While the media was focusing on Governor Scott Walker’s difficulties with unions in Wisconsin, John Stossel said they missed a much larger and more important story about another governor: Luis Fortuño (left), of Puerto Rico. In 2009, the 3,500-square-mile island just east of the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico was, according to Fortuño, a mess:
Despite high unemployment and the prolonged burden of lethargic economic growth, U.S. Congressional leaders are seeing their personal wealth rise. With unemployment at 9.1 percent and the private sector short on cash, everyday Americans desperately seek work, while those fortunate to have work suffer from benefit and wage cuts.
With just a few episodes left of the Glenn Beck program on Fox News, the conservative pundit has little time remaining to warn about the dangers plaguing the American people. Unwilling to waste that time, Beck used Wednesday’s episode to caution his viewers about Agenda 21, a Soros-sponsored plan implemented by the United Nations for “sustainable development.”
The plan has been adopted by 178 nations, reported Beck, who also put that figure into perspective when he said, “I believe there’s only 191 on the planet.”
Give Dennis Kucinich credit for tenacity. Having been thwarted by the House of Representatives’ leadership in his attempt to get the House to pass a resolution demanding an end to President Barack Obama’s unconstitutional war in Libya, the Ohio Democrat, along with nine other Congressmen, is suing Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates in federal court in hopes of putting a stop to the United States’ involvement in the NATO operation.
After adamantly resisting calls for his resignation, New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner announced his resignation moments ago during a press conference in Brooklyn, New York. The announcement came three weeks after Weiner was exposed for engaging in a number of illicit online relationships, and after an exchange between the Congressman and a 17-year old high school student raised a few eyebrows.
The Constitution was intended to impose checks and balances, separation of powers, and other limits on the power of government, particularly the federal government. Any reading of that foundational document that ignores that purpose ignores the Constitution entirely. Among the three branches of the federal government, the “least dangerous branch” was the federal judiciary. The Supreme Court is the only federal court provided for in the Constitution, although lesser federal courts could be created (and destroyed) by Congress, and the jurisdiction of all those federal courts, with only very limited explicit jurisdiction by the Supreme Court, was determined by Congress.
In a break with America’s conventional policy on the matter, the Obama administration announced earlier this week that it would once again be siding with Argentina, this time in the dispute between the UK and Argentina over the Falkland Islands. By default, Obama has sided against Britain in the ongoing conflict over the island chain at the center of a 1982 war.
Texas has joined Georgia, Alabama, Arizona, and host of other states in the battle against illegal immigration, and illegal alien activists are just an angry in the Lone Star State as they are in the others.
The state Senate has passed a law that permits police to question the immigration status of arrestees and those they legally detain. And, importantly, cities in Texas will no longer be permitted to establish themselves as sanctuaries for illegal aliens.
The federal government, in using its illegitimate and unconstitutional authority to regulate various industries — such as food, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and other commodities — has raised the ire of producers and advocates of raw milk consumption, including Amish communities throughout the American heartland.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is well known as the most politically-engaged and radically leftist labor union in the United States today. SEIU frequently co-partners with the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) on various legislative and political events, and was a close partner of corrupt leftist advocacy group ACORN, but is now attempting to also steer the course of Republican politics.