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Heritage Foundation… Farm
Bill: The House of Second Chances, by Amy Payne
June 28, 2013 - The farm bill died in the House—but could it live
again? House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) is reportedly pushing
to split up the old farm bill and take food stamps out of it. The
Heritage Foundation has argued that it didn’t make sense to combine the
bloated food stamp program with farm-related programs in the first
place. It is supposed to be the “farm” bill, after all. And with food
stamp costs doubling under President Obama, it’s a program that
deserves a careful look on its own...
Vikings Tax, Rob and Pillage, By John Ransom
Jun 29, 2013 - While many waited for Federal Reserve chairman Ben
Bernanke to take the weight of the world markets on his Ivy League
shoulders by declaring QE-4EVR-LOL!, the real economists at the Federal
Reserve Bank in San Francisco came up with a more detailed explanation
for the poor, dragging, sluggish U.S. economy. What they found will
astonish you. And yes, this is a true story. “[D]espite all the
attention federal spending cuts and...
Conservative Byte…Capitol Hill Police Block
Activists from Immigration Rally
June 19, 2013 If you’ve never seen the tyrants of the capitol police in
person you really should. They are relentless and pull out all the
stops. Check it out: Capitol Hill police are trying to block activists
attending Wednesday’s “Audit the IRS” rally from also attending a
nearly day-long press conference on immigration, hosted by Reps. Steve
King and Louie Gohmert. The IRS rally is on the west side of the
Capitol, while the immigration event is on the east side. Organizers
for the IRS event were told...
Uprising: No More Business as Usual, By Rob
Members of Congress are listening to you.
Yesterday the U.S. House rejected a nearly trillion-dollar food stamp
and farm bill — an important victory for taxpayers and a stinging
rebuke for the Washington establishment.
Sixty-two Republicans bucked their own party to vote against the
bloated bill. Coupled with a large bloc of Democrats who wanted more
spending on food stamps, the bipartisan opposition was enough to sink
the measure. It’s unclear if or when House leaders will bring the bill
Redstate… The Stories They Told,
June 25, 2013 - Republicans (and red state Democrats) used to tell
voters amazing things about their opposition to amnesty. Then they got
elected and supported legislation that actually weakens border security
and puts people on a path not just to legalization, but to citizenship,
before ever securing our borders.
1. Rubio: “I would vote against anything that grants amnesty because I
think it destroys your ability to enforce the existing law and I think
|The Never-Ending Story of
Government Cost Overruns, By Daniel J. Mitchell
Jun 22, 2013 - Why is it that virtually everything the government does
cost more than we’re initially told? In 2009, for instance, I warned
that Obamacare would be much more costly than advertised, so I
certainly wasn’t surprised several years later when the numbers began
to climb. Heck, I narrated an entire video warning that this would
happen. There are probably an infinite number of reasons why government
programs wind up being needlessly expensive, but I think most of them
fall into these four...
Political Speech – In the Name of the First Amendment
By Michael Schaus - Jun 25, 2013 - One of the greatest threats of a
growing government is the opportunity for abuse, corruption and general
disregard for individual liberty. And while the IRS is reeling from
their own experiment in Big-Brother-meets-Jimmy-Hoffa style of
governance, the New York State Attorney General is anxious to follow
suit. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has already made a
career of targeting political opponents...
Foundry…Kline and Rokita Unveil Rewrite of
House Education and the Workforce Committee chairman John Kline (R–MN)
and Representative Todd Rokita (R–IN) have introduced the Student
Success Act (SSA)—a proposal to rewrite No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
While restoring excellence in education will require more than a fix to
the bureaucratic NCLB, Kline’s proposal makes some improvements to
existing statute. But as we wrote last week, conservatives in Congress
should work to allow states to completely opt-out of NCLB while
Thoughts, By Thomas Sowell
Jun 25, 2013–Random thoughts on the passing scene: Edmund Burke said,
"There is no safety for honest men, but by believing all possible evil
of evil men." Evil men do not always snarl. Some smile charmingly.
Those are the most dangerous. If you don't think the mainstream media
slants the news, keep track of how often they tell you that the Arctic
ice pack is shrinking and how seldom they tell you that the Antarctic
ice pack is expanding. The latter ...
