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Townhall… Fightin' Words, by Kevin Glass
Sep 28, 2013 - In 2009, Democrat Rep. Linda Sanchez of California introduced the Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act, a piece of legislation designed to protect children from online harassment but which, in reality, had more sinister consequences. The legislation would have criminalized speech that could “cause substantial emotional distress to a person” through different means of communication, including but not limited to “e-mail, instant messaging, blogs, websites, telephones and text messages... read more
Redstate… Government by demand, By John Hayward
September 26th, 2013 - The laws of supply and demand are beautiful things – expressions of logic as elementary as the basic laws of physics, which govern everything except the more unruly subatomic particles, which thumb their noses at laws, dress like slobs, and listen to the kind of music that drives their parent atoms crazy. Supply and demand even applies to the use of government power, although the highest imperative of socialism is to pretend... read more
@BarackObama kills Big Bird’s health care, By Moe Lane
September 26th, 2013 - You know, a competent administration would have someone on staff whose job it would be to keep track of potentially awkward symbolic moments, in order to keep them from exploding in their boss’s face. Apparently not: In a letter sent last week to President Obama, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick contended that the Affordable Care Act had caused Sesame Place, one of Bucks County’s biggest tourist attractions, to terminate health benefits for its part-time employees... read more
Townhall… Education's Shiny Toy Syndrome, by Michelle Malkin
Sep 27, 2013 - It's elementary. Public education bureaucrats do the darnedest, stupidest things. Clever kids are ready, willing and able to capitalize on that costly stupidity in a heartbeat. Within days of rolling out a $30 million Common Core iPad program in Los Angeles, for example, students had already hacked the supposedly secure devices. The Los Angeles Times reports that the disastrous initiative has been suspended after students from at least... read more
Heritage Network Debt…Ceiling Raised Seven Times Under Obama, Costing $43,000 Per Household, By Amy Payne
September 26, 2013 Did you know that since President Obama came into office, the debt limit has been raised seven times? With those increases, Congress has added $43,000 in debt for every American household in just the last four years. And now the debt limit deadline is looming again. Treasury will run out of tricks to keep paying the bills on October 17, Secretary... read more
Redstate…The Disconnect, By Erick Erickson
September 25th, 2013 There is a real and genuine disconnect between grassroots conservatives and many in Washington. Let’s first concede that, like with many politicians, a cult of personality has started developing around Ted Cruz, though from my vantage point it is not nearly as virulent as among some. But, there are some who, should Cruz fall flat on his face, would declare it all part of the plan and attack anyone who pointed out he ... read more
Heritage Network… Morning Bell: This Fight Is for You, by Jim DeMint
September 24, 2013 - The Heritage Foundation has been talking about defunding Obamacare for some time now, and people may be wondering why. Why did we put up a billboard in Times Square warning Americans that Obamacare will be hazardous to their health? Why won’t we give up this fight? Because we are fighting for you. We’re fighting for the grandmother who is counting on her trusted physician to guide her through the challenges of aging. Because Obamacare means you can’t necessarily keep your... read more
Redstate… Finger Lickin’ Frauds, By Erick Erickson
September 24th, 2013 - Within hours of Liz Cheney, now a candidate for the Senate in Wyoming, announcing her support of Ted Cruz’s filibuster, Senator Mike Enzi, who Cheney is primarying, took to the floor of the United States Senate and declared he stood with Ted Cruz. Pat Roberts, the elderly Senator from Kansas who may soon be getting a stiff primary challenge, stiffly stood on the floor of the United States Senate to show he too stood with Ted Cruz... read more
Townhall… 5 Reasons Defunding Obamacare Is Smart Politics, by John Hawkins
Sep 23, 2013 - Defunding Obamacare is a great idea and I'm not just saying that because I was the first one to promote the concept in March of 2010. Back then, the GOP Leadership agreed with me with no arm twisting required. John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Cathy McMorris Rodgers all vowed to defund Obamacare if the GOP took back the House. Today, it's finally going to happen, but only because Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have forced the GOP to stand up and fight. That being said, it is admittedly... read more
Townhall… Pelosi on Government Spending: We Have Nothing Left To Cut, Michael Schaus
Sep 25, 2013 - Congratulations Obama, Pelosi, and the Democrat Senate. . . We now have the most efficient government in the history of governments. Not a single dime has been wasted, not a single dollar misspent, and not a single entitlement promised imprudently. At least, that’s the message the former speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D- Republic of California), conveyed to Candy Crowley in a recent interview. When asked about... read more
