Jack Kenny

Monday, 25 August 2014 09:55

Obama's About-face on Ex-Im Bank Recalled

President Barack Obama, who once called the U.S. Export-Import bank "little more than a fund for corporate welfare," urged business owners Saturday to press members of Congress to renew the bank's charter, due to expire on September 30.

More than a third of Americans were living in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded 'means-tested" programscommonly known as welfarein the fourth quarter of 2012.

For years, even decades the federal government has been urging motorists to drive fuel-efficient vehicles, but now it is recognizing the lost gas taxes. 

Friday, 22 August 2014 15:47

Should Movie Theaters Hire SWAT Teams?

Coming soon to a theater near you — airport-like security measures at movie theaters, shopping malls and just about any other public gathering place.

The National Tactical Officers Association, the lobbying group for 1,600 SWAT teams across the country, e-mailed all legislative staffers in the U.S. House and Senate this week, the Daily Beast reported, and assured the legislative aides that its members share "our nation's grief" over the rioting in Ferguson, Missouri. But the main message from the NTOA was a plea to protect the federal program that gives surplus military weapons and equipment to state and local police. The program has become subject of national debate, given the highly visible "warrior cop" image of police during the uprising in Ferguson. 

With guidelines setting limits on student food choices and calorie consumption, the federal government is overstepping the limits of its authority, says Marietta, Georgia's Board of Education.

Thursday's wedding date for same-sex couples in Virginia was postponed indefinitely Wednesday when the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on a lower court ruling overturning Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents related to the 2006-2011 "gun-walking" operation, dubbed "Fast and Furious."

In an August 5 editorial, the Post insisted that the president's "understandable" frustration at being "stymied by congressional paralysis" does not give him license to exceed his constitutional authority by invading the domain of the legislative body.

Sunday, 03 August 2014 10:05

Fire Brennan — or Abolish the CIA?

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called for the firing of CIA Director John Brennan after an internal investigation confirmed that some CIA officials electronically spied on a Senate committee.