The EPA is supposed to be a shining example of benevolent scientific dictatorship. Without the experts at the EPA, we would all poison one another. But now that the EPA is here, we are all safe.
But it doesn’t quite work that way.
Despite recruiting scientists to advocate the politically-decided message and despite cherry-picking which scientists to acknowledge, the EPA’s passion for ruling “policymaking” outstrips their ability to rationalize those rules.
According to CNS News,
Seven Read more [...]
A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote.
The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law, sufficient to cast 270 votes which is the majority of the Electoral College, it will take effect.
The Read more [...]
Add the U.S. Postal Service to the list of federal agencies seeking to purchase what some Second Amendment activists say are alarmingly large quantities of ammunition.
Earlier this year, the USPS posted a notice on its website, under the heading "Assorted Small Arms Ammunition," that says: "The United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition. If your organization wishes to participate, you must pre-register. This message is only a notification of our Read more [...]
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Like all mergers, the proposed $45.2 billion Comcast CMCSA +1.62% merger withTime Warner Cable TWC +1.28%—the largest and second largest cable providers in the nation—has its advocates and critics. There are certainly important questions about what impact the merger would have on consumers—but there are equally significant issues associated with the highly politicized approval process.
The Obama Department of Justice, led by Eric Holder, must review the merger and decide whether Read more [...]
In Europe first and now in America, elected men have taken it upon themselves to indebt their people to create an atmosphere of dependency. And why? For their own selfish need to increase their own personal power.” – Pope Francis
Our political class is selfishness in the flesh. They prey on all of us in order that they may hold on to, and consolidate their power. From this selfish political class extend tendrils which have inserted themselves into every industry, and every facet of our existence. Read more [...]
Supposedly, the government shouldn't use your tax payments to finance the party in power to campaign on their own behalf. Furthermore, Federal employees who are hired to do a specific job for the public are not supposed to use their access to the public in order to engage in campaigning.
In a sense, of course, such rules cannot be consistently enforced. The government will actually budget funds for providing propaganda to promote and glorify actions that government has taken. When you drive Read more [...]
Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama’s signature health care reform is dragging Democrats down.
“President Obama got some chilling news from a USA Today/Pew poll this week. Americans who oppose his health carehealth care law say they are significantly more likely to vote in November than those who support it. Democrats can lose the Senate if those numbers hold.
“On the other hand, the poll’s sample included 42 percent self-identified Read more [...]
People participating in the food stamp program outnumbered the women who worked full-time, year-round in the United States in 2012, according to data from the Department of Agriculture and the Census Bureau.
In the average month of 2012, according to the Department of Agriculture, there were 46,609,000 people participating in the food stamp program (formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). That contrasts with the 44,059,000 women who worked full-time, year-round in 2012, Read more [...]
Turtles and cows have absolutely no relevance to the situation in Nevada. Does the Constitution make provision for the federal government to own and control “public land”? This is the only question we need to consider. Currently, the federal government “owns” approximately 30% of the United States territory. The majority of this federally owned land is in the West. For example, the feds control more than 80% of Nevada and more than 55% of Utah. The question has been long debated. At the Read more [...]
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and his family are featured in a worshipful profile in this month's Washingtonian magazine.
It's the sort of adoring journalistic exercise reserved for only the most handsome of the power elite. In it you can find out details about the Carney dog (a cousin to presidential pooch Sonny!), and how much the press secretary's tie costs ($135).
But keen observers may notice the kitchen decor in the photo: Soviet propaganda posters. They really are the perfect Read more [...]
The standoff between the last rancher of Clark County Nevada has finally come to an end as the federal government has recently announced they will be backing off. Although the battle is over, there are a few unresolved issues at hand that threaten both sides of the dispute.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) explained that, “in order to avoid violence and help restore order,” they were going to back down as tensions continued to rise in the area. They also relayed however that they weren’t Read more [...]
Maybe the Feds should just cancel the Obamas' endless vacation fund, rather than punishing children for parents' debts the government cannot prove are legitimate.
From the Washington Post:
A few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice’s tax refunds from both the IRS and the state of Maryland. Grice had no idea that Uncle Sam had seized her money until some days later, when she got a letter saying that her refund had gone to satisfy an old debt to the government Read more [...]