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More Government Involvement Leads to More Corruption
Michael Busler

More Government Involvement Leads to More Corruption

Transparency International just released its “Corruption Perceptions Index”(CPI) for 2014.  This index surveys experts on public sector corruption in 177 countries.  The US scored a 77 on the 0 to 100 scale.  This places America 19th on the list.  Ten years ago we placed 14th.  Why have we declined? This is a subject that has […]

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2014 Ford Fusion: A Sexy Family Sedan
Bob Long

2014 Ford Fusion: A Sexy Family Sedan

I remember being at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit when the wraps cam off this second generation Fusion in 2013.  The styling on this mainstream family sedan was a game changer.  Complete with a nod to Aston Martin in the front grille treatment, the Ford styling team did a great job of […]

Equality of Opportunity, Not Outcome
Charles Faddis

Equality of Opportunity, Not Outcome

The Justice Department has filed suit on your behalf against the Pennsylvania State Police.  They are alleging, in a ten-page complaint, that the State Police are discriminating against female applicants by requiring them to complete the same physical fitness test as male applicants.  The Justice Department is demanding not only that the test be thrown […]

Federal Reserve Policies Cause Booms and Busts
Richard Ebeling

Federal Reserve Policies Cause Booms and Busts

Since the economic crisis of 2008-2009, the Federal Reserve – America’s central bank – has expanded the money supply in the banking system by over $4 trillion, and has manipulated key interest rates to keep them so artificially low that when adjusted for price inflation, several of them have been actually negative. We should not […]

2014 Range Rover Sport SC V-6 Does Not Disappoint
Bob Long

2014 Range Rover Sport SC V-6 Does Not Disappoint

Recently while visiting the Tri Sate area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut I had the opportunity to sample the 2014 Range Rover Sport V6 SC HSE with the slick 8 speed automatic transmission.  Any time I get the chance to get behind the wheel of Rang Rover product it is always a pleasure.   […]

Come Hell or High Water
Charles Faddis

Come Hell or High Water

North of Mosul, at the base of the Zagros Mountains,  sits the Mosul Dam.  The reservoir behind the dam holds a trillion gallons of water.  Were the dam to break the resulting flood could kill as many as 500,000 people living downstream. The Mosul Dam is now in the hands of ISIS, the psychotic Islamic […]

Pope Francis’ John Paul II Moment
Thomas Basile

Pope Francis’ John Paul II Moment

Over the last year and a half, Pope Francis has injected a new sense of excitement around the Catholic Church and the world’s oldest institution, the Papacy.  He’s won the hearts and minds of millions for not just talking about faith but actually walking in the footsteps of Christ by living by his example.  Whether […]

A Jerry Doyle Listener Asks: “Should we call ISIS terrorists?”
Jerry Doyle

A Jerry Doyle Listener Asks: “Should we call ISIS terrorists?”

As the situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate, listeners are voicing their strong opinions about our involvement. The following was sent to me by a listener, CJ, and while she and I disagree on some things, she makes some really good points that I think are worth your consideration.   I heard you call ISIS a terrorist organization. […]

Jerry Doyle: O Country! My Country!
Jerry Doyle

Jerry Doyle: O Country! My Country!

Listen to this clip from the August 13, 2014 edition of Jerry Doyle Show From the regulations surrounding the administration of a lethal injection to the perceived  need to understand the mindset of a rapist, America has gotten soft - but it’s not easy to pinpoint the reason why. Sure, it’s simple to lay blame at the low hanging […]

The 2014 Infiniti Q60 Hardtop Convertible is a Mobile Tanning Salon
Bob Long

The 2014 Infiniti Q60 Hardtop Convertible is a Mobile Tanning Salon

So I am motoring along a twisty section of road behind Orlando’s International Airport with a retractable convertible top down. Steely Dan’s Kid Charlemagne is blasting through the “Bose studio on wheels” headrest speakers on this perfect night.  For a moment, all is right with the weather, the world and the car.  The 2014 Infiniti […]

Can U.S. Promote Democracy In the Muslim World?
Tony Shaffer

Can U.S. Promote Democracy In the Muslim World?

rudaw.net

There’s a long history of the US trying to spread democracy in other parts of the world. But much of the Middle Muslim world has proved problematic. In this edition of Inside America, we examine the role U.S.  has played in promoting democracy in the Muslim world  and ask whether it is the best candidate for […]

Zero Based Budgeting Could Solve Government’s Money Woes
Michael Busler

Zero Based Budgeting Could Solve Government’s Money Woes

Bloated government budgets at the local, state and federal level are causing problems in the economy.  Most local and state governments require a balanced budget annually while the federal government is never required to balance its budget.  On the federal level, for the past 50 years, the annual government deficits have resulted in a huge […]

