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of Big Government, By Rich Tucker
May 26, 2013 - Let us now praise David Axelrod.
“Part of being president is there’s so much beneath you that you can’t
know because the government is so vast,” the president’s former
right-hand-man explained on MSNBC recently. He was attempting to defend
Barack Obama, who says he didn’t know that the IRS was targeting
conservative groups, or that the Justice Department had obtained the
phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors. And don’t even
get started on what the
Redstate… The penumbra of power,
By John Hayward
May 29th, 2013 - A few weeks ago, Apple executives were called on the
Congressional carpet for… well, it’s not really clear, actually.
Congress was very angry at them for failing to haul international
profits back to the United States so they could be taxed at
confiscatory anti-growth American rates. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
countered by pointing out that everyone tries to legally minimize their
tax liability. Accountants who failed to take such opportunities...
is Never Justified, By Jeff Jacoby
May 24, 2013 - Broadcasting from Boston the day after the Marathon
bombing, a correspondent for the French-Canadian TV channel LCN
explained why Americans shouldn't be surprised when such atrocities
occurred. It's the price they have to pay for being a superpower,
Richard Latendresse told his viewers. It may be "un peu tragique," he
conceded. But hey, that's what happens when a nation takes so much
pride in its military power – and has inflicted similar suffering on
Redstate… I Have No Problem With the Boy
Scouts’ Decision, By Erick Erickson
May 24th, 2013 - The Boy Scouts of America have decided to keep the ban
on gay scout leaders, but allow gay young men to participate in
scouting. The vote was not even close. More than 60% voted to end the
ban. I have no problem with this. While I would have voted against it,
if a majority of scouts want that, that is fine with me. Their
institution is allowed to evolve as they see fit. My father was in the
Order of the Arrow. He spent a number of years...
Borders With Open Borders, By Daniel Horowitz
May 23rd, 2013 - Every sane person in the country aka most people
outside of the DC beltway, is asking the million dollar question of the
immigration debate: why don’t we just implement the enforcement
measures that actually work before risking another wave of illegal
immigration by granting amnesty now? The issue would largely
dissipate if they would merely begin enforcing the laws on the books.
But when you listen carefully to the fatuous arguments propagated
inside the beltway, you will discover the...
WND.com… Questions about scandals
'offensive', By Joseph Farah
On “Fox News Sunday,” White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer was asked by
Chris Wallace where in the White House President Obama was during the
Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed four
Americans. Wallace: “Question, what did the president do the rest of
that night to pursue Benghazi?” Pfeiffer: “Look, the president was kept
up to date on this as it was happening the entire night, from the
moment it started until the very end...
Birds’ vs. the Wackos Again, By Daniel Horowitz
May 22nd, 2013 - If I were granted one wish about the state of today’s
politics it would be for the Democrats to be saddled with their own
version of John McCain. Once again, McCain is working to
points for Democrats and undermine Cruz/Paul and Lee – the “Wacko
Birds” – in their attempt to prevent a free debt ceiling increase. Back
in January, Republicans and conservatives got together at Williamsburg
and agreed to “suspend” the debt ceiling law until May 18 in return for
the Senate passing a budget...
Townhall… Obama and the Law,
May 24, 2013 - If you Google "George W. Bush shredding the
constitution," you will get many millions of hits. The New York Times
railed, "Ever since 9/11, we have watched Republican lawmakers help Mr.
Bush shred the Constitution in the name of fighting terrorism.
President Bush attempted to listen in on the international calls of
suspected terrorists, he used waterboarding on exactly three
terrorists, and he put detainees in Guantanamo...
