A Small Victory for Taxpayers
Last week, the United States Supreme Court released a 5-4 decision in the case of Comptroller of the State of Maryland vs. Wynne. Most commentary on the decision has focused on the odd voting alignment in that case which had Scalia and Thomas dissenting along with Kagan and Ginsburg with a majority of Roberts, Alito, Kennedy, Breyer and Sotomayor. As most commentary has noted, this is | Read More »
Jesus: Political Prisoner?
Sean Illing, according to Salon, teaches political theory at Louisiana State University, but a quick look at the LSU website fails to turn up his name. Maybe he is just a student there which, whether a student or teacher at LSU, a recent article titled “Jesus is a Political Prisoner” leaves much to be desired. If this is the work of a “scholar” then higher education | Read More »
DACA: Obama’s Political Legacy
In June 2012, the Obama administration announced a change to existing immigration policy called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which allowed undocumented immigrants who entered the country before age 16 and June 2007 to receive work permits and exempted them from deportation. These are the people who who are frequently referred to as “dreamers” although the “dream” was usually that of the adult illegally | Read More »
Is the NSA Really “Spying” On Us?
There is a huge hullabaloo brewing over the Patriot Act, specifically Section 215, and its reauthorization. The program of collecting metadata from Internet and other communication sources is set to expire on May 31st and Congress must make a decision soon about whether to continue, cease, or alter the program. First made public by Edward Snowden, this is an NSA program that collects bulk data | Read More »
If Monopolies are Bad, Why are Unions Good?
One of the biggest suggestions by those on the Left for decreasing income inequality and “restoring the middle class” is increased unionization of the workforce. Bernie Sanders has made this an important cog of his campaign and others on the Left are writing articles which show that income inequality increased in America as the power of unions declined. In 1973, almost 25% of the private | Read More »
American Political Dynasties: A (Somewhat) Humorous Look
For a country that broke free of the British Empire ruled over by despotic kings and queens based on ancestry, we sure do love political dynasties in this country. Follow me on this mythical political trek into the future. In 2016, in an election where the people were asked to decide between the lesser of two evils, Hillary Clinton narrowly defeats former Florida Governor Jeb | Read More »
Higher Electricity/Heating Bills Coming Soon
On June 1st, the EPA is expected to publish their final rule implementing Obama’s executive order to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30% of 2005 levels by 2030. This executive order was issued last June. It was a behemoth of an executive order coming in at 645 pages (which may be a record). The President has the authority under the Clean Air Act of 1970. | Read More »
The Left’s Nightmarish View of America
You can always count on the fine folks at Alternet to be at the forefront of creating mass hysteria in the public should we elect a Republican President in 2016. They start with the supposition that the House will remain in control of the GOP (highly likely) and also the Senate (also likely, but less so than the House). A recent article by Steve Rosenfeld outlines | Read More »
Professor Grundy, Certified Racist
No race outside of the europeans had a system that made slavery “personhood” instead of a temporary condition…there is also no race except europeans who kidnapped and transported human beings in order to enslave them and their offspring for life… in other words, deal with your sh*t, white people. slavery is YALL thing. These are snippets of tweets from Dr. Saida Grundy, a newly hired | Read More »
Clown Cars, Edsels and the Model-T
The cute folks on Leftist websites have taken to dubbing the growing Republican Presidential hopeful field as a “clown car.” Of course they are referring to that well-worn circus tradition of a small car driven into the center ring out of which emerge a large number of clowns. To wit, this is a partial list of some headline articles from the children at DailyKos, Alternet, | Read More »