I once heard then-U.S. Rep. and now-Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., say something that I quite liked: “I’m a Christian, an American, a conservative and a Republican – in that order.” It quite nicely sums up how I feel. Even if you are liberal,...Show More Summary
WHAT LURKS BENEATH: The state says small but significant, measurable amounts of diesel have been found about 16 to 17 feet below ground in this area near Lincoln’s new Pinnacle Bank Arena. By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog LINCOLN, Neb. – “Significant, measurable” amounts of diesel were found on groundwater below ground in the new...
Just a word of thanks to Legal Insurrection readers. The pushback against the anti-Israel academic boycott is gaining momentum. An increasing number of universities and colleges are stating their positions against the boycott. Not a single university or major academic
As Pelosi said, embrace the suck my friends. Looks like fracking is the only thing that enabled some positive increase in household income....
I admire Mark Steyn’s gallantry in defending freedom of speech and thought, but his weekend column is less than illuminating. It seems to have been 200 percent felt and half-thought. Sorting through and categorizing the jumble of quite different examples that provoked Mark’s dudgeon was nonetheless a useful exercise. Show More Summary
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index moved into the minus 20s for the first time in 10 weeks, at -29.4. Initial jobless claims rose 11,000 last week, to 379,000. The 4-week moving average rose 14,750 to 343,500. Continuing claims rose 94,000 to 2.884 million. These are all holiday numbers, though, so the week-to-week number is pretty [...]
So, here’s Bob Laszewski’s description of the latest way that the Obama administration rewrote the law and tax code: If you had a health insurance policy that was cancelled, you are now exempt from the individual mandate and its tax penalty should you not decide to buy a replacement policy. Show More Summary
There was some good news in President Obama’s comments about NSA’s phone record program today during his press conference. The President said that both Judge Leon’s decision earlier this week that the NSA program might be unconstitutional...Show More Summary
By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — The cities of Brentwood and Franklin have combined their resources, and the taxpayer money they receive, to hire someone to lobby state legislators in Nashville. They say they’re unhappy over the Legislature’s recent moratorium on all annexations statewide. “That’s not something that the city of Franklin was...
Just remember, the Republicans are always the racists: Democratic federal-level campaigns are paying minority staffers significantly less than their white counterparts, according to a study from the New Organizing Institute (NOI). “African...Show More Summary
Comedy Central is wrapping up the third season of “Key & Peele,” a sketch comedy show with Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, both veterans of “Mad TV” on Fox. Marisa Guthrie at The Hollywood Reporter asked about how they came up with...Show More Summary
Our own Homeland Security is accused of smuggling illegal immigrant children INTO the country. That seems to be the opposite of its mission: A federal judge in Texas late last week accused the Obama administration of aiding drug cartels,...Show More Summary
By Mary C. Tillotson | Watchdog.org The North Carolina Court of Appeals says N.C. Learns cannot open a virtual charter school in the state, The News and Observer reports. NO GO: An appeals court ruled that N.C. Learns cannot open an online charter school in the state. The nonprofit had applied for authorization to open...
Part 43 of 40 in the series Educating America OUTPERFORMING: In the latest Pennsylvania School Performance Profile, Philadelphia charter schools outperform district schools. By Maura Pennington | Watchdog.org PHILADELPHIA — Two high schools in South Philadelphia are separated by a mile, but the distance between them seems much wider. South Philadelphia High School scored 36.5...
Harvey Levin, the founder of celebrity gossip website TMZ.com, threw his support behind Phil Robertson and his right to believe what he wants to believe. Harvey Levin and TMZ says Phil’s firing smells like hypocrisy. A&E’s suspension of Phil Robertson … Continue reading ?
You know that Medicaid expansion Obama and the Democrats wanted to force on all the states? It comes with a nice estate tax: As fine print is wont to do, it had buried itself in a long form — Balhorn’s application for free health insurance through the expanded state Medicaid program. Show More Summary
The White House is scrambling to explain yet another significant change in the implementation of Obamacare: This time the accommodation is an expansion of the law’s “hardship exemption” to include people whose plans have been canceled, meaning those individuals don’t have to buy standard Obamacare plans in 2014. Show More Summary
So, only five more days until Christmas. Even though the VES has reached teenagehood, we can still manage to create enough suspense under the tree to have her picking up presents and shaking them in utter frustration. heh Now, though,...Show More Summary
Ehhhh... I think this is linkbait-edly overstated but it worked. I'm linking it. Her basic suggestion is that all of these "tweaks" Obama orders by his Kingly Right of Verbal Legislation have the tendency of undermining the actual viability of...