Congress Defrauds Healthcare Exchange; Claims to Be a Small Business

112th Congress Convenes On Capitol Hill Congress isn’t supposed to be able to use the healthcare exchange, so they broke the rules. This blog has reported on how the President has treated Obamacare as a personal empowerment to give orders rather than as a law in any real sense. Whenever there was a perceived problem, the President would simply change the law to suit his wishes. In a sense, the Supreme Court joined him by changing the law as well in order to make it workable. It seems Congress has been doing the same thing, breaking Read more [...] Continue reading →

L.A. Governor Makes Gun Owners into Criminals

gun_control Soon, gun owners will be liable to have their gun magazines confiscated from them. The problem with being  law-abiding gun owners is that the government can keep changing the law. In such a case, being “law-abiding” simply means adept and willing to follow whatever orders are given by politicians. Guns.com has posted a pretty sad story, reporting, “Los Angeles Mayor signs confiscatory magazine ban into law.” In 60 days, there will be no such thing as a legally grandfathered civilian-owned Read more [...] Continue reading →

Without Government, Who Would Incite Food Riots?

venezuela thugs Hungry people who have nothing to eat are engaging in food riots to grab groceries. People go hungry without government. People steal for food without government. But when whole groups or a majority in a country are suddenly without means to feed themselves, that is usually a sign of “government at work.” Venezuela is providing an obvious example. As the PanAm Post reports, “Looting Sweeps Venezuela as Hunger Takes Over: 132 Incidents Tell of "Desperation and Discomfort" Sinking In.” It’s Read more [...] Continue reading →

Drug Dogs Allow Cops to Search Almost Anyone They Want

k-9 Courts refuse to reconsider drug dogs, allowing cops to fabricate probable cause. What makes this all so much more insidious is that the police are not necessarily trying to be corrupt and illegal. They bring in the drug dog because they have a hunch and have the right to use the dog. And the dog could, in theory, sniff out drugs or not. But dogs like to please their masters and if the police officer gives the dog any hints in his body language, then the dog will usually react. This gives the Read more [...] Continue reading →

Barack Obama Doubling Down on the Solyndra Model

solar panels Liberals think the next Solyndra will work if only the President enacts enough regulations. The only lesson Liberals in power are capable of “learning,” it seems, is that they didn’t use enough power the last time they failed. If they had only found a way to provide more money, regulate more strictly, tax more heavily, or exercise more power in some other way, then all their plans would succeed. Failures never teach them that their plans were wrong but only that they need to try again with Read more [...] Continue reading →

Republican Leaders Are not Leading Much with Trump Around

dead-gop-elephant Donald Trump did not damage the GOP but represents the damage done by Republican leaders. Every time the first symptom of a man's folly appears, he strongly condemns it as a miscreant who came in uninvited and as an alien to everything he stands for. In other words, stop telling me how Donald Trump is damaging the Republican Party. The fever is not the cause of the infection. At the Weekly Standard, Fred Barnes pretty much tells Republican leaders they have no one to blame but themselves: “The Read more [...] Continue reading →

What We Should Learn from American Dental Tourism in Mexico

HealthCareCosts American dental tourism in Mexico saves U.S. citizens thousands of dollars. A friend of mine lived in the Seattle area in the early nineties. His experience was that people were constantly driving up to Vancouver, British Columbia, to get laser eye correction procedures. The circumstances that made this such a great deal were as follows: 1) Laser eye surgery was not covered by the Canadian “single payer” (i.e. government funded or socialist) healthcare system. 2) Laser eye surgery was covered Read more [...] Continue reading →

Book Admits Babies are Removed Alive from the Womb and Used for Research before They are Killed

reproduction ethics law feminist Though the videos are censored, we already have evidence that babies are removed alive from the womb for human experimentation. Last Thursday I published about documented experiments on live babies that were accepted by the Medical establishment back in the seventies and later. The blog author who wrote about the experiments and translated the medical jargon is Stacy Trasancos. Trasancos also has an open Facebook profile. Recently she posted a couple of images with this comment: This book has Read more [...] Continue reading →

Megan McArdle: Free Contraceptives Is Not a Method for Reducing Abortion

global abortion rates Free contraceptives might or might not make some kind of difference in the abortion rate but there is no way to know how big a difference or which way. Megan McArdle has weighed into a debate started with Ross Douthat blasting the idea of free and available birth control reducing the abortion rate. McArdle gives her own evaluation as an economist: But on this issue – not whether abortion should be legal, but whether the main thing standing between America and fewer abortions is better government Read more [...] Continue reading →

All Women's Employment Gains Were from Foreigners since 2007

War on Women Badge Women's employment has fallen much worse than people realize since the recession but immigrant women are gaining jobs. We have reported before on this blog about how women have been especially suffering in the Obama economy. If one blames George Bush for the 2007 recession (which I believe is a completely legitimate verdict) then we can allow him to share some responsibility for the problem. But it is indisputable that labor participation for women has been a disaster since 2007, which is why Read more [...] Continue reading →

Venezuelans Forced to Use Pet Meds

051712Socialism The lesson should be learned by Americans because what is happening to Venezuelans can easily happen here. There are lessons about Obamacare and socialism closer at hand than Venezuela. Veterans Affairs is one example. In fact, Veterans Affairs was lied about to be used as an argument for how great Obamacare would be. But the economy is going to get worse, and Venezuela is a picture of our future. Perhaps there is still time to avoid it, but I can’t be sure. El Universal reports, “Transplanted Read more [...] Continue reading →

Guess Why the State Department Is Behind in Releasing the Clinton Emails

Hillary Clinton in Senate The judge had ordered more of the Hillary Clinton emails to be released by now, but for once the State Department has a reasonable excuse. The judge had ordered fifteen percent of the Clinton emails to be released. These emails, as you probably know, were sent on her private server and private account, which is illegal. It looks like there may be a criminal investigation. The State Department has been forced to explain why only twelve percent of the Clinton emails have been released. Their Read more [...] Continue reading →