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  • Obama spy panel is loaded with insiders, critics charge

    10/01/2013 5:43:50 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 32 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | October 1, 2013 | By Anita Kumar
    WASHINGTON — After a public backlash to government spying, President Barack Obama called for an independent group to review the vast surveillance programs that allow the collections of phone and email records. Now, weeks before the group’s first report is due, some lawmakers, technology organizations and civil liberties groups are concerned that the panel’s members are too close to the Obama administration and its mission too vague to provide a thorough scrubbing of the National Security Agency technologies that have guided intelligence gathering since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------snip---------------------------- The members of the review group are Richard Clarke,...
  • Political bigs expected at George Soros wedding (Nazi collaborator's 3rd marrriage)

    09/21/2013 7:26:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/21/13 | Page 6
    Billionaire investor George Soros, 83, will marry 42-year-old Tamiko Bolton today, followed by a huge party at his Caramoor Estate in Bedford, with 500 guests. We’re told the couple will say their vows in front of a select group of friends and family before they celebrate with hundreds from 4:30 p.m. onward.
  • U.S. Amb. to U.N.: Time to Act Outside Legal Framework

    09/09/2013 7:19:50 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Sep 9, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Power, allowed on NPR this morning that American action in Syria might not be legal:
  • The Nudge Debate (liberal paternalism)

    08/08/2013 9:39:15 PM PDT · by rey · 15 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 8 August 2013 | David Brooks
    excerpt: In 2009, Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein published a book, called “Nudge,” on how government and other organizations could induce people to avoid common errors. Last year, Sunstein gave the Storrs Lectures at Yale on the topic, which will soon be published as a book called “Nanny Statecraft.” Last month, the Obama administration announced that it is creating a new team to explore applications of this sort of empirical research to policy-making.
  • Federal 'nudge squad' led by 20-something gears up to change Americans' behaviors – for our own good

    07/30/2013 6:42:15 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 65 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 30, 2013 | David Martosko
    Mara ShankarYalie20-something The New Boss of Everything Maya Shankar is a senior policy advisor at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy. Her mandate is to supervise the organization of a federal government 'nudge squad' that will subtly change the behaviors of bureaucrats -- and the rest of us. When does a nudge become a shove? Americans may find out, as the federal government is setting up a 'behavioral insights team' to tinker with the way we accomplish everything from saving money and staying in school to losing weight and becoming more energy-efficient. The Obama administration's grand plans...
  • Cass Sunstein: The Poster Boy for ‘Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out’

    04/16/2013 9:13:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | Arpil 15, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    In The Republic, Plato argued that philosophers must be made kings for the ideal city-state to be born. In the pages of The New Republic, Cass Sunstein argues for the benevolent paternalism of the nanny state and its philosopher-kings. It’s an old Sunstein theme and the one that brought him to the attention of politicians who dearly love to imagine themselves in the roles of those philosopher-kings. One of those politicians, Barack Obama, even made Sunstein his Regulatory Czar. Sunstein debuted as the philosopher-king of the technocrats with his book Nudge. Now having left his D.C. Czardom, Sunstein is back...
  • This Is The Progressive Mind At Work

    02/21/2013 4:53:19 PM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-21-13 | Curt
    It's been 80 years since Stalin's brutal reign. Close to 150 years since the end of slavery in the States. But now we have progressives arguing a way back to slavery and communism...for our own good of course: (h/t JeffG) ...[John Stuart] Mill offered a number of independent justifications for his famous harm principle, but one of his most important claims is that individuals are in the best position to know what is good for them. In Mill’s view, the problem with outsiders, including government officials, is that they lack the necessary information. Mill insists that the individual “is the...
  • What Is Samantha Power Thinking? The charismatic Obama adviser believes that stopping “genocide”...

