Mark Twain said, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” With all due respect to Twain, he did not extend the thought far enough; government statistics trump all lies. But then again, the government’s role as both pre-eminent statistics gatherer and manipulator is a phenomenon more applicable to our time.
An Oregon farmer is taking on the milk lobby and challenging a law that bans advertising raw, unpasteurized milk for sale at the farm. Christine Anderson, owner of Cast Iron Farm, believes the ban violates her right of free speech. She says it also makes it difficult for her to sell her product.
Since 2006, the U.S. dollar has experienced a one-quarter to one-third drop in value to the Chinese yuan, depending on the choice of base. Now China is going to let the dollar decline further in value. The dollar’s role as reserve currency is coming to an end.
Last Thursday, the Senate Democrats, led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), committed what might have been the most important assassination in 50 years. In a shocking move, Reid murdered the lone protection against a misguided Congressional majority: the Senate filibuster.
The medical police state has claimed another victim. This time it’s a Maryland girl who has been kidnapped by Boston Children’s Hospital, which has conspired with the courts to hold her prisoner and subject her to psychological and other treatments not approved by her parents.
According to Oprah Winfrey, President Barack Obama’s endless series of scandals stem not from his comic incompetence, nor from his seemingly pathological mendacity. Much like poor Winfrey herself, Obama is stymied by that old serpent: racism.
Documents released Monday by the Director of National Intelligence tell a story we’ve heard before: The government, through one-sided argument in a secret court, obtained unConstitutional orders to collect vast amounts of information about millions of innocent Americans.
Given that Barack Obama’s entire existence is based on a fraud, how can it surprise that his re-election was based on yet another? We now know that the unemployment numbers that came out in the September before the election were lies as well. And the lies were made based on orders from above.
After the past week, I’m almost surprised MSNBC is showing more than a test pattern. The “talent” that now serves as the tip of the Democratic Party’s media spear has managed, in the past seven days, to plumb depths that are normally inhabited by leftist hate speech sites funded by former Nazi collaborator George Soros.
Gonzaga University Campus Security has returned two guns it confiscated from university students Erik Fagan and Dan McIntosh after they fended off a man trying to force his way into their off-campus apartment. But the guns can’t be stored at the men’s Gonzaga residence or any other property owned or operated by Gonzaga University.