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Breitbart…Obama bypassing Congress with climate agenda, By William Bigelow
26 Aug 2013 Barack Obama is moving full speed ahead with his climate agenda, bypassing Congress by pushing regulatory actions and executive orders. A crop of regulations at the Environmental Protection Agency intends to restrict pollution from new and existing power plants by implementing new emissions standards. The battle lines are drawn. Democrats and environmentalists are complain about the GOP’s stand against crippling industry, while the GOP maintains that Obama is doing an end-run ... read more
Townhall Finance…The Spirit of 2776 Violations of Civil Liberties, By John Ransom
Aug 28, 2013 The great unifier, and Healer of Nations, has done it again. Like the man He most wishes to emulate, Jesus H. Christ, Barack H. Obama is a man of peace. Yet, in His wake He brings war. He divides this house against itself: brother against brother, father against son and daughter against mother. And now as His Team America, World Police gets ready to swing into action again-- now in Libya, now in the Sudan, now in Syria-- He has... read more
Heritage Network… Fulfilling the Dream, By Virginia Walden Ford
August 28, 2013 - This week, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. My own journey—to provide an opportunity for quality education for all children—began in Little Rock, Arkansas. It continued in Washington, D.C., and has now brought me full circle back to Little Rock to stand with parents so that all children can have the chance for a great education. In 1957, Little Rock’s Central High School became the center of the struggle for educational opportunity. Arkansas... read more
Redstate… The Street Sweeper, By Erick Erickson
August 28, 2013, is the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. It is a very good speech. But it is not my favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. speech. My favorite is little known and even less remembered. It is a speech no leader in America on a stage such as he commanded would ever think to give. It is a speech about individuals being the best they can be as the beginning of their way in life and finding God as the end... read more
Redstate… Department of Justice fighting… to keep poor kids in bad Louisiana schools, By Moe Lane
August 24th, 2013 - Of course they are. The U.S. Justice Department is suing Louisiana in New Orleans federal court to block 2014-15 vouchers for students in public school systems that are under federal desegregation orders. The first year of private school vouchers “impeded the desegregation process,” the federal government says. Thirty-four school systems could be affected, including those of Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist and St. Tammany parishes. Under the lawsuit, the state would... read more
Townhall Finance… The Government's Newest Stupid Human Trick, By John Ransom
Aug 27, 2013 - Okay, so you can call me the glass-is-half-full-of-it kind of guy. But don’t say that I didn’t warn you. That second-half rebound that economists were talking about in the first half of the year? Well, it hasn’t materialized. Like you I’m shocked. My shock, however, has to do with the fact that the media gets snookered year after year with the “consensus” forecast from analysts, stock pickers, QE types and economist on the government dole... read more
Breitbart…Obama bypassing Congress with climate agenda, By William Bigelow
26 Aug 2013 Barack Obama is moving full speed ahead with his climate agenda, bypassing Congress by pushing regulatory actions and executive orders. A crop of regulations at the Environmental Protection Agency intends to restrict pollution from new and existing power plants by implementing new emissions standards. The battle lines are drawn. Democrats and environmentalists are complain about the GOP’s stand against crippling industry, while the GOP maintains that Obama is doing an end-run... read more
Red State…Republican Leaders and Their Changing Stories, By Erick Erickson
August 26th, 2013 Back in January, as Republicans geared up for a fight on the debt ceiling, House Republican Leaders assured their constituents that a continuing resolution was the way to fight Obamacare. Said one Republican adviser: “The debt ceiling is a terrible place to have the fight when you have the sequester and the continuing resolution…. There is so much misinformation about the debt ceiling, the word ‘default’ keeps getting thrown … read more… Voter frustration with government hits critical mass
Pent-up anger over leaders' actions produces talk of secession - While the move by residents in several Colorado counties to secede from the state has been described as frustration over recent moves by the legislature in Denver, a retired political scientist and author says the move actually is a symptom of a much larger undercurrent of frustration that Republicans are in a prime position to tap into in 2014 and beyond. “What is happening in Colorado is a little bit different than what we have seen elsewhere... read more
Human Events… Dead souls of a cultural revolution, By Patrick J. Buchanan  