    03/31/2011 1:26:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 29, 2011 | Matthew Shaffer
    What Is Samantha Power Thinking?The charismatic Obama adviser believes that stopping "genocide" is the United States' top foreign-policy priority. On March 18, President Obama explained his decision to mobilize the United States military for international intervention in Libya. “Left unchecked,” he said, “we have every reason to believe that Qaddafi would commit atrocities against his people. Many thousands could die. A humanitarian crisis would ensue. The entire region could be destabilized, endangering many of our allies and partners.” (As if it hasn’t been already?) That last sentence was a Realpolitik, national-interest justification for the U.S. intervention. But it rang hollow....
  • Samantha Power, Obama's anti-genocide advisor, unveils new "Atrocities Prevention Board"

    08/18/2011 2:50:13 PM PDT · by Thebaddog · 51 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 8/8/11 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON---The Obama White House issued new measures on Friday to prevent genocides and mass atrocities, creating an "Atrocities Prevention Board" in the wake of the failure of the "Never Again" vow taken following the German Holocaust to stop the murders of entire populations. Obama's directive forming the board states: "Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States of America." The directive creates an important new tool in this effort, establishing a standing interagency Atrocities Prevention Board with the authority to develop prevention strategies and to ensure that concerns...
  • The Puppetmasters Behind the Military Action in Libya ( Soros - Who else? )

    04/01/2011 12:02:31 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The New American ^ | March 25th | Raven Clabough
    President Obama’s actions in Libya were already suspicious for a number of reasons. First, during Obama’s presidential campaign, he asserted that his priority was to get America out of the two wars it was already fighting. Second, Obama was a staunch critic of the Bush administration for unconstitutionally embarking on a war without congressional approval — an action of which President Obama is now guilty. Finally, as the economy is teetering on collapse, one would assume the last thing the President would want is to have to fund a third war. And yet here we are. However, once we delve...
  • Sunstein: Obama Wants 'Second Bill of Rights' (modeled after 1944 FDR State of the Union speech)

    01/29/2013 10:48:42 AM PST · by drewh · 65 replies
    Big Government ^ | 28 Jan 2013 | by Breitbart News
    Former Obama administration regulatory czar Cass Sunstein has published an op-ed: that the president wants a "second Bill of Rights" alongside the existing one. Sunstein located the source of Obama's inspiration in Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1944 State of the Union address, rather than the South African constitution--though the American academics whose writings inspired South Africa's ambitious Bill of Rights could well have taken Roosevelt's proposals as their foundation. Roosevelt's Second Bill of Rights--not a list of constitutional amendments, but policy goals--was as follows: In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak,...
  • Cass Sunstein Explains How You Have Benefitted From Obama's Fewer Major Regulatory Rules

    08/07/2012 7:58:17 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 10 replies
    White House YouTube Channel ^ | 8-7-2012 | Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein, Administrator of The White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, uses the White House White Board to lay out the facts and show that we can protect health and safety while promoting economic goals as well. And he explains how people died via Bush's overly regulated two terms, destroying Clinton's lean government legacy.
  • Regulatory czar (Cass Sunstein) leaving White House to return to Harvard Law School

    08/03/2012 1:33:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/03/12 | Justin Sink
    Regulatory czar leaving White House to return to Harvard Law SchoolBy Justin Sink - 08/03/12 09:26 AM ET Cass Sunstein, a top adviser to President Obama who functions as a gatekeeper on federal regulations, is leaving the White House to return to Harvard Law School. Obama heralded Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, "for his friendship and for his years of exceptional service." "For the last three and a half years, Cass Sunstein has helped drive a series of historic accomplishments on behalf of the American people," Obama said in a statement. "From putting in place...
  • Obama Czar Resigning...Leaving Us With 1000's Of New Regulations To Strangle Business Owners With

    08/03/2012 10:32:53 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-03-12 | Curt
    Obama's Regulatory Czar has resigned: Cass Sunstein, administrator of the powerful Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the White House Office of Management and Budget, will return later this month to his previous post at Harvard Law School, the White House will announce Friday. Obama said of Sunstein: “For the last three and a half years, Cass Sunstein has helped drive a series of historic accomplishments on behalf of the American people." Accomplishments? During the last 3+ years Obama and his "regulatory czar" have issued 106 new major regulations (as of March 2012). ...at a cost of more than...
  • Help! Need list of Obama's ties to Marxism, and/or Communism

    07/30/2012 3:33:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    self | 7-29-12 | vanity
    I need a quick list of all the Communist and Marxist ties in the Obama administration for use at a meeting tonight. Something beyond his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, and appointee Van Jones. I know this topic is rich, and I hope other FReepers can help me tie it altogether in one neat package. Thanks in advance.
  • Executive Privilege: A Primer

