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Magazine 24... Unions Spend $60 Million But Losing to Walker, by Eric Odom
Radical union operatives constantly spew the narrative that their opponents are all about big, special interest money and they’re standing up for the little guy. But behind closed doors union operatives spend jaw-dropping amounts of campaign cash to silence their political foes. Wisconsin is a perfect example, where more than $60 MILLION has now been spent in an attempt to defeat Scott Walker. Led by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Joe Biden: Blame Bush -- No, Wait! -- Blame the Tea Party
by Alex Knepper - Perhaps figuring that voters are tiring of the administration blaming George W. Bush for their own failures, Vice President Biden has stumbled onto a fun new scapegoat — the Tea Party: Vice President Joe Biden admitted to a group of supporters in New Hampshire this afternoon that the President would have been able help the economy “much, more” if the Tea Party hadn’t taken the House. “Imagine where... read more
Redstate… Obama Wants to Redistribute Our Sovereignty with the Law of the Sea Treaty, by Jake Walker
Monday, May 28th - One of the problems we find in politics these days is the rash of bills with rather Orwellian titles. The best example in recent years is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (you know, Obamacare). But fortunately, some things have titles that are all too appropriate. The Law of the Sea Treaty is one of them, which is rather fittingly known as LOST. Michelle Malkin, writing for the National Review, describes just what it is.... read more
CNS News...Our Nation’s Future, By Walter E. Williams
May 29, 2012 - Our nation is rapidly approaching a point from which there’s little chance to avoid a financial collapse. The heart of our problem can be seen as a tragedy of the commons. That’s a set of circumstances when something is commonly owned and individuals acting rationally in their own self-interest produce a set of results that’s inimical to everyone’s long-term interest. Let’s look at an example of the tragedy of the commons... read more
Mail Magazine 24... 10 Facts About the “Disappearing” Middle Class, by Robert James
The “middle class” will earn a featured role in the upcoming election season. You will hear rhetoric – almost certainly from both sides – that the middle class is disappearing and “the other guy” is to blame and/or will make it worse. They will present their own policies as the solution to the middle class dilemma. But what do we really know about the middle class? I realized that I had never actually seen or heard an official definition of the middle class, and that got me thinking: without a definition, any... read more
Townhall... Another Obamacare Debacle, by Bob Beauprez
The Affordable Care Act – aka: ObamaCare – contained an “incentive” for Small Business Owners who did not provide health care insurance for their employees to add the benefit.  Like much of the rest of the legislation that the Democrats just had to pass so we could find out what was in it, that provision appears to be yet another bust. With their rose-colored glasses on the Obama Administration projected that 4... read more
Human Events... French President Hollande unlikely to be invited to address joint session of Congress, by John Gizzi - 05/25/2012 - With all of the attention in the U.S. given to the recent election of French President Francois Hollande and his trip to the U.S. last week to attend the G-8 and NATO summits, there has been some speculation in Washington about the next visit of France’s first Socialist president in 17 years and if he will be invited to address a joint session of Congress. The answer is that it is highly unlikely and, in fact, almost out of the question. According to the... read more
Old Sailors... Let There Be No Moaning at the Bar
Old sailors sit And chew the fat About things that used to be, Of the things they’ve seen’ The places they’ve been, When they ventured out to sea. They remembered friends From long ago, The times they had back then, The money they spent, The beer they drank, In their days as sailing men. Their lives are lived In the days gone by With the thoughts that forever last. Of the bell bottom blues... read more
Townhall Finance... Governments are Never Cheap, by Jeff Carter
Two editorials today are interesting when you cross pollinate them. One is David Malpass piece on the Greek government. Governments want austerity for everyone but themselves. The Greek government has been practicing a particularly aggressive form of antigrowth austerity. While the private sector shrank in 2011, Greece’s government grew to 49.7% of GDP from 49.6% in 2010. To accomplish this bad outcome, Greece’s government increased its value-added tax to 23%—a hidden... read more
Redstate… The Growth Deficit and Spending Fairy Tales, Posted by Dan McLaughlin
It’s Our Income That Matters, Not The Government’s - Thursday, May 24th - The United States faces a number of economic and fiscal challenges in the short and long terms. But the single biggest is the Growth Deficit: the problem of government spending and government debt growing faster than the private sector. That deficit needs to be reversed; we are on an unsustainable path unless we start producing a Growth Surplus. And Republicans and conservatives need to put more effort... read more
Borowitz Report... U.S. Sends Emergency Shipment of Negative Ads to Egypt
Aid to Fledgling Democracy - CAIRO (The Borowitz Report) – In what it is calling a mission to support a fledgling democracy in the Middle East, the United States this week sent an emergency shipment of negative ads to Cairo. Explaining the secret mission, a State Department official said that with its first democratic elections getting underway, “Egypt had no access to the mother’s... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Keystone XL Pipeline Delay Costs the United States $70,000,000 Daily, by IER