Böhm-Bawerk: Austrian Economist Who Said “No” to Big Government
Richard Ebeling

Böhm-Bawerk: Austrian Economist Who Said “No” to Big Government

We live at a time when politicians and bureaucrats only know one public policy: more and bigger government. Yet, there was a time when even those who served in government defended limited and smaller government. One of the greatest of these died one hundred years ago on August 27, 1914, the Austrian economist Eugen von […]

The 2014 Lexus 450h Takes the Crossover SUV to New Heights
Bob Long

The 2014 Lexus 450h Takes the Crossover SUV to New Heights

The Lexus RX invented the luxury crossover segment fifteen years ago.  The vehicle has become the benchmark for the luxury crossover segment. All other automakers target the RX as the best in segment when they are designing their alternative offerings.  In 2006, Lexus added a hybrid variant of the popular model.  This week’s test vehicle […]

Jerry Doyle On Newsmax TV: Has America Lost It’s Mojo?
Jerry Doyle

Jerry Doyle On Newsmax TV: Has America Lost It’s Mojo?

EpicTimes Founder, Jerry Doyle was a guest on NewsmaxTV’s “Midpoint” with Ed Berliner on Friday to discuss the crisis in Iraq, the outbreak of Ebola and the questions that revolve around “The Ebola Gay”.   Jerry also addresses the issue of “America’s Mojo”  and wonders if we’ve lost it – there is plenty of evidence […]

In Defense of John Kerry
Neil McCarthy

In Defense of John Kerry

On the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War I, with children dying in the streets of Gaza and the world still blowing up at discordantly frequent intervals, I was thumbing through a book of poems by Wilfred Owen. Owen was born in 1893, and though he did not lead a charmed life, […]

Today's Stories

Student Loan “Apocalypse”???

Student Loan “Apocalypse”???

huffingtonpost.com

Borrowers with federal student loans, long promoted as the safest way to borrow for college, appear to be buckling under the weight of their debt, new data show. More than half of Direct Loans, the most common type of federal student loan, aren’t being repaid on time or as expected, according to figures from the […]

Nothing Original Up My Sleeve…. The Tale of the Copycat Magician

Nothing Original Up My Sleeve…. The Tale of the Copycat Magician

thedailybeast.com

There’s nothing wrong with recycling the tried-and-testeds of magic. Most magicians do. But it’s time to shock and delight audiences anew.  Ninety percent of magicians perform other magicians’ material. They don’t just take the tricks; they take the whole routines—the lines, the timing, the movement. Sometimes they steal proprietary illusions like Losander’s Floating Table or Piff […]

Governor Rick Perry Looks Sharp In Mug Shot

Governor Rick Perry Looks Sharp In Mug Shot

people.com

Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would “fight this injustice with every fiber of my being.”

Romney and Ryan Team Up Again, This Time To Sell Ryan’s Book

Romney and Ryan Team Up Again, This Time To Sell Ryan’s Book

usatoday.com

Mitt Romney will join forces again with Paul Ryan, as the 2012 GOP vice presidential candidate promotes his new book Thursday in Chicago. The 2012 Republican ticket’s appearance at the Union League Club of Chicago is part of Ryan’s book tour for The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea, which hit bookshelves this week.

Jay Carney Still In Running For Top Apple PR Job

Jay Carney Still In Running For Top Apple PR Job

businessinsider.com

Apple is looking for a new head of communications, and former White House press secretary Jay Carney is once again rumored to be under consideration for the position. The latest murmurs come from Kara Swisher’s post on David Plouffe joining Uber. Swisher insists Carney “is still in the running to take over the top comms […]

Summer Camp For Adults Is Like A Frat Party On Steroids

Summer Camp For Adults Is Like A Frat Party On Steroids

businessinsider.com

While kids’ camp attendance has declined, forcing many organizations to shutter their cabins and sell off their land, the number of camps for grown-ups has swelled faster than a mosquito bite, totaling 800 in all. That’s an estimated 10% increase a year over the past 10 years, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Yesterday's Stories

Super Bowl Halftime Show: You Have to Pay to Play

Super Bowl Halftime Show: You Have to Pay to Play

cnbc.com

The halftime show at the Super Bowl is coveted by artists in the music industry, but this year the National Football League is asking potential performers to pay to play the high-profile gig, according to The Wall Street Journal.  And the proposition has returned frosty responses from the three final candidates: Coldplay, Rihanna, and Katy Perry.

EPIC FAIL: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Wrong

EPIC FAIL: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Wrong

The following is a public service message from Jerry Doyle and EpicTimes. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a great way to raise money and awareness for a terrible disease, but many people are caught up in the game of “One-upmanship” and are looking for bigger and bolder ways to make their ALS challenge stand […]

Indictment is Stumbling Block for a Rick Perry 2016 Campaign

Indictment is Stumbling Block for a Rick Perry 2016 Campaign

nbcnews.com

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s indictment Friday on abuse of power charges will complicate his plans for a presidential run in 2016. But in reality, he was already a very long shot. Perry, a Republican, would have almost no chance of being elected if he were found guilty of abuse of official capacity or coercion of […]

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