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Gosar, Schweikert behind House Bill Calling for EPA Transparency, Accountability

Posted: November 20, 2014 at 2:40 pm   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

House Passes Gosar Amendment Calling for EPA Transparency, Accountability “The best way to reign in this rogue agency is to make them publish the science supporting their regulations online” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after his amendment to the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014, requiring the […]

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The LEGO Movie Shows the Evils of Central Planning (EconPop video)

Posted: August 9, 2014 at 2:10 pm   /   Entertainment, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

I must say, when my son told me that the villain in the LEGO Movie was named “Lord Business,” I was not happy. My displeasure was mitigated somewhat, however, by his subsequent request for us to buy him the Lord Business figurine. Perhaps the strategy of the filmmakers has backfired, and my son will grow up […]

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Great video! Scores of Citizens Defy the Tyranny of the Forest Service

Posted: August 9, 2014 at 9:00 am   /   Entertainment, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

The “tyranny of the forest service”? Really? Yes. As I wrote in Video: Environmentalist bureaucrats harassing law-abiding woman . . . This is what Mark Levin described in Liberty and Tyranny as “arbitrary tyranny.” It is what Alexis de Tocqueville in Democracy in America called “administrative despotism.” The fact that it doesn’t happen all the time shouldn’t comfort you, it should […]

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Video: Environmentalist bureaucrats harassing law-abiding woman

Posted: August 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

This is what Mark Levin described in Liberty and Tyranny as “arbitrary tyranny.” It is what Alexis de Tocqueville in Democracy in America called “administrative despotism.” The fact that it doesn’t happen all the time shouldn’t comfort you, it should TERRIFY you. That means that there is no rule of law, there is only the whim of […]

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Oregon Man Serving 30-Day Sentence For Collecting Rain Water On His Own Property

Posted: July 15, 2014 at 4:40 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Gary Harrington is currently serving a 30 day sentence at the Jackson County Jail in Oregon for collecting rain water and snow runoff on his own property. Harrington was arrested and charged with nine misdemeanors, including having “three illegal reservoirs” on his rural Medford property. Harrington’s conviction was based on his violation of a 1925 […]

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State Employee Views Property Owners as Animals to be Hunted

Posted: July 10, 2014 at 7:45 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

By Scott Roberts When Washington State Department of Ecology’s Bob Penhale wrote, “I will offer that we must find joy in the hunt, and that the crafty old bucks are the most satisfying to harvest,” he was referring to property owners, not game. Penhale’s email was sent to Colin Maycock, a San Juan County planner, who […]

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Minnesota Governor Repeals Numerous Costly Federal Regulation Laws

Posted: June 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

How do we know that liberals are scared of basically anything that doesn’t conform to their limited views of the world? Between 1997 and 2012, the number of Federal regulation restrictions skyrocketed from 834 thousand to more than 1 million.   In addition to the staggering cost it must take to pass each of these […]

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Will Kyrsten Sinema Support Obama’s Job Destroying Cap-and-Trade Scheme

Posted: May 29, 2014 at 11:30 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Kyrsten Sinema Will Have to Choose Between Saving Jobs or Backing her Friends in D.C. WASHINGTON – Is Kyrsten Sinema going to listen to Arizona voters and save American jobs, or will she fall in line with her Democrat allies and support President Obama’s latest cap-and-trade scheme that could cost the U.S. economy $50 billion a year and […]

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Obama’s EPA Power Plant Regs Expected to Cost Consumers Billions Annually

Posted: May 29, 2014 at 10:35 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy today released a new report forecasting that EPA’s plans to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants will cost the U.S. economy over $50 billion a year, eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs, and significantly raise energy prices for American consumers and businesses. Using information […]

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