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Dem’s Bad Anti-Gun Bill

Feinstein’s Scattershot Anti-Gun Bill Badly Misses the Mark Amy Swearer  &  Peyton Smith / January 14, 2019 The firearms banned under Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s bill are not military-grade at all, even if they mimic military appearances. Democrats promised that if they retook control of the House, gun control would be a top priority. They have wasted little time…

EPA Finally Reined In

Trump EPA Rejects Egregious Cost-Benefit Analysis of Controversial Rule Daren Bakst  January 17, 2019 The costs of the Obama-era MATS rule were as much as 2,400 times greater than the benefits For years, the Environmental Protection Agency has been issuing some of the costliest regulations in U.S. history, especially when it comes to its air…

Saturday Quotes

You can’t fix stupid.” Ron White “Government intervention always breeds economic dislocations that necessitate more government intervention.” May be  Ludwig von Mises “Bad government policy begets more bad government policy.” Mitchell’s Law “There have been revolutions before and since ours, revolutions that simply exchanged one set of rulers for another. Ours was a philosophical revolution that…

Privatize College Football

[Editor: I’m an Auburn grad and have loved and followed college football, second only to MLB. I’ve given up on pro football, however because of the politics. But, maybe it is time for a better college game. I didn’t know the extent taxpayers played a role.] Privatize College Football for A Better Game Alice Salles•January…

Healthcare Corruption is the Norm

This video is a good example of a form of socialistic healthcare but more precisely, of the cost we pay to crony capitalists: that is, government control of competition that benefits private companies ie, doctors, hospitals, clinics, regulators, insurance companies, etc in this example. We’re on the outside of this game, watching and yet, paying…

Medicare’s Gun is Loaded & Aimed

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Has Too Much Power By Joseph Antos, Ph.D. & James C. Capretta RealClearPolicy Contributor December 28, 2018 In the Affordable Care Act (ACA), House and Senate Democrats created a powerful and little-known agency — the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) — that can bypass Congress as it reshapes U.S. health…

The Root of Education’s Problem

It’s Not Money Causing Teachers To Leave Their Jobs In Droves, It’s People Money is not at the root of America’s education problem. The true root of the issue lies with the human participants. By Justin McClinton JANUARY 8, 2019 The Wall Street Journal recently framed the record number of teachers leaving the profession as the result…

Congressional Term Limits Introduced

Sen. Ted Cruz And Rep. Francis Rooney Introduce ‘Term Limits’ Amendment By FRANK CAMP January 4, 2019 On Thursday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Representative Francis Rooney (R-FL) introduced a joint resolution to amend the Constitution of the United States. The proposed amendment would place term limits on elected officials in the Senate and House. The text…

A Solution to Our Civility Crisis

WSJ December 29, 2018 Kant in Kindergarten Could Ease the Civility Crisis His Categorical Imperative steers us away from both selfish and zealously idealistic behavior. By Paula Marantz Cohen | 804 words We’ve recently witnessed a lot of vituperation, self-righteousness and bad behavior on both sides of the political spectrum. Is there a remedy? I…

Natelson’s Law of Article V

A Road Map to Article V by Mike Kapic  January 7, 2019 I’m not a lawyer or a scholar but an amateur historian who began researching Article V in late 2013 and found a treasure trove of learned material. Historical material. Because of the many claims that we don’t know how a convention of states…

Free Speech Advocates Sue

Free Speech Advocates Sue University of Texas Over Restrictive Policies Chloe Anagnos•December 24, 2018 The University of Texas, a public college, is under fire for reportedly stifling free speech on campus. Now, free speech advocates are suing the institution. According to Speech First, a nationwide community and advocacy group focused on fighting to protect the First Amendment, UT’s…

Gun Control and the Value of Life

For all the shootings in LA, Chicago, NY City, & other cities, has there been a count of the number of shooters who passed the NICS background checks before they were issued a gun?

Saturday Quotes

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” George Washington “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” Martin…

Homeschooling Grows in AZ

New Arizona law puts home-schooled students on equal footing David and Christina Garretson have three children who are school aged and learning from home. By Philip Haldiman JANUARY 7, 2019 David and Christina Garretson met in 2001 while working at an elementary school in the Washington School District. Even then, they knew they wanted to…

Amazon’s Alexa is a Lefty

Who would’ve guessed that Jesus was fake news? Alexa, are you sure? Yes.

Most Creative University in America

WSJ December 22, 2018 College Bloat Meets ‘The Blade’ Mitch Daniels, America’s most innovative university president, tells how he’s kept tuition from rising and how acquiring Kaplan University will expand educational access. By Tunku Varadarajan | 1951 words West Lafayette, Ind. Mitch Daniels teaches a course on World War I at Purdue University, where he…

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