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Obama Continues to Impede Domestic Energy Production

Posted: February 12, 2016 at 12:52 pm   /   Politics

With less than a year left in office, President Barack Obama is upping the pressure on America’s fossil fuel industries with a slew of new regulations and tax proposals. Last month, Obama ordered a moratorium on new coal leasing on federal lands. Unlike oil and gas production, which occurs primarily on private land, 40 percent […]

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Don’t Fence Us in: Western States Seek Return of Land From D.C.

Posted: February 11, 2016 at 8:37 am   /   Politics

According to the United States Geological Survey, nearly half the land in the Western United States is owned by the federal government. This includes 84.9 percent of land in Nevada (hiding UFOs requires lots of space), 64.9 percent of Utah, 61.6 percent of Idaho, 61.2 percent of Alaska, 52.9 percent of Oregon, 48.1 percent of Wyoming, and […]

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A Constitutional Convention can be Limited in Scope

Posted: February 4, 2016 at 9:36 am   /   Politics

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio recently announced that he fully endorses an Article V convention. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has made a similar call. Article V is one of two methods provided by the Constitution to initiate amendments. This approach is implemented when two-thirds of state legislatures, or 34 states, submit applications to Congress calling for a […]

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After DC’s Snowmageddon – Some Things Should Stay Buried

Posted: January 27, 2016 at 11:12 am   /   Politics

Due to this weekend’s torrential winter downpour, we are currently in the midst of a federal government shutdown. Uh oh. We’ve been told so often by so many that a government shutdown will shake the Earth from its orbital path and send us careening into the Sun. So far, thankfully, that has not occurred. Despite […]

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What If Obama Believed in Individual Liberty and Free Markets?

Posted: January 26, 2016 at 1:56 pm   /   Politics

President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address on January 12, 2016, and devoted most of the time to defending his “legacy” of bigger and more intrusive government, with an emphasis on the other aspects of personal and social life he wished could come under the blanket of more political paternalism, if […]

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Homeland Security In 2016 And Beyond

Posted: January 24, 2016 at 1:23 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

  Immigration Enforcement Is the Priority Issue With the onset of caucus and primary voting only days away, the candidates and the mainstream media are mired in a give-and-take of charges and counter charges that will leave voters dizzy with confusion. The trivial will obscure the important. An example is the last week of campaign […]

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Alleged ‘Consumer Groups’ Oppose Consumers Getting Stuff from Anyone but Government

Posted: January 21, 2016 at 2:54 pm   /   Politics

One thing at which the Left is very good is naming things – so as to hide and obfuscate what these things actually do. Because if they admitted what these things actually do – they would poll…well, right where Congress is polling. But one obvious example: ObamaCare’s official name is “The Patient Protection and Affordable […]

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Who Can Screw Up a Water Auction in the Desert? Government Can

Posted: January 13, 2016 at 8:00 am   /   Politics

The age-old analogy describing a good salesman is “He can sell ice to Eskimos.” Let us now contemplate the opposite. What if someone has repeatedly screwed up so terribly – they could damage the sale of the hottest of commodities to a full panoply of desperate buyers? How could anyone hamstring a water auction – […]

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New York’s Absurd Martin Act and the Investigation into Exxon Mobil

Posted: January 11, 2016 at 8:25 am   /   Politics

New York Attorney General (AG) Eric Schneiderman has opened an investigation into Exxon Mobil, the world’s largest energy company, and subpoenaed all company documents related to climate change research since 1977. His office says it’s an effort to find out whether executives “lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors […]

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