The Democrats, according to the American Spectator, are going to aggressively persue the Fairness Doctrine. The decision to press for re-establishment of the Fairness Doctrine now seems to have developed for two reasons. “First, [Democrats] failed on the radio airwaves with Air America, no one wanted to listen,” says a senior adviser to Pelosi. “Conservative [...]Continue reading Democrats Will “Aggressively Persue” Fairness Doctrine
Archive for May, 2007
The United Nations, in a show of solidarity with the free and prosperous nations of the world, and showing a commitment to reform has elected Zimbabwe to head the agency’s Commission on Sustainable Development. The 53-member Commission on Sustainable Development voted 26-21 with three abstentions on the new chair, said Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, vice [...]Continue reading The Latest UN Funnies
John Fundâ€™s Opinion Journal article exposes the Democrats latest attempts to go even further than the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law. [T]he Democrats are frantically trying to pass legislation before Memorial Day. First on the agenda is a bill restricting lobbying, which is heading for the House floor with lightning speed. The House Judiciary Committee is [...]Continue reading Beyond McCain-Feingold: Democrats to Regulate Grass Roots Lobbying Efforts
This is a very, very good video…I’ve never understood why leaders who collectively (excuse the pun) killed millions upon millions of people are worshiped like gods. H/T: Club for GrowthContinue reading A Tribute to Communism
Americans for Fair Taxation had an open contest to Fair Tax supporters called â€œDare to be Fairâ€ to create their own YouTube videos. This video did not make the cut for the top six videos (I suspect that the video is too long) but is very well produced and does a great job of making [...]Continue reading Dare to be Fair
Rudy Giuliani lets us all know what he thinks about Habeas Corpus. (Note, I am not endorsing Alex Jones, Infowars.com, or any of the kooky conspiracy theories Alex Jones espouses.) UPDATE: The comments below say that Giuliani was laughing at the moron Chris Matthews. After rewatching the video, I have to agree with them.Continue reading Rudy Laughs At Habeas Corpus
Some interesting comments over at The Daily Dish: The condescension to and mockery of the sole Republican candidate who seems to care about individual liberty has begun to tick me off. Chris Matthews can be heard groaning “Oh, God,” after Paul spoke of the “original intent” of the Founders with respect to the Constitution. (…) [...]Continue reading Andrew Sullivan On Ron Paul
I was reading Michael Bane today, and he noted something that Sandy Froman (outgoing NRA president) wrote: More Thoughts on the Supremes I’m not the only one who’s feeling a bit queasy as Parker makes it was to the Supreme Court. This from my friend and former NRA President Sandy Froman, writing in World Net [...]Continue reading Perhaps this is a radical proposition…
“In general, [they] claim that the U.S. government is infringing on their individual rights, and/or that the government’s policies are criminal and immoral. [They] hold that the current government is violating the basic principles laid out by the U.S. Constitution” No, the article is not about Ron Paul’s supporters, but rather the Alabama Department of [...]Continue reading Ron Paul – Terrorist?
Law Professor Ilya Somin makes these interesting comments about the law and economics of The Godfather: Everyone remembers Don Corleone’s famous saying that he’s going to make “an offer you can’t refuse.” But for some reason, people forget that the Don also said that “a lawyer with his brief case can steal more than a [...]Continue reading Don Corleone: Libertarian ?
Back in January I wrote a post about how our criminal justice system needs significant reform. A truly wonderful organization founded in 1992 called The Innocence Project is trying to bring about similar reforms I wrote about as well as a few others. Thanks in part to the efforts of The Innocence Project, 200 wrongfully [...]Continue reading 200 Innocent and Counting
Back in March, I noted the controversy that had erupted over the fact that Pajamas Media had removed Ron Paul’s name from their online poll. As it turned out, several weeks later they put Paul back in the poll and he’s been consistently coming in first or second almost every week. Now, it’s becoming clear [...]Continue reading Ron Paul Supporters = Poll Spammers ?
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has refused to revisit the decision of a three-judge panel in Parker v. District of Columbia, the case that struck down the District of Columbia’s gun ban: A federal appeals court in Washington yesterday let stand a ruling that struck down a restrictive D.C. ban on gun ownership, [...]Continue reading D.C. Appeals Court Refuses To Rehear Gun Ban Case
I stumbled across this little tempest in a tea-pot going up in Vermont. I have a lot of affection for the state – away from the cities, they are a pretty self-reliant, likeable people. Plus, the manager of this fine store tried to sell me a rifle when I was 12 years old (my parents, [...]Continue reading Green Mountain Senate Punishes Utility For Producing Too Much Green Energy
Apparently, the little scandal he’s involved in is leading some to think that the World Bank may be irreparably harmed: The leadership crisis engulfing the World Bank began with talk of favoritism for a girlfriend and ill feeling about the Iraq war. But as the bank’s board this week considers the fate of President Paul [...]Continue reading Paul Wolfowitz Does The World A Favor
Fellow contributor Jason Pye notes on his personal blog this absolutely insane piece of legislation: The Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act is scheduled to be considered and voted on in the House Committee on Natural Resources this week. This is the first stop on its way through the legislative process in the 110th [...]Continue reading Reparations For Guam: Insanity Squared
Rudy Giuliani gave the commencement speech at The Citadel this past weekend and it sketches out a foreign policy that, to say the least, raises questions: (Charleston, S.C.) â€” Republican Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani on Saturday called for boosting the Army by another 35,000 troops, saying the nation must project strength and better handle the [...]Continue reading Rudy Giuliani: Give Me A Nation And I’ll Rebuild It
That’s what one radical environmentalist, a guy by the name of Paul Watson, is saying: We should not be living in human communities that enclose tiny preserved ecosystems within them. Human communities should be maintained in small population enclaves within linked wilderness ecosystems. No human community should be larger than 20,000 people and separated from [...]Continue reading Save The Planet ! Kill The Humans !
There is a small, but increasingly vocal, group of Republicans who have spoken out in favor of the bill currently pending before the Senate that would give the District of Columbia a vote in the House of Representatives. As I’ve mentioned before, one of the chief sponsors of the bill in the House was a [...]Continue reading Politics, The Constitution, And Voting Rights For D.C.
Picture yourself at a swanky bar in New York City. It’s about 1am and there’s a jazz trio in the far corner playing something romantic. Sounds nice, huh ? Well, you better not be thinking about taking your partner’s hand and getting up and dancing, because it’s illegal to dance in a bar in New [...]Continue reading Footloose In The Big Apple