    06/20/2012 2:22:37 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 3 replies
    University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog ^ | March 26, 2007 | sunstein (Cass?)
    March 26, 2007 Executive Privilege: A Primer In view of the current conflict between Congress and the President, it might be useful to outline existing law on executive privilege, and thus to provide a kind of primer (a tentative, preliminary, and incomplete one to be sure). The following does not focus on or attempt to resolve the current controversy. Nor does it trace the practices of Congress and the executive branch over time. One of the largest lessons is that much of the law remains unsettled. The Supreme Court has not said a great deal; the court of appeals for...
  • An Open Letter to Bottom Dollar Foods

    06/16/2012 2:46:47 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 34 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | June 14, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    An Open Letter to Bottom Dollar Foods by Daniel Clark When Bottom Dollar Foods arrived in Pittsburgh, it immediately became my favorite grocery store. A discount supermarket that carries name brand items in addition to its store brands, it has also got reasonably-priced meats and excellent produce. Disappointingly, my shopping days at Bottom Dollar may be numbered, however, if my recent experience there turns out to be the start of a trend. As I was about to check out, I noticed that the 5-cent plastic shopping bags that normally hang near the registers were missing. The cashier informed me that...
  • Obama Information Czar Cass Sunstein Confronted on Cognitive Infiltration of Conspiracy Groups

    05/02/2012 8:46:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/1/12 | wearechange
    In a rare public appearance, The Obama Administration's Information Czar Cass Sunstein gave a lecture at the NYU Law School in NYC yesterday, prompting Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange to attend. Watch as Luke confronts Sunstein multiple times on an academic paper he co-authored back in 2008 entitled "Conspiracy Theories" in which he called for cognitive infiltration of conspiracy groups by the government.
  • The Movement To Torch The United States Constitution

    04/25/2012 4:10:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    The New American ^ | May 2012 Issue | James O. E. Norell
    DID YOU KNOW SOUTH AFRICA HAS A CONSTITUTION THAT'S FAR SUPERIOR TO OUR OWN? THAT'S WHAT ONE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, AS WELL AS SHADOWY ACTIVITIST GROUPS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO EFFECT CHANGE, BELIEVE. “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa … a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights …” -Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jan. 30, 2012. That stunning disavowal—by an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court—of the Constitution she has sworn...
  • A Deep Faith in What's Been Proved (Obama by the numbers - Perry by faith)

    09/01/2011 7:40:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 1, 2011 | CHRYSTIA FREELAND | REUTERS -- Letter to Editor
    NEW YORK — You might call it the cognitive divide — the split between an evidence-based worldview and one that is rooted in faith or ideology — and it is one of the most important fault lines in the United States today. President Barack Obama called attention to the cognitive divide, and reminded us...when he chose the Princeton University economist Alan Krueger to lead his Council of Economic Advisers. Mr. Krueger is a labor economist, and at first blush, that focus may seem the important part of his résumé......his mastery of data and his utter commitment to the truths it...
  • NFU Says Farm Equipment Should be Exempt from CDL Requirements

    08/02/2011 6:55:24 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies
    Hoosier Ag Today ^ | July 29th
    National Farmers Union (NFU) submitted comments to Thomas Yager of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) about a possible reinterpretation of the Motor Carrier Act of 1935, the Motor Carrier Safety Act of 1984, and the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986. The FMCSA is exploring the possibility of categorizing "implements of husbandry and other farm equipment" as commercial motor vehicles, thus requiring a commercial driver's license (CDL) to operate. "Most farmers have little, if any, control or knowledge of the final destination of the commodities they produce," said NFU President Roger Johnson. "As such, it is inappropriate...
  • APNewsBreak: Rules would speed up union elections (Sweeping new pro-union election rules from NLRB)

    06/21/2011 9:44:49 AM PDT · by Qbert · 34 replies
    AP via Breitbart.com ^ | 6/21/2011 | SAM HANANEL
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Labor regulators are set to propose sweeping new rules Tuesday that would dramatically speed up the time frame for union elections, a move that could make it easier for struggling unions to organize new members, and cut the time businesses have to mount anti-union campaigns. A copy of the planned rules, to be announced by the National Labor Relations Board, was obtained by The Associated Press. The proposal is expected to irritate Republicans and business groups who have complained about the board's pro-labor actions. Most labor elections currently take place within 45-60 days after a union gathers...
  • Cass Sunstein recommends government infiltration of conspiracy groups

