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Regulators run amok!

May 31, 2013 by

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Normally we focus on political economy issues on a broader scale, but today I’d like to take you down the path of a local example, as a microcosm of the problems of regulation.  Recently we upgraded the paint in our building, as well as a number of other “clean up” type functions to remove eyesores.  […]

The Perfect Storm

May 30, 2013 by

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I hope everyone has been watching the unfolding scandal at the IRS (that’s the Internal Revenue Service for the present).  As I see it, this seems like the perfect convergence of several disturbing trends in recent decades. First, we see the increasing use by congress of “big” and “broad” statutes whose language is left (deliberately?) […]

“This Jesus we follow was executed as a state criminal.”

May 30, 2013 by

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Wow–Mark Dever has blown me away today with his How to Survive a Cultural Crisis over at The Gospel Coalition.  For those concerned over the cultural decay in the United States, this is absolutely a must read.  The title of this blog post is just one of the gems within…

Right Track/Wrong Track Poll Numbers

May 28, 2013 by

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Public opinion experts–I do not consider myself one of them, mind you–use a variety of techniques to tap into how people perceive our nation’s health and welfare. One of the most popular is the right track/wrong track question, which is usually worded like, “do you think America is headed in the right direction or on […]

Holder Signed Off on Rosen Warrant

May 23, 2013 by

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Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on the Department of Justice’s request for a warrant to search and seize the electronic communications of Fox News reporter James Rosen. According to NBC News‘ Michael Isikoff, based on information just obtained, Holder affirmed the decision. Meanwhile, today, President Obama claimed to be troubled by the possible chilling effect […]

Obama Administration: Scandals or Scams?

May 22, 2013 by

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Originally posted on U.S. History II:
       Joe Klein actually took on the issue of scandals within President Barak Obama’s administration in his Time magazine editorial this week.  I was a little misled by his title (“Sorting Out the Scandals”) because he spent much of the article redefining what has occurred as not rising…

How ’bout Apple paying zero corporate income tax?

May 22, 2013 by

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There is a lot of discussion today and yesterday about Apple’s avoidance of the corporate income tax.  As the WSJ reports on Senate Democrats investigation of Apple, Mr. Levin unveiled the results of his months-long investigation into Apple’s corporate taxes and accused the American business success of employing “alchemy” and “gimmickry” to lower its tax […]