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Democrats No Longer Following Obama's Agenda

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:27:47 -0700

Presidents tend to set the agenda for their parties. Most of the party's members of Congress tend to go along. This has been increasingly the case as Americans over the last two decades have got out of the habit of splitting their tickets and have voted, in proportions not seen since the 1940s, entirely for... [RealClearPolitics - Articles] [Read More]

Coal, Transmission Costs, and FERC Coal

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:35:39 -0700

During the confirmation hearing for Ron Binz on Tuesday, Senator Wyden noted, on several occasions, that FERC has no authority to regulate coal. He is right in the strictest sense of the word, but the Senator knows (or should know) that there are multiple ways that FERC affects the coal industry. He also knows that... [Canada Free Press] [Read More]

Washington Post Distorts Commission Probe of Benghazi

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:29:36 -0700

The Citizens' Commission on Benghazi (CCB) started off with a powerful message: We are here and planning on staying until we get the answers we're seeking. But, some in the media just don't get it. Dana Milbank of The Washington Post delivered one of his Dennis the Menace, snarky rants about the view of Benghazi, as... [Canada Free Press] [Read More]

Mass Shootings: America's Psychosis

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:52:24 -0700

After every mass shooting, I write a variant of the same column. Perhaps I'll republish this one when the next attack happens. The increase in mass shootings over the course of the past several decades is not imaginary. In 2000, The New York Times analyzed 100 mass shootings between 1949 and 1999 and found that 73... [RealClearPolitics - Articles] [Read More]

Our Casino/Government Complex

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:51:13 -0700

WASHINGTON -- After decades of politically useful fiscal mismanagement, many states and localities have become little more than underfunded pension systems with a few public services attached. At last count, they owed more than $6 trillion to creditors and public employees, leaving dwindling discretionary dollars for... [RealClearPolitics - Articles] [Read More]

Jeb Bush's Latest Common Core Snit Fit

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:42:32 -0700

This is priceless. Former Fla. GOP Gov. Jeb Bush, consummate politician and 2016 presidential aspirant, has now bitterly accused opponents of his federal education schemes of possessing 'purely political' motives. Projection, anyone? Having previously suggested that critics of the so-called Common Core standards... [RealClearPolitics - Articles] [Read More]

New Time Managing Editor Says Magazine Will Always Exist in Print

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:34:23 -0700

In an interview with Ad Age, new Time magazine editor Nancy Gibbs said that even though that they are reaching more people digitally, the magazine will always exist in print: We have a bigger audience than ever in our history the magazine's founders would only dream of having this audience. One reason the audience... [Accuracy In Media] [Read More]

U.S. Inflation worries the Fed

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:00:27 -0700

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve is a bit wary of inflation, which has been held in check for some time since the Great Recession. Reuters reported that the Fed is pleased with current inflation levels, as a rise in both rent and medical care costs showed some hints of stability. The Fed is planning to [...] [Accuracy In Media] [Read More]

EGYPT: Two Christians Murdered Over Muslim Poll Tax

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:18:45 -0700

Sources: Assyrian International News Agency, Assist News, VOM Contacts, CBN Two government employees were killed for refusing to pay Jizya, a Muslim poll tax inflicted on Christians by the members of the Muslim Brotherhood. On September 12th, at around 10 a.m., a gang of militant Muslims fired bullets at the house of... [Canada Free Press] [Read More]

Wreckage from Brazil: Another Foreign Policy Victory for Obama

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:52:22 -0700

Progressive sad sacks like Nancy Pelosi tried to spin Obama's devastating defeat at the hands of Vladimir Putin (on Syria) into a spectacular win. [Canada Free Press] [Read More]

Daniel Henninger: The Obama M.O.

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:40:23 -0700

Barack Obama's modus operandi is: I think, therefore you do. [Wall St. Journal - Opinion] [Read More]

Best of the Web Today: The Press and the IRS

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:29:28 -0700

Journalistic partisanship fed the scandal. [Wall St. Journal - Opinion] [Read More]

Real climate science the IPCC doesn't want you to see

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:27:21 -0700

Once again, it's the NIPCC versus the IPCC facts versus gloom-and-doom assertions. Earth's average atmospheric temperatures haven't increased in almost 17 years. It's been eight years since a Category 3 hurricane hit the United States. Tornado frequency is at a multi-decade low ebb. Droughts are shorter and less... [Canada Free Press] [Read More]

A Word to the Wise

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:15:42 -0700

The most insidious result that central-planning and the overabundance of government control that it requires is not the mal-adjustments that it inevitably creates in the economy. It is not the crony capitalism and bureaucratic nepotism that it always fosters. It is not the smothering blanket of nanny-state... [Canada Free Press] [Read More]