A Bi-Partisan Solution on Term Limits,
By Jim Bridenstine
May 16th, 2013–Many in our country and in the districts we represent
feel that Congress is out of touch and that members are more focused on
re-election than on providing real solutions to our nation’s biggest
challenges. We hear from constituents all the time that there is a lack
of urgency and focus when it comes to solving our country’s toughest
issues like tackling the deficit and putting policies in place that
will lead to economic growth. The two of us, freshman members from
different parties with...
and Devotion This Memorial Day, by Jackie
May 23, 2013–If you were to suddenly appear this weekend at the
numerous barbecues or pool parties, without any knowledge of our
nation's history, it might be hard to understand the real meaning of
Memorial Day. Is it a day to sell cars, clothes and mattresses? Is it a
day off of work, a time to join with family and friends, and grill out?
For our family, Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer. School
is out, and we transition from the school...
Immigration Reform Should Strengthen, Not Cost, America
05/20/2013 - Lawful immigration can bring important economic and
cultural benefits both to the United States and to the immigrants.
Americans rightly live and celebrate the values of America, including
limited government, personal liberty, and free enterprise, and beckon
others to join us. We are united by belief in our founding documents
and our creed that all men are created equal. As Ronald Reagan said,
“The immigrants who have so enriched America include people from every
race, creed, and ethnic...
on the Way: Are You Ready for Your New
By Carrie Schwab Pomerantz - May 23, 2013 - Dear Carrie, We're
expecting our first child soon, and there's so much to think about!
Everyone tells us to start saving for college right away, but that's so
far in the future. What about now? What should we focus on first? --A
Reader; Dear Reader, You're definitely right that there's a lot to
think about when you're expecting a baby. (I know from experience!)
Cribs and car seats are only the beginning. And while...
Governor John Kasich…Kasich's Medicaid
would help Ohio's veterans: Thomas Moe and Victor Wilson,
By Plain Dealer guest columnist
May 19, 2013–It's not often that we see people on both ends of the
political spectrum come together for a common purpose, but that's
exactly what happened in April when thousands of people rallied on the
Statehouse lawn in support of expanding health care to more than
275,000 low-income Ohioans, most of whom have jobs and are working
taxpayers. Side by side in the...
or Prescient? By Victor Davis Hanson
May 23, 2013 Government is now so huge, powerful and callous that
citizens risk becoming proverbial serfs without the freedoms guaranteed
by the Founders. Is that perennial fear an exaggeration? Survey the
current news. We have just learned that the Internal Revenue Service
before the 2012 election predicated its tax-exempt policies on
politics. It inordinately denied tax exemption to groups considered
either conservative or possibly antagonistic to...
IRS Commissioner defends ‘lie by omission’ to Congress ,
by Joel B. Pollak
Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman, who led
the agency when it targeted Tea Party and conservative groups,
testified before the Senate Finance Committee today, under oath, about
when he knew about the conduct of officials in the tax exempt
organizations division. He was joined by his successor, Steven Miller,
and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russel George.
Senators pressed the IRS officials about his failure to respond to
earlier concerns ...
Townhall… Wimps Versus Barbarians,
May 21, 2013 - An all too familiar scene was enacted on the campus of
Swarthmore College during a meeting on May 4th to discuss demands by
student activists for the college to divest itself of its investments
in companies that dealt in fossil fuels.
As a speaker was beginning a presentation to show how many millions of
dollars such a disinvestment would cost the college, student activists
invaded the meeting, seized the microphone and shouted down...
Bell: A Bumper Crop of Food Stamps, by Amy
May 21, 2013 - Where do food stamps come from? They come from
taxpayers—certainly not from family farms. Yet the “farm” bill, a
recurring subsidy-fest in Congress, is actually 80 percent food stamps
and other government nutrition programs. The food stamps sweeten the
farm deal for lawmakers, who admit that the combination works for their
political purposes. As Heritage experts Daren Bakst and Diane Katz
explain: The food stamp portion creates a reason for urban
Better for Obama Next Week, Either, by Marita
It’s been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week at the White
House—and it isn’t looking like next week will be any better. You
probably know about Obama’s trifecta of troubles: the Benghazi story
about the attack that killed four Americans and the aftermath that
falsely blamed a YouTube video that “continues to smolder on the
far-right side of the dial,” the IRS targeting conservative groups for
extra scrutiny while giving liberals a pass, and, the...