8/23/2013 - Last Friday, Christopher Lane, a 22-year-old Australian here on a baseball scholarship, was shot and killed while jogging in Duncan, Okla., population 23,000. He died where he fell. Police have three suspects, two black and one white. The latter said they were bored and decided to shoot Lane for “the fun of it.” As Lane was white and the shooter black, racism has surfaced as a motive. Thursday came reports that killing a white man may... read more
Heritage Network… Morning Bell: 4 Problems with Federal College Scorecards, By Lindsey Burke
August 23, 2013 - Yesterday, President Obama announced his plan to make “college more affordable, tackle rising costs, and improve value for students and their families.” But a big part of the President’s plan includes creating a college rating system—a federal scorecard—to evaluate colleges on measures such as graduation rates, the number of low-income students served (i.e., the percentage of Pell Grant recipients), graduate earnings, and affordability. Scorecards are a seductive idea. But having... read more
Townhall… Stop Foolish Ethanol Mandates, by Ken Blackwell
Aug 24, 2013 - The problems continue at President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency. Under fire for their leadership using private email addresses to illegally conduct official business and enacting new regulations through coordinated lawsuit settlements with outside environmental groups, the EPA shows no sign of slowing down in Obama's second term. Last month, in an attempt to deflect attention from scandals at the IRS, the NSA and the... read more
Heritage Network… When You Can’t Actually Keep Your Health Care Plan, by Alyene Senger
August 22, 2013 - President Obama has said that his health care law largely doesn’t impact anyone who already has coverage. Tell that to all the people who are being dropped from their health plans. UPS made a news splash yesterday when it announced it is dropping coverage for spouses of employees if they are offered coverage through their own employers. The delivery company expects to remove 15,000 working spouses from its health coverage next year, saving the company about $60 million... read more
Townhall Finance… The Liberal Way: Making it Cheaper No Matter What it Costs, by John Ransom
Aug 23, 2013 - “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon in the sense that it is and can be produced only by a more rapid increase in the quantity of money than in output.”-- Milton Friedman. Whatever else Obama studied at Accidental University, it wasn’t economics. If it had studied economics, he’d understand that the more the federal government throws money at higher education, the higher the costs are going to go. The College Board... read more
The Blaze…Pedophilia, incest and graphic sex... excerpts from Common Core reading list, By Mike Opelka
Aug. 22, 2013 Editor’s note: The following story contains graphic language. Discretion is advised. Common Core, the controversial set of education standards being pushed by many state governors and education leaders, is coming under fire for its selection of a book that’s on the suggested reading list for 11th graders (i.e. 16- and 17-year-olds). The book — a past selection of Oprah’s Book Club — has graphic sex scenes and descriptions that are likely to make you blush. The work in question comes ... read more
Townhall…Start of Something New, By Jackie Gingrich Cushman
Aug 22, 2013 Last week, our two children started back to school. The prep work included buying new backpacks, books and school supplies, along with a few new clothes. Binders were labeled and organized, new textbooks were bought and thumbed through, and, for our daughter Maggie, the first day's outfit was carefully thought through and laid out the night before. Schedules were printed and reviewed. They were ready to get back to work. They were... read more
CowboyByte… Agency Struggling To Explain Why Global Warming Has Been Non-Existent Over Last 15 Years
August 21, 2013 - An unreleased draft of the U.N.’s next major climate report reportedly states that scientists are more certain than ever that man’s actions are warming the planet — even as the report struggles to explain a slow-down in warming that climate skeptics have seized upon. Global surface temperatures rose rapidly during the 70s, but have been relatively flat... read more
Townhall Finance… The One, the Creator, the Alpha and the Obamacare, Amen, by John Ransom
Jul 18, 2013 - Critics of Obamacare are missing the point. They are likely the types who go to U.S. art museums and can’t appreciate “art for art’s sake.” Europeans would never have that problem. But here in the U.S., yokels expect some moral or message or meaning from art. When it’s missing, they think the artist self-indulgent or even crazy. Clearly this is a common case: Unsophisticated, middle Americans, who cling to their guns and religion, and view the... read more
Forbes… Keystone XL Amounts To America's Pipeline Vs. President Obama's Cronies
