March 29, 2012

President Obama certainly knows how to generate bipartisanship in Washington. The House voted 414-0 to reject his budget. The leadership thing; he's not so hot at that.

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February 9, 2012
What's your religious freedom worth?

According to dumb-as-a-box California Sen. Barbara Boxer and Osama bin Laden is popular because he provides daycare Washington Sen. Patty Murray, your religious freedom is worth something less than $50 a month. Why the Birth-Control Mandate Makes Sense It can cost $600 a year for prescription contraceptives. That’s a lot of money. So, your freedom […]

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February 6, 2012
Train to nowhere

It would be funny if it weren’t taxpayers money. In an extremely unusual use of taxpayer money, the leaders behind California's $99 billion high-speed train quietly hired a lobbyist to sway the Legislature -- the same politicians who appointed them to build the project in the first place. Documents filed this week show the California […]

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January 18, 2012
Trusting government?

I wasn’t going to get into the whole SOPA/PIPA debate because you were supposed to change the flag on your Web site and only talk about the possibility of hollywood studios, recording companies and their over-bored lawyers shutting down Web sites without just cause, prior review, an opportunity to plead your case etc. I’m too […]

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November 16, 2011
Brother can you spare a dime?

Your Uncle Sam is officially $15 trillion in debt.

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November 1, 2011
High-speed rail a slo-mo disaster

When last we visited California’s high speed rail plan, the powers that be had decided to start the line between Corcoran and Borden (combined population: 25,000) at a cost of $4.15 billion with $2.25 billion of federal funds. As I noted at the time: So, the state’s going to spend $4 billion it doesn’t have […]

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August 7, 2011
We are doomed

I’m not sure whether you’ll laugh or cry. Doorbell

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July 31, 2011
The debt ceiling debate

As I’ve watched the debt ceiling debate and coverage over the past week a few thoughts have come to mind. First, too many in the GOP’s tea party wing fail to understand simple wisdom such as not letting the perfect be the enemy of the good and you can’t get everything you want when you […]

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July 5, 2011
Is that a threat?

Via James Taranto's "Best of the Web Today" comes this beauty: President Obama should mandate, in an executive order, that all federal contractors obey the wage and hour laws already on the books. Because if they're not obeying the law now, a sternly worded missive from the president is sure to fix it.

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July 5, 2011
Limits of Government

This is informative. From Sunday's "This Week" on ABC: For the record, the guy suggesting that it's an open question whether the Commerce Clause gives the government the power to force you to purchase a product from a private company wrote the cover story for a recent Time magazine article on the Constitution. That article […]

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