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Day: Can Men Have Babies? by Katie Pavlich
Oct 30, 2013 - Can men have babies? That was the basis of a question
asked posed to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius by
Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers earlier today on Capitol Hill.
It might seem like a silly question, because the answer is obvious, but
under new Obamacare regulations young, healthy and single men are
forced to pay for healthcare plans that include maternity coverage.
Ellmers: You also brought up the issue that when you were in...
Obamacare Czarina Kathleen Sebelius, by
Oct 30, 2013 - U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen
Sebelius is allergic to the truth. She is the ruthless enforcer of
Obamacare's Jenga tower of lies upon lies upon lies. Now that this
fatally flawed government edifice is collapsing, you can expect
Sebelius to do what she has done her entire career: blame, bully and
pile on more lies. Three years ago, when insurers and other companies
had the audacity to expose Obamacare's...
Scandal A Bad Omen For Obamacare, by Byron York
Oct 28, 2013 - Under Obamacare, the Internal Revenue Service will
determine who is eligible for health insurance subsidies, and it will
deliver those subsidies, in the form of tax credits, to millions of
individual Americans. It's a huge job, and a critical one, involving
hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars. So it should go without
saying that the subsidies go only to people who actually qualify for
them. But a new scandal within the IRS casts serious doubt on whether
that will happen...
once again turns on its Little Partners, By
October 29th, 2013 - I’m going to use a loaded word in this post, so I
want to get it out of the way right up front. That word is
fascism. We all know it’s bad – just about the worst thing a government
can become, although I can think of a few million victims of communism
who might argue the point, if we could use a Ouija board to contact
them. But it’s very difficult to define fascism with
precision. It’s not the same thing as Nazism, although they
Americans on Food Stamps: A New Normal?
by Kevin Glass
Oct 28, 2013 Costs for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program
- SNAP, colloquially known as food stamps - have skyrocketed during the
Barack Obama presidency. As Christine wrote earlier today, enrollment
in food stamps has doubled in the last decade. Former GOP Speaker of
the House Newt Gingrich took to pejoratively referring to President
Obama as "the food stamp president" during his failed run for the White
House in 2012. Of course, there was a massive financial...
Say You Want a Revolution, by John Ransom
Oct 28, 2013 Liberty is about a lot of things; it’s a deep topic. But
at its core liberty can be summed up in one simple and reciprocal
concept. That concept is respect. You know the 2010 last election was
about many things, but it was mostly about respect. It was about
starting to restore the respect that people have in government, by
getting the government to restore the respect that they show to you…by
taking liberty seriously. If you are like me...
doing emergency meeting with insurance industry… Deniably
By Moe Lane; October 23rd, 2013 - Gee, this doesn’t sound ominous for
Obamacare boosters. No, not at all: “The White House is meeting with
CEOs of health plans on Wednesday, according to two insurance industry
sources.” I got a reaction to this from a (non-insurance company) CEO
who, for reasons which will become abundantly clear as soon as you read
it, prefers to stay anonymous. You can guess whose code name ‘Unicorn’
is in this, of course: Here’s how I bet this meeting will...
Two Types of Child
Victimization at Government Schools
by Daniel J. Mitchell - Oct 27, 2013 - You would think the bureaucrats
who run government schools would want to focus on the basics, such as
teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic. After all, no nation spends
more per pupil on education than the United States. And based on some
Cato Institute research, I suspect the OECD estimate of about $15,000
per student is a low-ball estimate of the burden on American taxpayers.
So what do we get for all this money...
Senators Pen Letter to Obama, UN Opposing Arms Trade Treaty
by Leah Barkoukis - Oct 26, 2013 - Though Secretary of State John Kerry
signed the UN Arms Trade Treaty in September, there are positive signs
that the treaty will be dead on arrival in the Senate. Last week Sens.
Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Joe Manchin, D-W.V., released a bipartisan
letter opposing the treaty, which was signed by 48 of their colleagues.
