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The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011 is couched as a bill favorable to gun owners. In truth, it’s another insidious misuse of the Constitution’s “commerce clause” and a backdoor assault on the 2nd Amendment.
Much to no one’s surprise, the supercommittee turned out to be anything but super. There was never any real intention by the members of the committee to make cuts of any significance.
The bipartisan deficit supercommittee announced late Monday that it had failed to reach a deal that would cut the nation’s debt, as the Congressionally imposed deadline passed before both sides could come together.
I know remakes are all the rage in Hollywood these days, but when did former President Jimmy Carter get written into the script at the White House? It has been three decades since American voters canceled Carter’s show. I hardly expected a comeback three decades after it went off the air. To be fair, President Barack Obama is more Carter’s evil twin than his reanimated political corpse.
The CIA’s operations in Lebanon have been badly damaged following Hezbollah identifying and capturing a number of U.S. spies recently.
Many supercommittee members spent Sunday making rounds on political talk shows to blame their colleagues on the other side of the aisle for their failure and promising that the automatic spending cuts that will be implemented in 2013 will be monitored closely.
The past couple of months, I’ve taken to biting my nails again, something I haven’t done since I was a teenager. In fact, the media have me on the verge of a nervous breakdown with their coverage of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (aka the supercommittee).
The 12-member committee, established under a summer budget and debt pact made between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), has for most of its existence been stalemated as the lawmakers quarrel over where they can find $1.2 trillion to cut from the Federal budget over the next decade. Its deadline is this week.