From Frugal Dad:
I probably could have told you that American men were in bad shape (both financially and physically), but I didn’t realize just how bad until now. The average guy has almost $15k in debt and only $3k in savings, and 16% of guys rarely pay off their credit card bills. If this isn’t why Frugal Dad was founded back in 2007, then I don’t know what is.
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The 2012 Republican field largely slammed President Obama’s decision, which the president announced Friday, to end the Iraq war and bring U.S. troops home by the end of 2011, suggesting that the move was a purely political one.
Republicans have suddenly found themselves running against a president who has notched clear foreign policy victories over the last year, among them the May killing of Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki last [...]
Aug 12, 2011
Ron Paul emerged the clear winner of last night’s FOX News GOP debate according to a poll of Fox viewers and even according to analysis in the Washington Post, as the congressman cemented the fact that he is the only hope America has of ending its involvement in multiple costly and damaging wars across the globe.
Paul was in [...]
by Sean Corrigan of Diapason Securities
Snake Oil Economics
The world’s biggest, richest, most comprehensive statistical agency has just announced significant revisions to the mainstream economists’ bellwether number – GDP – and not just over the period of the last eight years, but for the last couple of quarters, too, we have seen a substantial alteration in the picture being painted (not that we have any grounds [...]
Have you noticed that almost everyone seems really angry these days? Frustration with the government and with most of the other major institutions in our society seems to grow by the day. According to a brand new ABC News/Washington Post poll, 80 percent of Americans say that they are either dissatisfied or angry with the government. Americans are deeply divided about what the solutions to [...]
In 1910, Henry Van Dyke wrote a book called “The Spirit of America,” which opened with this sentence: “The Spirit of America is best known in Europe by one of its qualities — energy.”
This has always been true. Americans have always been known for their manic dynamism. Some condemned this ambition as a grubby scrambling after money. Others saw it in loftier terms. But energy [...]