Heritage Foundation… Morning
Bell: Washington Is Cuckoo for Food Stamps, by
June 20, 2013 - The House is debating its farm bill this
now Democrats are saying it doesn’t spend enough on food stamps. The
“farm” bill, which isn’t how we picture farms at all, is actually 80
percent food stamps. Don’t forget that the food stamp program has
doubled under the Obama Administration. In an odd turn, House
Republicans like John Boehner (R-OH) have thrown support behind this
bill, which would lock in the Obama era’s historically high levels of
food stamp spending...
Townhall… Obama Abroad,
By Rich Galen
Jun 22, 2013 - Most Presidents of the United States love going on an
international trip. You get to fly on Air Force One. You get to travel
around in The Beast that was flown over for your benefit. You get to
stay in the biggest suite in a Western-style hotel. There are about 300
staffers from the White House and various Executive Branch agencies who
have traveled ahead of you or with you to make sure your every whim is
appropriately dealt with. And...
Heritage Foundation… Morning
Bell: 3 Things You Should Know About the Supreme Court and Voter ID
By Amy Payne - June 18, 2013 - Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down
one of its first major decisions of this term, striking down Arizona’s
measure requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration. Media
reports are already off base in interpreting this decision, says
Heritage legal expert Hans von Spakovsky. Here are three things to know
about the decision. 1. This is not a voter ID decision - This decision
has to do with voter registration, not the act of voting. Von Spakovsky
Clinton: From “Stand By Your Man”
to “Stand By Your Lies”
by Jin Ah Jin - June 18, 2013 - Once upon a time, I admired Hillary
Clinton. I respected the fact that during the trials of
Lewinsky and all the other “mistresses” that came out of the woodworks,
Hillary chose to stand by her man and tried to make things work out for
the sake of her family. I thought she was an advocate for
and that she would not ignore the toils and troubles of the regular
wife, mother, single mom, working or stay at home...
Charities: Give at Your Own Risk, By Morgan
Jun 17, 2013 - The specific kinds of charities that pay for-profit
corporations to raise the majority of their donations regularly give
their solicitors over two-thirds of the take. Good charities
should spend no more than 35 cents to raise a dollar. So the reality is
that the “50 worst charities raised more than $1.3 billion over the
past decade and paid nearly $1 billion of that to the companies that
raise their donations”. Out of $1.3 billion dollars the charities
received less than 4%. Had that money gone to the...
Foundation…Morning Bell: Congress Is Trying to
Fool You on Immigration, By Amy Payne
June 19, 2013–Congress is trying to fool you. Here’s how they do
business. A piece of legislation is going to cost trillions of dollars,
but Members of Congress don’t want the public to see that. Instead,
they have the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) look at the bill for
just the first 10 years—and they move any costly items off into the
future on purpose. They did it with Obamacare—saved the budget
bombshells for later. Now they’re trying to do it with immigration.
Yesterday, the CBO released its score
Amnesty Mob vs. America, By Michelle Malkin
Jun 19, 2013–You can try to put "conservative" lipstick on the lawless
amnesty mob. In the end, however, it's still a lawless mob. The big
government/big business alliance to protect illegal immigration got a
lot of mileage using foolish Republicans Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan as
front men. But the true colors of the open-borders grievance-mongers
always show through. After America said no to a pork-filled
security-undermining amnesty bill in 2007, the...
Blame Capitalism Instead of Obama For Patriot Coal Bankruptcy,
by Tom Borelli
Jun 18, 2013 - The American coal industry is in free-fall and companies
are being forced to do whatever it takes to keep from closing their
doors. It’s a difficult situation for all involved, and the progressive
media is eager to levy the blame on the free market. Even when the
facts suggest big government picking winners and losers is at fault, a
good crisis never goes to waste for progressives, and thus those
details are unabashedly ignored.
Case in point is a recent article published by the always fair and...
Worth the Read!!… Tank:
Dog Story , Sent by a CNO Reader
They told me the big black Lab's name was Reggie, as I looked at him
lying in his pen.
The shelter was clean, no-kill, and the people really friendly.
I'd only been in the area for six months, but everywhere I went in the
small college town, people were welcoming and open. Everyone waves when
you pass them on the street.
But something was still missing as I attempted to settle in to my new
life here, and I thought a dog couldn't...
