Calling it a debt limit “suspension,” the House voted today to pass the "No Budget, No Pay Act," a measure that will allow the federal government to continue to spend until May 19, at which time it will consider the issue once again. It also takes away any threat of a government shutdown which the GOP initially considered as a way to force the Obama administration to agree to spending cuts. At least for the moment.
As a result of a social media campaign started by an airline pilot in Houston, thousands of gun owners and Second Amendment supporters rallied at their state capitols at "high noon" on Saturday to make their voices and opinions heard. The national media ignored them.
The Conservative Action Project issued a memo to GOP leaders to stand firm on the debt ceiling issue and demand that the White House agree to spending cuts first. That strategy is likely to have as much success as the last debt ceiling confrontation did in 2011: None.
The president's plan to usurp Second Amendment rights is already meeting increasing resistance on every level: from informed citizens and their sheriffs to the House and the Senate. His time is running out.
Aaron Swartz, a software prodigy and an Internet freedom fighter, was found dead in his New York City apartment on Friday of an apparent suicide. Internet freedom fighters around the world mourned.
At President Obama’s final press conference of his first term held on Monday, he made clear his intention not to negotiate with the Congress over the debt ceiling.
Two years ago Steve Forbes, two-time candidate for nomination for president by the Republican Party and editor of Forbes magazine, predicted “a return to the gold standard by the United States within five years … [because it would] help the nation solve a variety of economic, fiscal and monetary ills.” It’s now two years into his prediction and articles explaining how such a return would work, and why, are beginning to appear in the media.
Time magazine's virtual surrender in the abortion wars merely reflects the reality of the change taking place regarding the value of human life by American citizens since the Roe v. Wade decision was made 40 years ago.
The passing of scholar James Buchanan stills the voice of one who understood the fact that men, without Constitutional constraints, will vote themselves unlimited largess from the public treasury due to their own self interest.
The story line in the new theatrical release Promised Land is obviously intended to leave audiences with a very dim and scary view of fracking and the companies that use this new method of drilling to tap vast amounts of oil and natural gas that otherwise would be inaccessible. But the depiction in Promised Land is so fantastic that the intent could backfire. Indeed, by the end of the film, moviegoers may be left annoyed and offended by the blatant attack on fracking. Indeed, this reviewer was very annoyed. (Warning: spoilers follow.)