A Wednesday Orlando Sentinel report on a hiring spree at the burgeoning Orange County, Florida Sheriff’s Office quoted Sheriff Jerry Demings unironically describing his department as a “paramilitary organization.” From the story: An improving economy has allowed Demings to open 125 positions that have been frozen since 2009. So far, 60 have been filled as […]
This ProPublica Article by Cora Currier, published Wednesday, examines the Obama Administration’s Spartan invocation of the power of the Presidential Pardon, alongside Attorney General Eric Holder’s arbitrary interpretation of his own promise to get “smart on crime.” Taken together, they demonstrate a mystifying take on Americans’ due process and civil liberties; one that veers closer […]
Really, who needs Congress anymore? Certainly not the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government, which is busy game-planning end runs around Congress on education, wireless infrastructure, immigration and now climate change. Gina McCarthy, whom President Barack Obama nominated to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) back in March, told an audience of academics at the […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Appearing on CNN, Sarah Palin said that she sees only a “healthy libertarian streak” in Senator Rand Paul. “I’m on team Rand. Rand Paul understands, he gets the whole notion of ‘Don’t tread on me, government,’” Palin said.
Organizing For Action, the community organizing nonprofit that morphed from a campaign vehicle for President Barack Obama into a “non-partisan” Obama agenda pusher, scheduled and promoted a rally this week to galvanize support for the President’s ambitious plan to regulate “climate change” out of existence.
Many Federal workers would insist that the government should continue providing exemplary healthcare to its most loyal subjects — those drawing payroll checks signed by Uncle Sam — and reserve the experience of dredging through the less-appealing options on the Obamacare exchange for the proletariat.
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An investigative piece Monday by Cindy Rodriguez, the Urban Policy reporter for National Public Radio affiliate WNYC, brought the public’s attention to the city’s practice of paying private landlords in low-income areas more money to shelter homeless people in near-derelict apartments than the landlords can get on the free market. Guess what happens? Without the […]
Senator John “Gang of Eight” McCain (R-Ariz.) took questions from Tucson residents Tuesday at a town hall meeting during this month’s Congressional recess. Talking up immigration reform (we know where he stands on that), McCain also pledged to support “better” gun control and possible bailouts for homeowners with underwater mortgages. Overall, he sounded a lot […]