The implacable foes of the Keystone XL pipeline, a $5.2 billion proposal to transport petroleum from the oil sands of Canada to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries, see little but greed behind the project. They’re right that the fate of the pipeline is closely tied to moneyed interests—but not in the way they would like you to believe. The project guarantees thousands of middle-class jobs. But President Obama had blocked the project. Why? According to environmental publication Inside Climate News: to placate “wealthy... read more
Care2… 7 Grossest State Fair Foods, Sent by a CNO reader
Ready for a chuckle? According to Care2, food vendors at state fairs are in constant competition with one another to think up the craziest new food concoctions each year. All across the country, these vendors are creating innovation out of unhealthiness, breaking new and sort of frightening ground in the world of artery-clogging culinary novelties. From the deep fried to the chocolate covered, the fair foods on this list are enough to... read more
Common Core Teachers Taught to Praise Wrong Answers Like '3 x 4 was 11’, By Michael Schaus
Aug 19, 2013 Apparently, under the new Common-Core standards, correct answers don’t really matter. At least that’s according to a “curriculum coordinator” in Chicago named Amanda August. “Even if [a student] said, ’3 x 4 was 11,’ if they were able to explain their reasoning and explain how they came up with their answer really in, umm, words and oral explanation, and they showed it in the picture but they just got the final number wrong, we’re really more focused on the how,” said the common... read more
Townhall…Lawmaker, Regulate Thyself, By Debra J. Saunders
Aug 18, 2013 "Washington is an island surrounded by reality," Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, likes to say. In an effort to inject some reality into the Beltway, Grassley introduced an amendment to the Affordable Care Act to require that members of Congress and their staff get their health care from the new Obamacare exchanges. "Congress should live under the laws it creates. That includes Obamacare," Grassley explained. Enter... read more
Redstate… Fast Food No More: How The SEIU & Union Front Groups Want To Occupy Your Big Mac
By Labor Union Report - August 15th, 2013 - With union bosses once again clamoring that they are ‘in crisis,’ union bosses are looking to expand their membership into areas that have been traditionally immune to unions. For the last several months, union-supported fast food workers have been staging “impromptu” strikes throughout the country. Like the union-supported Occupy movement before it, the fast-food workers’ efforts are being coordinated by media-savvy professional organizers... read more
GOP must shed establishment defeatism, By David Limbaugh  
8/16/2013 - What are establishment Republicans so afraid of? Why are they so convinced that if they stand up to Obama — even on issues the public agrees with them on — they will be spanked at the ballot box? Playing it safe sure has paid big dividends, huh? Every time we’ve had a fight over a budget ceiling or a continuing resolution, the establishment has told us we must not allow the government to shut down because Republicans would... read more
Crain's Cleveland Business… John Kasich could be prototype for Republicans to follow
By Scott Suttell - August 15, 2013 - Political commentators often call on the Republican Party to adopt a more centrist approach to governing. This story in The Wall Street Journal says that's happening in Ohio, where Gov. John Kasich “is using his perch to promote a blend of conservative orthodoxy leavened with liberal policies meant to help the poor, the mentally ill and the uninsured.” To be sure, the story notes, the Republican governor likes to talk about signing what he calls "the biggest tax cut... read more
Townhall… Don't Know Much About Geography, by Victor Davis Hanson
Aug 15, 2013 - In Sam Cooke's classic 1959 hit "Wonderful World," the lyrics downplayed formal learning with lines like, "Don't know much about history ... Don't know much about geography." Over a half-century after Cooke wrote that lighthearted song, such ignorance is now all too real. Even our best and brightest -- or rather our elites especially -- are not too familiar with history or geography. Both disciplines are the building blocks of learning. Without... read more
Redstate… The Obamacare Throwdown – Let’s Not Be Gutless Wonders, By Bill S
August 14th, 2013 - Don't Blink. Let me be blunt.  If you are opposed to using the Continuing Resolution to de-fund Obamacare because you are afraid that conservatives and the GOP might take the blame in the media, then you are a political coward. It’s as simple as that. Now there’s a caveat here – if you have a better plan, bring it forward and convince us that you have a different idea.  Thus far, all of the myriad of bills passed in the House have accomplished exactly nothing.  So what’s your plan for... read more
Federal News Radio… More (or less) with less, the new normal? By Mike Causey
8/15/2013 - Doing more with less seems to be the new normal. Many federal agencies and private sector operations have tightened their belts with mixed results for their customers. Example: Two of the three federal agencies that often touch the most Americans have some real problems. The U.S. Postal Service is cutting jobs, offering buyouts and looking for ways to make money. Having a monopoly on first-class mail isn't much good in an era of email... read more