Wall Street Journal…Taking the Fight to the Democrats, By Kimberley A. Strassel
In Virginia's gubernatorial race, opponents of Terry McAuliffe may have cracked the playbook Democrats have used to win in states that ought to go Republican. Democrats used the 2012 election to fine-tune a strategy for beating conservatives in conservative-friendly states. A handful of GOP players are now using Virginia's off-year gubernatorial race to trial-run a strategy for defeating that Democratic tactic. Virginia so far has been a carbon copy of what Democrats did so successfully in last year's Senate... read more
Heritage Network…Morning Bell: 6 Reasons Why the National Debt Keeps Rising, By Josh Shepherd
September 23, 2013 Out-of-control spending by Congress and the Obama Administration has once again maxed out the latest debt limit—a nearly $17 trillion burden that harms job growth, gives special interests a pass, and lowers American families’ personal income. Inspired by Dave Ramsey’s recent post “6 ... read more
Breitbart… Bombs away on Obamacare; Cruz is over the target, By Sarah Palin
Sept. 21, 2013 - Americans who are fed up with Obamacare won a victory yesterday. The House voted to defund Obamacare while still funding the federal government to avoid a “devastating” shutdown. (I shall not digress, but it’s beyond distressing to hear liberals try to convince Americans that any government slowdown is comparable to “terrorism.”) Now the battle goes to the Senate, and we’ll find out if Harry Reid is so committed to the horrendous “Un-affordable Care Act” that he’ll be the one to shut down the... read more
Santorum Responds To Obama's War On Coal
Verona, PA - Former presidential candidate, former U.S. Senator, and Chairman of Patriot Voices Rick Santorum issued the following statement in response to the Obama Administration's latest attempt to destroy the American coal industry through overreaching carbon regulations. Rick Santorum said: "President Obama's newly proposed regulations are a sad continuation of this Administration's War on Coal.  At a time when many of the World's energy rich regions... read more
Heritage Network… Morning Bell: The Obamacare Scams Are Already Starting
By Amy Payne and Chris Jacobs - September 20, 2013 - Heritage warned that the new Obamacare insurance exchanges could threaten your privacy—and it’s already happening, before the exchanges are even open. In a new report, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee presented these shocking findings: There are already numerous reports of scam artists posing as Navigators and Assisters to take advantage of people’s confusion about ObamaCare. According to recent news... read more
The Blaze… Parent manhandled, arrested while speaking out against common core
Sep. 20, 2013 - A parent in Towson, Md., was arrested Thursday night at a public forum after vocally expressing his concerns about the Baltimore County School District’s plan to use Common Core standards in its curriculum. Robert Small, a concerned father, was forcefully removed from the meeting by a police officer after he interrupted Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance during the question-and-answer portion of the forum... read more
WND… Obama’s DHS seizing local power; Administration building 'de facto domestic military'
NEW YORK – The Department of Homeland Security under President Obama is demonstrating troubling signs the agency is shifting the balance of power away from local and state municipalities toward a centralized federal authority, charges a recently released book. In “Impeachable Offenses: The Case to Remove Barack Obama from Office,” New York Times bestselling authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott document the DHS has likely violated the Posse Comitatus Act. The law expressly forbids direct... read more
text… Thomas Sowell on: The Left’s Central Delusion, By Thomas Sowell
The fundamental problem of the political Left seems to be that the real world does not fit their preconceptions. Therefore they see the real world as what is wrong, and what needs to be changed, since apparently their preconceptions cannot be wrong. A never-ending source of grievances for the Left is the fact that some groups are “over-represented” in desirable occupations, institutions, and income brackets, while other groups are “under-represented... read more
The lazy gun, From a CNO reader
Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my Remington 870 right in the doorway. I left 5 shells next to it, then left it alone and went about my business. While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and a few cars stopped at the stop sign near the front of our house. After a few hours, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting there, right where... read more
Townhall…Obama: Raising Debt Ceiling Won’t Lead to More Debt, By Michael Schaus
Sep 19, 2013 While reading from the teleprompter in front of the Business Roundtable headquarters in Washington DC, President Obama suggested that raising the National Debt Limit would not increase the Nation’s Debt. Well – actually – he didn’t suggest that. . . He simply said it: "Now, this debt ceiling -- I just want to remind people in case you haven't been keeping up -- raising the debt ceiling, which has been done over a hundred times, does not increase our debt.” Um. . . Ok. I mean, well, it has... read more
