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Archive for May, 2007

Democrats Will “Aggressively Persue” Fairness Doctrine

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

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 […]

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The Latest UN Funnies

Monday, May 14th, 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 […]

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Beyond McCain-Feingold: Democrats to Regulate Grass Roots Lobbying Efforts

Monday, May 14th, 2007

John Fund’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 […]

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A Tribute to Communism

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

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 Growth

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Dare to be Fair

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Americans for Fair Taxation had an open contest to Fair Tax supporters called “Dare to be Fair” 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 […]

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Rudy Laughs At Habeas Corpus

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Rudy Giuliani lets us all know what he thinks about Habeas Corpus. (Note, I am not endorsing Alex Jones,, 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.

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Andrew Sullivan On Ron Paul

Friday, May 11th, 2007

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. (…) […]

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Perhaps this is a radical proposition…

Friday, May 11th, 2007

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 […]

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Ron Paul – Terrorist?

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

“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 […]

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Don Corleone: Libertarian ?

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

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 […]

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200 Innocent and Counting

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

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 […]

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Ron Paul Supporters = Poll Spammers ?

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

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 […]

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D.C. Appeals Court Refuses To Rehear Gun Ban Case

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

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, […]

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Green Mountain Senate Punishes Utility For Producing Too Much Green Energy

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

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, […]

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Paul Wolfowitz Does The World A Favor

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

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 […]

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Reparations For Guam: Insanity Squared

Monday, May 7th, 2007

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 […]

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Rudy Giuliani: Give Me A Nation And I’ll Rebuild It

Monday, May 7th, 2007

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.) — 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 […]

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Save The Planet ! Kill The Humans !

Monday, May 7th, 2007

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 […]

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Politics, The Constitution, And Voting Rights For D.C.

Monday, May 7th, 2007

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 […]

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Footloose In The Big Apple

Monday, May 7th, 2007

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 […]

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