    04/19/2011 7:45:47 AM PDT · by CanaGuy · 71 replies
    Social Science Research Network ^ | 15 Jan 2008 | Cass Sunstein
    A paper by Cass Sunstein says it all. From p.14 "Conspiracy Theories" by CASS R. SUNSTEIN
  • Here's A Crazy Question

    04/10/2011 10:49:49 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 61 replies
    Free Republic | 4/11/11 | Alan Levy
    Here's a crazy question: Was the federal "government" involved in some way in Glenn Beck's departure from FOX News ? Now, don't get me wrong, I know how that sounds. I see your eyes rolling. Yes, my official Glenn Beck tinfoil hat is too tight, I'm a conspiracy theorist, blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda, yadda. Nonetheless, I want you to really think about it. After all, we live in times that don't allow us to sit back and say: "Nah, that couldn't be true". We live in times that force us to say "Well, I hope that's not true". Whether...
  • George Soros assault on U.S. Constitution - rewriting nation's founding document

    03/29/2011 7:34:30 AM PDT · by opentalk · 41 replies
    WND ^ | March 27, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    At least three White House advisers and officials, including President Obama's regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, have ties to an effort funded by billionaire George Soros to push for a new, "progressive" U.S. Constitution WND first reported last week that Sunstein's wife, Samantha Power, has been a champion of a Soros-funded doctrine, entitled "responsibility to protect," which was used by Obama to justify engaging in an international military alliance to bomb Libya. As the National Security Council special adviser to Obama on human rights, Power reportedly influenced Obama in his decision. Now it has emerged that Sunstein has maintained extensive ties...
  • Led into war by a president who can't be Trusted

    03/24/2011 4:38:21 AM PDT · by opentalk · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 23, 2011 | Timothy P. Carney
    Americans will have a hard time supporting President Obama's war in Libya --because the United States is already fighting two wars, because the president never publicly made the case for involvement, because Congress never authorized the war, and because there are no identifiable American interests.But just as important, for those Americans paying close attention, is the growing realization that the president can't be trusted. His assurances that America's military role in Libya will be limited in scope and duration carry little weight after the lies and evasions of his top aides. Not even a week into our war on Libya,...
  • Soros fingerprints on Libya bombing - Leftist mastermind puts up big bucks to erase borders

    03/24/2011 6:55:28 AM PDT · by opentalk · 29 replies
    WND ^ | March 23, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    Leftist mastermind puts up big bucks to erase border. Philanthropist billionaire George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the global organization that promotes the military doctrine used by the Obama administration to justify the recent airstrikes targeting the regime of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya. The activist who founded and coined the name of the doctrine, "Responsibility to Protect," sits on several key organizations alongside Soros. Also, the Soros-funded global group that promotes Responsibility to Protect is closely tied to Samantha Power, the National Security Council special adviser to Obama on human rights. Power has been a champion...
  • Glenn Beck Accuses Fareed Zakaria Of Being An “Out And Out America Basher”

    02/22/2011 4:39:44 PM PST · by Mozilla · 12 replies
    mediaite ^ | 2-22-11 | Jon Bershad
    On Glenn Beck’s television show yesterday, he brought up one of his favorite pieces of literature, Cass Sunstein’s 2008 essay on conspiracy theorists (PDF) which lists ways the government might combat them. One suggestion advises the government to “hire credible private parties to engage in counterspeech.” On today’s radio show, Beck told us who one of these private parties might be; none other than Fareed Zakaria. A few months ago, Zakaria took umbrage with Beck’s assertion that 10% of Muslims are terrorists. However, Zakaria really got on Glenn Beck’s bad side this weekend with his interview with perennial enemy of...
  • Michelle Obama: “Let’s Lie” and Other Smart Parenting Techniques from the Left (Sunstein)

    02/14/2011 5:44:35 PM PST · by callisto · 16 replies
    Liz Blaine ^ | February 14, 2011 | Liz Blaine
    Progressives using deceit and misinformation to manipulate people to achieve their intended goal is not new. ItÂ’s standard operating procedure. With the election of Barack Obama came the most radical administration in the history of the United States bringing lies, threats, and backroom deals to the forefront of American politics. 60's radicals seized their opportunity to enact their leftist agenda, attacking any opponent who dared to speak out against their plans. But the American people held strong to their convictions and the left was forced to move toward soft tyranny, the slow nudge of leftist ideology insinuating itself into our...
  • A Czar is Born (Cass Sunstein's Progressivism)