Heritage Network…New Poll Shows Support for Defunding Obamacare, By Amy Payne August 15, 2013
How do you feel about defunding Obamacare? A new poll of American voters shows a majority—57 percent—support defunding this unfair, unaffordable, unworkable law. Heritage Action for America and Basswood Research asked voters in 10 different congressional districts for their views on Obamacare, and respondents were decidedly against the law. Six of these House districts are represented by Republicans and four by Democrats, but across the board, an overwhelming 77 percent of voters favored ... read more
Townhall Finance…Apology to Barney, Barack and Bernanke: I Forgot You’re Exempt From Our Laws, By John Ransom
Aug 14, 2013 I want to apologize for doubting those guys, Barney, Barack and Bernanke. Turns out that giving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac $188 billion wasn’t going to entail any risk at all to the government, its employees, agents and beneficiaries. Richard Lehmann has the details in Forbes. “In fact, the two organizations... read more
Canton Repository…This is the next logical step for voters
The issue: Online voter registration Our view: Convenience, accuracy, cost are three advantages of this sound idea Ohioans already can update their address online for voting purposes. The next logical step is online voter registration. The Legislature is being asked to take that step in a bill introduced last week by Sen. Frank LaRose, R-Copley. It’s the right step to take. Senate Bill 175 would allow Ohioans to apply online for an absentee ballot as well as to register online. Doing so electronically would... read more
Obamacare Advancing in Ohio
On July 20th, the Cincinnati Enquirer published an article from their recent interview with Governor John Kasich and his thoughts on Obamacare-Medicaid expansion in Ohio. When asked if Ohio would take Obama’s money to expand this welfare program in Ohio, John Kasich’s response was “It’s going to happen. It’s just a matter of when. This is inevitable.” Before this Pelosi-like rhetoric, in May, backers of Obamacare expansion introduced a Kasich supported bill in the Ohio House of Representatives which... read more
Townhall Finance… The Top 7 Lies of Obam-a-CON-omists… So Far, By John Ransom
Aug 13, 2013 - There they go again: while admitting to their lie about first quarter GDP, government economists are finding new ways to lie about second quarter GDP. While all of the attention for market-watchers has been on will-they-or-won’t-they taper at the Fed, the real story GDPof the year is the fact that the Commerce Department just downgraded GDP growth once again, in at least a partial revision of the lie they first told last winter... read more
Townhall…Finance More Americans Going Galt, By Daniel J. Mitchell
Aug 12, 2013 President Obama promised he would unite the world…and he’s right. Representatives from dozens of nations have bitterly complained about an awful piece of legislation, called the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), that was enacted back in 2010. They despise this unjust law because it extends the power of the IRS into the domestic affairs of other nations. That’s an understandable source of conflict, which should be easy to understand. Wouldn’t all of us get upset, after ... read more
Heritage Network…13 Ways the 113th Congress Can Improve Education in America, By Lindsey Burke and Rachel Sheffield
Abstract Every year, taxpayers must send billions of dollars to Washington in order to fund federal education programs through the U.S. Department of Education and other agencies—which then redistribute that money back to individual states through a complex system of formula and competitive grant programs... read more
Townhall…The Half Full Economy, by Peter Schiff
Aug 11, 2013 The marginal economic strength that was described in the most recent GDP release from Washington has caused many to double down on their belief that the Federal Reserve will begin tapering Quantitative Easing sometime later this year. While I believe that is a fantasy given our economy's extreme dependence on QE, market observers should have learned long ago that the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) initial GDP estimates can't be trusted. A perusal of their subsequent ... read more
Townhall…3 Reforms for the War on Drugs, by Debra J. Saunders
Aug 11, 2013 Eric Holder, America's first African-American attorney general, and his boss, Barack Obama, the first black president, haven't been shy about pointing out racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Racial profiling? It's real, they say. State "stand your ground" laws? Obama says they don't work for minorities. Yet both have been conspicuously absent when it comes to redressing racial disparities in their own home ... read more
The Heritage Network…The Next Threat to Your Privacy, By Chris Jacobs