Ohio Republican Party…Federal Bureau of Investigation: Harvest Time for Ohio Democrats
September 16, 2013 Federal Bureau of Investigation: Harvest Time for Ohio Democrats It’s almost autumn in Ohio, which means football, foliage, and harvest time. Ohio Democrats are ripe for the pickin’, and are being harvested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Ohio Democrats planted the seeds of corruption and scandal with former State Representatives Clayton Lucke and W. Carlton Weddington, who were gathered up by the FBI last year in a massive corruption probe. Luckie... read more
Heritage Network…A Real Vote to Defund Obamacare, by Amy Payne
September 13, 2013 One of the disillusioning facts about Washington is that Congress can vote on something and that vote won’t mean a thing. It would seem that a congressional vote should be a meaningful occasion, with Members weighing the costs and benefits of voting for the particular measure at hand. Unfortunately, political gamesmanship often leads them to create voting opportunities that have no real impact, but will allow them to tell... read more
Townhall… CBO Warns: Long-term Debt Threatens to 'Overwhelm' Federal Budget, by Guy Benson
Sep 17, 2013 - The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is out with new debt and deficit projections, and has concluded that America's fiscal house remains in a state of dire disrepair.  Despite some marginally positive news on medium-term deficits -- Kevin has more here -- our long-term debts and obligations are dangerously unsustainable.  The Associated Presssummarizes CBO's core findings: A new government study says federal health care and retirement programs are threatening to overwhelm the... read more
Townhall… What a Disaster: Obamacare Shows the Dangers of High Capacity Legislation
By John Ransom - Sep 17, 2013 - Floods! Shootings! Fire! Hurricanes! Obamacare! As my home state of Colorado rocks under the worst floods in 100 years, Obama has declared the state’s flooded areas a disaster area. “Obama’s declaration makes federal aid available to supplement state and local recovery efforts in Boulder County,” reports The Hill. “That aid can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs or low-cost loans to cover... read more
Heritage Network…Morning Bell: Will Unions Want to Repeal Obamacare? By Chris Jacobs
September 16, 2013 In a typical Friday afternoon “news dump,” the Treasury Department announced it could not grant unions’ request for another special Obamacare break. This time, unions had lobbied the Administration to let union-run, multi-employer plans receive taxpayer-funded insurance subsidies on the new exchanges. These subsidies would be in addition to the tax break that multi-employer plans, like health plans offered by all employers, already receive. Union leaders wrote to Senate Majority ... read more
Townhall…Burping John Kerry, By Katie Kieffer
Sep 16, 2013 John Kerry burped. Excuse him. That’s how he does foreign policy. Don a burping pad before asking him questions; you never know whether he will spit out war or peace. Last Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry held a press conference. CBS reporter Margaret Brennan asked Kerry how Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could avoid a U.S. air strike on Syria. MARGARET BRENNAN: “…is there anything at this point that his government... read more
Fast & Furious: Libyan Edition, By streiff
September 12th, 2013 - If you were a big fan of Operation Fast & Furious, that stroke of genius masterminded by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives which sought to ensnare Mexican drug lords in a violation of the law (think about that for a second) by letting them buy weapons in selected states in the American Southwest and use them to kill their opponents, innocent bystanders, and the occasional U.S. Border Patrol agent, you are going to love what the Obama administration has... read more
Townhall… EPA to De Facto Ban All Construction of New Coal Power Plants, by Katie Pavlich
Sep 12, 2013 - According to the Wall Street Journal, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose new rules next week banning the construction of new coal power plants in the United States that do not meet expensive new and ridiculous efficiency standards. The new standards will force power plants underground, literally. The Obama administration plans to block the construction of new coal-fired power plants unless they are built with novel... read more
Townhall… An Unthinkable 9/11: War in Support of al Qaeda, by Diana West
Sep 13, 2013 - Back in 2004, when a NYFD chief reminded the 9/11 Commission that it was never in "anyone's consciousness" that the Twin Towers would fall, he underscored a terrible truth. After 9/11, we entered the Age of the Unthinkable. Seared into our collective consciousness is that the Twin Towers could and did fall. So could the U.S. Capitol, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Superdome. Our children know that which we as children never before imagined -- passenger planes may become... read more
