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  • The Intellectual Dishonesty of the Campaign Against the Electoral College

    04/11/2019 2:03:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    A full-blown war is raging against the Electoral College. But as activist groups become more desperate to overturn our way of electing presidents before voters go the polls in November 2020, their arguments become more absurd and hyperbolic. CNN recently ran a preposterous segment suggesting that James Madison called the Electoral College “evil,” a shameful distortion and an absurdity given that the man known as the Father of the Constitution had a direct hand in creating the institution. Others have made more serious but ultimately absurd indictments of the Electoral College. Among the biggest stretches made by critics of the...
  • In Defense of the Electoral College

    04/02/2019 4:06:38 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Bearing Drift ^ | April 1, 2019 | Steven Brodie Tucker
    There is no shortage of issues upon which Republicans and Democrats can respectfully disagree. We’re silly people sometimes though, and respect seems to come at quite a cost. There are a handful of issues, however, on which Democrats are so profoundly and dangerously wrong that I find myself incapable of empathy. Beto O’Rourke, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and more have come out for eliminating the Electoral College. This is an unequivocal deal-breaker for me. It seems one of the only Democrats with any sense is the anti-establishment progressive, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who...
  • Minnesota Lawmakers Are Trying to Smuggle in Measure to Subvert Electoral College

    03/29/2019 12:43:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 27, 2019 | Tara Ross
    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again—or just hide your idea in a giant piece of legislation, where you hope it won’t get noticed. The National Popular Vote campaign hopes that Minnesota voters won’t see its sneaky maneuver until it’s too late. Perhaps National Popular Vote supporters feel desperate. They’ve been trying to get their controversial interstate compact approved in Minnesota since 2009, but the legislation always flounders. This year, National Popular Vote is trying something new in Minnesota. Its compact has been introduced as standalone legislation, just as it normally is. Meanwhile, the compact also has been...
  • 'The four states of the apocalypse': These states have the highest percentage of leavers

    02/25/2019 9:00:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02/25/2019 | Stephen Moore and Art Laffer
    “This is the flip side (of) tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich. The rich leave, and now what do you do?” — Andrew M. Cuomo, N.Y. governor (2/4/19) After the Trump tax cut went into effect one year ago. we predicted that the Trump tax reform would supercharge the national economy but could cause big financial problems for the five highest-tax states: California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey and New York. The capping of the state and local tax deduction at $10,000 raised the highest effective state tax rates by about 66 percent (for example, in New York...
  • Are conservatives winning the ideological battle? Liberals only outnumber them in SIX states

    02/24/2019 12:21:02 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 12 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/24/19 | Jon Dougherty
    A new Gallup survey has found that self-identified liberals only outnumber conservatives in six states, down from nine since the last time the poll was taken. The six states where liberals dominate are not surprising: Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Washington, New York, and New Hampshire. But one state that many might think is overwhelmingly populated by self-described liberals — California — is actually evenly split with 29 percent of voters identifying as ‘liberal’ and 29 percent as ‘conservative.’ Nationwide, meanwhile, Americans who associate themselves with conservatism outnumber liberals by nine percent, according to the Washington Examiner.
  • 9-0: SCOTUS Rules That Eighth Amendment’s “Excessive Fines” Clause Applies To The States

    02/20/2019 1:32:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/20/2019 | AllahPundit
    Remember the oral arguments in this case? Sure you do. They went so badly for the state of Indiana that Court-watchers took to predicting a lopsided defeat afterward, something they normally refrain from doing. It’s the justices’ job to be skeptical during questioning, after all. Can’t read too much into when they’re hard on one side. Usually.But they were right, this was an unholy whupping. 9-0 decisions aren’t unusual for the Court but it’s a bit unusual to have everyone on one side for a landmark constitutional ruling, finding that the “excessive fines” clause of the Eighth Amendment applies...
  • Infrastructure returns as a bipartisan issue in Washington

    02/13/2019 11:16:29 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Arizona Daily Sun ^ | February 13, 2019 | Robert Krol
    President Donald Trump called for a bipartisan effort to pass an infrastructure bill in his latest State of the Union speech. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao echoed the same sentiments shortly after the speech. Yet both failed to provide a few details as to what ought to be included in such a bill, and leaving the details to Congress is problematic. So far, most congressional discussions on any infrastructure bill have focused on ways to fund more federal spending. Letting Washington simply throw more dollars at roads and bridges, however, is a bad idea. Whatever we spend, politicians should take...
  • How Pro-Life Is Your State? Here Are the Top — and Bottom — Ten

