All eyes are on Russia as the 2014 Winter Olympic Games begin in Sochi. These Olympics are Russian President Vladimir Putin’s baby. He’s been heavily involved from the get-go, and he appears to be way more concerned with boosting Russia’s image than he is with sport. You know, that thing the Olympics are supposed to be about. Meanwhile, the world collectively holds its breath and prays for the safety of the athletes and spectators amid one terrorist threat after another.
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
As the GOP leadership continues in efforts to marginalize libertarian-leaning Republicans at the national level, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is working to broaden the appeal of libertarianism to traditional Republican voters.
The Congressional Budget Office revealed this week that Obamacare is expected to make unemployment more attractive than working for more than 2.3 million Americans in coming years. For some Americans the incentive to not climb the economic ladder will be especially strong.
If you can’t win your legislative fight in Congress, then take it to the court of public opinion. That’s the thinking behind a new push by Congressional Democrats to pressure their GOP counterparts toward a tipping point on taking legislative action to regulate climate change out of existence.
Virginia resident Nate Cox beat a photo-radar speeding ticket by simply standing up for himself as an American citizen whose Constitutional protections would be violated if he admitted guilt and paid the fine.
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This article, written by Charles Ornstein, was originally published by ProPublica on Feb. 6. Much has been written (and will continue to be written) about the spectacular failure of health insurance exchanges in Minnesota, Massachusetts, Oregon and Maryland 2014 all blue States that support the Affordable Care Act. All were woefully unprepared for their Oct. 1 launch, […]
President Ronald Reagan would have turned 103 years old today. In honor of the 40th President, an ardent supporter of tax cuts and small government, listen to Reagan warn Americans more than 50 years ago about the dangers of socialized medicine. In 1961, Reagan, a private citizen at the time, spoke out against a form […]
John Tkazyik, the mayor of Poughkeepsie, New York, is a lifetime member of the NRA. For a time, he was also a willing member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns – the Michael Bloomberg-founded gun control group that lobbies for legislative action to limit 2nd Amendment rights Nationwide. Tkazyik ended his relationship with MAIG after coming […]