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Forget Republican or Democrat – What Matters is Effective Government

Posted: April 4, 2016 at 5:19 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Another election season is upon us and once again Americans are being inundated with a deluge of messaging, often in carefully scripted, poll tested statements that have become the norm in politics today, and although this current cycle has seen the rise of a candidate in Donald Trump with a much more freewheeling gregariousness, the […]

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Tax Oil to Subsidize Wind?

Posted: February 16, 2016 at 9:27 am   /   Politics

If you want more of something, mandate it, subsidize it and exempt it from regulations. If you want less of something, punish it with taxes and regulations. Put more bluntly, the power to tax and regulate is the power to destroy. This is the First Rule of Government. No presidency has ever come close to […]

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5 Things Said by 5 Lawmakers at the Conservative Policy Summit

Posted: February 12, 2016 at 4:08 pm   /   Politics

Lawmakers speaking at the recent Conservative Policy Summit in Washington shared hopeful visions of what could be accomplished if Americans embrace conservative reforms. The public will be won over by real solutions, “not talking points,” Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Ala., said during the afternoon session. The Conservative Policy Summit, an annual event organized by Heritage Action for America, […]

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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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