And on Tuesday, four Democratic Senators sent a letter to President
Obama, Kerry and the UN stating that the small arms treaty would not be
Navigating HealthCare.Gov, by Mike Shedlock
Oct 26, 2013 - You can now see cost options of various Obamacare plans
whether or not you are registered. Once on the site (see below), filter
your state and county. Click on the lines as shown by the arrow, not
the "i" symbol. Don't bother with the instruction line at the top of
the form that reads "For instructions on how to read and use this data,
please view the documentation available under the ‘About’ tab on" If
you find and click on the "about tab"...
Americans on Welfare Than Working Full Time,
Oct 25, 2013 - A new report from the Census Bureau showed a total of
108,592,000 people were on some sort of means-tested government
benefits program in the fourth quarter of 2011, yet only 101,716,000
people were employed full-time for the entire year. An individual
counted as a beneficiary of a means-tested program if they resided in a
household where someone received benefits. Means-tested benefits
programs are the second-largest category of government spending. The
By Erick Erickson
October 25th, 2013 - Vladimir Lenin is said to have observed, “the
worse, the better,” meaning the worse things got for Russians the
better it was for the communists. Lately, the left has taken to calling
conservatives “Leninists” for our refusal to fix Obamacare. The
implicit acknowledgement here is that Obamacare is going to make things
worse, despite their claims to the contrary. No conservative wants
things to get worse. We just know things will get worse...
the Amnesty Train in its Tracks,
By Daniel Horowitz
October 24th, 2013 Over the past few years, Republicans have
emphatically declared that they are unable to block a bad law,
Obamacare, from going into effect as long as Obama is in the White
House. Yet, amazingly, some of them think they can pass new meritorious
legislation that would be politically advantageous to Republicans.
That’s why we hear the endless talk of tax reform and fixes to the
entitlements. The most absurd idea – one that just won’t die – is that
we can somehow pass ...
One, To Encourage the Others, by Ann Coulter
Oct 24, 2013 One of the most effective ways of discouraging people is
to make them think there's absolutely nothing they can do about
something, anyway. Thus, liberals have tried to insinuate that
Obamacare is impossible to remove, hoping conservatives will despair.
But with only one-half of one branch of government, Sens. Ted Cruz and
Mike Lee and the House Republicans have made it absolutely clear that
Republicans are not giving up...
Said This with a
Straight Face, by Amy Payne
October 22, 2013 - “Thousands of people are signing up and saving money
as we speak.” Yes, President Obama actually said that yesterday about
Obamacare. As we all know, for the vast majority of people, the
opposite is true. SIGNING UP? Most people have found it impossible to
sign up for coverage through the Healthcare.gov website. In fact, some
of the people standing behind the President during his speech—who were
supposed to represent “success stories”—have not yet obtained
Resumes Spending, by John Stossel
Oct 23, 2013 - What would you think of a person who earned $24,000 a
year but spent $35,000? Suppose on top of that, he was already $170,000
in debt. You'd tell him to get his act together -- stop spending so
much or he'd destroy his family, impoverish his kids and wreck their
future. Of course, no individual could live so irresponsibly for long.
But tack on eight more zeroes to that budget and you have the checkbook
for our out-of-control, big-spending...
by Gerren McHam
October 21, 2013 - President Obama boasted last week that he had signed
legislation to lift “the twin threats” to our economy of government
shutdown and default. But what was done to fix the problem of growing
debt that leads Washington to repeatedly raise the debt ceiling?
Nothing. In fact, by Friday, the U.S. debt had rocketed past $17
trillion. What does this mean? At $17 trillion, this number has passed
total U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), the measure of all that is
produced in the economy...
greed sanctified through politics, By John
October 22nd, 2013 - Money gets a bad rap from some people, because
it’s supposed to be the instrument of greed. Wanting more
is said to be crass. Indeed, in our modern political culture,
wanting to keep your own money is treated as “greed.” The
and virtuous demands of the collective, as interpreted by a priesthood
of politicians, completely trumps individual self-interest. But it’s
easy to be greedy without demanding money. The...