Unicorn Cost Study on Amnesty, By Daniel
June 18th, 2013 Repealing Obamacare will increase the deficit by $109
billion over 10 years. That was a headline from a CBO report in May
when Republicans voted on full repeal of Obamacare. Somehow,
it comes to ascertaining the costs of wrongheaded policy, CBO wants us
to engage in willing suspension of disbelief. The most costly
entitlement will actually reduce the deficit, they claim. In
Washington, up is down and down is up. We are now seeing the same thing
with the amnesty/immigration...
Loss of Trust, By Thomas Sowell
Jun 18, 2013 - Amid all the heated cross-currents of debate about the
National Security Agency's massive surveillance program, there is a
growing distrust of the Obama administration that makes weighing the
costs and benefits of the NSA program itself hard to assess. The
belated recognition of this administration's contempt for the truth,
for the American people and for the Constitution of the United States,
has been long overdue. But what if the NSA program...
Free Press…DHS insider: It’s about to get very
By Doug Hagmann
Monday, June 10, 2013–Originally Published June 7, 2013 - Washington,
D.C.—Something quite unexpected happened just hours ago, in the dark of
night, during a two-day layover in Washington, DC. My son and I are
scheduled to take part in a seminar outside of Raleigh, North Carolina
this weekend, so we combined our travels to include a side-trip to DC
for a business meeting we had previously arranged. It was during this
layover that something seemingly ripped from the pages of a spy novel
Your Life Matters
In a perfect world we hear something once, record it in our brains, and
never need to hear it again. Well, I don't know where you live, but my
world is far from perfect. I have doubts, fears, and disappointments in
my life and occasionally need a "shot of inspiration." That's what this
beautiful 3-minute movie is all about! The words with the beautiful
photographs will bring simple, but life-changing ideas to life. So
relax, turn up your speakers...
Up Citizens Taking
Action Across America, by Bradlee Dean
June 14, 2013 - Someone once said, the Declaration of Independence
“doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch
up with it yourself.” There is no doubt America is being assaulted by
an administration that is tyrannical, attempting to rule through
personal policy initiatives – not law – only because the American
people have become rebels against their own foundational principles and
have eaten the fruit of their own ways. But all is not lost. Let’s take
a look at what took place just last...
God… Guts… and Glory…
These may very well be the most important words I have ever
written. They are inspired by a very close friend of
One who is always there for me. God… Guts… and Glory… Sounds
great. Even a bit patriotic… doesn’t it? Millions and
people live in an everyday world of God, Guts and Glory. The ones I
want to talk about are the ones who humbly do so. Men and women who
make a difference. People who wake up each...
Republicans fail to protect tax-hiking incumbents,
On Feb. 23, 2013 Gov. Bob McDonnell cheered while the Virginia House of
Delegates approved a massive tax hike which the state senate had just
approved. As Americans for Limited Government noted at the time, it was
a “quadruple insult to the tea party: 1) a tremendous tax increase to
fund a 2) huge spending increase bought for with the 3) implementation
of Obamacare in Virginia in a manner that 4) unconstitutionally
outsources Medicaid expansion to a supercommittee.” This was
Townhall… Dumb and Dumber Tax Hikes,
Jun 16, 2013 - One of the dumbest things a country can do in a
recession is raise taxes. Yet, after pronouncing the end of austerity,
Italy's "grand coalition" government, led by Enrico Letta, is going to
hike the VAT. Why? It seems they need to hike the VAT to pay for a
decrease in property taxes. Recall that Silvio Berlusconi was only
willing to take part in Letta's grand coalition on condition property
tax hikes were rolled back. Letta agreed to do that, but...
Government vs. YOU, By Josh Shepherd
June 14, 2013 - Every day, more Americans get trapped by big
government. In addition to groups targeted by the IRS, upstanding
citizens going about their normal lives are suddenly targeted by law
enforcement authorities and charged as criminals. Just a few examples:
A young girl was fined $535… for rescuing a wounded woodpecker. A
businessman was jailed for years… for shipping lobsters in plastic bags
rather than cardboard boxes. A Maryland father and building engineer
Townhall… Barack Obama's "Social
Fund, By Michelle Malkin
Jun 14, 2013 - We all know now what the vengeful Obama IRS has been
doing to conservative nonprofits the past four years: strangling them
in the crib. But do you know how much pampering and largesse far-left
welfare-state charities have received while limited-government groups
suffered? You don't know the half of it. Before President Obama took
office, I warned that Democrats planned to steer untold amounts of
taxpayer dollars to his shady...