The XL Pipeline will be essential to securing the future of oil security in the United States. According to the US State Department, the pipeline will deliver 700,000 barrels of oil daily to consumers. This will generate enormous revenue in local communities and create 20,000 American jobs. With the current price of WTI crude hovering at the $100 mark, the pipeline will deliver $70,000,000 worth of oil every single day, helping the United States grow and prosper. However, the Obama administration... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Top 10 reasons President Obama won’t be reelected
If you have any doubts that Obama will be sent packing from the White House in November, then cast your eyes at this list of reasons Barack Obama will be a one-term president. 1. Jobs, jobs, jobs - While the official unemployment rate has inched down to close to 8 percent, that number would be much higher if all the discouraged job hunters who stopped looking for work were included. Obama’s record... read more
Redstate... Like His Policies, His Attacks Are Not Working Either, by Erick Erickson
Wednesday, May 23 - Barack Obama’s economic policies have failed to do anything except drive up the national debt. He has not created or saved jobs. He has not gotten Americans back to work. About the only significant industry he has expanded is the printing industry printing all the extra food stamps Americans now depend on. His campaign attacks do not seem to be working either. He is winning women, but not by the overwhelming margins he needs to get elected. He is now losing... read more
Verities & Balderdash... Only in America, Edited by Bob Robinson
This came from an unknown source, please be advised that the information presented here has not been verified. Regardless, from my humble perspective, there’s a grain of truth in each point. Read it and weep... Only in America---Top Ten  1) Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate campaign fund raising event.  2) Only in America could people claim that the... read more
Business & Media Institute... Networks Target Romney’s Wealth 13 Times More Than Richer Sen. Kerry
The nomination is several weeks away, but the party has its “inevitable” candidate. With hundreds of millions of dollars at his disposal, opponents raise concerns about whether that vast wealth had completely disconnected him from the reality that most Americans face every day. The year was 2004 and the candidate Sen. John Kerry. But the major networks gave Kerry’s great wealth nowhere near the attention that they have given to Gov. Mitt Romney’s millions in 2012.... read more
text The Shameless Lies Of Politics Are The Path To Election, By Thomas Sowell
The fact that so many successful politicians are such shameless liars is not only a reflection on them, it is also a reflection on us. When the people want the impossible, only liars can satisfy them, and only in the short run. The current outbreaks of riots in Europe show what happens when the truth catches up with both the politicians and the people in the long run. Among the biggest lies of the welfare states on both sides... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Is Austerity Crushing Europe? by J.D. Foster, Ph.D.
Numerous governments across Europe have embarked on strict austerity programs. Europe is also sliding into a deep recession, with some countries already essentially in deep depression. Are the two phenomena related? Is the austerity exacerbating the economic downturn? Yes and no, and the yes should be no surprise. For context, recall that the Obama Administration was greeted by a global financial contagion and the Great Global Recession. The budget deficit was already rising rapidly... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Obama-Loving Media Spin the Economy, by Larry Elder
National Public Radio’s Kai Ryssdal recently talked about the weak economy. His guests, two reporters from The Washington Post and The New York Times, acknowledged the obvious — that the economy is underperforming. Yet, in the 20 minutes of my sitting and listening in the car in bad Los Angeles traffic, I heard no one mention the words “President Barack Obama.” Time magazine, in a cover story on... read more
Mail Magazine 24... A Glimmer of Hope for the American Dream, by Mike Brownfield
On Wednesday in the Senate, America bore witness to the glaringly obvious division in Washington, as stark as the contrast between high noon in the desert and midnight in the mountains. On the one hand is Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) failure to pass a budget over the past three years. And on the other hand is leadership from conservative senators and representatives who have put forward serious proposals to rescue America from its debt and spending crises. That division was... read more
Real Clear Policy... The Ultimate Women’s Issue, By Nan Hayworth
Today President Obama addresses the graduating class of Barnard, the distinguished women’s college, at their commencement. I wonder if he will be honest about the dire economic future they face. In this election year, the president’s supporters have tried to use the concerns of women as political wedge issues. This divisive and inflammatory approach not only ill-serves... read more
Townhall... Should We Obey All Laws? by Walter E. Williams
May 16, 2012 - Let’s think about whether all acts of Congress deserve our respect and obedience. Suppose Congress enacted a law -- and the Supreme Court ruled it constitutional -- requiring American families to attend church services at least three times a month. Should we obey such a law? Suppose Congress, acting under the Constitution’s commerce clause, enacted a law requiring motorists to get eight hours of sleep before driving on interstate highways. Its justification might be that... read more
Maxine... Hello -- I have some questions!