Introduces the ‘McConnell Rule’, By Daniel
October 20th, 2013 Last week, I noted that Mitch McConnell’s slick debt
ceiling plan would pave the road for permanently abolishing the debt
limit, as long as members would get a ceremonial vote of disapproval.
Well, it didn’t take long for the idea to grow roots. On Meet the
Press, Chuck Schumer, who has enthusiastically praised McConnell for
doing his bidding, announced that he would introduce legislation
echoing the “McConnell rule.” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) will propose
legislation that ...
Not Retreating – We’re Advancing in a Different Direction,
by Star Parker
Oct 21, 2013 A number of years ago I was between flights on a business
trip and was sitting in an airport restaurant having lunch. It was
right after the 2008 presidential election and I knew that the election
of America’s first black president, a man of the hard left, would make
my job bringing a conservative message to black communities much more
challenging and difficult. As I ate my sandwich I glanced at the wall
and saw a sign with a quote...
the Economy, by Amy Payne
October 18, 2013 - Now that the government is whirring again, President
Obama has identified three priorities for the country. Here’s a quick
look at how they stack up against your priorities. “There is a lot of
work ahead of us, including our need to earn back the trust of the
American people that has been lost over the last few weeks,” Obama
said. “And we can begin to do that by addressing the real issues that
they care about.” Well, Americans still say the economy is their no. 1
concern—by a large margin...
Each His Own,
By Erick Erickson
October 18th, 2013 - I don’t really care if you want to stand with
Mitch McConnell in his re-election. I hope you might go with Matt
Bevin, but I’m not going to get worked up over it. I’m excited to
support Matt Bevin. Likewise, I’m very pleased to support Chris
McDaniel in Mississippi against Thad Cochran, who has been
Mississippi’s Senator since I was three years old. But I’m not going to
be upset if you don’t. There is a whole lot of outrage at the Senate...
President Warns Gov. Kasich May Bankrupt State’s Medicaid Program
Medicaid in Ohio
goes bankrupt, it's because John Kasich bankrupted it
- By Jason Hart - October 18th, 2013 - Ohio Senate President Keith
Faber (R-Celina) has voiced concern that Governor John Kasich may
bankrupt the state’s Medicaid program if the Ohio Controlling Board
rejects Kasich’s request to spend Obamacare funding. “If we don’t move
the [Obamacare] money from the federal funds account and authorize it
to go over to the Medicaid account, Medicaid goes bankrupt,” Sen.
Already Happened, by John Ransom
Oct 19, 2013 - If a US default on interest and principal payments were
to happen, make no mistake it would be a default of choice. Obama’s
choice, that is. But he wouldn’t be the only one defaulting. Nor is he
the only one to blame here. In order for the United States government
to default on paying interest on the debt that we owe, a series of
decisions would have to issue from the White House that would prevent
those payments in the first place. There is enough...
Cause More People to LOSE Coverage Than Gain It?
by Chris Jacobs - October 18, 2013 - Obamacare’s supporters have always
claimed that the law will help increase the number of Americans with
health insurance. But an analysis released yesterday provided
persuasive data showing that the number of people losing coverage under
Obamacare could exceed the number of people who gain it. Health
insurance industry expert Robert Laszewski’s updated analysis of
Obamacare’s insurance exchanges included the following nuggets...
Up, Conservatives, by David Limbaugh
Oct 18, 2013 - Call me Pollyannaish or insincere, but I am not
depressed about the so-called "caving" of the GOP -- for a host of
reasons. To put this in perspective, let me confess that I did feel
totally dejected after Obama's re-election in 2012. How could he
possibly have won, I wondered, given the obvious failure of his
policies and the wholesale repudiation of his agenda in the 2010
congressional elections? I was also very disheartened when the...
