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    When The Media Report ‘Patent Trolls’ – Think ‘People Protecting Their Private Property’

    You’ve heard the phrase “patent trolls,” yes? Certainly not a positive sounding term. I mean – trolls? How positive an image does that conjure? The Media are almost always opposed to all things good. So when they with near unanimity help promulgate a term – you need to (re)contemplate its definition. Stopping the Economy-Sapping Patent Trolls Patent Trolls Mean Big Damage for US Economy Patent | Read More »

    VIDEO: What Obama’s Internet Power Grab Means for Free Markets and Free Speech

    February 26 is Internet Doom’s Day. That is the day President Barack Obama’s campaign-coin-bundling Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler will jam through President Obama’s Title-II-Reclassification-Net-Neutrality power grab. (At this point, I wish Chairman Wheeler had instead been appointed an ambassador – like oh-so-many other Obama contributors.) Meanwhile, President Obama wants to ramp up government-provided broadband.  To fill the void his Internet regulatory body | Read More »

    When Governments Start Meddling, They Simply Can Not Stop Themselves

    For governments everywhere, taxes and regulations are like Lays Potato Chips – no one can eat just one. In part, of course, because governments’ appetite for taking our money and controlling our lives is insatiable. It’s their nature. And because government intervention just about always makes things worse. ObamaCare Makes Things Worse Damaging Dodd-Frank is Making Things Worse Obama’s ($787 Billion) Stimulus Plan Made Crisis | Read More »

    Three More Obama Admin Casualties: Congress, Federalism – and Humility

    It’s been a bad six years for the United States of America. The examples are myriad. The national debt has nearly doubled – from ten trillion dollars to over eighteen trillion dollars. The workforce participation rate has decreased precipitously – to a level not seen since the mid-1970s. (The phony “unemployment rate” is irrelevant – and its computation process is in desperate need of Reality-based | Read More »

    Three Unelected Democrat Bureaucrats Are About to Overrule and Override November’s Election

    The American people in November overwhelmingly, historically rebuked President Barack Obama, his policies and his unilateral practices. The President his own self primed the pump for the election as a referendum – on him. Obama: My ‘Policies Are On the Ballot. Every Single One of Them.’ President Obama has for years benefitted greatly from then-Senate Majority Leader (Democrat) [mc_name name=’Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000146′ | Read More »

    The EPA is Turning Water on Farms Into a Weapon Against Farmers

    We have noted time and again how government – in the name of helping the Little Guy – eviscerates the Little Guy. Claude Louis Hector de Villars – the great early 18th Century French general (back when France had them) – rightly observed: God save me from my friends. I can protect myself from my enemies. The late, inordinately great United States President Ronald Reagan | Read More »

    Think Three Unelected Bureaucrats Should Raise Taxes Whenever They Want?

    That’s what Title II Reclassification of the Internet means. And that’s what President Barack Obama wants – so as to then impose Network Neutrality. Last month, President Obama said: I believe the (Federal Communications Commission) FCC should reclassify consumer broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act…. Let’s ignore for a moment the fact that the FCC is supposed to be an independent agency | Read More »

    Australia Embraces the Less Government-Free Trade Model – We Should Too

    We recently referenced the very good news to come from an otherwise very bad President Barack Obama China trip. U.S., China to Drop Tariffs on Range of Tech Products The U.S. and China reached an agreement to drop tariffs on a wide range of technology products, in a deal that its backers say could cover $1 trillion in trade and that marks a significant accomplishment | Read More »

    Video: Obama’s Internet Takeover Just One Of Many Possible Huge New Lame Duck Web Taxes

      Thank you very much to all who serve and have served. #VeteransDay Yesterday we had this: Internet Reclassification: President Obama Tosses Another Grenade After Second Election Shellacking President Barack Obama this morning released a statement calling for his administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – allegedly an independent agency – to execute a unilateral, complete rewrite of existing law. He wants reclassification of how the | Read More »

    You Want More Affordable, Accessible Food for the Planet? You Want Less Government

    What is far and away the most important global trade commodity?  Food.  People have to eat. Before the world’s peoples can afford to purchase from us an iPhone, or a Ford pickup truck – they have to buy (hopefully our) food. And governments are making sustenance so much more expensive. Governments raise the prices of everything we try to buy. They do so indirectly – | Read More »