    01/19/2019 10:18:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/19/2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    On the eve of the 2019 March for Life, Americans United for Life (AUL) released a comprehensive report on how pro-life issues fared in 2018. Their report, released Monday, detailed the ten best and ten worst states for pro-life protections. "At no point in the last four decades have we been closer to building a national consensus about the radical overreach of Roe v. Wade and the perils of a culture that allows and celebrates on-demand abortion for any reason," Catherine Glenn Foster, AUL's president and CEO, said in a statement. "Science is on our side. The law is on...
  • State budget planners will count on phantom revenue streams this year

    01/12/2019 5:53:04 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/12/19 | Andrew Wilford, opinion contributor
    State budget planners around the country thought they would be getting a Christmas bonus six months early in 2018. When the Supreme Court ruled in South Dakota versus Wayfair that online retailers with significant sales within a state were fair game for sales tax liability, states scrambled to take advantage. Legislators quickly built rosy revenue projections from online sales taxes into their budgets, and they adjusted their planned spending accordingly. The only problem? Those revenue projections are likely too rosy, and now some states are in danger of being left in the red. Minnesota is one of the states learning...
  • Here Are 2 Ways Trump Can Help Americans Move From Food Stamps to Work

    12/20/2018 12:16:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 18, 2018 | Jamie Bryan Hall
    President Donald Trump has an opportunity to do what Congress should be doing, but isn’t: Help Americans who are on food stamps transition to work.The farm bill—which reauthorizes the foods stamp program for five years—would have been a prime opportunity for Congress to enhance work requirements. Under current law, certain work-capable adults must work 20 or more hours per week, participate in a supervised job search or training, or volunteer in their communities in order to receive food stamps.Most food stamp recipients are exempt from these requirements. These include people over 50 years old, the disabled, and minor children and...
  • Foreign-Born Population of the United States, Percent by State, as of 2010

    12/09/2018 3:36:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The foreign born population of the United States is at near record levels of over 14 percent, as of 2018. The last time this happened, the U.S. shut down immigration for 40 years and assimilated the immigrants. It is less clear that will happen this time. The big wave of immigration ending about 1920, was part of how Progressivism took over as the dominant ideology in the United States. The current wave of immigration, began in 1965, is part of how Progressivism is pushing out the remnants of Constitutional ideology today. President Donald Trump is part of a desperate...
  • Trump wins again, Dem "Fake Media" has nary a clue!!!

    11/19/2018 5:48:21 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 24 replies
    The POTUS, Donald J. Trump non-stop, massive campaign rallies in selected, targeted states have yielded massive victories across the board for POTUS, Trump. His hard fought efforts have paid off handsomely, while similar efforts by the Democrat, Obama's, Clinton, Biden, Winfrey, Hollywood Celebrities...yielded little, if any measurable success!!! Trump Victories: - Ted Cruz - Texas - Mike Braun - Indiana - Josh Hawley - Missouri - Kevin Cramer - North Dakota - Marsha Blackburn - Tennessee - Ron DeSantis - Florida - Mike Wine - Ohio - Rick Scott - Florida - Doug Ducey - Arizona - Henry McMaster -...
  • Democrats Win Big in Statehouses

    11/09/2018 11:46:07 AM PST · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    US News ^ | November 7, 2018
    The gains could be key as states head begin considering redistricting. Democrats took control of six state legislative bodies Tuesday night, flipping hundreds of state legislative seats and weakening GOP power during a critical time before redistricting begins after the 2020 U.S. Census. The gains reduced the 1,000-plus seat loss Democrats suffered since 2010 in state legislative bodies. The Republicans' dominance in statehouses allowed the GOP to redraw congressional and state legislative lines in their favor after the 2010 Census, making it harder for Democrats to flip seats in Congress or state legislatures. Republicans also flipped nearly 100 seats Tuesday...
  • Election Consolidates One-Party Control Over State Legislatures

    11/09/2018 1:02:07 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    The Racist NYT ^ | y Adam Nagourney and Sydney Ember Nov. 7, 2018
    In a stark display of the nation’s divide, the lower and upper chamber of every legislature but one — Minnesota — will be controlled by the same party following Tuesday’s midterm elections. It will be the first time in 104 years that only one state will have a divided legislature. That emerging political dynamic has potentially serious policy implications. Without a divided government, these single-party state houses are in a position to enact legislation at a time when Washington faces a new round of gridlock after Democrats captured the House and Republicans expanded their control of the Senate. (Snip) The...
  • POTUS, Trump future "MEGA" political rally schedule for October/November, 2018.