Plain Dealer…Revelations about NSA demand a
close look by Congress: editorial, By The
June 12, 2013–Revelations that the National Security Agency has for
seven years quietly monitored U.S. telephone and Internet traffic with
the permission of a secret federal court should be of concern to every
American. For more than 200 years -- with few governmental incursions
except in times of war -- every American's freedom from unreasonable
searches has been
Bell: Ask John Boehner WHY, By Amy Payne
June 13, 2013–Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said yesterday
that he will support the bloated farm bill. But as Heritage has been
highlighting, this bill does not do what most people think it does. The
nearly trillion-dollar bill actually doles out money to some surprising
sources and frankly, it’s not very farm-related. As the House prepares
to debate the bill next week, here are a few questions for Boehner and
other Members of Congress ...
a Modest Illegal
Search by Government, by Bill Tatro
Jun 12, 2013 Now that I’ve been made fully aware — thanks to The
Guardian and The Washington Post — that the National Security Agency
(NSA) knows all the details of my historical cell phone usage, I can
rest assured that it’s no big deal. Why? That’s because the president
told me so. Let’s not forget, this is the very same president who
determined how much money that I should have in my retirement accounts
since he knows my exact comfort level. And this is also the same
president who ...
Redstate… Over Criminalization and the NSA,
By Erick Erickson
June 11th, 2013 - One of the sites I routinely read, Kottke.org, linked
to a new book out I have not read. It is called Three Felonies A Day:
How the Feds Target the Innocent. This is an issue I care deeply about
from my days as an indigent criminal defense attorney to my present
study and review of prosecutorial overreach in the United States.
The issue of over criminalization fits well with the issue of
government overreach these days.
There is a maxim...
White House… Join
Hi, all -- A couple weeks ago, I was in a meeting with a group of
community leaders and President Obama here at the White House. Before
the discussion kicked off, one of the women in attendance handed me a
letter. It was written by her dad, a 90 year old college professor from
Cleveland. He was born in China in 1923, and he came to the United
States with $24 in his pocket. Two years later, he'd earned a masters
in electrical engineering. Five years after that, he had completed his
PhD. In 55 years of...
Obama Gets More Unstable, the Economy Stabilizes, Just as Planned
By John Ransom - Jun 11, 2013 - Following slight budget cuts and a
stalemate on taxes, Standard and Poors has upgraded the outlook for
United States debt from negative to stable. Thank goodness for
gridlock. “The U.S. has a less than one-in-three likelihood of a
downgrade in the ‘near term’ with the revision,” reports Bloomberg.
“The New York-based company said it sees ‘tentative improvements,’ such
as the deal politicians reached to resolve what...
Jose Mercury News… President
California Dreamin' about Obamacare, By Kevin
Special to the Mercury News - 06/07/2013 - California Dreamin', an
iconic anthem from the '60s, has stood the test of time. But Friday,
with the president scheduled to visit San Jose, it's also a fitting
refrain for the White House's perception of Obamacare. California has
become the latest battleground over its effects. The sad truth about
Obamacare's broken promises has been revealed, coupled with revelations
of the rate shock that is on the horizon for millions of Americans...
Townhall… Modest Snooping?
Jun 09, 2013 - SAN JOSE, Calif. -- "Nobody's listening to your phone
calls," President Obama proclaimed at a Friday event that was supposed
to be about California's implementation of the Affordable Care Act. But
that morning, the New York Times had reported that surveillance
programs begun under President George W. Bush had been clearly
"embraced and even expanded under the Obama administration." The
Guardian had reported that the...
Beacon Journal…Fraud detector
June 6, 2013–Medicare, the health program for seniors, is a vast
enterprise. Total spending in 2012 is estimated at $551 billion,
accounting for roughly 16 percent of the federal budget. The program
currently covers about 50 million beneficiaries and pays more than 4
million claims a day to some 1 million care providers and suppliers.
Enrollment and spending are projected to grow rapidly as baby boomers
become eligible. With a system of such expense and complexity, it is
not surprising that much ...
