There have been sighs of despair and much hand-wringing coming from observers of the latest attempt by the FCC to intervene in the operations of the Internet. The noisiest came from one of the two commissioners who voted against the ruling, Robert McDowell.

Plutarch records that upon hearing one of his early public orations, Julius Caesar remarked about his erstwhile protégé and eventual assassin Brutus: “I know not what this young man intends, but whatever he intends he intends vehemently.”

Steve Kroft called it �The Day of Reckoning� on his �60 Minutes� segment on Sunday, but many weren�t buying it. Despite persuasive statistics showing that states have overpromised and overspent, Kroft�s conclusion about time having run out on the states was met with denial, even anger.

Under the guise of a “driveway fee,” the city council of Mission, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, has imposed a tax on churches based on the numbers that attend worship services. The fee, which is also being charged to non-profit organizations and charities in the community, is similar to a driveway tax that has been struck down as illegal in two other states, according to the Alliance Defense Fund, which filed a lawsuit on behalf of two congregations in the community.

While President Obama and the Congress were engaged in using the U.S. military as a pawn in the latest round of social experimentation, a review of test scores has called into question the intellectual fitness of military applicants.
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