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    Mark Cuban: When He Isn’t Denouncing ‘Patent Trolls’ – He Is One

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So too a patent “troll.” Behold Mark Cuban – a wildly successful entrepreneur. He in 1995 co-founded – and in 1999 Yahoo! way overpaid $5.7 billion for it. Ever since, Cuban has in Donald Trump-like fashion built himself into a brand – The Entrepreneur. Like Trump, he loves embodying the pursuit of professional victories. Like Trump, | Read More »

    Bernie Sanders and Robert Reich Are Confused by Economics. And Government. And Reality

    Socialism is a failed ideology. It was the avant-garde approach to how to do government – in the Twentieth Century. The Soviet Union was the flagship petri dish. That conquered, infiltrated or ingratiated themselves with many other nations – to establish them as additional petri dishes (Hello, Cuba). We certainly now have a large enough, long enough sample set – and the results are in. | Read More »

    Congress Should Impeach EPA Head Gina McCarthy – And Then a Whole Bunch of Other Bureaucrats

    The national Republican Party is currently in the midst of a slow-motion train wreck. Their presidential primary has amply demonstrated their Base’s profound disaffection. You can call it anger, you can call it delusion – you can call it a tuna fish sandwich. But when 70+% of your voters don’t like anyone having anything to do with anything you’ve been doing – you absolutely call | Read More »

    DC’s Latest Self-Inflicted ‘Crisis’ – We Run Out of Budget on October 1

    Washington, D.C. is a dysfunctional mess. Just about nothing gets done unless it absolutely has to get done. And when things do get done – they are just about always horrible. Bigger and bigger government, over and over again, as far as the eye can see. For instance, DC hasn’t passed an actual budget through the actual process since 2009 – the year of the | Read More »

    Typical DC: Patent Lawsuit ‘Reform’ Will Lead to Many, MANY More Lawsuits

    Under consideration in Washington, D.C. is legislation that will fundamentally transform our patent system. It will render this Constitutionally protected intellectual property product – dramatically less protected. The bills to which I refer are the Innovation Act (House) and the Patent Act (Senate). There are many, many reasons to oppose them. The reason given for why this legislation is allegedly necessary is to undo the | Read More »

    President Obama Further Widens the Chasm Between DC and America

    Over the weekend the Gallup polling company delivered us their latest: “75% in U.S. See Widespread Government Corruption – This figure is up from two in three in 2007 (67%) and 2009 (66%).” That already-incredibly high 2009 number likely reflects the horrendous government bailout era. When Americans saw DC in anti-capitalism-fashion throw over a trillion dollars at a handful of companies – which were led | Read More »

    Trump Shouldn’t Blame Oreos – It’s Governments’ and Unions’ Fault

    The Donald Trump presidential phenomenon rolls on. Higher and higher his primary polls climb.   He’s caught the irretrievably corrupt Hillary Clinton in a prospective general election matchup. The DC Establishment – made up of both Democrats and Republicans – for decades ignored our immigration laws. And dismissed and impugned, misunderstood or altogether missed the growing fervor for someone who would simply enforce our laws – | Read More »

    Google – the Funding Father of Net Neutrality – Now Plotting to Violate Net Neutrality

    Being Leftist means never having to say you’re sorry. Being a huge Barack Obama-Democrat donor doesn’t hurt either. Being incredibly generous in support of Leftism also allows you to enact incredibly anti-free market, anti-Reality policies that are a huge boon to you – at the exorbitant expense of the private sector players who made your successes possible. So it is with Google’s Network Neutrality assault | Read More »

    Beware D.C. ‘Comprehensive’ ‘Reform’

    The entirety of the United States is now a federal disaster area – rendered thus by Washington, D.C. Unlike areas hit by hurricanes, tornadoes and other acts of God – our cataclysm is entirely man-made. Decades of anti-Reality policies have left our nation an uber-addled mess. The components of why are myriad. Too much spending, too much debt, too much and too many taxes, too | Read More »

    The EPA Assaults the Private Sector – and the Environment

    There are few things more dangerous to private enterprise than government bureaucrats with time on their hands. And since most bureaucrats have no legitimate reason for being – they have lots and lots of time on their hands. In 2009, the federal government had at least 2,748,978 employees – and 97.6% of civilian federal employees were in the executive branch (and do you think that | Read More »

    Assault by Government: Draining the Capital Pool

    David Lee Roth – the original lead singer of mega-rock group Van Halen – gave us an excellent assessment of the value of coin: “Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.” What this amusingly quantifies is that money is a vital component of any and everything we do. Certainly for how we | Read More »

    How Google Can Rig Everything in Washington, D.C. – and All Around the World

    Let us ponder for a moment who and what Google is. Google has made tens of billions of dollars – being all up in your business. Uber-efficiently doing what governments the world over have for centuries only at best bumblingly attempted – accumulating reams and reams of data on millions and millions of people. Google is a private company. These millions of people voluntarily use | Read More »

    Dirty Harry Knows: The EPA’s Got to Know Its Limitations

    Clint Eastwood’s iconic Dirty Harry Callahan uttered one of the greatest movie lines of all time: “A man’s got to know his limitations.” It would appear no one in Washington, D.C. has ever heard of Harry or his weighty wisdom. No one in our nation’s capitol seems to think they are limited in any way. Not by any personal shortcomings – it’s like everyone who | Read More »

    We Don’t Need ‘Great’ Leaders – We Need Constitutional Ones

    The Founding Fathers knew what Lord John Dalberg-Acton knew. And far too few of us know the totality of Lord Acton’s sage sentiment: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” “Great men are almost always bad men.” America as envisioned and designed by the Founders was absolutely great. Subsequent men and women striving for a legacy | Read More »

    Why Conservatives Object to Leftist Patent ‘Reform’

    The following is in response to Mytheos Holt’s Townhall “The Three Dumbest ‘Conservative’ Objections to Patent Reform.” —- The Left, along with huge Leftist companies, are pushing to fundamentally transform – radically undermine – the Constitutionally-protected intellectual property known as patents. As the Left is wont to do, they are looking to thoroughly alter the Constitution – without amending it. Passing legislation that guts a | Read More »