Beacon Journal… Priorities
May 16, 2013 - Steven Miller took the fall. On Wednesday, President
Obama received the resignation of the acting commissioner of the
Internal Revenue Service in the wake of word about the agency acting
egregiously in targeting tea party and other conservative groups for
heightened scrutiny. Today, Miller will feel the heat as he appears
before the House Ways and Means Committee. No doubt lawmakers will
explore why Miller in early 2012, serving as deputy IRS commissioner,
told Republican senators...
Pence Pauses Indiana Common Core
Standards, By Lindsey Burke
May 17, 2013 - Indiana has just given every state that agreed to adopt
Common Core national education standards and tests a lesson in prudent
governance. On Saturday, Governor Mike Pence (R) signed the Common Core
“Pause” bill into law, halting implementation of Common Core until
state agencies, teachers, and taxpayers better understand the
implications of Common Core adoption. Indiana law now requires that the
Common Core standards be...
National Committee… RNC
Calls for Obama To Take Responsibility for the IRS Scandal
Posted May 15, 2013 - WASHINGTON – In response to the president’s IRS
announcement, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus released the following
statement, calling out the president’s failure to address Americans’
real questions and take responsibility for the actions of his
administration: “Simply allowing the acting-head of the IRS to resign
is not enough. This is clearly a scapegoat that distracts from
answering the core questions from information that has been known
within the administration for over a year: Who...
Townhall… Obama's Emptiest Benghazi Talking
by Michelle Malkin
May 17, 2013 - On Sept. 12, 2012, President Barack Obama vowed to
"bring to justice" the perpetrators of the deadly attack in Benghazi,
Libya. On Oct. 26, 2012, Obama said his "biggest priority" was bringing
the "folks" in Libya responsible for murdering four Americans to
"justice." Tick, tock, tick, tock. While White House press secretary
Jay Carney sneers at the GOP's "obsession" with what went wrong at the
besieged Libyan consulate, Obama...
Finance…Scandals, Fisticuffs and the Voices of
Tyranny, by Charles Payne
Man ... there are so many scandals and donnybrooks it's hard to keep
track of them. Heck, there has been so much shocking news and
fisticuffs I've already forgotten about the Garcia-Woods tango over the
weekend. This fresh batch of scandals that's popped up like springtime
perennials could have enormous conclusions. > IRS > AP
Benghazi > Army Sex Misconduct How these are handled will tell
even more about the administration and give insight into how dangerous
the power grab of the past
Obama Scandals Aren’t About Bad Government, but Big Government,
By Senator Mike Lee
May 16, 2013–When scandal rocks any administration, its partisan
opponents smell blood in the water and move in to inflict as much
political damage on the president as possible. Consultants assure us
it’ll “gin up the base.” It makes headlines. And it’s always easy to
kick someone when he’s down. But for conservatives, especially...
Foundation…We’ve Seen the Effect of “Amnesty”
Before, By Ed Meese
May 17, 2013–Experts can’t always predict exactly how public policy
will affect the nation, despite our best efforts. But when it comes to
immigration policy, we have tried many of the types of reforms
advocated by today’s Gang of Eight—so we should consider the effects
these reforms had in the past. In the mid-’80s, many Members of
Congress advocated amnesty for long-settled illegal immigrants.
President Reagan considered it reasonable to adjust the status of what
was then a relatively...
From a CNO
Once upon a time there was a girl who had four friends. She loved the
fourth friend the most and adorned him with rich robes and treated him
to the finest of delicacies. She gave him nothing but the best. She
also loved the third friend very much and was always showing him off to
neighboring kingdoms. However, she feared that one day he would leave
her for another. She also loved her second friend. He was her confidant
and was always kind...
From a CNO
Hope You Dance...'
