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Rules, Rules for All

April 30, 2014 by

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Readers should check out this short article in Investors.com on United States regulatory costs (April 30, 2014).  The article is entitled “U. S. Regulatory Costs are World’s No. 10 Economy.”  As the title suggests, the total cost in one year to affected parties of all Federal regulations is larger than all but ten of the […]

How to tell someone’s not serious about solving political problems. My short list here; what can you add?

April 30, 2014 by

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You know someone is not really concerned about carbon emissions if they reject natural gas and nuclear energy You know someone is not really serious about getting the deficit under control if they are in favor of near-term stimulus (more spending) and long-term spending cuts (i.e., when they are out of office) You know someone […]

Faith may be in action, but is the mind of Christ? Social gospel left demands higher taxes in Illinois

April 29, 2014 by

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Pity the poor people of Illinois.  They have perhaps the worst government policies in the nation, and have less than 43 cents on the dollar funded of their pension liabilities for the large public sector.  The state settled with the SEC in March after it was charged with securities violations in fraudulent reporting of its […]

Palin Enters Pelosi Territory

April 28, 2014 by

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Truth is sometimes uncomfortable, especially for those of us who want to cheer, sometimes uncritically, for one “side” versus the other. Fandom and devotion can be truth’s enemies, even in the political realm. Our preferred labels often override anything resembling objectivity. At its worst, this practice degenerates into a justification of “us” as we find […]

The Changing of the Gods: Religion and Modern Liberals

April 20, 2014 by

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It isn’t widely reported, though religious liberties organizations are well aware, but religious liberties are under attack from a significant portion of the modern liberal political class.  More than that however, religion in general, specifically the Christian religion is being mocked by that same element.  Snickers could almost be audible when some public figure or […]

Head ’em Up, Move ’em Out

April 20, 2014 by

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The Cliven Bundy-Bureau of Land Management “range wars” have been all over the news lately—well, all over many news outlets.  Even Harry Reid finally spoke up, and, as he usually does, in an obsequious manner and with such exquisite irony (which he probably didn’t catch).  I now feel compelled to weigh in.  The conservative news […]

For the Umpteenth Time: Income Equality

April 20, 2014 by

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On Good Friday I was watching a “debate” between the conservative Roman Catholic Raymond Arroyo and the Christian Left activist Jim Wallis on the subject of income inequality and the pronouncements of Pope Francis on economics and justice.  The Fox News host Bill O’Reilly began with quotes from one very far left writer, Bill Scheer, […]