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Saving American capitalism

Saving American capitalism

The default party to benefit from a revival of American competitive capitalism is the Democrats.

March 4, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The Democrat’s turn

The Democrat’s turn

I wonder what candidates will say when interest payments on the deficit destroy our ability to pay for the social safety net?

September 15, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

ObamaCare vs. James Madison (1001)

ObamaCare vs. James Madison (1001)

While the future of ObamaCare is an important political question, the really important issue before the court is whether they will finally draw the line on the power of the Commerce Clause or say goodbye to James Madison’s system of limited and divided government powers.

April 6, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Random rants about Iowa, Obama

Random rants about Iowa, Obama

The Iowa Republican straw poll is over and headlines blare out that the Republican field has been winnowed, or clarified, or sanitized, or whatever some reporter thinks might be the meaning of an essentially useless, expensive, time-consuming exercise in media self-delusion

August 19, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Ruminations

Ruminations

President Obama gave another good speech last Tuesday night. Some noted that he did not spell out all the alternative endings to the Libyan adventure. He couldn’t, of course; no one knows how this thing will turn out

March 31, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Full employment for lobbyists

Full employment for lobbyists

The Obama administration has been bedeviled by pernicious unemployment that continuous oblivious to the many attempts at stimulus. There is one glimmer of hope however; full employment for lobbyists is at hand. The Congress and the president, in their infinite wisdom, have placed a major part of our economy at the mercy of several hundred faceless bureaucrats who, in their turn, will be set upon by legions of lobbyists.

July 2, 2010 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »