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The DEA- and liberals- remains skeptical that a drug made with readily available ingredients, like codeine, butane, gasoline and other wonders of the petro-chemical industry-- and that’s cheap to make to boot-- has arrived in the U.S.
During the Great Depression, the government initiated a temporary program to help distribute surplus food and alleviate hardship. During the Kennedy administration the program restarted, expanding to be a permanent entity. This Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, as it has been traditional known, has attracted particular scrutiny recently. The House has voted to cut $39 billion over the next ten years from the SNAP budget.
Journalism is traditionally known as the “fourth estate,” because journalists sat apart from the three estates that made up parliament. They weren’t simply scribes, writing down everything that happened there. They would also report on whether the lawmakers were following through on their promises.
My goal in life is very simple. I want to promote freedom and prosperity by limiting the size and scope of government. That seems like a foolish and impossible mission, perhaps best suited for Don Quixote.
Although mainstream media carries few reports about the fighting, it continues in many, widely separated areas around major towns.
Democrats, and the President in particular, believe that continually taking on more debt to pay existing debt is a more responsible course of action. Even worse, they appear to believe that debt accumulation is the equivalent of economic growth.
The IPCC report on Climate Change has the same message as always – despite the fact that none of their projections have proven to be accurate. Pat Michaels, with Cato, joined the show to talk about the environmental movement.
“I have a huge critique of the current government there (in Cuba) because it’s undemocratic,” snapped de Bill de Blasio to a Cuban–American radio interviewer two weeks ago. “I also think it’s well known that there’s some good things that happened — for example, in health care.”
Behold the Hollywood bubble. This week, actress Olivia Wilde starred in an Obamacare propaganda video targeting young people. "You can sign up for health care online in 10 minutes," her co-propagandist chirped as she cheered.
Why, with as much attention as “Gravity” is receiving in glowing film reviews and the entertainment press, do I need to devote column space to it?
What to make of all the polls on the government shutdown? You know, the ones that say that, to varying degrees, congressional Republicans are being blamed more than Democrats and Barack Obama.
Expect their very best effort with Obamacare: This administration is masterful at making sure they have the punitive measures all set to go to cover for the fact that they can’t govern.
How is it possible that the president of the United States has decided he does not have to negotiate with the speaker of the House of Representatives over government spending, and yet the public blames the GOP for the current D.C. stalemate?
Every day our staff at EAGnews wrestles with the following questions: “What are our children being taught in school?” and “How is the information they’re learning going to change America?” Those are important questions to ask, particularly since government schools in more than 40 states will soon be teaching students a curriculum that’s aligned to the new Common Core national standards.
Ezra Klein recently pointed out on MSNBC that, yes it’s true, the Obamacare implementation is not going as smoothly as the left would like. And while the Liberal “Wonk Blog” editor stumbled across an accidental nugget of truth, he failed to intellectually digest that truth in a broader context.
Even with an energy revolution underway in the United States, the government still makes us pour money into expensive, inefficient, and subsidized energy like ethanol. Due to a law called the Renewable Fuel Standard, consumers are required to fill up their gas tanks with increased amounts of ethanol.
The Tax Foundation in Washington does some great work on fiscal issues, but I also admire their use of maps when they want to show how various states perform on key indicators.
The King’s College is a lot like Hillsdale or Grove City, only it’s in Manhattan right around the corner from Wall Street. Its prior president, Dinesh D’Souza, resigned (Or should I say was resigned? Too bad there’s no passive/middle voice for the verb to resign. It is much needed) after World Magazine published a story which led to a scandal.
It wasn't just a one-off, slip of the tongue as he is prone to do. Barack Obama repeatedly assures America and the world that radical Islamic jihad has been reduced to little more than an inconvenient nuisance. Whether it is wishful thinking or outright denial, the harsh reality is far different than Obama's all-is-well fantasy.
Despite the shutdown, Debt Limit, and other daily DC Distractions, the big story for the market is Janet Yellen, nominee for Fed Chairman. How wrong is she for the job? According to the American Principles in Action, she’s pretty wrong for the job. . .
Amid the ongoing debate over the implementation and funding of ObamaCare, Democrat leadership in the Senate and President Obama may continue their strategy of government shutdowns, padlocked memorials, and demagoguery but nothing they say will change one of the fundamental reasons for widespread opposition to ObamaCare.
No one likes to be the skunk at the picnic but sometimes there’s no alternative: You just have to spray. That’s how I feel after reading a column by the Washington Post’s David Ignatius, a generally smart and sophisticated member of the foreign-policy elite.
At a time when so many of our Christian leaders are guilty of compromising the gospel before the media, dishonoring the Lord as they try to make God’s Word palatable to the world, it was an older British woman, nearly 70 and the owner of a bed and breakfast, who displayed a backbone of steel, a deep and consistent faith, and a theological clarity while being grilled on national TV.
Every time I hear the insane rhetoric being spouted by the President, the Democrats and of course the lamestream media, with respect to the catastrophe that we all face over the debt ceiling and government shutdown, I want to scream.
The Death Panel will now decide if your treatment is too expensive.
So far Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's peace ruse is still bearing some fruit. President Obama was eager to talk with him at the United Nations -- only to be reportedly rebuffed, until Obama managed to phone him for the first conservation between heads of state of the two countries since the Iranian storming of the U.S. embassy in 1979.
A national network reporter, during an interview about about the government shutdown, actually told me: "Democrats believe government should do some things. Republicans don't believe government should be doing anything."
It's the 40th anniversary of Erica Jong's "Fear of Flying," which some have described as a breakthrough book for women and for modern feminism. Reduced to its common (and I do mean common) denominator, the book, which was written in the appropriately named "Me" Decade of the '70s, encourages women to behave like promiscuous men, having meaningless sex without fear of consequences.
The founts of wisdom on the Affordable Care Act spent the past year anguishing over whether "young invincibles" -- young adults with low medical costs and no health coverage -- would buy policies under the act. If young adults instead chose to pay the $95 fine, experts predicted, Obamacare would falter.
What has happened to our country? We have a president who seems unwilling to declare that we are the greatest nation on earth.
A man "may smile, and smile, and be a villain," to quote a play of some renown called "The Tragedy of Hamlet" (Act I, Scene V). This suave new "moderate" president of Iran smiles and smiles, too. Experienced and worldly diplomat that he is, His Excellency Hassan Rouhani dispenses ever more rhetorical softsoap, the kind guaranteed to ease and smooth, all the while winning time.
I am just wondering if Miriam Carey, the mentally ill mother who drove her black Infiniti down Pennsylvania Avenue after she rammed a White House barricade, was read her Miranda rights before she was shot dead in a fusillade of gunfire by a gang of well-armed police who surrounded her car at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Given that over 4 months have passed since the Treasury stopped updating "debt to the penny", the national debt is considerably more than $48 billion over the limit.
Fundamental to the Bernanke-Yellen-Keynes philosophy is that credit (debt) is the main pathway to growth, and that the manipulation of interest rates and ease of access to money will somehow be the linchpin for a flowing and growing economy.
The case is a perfect example of what is quickly becoming known as the “disability-industrial complex”: specialty law firms overwhelming the system with dubious disability claims, doctors vouching for applicants with dubious claims, and federal administrative law judges awarding disability benefits to individuals with dubious claims.
Now that Janet Yellen has been named to lead the Federal Reserve the global financial markets should factor out any possibility that the Fed will diminish their Quantitative easing program anytime during her tenure.
When I write about the importance of understanding the difference between a disease and its symptoms, I’m almost always seeking to help people understand why it’s important to focus on the problem of government spending rather than the side-effect of government borrowing.
Look if you thought Washington squabbling was bad, just wait until they agree on something. It's pretty much unanimous that Janet Yellen is the world's next savior. That worked out so well for Barack Obama.
One of the many tragedies of abortion is the way it has cheapened human life. I am not saying that those who are pro-abortion are Nazis or Communists. But I am saying that abortion has blinded some people to dehumanize the unborn.
For three-year-old Deonta Howard of Chicago basketball has made an early impression on his young life. But unlike LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, he was shot in the head at a basketball game by drive-by gangbangers Sept. 19.
As of writing this article, Americans have endured more than a week of government “shutdown,” with no end in sight.