Facebook 'Likes' Protected under Law, rules Judge

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:00:27 -0700

WASHINGTON Facebook users who use and click 'like' features on pages of political candidates are exercising legally protected speech, said a U.S. appeals court. Reuters reported that the case involved a former deputy sheriff who was fired for 'liking' his boss' opponent's Facebook page. The Hampton, Virginia city... [Accuracy In Media] [Read More]

How Europe's Economy Is Being Devastated by Global Warming Orthodoxy

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:18:00 -0700

Jim Powell Many Europeans complain about their high energy costs, largely due to their increasing dependence on renewables the most costly energy sources. But European political parties as well as a majority of people still want government to promote costly options, especially wind and solar power. This is... [Cato Daily Commentary] [Read More]

Cui Bono (Who benefits)

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:31:50 -0700

The Romans had a phrase they used when they started questioning people's motivations. The phrase was Cui Bono - who benefits? [Canada Free Press] [Read More]

Today's News!

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:15:46 -0700

SEPTEMBER 19TH FED SCREWS UP The Federal Reserve Board decision yesterday to continue to print $85 billion a month out of thin air is a disaster. Drudge Report captured it well by showing a toilet paper roll of hundred dollar bills. The $85 billion will never hit the real economy. The Fed can't make any ... [Dick Morris] [Read More]

Arizona extends ban on giving Driver's License to Illegals

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:00:21 -0700

WASHINGTON The state of Arizona has expanded a ban on giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, which sparked a renewed debate about border security and identification for illegals. Reuters reported that GOP governor Jan Brewer continued the program to deny licenses to illegal immigrants who have a federal... [Accuracy In Media] [Read More]

A $15 an hour minimum will force fast-food chains to replace humans with robots

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 07:57:48 -0700

WASHINGTON, D.C. Medieval doctors bled their patients with leaches. Far from improving their condition, it left them worse off. Raising the wages of fast-food workers to $15 an hour would produce similar results for those the proposal is intended to help. [Canada Free Press] [Read More]

Sacramento: An Example Of Government Reform: Part One

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 07:46:59 -0700

Unicameral Legislature California's State Legislature is now on interim recess until January. In its absence, the 'Sacramento Spotlight' will shine on something different: not bills, but good governance reform. California has, for better and worse, been at the forefront of policy and... [RealClearPolitics - Articles] [Read More]

What You Need to Know About the Debt Limit

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 07:23:33 -0700

The Congressional Budget Office just dropped a budget update on Washington, and it's not good. The U.S. government is spending recklessly and Obamacare is adding fuel to the fire. [Canada Free Press] [Read More]

Wisconsin Union Mutiny

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 07:01:13 -0700

More public workers decide not to join when they have the choice. [Wall St. Journal - Opinion] [Read More]

The Tenth Amendment (4th in a series)

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 06:42:26 -0700

The Tenth Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights is clear enough. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. In other words, the law confirms that education is NOT a responsibility of the... [Canada Free Press] [Read More]

Islamist Gunmen kill Egypt Military Officer, Soldier north of Cairo

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 06:00:12 -0700

WASHINGTON Northeast of Cairo, an Egyptian military officer and a soldier were killed while riding in an army vehicle by Islamist gunmen. Reuters reported that the interim government, installed by the Egyptian military to unseat the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, is worried that this means the Islamist influence has... [Accuracy In Media] [Read More]

Obamacare Doctor Rationing Begins in California

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 05:07:39 -0700

The latest bad news for the Affordable Care Act comes from California, a state that the Obama administration has consistently pointed to as an important indicator of the law's success. President Barack Obama even traveled to the Golden State in June to tout the health-care law's success at 'pushing... [RealClearPolitics - Articles] [Read More]

House GOP to Push Budget With Defunded Health Care Law

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 04:34:22 -0700

Speaker John Boehner has decided to virtually bet the House on thrashing Obamacare in a looming fiscal showdown. In a bow to conservatives, House Republican leaders facing a Sept. 30 deadline to avoid a government shutdown will hold a vote Friday on a three-month funding bill that would permanently drain funds from the... [RealClearPolitics - Articles] [Read More]

Singapore Leads the Way in Doing Business

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 04:31:00 -0700

Steve H. Hanke Since 2004, the World Bank has produced the annual 'Doing Business' report, which ranks countries on 10 factors reflecting the ease with which entrepreneurs and businesses may conduct economic activity in a given country. At first glance, such a survey would hardly seem controversial. After all,... [Cato Daily Commentary] [Read More]

