No Institution Left Unregulated: Obama’s War on Food Co-ops

I’ve never been part of a food co-op and that is probably because my politics are right of center. Somehow I have always thought of food co-ops as a product of the left. Perhaps I am wrong but that has been my impression. But I also realized they were unique among Left-leaning endeavors. Unlike minimum wage law or soda size restrictions, food co-ops are a private creation in the marketplace that are not driven by coercion. They are sustained by the voluntary cooperation of their members. So Read more […]

New York Times V. Truth, Reason, and Nail Salons

When the New York Times wrote an attack on the nail salon industry, Mark Horne pointed out that the article was so biased as to be worthless. But I missed the story about Reason.com’s counterattack and the New York Time’s less-than-adequate response. If you have time, make sure you watch the video above. The New York Times’ falsehood unleashed self-righteous indignation of Governor Anthony Cuomo and his army of “inspectors” (like customers and workers can’t inspect a business for themselves Read more […]

State Medical Care Means State Medical Negligence

Our own problems with Veterans Affairs hospitals are not unique. Most government agencies and bureaucracies display the same criminal negligence. Thus, BBC reports, “NHS trust ‘failed to investigate hundreds of deaths'” The NHS has failed to investigate the unexpected deaths of more than 1,000 people since 2011, according to a report obtained by BBC News. It blames a “failure of leadership” at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. It says the deaths of mental health and learning-disability Read more […]

Labor Department Bans Redskins Jerseys

From the Washington Times: “Labor Department throws football party, but bans Redskins jerseys.” When the U.S. Labor Department’s Center for Civil Rights wanted to celebrate its accomplishments last week, its managers threw the staff a football-themed tailgate party in the office parking lot. The invite, distributed across the agency’s official email system, had all the rah-rah of a playoff game. “Celebrate a championship year!” it declared. Even the regular office dress policy was relaxed. Read more […]

9-Year-Old Threatened with Sexual Harassment Prosecution

The 9-year-old fourth-grader was sending love notes to a crush. The principal says it’s a crime. The little pervert wrote about her eyes sparkling. According to Reason.com, A fourth-grader from Hillsborough, Florida, was warned not to pass any more love notes to his female classmates—and will be charged with sexual harassment if he persists. That’s right: It’s not merely inappropriate for a nine-year-old boy to write such sexually-charged messages as “her eyes sparkled like diamonds,” Read more […]

TSA Is Failing Yet Again

You may remember that the Transportation Security Administration massively failed a basic test this last summer. Have they improved since then? According to Jeff Jacoby in the Boston Globe, That was in June. In July, a new TSA chief pledged to lawmakers that within 60 days “we will have trained the failure out of the front line” of airport screening personnel. So how do things stand four months later? The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on that question last Read more […]

Businesses Lost to California for Texas

A study shows the number of headquarters and expansions by businesses lost to California are numbered in the thousands. The news is carried in the Dallas Business Journal: “California lost 9,000 business HQs and expansions, mostly to Texas, 7-year study says.” Roughly 9,000 California companies moved their headquarters or diverted projects to out-of-state locations in the last seven years, and Dallas-Fort Worth has been a prime beneficiary of the Golden State’s “hostile” business environment. That’s Read more […]

NOAA Won’t Release Global Warming Data to GOP

Congress is finally investigating some of the global warming claims made by the Obama Administration, particularly a study that refuted the 15-plus-years pause in warming that other studies have reported. But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is refusing to fully comply with a subpoena issued by the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, chaired by Rep. Lamar Smith. Smith issued the subpoenas two weeks ago for emails and records from U.S. scientists who participated Read more […]

Threats to Impeach IRS Chief Looming

Now here is something I can get behind! The Roanoke Times roanoke.com reported: Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen failed to comply with a congressional subpoena, allowed documents to be destroyed and misled the public. Chaffetz chairs the House Oversight Committee, which has been investigating the IRS for more than two years. Chaffetz moved Tuesday to impeach the head of the Internal Revenue Service, saying he violated the public trust and obstructed congressional Read more […]

Lenore Skenazy Shows Public School Will Damage Children for the Sake of Policy

A girl was allowed to suffer a coughing fit that led to vomit because public school policy required inhaler to have her name on it. Lenore Skenazy regularly writes at Reason.com and has covered several amazing stories about how officials attack parents for violating rules about child-rearing that they make up. She also covered this wonderful story about a judge who showed some common sense in the area of child endangerment charges. On her Free Range Kids blog, she recently pointed out this Read more […]

New World Order Recruits a Global Police Force

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced at the United Nations on Wednesday that the Department of Justice would be working with several major metropolitan police forces, starting with New York, to create a globe-girdling police force targeting “violent extremism.” Yee-haw. It’s on like Donkey Kong. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio made it clear that his city has joined 25 other cities worldwide because the global police force will target “intolerance.” “The Strong Cities network will Read more […]

The Federal Shopping Spree Has Begun

Federal agencies are engaging in a shopping spree to use up all the money budgeted to them so they can ask for more. We can’t cut the budget we are told. We must increase spending even though we are spending more than we collect in revenue. Yet federal agencies are recklessly spending money to prevent from having anything left over at the end of the fiscal year. The Washington Times reports, “Federal agencies end fiscal year with shopping spree.” If you ever doubted that Christmas shopping Read more […]