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Republicans Now Leading the Push to Tax the Internet

The national Republican Party has a serious brand problem.  Too many Establishment Elephants are too often Diet Democrats – taking positions just slightly less Large Government than the Donkey Party.  That is – when they’re not agreeing with them in

Republicans Now Leading the Push to Tax the Internet

Obama Yet Again Defies Law – Delays ObamaCare Employer Mandate

It was another busy week in the Lawless Fiefdom of President Barack Obama.  Just before the Independence Day four-day weekend–as President Obama and his White House stenographer reporter pool were on a 20-hour flight back from Africa–We the Subjects were handed down:

Obama Yet Again Defies Law – Delays ObamaCare Employer Mandate

SOTU 2013: Will Obama Go Even Harder Left on the Internet?

Since reelection, the Obama Administration has been more strident and extreme than “advertised” before reelection. Why would Tuesday’s State of the Union address be any different?The President’s Inaugural address was a Leftist manifesto – that sounded nothing at all like

SOTU 2013: Will Obama Go Even Harder Left on the Internet?

NY Times Privately Repels China's Cyber Attack

The New York Times late last week reported “Hackers in China Attacked The Times for Last 4 Months.” For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for

NY Times Privately Repels China's Cyber Attack

Real Immigration Reform: A Financial Means Test for Every Applicant

On Monday, an “immigration reform” proposal will be announced by a bipartisan group of eight Senators that includes Marco Rubio (R-FL). And tomorrow we will endure President Barack Obama’s “immigration reform” speech.  “Immigration reform” as proposed by both sides nearly always

Real Immigration Reform: A Financial Means Test for Every Applicant

Tax Increases vs. Real Tax Reform

In December, President Barack Obama succeeded in getting Congressional Republicans to further sully their already tattered Party brand – by getting them to go along with the government taking even more of our money.  For the President and his Democrats

Tax Increases vs. Real Tax Reform

House Bill Would Ban All Internet Ammunition Sales

In their latest rush to further emasculate the Second Amendment, many on the Left are taking aim at the Internet.Of course, illegal online sales of weapons and ammunition should be stopped–though the practice isn’t nearly as prevalent as the left would have

House Bill Would Ban All Internet Ammunition Sales

Auto Bailout Loss Could Exceed $70 Billion

Courtesy of the $83 billion auto bailout – on which we are already poised to lose more than $40 billion – the taxpayers are stuck with 26% stock ownership of General Motors (GM).  It could get much worse. Judge Set

Auto Bailout Loss Could Exceed $70 Billion

Former FCC Chair to Cell Companies: No First Amendment for You

Tech companies spend trillions of dollars to build and maintain, expand and improve their Internet networks.  Broadband industry has invested nearly $1.2 trillion dollars since 1996 So it is more than a mite disturbing when a democrat former Federal Communications

Former FCC Chair to Cell Companies: No First Amendment for You

GM Plans to Build 500,000 Plug-In Cars by 2017

Just over 1/2 of 1% of anything is a paltry number, unless you are a fact-free Enviro-Mental – in which case it is cause to revel. These (electric/hybrid) vehicles were 0.65 percent of total North American sales, again a best-ever

GM Plans to Build 500,000 Plug-In Cars by 2017

Americans Won't Pay $40,000 for a $17,000 Car

From the So-Painfully-Obvious-We-Shouldn’t-Have-to-Run-This-Study Department: Study: Electric-Cars Won’t Make a Big Impact Until Prices Fall Shocker.  What are those sticker prices? (T)he base price of a Toyota Prius comes in at $24,995 but the plug-in version starts at $32,795. The Chevrolet

Americans Won't Pay $40,000 for a $17,000 Car

Will Obama Tax the Internet?

President Barack Obama pulled it off – he won reelection. He did this despite the fake unemployment rate being above 8% throughout his first term. The real unemployment rate was 14.7% when people went to the polls,  and it was

Will Obama Tax the Internet?

President Obama: Is this the 'Private Sector…Doing Fine?'

President Barack Obama incessantly touts the alleged “success” of the $50 billion General Motors (GM) bailout, evidence to the contrary notwithstanding. General Motors – The Government’s Warped Definition of ‘Success’ Much like the Obama Economy, General Motors’ numbers are tanking. 

President Obama: Is this the 'Private Sector…Doing Fine?'