Redstate… Why the Media Will Never Treat Conservatives Fairly, By Erick Erickson
September 13th, 2013 - I have written a number of pieces in the past year about conservatives having a “poor little ole me” attitude when it comes to the media. Conservatives are convinced the media is out to get them. They are convinced the media is covering up stories and covering for the Obama Administration. Often, conservatives are flat out wrong. They are so convinced the media is out to get them they do not even make their case to the media. They... read more
Net Right Daily… House Republicans all set to fund Obamacare, By Robert Romano
Sometimes you have to wonder why they even bother. A new proposal by House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) that purports to defund Obamacare will do exactly the opposite. It will guarantee that it is funded, meanwhile providing political cover to elected leaders who can claim they did everything they could to stop implementation of the law. The plan calls for passing a clean continuing resolution as soon as this Thursday, and then passing a separate resolution that would “defund” the health... read more
Redstate… Illegitimate states, dubious wars, and diplomacy by gaffe, By John Hayward
September 9th, 2013 - Let’s see if I’ve got this right: our headlong rush to war in Syria was so important that not even the U.S. Constitution could be allowed to stand in its way.  But at the eleventh hour, President Obama decided he needed some accomplices in case it turns into a fiasco, and the British Parliament vote against was in Syria made unilateral cowboy aggression by Obama politically difficult, so he decided to let Congress weigh in after all.  No... read more
Heritage Network…Why This Doctor Fears Obamacare, By Kelsey Harris
September 12, 2013 Dr. Tim Shepherd talks about his patients like they’re his own family. He gets emotional when he thinks about a patient he’s been treating for 20 years, and talks about a new patient who’s making progress like it’s his first grandchild. He says his favorite part about being a doctor isn’t having specialized knowledge or the power to “save lives.” It’s the opportunity to take care of people. “It makes it difficult to take care of the whole person if you don’t have the environment where you are... read more
Townhall Finance…Wrong and Liars Too: 6 Tricks God Has Played on Liberals Since November, By John Ransom
Sep 11, 2013 The last year has been highly informative for Americans who have been looking for information on hypocrisy, shabby intellectualism, broken promises, opportunism, populist dreck, and IPhones. Since almost the moment Obama celebrated his re-election with Republican leader John Boehner by proposing ... read more
Washington Post… Obama lifted his Syria speech from Bush, By Marc A. Thiessen
September 11 - President Obama never misses a chance to “blame it on Bush,” and last night’s address to the nation on Syria was no exception. The reason Obama has failed to win support military action in Syria, the president declared last night, is not because he has failed to lay out a coherent strategy — it’s because of “the terrible toll of Iraq and Afghanistan.” Obama further slammed former president George W. Bush for presiding over “a decade that put more and more war-making power in the hands... read more
Kids on Love and Marriage
Nothing really to be said… just read and enjoy! WHAT EXACTLY IS MARRIAGE? "Marriage is when you get to keep your girl and don't have to give her back to her parents!" -Eric, 6; HOW DOES A PERSON DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY?? "You flip a nickel, and heads means you stay with him and tails means you try the next one.” -Kally, 9; "My mother says to look for a man who is kind....That's what I'll do....I'll find somebody who's kinda... read more
Townhall… When Is a War not a War? by Mona Charen
Sep 10, 2013 - Barack Obama accelerated his political ascent in 2002 by positioning himself firmly as the voice of anti-war Democrats. Unlike Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, John Edwards and John Kerry, then-Illinois state Sen. Obama announced that he opposed the effort to topple Saddam Hussein, not because he opposed all wars, but because he resisted what he called "dumb wars." What was "dumb" about the Iraq War? Sen. Obama didn't say precisely, but he inveighed against "the cynical... read more
Redstate… House GOP Leaders Prepare “Hug It Out” Strategy to Fund Obamacare
By Erick Erickson - September 10th, 2013 - Eric Cantor is always looking for new and imaginative ways to screw conservatives. He has Pete Sessions (R-TX), as Rules Chairman, helping him with his latest creative way to screw conservatives. I’ve already well documented Pete Sessions’s increasingly bitter attitude toward Ted Cruz and staggering contempt of his own constituents who want to defund Obamacare. Cantor and Sessions’ latest idea tops... read more
Senator Feinstein to Homeland Security: Stop Enforcing Immigration Law, By Jessica Zuckerman
September 6, 2013 In a letter to Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Janet Napolitano, Senator Diane Feinstein (D–CA) has asked that DHS stop enforcing immigration law regarding farm workers: Immigration and Customs Enforcement has wisely used its prosecutorial discretion to defer removal of young people who arrived in the United States without documentation as children.… I respectfully suggest that you adopt a similar policy of exercising prosecutorial discretion... read more