Could this be the end of Monument Syndrome? Across the country, ordinary Americans are rising up in revolt against the old Washington tactic of closing public parks and memorials during selective government "shutdowns" to score political points.
Expect the government to do something really stupid, like include a bailout of the Obamaphone device, to be operated by the FCC, in conjunction with Fannie Mae, under a joint venture with the NSA and IRS and the National Institute of Health, in some sort of budget compromise that raises the deficit by $3.6 trillion while 'cutting spending' over a mythical 50 year period.
The Obama administration has prohibited the Kennedy family from practicing its Catholicism, and the Kennedys now intend to ask the Supreme Court to restore their First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion.
In an October 7 speech given at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping stated that a full and healthy global economic recovery from this century's great recession would be a "long and tortuous process."
Over a year ago, I sent my fingerprints for a standard foreign background check to the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., along with a money order. Both promptly disappeared, never to be seen again. A personal survey of those around me suggested that this was standard operating procedure -- which is why I suspected that America wouldn't exactly implode if this kind of federal "service" level was formally kneecapped. Still, in shock there also lies opportunity.
Reasonable people compromise. Unreasonable people do not. Instead, they trample over those around them to selfishly get their way. And the government is shut down this chilly October day in 2013 because unreasonable Democrats behaving like spoiled children would rather refuse treatment to terminally ill children, ravage the economy, disparage veterans and make the rest of our lives miserable -- than compromise.
The images made my blood boil.
In the end, something will give. Boehner will agree to put a clean bill to vote, or it will be crammed down his throat by moderate Republicans who will not want to take the blame for a default. Either way, time will not expire.
Open warfare has broken out inside the GOP between Tea Party Insurgents and the Republican Party Regulars. It revolves around tactics, more than policy. It’s an old-fashioned power struggle.
The woefully statist MSNBC anchor made the assertion that our government is incapable of functioning, due to the flawed design of the Constitution, and the “radical” nature of the GOP . . . Right. Because, an Executive Branch that openly admits it will “not negotiate” is clearly not a causal player in today’s legislative gridlock
More proof that when Obama speaks, the Market sells off. If President Obama was looking to trigger a selloff for Thursday, he succeeded.
Over the weekend a surge in attacks resulted in more than 240 people killed in Iraq. On Monday, news services reported at least 71 people killed and 164 injured. Bomb attacks in Baghdad accounted for 30 of the dead and 106 wounded.
Even though it’s an uphill battle, I’m glad there are some lawmakers willing to fight Obamacare. They realize a hard battle today could help save America from genuine fiscal crisis in the future.
It was Cory Booker's constant sneering attack in the first New Jersey U.S. Senate debate - Steve Lonegan is a "tea party leader." What does that mean?
The real problem in Washington is that many don’t understand the concept of economic growth. . . Just as importantly: Many don’t understand that it is imperative to economic prosperity Carl Schramm, economist and columnist, pointed out that some people in Washington actually believe growth is bad for the economy.
Lawmaking is one of those sink-or-swim conventions, a unique exercise that separates good campaigners, those champions of conciliation, from good lawmakers willing to do what's right with no regard for political fortune.
A decade ago, there were roughly only 10 incidents of church violence across the U.S. In 2007, there were 41 incidents. In 2009, there were 108. In 2012, there were more than 135. And by mid-July 2013, there were already 58.
"This book is far from all good news." So writes Tyler Cowen at the beginning of his latest book, "Average is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of The Great Stagnation."
There have been several occasions when members of the president’s party, if not his government, have talked about the country as if we are engaged in a civil war.
As Barry Goldwater (who was at odds with the Rockefeller Republicans) once said, “When asked if I belonged to an organized political party, I had to say No. . . After all: I belong to the Republican party.”?
I guess I speak for all Americans when I say the games in Washington DC have gotten so petty it's an embarrassment. Having said that, the key to changing what's happening is for these guys to stop playing to the crowd and to get back to the notion of governing.
I know a guy who makes $15 million a year, and recently he bought a $400,000 car. Now, I grew up in a small town in Tennessee. I can’t wrap my head around the idea of a $400,000 automobile. But as a ratio, that’s a very small part of his income. It would be like someone who makes $150,000 a year buying a $4000 car.