August 9, 2013–Who has access to your Social Security number, your bank information, and your tax records? When Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges open, your data could be exposed to shysters and hackers, thanks to serious vulnerabilities in the system. The exchanges are scheduled to open on October 1 (just 53 days away). But the list of implementation failures keeps growing, and the security of Americans’ data is threatened. THREAT #1: Obamacare “Navigators” Navigators... read more
Human Events…Jobs figures and growth rates show economy in decline, By Donald Lambro
8/9/13 WASHINGTON — Another weak jobs report came out last week, drawing yawns from Democrats, excuses from the White House, and shallow, incomplete reporting from the network news shows. President Obama has just finished a string of speeches on jobs and the economy, issues that pollsters say are the voters’ biggest concerns, but failed to offer any new ideas about how to deal with them. He traveled around the country repeating the same... read more
Monadnock Ledger Transcript…Bill would put us on a path to true energy efficiency
Wednesday, August 7, 2013–Often hidden in all the talk about our green energy future is the reality that we’re already well on our way. The question is, “Are we going fast enough?” We may not see many wind towers and solar farms lining our landscapes, and we’re not filling up our gas tanks with biofuel derived from non-food sources. But we are using a whole lot less energy than we used to, and we’re doing so with incremental lifestyle changes and an increased consciousness that transcends... read more
Redstate…David Vitter Fights Back Against Obamacare, By Erick Erickson
August 7th, 2013–I reported yesterday that Senate Republicans and Democrats have declared truce over Obamacare as it relates to congressional staffers and members of Congress themselves. Republicans have decided they will not attack Democrats because they want the exemption too. One member of Congress who is not only enraged by this, but is willing to do something about it, is Louisiana Senator David Vitter. This afternoon he has mailed letters to... read more
Columbus Dispatch… Baseless flap over JobsOhio, Most state assistance deals made before agency started operating - Wednesday August 7, 2013 - Ohio lost more than 400,000 jobs under former Gov. Ted Strickland’s bloated and outmoded development department. Under JobsOhio — Gov. John Kasich’s inventive team of sharp, connected business recruiters — Ohio has regained 162,000 private-sector jobs. Show of hands: Who wants to go back to the old way? That would be the guy running for Kasich’s job. Ed FitzGerald, a former suburban mayor who has been Cuyahoga County... read more
Obama's perverse notion of fairness, By David Limbaugh  
8/6/2013 - In President Obama’s world, “fairness” seems to be of overarching concern. Too bad “fairness” means what he says it does rather than what Webster’s specifies. You’ll rarely hear Obama talk about economic growth — even as an aspiration — and not just because there’s been a dearth of it under his miserable five years in office. It’s not where his head is. It’s not his wheelhouse... read more
Fox News… Audit finds bloated budget for green jobs training despite lack of open positions
By Perry Chiaramonte - August 04, 2013 - A federal audit shows that nearly a half-billion dollars in government funds was spent on training workers for so-called “green jobs.” The only problem is that not enough positions in the growing industry exist. The findings -- released in a June report by the Government Accountability Office -- showed that only 55 percent of those trained were able to place in a new job, many of which were not technically green jobs. The $501 million in funding came from the 2009 stimulus... read more
Heritage Network… Indiana Set to Withdraw from Common Core National Assessments
By Brittany Corona - August 4, 2013 - Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) announced that the Hoosier State will be withdrawing itself as a member of the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Governing Board, effective August 12, 2013. For Indiana, this is one more step toward reclaiming control over what is taught in Indiana schools. PARCC is one of the two national testing consortia aligned to the Common... read more
Redstate…It’s up to you to stop ObamaCare, By Dan Spencer
August 4th, 2013–At the RedState Gathering in New Orleans on Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz called for a grassroots effort to persuade Republicans to eliminate funding for President Obama’s health care law. Or as he put it, the “biggest and the most important battle 113th Congress is going to face” — the battle to defund ObamaCare. Senator Cruz told the gathering of Conservative activists that the best way to defund ObamaCare is with the continuing resolution needed to fund the federal government. ... read more
Townhall Finance…One Person Attends Obamacare Event, By Michael Schaus
Aug 05, 2013–One. That’s how many people showed up for a pro-Obamacare event in Centerville, Virginia. And let’s face it: People didn’t miss the event because they were working. The ambivalence toward the implementation of Obamacare is evidenced throughout the nation, as the President’s left over campaigning apparatus – Organizing for Action – held a number of unattended Obamacare events this weekend. The event, reported by ... read more