    01/01/2011 10:14:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | December 9, 2010 | Joseph Postell
    Books by Cass R. Sunstein discussed in this essay: The Partial Constitution After the Rights Revolution: Reconceiving the Regulatory State The Second Bill of Rights: FDR's Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need it Now More than Ever Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness, co-written by Richard H. ThalerDesigning Democracy: What Constitutions DoA Constitution of Many Minds: Why the Founding Document Doesn't Mean What it Meant Before Radicals in Robes: Why Extreme Right-Wing Courts are Wrong for America A specter is haunting liberalism—the specter of postmodernism. Liberalism came to dominate American politics in the last century as the embodiment of progressivism, which...
  • Feds Seek to Implement Unconstitutional Power Grab

    12/31/2010 7:00:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    In the latest brazen attempt to circumvent the Constitution, Obama and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) are seeking to implement rules that will subject American gun dealers to even more onerous paperwork requirements.    A new proposed rule will, for the first time, establish the precedent that licensed firearms dealers will be required (by administrative fiat) to report to the government the sale of two or more semi-automatic rifles that are .22 caliber or greater, can accept a detachable magazine, and are purchased by the same person within five business days.   In a move that...
  • Obama’s Regulatory Czar Demystified for ‘Homer Simpson’ America

    09/14/2010 6:13:29 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 13th | Pam Key
    The Nanny State is Underrated by ‘Homer Simpson’ Americans Sunstein is Not a Socialist He Just Wants Gov to Control How Much You Can Buy Sunstein Wants Superpower President, Just Go Around that Pesky Constitution
  • From Bluebook to Blueprint

    06/15/2010 7:39:27 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 104+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 15, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    From Bluebook to Blueprint Malcolm A. Kline, June 15, 2010 Giving academics the opportunity to do whatever they want with the federal government may not be the brightest idea on the planet. “One great example of a dangerous Obama czar who will have to testify before Congress and did undergo Senate confirmation hearings is John P. Holdren,” Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski point out in their book, The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency. “Dr. Holdren is President Obama’s ‘science czar,’ meaning he is the director of the White House Office of Science and...
  • The first of Czar Cass Sunstein’s mandated websites now online

    05/18/2010 8:56:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 655+ views
    canada free press ^ | 5/18/10 | Judi McLeod
    Now that Obama Information Czar Cass Sunstein is making spoon-fed government propaganda mandatory on political websites, Canada Free Press (CFP) is introducing balancingtherightmessage.com. Forcibly including government propaganda on political blogs gave us the idea for balancingtherightmessage.com, a dumping ground for the right to do the same thing to the left.
  • Kagan and Sunstein Aim to Censor Free Speech: Web, Books, Radio

    05/18/2010 2:30:45 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 49 replies · 1,289+ views
    Sunstein, Kagan, Rush ^ | May 18th | Rush
    SUNSTEIN: Sites of one point of view agree to provide links to other sites so that if you're reading a conservative magazine, they would provide a link to a liberal site, and vice-versa, just to make it easy for people to get access to competing views. RUSH: Stop the tape, recue that. This is net neutrality.
  • Obama’s Regulatory Czar Pushes Creepy Plan for Legally Controlling Internet Information

    05/18/2010 11:23:14 AM PDT · by keep your powder dry · 9 replies · 832+ views
    Uncovered Audio: Obama’s Regulatory Czar Pushes Creepy Plan for Legally Controlling Internet Information (link is video)
  • Obama planning a Dept of Truthiness?

    05/10/2010 1:37:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies · 1,560+ views
    The register (London UK) ^ | 10th May 2010 | Andrew Orlowski
    Is the Obama Administration preparing the ground for a Ministry of Truthiness? The President's latest wide-ranging speech at Hampton University made a halt at a very strange outpost, before moving on to education. Obama, it seems, is vexed by the idea of conspiracy theories. Apparently people aren't thinking the right thoughts. Obama's internet Yoda, Professor Cass Sunstein*, is also besotted with the idea. Two years ago, Sunstein proposed what you might call an 'active government solution' to conspiracies. The best way to counter conspiracy theories, Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule argued, is with the "cognitive infiltration of extremist groups". This...
  • Repost: Cass Sunstein Advocates for Removal of People's Organs Without Explicit Consent