The End of U.S. Foreign Policy

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 03:41:43 -0700

President Obama's speech to the nation laid out his plan for a limited attack against Syrian President Assad and his use of sarin gas. [Accuracy In Media] [Read More]

Obama's Move to Arm Al Qaeda in Syria

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 03:17:07 -0700

On Monday, twelve years and five days after al Qaeda precipitated the worst domestic attack in modern history, President Obama waived two sections of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), allowing him to provide military assistance to vetted rebel grips in Syria. [Canada Free Press] [Read More]

Hannity Wins: Liberals Humiliated

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 03:11:00 -0700

Sean Hannity wins. Liberals, having spent months predicting his television and radio demise, lose. Humiliated. Again. But this is about more much more than Sean Hannity. The entire episode swirling around Hannity's future on Fox and talk radio is a reminder not simply of Hannity's success and the abysmal... [American Spectator] [Read More]

Wall Street Messes Up the EPA's Sandbox

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 03:10:00 -0700

In his 2006 State of the Union Address, George W. Bush, Jr. announced that America was addicted to oil and declared that switching to switchgrass would free the nation of this vice. It was a pathetic conservative attempt to play catch-up with the Sierra Club and the Washington Post. Bush even recited a shibboleth... [American Spectator] [Read More]

Til Death They Do Part The House, Part II

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 02:55:56 -0700

Since the first part of revealing the plague that is the U.S. Congress ended with Henry Waxman, it is only fitting part 2 begin with the other half of the Beavis and Butthead duo, Edward Markey. Mr. Markey is 67 years of age and after serving 37 1/2 years in the House was elevated to the Senate by the voters of... [Canada Free Press] [Read More]

Pressure Builds on Boehner Over Benghazi

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 02:50:10 -0700

Informed speculation mounted at Monday's Accuracy in Media conference, which officially launched the Citizens' Commission on Benghazi, that House Speaker John Boehner's opposition to a Watergate-style congressional committee to investigate Benghazi stems from his knowledge of arms shipments to al-Qaeda terrorists in... [Canada Free Press] [Read More]

EDITORIAL: Underprivileged public servants

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 02:16:06 -0700

In these tough economic times, not many people stop to worry about the plight of the underprivileged members of the Montgomery County Council in the Maryland suburbs of the nation's capital. Fortunately, the members, the equivalent of aldermen in many cities, might get little respect from their constituents, but they... [Washington Times - Editorials/Op-Ed] [Read More]

EDITORIAL: Trading down to Obamacare

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 02:16:05 -0700

The public remains deeply skeptical about Obamacare. Several new polls find that most people still think it's a bad idea, and opinions divide not just between liberals and conservatives, but rankle everybody. The government health care takeover has forced employers large and small to cut health insurance coverage, if... [Washington Times - Editorials/Op-Ed] [Read More]

EDITORIAL: Drilling to prosperity

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 02:16:04 -0700

Ordinary Americans are searching desperately for a way up and out of the crater of high unemployment and stagnant growth, and the Obama administration's only strategy is to borrow and borrow until the economy rises to life. The resurrection strategy hasn't worked; the way out lies right under our feet. ... [Washington Times - Editorials/Op-Ed] [Read More]

NAPOLITANO: Calling red on a green light to spy and lie

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 02:13:08 -0700

When Edward Snowden first revealed the spying the National Security Agency (NSA) has been conducting on what was then thought to be only customers of Verizon, the government was embarrassed, but it reluctantly acknowledged that Mr. Snowden revealed a truth. He had, after all, displayed an accurate and faithful copy ... [Washington Times - Commentary] [Read More]

TIMMERMAN: The real questions about Benghazi

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 02:12:07 -0700

Secrets about how the tragedy happened still remain hidden A year has gone by since the catastrophic attacks on U.S. government facilities in Benghazi, and the Obama administration has yet to provide any answers to the families of the four Americans who were killed, or to the American people. What ... [Washington Times - Commentary] [Read More]

BOOK REVIEW: 'Willard Mullin's Golden Age of Baseball'

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 02:10:05 -0700

WILLARD MULLIN'S GOLDEN AGE OF BASEBALL: DRAWINGS 1934-1972 By Willard Mullin Edited by Hal Bock and Michael Powers Fantagraphics Books, $35, 200 pages It wasn't that long ago when daily newspapers had a sports cartoonist on staff. Many readers used to look forward to the whimsical and irreverent drawings of ... [Washington Times - Commentary] [Read More]

Molli Nickell: Queen of Fractured [Political] Fables

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 02:00:05 -0700

I became aware of this perfectly delightful woman from a reader and long-time member of one of my email lists. After visiting one of her sites I discovered why he was so enthusiastic. For 35 years, Molli Nickell (aka Granny Guerilla ) was in the publishing field with Time-Life books as an editor, researcher and... [Canada Free Press] [Read More]