Why isn’t the number 11 pronounced onety-one? If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea... does that mean that one out of five enjoys it? Why do croutons come in airtight packages? Aren’t they just stale bread to begin with? If people from Poland are called Poles, then why aren’t people from Holland called Holes? If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled? Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist... read more
Redstate... Washington Post Promoting Misleading Filibuster Arguments, Posted by Brian Darling
Tuesday, May 15th - Today Ezra Klein at the Washington Post put out a piece promoting Common Cause’s lawsuit to have the Senate filibuster declared unconstitutional.  Klein repeats myth after myth about the filibuster.  This piece should commence an interesting national debate finally putting the argument to bed that the filibuster is somehow unconstitutional.  Abolition of the filibuster will lead to a Senate with less time for debate and limited transparency for the American people... read more
Human Events... Making life fair, by John Stossel
05/16/2012 - When my wife was a liberal, she complained that libertarian reasoning is coldhearted. Since markets produce winners and losers -- and many losers did nothing wrong -- market competition is cruel. It must seem so. President Obama used the word “fair” in his last State of the Union address nine times. We are imprinted to prefer a world that is “fair.” Our close relatives the chimpanzees freak out... read more
Columbus Dispatch... Public support
Poll shows Ohioans favor governor’s plan to tax shale drillers - Sunday May 13, 2012 6:47 AM - Lawmakers shouldn’t make important policy decisions solely on the basis of polling results. But a new poll, showing broad popular support for Gov. John Kasich’s proposal to raise taxes on hydraulic fracturing — aka fracking — for oil and natural gas and give Ohioans a tax break in the process, is another reason why the Ohio legislature should move forward with the plan. Ohio voters in a Quinnipiac... read more
Townhall... What the Washington Post Missed, by Ken Blackwell
May 15, 2012 - Last week, the Washington Post produced a front-page story intended to shock readers with the news of Mitt Romney’s leading fellow preppies in cutting the bleach-blond hair of a student at their school. The incident in question took place in 1965, some 47 years ago. The news that Mitt Romney did dumb things in high school was played as if it was most revealing. But, unconnected to anything else, it leaves... read more
Townhall Finance... California Is the Canary in the Class-Warfare Coal Mine, by Daniel J. Mitchell
President Obama’s fiscal policy is a dismal mixture. On spending, he wants a European-style welfare state. On taxes, he is fixated on class-warfare tax policy. If we want to know the consequences of that approach, we can look at the ongoing collapse of Greece. Or, if we don’t like overseas examples, we can look at California. If the (formerly) Golden State is any example, it turns out that having high tax rates doesn’t necessarily translate into high tax revenues. Here’s a blurb from an editorial... read more
Human Events... As the boomers head for the barn, by Patrick J. Buchanan
05/15/2012 - When the April figures on unemployment were released May 4, they were more than disappointing. They were deeply disturbing. While the unemployment rate had fallen from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent, 342,000 workers had stopped looking for work. They had just dropped out of the labor market. Only 63.6 percent of the U.S. working age population is now in the labor force, the lowest... read more
Townhall Finance...Time Magazine vs Mothers on Mother’s Day, by Gina Loudon
TIME Magazine, in synchronized coordination with the rest of the pathetic media, found some random mother and child to exploit to mock a reverent holiday. The article is presumably about the conflicts associated with “attachment parenting”—a parenting theory popular in the 1970’s that has made a small comeback among mothers today. The cover touts a mother posed with her 3-year-old boy (whom they made look much older in the photo) with his mouth fixed on her breast for all to see. Willing to.... read more
Human Events...Three different ways to look at the 2012 campaign, by Michael Barone
Last week, I wrote about the standings in the presidential race and said it looked like a long, hard slog through about a dozen clearly identified target states, much like the contests in 2000 and 2004. Call it the 2000/2004 long, hard slog scenario. But I said there were other possible scenarios. I can think of three. The 1964/1972 scenario: Challenger disqualifies himself. Barry Goldwater and George McGovern were idealistic, intelligent.... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Another Green Energy Boondoggle, by Lachlan Markay
When I grew up I always heard “you have to see it to believe it.” Today, thanks to modern technology, you can’t even believe what you see some of the time. Many media outlets have been accused of doctoring photos to present a desired image rather than a true one. I teach Photoshop at Edison Community College on occasion… it’s not that hard. Many of my students – after a 16-week course – can do the same thing. It’s a.... read more
