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Author Peter Schweizer made the talk-show rounds a few weeks back to tout his new book Extortion, which examines the process by which a U.S. federal government with a huge regulatory portfolio routinely extorts its citizens.
Basically, whatever can be regulated makes a basis for extortion. Holding the whip-hand of the state over someone gives you the power to make threats – Continue reading
Global News, a website under the auspices of the Canadian Press, has an item about a complaint filed with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission by a blind man who claims that he and his guide dog have been having trouble with a Saskatoon cab company.
Andrew Brazier, husband, and son
George Santayana’s admonition that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” has played out again, this time in the town of Lunenburg, Mass. As Renee Nal reported, back in November Lunenburg transformed itself into Looneyburg after a racial slur was found spray-painted on the home of a biracial member of the high school football team. School superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes immediately canceled the remaining two games of the season.
Instead of reflecting on what was seemingly a knee-jerk reaction to cancel the football season in the wake of racist graffiti aimed at one of the players that is looking more and more like a hoax, Lunenburg Public Schools Superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes defended her decision in a lengthy, defensive statement posted yesterday, eagerly “reminding” people that there is still racism being investigated at the school.
This can’t be coincidence. Blog reports in the last two weeks indicate that public schools in two different states have assigned students to identify their political affiliation by answering questions about policy issues (mostly social-policy issues). The assignments are handed in.
This isn’t a matter of students being asked to debate social-policy topics and think about arguments pro and con, an exercise that has been a staple of classroom activities in grades 7 and up for decades. The assignment is Continue reading
A 13-year-old Massachusetts football player awoke to find racist graffiti spray-painted on his house. That, coupled with allegations that players from Lunenburg High School made derogatory racial comments to players from Worcester South, caused a town to go bonkers.
The football games for the rest of the season were cancelled. The town held a vigil. The school itself, the local police, the District Attorney, and yes, even the FBI are all investigating. Continue reading
I agree wholeheartedly with Libby, Kevin, Jim Geraghty, and others that it is creepy and fascist of leftist policy advocates to put out guides on how to discuss the specifics of programmatic and regulatory proposals with your nearest and dearest over the holiday weekend.*
I assume most of you out there don’t actually need instructions on what to talk about over Thanksgiving. But what fun would it be to write a post on this topic and not offer some suggestions? So here goes.
1. What you’re thankful for. Du-uh. I’ll start things off with saying that I’m thankful for Continue reading
In 1936, shortly after his re-election, FDR had a strategy on how to deal with Supreme Court Judges who overturned aspects of his state-sovereignty-robbing New Deal legislation.
He decided to “pack the Supreme Court” with judges who would not consider his unconstitutional laws well, “unconstitutional.”
President Obama was quoted in Business Insider yesterday as saying, ”If you got a majority of folks who believe in something, then it should pass.”
Like Obamacare? Anyway, the ramifications of this statement will likely fly right over the heads of the Low Information Voters, who nod along and cheer even when Obama discusses his creepy “civilian national security force” or when he rewrites the Bill of Rights to include health insurance as a “right” granted by the government.
Fifty years ago today a WWII hero that stared down the Soviet Union during the Cold War’s Cuban Missile Crisis apogee was murdered by Communist.
Watching much of the news coverage from that time and since, you might conclude that President John Fitzgerald Kennedy had been assassinated by racist Southerners in Texas, thanks to the far left in the Democratic Party and the news media they dominated then and continue to dominate today.
Just like so many other issues, the Democrats in charge have completely reversed their passionately spoken beliefs on the so-called nuclear option, or the “filibuster” rule. In a nutshell, the new Senate rule allows Obama to push his nominations through with a simple majority rather than the centuries-old tradition of requiring 60 votes.
On today’s sesquicentennial of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and before Friday’s 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, Americans see their respective legacies betrayed by (mostly northern) liberal Democrats waging war against what they, Camelot’s Arthur and our Founding Fathers stood for.