This was written by an 83-year-old woman to her friend. *The last line
says it all. * Dear Bertha, I'm reading more and dusting less. I'm
sitting in the yard and admiring the view without fussing about the
weeds in the garden. I'm spending more time with my family and friends
and less time working. Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of
experiences to savor, not to endure. I'm trying to recognize these
moments now and cherish them. I'm not "saving"...
05/14/2013 - Justice has been served for a few infants and one mother
whose lives were taken within the filthy walls of 3801 Lancaster
Avenue. Late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted yesterday of
first-degree murder in the deaths of three infants who were born alive
after botched abortions performed in his run-down West Philadelphia
clinic. He was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the
death of Karnamaya Mongar, a 41-year-old woman who died from an
Jackson-Lee, With Love; by Sam Janney
May 13, 2013 - Dear Ms. Jackson-Lee, It has come to our attention, the
conservative bloggers of the world that you would prefer if we “shut
up.” We had no idea that we were in any way offending your delicate,
tender sensibilities and from the bottom of our hearts, we are sorry.
We are sorry you are so obviously intimidated by our conservative voice
that you feel the need to tell us to “shut up.” Honestly, being strong
supporters of the first amendment...
Exterran serve as model for accelerated Valley growth
Wed, May 15, 2013 - The official opening of Exterran Energy Solutions’
$13 million 65,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing plant on
Youngstown’s West Side last week injects premium fuel into the Mahoning
Valley’s retooled economic engine. It also illustrates the potential
for additional and accelerated investment in our region. We join Ohio
Gov. John Kasich and Exterran President and CEO Brad Childers in
welcoming Exterran to the Valley’s expanding manufacturing...
NBC call for White House to release Benghazi emails
By John Nolte - 15 May 2013 - UPDATE: NBC's senior White House
correspondent joined the chorus Wednesday. On his MSNBC show, "The
Daily Rundown," Chuck Todd looked into the camera and said, "Attention
White House: Release all the emails." The headline has been updated to
add NBC. Assuming they are the ones who leaked to CNN an email written
by Ben Rhoades (a Deputy...
Beacon Journal… No
May 13, 2013 - On Monday, President Obama began to respond
appropriately to revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted
conservative groups to establish whether they were complying with their
tax-exempt status. The president called the IRS actions “outrageous.”
He promised to hold agency officials accountable. His words followed
the apology on Friday from Lois Lerner, the head of the agency division
that oversees tax-exempt organizations. Now the White House must follow
Townhall Finance... Obamaspeak
Takes Failure to New Highs, by Bob Beauprez
A new language was introduced in Washington when President Obama began
his first term in office. For a time, it flummoxed his observers,
including many Republicans, who were caught off-balance by the
combination of the President’s soaring rhetoric and his Chicago-style
politics. The language is newspeak. Introduced by George Orwell, it is
characterized by using familiar words and phrases in unfamiliar ways.
In the President’s parlance...
takes a big step
In the latest sign that word is getting out about Ohio’s
business-friendly makeover, the Buckeye State is the biggest gainer in
Chief Executive magazine’s 2013 ranking of Best States for Business.
Ohio advanced an impressive 13 spots from last year, by far the biggest
gain of any state, on the list based on responses from more than 700
CEOs around the country. Ohio landed at No. 22 after CEOs ranked states
on factors including taxation and regulation, work-force quality and
quality of life...
Rules Against School Choice, But Educational Opportunity Moves Forward
By Brittany Corona - May 11, 2013 - After a series of school choice
victories across the nation, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued a
disappointing ruling this Tuesday when it upheld a lower court’s ruling
invalidating the state’s school voucher program. With a 6-1 vote, the
higher court declared the funding mechanism for Governor Bobby...