Moms and Unemployed Dads, By Suzanne Fields
Jun 07, 2013–Between the baby boomers on one hand and Generations X, Y
and Z on the other, cultural and economic changes have transformed the
landscape of our culture. It's difficult to wrap a description around
what sociologists call a "cohort." "I'm not a real person yet," says a
27-year-old college graduate in the movie "Frances Ha," the latest and
hippest of the contemporary coming-of-age scenarios. She has no credit
card and explains that ...
of Liberal Bias; It's
That the Powerful Keep Winning and the Weak Keep Losing
By Thomas Crown - June 5th, 2013 - I’m going to tell you what media
bias is really all about. It’s about a dying, 10 year-old girl and a
sexagenarian, politically connected trial lawyer. It’s about official
malfeasance treated as human error when a Democrat is President. It’s
about power and systemic corruption that is unremarkable to people
offended that George W. Bush didn’t call his advisers liars to their
face. It is about Fred Baron and Sarah Murnaghan. Fred Baron was a
plaintiff’s asbestos lawyer, a prolific...
Stupidity, By Mike
Jun 07, 2013 - No one wins a trade war. Ever. Not countries, not
companies, and certainly not consumers. Yet, here we go again. People's
Daily says China has more cards to play in EU trade dispute. China
still has plenty more cards to play in an increasingly ugly trade
dispute with the European Union, the official People's Daily newspaper
said on Thursday, accusing Europe of not realizing that its global
power was waning. The EU will impose duties...
Reid’s Ploy to
Plow Through the Farm Bill, By Rachael
June 6, 2013 - The U.S. Senate is expected to vote this morning on a
measure that will effectively end debate on the misnamed “farm” bill,
cutting off opportunities to fix the deeply flawed legislation. At a
cost of a nearly $1 trillion — 80 percent of which goes to the
food-stamp program — American taxpayers deserve a robust debate. Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) won’t let that happen. This isn’t the
first time Reid has pulled this stunt. His iron-fisted approach to
running the Senate is one reason...
Townhall… Tips for Right-Wingers on the IRS
By Ann Coulter
Jun 05, 2013 - Instead of showing endless loops of IRS employees
wasting taxpayer dollars line-dancing -- Breaking news: Government
employees waste millions of your dollars every single day! -- I think
it would be more useful for the public to hear a few crucial facts
about the exploding scandal at the Internal Revenue Service. At
Tuesday's congressional hearings on the IRS, witnesses provided
shocking details about the agency's abuse of...
Beacon Journal…Paying for education
June 4, 2013–Richard Ross, Ohio’s superintendent of schools, once
described school-funding debates in Ohio as the education version of
Groundhog Day: Every two years, there is a big to-do about how we pay
for public education and then we go to sleep without solving anything,
he wrote. A former superintendent of a suburban district, Ross
understands better than most lawmakers the uncertainties local school
officials confront, badgered, on the one hand, to be frugal and
innovative, yet stuck with a...
Most Transparent Administration Ever, LOL,
Jun 05, 2013–Sun, sun, sun, here it comes. Welcome to the Summer of
Belated Epiphanies. Media lapdogs are finally, finally arriving at the
conclusion that maybe this isn't the most transparent administration in
world history, after all. On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported on
the Obama administration's use of secret email accounts, stonewalling
on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and attempted shakedown
of reporters seeking ...
Plain Dealer… Assessing
politics of JobsOhio: Analysis
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Democratic furor over JobsOhio can be summed up
in two words: wishful thinking. The party's only announced candidate
for governor, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, is running on an
anti-corruption image. That strategy works best if it addresses a
weakness in his opponent. And as Nixonian as he and his allies make
Gov. John Kasich out to be, there has been nothing criminally
scandalous in the Republican incumbent's first term...
Truths… To a
Child, Love is Spelled T-I-M-E; What a Child Really
Needs From You
In the faint light of the attic, an old man, tall and stooped, bent his
great frame and made his way to a stack of boxes that sat near one of
the little half-windows. Brushing aside a wisp of cobwebs, he tilted
the top box toward the light and began to carefully lift out one old
photograph album after another. Eyes once bright but now dim searched
longingly for the source that had drawn him here. It began with the
fond recollection of the love of his life, long gone...
Punished for Telling Students About Constitutional Rights,
By Todd Starnes
May 30, 2013 - An Illinois high school teacher was punished by a local
school district after he warned students about their Constitutional
rights before answering a school-mandated survey about emotional and
at-risk behavior. John Dryden, a social studies teacher at Batavia High
School, was issued a formal reprimand and docked a day’s pay. The
punishment was doled out during a closed-door school board meeting. The
controversy started when the school district directed students to
Redstate… The Judgment of Future Generations,
By Mike Adams
May 31, 2013 - Everyone must be judged from time to time. It's a fact
of life. Nonetheless, I'm getting tired of judgmental statements
directed toward me for my unwavering defense of marriage. I'm talking
about real marriage between one man and one woman, which is the only
kind of marriage that really exists. People often try to call something
a marriage when it isn't. Calling a union between two men or between
two women a marriage...