Plan: Press Release Conservatism, By Daniel
October 17th, 2013 - The $2 billion Kentucky Kickback is not the only
treat in McConnell’s bag of Halloween tricks. The final deal
sell out the American people with Obamacare and perennial debt includes
a hallmark of the 2011 McConnell debt ceiling plan. Section 1002 of the
bill provides for McConnell’s infamous resolution of disapproval.
Basically, within three weeks of the President’s official request for a
debt limit increase (until Feb 7, 2014 in this case), Congress can
force a vote to disapprove of...
That Darn Internet Thing is Why I Lost the NYC Mayor Race
by Katie Pavlich - Oct 17, 2013 - In an interview with GQ magazine
former Congressman and NYC Mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner is blaming
his pathetic loss last month, where he raked in less than 5 percent of
the vote, on the internet. The “if” is far bigger than Anthony Weiner’s
dangerous appetite for sexting, but the failed mayoral candidate says
he’d be mayor if it weren’t for the Internet. “Maybe if the Internet
didn’t exist? Like, if I was running...
recipe for success is found on state level,
By Mark R. Kennedy
10/14/13 With both cocktails and political messaging, it all comes down
to the mix. Most people don’t want to guzzle down a glass full of gin,
but with the right proportions of tonic and lime, a large majority of
people will enjoy a gin-based cocktail. The Republican brand, as it is
currently being served to the American people, is too much 100-proof
Washington whiskey and not enough club soda, which is overpowering the
successes the GOP is having at the state level. Rebalancing the recipe
will be essential...
brains behind the Obama shutdown strategy,
10/16/2013 Who talked Barack Obama into shutting down the government
and pulling up the curtain on Shutdown Theater? (For those still
clinging to “Republican shutdown” mythology, Matt Vespa at PJ Media
reminds us that Republicans in the House voted 11 times to re-open the
government, listing the bills by number. All of these bills were killed
by Senate Democrats, while the media tucked its hands in its pockets
Cannot Ignore, by Amy Payne
October 14, 2013 - Members of Congress are still at an impasse—they
cannot agree on the debt limit, spending cuts, Obamacare, or funding
the government. The House has passed a variety of bills that would have
reopened portions of the federal government, but the Senate has
rejected them all. As they volley proposals back and forth, there are
two things they cannot ignore. 1. Obamacare - Obamacare is not even
fully implemented, but it is negatively impacting people today. Just
and Bridge Building, By Erick Erickson
October 16th, 2013 - House Republicans have signaled they are giving
up. They’ll merge their ideas with Mitch McConnell’s ideas. The result
will be a funded government, raised debt ceiling, and nothing done with
Obamacare. Throughout this fight, Harry Reid has outsmarted Mitch
McConnell. Repeatedly, Reid used the Senate’s rules to toss aside
numerous proposals from the House while McConnell looked on not knowing
how to fight back...
Liberalism and Public Opinion: The Way We Live Now,
Oct 14, 2013 The current politically correct imbroglio over the
Washington Redskins and owner Daniel Snyder’s stout refusal to appease
the bloodhounds on his trail by surrendering will probably soon pass,
regardless of the eventual outcome. The demands of the modern 24-hour
news cycle guarantee that this will not last too long. This
mini-controversy does, however, serve to illustrate the nature of the
manufacturing of public opinion by the standard bearers of cultural
liberalism and their allies i ...
Vs. Obama, by Rich Galen
Oct 14, 2013 Anyone old enough to remember Viet Nam can remember how
the country felt toward the man and women who were sent to Southeast
Asia to prosecute that war. They were treated like [as this is a family
column] garbage. We have discussed before how, in the National Guard
during those days, it was suggested that we wear civilian clothes to
and from drills. Of all the dumb things the federal government has done
during this partial...
Obamacare: The Difference Between Cutting Spending and Limiting Harmful
By Daniel Horowitz - October 14th, 2013 - As Mitch McConnell puts the
finishing touches on his terms of surrender, here are some thoughts to
ponder. Republicans and conservatives have spent the past few years
messaging their platform to the American people built upon
budget-speak. It’s all about the debt and cutting spending.
reality, we don’t have a spending problem...