Right about Government? by Daniel J. Mitchell
When I was becaming interested in public policy, I thought Jimmy Carter
was the epitome of a bad President. But as I began to learn economics,
I realized that Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson also were terrible and
belong in the Hall of Fame of bad Presidents. And the more I studied
economics and public policy, I learned that Herbert Hoover and Franklin
Roosevelt were two peas in a failed big-government pod and deserve
membership in that Hall of Fame. Or I guess we should call it a Hall of
It’s the Lawsuits
that Stop Banks from Making Loans, by John
When New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced this week
that he’s going after top banks Bank of America and Wells Fargo for
violations of the national mortgage settlement agreement, he had a
point. Unfortunately that point resides mostly at the top of his head.
Schneiderman, like many New York Attorneys General is playing politics
for the bleachers even though he’s hurting their case. “The settlement
included 304 ‘servicing standards...
hearings in the Mirror Universe, By John
May 9th, 2013 It’s amazing to watch the media bury yesterday’s
explosive testimony on Benghazi. Just imagine for a moment that today
is the day after a veteran career diplomat – the top man on the ground
in Libya after the murder of the ambassador – testified that a
Republican administration told him not to cooperate with Democrat
congressional investigators, shook him up with a menacing phone call
from the top political “fixer” for a Secretary of State...read
Bans Religious Graduation Songs,
By Todd Starnes
May 09, 2013 A Georgia school district will no longer allow prayers or
songs with religious references at graduation ceremonies after a
Wisconsin group threatened to file a lawsuit and suggested that forcing
non-Christian students to listen to religious music was a form of
bullying. “If the valedictorians want to thank their parents,
grandparents and god, that’s freedom of speech,” Houston County
Superintendent Robin Hines told the Macon Telegraph. “We can’t stop
that. As long as it’s not lewd, they can say...read
the Benghazi Dead, Wounded, and Their Familes the Respect and Urgency
They Did Not Get From Hillary or the President,
May 09, 2013 - Set aside the disgraceful actions of the broadcast MSM
today in not covering the riveting testimony of Greg Hicks Wednesday,
and set aside even the shocking conduct of the Administration on the
night of 9/11/12 and during the days, weeks and months following. The
MSM is almost exclusively left-wing and almost completely committed to
the defense of...
Heritage Foundation…Defending Freedom in North
To lead the nation always under threat from North Korea, backbone is
required. As the president of South Korea has demonstrated over her
past two days in Washington, she is a vital figure at this time in
history. Park Geun-hye has been referred to as the "Iron Lady of
Korea." It is a fitting moniker since it honors not only her, but also
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Two principled leaders, reaching out
to others but willing to risk criticism to achieve a bold vision for
their country. As Lady Thatcher observed
Redstate…Idols of Awesome and Shibboleths of
By Erick Erickson
Every once in a while I stumble over something that opens my eyes wide
to a lot of the silliness of secularism that pervades evangelicalism
and, in turn, warps the whole of generations. Anthony Bradley points
out that there is a crazy movement going on right now within young
evangelical circles to shun the suburbs and engage in a “new legalism”
of radical faith. The best I can figure is that somehow suburbs are
just bad. (Read Keith Miller on this point)...read
Sense Initiative Brings Common Sense
to Business Regulations
By Ohio Chamber of Commerce - On April 17, Mark Hamlin from Lt. Gov.
Mary Taylor’s Common Sense Initiative (CSI) Office visited with the
Ohio Chamber’s Small Business Council to update members on CSI and its
efforts to streamline and reform Ohio’s business regulations. Gov.
Kasich created CSI in 2011 through Executive Order 2011-01K and
immediately appointed Taylor to lead the office. CSI was then codified
into law by Senate Bill 2. The Ohio Chamber actively supported both of
these efforts and
Politics, By Thomas Sowell
If you are driving along and suddenly see a big red rubber ball come
bouncing out into the street, you might want to put your foot on the
brake pedal, because a small child may well come running out into the
street after it.
We all understand that an inexperienced young child who has his mind
fixed on one thing may ignore other things that are too dangerous to be
ignored. Unfortunately, too much of what is said and done in politics
is based on the same tunnel...
