According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the affluent Bay Area county across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco has a major problem. It is �too white.� Using data from the most recent census, HUD has determined that Marin County includes seven of the 10 whitest cities in the Bay Area. The Bay Citizen reports on the draft of the report released by HUD:
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is among the critics of President Obama's Libyan intervention who would like to know just whom we are defending with the imposition of a "No fly Zone" in that African nation. "Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi is every bit the madman Ronald Reagan said he was, but are the rebels adherents to Jeffersonian democracy or bin Laden's radical jihad?" Paul asked in a response to the President's address to the nation on the Libyan crisis last evening. Paul, a Tea Party favorite and a rapidly rising star in the GOP ranks, also raised the issue of constitutional authority for the President's military intervention.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky., pictured) is not giving up on his quest to enact a balanced budget amendment (BBA). Word from D.C. indicates that the five-term lawmaker is actively assembling a cohort of advocates of the amendment to the Constitutional that would require Congress to zero the federal balance sheet.
As union leaders and “community organizers” ratchet up the noise level of assorted demonstrations and protests, using microphones, megaphones, and even drums that can be heard for blocks, some city residents are beginning to find their voices, however tepidly. It’s as if they fear angering the coordinators and participants of these uprisings. Mainstream news outlets often seem a bit too anxious to remove from their sites what few reports and opinion pieces on the subject they print, probably for the same reason.
Like other Republican hopefuls for the 2012 presidential nomination, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty articulated a response on President Obama‘s decision to invade Libya with American forces under the multilateral control of the United Nations and NATO. Pawlenty essentially agreed with the act of intervention, without regard to its constitutionality, but disagreed with the multilateral way in which the military intervention was undertaken, saying the decision to implement a no-fly zone may have come too late to save rebel forces from defeat.
ObamaCare proved to be a winning issue for Republicans last November, and rightly so: It is expensive, intrusive, and � most especially � unconstitutional. What is the next expensive, intrusive, unconstitutional Obama project that the GOP can use to win the next election? According to The Hill, it�s Obama�s plan to provide 80 percent of Americans with access to high-speed rail over the next 25 years, a boondoggle the newspaper dubs �ObamaRail.�
Successes in states around the nation in defeating a “con-con,” or Article V convention to change the Constitution, are playing out in Arizona, too. Last week, constitutionalists in the Grand Canyon State prevailed upon their state senators to kill the measure in the upper chamber, although two House bills — HCR 2015 and HCR 2022 — remain in committee.
An amendment has been proposed to alter the language of a bill currently pending before the Tennessee General Assembly that would criminalize the violent practice of Shariah law in the state.
Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla., pictured left), the Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced Monday she will introduce legislation that makes U.S. funding for the United Nations contingent on reform. It also calls for the U.S. to withdraw from the U.N.'s Human Rights Council.