HIV Health Crisis or Exposure of Scaremongering?

lies people statistics The news report at the Sun Herald takes the position that this is an HIV health crisis story: “70 percent of Americans with HIV don’t have virus under control.” Seventy percent of Americans who have HIV do not have the disease in check, and many of them are no longer receiving treatment, according to a study published Tuesday. […] The study found that of 1.2 million people who were living with HIV in the United States in 2011, fewer than three in 10 had the virus under control. Twenty Read more [...]
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Queen Hillary Clinton Demands Royal Treatment

hillary clinton Of course, she may act like Queen Hillary Clinton, but it is patently obvious she is simply auditioning for the role of figurehead to the real powers behind the throne. We have documented this travesty more than once, but here is the Washington Post with the latest: “Plans for UCLA visit give rare glimpse into Hillary Clinton’s paid speaking career.” When officials at the University of California at Los Angeles began negotiating a $300,000 speech appearance by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Read more [...]
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The FDA Wants You to Have an Eating Disorder

calories in calories out The FDA is trying to make you obsess over numbers when you eat—a recipe for an eating disorder. Following the sad lead of Michelle Obama, the Food and Drug Administration has decided that encouraging a nationwide starvation diet will make people healthy. They are doing this by forcing businesses to encourage consumers to obsess over numbers—the fiction of calories. Thus, the New York Times reports, “F.D.A. to Require Calorie Count, Even for Popcorn at the Movies.” The Food and Read more [...]
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Dealing with the Mea Culpa of Chuck Schumer

love-obamacare Chuck Schumer is regretting Obamacare, but is that enough? The Wall Street Journal, in its editorial “Schumer’s ObamaCare Mea Culpa” this morning, made the following observation: Now that 28—soon probably 29—of the 60 Senate Democrats who voted for ObamaCare are out of office, one of the surviving believers is confessing a crisis of faith. New York Senator Chuck Schumer’s striking remarks on Tuesday suggest that the church of ObamaCare is losing congregants even in the front pews. The Read more [...]
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Leftist Complains about Right Wing YA Fiction

divergent Popular right wing YA fiction “teach children to submit to the free market, not fight authority.” I missed it when this Leftist critique first came out in the Guardian. I think of Katniss of The Hunger Games as morally compromised and the protagonist of Divergent bothered me with her tattoos. But, to Leftists, it is all bourgeois propaganda. Thus, we get the critique that, “The Hunger Games, The Giver and Divergent all depict rebellions against the state, and promote a tacit right-wing Read more [...]
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Inventing Rights for Retail Workers Is a Bad Idea

ronald mcdonald sad Retail workers can be mistreated, but so can employers. Inventing rules often does more harm than good. I completely understand that working a retail job can be frustrating. Employers can treat you badly. I have children working retail and I doubt I have many illusions of how things can go wrong. But acknowledging problems does not automatically mean that one knows how to fix them. Thus we find in Politico.com: San Francisco is now the country’s first jurisdiction to limit how chain Read more [...]
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White, Black, or Other: Give Thanks for Privilege

voddie baucham Whether it is White privilege or any other kind, you should feel grateful to God for it, not guilty. An African American pastor wrote, “My sons have far more to fear from making bad choices than they have to fear from the police.” At first I thought he might have a naïve view of what happens in some cases with the police. As anyone who reads this blog knows, abuse of authority and unjustified violence should be a big concern to conservatives. But when I read the whole essay by Pastor Read more [...]
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Was Ferguson on Purpose?

london rioter These are fair questions, and the people of Ferguson deserve a truthful answer. Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder says Obama administration must have leaned on Governor Nixon to ignore pleas from Ferguson Mayor to send in National Guard: This essay follows up with more circumstantial evidence that builds a damning case against the Governor of Missouri. I suggest the State legislature has every right—and, in fact, a responsibility—to hold hearings on this matter, and to put Jay Nixon in the Read more [...]
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Obamacare and Amnesty Create Incentive to Prefer Foreigners

Obamacare Both Obamacare and Amnesty created by executive fiat are bad. Together they are worse. Take that, America! Looking for work? The President just made sure an illegal immigrant has a huge advantage over you when it comes to getting that job. Thus, the Washington Times headline: “Obamacare offers firms $3,000 incentive to hire illegals over native-born workers.” Under the president’s new amnesty, businesses will have a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal immigrants over Read more [...]
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Government Doesn’t Care about Cybersecurity

CyberSecurity Image Number 2 Many government databases have pathetic cybersecurity—leaving Americans vulnerable. You may remember that time and again, among the many other problems with Healthcare.gov, we had to point out the lack of security in the website. Even when fixes were put in place to make the website operational, security was not addressed. In fact, the government was given repeated warnings about the lack of security; rather than fix it the bureaucrats engaged in cover-ups. It turns out that the government Read more [...]
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Is the IRS Spying on Taxpayers for the White House?

IRS sign There may be yet another IRS spying scandal. I have already argued that the IRS should be abolished on Fourth Amendment grounds. The agency has access to private details of your life and, over and over again, they have been caught or suspected of sharing that information in order to target certain groups. With the whole Lois Lerner scandal, we have plenty of reason to believe that the Obama IRS is not bound by legality or ethics in what they will do to support the Administration. But this Read more [...]
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Ferguson and Salt Lake City

police sidearms The riots in Ferguson are a bitter reminder of the chaos in Salt Lake City early last month in a chillingly similar case: An unarmed man was shot and killed by a police officer in August. The President and Attorney General spoke out. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson hopped a plane to rev things up and lead protests. Wait... other than the shooting, none of that happened: No riots, no Presidential meddling in a local law enforcement issue, no racially-charged debate, even though the individuals Read more [...]
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