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  • Disgusting News and Great News about the Exercise of Second Amendment Freedoms

    08/13/2014 3:56:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    As a libertarian, it’s easy for me to get agitated about the theoretical burden of high taxes, wasteful spending, and costly regulation. But even regular people should get upset when they get exposed to specific examples of individuals who are victimized by abusive government. Regarding the particular topic of Second Amendment freedoms and government misbehavior, I know I get very angry when I read about what happened to folks like Adam Meckler and Benjamin Srigley. And now we can add Shaneen Allen to the list. Here’s some of what Glenn Reynolds of the University of Tennessee wrote for USA Today....
  • Power Plays

    07/30/2014 9:39:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Rich Tucker
    The United States is awash in energy. “U.S. production of crude oil, along with liquids separated from natural gas, surpassed all other countries this year with daily output exceeding 11 million barrels in the first quarter,” Bank of America reports. Our country became the biggest producer of natural gas four years ago. Only one thing may stand in our way: Experts. Last year, Forbes contributor Juston Gerdes lauded a proposal by a legislator in California aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The proposal would create a board that is, itself, awash in experts. “The board would include representatives from the...
  • Dems “Protecting Children” from Cigarette Alternatives

    02/28/2014 7:27:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Leave it to a bunch of Democrats from typically liberal states to take aim at healthy alternatives to cigarette smoking. Democrats from California, Illinois, Connecticut, and Massachusetts have decided that because e-cigarettes vaguely resemble puffing on an actual stick of cancer, they should be the target of heavy regulation and criticism. Instead of embracing a technology that aids in smoking cessation efforts, and greatly reduces health complications associated with traditional “smoking”, these Nannycrats have decided that these non-cigarettes should be the target of ridicule and government regulation. And, of course, it’s all for the “children”. According to the Washington Free...
  • Fracking Saves Water

    12/25/2013 3:46:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nicole Bailey
    Contrary to the conventional teachings of environmentalists, hydraulic fracturing (i.e., fracking) has at least one major environmental benefit: saving water. Although most Americans are disturbingly ignorant about fracking, it is an issue of critical importance not only with respect to the environment but also in foreign policy and the economy. Typically, the debate is framed around priorities. If you care more about the environment, you are against fracking; but if you care more about energy independence and domestic economic opportunities, you are for fracking. However, a new study out of the University of Texas at Austin - one of...
  • Other than Obama and Krugman, Is there Anybody Who Still Thinks Bigger Government Is Good for Growth

    06/16/2013 4:02:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve repeatedly explained that Keynesian economics doesn’t work because any money the government spends must first be diverted from the productive sector of the economy, which means either higher taxes or more red ink. So unless one actually thinks that politicians spend money with high levels of effectiveness and efficiency, this certainly suggests that growth will be stronger when the burden of government spending is modest (and if spending is concentrated on “public goods,” which do have a positive “rate of return” for the economy). I’ve also complained (to the point of being a nuisance!) that there are too many...
  • The Foibles and Foolishness of Barack Obama Go Beyond Ignorance

    06/10/2013 3:36:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2013 | John Ransom
    So it comes to this: After all that has been said about Barack Obama, in the end there is very little to say. You are either willing to overlook Barack Obama’s foibles and foolishness; or you aren’t. There is no middle ground. There is no saying for example “Well he’s kind of new in the job,” or “This is an example of one bad apple in his Cabinet,” or “The president didn’t know about it.” Going into his second term, you either knew what we had in Barack Obama or you didn’t. For myself, I’ve never been willing to overlook...
  • How About More Scandal, Incompetence, Venality, Hubris, Vanity and Error to Start

    06/08/2013 4:57:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2013 | John Ransom
    Lost amidst the White House he-said-she-said of finger pointing, scandal, incompetence, venality, hubris, vanity, error, greed, gluttony, embarrassment, cover up, stupidity,  amateur bungling, brownnosing, grandstanding, photo-opting and hearings as the result of a few minor mistakes made by the Obama administration- an administration which rode roughshod over a several outdated laws, certain small parts of the Bill of Rights written by irrelevant white dudes; an administration that got people killed, violated civil rights, harassed government employees, ignored it’s basic responsibilities and common sense- are these small, little, niggling details: The folks in charge are freaking hypocrites; and because the are...
  • Barack Obama (D-Lame Duck)

    11/05/2012 12:00:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2012 | Dan Holler
    Regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s presidential election, Barack Obama will immediately become a lame duck. That is not to say he will be powerless, but he will never again have to face the wrath of American voters. Even if Mitt Romney prevails tomorrow (which I think he will), President Obama will have 75 days to ram through any number of economically destructive regulations and executive orders. Make no mistake, an aggressive administration can push things across the finish line in the waning days regardless of their popularity; and that is especially true of this administration. Prior to the election,...
  • Bad Rules

    10/17/2012 4:58:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2012 | John Stossel
    We take free speech for granted in America, unlike elsewhere. The furor over that anti-Muslim video is the latest reminder of that. But freedom of speech is never safe, even here. Many colleges now impose "civility codes." Civility is nice, but enforcing a "civility rule" against offensive speech would put an end to lots of useful provocative speech. As a University of North Carolina student put it, "A picture of Mitt Romney would offend 70 percent of residence hall students." Taping my Fox Business Network show at UNC, I also learned that the college, to "protect" women, had dropped the...
  • Obama Flunks Economics 101, Turns Desperate and Dishonest

    10/10/2012 9:35:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Finally, a pollster asked voters the one question that matters in this presidential election: Does Barack Obama know how to fix the economy? When the Pew Research Center asked that question in the days following Mitt Romney's strong performance in last week's presidential debate, a majority of the voters answered, no. The central failure of Obama's presidency centers on his demonstrated inability to restore the economy to full health and vigor after trillions of dollars in job stimulus spending that created few jobs but added $5 trillion to the federal debt. Pew put the question to likely voters...
  • CEO Blows Away Congressional Hearing: 'I Was Fined for Hiring Too Many People!'

    09/20/2011 1:47:45 PM PDT · by bronxville · 17 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 09-19-2011 | Staff
    Via Forbes.com: The following statement from Mr. Schiff was entered into the Congressional Record this morning as testimony before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending hearing: “Take Two: The President’s Proposal to Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs.”