Conservatives, By Erick Erickson
October 14th, 2013 - Columbus didn’t sail the Ocean Blue to discover a
land where we wait around for Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid to decide
the future of our lives. We decide. Not the power brokers in DC. We
haven’t gone all this time and risked so much over two hundred years to
turn the keys over now to others to run our lives. The Veterans on the
Mall today don’t deserve a country the leaders of which play games with
a memorial dedicated to them...
Much Is Your Health
Insurance Going Up? By Kelsey Harris
October 11, 2013 - Have you gotten a letter from your insurance company
about your premiums going up? Has your employer told you that more will
be coming out of your paycheck to pay for your health plan? President
Obama promised that Obamacare would lower premiums by $2,500. But
instead, Americans everywhere are facing higher premiums because of
Obamacare. George Schwab, who lives in North Carolina, was notified in
a letter from Blue Cross Blue Shield on September 23 that his current
One Man's Obamawreck Nightmare, by Michelle
Oct 11, 2013 - Behold the Hollywood bubble. This week, actress Olivia
Wilde starred in an Obamacare propaganda video targeting young people.
"You can sign up for health care online in 10 minutes," her
co-propagandist chirped as she cheered. Cue the laugh track. Back on
planet Earth, Americans nationwide are still struggling with the $634
million online health care exchange nightmare. One reader asked me to
share his story. Like me and 22 million...
Letter to President
Obama, by Jim DeMint
October 10, 2013 - Dear Mr. President: As the temporary slowdown in
government operations enters its second week, I write to explain why
conservatives have insisted on making the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act the prime source of contention. Speaking for our
organization, I can tell you we’re in this fight because of the harm
the law is inflicting on Americans across the country. We are fighting
for people like Michael Cerpok, a leukemia patient in Arizona, who
recently learned he will...
and Incomprehensible’ Choices of Obamacare are Ready
By John Ransom - Oct 11, 2013 - The part of Obamacare that’s supposed
to deliver services, as opposed to, say, the IRS portion, the punitive
portion, which is supposed to enforce Obamacare, isn’t faring very
well. “After emergency repairs over the weekend,” reports the
Associated Press, “consumers in different parts of the country Monday
continued to report delays on healthcare.gov, as well as problems
setting up security questions for their accounts...
Jobs Numbers Are Far Worse Than
Official Numbers Suggest
Labor Market: For many economy-watchers and investors, the nonrelease
of jobs data due to the government shutdown is a big problem. How can
they know how the economy is doing? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
Investor's Business Daily has been polling Americans each month on the
job market for well over a decade. Unlike the numbers released each
month by the Labor Department, ours haven't been crunched, tweaked,
twisted, seasonally adjusted or otherwise tortured to tell
Theater, by John Stossel
Oct 09, 2013 Government wants you to play a role in the "shutdown" of
the federal government. Your role is to panic. Republicans and
Democrats both assume that shutting some government is a terrible
thing. The press concurs. "Shutdown threatens fragile economy," warns
Politico. "Federal workers turn to prayer," laments The Washington
Post. If the public starts noticing that life goes on as usual without
all 3.4 million federal workers...
Obamacare's Roll-Out is Still a Stunning Failure,
Oct 10, 2013 - Is a one-year delay of Obamacare's mandate tax starting
to go mainstream? In elite circles, that is -- the American people have
hated that tax from the get-go. On Monday, Jon Stewart grilled HHS
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over the administration's unequal treatment
of big business vs. small businesses, families, and individuals. That
interview culminated in Stewart wondering aloud if Sebelius' answers
were lies. Then came CNN's Wolf Blitzer, who suggested yesterday...
Strategy. Now Do It. By Erick Erickson
October 9th, 2013 - Conservatives need to push the debt ceiling fight
off the front burner to after Christmas. Republican Leaders are begging
us to merge the continuing resolution fight and debt ceiling fight.