Townhall… Empty Moralism on Syria, By Steve Chapman
Sep 08, 2013 The advocates of war against Syria have taken Theodore Roosevelt's advice and turned it upside down. They believe that in confronting Bashar al-Assad, the United States should speak loudly and carry a tiny stick. Some liberals like nothing better than the chance to thunder righteously against evil incarnate, and Syria brings out the moralist in them. Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, asked Tuesday... read more
Redstate… Organizing for Action acting to avoid organizing over Syria, By Moe Lane
September 5th, 2013 - This should not surprise. The awkward position in which progressive allies of President Barack Obama find themselves can be seen clearly in the actions of his former political arm, now called Organizing for Action, which despite the need for activists to lobby Congress to support the president’s call for military strikes, is essentially voting “present.” Capitol Hill is all but singularly focused on Obama’s push for congressional authorization to use force in Syria, and the president has... read more
Human Events… The American Workforce Shrinks again, By John Hayward
Another month of Obamanomics, another horrifying job report... the official, and increasingly meaningless, U-3 unemployment rate ticked down to 7.3 percent, because 312,000 people gave up looking for work and dropped out of the job market completely. Anemic job creation for August was driven almost entirely by low-wage, part-time, and temporary work. Astonishing downward revisions for July and August put the pace of job creation considerably slower... read more
Obamacare’s Impact on Campus: Students Lose Health Coverage When Premiums Rise
By Alicia Cohn - September 7, 2013 - When Obamacare hits campus, students lose options. Obamacare mandates are already forcing many colleges and universities to drop student insurance completely or reduce benefits extended to employee spouses, as the University of Virginia recently did. A letter sent to parents of students at Indiana’s Taylor University this summer explains the school had to choose between dropping student insurance coverage completely or raising premiums by about 110... read more
Townhall Finance… Obama About to Suffer Glorious Defeat in Congress? By Mike Shedlock
Sep 08, 2013 - The coalition of the willing is now down to the US alone as France now wants to wait for more data on alleged gas usage. Yet, President  Obama rejects G20 pressure to abandon Syria air strike plan. Obama Plans Full Court Press… Inquiring minds note that Obama plans a 'full-court press' to sway Congress  and a speech to US citizens on September 10. Obama's address to the nation from the White House on Tuesday will be part of a... read more
Heritage Network… 5 Immigration Falsehoods from the White House, by Jessica Zuckerman and Ken McIntyre
September 6, 2013 - Congress gets back to its regularly scheduled work on Monday—and there’s plenty of immigration propaganda greeting them. The falsehoods from the White House just keep on coming, and Catholic leaders have called for clergy to preach in support of the Senate-passed immigration overhaul this Sunday. On the White House blog, Cecilia Muñoz, assistant to the President and director of the Domestic Policy Council, laid out the Obama Administration’s take on the benefits of... read more
Santorum Comments On Disappointing Jobs Report
Verona, PA - Former presidential candidate, former U.S. Senator, and Chairman of Patriot Voices Rick Santorum issued the following statement on today's disappointing jobs report. Rick Santorum said: "The release of yet another set of monthly employment figures that did not meet even modest estimates is a reminder that our economy is at best puttering along.  Even more concerning were reports issued yesterday that showed a drop in factory... read more
Mercer County Liberty Group…Ohio Republican Party Goes to War With Itself, Leaving 2016 in Doubt, by David Freedlander
Sep 4, 2013 Republicans in the presidential bellwether state have slipped into open conflict, with Tea Partiers threatening to break away from the Ohio GOP machinery. David Freedlander on what it means for 2016… At least that’s how every presidential election has gone since 1964, as both Democrats and Republicans have fiercely fought over this purplest of the purple... read more
It is 1955…Sent by a CNO reader
Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter? If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store. When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 25 cents a gallon? Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage. I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in ... read more
Columbus Dispatch…Bad program, bad solution…Obama ignores Constitution while tweaking ill-conceived health law
Monday September 2, 2013 5:16 AM It’s no wonder that a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 44 percent of Americans still are unsure about whether the Affordable Care Act remains the law: President Barack Obama continues to selectively enforce and change the health-care overhaul’s rules and mandates at will, without the advice or consent of the bothersome legislative branch of the federal government. This week, the Internal Revenue Service — aka the staffed-up, designated enforcers … read more