The Heritage Foundation… As Detroit Goes, So Goes the Nation
By Rachel Greszler and Alison Acosta Fraser - August 5, 2013 - Detroit is the poster child for economic decline. The city’s policies and politics over the past half-century should serve as a “do not” guide for policymakers across the country. There’s a great deal lawmakers in Washington can learn. The first is understanding that Detroit’s demise was the result of big-government, liberal policies promoted by self-interested politicians and coercive public employee unions. In the wake of America’s manufacturing... read more
U.S. News… Don’t Dems Want to Rein in the IRS? By Ron Bonjean
July 30, 2013 - Washington has been consumed by the Internal Revenue Service scandal of targeting conservative groups and mismanaging taxpayer dollars. There's never been any love lost between Americans and the IRS, but the outrageous actions and the stonewalling by the agency reached new lows. Obama quickly condemned the actions taken by the IRS, but seemed to let go of the subject. Most Americans think that the White House supervises the IRS and so to continue to publicly seek a... read more
Townhall Finance… President Obama Versus President Everyone Else, by John Ransom
Aug 03, 2013 - Another month and another jobs report that's so bad it’s good. At least that’s how Wall Street will look at it, because free money from the Fed will now continue. The economy added 162,000 jobs overall, well below the previous few months. Additionally wages and hours fell, meaning workers are bringing home fewer bucks. You'll likely hear that unemployment fell but that was largely due to people giving up looking for work. Obama’s best... read more
Wall Street Journal… Obama's 'Grand Bargain' With Obama
He proposes tax reform with higher taxes and not much reform. In Chattanooga on Tuesday, the latest stop on his economic inequality tour, President Obama made himself an offer he couldn't refuse. If Congressional Republicans agree to a corporate tax increase, he said, then he'll agree to spend more money on his favorite public-works projects. If Republicans bargain hard, will he also offer an expansion of ObamaCare as a sweetener? We know this sounds like an exaggeration, but that's the... read more
The Daily Caller… Energy secretary: Fracking can be done safely, by Michael Bastasch
08/01/2013 - Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said that hydraulic fracturing can be done safely and there has been no evidence the drilling technique causes groundwater contamination. “I still have not seen any evidence of fracking per se contaminating groundwater,” Moniz told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast on Thursday, adding that natural gas could be used as a “bridge to a low carbon future” as it releases... read more
Politico…Making case for energy efficiency, By Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Sen. Rob Portman
7-29-13–For the past three years, we have worked together to develop the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, legislation that will go a long way toward making the United States more energy efficient and more economically competitive. Our bill makes good environmental sense. It makes good energy sense. And it makes good economic sense, too. Our bill curbs inefficient energy practices that cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars and millions of jobs every year. According ... read more
Redstate…From Pig to Man, and From Man to Pig, By Erick Erickson
July 31st, 2013 In 2003, then just Doctor Tom Coburn, published his book. It was titled Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders into Insiders. An eye witness account of the Republican Revolution of 1994 and following, journalist Robert Novak wrote the forward to the book. In his forward, Novak noted that Coburn, while serving in the Gingrich House of Representatives, realized “Speaker Gingrich, House Majority Leader Armey and the rest... read more
Why Is Washington Talking About a Government Shutdown? By Amy Payne
July 31, 2013–Is it that time again already?? It’s not even August, and Members of Congress are starting to buzz about the upcoming budget and debt ceiling fight—which likely won’t happen until later this fall. But the posturing has begun, and the media are happy to oblige. The thing is, a government shutdown isn’t necessary—and lawmakers aren’t proposing a government shutdown. What some are proposing is that Congress fund normal government activities, but refuse to fund Obamacare. The. ... read more
Human Events…Obama begins pivot to the economy No. 19, By John Hayward
7/24/2013–It was a nostalgic hour and seven minutes in Illinois today, as President Barack Obama made his 19th “pivot to the economy” by recycling his old speeches and bromides into a long stroll down memory lane. Fortunately, he was able to wrap things up before the state government of Illinois went bankrupt. That would have been awkward. All of Obama’s dusty old rhetorical relics were on display. Praise for the World War II generation? Check ... read more

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