    03/19/2010 12:53:19 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 47 replies · 937+ views
    NetRight Nation ^ | September 4, 2009 | Adam Bitely
    Oldie but goodie from 9/4/09 For the last couple of weeks we have been blasting Cass Sunstein on this blog. Many of you have also picked up the sword and begun fighting this Obama appointment as well. Now, we need to really stand up. The Senate will be coming back into session next week and Harry Reid has already mentioned that he wants to make confirming Sunstein one of his first priorities. We CANNOT let this happen. Check out this story today on Sunstein from Matt Cover at CNS News. If this doesn't make you pick up a phone and...
  • Using Psychology To Save You From Yourself {0bamas plan for you "Behavioral Economics"}

    03/18/2010 3:22:45 AM PDT · by Tigen · 32 replies · 1,164+ views
    NPR ^ | June 8, 2009 | Alix Spiegel
    This is the story of how obscure psychological research into human decision-making first revolutionized economics and now appears poised to remake the relationship between the government and its citizens. Cass Sunstein, President Obama's pick to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, was a vocal supporter of the program, because it was an economic policy that shaped itself around human psychology. Sunstein is just one of a number of high-level appointees now working in the Obama administration who favors this kind of approach. All are devotees of behavioral economics — a school of economic thought greatly influenced by psychological...
  • Climate Greenshirts: The Rise of Eco-Fascism

    01/27/2010 6:20:01 AM PST · by RogerFGay · 16 replies · 1,326+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | January 27, 2010 | Carey Roberts
    I like liberals. In fact I count liberals among my best friends. But when they get peeved, liberals can say the darndest things! I’m not bothered by the progressives’ sky-is-falling predictions or the off-key Mother Earth dirges. But when the environmentalists begin to call for disinformation campaigns, criminal prosecutions, and cold-blooded executions, I say, “Hold on a green minute, fella!” Before proceeding, I’ll give credit where credit is due, to Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma who has documented many of the jackboot tactics on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee website. The first tactic of the Climate Greenshirts...
  • Obama confidant's spine-chilling proposal - Cass Sunstein wants the government to "cognitively.."

    01/17/2010 1:52:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 257 replies · 9,705+ views
    Salon ^ | Jan. 15, 2010 | Glenn Greenwald
    Cass Sunstein wants the government to "cognitively infiltrate" anti-government groups Cass Sunstein has long been one of Barack Obama's closest confidants.  Often mentioned as a likely Obama nominee to the Supreme Court, Sunstein is currently Obama's head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs where, among other things, he is responsible for "overseeing policies relating to privacy, information quality, and statistical programs."  In 2008, while at Harvard Law School, Sunstein co-wrote a truly pernicious paper proposing that the U.S. Government employ teams of covert agents and pseudo-"independent" advocates to "cognitively infiltrate" online groups and websites -- as well as other activist groups --...
  • Top Obama czar: Infiltrate all ‘conspiracy theorists’

    01/15/2010 2:57:24 PM PST · by IbJensen · 20 replies · 984+ views
    G;obal Climate Scam ^ | 1/14/2010 | Aaron Kline
    In a lengthy academic paper, President Obama’s regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, argued the U.S. government should ban “conspiracy theorizing.” Among the beliefs Sunstein would ban is advocating that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud. Sunstein also recommended the government send agents to infiltrate “extremists who supply conspiracy theories” to disrupt the efforts of the “extremists” to propagate their theories. In a 2008 Harvard law paper, “Conspiracy Theories,” Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule, a Harvard law professor, ask, “What can government do about conspiracy theories?” “We can readily imagine a series of possible responses. (1) Government might ban...
  • The creepy mindset behind Cass Sunstein's creepy proposal

    01/15/2010 10:16:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 960+ views
    Salon.com ^ | 1/15/10 | Glenn Greenwald
    Cass Sunstein has long been one of Barack Obama's closest confidants. Often mentioned as a likely Obama nominee to the Supreme Court, Sunstein is currently Obama's head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs where, among other things, he is responsible for "overseeing policies relating to privacy, information quality, and statistical programs." In 2008, while at Harvard Law School, Sunstein co-wrote a truly pernicious paper proposing that the U.S. Government employ teams of covert agents and psuedo-"independent" advocates to "cognitively infiltrate" online groups and websites -- as well as other activist groups -- which advocate views that Sunstein deems...
  • Top Obama czar: Infiltrate all 'conspiracy theorists'

