Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Take a Pay Cut

lawyers in congress At last, there is something to cheer about in Congress.  According to The Washington Post, the House passed a bill to cut the pay raises to the CEOs of the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lending companies. From The Washington Post's story: The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve a bill that would suspend new annual target compensation of $4 million each for Freddie Mac CEO Donald Layton and Fannie Mae CEO Timothy Mayopoulos. If signed into law by President Obama, the bill would return Read more [...] Continue reading →

Another Year of Obamacare "Sticker Shock"

burning money Mark Horne wrote back in May that news reports of "sticker shock" should sound familiar. Why so familiar? Well, one of my headlines from December 24, 2013, mentions Obamacare sticker shock. That was referring to the deductibles. I also linked a late October post of mine that pointed to an NBC News story saying that Obamacare sticker shock was hitting those shopping for the new insurance. The next day Bob Allen posted about Obamacare sticker shock and included this video: [See also, “‘How Read more [...] Continue reading →

Utility Worker Stops Robbery with Concealed Weapon

chicago-gun Say what you will about the legality of carrying concealed weapons, but this story proves that allowing the general public to have access to guns can save lives and stop crime! A would-be armed robbery suspect was shot dead Monday morning while attempting to hold-up three utility workers in north county, the St. Louis County Police Department said. According to Sgt. Brian Schellman, a county police spokesman, the incident occurred around 8:55 a.m. around the intersection of Lynncrest and Crown Read more [...] Continue reading →

No Syrian Refugees in Texas according to Governor Greg Abbott

benCarson One of the basic responsibilities of government is to protect us from foreign attack. Thus, the decision of every state governor should be a no-brainer. A Dallas Morning News blog reports, "Gov. Greg Abbott: Texas will not accept any Syrian refugees." Texas will not participate in the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris terrorist attack, Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Monday. The governor wrote to President Barack Obama to express concerns about the vetting process to resettle Read more [...] Continue reading →

Peer Review Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

science is settled gore Our writers have noted before that "peer review" does nothing but politically enforce groupthink about global warming and other topics. Often it helps superstition masquerade as science. We're not the only ones who see "peer review" as a source of false confidence. According to The Telegraph: "Scientific peer reviews are a 'sacred cow' ready to be slaughtered, says former editor of BMJ." The peer review process – long considered the gold standard of quality scientific research – is a “sacred Read more [...] Continue reading →

HULU -- "Controversial" Ads Are Not Allowed

hulu Hulu television streaming service is very popular.  I watch HULU, and I hate the ads.  But I am not willing to pay an additional $4 a month to subscribe ad-free. Since advertising revenue is crucial to the streaming service's business model, it is perplexing when the company refuses ads that it deems "controversial."  According to World Magazine, here's what happened: Online streaming service Hulu has refused to air commercials produced by Students for Life of America (SFLA) that encourage Read more [...] Continue reading →

All Lives Matter--Mizzou Students Worry about Paris Tragedy Stealing their Thunder

eiffel tower With the protesting at the University of Missouri, the "black lives matter" signs have shown up again.  I agree that black lives matter.  But I also think that unborn lives matter, and the lives of Christians persecuted in Islamic nations matter, and the lives of Parisians who were attacked matter, and that the lives of people killed all over the world every day matter.  Humans need to agree that all lives matter! In thinking about all the lives that matter, I was struck by this report at Read more [...] Continue reading →

Black, Female Professor Accused of Hating Minorities

carol swain Here is another attempt to punish and stifle thought and speech on a University campus. According to the Washington Times: "Black conservative professor slams ‘sad, pathetic’ Vanderbilt students demanding her ouster." A black conservative professor is fighting back against an online petition demanding she be suspended for alleged “discriminatory practices” in the classroom. Carol Swain, a professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, is under fire for posting Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Democrat Legacy: Low Wages

minimum wage Politico had an interesting headline this weekend: "The Democrats' wage problem." Democrats were gleeful this week when Donald Trump blurted out in Tuesday's debate that “wages [are] too high.” But as Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley prepare to debate Saturday night, the Democrats have a wage problem of their own: American incomes have dropped during the Obama presidency. It's a vulnerability that Republicans haven't figured out how to exploit, and it's clearly one of the Read more [...] Continue reading →

Refugees in the Netherlands Protest Their Inhumane Treatment

Welfare-State As far as I know this video is real. The blurb underneath the video says, TV West, The Hague, 12 November 2015. About 30 asylum seekers had Wednesday night slept outside the refugee centre. By sleeping on the street, they bring their protest against the inconvenient conditions in the centre and the bad food. They are housed in an the old office building of the Ministry of Social Affairs at the Anna van Hannoverstraat. They complain about lack of privacy, no TV, no refrigerator and, no facilities Read more [...] Continue reading →

No ISIS Genocide of Christians according to the State Department

isis crucifixion Nina Shea, the director of Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, writes in the National Review: A report by a renowned journalist states that Christians are to be excluded from an impending official United States government declaration of ISIS genocide. If true, it would reflect a familiar pattern within the administration of a politically correct bias that views Christians — even non-Western congregations such as those in Iraq and Syria — never as victims but always as Inquisition-style Read more [...] Continue reading →

Get Your Free Abortions Down the Street!

choose-life Soon, pro-life pregnancy centers in California will be legally required to post signs in their facilities letting clients know where to go for free abortion counseling. The governor of California recently signed into law the "Reproductive FACT Act," a law that requires any sort of pregnancy care center to post a sign, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, in a prominent place so clients are aware of all the services available to them in the State of California.  The Act reads: This bill would enact the Read more [...] Continue reading →