The Watercooler ~ Illegal Immigration Costs California Taxpayers $25.3 Billion per Year
Just one day before Governor Jerry Brown signed California’s $108 billion dollar budget for the coming fiscal year, the Federation for American Immigration Reform released a report for 2014 finding illegal immigration costs California taxpayers $25.3 billion per year. Washington, D.C., June 19, 2014: A new study released by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) finds that providing education, health care, law enforcement, and | Read More »
Hysteria, Thy name is Woman
“For at least two thousand years of European history until the late nineteenth century hysteria referred to a medical condition thought to be particular to women and caused by disturbances of the uterus” – wiki As the screeching over the SCOTUS ruling on the Hobby Lobby case reached a fever pitch, I thought to myself how women on the left were going into hysterics even though nothing | Read More »
Hobby Lobby Ruling May Not Be the Blow to Obamacare We Think
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Avik Roy to discuss the Hobby Lobby case, why it isn’t technically a victory against Obamacare itself and what this means for HHS enforcement of the law.
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Why Barack Obama won’t just unilaterally fund access to abortifacients.
If the administration decided to fund procedures that an extremely large swath of the population considers to be abortifacients then they’d be in for several more exquisitely painful months in the public disapproval barrel.
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Ginsburg’s “blistering” dissent to Hobby Lobby ruling is statist ravings
I’m so glad that Justice Ginsburg’s blistering dissent has the weight of desiccated toilet tissue. She’s no Antonin Scalia. But her vision is obvious.
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Hobby Lobby and the Amusing Meltdown on the Left
The reaction on the Left to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision has been colorful if nothing else. When not urging that Hobby Lobby stores be burnt to the ground, some have urged organized F#!@-ins at the stores “in the glitter aisle.” With commentary like this, they certainly do more harm to the cause of feminism than any Supreme Court decision could ever achieve. The | Read More »
Tech at Night: I agree with Alito, not Roberts, in the phone search case, Riley v. California
I admit, when I see too much libertarian cheering about something, I look for the catch. So I had to take a closer look when I saw people disagree with aligned with people I sometimes agree with and sometimes disagree with, all cheering the Supreme Court’s decision in Riley v. California, which asserted that in a police stop, a warrant is required by police to search the data on the phone.
I have to say I agree with Justice Alito’s concurrence, more than I do with the opinion of the court by the Chief Justice. He points out that searching arrested persons predates the fourth amendment, was not altered by the fourth amendment, and is all about gathering evidence, not securing cops. So the court was right, but for the wrong reason.
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Erick’s Got The KOSKiddiots in a Tizzy
Image used by DailyKOS trying to slam Erick Erickson Many of you know I visit DailyKOS to keep up with the Mother Joneses, so to speak. I have a rule that I get to stop reading their articles when the name calling begins. I’ve had to suspend that rule today because the name calling is in some of the titles of | Read More »
Immigration and The Evils of Deliberate Chaos.
The New Slave Trade The failure of the United States government to organize and intelligently police its Southern border makes the United States of America the knowing perpetrator of a human rights atrocity. While not as bad of an All-American, 4th of July Human Rights Atrocity as The Abortion-Industrial Complex; what is currently occurring at our Southern Border with the full | Read More »
BREAKING: New Allegations Point to Cochran Campaign in Mississippi Senate Vote Buying Scandal
An audio interview has surfaced in which the interviewee claims that he was to be paid by the Cochran camp to grease voters in the Mississippi GOP Senate runoff election. The audio interview, which coincides with a separate audio recording and batch of evidence produced by the newly launched GotNews.com, a project by Charles C. Johnson, alleges that the Cochran campaign conspired with a Mississippi Reverend | Read More »
The White House Does Not Understand What Happened in the Hobby Lobby Case
It is not surprising that most leftist commentators are completely missing the boat on the Hobby Lobby decision. After all, one does not become a writer for The Nation or Mother Jones or DailyKos by being smart or knowledgeable. What’s troubling is that the White House seems equally clueless as to what actually happened today – although it’s still up in the air whether this | Read More »
The Hobby Lobby Decision and the Misleading Language of the Left
Many hours have passed since the Supreme Court made its ruling on the Hobby Lobby case. And as we all know, the Leftist media and Twitterverse has been apoplectic since then, spewing the same tired invective that it usually does when a ruling like this doesn’t go its way. Let’s take a look at a few of the key themes that are out there today, | Read More »
Russia sends aircraft and trainers to Iraq
Nature, it is said, abhors a vacuum. The aphorism applies as equally to politics as it does to science. Back in 2011, the New Yorker had this insightful article on Obama’s disinterested foreign policy: Nonetheless, Obama may be moving toward something resembling a doctrine. One of his advisers described the President’s actions in Libya as “leading from behind.” That’s not a slogan designed for signs | Read More »
Thank You David and Barbara Green and Anthony Hahn
Christianity is a religion of the public square. Followers of Christ are called to glorify Him in all aspects of their life, including their vocation. In fact, Christians are to view their jobs as a ministry. David and Barbara Green have done exactly that. They created a business called Hobby Lobby and they poured their hearts, their sweat, and their faith into it. They treat | Read More »
First Post-Hobby Lobby Decision Halts Abortion-Pill Mandate for Nonprofit
In the first post-Hobby Lobby decision issued by an appellate court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has granted an injunction, halting the HHS Mandate, to a nonprofit religious organization.
The key aspect of this new decision is that the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision was confined to for-profit businesses; this decision is the first application of the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding religious liberty to cases involving nonprofits. It marks another step towards the abortion-pill mandate’s defeat.
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