Finance…IRS, State and DOJ: The Three Stooges,
By Mark Baisley
Jun 02, 2013–The recent testimonies before Congress have been reminding
me of something for weeks and I just figured out what that is. I call
it 90-degree humor; the kind of joke that starts out in one direction,
then takes a sudden left turn, leaving you fallen-over laughing. For
instance: “If you were to line up every fish from every body of water
in a straight line, head-to-tail, head-to-tail, you would never get
that smell off your hands.” I greatly appreciate the use of audio,
visual, and broadcast technologies that ...
Truth May Hurt, But Is Not Mean, By Erick
May 30th, 2013–I feel the need to add to this post as it is obvious a
lot of people take up this topic with some heavily preconceived notions
and biases. I am shocked to learn I think women cannot be breadwinners.
That is what the left says, but it is not so. Even now I am getting
beaten up for suggesting women should stay home with their kids. While
I think it is preferable, I also know it is often impossible. I know
from first hand experience. Prior to having...
Plain Dealer… Overheated
rhetoric hurts the economy, By Lamar Smith
May 30, 2013 - Climate change is an issue that needs to be discussed
thoughtfully and objectively. Unfortunately, claims that distort the
facts hinder the legitimate evaluation of policy options. The rhetoric
has driven some policymakers toward costly regulations and policies
that will harm hardworking American families and do little to decrease
global carbon emissions. The Obama administration's decision to delay,
and possibly deny, the Keystone XL pipeline is a prime example...
IRS Scandal: Just Another Day at the
Office, By Michael Schaus
May 31, 2013 - We should be crystal clear on the IRS scandal: while the
targeting of conservative groups is grotesquely reminiscent of a banana
republic technocracy, the larger problem is the inherent authoritarian
nature of America’s Internal Revenue Service. There are certainly
specific chapters of this growing scandal that promise to highlight the
thuggish nature of our current Administration, and even more chapters
that promise to...
How to Sell
Women into Slavery, by John Ransom
May 30, 2013 - Every time our culture passes gas sideways, liberals
love to trot out the theory of “income inequality” as the culprit
behind it. From the modern theory of “bullying,” to global warming, to
breast cancer, to riots in Sweden, France, or the disappearance of the
arctic ice shelf, income inequality looms large in liberal cosmology.
At a time when more people in the history of world have become
upwardly-mobile, solid members of the middle-class, liberals believe
that they must stop the natural process...
Redstate… Go Big or Go Home,
May 29th, 2013 - In 1960, Barry Goldwater published The Conscience of a
Conservative. In it, he noted: Conservatism is not an economic theory,
though it has economic implications. The shoe is precisely on the other
foot: it is Socialism that subordinates all other considerations to
man’s material well-being. It is Conservatism that puts material things
in their proper place — that has a structured view of the human being
and of human society, in which economics...
ObamaCare of Education
May 29, 2013 - It sends shivers down the spines of freedom loving
individuals. It is the Obamacare of education with its national
standards and testing and its one-size-fits-all government model. While
the implementation of the Common Core curriculum is new, the passion
for and the idea of national education has been burning in the hearts
of progressives for more than a century. Many people blame George W.
Bush for Common Core. After all Common Core is just the natural
extension of Bush’s...
Finance…Corporate Tax Avoidance: Where’s the
by Chris Edwards
May 27, 2013
are having fun slapping around big
corporations for supposedly not paying enough taxes. In this country,
Apple is the current target, while in Europe it’s Google, Amazon, and
Starbucks, according to the Washington Post today. But there is an
elephant in the room that the many reporters and politicians blustering
over the issue have been too ideologically blind to see: There is no
obvious harm being done by today’s corporate tax avoidance. The first
thing to note is that when...
Uses 1917 Espionage Act to Go After Reporters,
May 27, 2013 There is one problem with the entirely justified if
self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department snooping
into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox
News's James Rosen. The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen
did arguably violates the letter of the law. The search warrant in the
Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Section
793(d) says that a person lawfully...
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