Monthly Archive: February 2011

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Chaos Does Not Lead to Democracy

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Looking around the Middle East you can find turmoil and conflict almost everywhere you turn.  Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Jordan, Syria, Oman and Egypt have all been caught up in a fire storm of anti-government protests. 

How Revolution in the Middle East Affects You

What is going on in the Middle East is breathtaking and frightening at the same time.  The unrest and outright middle east revolution is not going to be a pathway to peace and prosperity.   Libya is sliding into a bloody civil

Mainstream Media Spins Dimon

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  Monday, we started out the week with a front page story on USA Today that was more like a public relations stunt than real journalism.  The headline read “Dimon sees good times in 2011.”   The story was

America is Broke

Get the National Debt Clock widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info) By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Revised) Saturday, the House of Representatives passed legislation with more than $60 billion of budget cuts.  It is

Inflation Liftoff

Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (updated) The government released a nasty little inflation rate surprise yesterday.  Prices increased .4% in January, which was 33.3% higher than the expected .3% increase.  It should come as no surprise to anyone who fills up at a

Middle East Math is Disturbing

This week, protests in the Middle East continued to take hold in countries such as Bahrain, Algeria, Yemen and even Iran.  Call it Middle East unrest, the pro-democracy movement or people just fed up with dictators in power. I pray for

The Low Inflation Lie

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com    If you believe government inflation rate numbers, inflation is 1.2%, according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI.)  That’s how much prices rose last year.  Last week, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testified in front of the Republican

Egypt Will Explode

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Egypt will explode.”  That was the reaction on twitter from Mohamed ElBaradei to Hosni Mubarak’s announcement not to resign the Presidency of Egypt.  ElBaradei is a former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and Nobel

The Worst 4 Letter Word of All–Debt

You can write volumes on what is actually wrong with the economy.  We have record foreclosures, the FDIC closing banks every weekend, high unemployment, enormous deficits, food banks running out of money, sour mortgage-backed securities and the list goes on and

9% Unemployment Rate is a Statistical Lie

Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com   (updated) The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the latest unemployment figures last Friday.  There was a stunning drop to 9% from 9.4%.  How did that happen?  Is the economy really getting better or is the government up

Egypt Diverts Media Attention from U.S. Economy

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com The revolution in Egypt has been going on for nearly two weeks.  It is intensifying.  There are reports of gunfire, beatings of foreign journalists and looting.  It is a riveting story because so much is at stake

In Egypt the Earth Shifts

I was watching Egyptian news coverage of the protests on NBC last night, and I was amazed by the spin the Peacock Network took.  It was being reported as something positive–as if the mass release of prisoners by angry mobs (a