Maine has become the first State to receive an exemption to a key provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law. According to media reports, the Federal government has granted the Pine Tree State a three-year waiver on the requirement that health insurers must spend at least 80 percent of premiums on patient care.
In the March 7 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, liberal columnist Eugene Kane fired another salvo at the Democrat Party’s target-du-jour, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. In the piece “Scott Walker, Charlie Sheen: In the same boat?” Kane compares Walker to the erstwhile star of the sitcom “Two and Half Men.”
Several media reports have confirmed that President Barack Obama will nominate Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as the next United States ambassador to China.
There has been a lot of talk recently from political elites and pundits about “incivility” in political discourse. They talk as if this incivility is a recent phenomenon.
The protests in Wisconsin over Governor Scott Walker’s attempts to reign in government spending on its public employees’ pensions and healthcare is a prime example of the lack of civility they are talking about—though you don’t hear much about it because it’s not Tea Party activists liberty-stealing acts of government that are protesting, but union thugs trying to force their will on a governor elected to scale back government costs. But many videos posted on YouTube show protesters screaming at opponents and members of the media, with much name calling, expletives and even pushing, shoving and mild violence thrown in.
Of course, name-calling, expletives, ad hominems and physical attacks are the refuge of the ignorant. It’s a convenient fallback position for those unable or unwilling to defend their positions with facts.
It is also a common practice of the ignorant to automatically assign evil motives to a person or group expressing a counter opinion. Many reach the conclusion that any person or any group that disagrees politically or philosophically is somehow bad and intends to inflict as much harm or heartache as possible on their opponents.
Continue reading to learn Thomas Jefferson’s views of incivility in political discourse.
President Barack Obama has signed an executive order to resume military trials at Guantanamo Bay and to create a system for indefinitely holding its detainees.
The main reason so many State and local governments are bankrupt, or on the verge of bankruptcy, is the combination of government-run monopolies and government-employee unions. Government-employee unions have vastly more power than do private-sector unions because the entities they work for are typically monopolies. Read this to learn more about how public sector unions harm the economy…
If any remain under the delusion that the government doesn’t work covertly and break its own laws to achieve its own nefarious ends, that delusion should be dispelled once and for all with revelation by a Federal agent that the United States Justice Department ordered agents to sit idly by as weapons were smuggled into Mexico for use by drug cartels and criminal gangs.
The very first act in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “New Deal” was passed on March 9, 1933, four days after Roosevelt had declared a nationwide bank holiday. The measure was called the Emergency Banking Relief Act, and it allowed the President to seize insolvent banks, direct the Federal Reserve to make unsecured loans to them […]
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has filed a lawsuit against the FBI alleging that the agency violated the Constitutional rights of a California-based Muslim.
The Middle East, with two-thirds of the world’s oil reserves, is in revolt. The net result is, as the Middle East melts down, oil prices are ablaze: rising from less than $37 per barrel during their 2008 lows to breaking above the $100 per barrel mark. Soaring oil prices impact the cost of all things, from transportation to leisure to foodstuffs. Read this article to learn why America is not energy independent…