The Great GOP Debate: Immigration

This last week I moderated a debate on the subject of immigration in Newport Beach, California. What made this debate unique is that it featured two folks quite to the right in their politics, Jon Fleischman of Breitbart.com and Flashreport.org fame, and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (Orange County Republican), VS. Alex Nowrasteh of the Cato Institute, and Teresa Hernandez of the Lincoln Club (where I also serve in club leadership). Four people who probably feel the same about 80-90% of various … [Read more...]

Christmas in June

I do not believe it is necessary to impugn President Obama's motives about this catastrophically stupid idea of randomly forgiving massive amounts of student loan debt (and since there is no collateral, and the universities have been paid, this "forgiveness" is called "a transfer of payments" - and guess who the payer is - YOU!). Be that as it may, I believe Obama actually thinks he's helping these people. The need of the hour is a pro-growth economic agenda that would actually see them get … [Read more...]

Double Down a Fascinating Inside Look at an Embarrassing Election

I was hesitant to take on the 475-page behemoth from Halperin and Heilemann when it arrived. I had pretty much left the misery of the 2012 campaign (and subsequent election results) in the past, and the degree of backlog I am suffering from right now in my reading list was not motivating me to take on this work (the book right before this was Geithner's 550-page Stress Test and the one right after this is Prin's 425-page All the President's Bankers, which I should finish today). But I took on … [Read more...]

Larry Kudlow to the Lincoln Club: Economic Growth

Saturday night represented the 52nd annual Lincoln Club of Orange County annual gala. It was a phenomenal evening of celebration, fellowship, and rallying around the cause of limited government that we as a club hold dear. I posted my speech yesterday that I gave in introduction of our key note speaker Larry Kudlow. But a few comments are also in order regarding the message Larry delivered ... We as a party our fooling ourselves if we believe the Benghazi scandal and the Lois Lerner … [Read more...]

Larry Kudlow and Why America’s Best Days are Ahead

My Larry Kudlow Introduction - Lincoln Club Annual Dinner 2014 One of the major reasons I booked tonight's speaker is because I wanted to introduce him, so I come to you now with a great deal of excitement and nervousness. My overall confidence levels have grown a lot over the years, and yet there is still something nerve-wracking about introducing your hero, and that, my friends, is what Larry Kudlow is to me - a hero. So if I sound wobbly or nervous, just take it for what it is, humility. I … [Read more...]