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The Dark Side Of Perfectionism

by Eric M. Blake July 1st, 2015
Back in May, I wrote of the dangers of abandoning Senator Marco Rubio to the other seven members of the Gang of Eight — of trashing any honest alterations of methods he proposed in the immigration bill.  (He made it clear to Sean Hannity, recall, that his changes in
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Turning the Talk to Climate Change

by T Akery June 25th, 2015
It is funny how the term has evolved from "global warming" to "climate change." But that's the focus of this week's discussion by the President. I guess it beats talking about violating the Constitution with a clearly out of control NSA or the war in Syria. While this is probably another distraction with no discernible outcome, it is a change of pace for the President.

But really, don't expect anything new from this one. What is likely to get rehashed
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A Buttery Winners and Losers

by Ronald A. Rowe June 17th, 2015
Paula Deen - Loser - Paula Deen had a lot of goodwill with the butter-loving world. But clearly not enough to overcome the admission that she has used the infamous N-word. Imagine, a 66-year-old southerner who has at least once in her life uttered a racial slur. The hypocrisy of the firestorm surrounding Deen (pictured) seems lost on the fine folks at Wal-Mart, who severed all ties with Deen this week. “Let he who has no sin ...” has
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  • A Winner in Exile

    by Ronald A. Rowe June 14th, 2015
    The City of Atherton, California – Loser – The City of Atherton spent $8,000 on security and cleanup for one of President Obama’s fundraising events in April. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $3 million at the event. Atherton officials thought it reasonable that the DCCC kick back .0003% of their haul to cover the costs incurred by the city. They billed the White House. They billed the Democratic
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  • Scandals, Real and False

    by Eric M. Blake June 10th, 2015
    Glenn Beck once predicted — and has often re-predicted — that when historians shake off the rose-colored scales and look back at the Obama Administration — through the lens of the objective facts — they'll have no choice but to proclaim it the most corrupt in American history.  From the curiously readily-available "stimulus package", to the backroom deals and arm-twisting to pass the "Affordable Care" Act … to Solyndra (and
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  • And the Security Theater Continues

    by Jason Lightner June 7th, 2015
    The Associated Press has reported (via The Washington Post) that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has shuttered plans to allow small blades and sports equipment to be carried on board air planes. The proposal would have allowed passengers to carry items such as small knives, Leatherman-style multi-tools, baseball bats, and golf clubs, just to name a few. The measure was struck down, however, due to mounting opposition from
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