In a remarkable article in the Wall Street Journal recently, Dr. Jonathan David - a board-certified gastroenterologist and a professor of medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine - exposed one of the most unremarked episodes of socialism ongoing in the American economy today.
I realize we’re in the middle of a government shutdown and there’s a debt limit deadline rapidly approaching, but I’m not going to write about fiscal policy today. Instead, I’m going to share a story about evil and stupid government policy.
Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, joined the program to discuss the theatrics of the “government shutdown.” It seems like some in Washington would even like to blame the weather on the government's partial shutdown.
On July 23, a bipartisan majority of the House approved amendment 35 to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, effectively defunding square circles . . . er “atheist chaplains.” The amendment codified current Department of Defense Policy under which chaplains must be certified by a religious organization whose primary function is to perform religious ministries, whose beliefs are sincerely held, and whose practices and rituals are not illegal or contrary to public policy. In other words, a chaplain is to be religious.
Recently the pharmaceutical giant Merck announced it will cut 8,500 jobs in an effort to remain competitive in a rapidly changing drug industry.
Christian ministry pages on Facebook are being targeted for profane harassment, and Facebook is turning a blind eye. Would you help me send them a message?
Let's get clear about the political realities behind the budget impasse in Washington and the government shutdown.
It has been more than two weeks since Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz issued a "respectful request" for customers to stop bringing guns into his company's coffee shops, and the response by and large has been one of courteous compliance.
As Ben Rhodes, Obama's deputy national security advisor, has said, "We're always open to diplomacy if we believe it will advance our objectives." The president talks of "trust but verify," but he's open to meeting our enemies halfway.
What if they gave a shutdown and no one cared?
Baltimore teacher Jeff Slattery struggles with fear every day.
Take courage from our soldiers, storm the barrycades, return to your homes, and sail on the ocean.There is only one answer to this weak, childish tyranny: Disobedience.
The bigger question — and one most important to the future of this country in the long run — is how we got to the point where a temporary suspension of some government services is seen as the end of civilization as we know it.
Remember this the next time someone says that people on Medicaid have no other options
Let’s take a step back and look at the big picture. What’s America’s biggest long-run economic challenge? Almost surely, the answer is that poorly designed entitlement programs will lead to a much more onerous burden of government spending.
The jobs report wasn’t as bad as anticipated.
The Christians of the first century were rebels with a cause.
As we head into the second week of a government shutdown, many in Washington are busy assigning blame. Far more constructive, in my view, would be for all sides to be working together toward a solution.
I have often wanted to ask people who don’t like me to have some sort of medical test done. Because I was sure it was those darned liberals' problem not mine. Now I have the MRI to prove it.
The feud between Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and David Vitter, R-La., doesn't have the import of the federal government shutdown, but it does shine a light on the Beltway's partisan rancor. If there is a lesson for Washington politicos from this mud fight, then it is this: Don't try to be clever. There will be blowback.
The Left’s latest political celebrity has made it official, with Texas state Senator Wendy Davis kicking off a bid for governor owing its genesis to a filibuster of legislation banning restricting abortion after 20 weeks.
For much of this last week, according to the spokespeople for the National Park Service, the NPS has asserted that the White House specifically ordered that they barricade the open air memorial commemorating the sacrifice and service of the veterans of World War II.
The President’s temper-tantrum-governing trudges on as he closes the oceans, bullies veterans, and violates the 1st amendment of military personnel. The most audacious part of his childish tantrum, however, is his insistence that only absolute compliance with his vision will rescue us from the pain imposed by his decisions.
I happen to think that a default would not be catastrophic. However, that debate is moot because the odds of a default are a million-to-one, if not higher.
Gee, isn’t it wonderful that Japan’s Prime Minister decisively wants to do the wrong thing and decisively put his nation deeper in a ditch.
The relatively sudden escalation of U.S. interest rates is having the effect of starving a fire of fuel - it is putting the brakes on what had been the rapid rise of U.S. home prices, as it appears that the second U.S. housing bubble is now beginning to peak.
Thanks to the shale boom made possible through a technology known as hydraulic fracturing USA moves to number one in energy production. Don't worry. Obama will blow this one too.