Weekly Standard… The
It’s a murky business. Last September, Ronald Robins Jr., a senior vice
president at Abercrombie & Fitch, received a letter urging the
company “to join with over a hundred major companies and make political
spending disclosure and accountability a corporate practice.” The
Ohio-based clothing retailer isn’t particularly political. It doesn’t
have a political action committee, nor is it a member of the more
politically involved trade groups like the Chamber of Commerce. Any
politics they have lean slightly left...
Reconsiders Common Core, By Brittany Corona
May 2, 2013 - This past weekend, Indiana legislators approved a
proposal to halt the implementation of Common Core until after
preliminary hearings and an in-depth analysis are conducted. The bill
now rests on Governor Mike Pence’s (R) desk awaiting his signature. In
February, the Indiana state senate voted 38–11 in favor of anti–Common
Core legislation. And Indianans and local business owners have
petitioned Pence to halt the Common Core implementation...
Heritage Study on the Cost of Amnesty,
By Amy Payne
May 6, 2013 - The immigration debate is about to get a lot more
concrete. Lawmakers need to be honest about the cost of their proposed
immigration plans—and a new study due out today from The Heritage
Foundation calculates the cost to taxpayers of granting amnesty to
unlawful immigrants. Yesterday on ABC’s “This Week with George
Stephanopoulos,” Heritage President Jim DeMint said: The study you’ll
see from Heritage this week presents the staggering costs of another
amnesty in our...
CNO Inbox… "Ole
In my day this one from a CNO reader would be rated “R.” Today I
imagine it’s probably bland enough to be rated PG. Either way, I think
you’ll enjoy it. Btw… with apologies to animal lovers (I’m one of
them): “no animal was harmed in the creation of this blog.” A young
cowboy from Montana goes off to college. Halfway through the semester,
having foolishly squandered all his money... he calls home. "Dad," he
says, "You won't believe what modern...
|Pentagon defends unconstitutional
against sharing faith, By Ken Klukowski
3 May 2013 - Pentagon personnel responded to Breitbart News’ report
about court-martialing service members who share their faith in the
military, which the Pentagon confirmed on May 1, and the Air Force on
May 2 separately confirmed a second time. Now the Pentagon claims the
opposite. But these new statements instead only compound the problem,
as the Pentagon’s new definitions for terms squarely contradict what
the dictionary says those terms mean. All this has taken place as the
first flag officer...
Presidential, By Oliver North
May 02, 2013 - Washington, DC – On April 30, 1789, at the Federal Hall
in New York City, George Washington took the Oath of Office as the
first President of the United States. He and the members of both houses
of Congress then assembled in the unfinished Senate Chamber where
Washington took less than 20 minutes to deliver the first inaugural
address. Precisely two hundred and twenty five years later – at the
same time of day – the 44th President...
of Two Recoveries,
by Fritz Pfister
In a recent Frank and Earnest cartoon; as Frank leaves a bank he says
‘they aren’t paying interest on savings anymore’, and Earnest replies
‘the point of no returns’? There’s an element of truth in all good
humor. Sad for seniors that there’s a massive amount of truth in that
cartoon. They are the generation who did their job, saved diligently,
retired, and now are forced to settle for little to no return on their
savings or risk it in the Wall Street casino. C’est la vie. Seniors
don’t realize the game is rigged by...
The CNO “Inbox”…The
Warming “Epidemic”, Notes by Bob Robinson
As I have often noted, I get a lot of stuff sent to me via email (as
I’m sure you do). Some of it I keep, some of it I dump… even if I find
it interesting or worth a grin or two. I’m not sure I’ve seen this one
before (sent by a CNO reader), but I’ve often seen news reports and
opinion pieces saying basically the same thing… however, keep in mind
that the specifics below have NOT been verified. They are presented to
you in CNO blog format for your...
