I am awake so early in the morning every day that sometimes I think I must be seeing or hearing things that are outside of reality. I think I am pretty adjusted to my early wake-up bell, but when you wake-up to a news...

It is unfortunate that a man of David Brooks' writing caliber is so unbelievably affected by rank snobbishness and incredible envy. He has written many things over the years I have enjoyed, though I confess they do not come back to memory easily. ...

When you log on to the home page of http://www.davidbahnsen.com, you are automatically brought to the VIEWPOINT blog, wherein my most recent blog entries appear covering the world of politics, and economic, and other such frivolity (note: there is a special emphasis on Book Reviews...

I subscribe to the view that President Obama is in a true economic pickle, one in which out-of-control deficits are simply unsustainable, and will require forceful action. The economic pickle lies in how he addresses the deficits: Cut spending, and guarantee that you will...

I am borrowing this from newsletter guru, John Mauldin, who apparently borrowed it from The Privateer. It is verifiably true, and stunning beyond words. In 1909 the federal government had an annual budget of $0.8 billion (yep, just $800 million). The population was 90...