Mail Magazine 24... It’s Stupid Friday, by Michael Becker
Sigh. I’m more than pretty sure that the folks who write for, and edit, Bloomberg are working for President Obama’s reelection campaign. Here’s Thursday’s headline: Jobless Claims Allay Concern on U.S. Job Market: Economy Good news upon good news, here’s the first three and a half paragraphs: Claims for unemployment benefits declined last week to the lowest level in a month, easing concern that the U.S. labor market is faltering. First-time claims dropped by 1,000 to 367,000 in... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Another Green Energy Boondoggle, by Lachlan Markay
Say you invested $11,500 in a company. Shortly thereafter, the federal government opened an investigation into that company for alleged financial crimes. Would you invest another $2,500? Thanks to President Obama’s green energy handouts, you already did – only the amounts “invested” are about 10,000 times larger, and there’s no prospect for returns. Ecotality, a company that manufactures charging... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Has Anyone Seen Republican Leadership? By Mychal Massie
Obama is what he is, and, considering the stock that he was spawned from, it was a fait accompli that he would grow up to be the morally bankrupt narcissist he is. In circles not accessible to the public at large, we are aware of the threats and intimidation tactics he employed in his 2008 presidential campaign. And we continue to see him resort to the same tactics whenever he feels threatened. Quoting Albert Einstein: “The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are... read more
Mail Magazine 24... The lion in the room… ENTITLEMENTS, by Michael Becker
…and it’s going to eat us. Let’s take a look at the essay in Forbes that outlines ten reasons why we should be scared. The lion in the room: ENTITLEMENTS. There are three problems with entitlements – and those would be federal government programs like social security, Medicare & Medicaid and ObamaCare. The first problem is one of language: entitlements. The left has co-opted the language and... read more Leftism Comes First As Black Studies Critic Is Fired
Free Speech: A news source for college professors fires a noted writer for racism after she exposes “left-wing victimization claptrap” masquerading as scholarship. So much for free academic inquiry. What was the offense that garnered 6,500 names on a Web petition calling for Naomi Schaefer Riley to be silenced in a favorite news site of America’s comfy, tenured, leftist-dominated academic elites? The former Wall Street Journal editor specializing in higher education, religion and culture... read more
Grumpy Old Seniors... Senior gives granddaughter sound advice, Author unknown
Editor: Some of our oldsters aren’t thrilled with becoming “working retirees” (like I am). This has been floating around the Internet for a couple of years... I thought you might like a Baby Boomer’s take on today’s economy. Read it and weep… John G. is 63 years old and owns a small business. He’s a life-long Republican and sees his dream of retiring next year has all but evaporated. With the stock market crashing... read more
Townhall Finance... Investor-Class Dead Heat, by Larry Kudlow
While President Obama is out on the campaign trail talking about how bad things were four years ago, and how we have to go “forward” to his second term to see just how great things are going to be in the next four years, the biggest problem he’s got is the here and now. Real GDP in the second quarter stalled at 2.2 percent. There were a paltry 115,000 new jobs in April. The labor force shrank by 342,000 for the month... read more… Obama Stalls U.S. Energy Independence, Enemies Smile
Energy Security: Do America’s enemies wish us well? It’s an important question because they’ve made a big push to halt U.S. energy production. So why does the Obama administration’s policies support their aims? Energy is the lifeblood of the mighty U.S. economy, and it ought to surprise no one that America’s enemies know this. One way to neutralize the U.S. is to hurt its ability to produce its own energy... read more
Mail Magazine 24... The Economic Paradox No One Wants to Talk About, by Arnold Ahlert
There is an economic paradox that few people understand, much less wish to acknowledge, because to do so would reveal the level of societal deterioration that has caused it. In simple terms, there are two schools of economic thought: one posits that massive amounts of government spending, aka stimulus in all its odious forms, is the only way to save an economy. The other posits that until massive over... read more
Townhall Finance... Zero Interest Rates Mean Zero Interest In Middle Class, by Bill Tatro
The financial markets have been a playground for a small select few. Not because they’re smarter, more experienced, or even better at what they do but because a group of bankers and politicians decided their own interests should come first. Due to ZIRP (zero interest rate policy), seniors, retirees, and pretty much any recipient of fixed income were forced to take risks never before contemplated. However, if they wanted to make a mortgage payment or a nursing home payment, keep... read more