Heaven, By Jackie Gingrich Cushman
May 02, 2013 - Humans have long reached toward heaven. I don't know
whether this desire represents an attempt to get away from the ground,
an attempt to associate with God or an attempt to peer over the balcony
and look at all the little people below. But the desire to go higher
and higher has long shaped the skylines of our cities. The Empire State
Building opened this week in 1931 as the tallest building in the world
at 1,250 feet. It retained this designation until the World Trade
Center was completed almost...
and the Need for Spine, By Erick Erickson
May 2nd, 2013 - The Politico is reporting (read: let’s wait for a
second source to confirm it) that the RNC, well, “[t]he Republican
National Committee has chosen a Karl Rove-linked voter data project
called Liberty Works to help it compete with Democrats in the digital
arena. Liberty Works will team up with Data Trust, whose chairman of
the board is former RNC Chairman Mike Duncan, committee spokeswoman
Kirsten Kukowski confirmed to Politico...
Curse of Government
Help, by Charles Payne
The indisposition of the aborigines to manual labor is well known; but
as they can obtain work of various kinds in the country they should not
only be induced to take it, but they should be discouraged from
remaining in comparative idleness at mission stations, where they will
certainly abide as long as they are provided with food and clothing,
without some corresponding demand being made upon their labor. It's so
interesting to me that the economic debate in this country can exist
without a debate on the...
Redstate…Food stamps for illegal aliens,
By John Hayward
April 30th, 2013–There has been much controversy over the government’s
efforts to advertise welfare programs, particularly the Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as the “food
stamp” program. Only they’re not “stamps” any more.
dependent masses of Food Stamp Nation get a little credit card, called
an EBT Card, which they can use in the checkout lines, just like people
who pay for their own food. In theory, this...
President Says Obamacare Is Going Great, By
May 1, 2013 - Obamacare is “working fine,” President Obama said
yesterday in his press conference. It’s made health insurance
“stronger, better, more secure than it was before.”
There are just a few slight details left to be implemented, but we
shouldn’t worry about those, according to the President.
Right. There’s nothing to worry about, which is why Members of Congress
are trying to exempt themselves and their staffs from Obamacare.
In reality, health insurance premiums are rising, and
Bell: Remember the Economy? It’s Still Bad, By
April 30, 2013 - According to a poll earlier this year, voters have a
higher opinion of cockroaches than Congressmen. President Obama’s
personal popularity remains solid, but his job approval rating is going
down. Why are our elected officials unpopular? It might just be because
they are not listening. In poll after poll, the American people
continue to tell Washington that their top priority is the economy. A
recent Fox News poll asked participants what is the most important
issue facing the nation. The...
Terrorist Connections to Boston Bombers, by
Two weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing we are still learning new
information - and generating new questions. The following article by
Valery Dzutsev published yesterday in the Jamestown Foundation's
Eurasia Daily Monitor. Dzutsev names two Russian terrorists (both
killed by Russian authorities) directly linked to Tamerlan Tsarnaev,
the older brother in the Boston bombing. He also documents
"contradictions" about Tsarnaev's visits to Russia given by...
Immigration Bill Doesn’t Secure the Border, by
April 29, 2013 - Must Washington fix our broken southern border? You
bet. Will the comprehensive immigration reform bill help? You bet it
won’t.The number one flaw of the bill is it starts by giving amnesty to
the unlawfully present population in the United States. As
as the bill passes, those in the country contrary to U.S. immigration
law are granted status to stay. Amnesty immediately creates an
incentive for illegal border crossings and overstays. Thus, the bill’s
strategy would drive up the cost of...
Probe Falter Like Benghazi? By Debra J.
Apr 28, 2013 - Hours after the Boston Marathon bombings but before
authorities identified suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,
President Barack Obama purposefully addressed the nation. "We will find
out who did this. We'll find out why they did this," the president
pledged. "Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will
feel the full weight of justice. Days later, there's reason to wonder
how zealously the administration will work to...
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