    01/14/2010 3:25:56 AM PST · by Man50D · 107 replies · 3,061+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | January 14, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    In a lengthy academic paper , President Obama's regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, argued the U.S. government should ban "conspiracy theorizing." Among the beliefs Sunstein would ban is advocating that the theory of global warming is a deliberate fraud. Sunstein also recommended the government send agents to infiltrate "extremists who supply conspiracy theories" to disrupt the efforts of the "extremists" to propagate their theories. In a 2008 Harvard law paper, "Conspiracy Theories," Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule, a Harvard law professor, ask, "What can government do about conspiracy theories?" "We can readily imagine a series of possible responses. (1) Government might...
  • Health Care Not In Constitution

    12/23/2009 5:08:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,647+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 23, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Self-Evident Truths: Sen. Dianne Feinstein says it comes under the Commerce Clause. Rep. Steny Hoyer says it's mandated by the "general welfare" clause. Despite liberal wishes, health care is not a right. The "living Constitution" that Democrats and their court appointees have given us may be the death of our freedoms. Their constitution adapts to the times and serves the whims of the elitists. The Constitution is supposed to limit government powers. It does not allow government to do anything it feels like doing. Cass Sunstein, the head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, is the author of...
  • Cass Sunstein: Censor Hannity, right-wing rumors

    11/23/2009 2:31:41 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 38 replies · 1,981+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/23/09 | Aaron Klein
    Websites should be obliged to remove "false rumors" while libel laws should be altered to make it easier to sue for spreading such "rumors," argued Cass Sunstein, Obama's regulatory czar
  • Obama Makes Polygamy a 21st-Century Issue

    11/03/2009 6:08:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies · 1,501+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2009 | Phyllis Sclafly
    No sooner had we celebrated the exit of Barack Obama's green jobs czar, Van Jones, because of his Communist connections, another off-the-wall administration embarrassment surfaced. President Obama nominated for commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) a woman who signed a radical manifesto endorsing polygamy. We thought our nation had settled the polygamy issue a century and a half ago, but this nomination makes it a 21st century controversy. Obama's nominee for the EEOC, a lesbian law-school professor named Chai R. Feldblum, signed a 2006 manifesto endorsing polygamous households (i.e., "in which there is more than one conjugal partner")....
  • The Cap and Trade Quagmire for Conservatives

    10/28/2009 11:17:56 AM PDT · by buszero · 15 replies · 666+ views
    Obama Information ^ | October 28, 2009 | junebug
    It is not a secret to any of us that the United Nations Charter is simply the Communist Manifesto which had be modified and adapted for the vindictive expedience of transferring the wealth from the people living who are living world leaders such as the United States to the Socialist elites. We’ve all seen the faces and the bare-naked bodies of impoverished children who had been exploited for this kind of extortion. These organizations are always operated and promoted by the elites such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, but the impoverished people who are shown on their posters and...
  • Socializing Society by Eliminating the Family

    10/28/2009 8:40:25 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 26 replies · 1,120+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | 10/28/2009 | Thomas E. Brewton
    Cass Sunstein, administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, proposes to abolish traditional marriage as a state-sponsored institution. As many feared, same-sex marriage may become the wedge to destroy the religious and political institutions of marriage and family. Each new day brings to light additions to the torrent of liberal-progressive-socialist attacks upon the basic social and political institutions of Western civilization and its foundation in Judeo-Christian morality. Reducing marriage to no more than issuance of a civil certificate acknowledging the partnering of any two people is exactly what the Soviet Union did. The aim was, and...
  • ARCHIVE: If Obama’s New Czar Has His Way, This Could Be My Last Post…

    10/23/2009 7:43:09 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 7 replies · 649+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 07/13/09 | Michael Naragon
    In light of Cass Sunstein's recent assault on marriage, I humbly repost a piece I did back in July on Obama's ultra-radical regulatory czar... Cass Sunstein, a Harvard law professor and friend to the national Messiah, has been tapped to head the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Sunstein was one of the major influences on a young Obama’s attitudes on government regulation and economics, a scary proposition considering the degree to which the Obama administration is attempting to pull us toward Soviet-style communism. According to the Journal, many of those...