text The Crumbling Of Our Moral Infrastructure Can Be Deadly, By Thomas Sowell
The “Occupy” movement, which the Obama administration and much of the media have embraced, has implications that reach far beyond the passing sensation it has created. The unwillingness of authorities to put a stop to their organized disruptions of other people’s lives, their trespassing, vandalism and violence is a de facto suspension, if not repeal, of the 14th Amendment’s requirement that the... read more
A Terrible, No Good, Awful Night for Barack Obama, Posted by Erick Erickson
Wednesday, May 9th - One initial point to ponder: if the No-H8 campaign tries to fire up in North Carolina as the No-A1 campaign, people will wonder why they are campaigning against steak sauce. Probably won’t happen. North Carolina did not pass a ban on gay marriage as the media reports. Rather they refused to allow their definition of marriage to be changed. The marriage definition was put into law years ago, but with an onslaught of judicial activists, the voters in North Carolina decided to shut... read more
Mail Magazine 24... The Human Consequences of EPA’s War on Coal, by Lachlan Markay
There are very real consequences to the Environmental Protection Agency’s continued efforts to undermine America’s coal industry. Those consequences were recently spotlighted in an industry-produced video (watch the video below). Maria Tworek owns a sports bar in Omaha, Nebraska. “Our energy bills are sky-high,” Tworek explains. The bar has to keep its cooling facilities running 24/7 to... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Entitlement Spending Will Nearly Double by 2050, by Alison Meyer
May  6, 2012 - Spending on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and the Obamacare subsidies will soar as 78 million baby boomers retire and health care costs climb. Total spending on federal health care programs will more than double. Future generations will be left with an untenable debt burden. President Obama has called Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget “an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country,” but as this week’s chart illustrates, if something radical doesn’t happen, entitlement spending will.... read more
Redstate... Jill Biden: Government Oversight for Thee, Free Markets for Me, Posted by Ben Howe
Thursday, May 3rd - Barack Obama didn’t believe in government healthcare mandates…until he did. He didn’t think we should spike the football on Bin Laden…until it was time for reelection. Joe Biden thought Obama was ill-equipped for the job of President…until he took the job as his right hand man. Yes, the ability for this administration to say one thing and do another is nothing short of astounding. Apparently this sphere protecting the executive branch from any lasting accusation of hypocrisy... read more
Townhall Finance... Why Businesses Aren’t Investing in the U.S., by Larry Kudlow
Businesses aren’t investing in the United States because of a lack of consumer demand, International Paper CEO John Faraci said Friday. “I think this was all about consumer spending and demand. You know, the problem we have is there’s inadequate demand to create jobs. We know how to respond when there is demand,” he said on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report.” The U.S. Commerce Department estimated that... read more
Townhall Finance... 2.2 Million Go On Disability Since Mid-2010; Fraud Explains Falling Unemployment Rate, by Mike Shedlock - Since mid-2010, precisely at the time millions of US citizens used up all of their 99 week of unemployment insurance, disability claims have risen by 2.2 million. Those on disability are not counted in the workforce and are not considered unemployed. The number of workers receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) jumped 22 percent to 8.7 million in April from 7.1 million in December 2007, Social Security data show. That helps explain as much... read more
Eric Holder’s contempt of Congress citation takes shape, by John Hayward
It’s go time - 05/03/2012 - Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is preparing contempt of Congress charges against Attorney General Eric Holder for his failure to cooperate fully with the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama Administration’s deadly gun-running program.  Warnings were issued, deadlines have passed, and it’s just about “go time.” To this end... read more
Townhall Finance... Bang the Socialism Drum Loudly, by Charles Payne
This is the way the world ends - Not with a bang but with a whimper - T.S. Eliot, 1925 - I’m not sure how the world will end, but more and more, it looks like the America I was born in could indeed end in a self-induced whimper. The last breath of greatness was forced out of our lifeless body after heading down a path that was always ridiculous but for some reason gathered the adulation of people too young to know better and too old to care anymore... read more
Christian Science Monitor... Blame China, not Obama or US, for the plight of activist Chen Guangcheng