Chicago Lunacy and More…From Mike Huckabee
"Chicago Lunacy" Some of us are old enough to remember the outrage over sex ed classes coming to high schools. Parents protested that schools were trying to make kids grow up too fast. Well, what would those parents think about this? This year, Chicago public schools are introducing mandatory sexual and health education for all kindergarten classes. Yes, you heard right: kindergarten. The administrators insist that it uses language... read more
Heritage Network… Morning Bell: Countdown to Obamacare Exchanges, by Amy Payne
September 3, 2013 - While America was resting from its labors, the countdown to Obamacare began. In just 27 days, the Obamacare exchanges are scheduled to open, and people who don’t get health insurance through their employers (or through the government already) will start buying coverage. Sixteen states are doing their own insurance exchanges, while the federal government is running exchanges in 34 states. Many states have been aggressively advertising and promoting their... read more
Townhall… Beware Warrior Cops, By John Stossel
Aug 21, 2013 - We need police to catch murderers, thieves and con men, and so we give them special power -- the power to use force on others. Sadly, today's police use that power to invade people's homes over accusations of trivial, nonviolent offenses -- and often do it with tanks, battering rams and armor you'd expect on battlefields. In his book "Rise of the Warrior Cop," Radley Balko recounts the rise of police SWAT teams (SWAT stands for Special... read more
Freedom Outpost…Who Benefits From A US War With Syria? by Michael Snyder
August 31, 2013 Someone wants to get the United States into a war with Syria very, very badly. Cui bono is an old Latin phrase that is still commonly used, and it roughly means "to whose benefit?" The key to figuring out who is really behind the push for war is to look at who will benefit from that war. If a full-blown war erupts between the United States and Syria, it will not be good for the United States, it will not be good for Israel, it will not be good for Syria, it will not be good for Iran and it will not be good... read more
Townhall Finance…QE Has Failed, Long Live QE, By John Ransom Sep 02, 2013
The market got more bad news that’s good news- but not good in the sense that it actually helps you, me or anyone else- when the new jobs reports came out on Friday. This "good news is bad news is good news" thing is getting tiresome. It's part of what our friend Mike Shedlock calls the Obamcare Effect. (Editor's Note: In honor of Labor Day, I'm not laboring. Please enjoy this timely column from last month) First the barely good news... read more
Heritage Network… Reporters Should Get Their “PolitiFacts” Straight on Obamacare, by Mike Gonzalez
August 26, 2013 - Does calling a reporter a “fact checker” make him or her more even-handed? Hardly. PolitiFact is a case in point. It is a website of the Tampa Bay Times, manned by journalists and editors. It purports to rule from on high on the veracity of political statements, assigning “Truth-O-Meter” ratings that range from True to “Pants on Fire.” It is all very droll, or painfully sophomoric, depending on where you stand politically. Studies by George Mason University and the University of Minnesota have... read more
Townhall Finance… Colorado Governor Goes Far Left in Nationwide Appeal to Gun-Grabbers
By Michael Schaus - Sep 02, 2013 - It never fails. Paint a Democrat into a corner (or let him do it to himself) and his true colors will start to show. The “moderate” and “reasonable” Democrat Governor of New-New-York (AKA: Colorado) has finally come out forcefully against the recall elections of some anti-gun members of the State Legislature. The two Democrat State Senators are facing recall attempts after they supported the recent slew of gun-control... read more
Heritage Network… Obama Grants Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants Without Congress
By Jessica Zuckerman - August 30, 2013 - Congress hasn’t passed immigration legislation, but that hasn’t stopped President Obama from issuing directives that grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. Last week, the Obama Administration issued the latest in a line of policy directives granting amnesty by default. This latest directive instructs Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials not to enforce immigration laws in cases where an illegal alien is the primary provider for any minor child... read more
Townhall Finance… Judge Says San Bernardino Bankruptcy Can Continue, By Mike Shedlock
Aug 31, 2013 - In a common sense ruling sure to have union advocates howling, a Federal judge says San Bernardino, California eligible for bankruptcy. Judge Meredith Jury of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, said the city of 210,000, located 60 miles east of Los Angeles, was eligible for bankruptcy protection "as a matter of law based on incontrovertible facts." The tentative ruling came despite objections by the California Public... read more

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