    10/14/2018 4:36:54 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 33 replies
    Trump MEGA Political, MAGA Rallies, hard scheduled: Missoula, Montana - Thursday, 10/18/2018 Mesa, Arizona - Friday, 10/19/2018 Elko, Nevada, Saturday, 10/20/2018 Locations: Montana - Neptune Aviation Services, Hgr.# 16 Arizona - International Air Response Facility Nevada - Mountain West Aviation Facility Coming soon Rallies: California, Texas, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Wisconsin, North Dakota. For more information details, visit the "Trump For POTUS" web site on the internet. Two (2) free tickets available. Be there!!!
  • Think Your State Is Fiscally Sound? Think Again

    10/11/2018 8:06:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/11/2018 | Veronique de Rugy
    It's that time of the year again when we find out how deep in the red our country is thanks to the 2018 edition of the Mercatus Center State Fiscal Rankings. The study authors, Eileen Norcross and Olivia Gonzalez, find that when you rank states by their fiscal health, you can identify the best and worst state. But the scariest finding is that no state is really fiscally healthy. Norcross and Gonzalez are very transparent about each decision behind the study methodology. They use states' own audited financial data to create five different indices (cash solvency, budget solvency, long-term solvency,...
  • What Do The Worst-Run States Have In Common? They're Run By Tax-And-Spend Democrats

    10/10/2018 7:54:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    investors ^ | 10/09/2018 | N/A
    Fiscal Sanity: Which political party is better at managing taxpayer dollars? The latest ranking of states' fiscal condition offers an unequivocal answer. For several years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has ranked states based on five measures of their financial condition: cash solvency, budget solvency, the ability to meet long-term spending commitments, state spending and taxes as a share of personal income, and unfunded pension liabilities and debt. And lest anything think that Mercatus — a free-market-oriented group — is fudging the numbers, note that the data used to compile these rankings all come from official state annual...
  • THESE ARE THE 10 MOST STRESSED OUT STATES IN AMERICA

    10/05/2018 4:09:35 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    Zippia ^ | September 2018 | Heidi Cope
    It’s past five o’clock on a Friday night and you are reading this article as a break from a mountain of work that needs to get done before Monday. You think, well, this is adulting, but at least there is good takeout! But are most Americans pulling all-nighters after graduating college or sitting in traffic for hours a day to get to their jobs? Actually, are many Americans struggling to even find a job?
  • Congress Can Slash the Cost of Health Care Premiums by as Much as a Third. Here’s How.

    10/04/2018 5:53:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 3, 2018 | Doug Badger
    A proposal to repeal Obamacare entitlements and replace them with grants to states would reduce premiums for individual coverage by as much as 32 percent, according to an analysis by the Center for Health and Economy.The Health Care Choices Proposal also would modestly reduce the deficit, increase the number of people with private health insurance, and cut Medicaid spending, according to Center for Health and Economy.The proposal, the product of national and state think tanks, policy analysts, and others in the conservative community, embarks on a new path to empower consumers and return authority to the states to provide people...
  • FED up with creeping socialism, conservatives in BIG push for constitutional convention

    08/12/2018 7:36:28 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 93 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/12/2018 | USA Features
    It’s Time: There hasn’t been one since the earliest days of our founding, but conservatives — increasingly alarmed by creeping socialism, Left-wing courts, and Democratic efforts to overturn the 2016 election are now turning their attention more avidly towards a “constitutional convention.” In the days of the Tea Party movement, a book called “The Liberty Amendments” by constitutional scholar, author, talk host and former Reagan Justice Department official Mark Levin sparked a modern-day convention movement that would operate much as the first “con-con” which took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia. “I think we’re three or...