By Nicholas Burns - May 3, 2012 - Beijing, not US mishandling, is responsible for activist Chen’s predicament. The US often needs to balance its concern for human rights in favor of Beijing’s cooperation on pressing global issues. This is not one of those times. Obama must stand up to China to defend Chen’s rights. The dramatic events in Beijing surrounding the brave Chinese activist, Chen Guangcheng, are confounding and hard to fathom at such a great distance and without all the facts... read more
Human Events... Frozen cows to be removed by hand-saw, fire and explosives don’t meet green rules, by Audrey Hudson - 05/02/2012 - CNO: For those of you who read the original column, here’s the “resolution”... Hand-saws will be used to cut up six frozen cows discovered in an abandoned Colorado mountain cabin as opposed to fire or explosives the Forest Service was considering to remove the carcasses before the spring thaw. Federal officials are being forced to adhere to strict environmental regulations... read more
Akron Beacon Journal... Wild and still dangerous
May 1, 2012 - The state having exhausted what little power it has to police exotic animals, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is expected to soon release the five surviving creatures from a tragic incident last fall near Zanesville. Owner Terry Thompson released 56 animals, then committed suicide. His wife will gain control of two leopards, two primates and a bear. The other animals were shot quickly by law enforcement officers. The surviving animals have been quarantined at the... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Obama Campaign Attacks Citizens By Name, by Jessica Cybulski
The Obama campaign has hit a new, all time low. Following in the steps of Richard Nixon, Obama has begun attacking citizens by name that chose to donate to his opponent, Mitt Romney. From the Wall Street Journal: This past week, one of his campaign websites posted an item entitled “Behind the curtain: A brief history of Romney’s donors.” In the post, the Obama campaign named and shamed eight private... read more
Akron Beacon Journal... After bin Laden
Would Mitt Romney have ordered the commando raid that resulted in the killing of Osama bin Laden? The Obama White House has suggested that the former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate would not have given his assent. The speculation has been part of the campaign jockeying as today approached, one year since special forces descended on Abbottabad, Pakistan, and left with the body of the deceased al-Qaida mastermind aboard one of their helicopters... read more
Mail Magazine 24... Inflation: Hell to Pay, by Michael Sall
I have a problem with the methodology used by our government to measure inflation. Let me explain. In business we segregate operating expenses (those costs that recur on a regular basis), and capital expenses (costs that are non-recurring and are better understood as a longer term “investment”), such as equipment purchases, real estate purchases and so forth. In our personal lives, rent... read more
Redstate... Death of the Moderate . . . Democrat, Posted by Erick Erickson
Friday, April 27th - It is worth noting that on Tuesday several moderate Democrats went down in flames in Pennsylvania, continuing a trend that has escalated since 2008. Liberals do not want moderate Democrats in their caucus. What is most interesting about it from a conservative perspective, however, is how there has not been a ton of coverage about the death of the blue dogs — more dogs dead in Barack Obama and the left’s war on dogs. Had moderate Republicans been defeated, we would have.... read more
Human Events... Removal of cows is an explosive situation, by Audrey Hudson
04/30/2012 - The Forest Service is trying to figure out how to get rid of a half-dozen frozen cows crowded inside a small cabin in the Colorado high country before the carcasses thaw and become bear bait in the popular hiking area near Aspen. The cattle apparently sought refuge in the structure during a sudden snowstorm and subsequently froze to death, forest officials say. The gruesome scene was discovered by a couple of snowshoeing Air Force... read more
Cincinnati Enquirer... Editorial: Untangle the job-training mess
Apr. 26, 2012 - According to Rich Frederick, Office of Workforce Transformation director, Ohio’s job-training system encompasses 77 state programs, 56 career technical schools, more than 100 Adult Basic Literacy and Education programs, 23 community colleges, 13 public four-year universities and more than 1,000 private work-force development initiatives. That translates into 1,300 possible points of entry into the system and 12,000 different “processes” to get job training. His initiative would... read more
Human Events... Shrinking problem: Illegal immigration from Mexico, by Michael Barone
04/26/2012 - The illegal immigration problem is going away. That’s the conclusion I draw from the latest report of the Pew Hispanic Center on Mexican immigration to the United States. Pew’s demographers have carefully combed through statistics compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Department of Homeland Security and the Mexican government, and have come up with estimates of the flow of migrants from and... read more

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