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If you cry over the consequences, then change the causes

If you cried over this tragedy: You should support this solution: …

Video: Benson Reacts to Trump's 'Loyalty' Pledge and Press Conference

Townhall political editor Guy Benson reacted on Fox News to Donald Trump's decision to sign the Republican National Committee's so-called...

Breitbart Hack Ben Shapiro: The Arrest of Anti-Gay Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Is "Tyranny"

The right wing propagandists of the Internet are always whacked out. That's a given. But the rhetoric coming out of them about the arrest of anti-gay Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis is so over the top it seems like parody. For example, this crazed Facebook rant about "living in the shadow...

Donald Trump Bashes Ben Carson On Job Creation

It was only a matter of time until Donald Trump went after his friend, Ben Carson, who has been gaining ground in the polls on him and attack he did in a Daily Caller interview: Asked by TheDC whether being a doctor provides the necessary...Show More Summary

Man forced to live in cell without toilet, breathe own excrement, can bring civil claims

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

As an inmate at an upstate New York prison, then-18-year-old Aaron Willey spent over six weeks "behind a Plexiglas shield in [a] cell with [a] broken toilet" and another two weeks in an "unsanitary cell where he was kept naked." Both...Show More Summary

Trump Quote of the Day

“I will be so good at the military, your head will spin.” — Donald Trump, quoted by the New York Times.

Former Hillary Clinton staffer to plead the fifth

A former Clinton I.T. staffer will plead the fifth and refuse to testify before the House committee on Benghazi. What, if anything, can Hillary Clinton do to...

Tom Brady wins, judge overturns Deflategate suspension

New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady beats the NFL. A federal judge has nullified the four-game suspension league commissioner Roger Goodell...

Kentucky clerk sent to jail for not issuing marriage licenses

The Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has been held in contempt of court and is in custody. But her case has become...

Donald Trump pledges his allegiance to GOP

Donald Trump has pledged his allegiance to the Republican party, vowing not to run as a third party candidate despite what he said in last month’s debate....

Chris Christie blames ‘this president’s deceit’ for Syrian refugee deaths

LITTLETON, N.H. -- A photo of Aylan Kurdi, a 3-year old Syrian boy who drowned off the coast of Greece during a failed attempt to flee his war-torn nation, has brought new global attention to a growing refugee crisis. At an afternoon campaign stop at a North Country diner, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie described his own, […]

Life, death and politics

The death of Alan Kurdi and the federal election campaign of 2015 The post Life, death and politics appeared first on

Plain packaging (repost from Blogger)

Ireland has followed Australia in introducing plain packaging of cigarettes. David Prentice and I gave an interview on the Australian experience and its implications for such countries in The World Customs Organisation News, February 2015, Vol 76, pages 62-64. This type of work David and I did on plain packaging won’t get prestigious academic awards [...]

Candidates Respond to Kim Davis Case With Varying Intensity

The story of Ms. Baker, the Kentucky county clerk ordered to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, continued to divide the Republican presidential field.

Cruz blames Obama for climate of violence against police

The Texas senator says the recent string of police shootings comes as a consequence of what he calls Obama's vilification of law enforcement following riots in places such as Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri.

Court rules investigators can examine US Rep. Fattah's email

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court says Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (SHAW'-kah fa-TAH') can't keep investigators out of his personal email. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( ) Wednesday's ruling...Show More Summary

Huge Chicago tax hike? Curb it, earn it.

Rahm Emanuel has everyone's attention with a plan to raise property taxes by $450 million to $550 million for police and fire pensions. Plus $50 million in property taxes for Chicago Public Schools. Plus a new tax on garbage collection. A per-ride fee on taxis and ride services such as Uber. A...

Not the principle but the (union) side

Apprehended bias in a judge is OK when that bias is towards unions and Labor: Union and Labor claims of bias hurled at…

Not refugees. Not a responsibility but a threat

Almost all the media commentary on the invasion of Europe so far overlooks a critical point. The illegal immigrants in no way are…

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