They covet this with all their mind and heart. They do not want a stand
alone fight on Obamacare. They want to conflate it with the debt
ceiling so they can do a grand bargain and leave Obamacare alone.
Consider Rep. Paul Ryan’s op-ed in the Wall Street...
Seniors: Social Security Checks and the Debt Limit
by Romina Boccia - October 7, 2013 - President Obama is needlessly
scaring seniors by suggesting that their Social Security benefit checks
may not arrive on time if the U.S. runs out of borrowing authority at
the debt limit. The 57 million Americans who receive Social Security
benefits should know that their benefits will not be affected—unless
President Obama and the Treasury deliberately choose not to pay them.
President Obama threatened Social Security benefits last week, saying...
then it is winter, From a CNO reader
This is for my golden age friends (or a CNO reader noted not long ago…
us wrinkled ones). It might also be noted by those who see us without
managing to understand that they, too, will be there some day. The
phrase “things I wish I had done but never did” strikes a special note
as I watch the travesties occurring in our nation today. The problem?
Not sure how I could have changed anything… but I should have tried
harder. I pray today’s generation...
Americans: The Story of Dr. Martha Boone
by Crystal Goodremote - October 6, 2013 - Government-run health care is
hurting doctors as well as patients, according to Dr. Martha Boone.
“The frustrating part of my day is I have two employees that work
nearly full-time fighting Medicare and other insurance carriers for
work that I have done,” Dr. Boone said. “I absolutely detest that part
of my life. I never imagined that I would do work and then have to
fight a third party to get paid for the work that I did.” Boone said
that her office stopped...
Guy Who Couldn't Stop the Seas from
Rising Tries to Close the Ocean
by Michael Schaus - Oct 06, 2013 - Assuming the position of “Supreme
Leader” of the US government, President Barack Obama has named a new
casualty due to the (partial) shutdown of the Federal Government: The
Ocean. Over 1,100 square miles of ocean has been declared off limits to
the public in the Florida Bay. Apparently, unknown to most Americans,
allowing boats to meander into open water is a cost that has proven to
the Perfect Country to Serve on the Disarmament Committee!
by Leah Barkoukis
Oct 05, 2013 And this would be why no one (in the U.S., at least) takes
the United Nations seriously: “The United Nations has selected Iran to
serve in a senior role on its Committee on Disarmament and
International Security, an international body that deals with major
global security issues. Iran announced on Wednesday that it had been
selected by UN member states to serve as the disarmament committee’s
rapporteur, according to reports. The position would put Iran in charge
of reporting ...
Shut Down the Government? By Thomas Sowell
Oct 04, 2013 Even when it comes to something as basic, and apparently
as simple and straightforward, as the question of who shut down the
federal government, there are diametrically opposite answers, depending
on whether you talk to Democrats or to Republicans. There is really
nothing complicated about the facts. The Republican-controlled House of
Representatives voted all the money required to keep all government
activities going -- except ...
Confidence Sinks to Lowest Since 2011, by
Sarah Jean Seman
Oct 05, 2013 - Gallup's Economic Confidence Index dropped 14 points
since the government shutdown, the lowest it has been since December
2011. The poll acknowledged the spiral as part of a developing trend:
“Economic confidence had already been dropping prior to this week's
official shutdown, with a slide to -19 for the month of September,
compared with -13 in August. But a significantly sharper decline in
confidence has been evident over the past three days just as the
government partially closed down...
shades of Big Government,
By John Hayward
October 4th, 2013 - Today’s installment of Shutdown Theater includes
the Obama Administration trying to rope off the ocean, as charter
fishing boat captains and tour guides were informed by the National
Park Service shock troops of His Imperial Barricading Majesty that
Florida Bay is closed for the duration of the current “budget
crisis.” (Disclaimer: no actual “budget,” or anything
resembling one, will be involved in its resolution.) Given that we’re...
Heritage Foundation… Mr.