The Obama Reality TV set from hell

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 23:33:27 -0700

(Laurie Roth) - We are at a stage in America with Obama at the helm that it is impossible and certainly dangerous to believe anything we see, read, or hear in the news. To survive, we must stay connected with those in alternative radio, print, and TV, who will dare to risk still bringing us the truth about the Obama... [RenewAmerica] [Read More]

Against Racism

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 23:04:50 -0700

An old ploy of the left is being implemented on the comment threads of this website (and elsewhere) to discredit the honest and open discussion of race relations. [American Thinker] [Read More]

Why America is Exceptionally Exceptional

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 23:04:30 -0700

Our patriotic media have chosen to spin Putin's words as a critique of American exceptionalism. [American Thinker] [Read More]

Puzzled by a Panic

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:49:37 -0700

WASHINGTON -- How did it happen that less than a year after Barack Obama convincingly won re-election, his every move as president now draws hoots and catcalls from nearly every point on the political spectrum? Perhaps his Syria policy really is a story of 'epic incompetence,' as Charles Krauthammer opined last... [RealClearPolitics - Articles] [Read More]

HARPER: Mixed feelings as Congress weighs media shield law

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:27:05 -0700

ANALYSIS/OPINION: It took the Senate Judiciary Committee 837 words to define a journalist. That's nearly 20 times as long as the First Amendment. The definition has become part of the Free Flow of Information Act of 2013, which passed the committee last week by a vote of 13-5. The legislation, ... [Washington Times - Commentary] [Read More]

'The Most Holy Eucharist'

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:25:28 -0700

(Matt C. Abbott) - The Eucharist is 'the source and summit of the Christian life.' 'The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church,... [RenewAmerica] [Read More]

The Tenth Amendment

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:22:52 -0700

(Tabitha Korol) - The Tenth Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights is clear enough. 'The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.' In other words, the law confirms that education is NOT a... [RenewAmerica] [Read More]

Deleveraging: A Report Card

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:20:01 -0700

WASHINGTON -- Almost everyone agrees that too much borrowing (aka 'leverage') was at the core of the financial crisis and Great Recession. Too many risky loans were made. Where do we stand five years after Lehman Brothers? Well, there's good news and bad. The good is that American households and businesses have... [RealClearPolitics - Articles] [Read More]

The Shutdown's Real Goal

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:18:22 -0700

WASHINGTON -- The coming battles over budgets, the debt ceiling, a government shutdown and Obamacare are not elements of a large political game. They involve a fundamental showdown over the role of government in stemming rising inequality and making our country a fairer and more decent place. Anyone who doesn't... [RealClearPolitics - Articles] [Read More]

THE U.S. NAVY: The love affair with Beijing continues

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:17:45 -0700

(Marielena Montesino de Stuart) - 'It is bad feng shui to ignore the truth by some disorderly arrangement of facts. As such, I am keeping my eyes on China.' From My Eyes are on China. Are Yours? Entertaining the Red Dragon ... [RenewAmerica] [Read More]

A gun in your hand is still the best protection

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:14:44 -0700

(Alan Caruba) - Here's an excerpt from Steven Goddard's excellent blog, Real Science: 'Navy Issues Security Clearances To Delusional Paranoiacs With Multiple Gun Arrests' Posted on September 17, 2013 The DC shooter had two gun arrests, including one where he fired a bullet into his neighbor's apartment and didn't even... [RenewAmerica] [Read More]

Deadly Combination: Political Correctness in a Gun-Free Zone

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:14:27 -0700

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., after another mass shooting, predictably wasted no time in demanding still more gun control legislation. This week, a killer with a valid ID entered the Washington Navy Yard in southeast D.C., a military facility where 16,000 people -- mostly civilians -- work. He killed 12 people and... [RealClearPolitics - Articles] [Read More]

Nullification Makes a Comeback

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:12:22 -0700

The 21st century is the golden age of gun rights. All 50 states allow the carrying of concealed weapons. The once-toothless Second Amendment finally has real potency. Even after the Newtown massacre, Congress rejected new restrictions on firearms. Monday's Washington Navy Yard shooting is not likely to change... [RealClearPolitics - Articles] [Read More]

Presidential osmosis

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:11:54 -0700

(Lisa Fabrizio) - And so another September 11th anniversary has come and gone without much notice, except for a few maudlin mentions on the nightly news and the perfunctory remembrances in which the names of the dead are read out publicly at the sites where they died. We are only a dozen years from that date in time,... [RenewAmerica] [Read More]