidies to the true cost of fueling an EV would equate to an EV owner paying $17.33 per gallon of gasoline…It’s time for federal and state governments to stop driving the American auto industry off an economic cliff and allow markets to drive further improvements in […]

Net Zero Housing: The Dark Side of ‘Smart’ Living and Personal Autonomy

By MERCOLA Take Control of Your Health How Office Buildings Will Be Converted to Smart Cities for the Cartels STORY-AT-A-GLANCE The White House released plans to convert massive commercial properties into affordable “zero-emission” housing The White House announcement is peppered with Great Reset buzzwords, like “clean energy economy” and “zero emissions housing,” and echoes the […]

Will Seasonal Strength Become a New Bull Market?

By Neland Nobel Our last market commentary noted that the stock market was very oversold, both in momentum and particularly in sentiment. As we moved to the end of October, we entered a period where “seasonal” strength is typical.  The combination of “oversold” and seasonal strength prodded us to become more bullish on the market, […]

‘Super Expensive’: NRCC Drops Video Targeting Dems For Thanksgiving Food Price Hikes

By The Daily Caller The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) released a video Wednesday, first shared with the Daily Caller News Foundation, seeking to hold Democrats responsible for Thanksgiving food price increases ahead of 2024. The online advertisement, titled “Thanksgiving in Biden’s America” and launched by the House GOP’s campaign arm, depicts how some of […]

As Homeownership Costs Soar and Inflation Persists, Americans Sour on Biden’s Economy

By Family Research Council President Joe Biden turned 81 years old on Monday, and he was greeted with the lowest approval rating ever recorded by NBC News at 40%. While a large part of the number is due to Democrats’ disapproval of Biden’s handling of the Israel-Hamas conflict, it’s also likely a reflection of an economy that continues to […]

U.S. Backing New Plan To Cripple Coal Industry At UN Climate Conference

By The Daily Caller The Biden administration is set to back a plan that would crush the coal industry at the upcoming United Nations (UN) climate summit, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The U.S. will reportedly support a French plan to get the countries of the world to ban private financing of coal-fired power plants during […]

U.S. Job Market Growth Inflated By Government Hiring, Not Real Value Creation

By Carrie Sheffield A Potemkin village is a construction—literal or figurative—designed to deceive people into believing a situation is better than it is. The term arose from a fake portable village reportedly built by Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin, former lover of Empress Catherine II, solely to impress her while she traveled to Crimea in […]

Either Get Rid of TikTok or Just Surrender to China

By Jihad Watch “TikTok is undoing all of that. It’s crazy to watch in real time.” In its latest social experiment, Communist China decided to test an algorithm to see if it could get social media influencers and idiot kids under its control on TikTok to come out for Osama bin Laden. Worked pretty well. […]

New ‘NEWSRAEL PRO’ App Launched

By Dr. Mordechai Kedar Newsrael is a free dynamic newsfeed app, pro-Israel, reporting 24/7 on all important events in the Holy Land.  Newsrael views with great importance the mission to disseminate pro-Israeli news in real time to the evangelic audience and other Israel supporters. Newsrael allows all supporters of Israel to send in text […]

The Two Nations

By Michael Rectenwald A bottom-up libertarian localism that rejects federal funding and resists centralized control is the only viable way to defeat the totalitarian left and to restore the American republic Two political, economic, and cultural movements are vying for the soul of America. One is a program from above, and the other, a movement […]

The True Cost of EVs Is More Than The Sticker Price

By Brent Bennett, Ph.D., The Honorable Jason Isaac The goals of President Joe Biden’s administration are lofty: among them, nationwide vehicle electrification within 20 years. To reach that goal, the administration has recently proposed new fuel economy regulations that will help ensure that 67% of new passenger cars sold are electric vehicles by 2032. The problem is that […]