Donald Trump Bribes Iowa Voters with Ethanol

Sarah Palin, in her deeply misguided endorsement of Donald Trump, said that “crony capitalists” want “bloated budgets” to “suck off them.” But Trump has shown that the Iowa people are all crony capitalists feeding off bloated budgets. From the Hill: Donald Trump said Tuesday that federal regulators should increase the amount of ethanol blended into the nation’s gasoline supply. Speaking at an event hosted by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Trump, a real estate mogul and the Read more […]

Why Does the Obama Regime Think Autonomous Cars Are Worth $4 Billion?

Given the rhetoric about the non-existent “epidemic of gun violence,” perhaps the Obama Administration feels compelled to show concern for highway deaths since they far exceed gun deaths. But they want to spend a lot of money! USA Today reports, The Obama administration on Thursday proposed a 10-year, $4 billion push to spark the development of self-driving cars, hoping to one day eliminate roadway deaths. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Read more […]

Personal Tragedy Used to Justify another Government Boondoggle

From the President’s State of the Union address: Last year, Vice President Biden said that with a new moonshot, America can cure cancer. Last month, he worked with this Congress to give scientists at the National Institutes of Health the strongest resources they’ve had in over a decade. Tonight, I’m announcing a new national effort to get it done. And because he’s gone to the mat for all of us, on so many issues over the past forty years, I’m putting Joe in charge of Mission Control. For Read more […]

New Problem for Government to Save Us From: Fitness DVDs

As a person who lifts heavy and occasionally sprints, I despise the majority of exercise DVDs. But that doesn’t mean I think the government should save us from them. Yet that is what recent media stories have promoted. If only we had bureaucrats to tell us what the “settled science” is regarding how we should work out, and censoring anyone else, we would all be better off. Thus, Newser.com: “Exercise DVDs May Actually Be Psychologically Harmful.” Exercise DVDs are a mostly unregulated industry, Read more […]

Trying to Get the Government to Free Public Employees from Having to Finance Democrats

This NPR story is worth listening to. Will the Supreme Court free us from public unions and end a way that the Democrat Party gets financing from the taxpayers? I almost don’t want to hope because I don’t want to be disappointed. USA Today reports, “Supreme Court seems sure to rule against unions.” The Supreme Court left little doubt Monday where it stands on forcing teachers and government workers to contribute to public employee unions against their will: It’s ready to strike Read more […]

Government Plus Media: Double Bad Food Messages

It’s time for us all to be told how much we’re eating wrong. Of course, it turns out that the government was wrong because the guidelines have changed. But the above Associated Press story, for no apparent reason, only gives voice to one extreme critic, The Center for Science in the Public Interest. Yes, the organization has the word “science” in their name. So does Scientology, and with about as much justification. What is this organization’s track record that earned them the Read more […]

When Politicians Make Spending Decisions: Neglected Hidden Infrastructure

CBS News New York published an investigative report, “Experts Say Decaying Gas Lines Are A Ticking Time Bomb Below City Streets.” From the city to the suburbs, thousands of miles of some of the country’s oldest and decaying gas mains lay just below the surface of our streets. As CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported, experts said the consequences could be dangerous or devastating. In the early 20th century, there were new roads, rails, and an underground system delivered gas to buildings around Read more […]

U.S. Plans to Evict Syrian President and Dissolve Parliament because Democracy

This is so brazen even I am surprised. AP reports, “US sees Assad staying in Syria until March 2017.” The Obama administration has a vision for Syrian leader Bashar Assad’s departure. Even if it works, the president won’t be around to see the plan through. An internal U.S. timeline for a best-case Syrian political transition, obtained by The Associated Press, sets a date of March 2017 for Assad to “relinquish” his position as president and for his “inner circle” to depart. That is two months after Read more […]

A President is not a King and States Must Make Sure of It

Our nation’s first president, George Washington, under the newly formed Constitution in 1789, found himself in an uncomfortable position.  As the nation’s first Chief Executive and Commander-in-Chief he knew the delicate ground between strength and tyranny. Fearing any comparison to the monarchal government from which America had just been liberated, Washington took care to avoid any physical or symbolic references to European monarchs.  When the Senate proposed that he be called by the Read more […]

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 […]

Norway Government Kidnaps Siblings; Puts Them Up for Adoption in Separate Homes

Why do we call Norway part of “the free world”? From the Christian News: “Norway Officials Place Children Seized From Parents Over ‘Christian Indoctrination’ Up for Adoption.” Officials in Norway have moved to place five children that were seized from their parents on charges that included “Christian radicalization and indoctrination” up for adoption, reports state. As previously reported, on Nov. 16 and 17, Norway’s child welfare services, the Barnevernet, seized Marius and Ruth Read more […]

New Year’s Resolution: No More Blind Faith in the State or Politicians

Yesterday, Rob Knowles wrote an insightful short post, “Why the Apolitical Class Always Falls Victim to the Lies of the Left, and What We Can Do About it.” The “apolitical class” are what I commonly refer to as the “pragmatic” or “n0n-ideological class”–though they are ideological and they are not pragmatic. Knowles uses an incident involving Bernie Sanders and global warming mythology. Why do the “apoliticals” tend to believe such superstitions? For years, the left has told the American people Read more […]