President Obama announced late last week that the U.S. intelligence community had just determined that the Syrian government had used poison gas on a small scale, killing some 100 people in a civil conflict that has claimed an estimated 100,000 lives. Because of this use of gas, the president claimed, Syria had crossed his “red line” [...]
We don’t often read the far left website Mother Jones, but every so often they post something which reminds us of the occasional ideological symmetry between individuals residing at opposite ends of the American political spectrum.
Kevin Drum, one of the website’s political bloggers, posted an item this week highlighting a new Pew Center poll which [...]
In a 7-2 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court decided this week that the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), passed in 1993, took precedence over Arizona’s Proposition 200, a 2004 law allowing state election officials to turn away voters who did not provide proof of citizenship in addition to the voter registration form mandated by the NVRA when [...]
Earlier this week The Spartanburg Herald-Journal published a story on county officials bracing for a $4.1 million increase in health care costs for their employees. The article didn’t mention U.S. President Barack Obama’s socialized medicine plan, but this looming insurance-related expenditure could be an early example of Obamacare “rate shock” in South Carolina.
What’s Obamacare “rate shock?”
While so-called “Republican” lawmakers in South Carolina were busy approving the centerpiece of U.S. President Barack Obama’s “government first” early childhood education program, the president’s former chief of staff was actually providing parents with more market-based choices in Chicago.
According to The New York Times, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is using public dollars to subsidize a growing [...]
The federal government’s latest “Farm Bill” passed the U.S. Senate earlier this week, with eighteen “Republicans” joining Democrats in approving the 1,102 page, $963 billion monstrosity. Even more depressing, a $950 billion version of this legislation already has the support of fiscally liberal U.S. House Speaker John Boehner.
Which means we could be looking at another [...]
In the middle of the month in which its decisions for the year are handed down, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) promulgated a new rule yesterday banning protests on its grounds, only two days after a broader anti-demostration law was declared unconstitutional by a federal judge.
Earlier this week, U.S. district court judge [...]
Let’s be clear about something as it relates to our view of the ongoing crisis in Syria: We don’t give a f*ck. Seriously … if one group of Syrians wants to brutally murder another group of Syrians, we don’t give a f*ck.
Sure it’s terrible, and sure we wish it weren’t happening … but at the end of [...]
Last night I had a discussion with a close friend after he posted this political cartoon on his Facebook wall:
The caption accompanying the cartoon read: “Government is public. You can control and vote on what you do not like. Corporations are private, you have almost no control.”
The cartoon is self-explanatory to anyone who has been following [...]
We resent with every fiber of our being the ongoing encroachment of big government in every aspect our personal lives, but when it comes to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi – the prospect is more than a little bit arousing, to be perfectly honest.
Seriously, Bondi can surveil us, snoop on our emails … whatever she [...]