President, You Can End the Government Shutdown,
October 4, 2013 - President Obama has made it clear he “will not
negotiate” when it comes to ending the government shutdown. At last
check, the nation’s capital wasn’t run by one branch of government, or
even one political party. But President Obama is so intent on
protecting his unpopular, unworkable, and unfair health care law that
he’d prefer to keep the government closed. Mr. President, here’s a
five-point plan to end the government shutdown—using some of your
is About Shutting Down Obamacare,
By Erick Erickson
October 2nd, 2013 - Congressmen, this is about shutting down Obamacare.
Democrats keep talking about our refusal to compromise. They don’t
realize our compromise is defunding Obamacare. We actually want to
repeal it. This is it. Our endgame is to leave the whole thing shut
down until the President defunds Obamacare. And if he does not defund
Obamacare, we leave the whole thing shut down. After all, if the
government is not spending any money...
Democrats got us to a shutdown, By Soren
Dayton October 2nd, 2013 The press has been falling over itself to
attack Republicans for the shutdown and claiming that they are the
source of all the irresponsibility in the process. They have
conveniently forgotten several important things about how much the
Democrats have broken the budget process in the last couple of years
and in this year in particular. I wrote back in January about how the
Senate Democrats were dismantling the budget process. While the Senate
did pass a budget resolution ...
Jamie Dimon to Tell Eric Holder to Tell Obama I Found Those Jobs That
Are Missing, by John Ransom
Oct 03, 2013 Burlington stores and RE/Max both had very good IPO debuts
this week. It's been quite some time since I can remember the IPO
market being significant to the point were two new issues were able to
have good days on the same day. Getting past the bubble conspiracy
theories about the IPO market, and the ...
Obama’s Dog and Pony Show Turns Into A Dog…Dem
Politics Have As Many 404's As The CA ObamaCare Website, By
October 2nd, 2013 So Mississippi Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo tells
the Department of The Interior that a group of old, ailing WWII
veterans are coming to visit the WWII Momument on the Capital Square.
He asks if they can see it despite the coming government shutdown,
given that some of them won’t be alive long enough to have another
chance. The people-powered...
'Government' Schools, By John Stossel
Oct 02, 2013 People say public schools are "one of the best parts of
America". I believed that. Then I started reporting on them. Now I know
that public school -- government school is a better name -- is one of
the worst parts of America. It's a stultified government monopoly. It
never improves. Most services improve. They get faster, better,
cheaper. But not government monopolies. Government schools are rigid,
boring, expensive and more segregated than...
Every Senate Democrat Voted in
Favor of Exempting Themselves From Obamacare,
Oct 01, 2013 - One of the most profoundly unfair provisions of
Obamacare is that members of Congress and their staffers were
unilaterally and illegally granted a special exemption from the law
they themselves passed. Unlike many Americans, many of whom have been
forcibly kicked off their current health care plans, the governing
class and their staffers as of now will keep...
Household Jobs, by
Oct 01, 2013 - Despite evidence from around the world that minimum wage
laws can price low-skilled workers out of jobs, the U.S. Department of
Labor is planning to extend minimum wage coverage to domestic workers,
such as maids or those who drop in from time to time to do a few
household chores for the sick and the elderly. This coverage is
scheduled to begin in January 2015 -- that is, after the 2014 elections
and nearly two years before the...
Demand Holidays, by
September 29, 2013 It appears that Muslims in Maryland are demanding
that schools observe their holy days as well as Christian and Jewish
ones. I went to a formerly Catholic school that had been bought from
the Church by a board of directors. We had a very diverse group of
students with varied Christian beliefs as well as Jewish students in
our ranks. The Jewish students and any other with certain restrictions
or requirements were allowed their holidays. They were given a chance
to make up their work
get the government we submit to, By John
September 30th, 2013 An old chestnut holds that we get the government
we deserve. To some degree, that’s true. The American public has a huge
amount of theoretical leverage over its Ruling Class. Broadly speaking,
no nominally free population can be eternally bound by any system of
laws it profoundly disagrees with. Any aspect of law or government
could be changed. The Constitution has been amended many times. But as
a practical matter, it...
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