This Presidential Election, Don't Forget Obama's Imperial Fiats

The reasons to “un”-elect President Barack Obama are myriad.  His has a litany of failings that is massive and nearly all-encompassing. One of the most important reasons to dispatch this President is his governing via Executive Order and regulatory fiat

This Presidential Election, Don't Forget Obama's Imperial Fiats

GM's 2012 Sales Growth Only 2.5%

President Barack Obama was on the campaign trail, at least as late as this July, claiming that $50-billion-bailed-out General Motors (GM) was back – as the globe’s top car seller.The President was saying this long after it stopped being true. 

GM's 2012 Sales Growth Only 2.5%

Government Motors vs Free Market Ford

A picture is worth a thousand words.  Here are several that tell the $82 billion auto bailout story a whole lot better than the Barack Obama Administration has.We have been told ad nauseum that the auto bailout was unavoidable –

Government Motors vs Free Market Ford

New America Foundation: Another 'Non-Partisan' Group Goes Hard Left…Again

Behold the New America Foundation (NAF), yet another Washington, D.C. entity laying claim to high-browed, high-minded non-partisanship. The New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next

New America Foundation: Another 'Non-Partisan' Group Goes Hard Left…Again

General Motors: Another Crony Socialist Welfare Office

From the moment General Motors (GM) cashed in our $50 billion in auto bailout coin, Government Motors was born, and has been little more than a Barack Obama Administration Crony Socialist Welfare delivery device. This is not Crony Capitalism, because

General Motors: Another Crony Socialist Welfare Office

The Obama Phone: Just Another Part of the Welfare-State Empire

Last week delivered us another nugget of YouTube gold.  A pro-President Barack Obama woman protester outside a Mitt Romney event – who may or may not have been an $11-an-hour-paid-to-be-there SEIU agitator – was asked why she supported the incumbent.

The Obama Phone: Just Another Part of the Welfare-State Empire

Tech: Meet the New Left, Same as the Old Left

There’s a “new” Leftist alliance on the scene.  What the New Internet Lobby Looks Like The Internet Association formally threw open its doors for business Wednesday, unveiling the 14 Web companies that make up its membership (they include AOL, Amazon,

Tech: Meet the New Left, Same as the Old Left

Executive Order: Obama's Cyber Security Power Grab

As we have oft noted, President Barack Obama is killing the Internet. Bad policy after bad policy. Often illegally imposed. As a result, the Tech Sector – 1/6 of our nation’s economy, as big as health care – is hemorrhaging

Executive Order: Obama's Cyber Security Power Grab

GM Shuts Down Chevy Volt Production Again

This is getting ridiculous.General Motors (GM) is halting, for a month, the manufacture of its well-known but seldom-sold Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car, according to trade publication Automotive News. Certainly this is but the first time this has happened. It

GM Shuts Down Chevy Volt Production Again

Obama Contemplates Internet Tax

Everything the government does to regulate the Internet is illegal.  The last time Congress addressed Tech policy they intentionally left the ‘Net completely alone.  They authorized no one to regulate the Web in any way. So of course the Obama Administration

Obama Contemplates Internet Tax

DNC to Promote 'Success' of Auto Bailout

The DNC has plenty of good elected official seats still available.  From Politico’s Mike Allen: The (Convention planning) documents also give a glimpse of what parts of Obama’s record will get the most attention in the campaign, with one piece

DNC to Promote 'Success' of Auto Bailout

The Obama Administration is Killing the Internet

Bad policy after bad policy.  Often illegally imposed. As a result, the Tech Sector – 1/6 of our nation’s economy, as big as health care – is hemorrhaging jobs. Tech Layoffs Hit 3-year High in First Half of 2012 And

The Obama Administration is Killing the Internet

The New York Times' Scorched Earth Attacks on Mitt Romney

The Jurassic Press is in full-on Defend President Barack Obama mode.  But since President Obama’s record is indefensible, that means the Press is also in “Eviscerate Mitt Romney” mode. The ideological godfather of the Press is, of course, the New

The New York Times' Scorched Earth Attacks on Mitt Romney

Romney-Ryan a Pro-Technology, Pro-Consumer Presidential Ticket

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Saturday named Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential running mate.  Their private sector experience – and the policy agenda they champion – makes them far and away the better choice in November. 

Romney-Ryan a Pro-Technology, Pro-Consumer Presidential Ticket

Government Motors is What Obama Wants to Do to 'Every Industry'

President Barack Obama on Thursday uttered the following utterly absurd thing: “I want to (bailout) manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry.” Even before President Obama dramatically bumped up the auto bailout to $82 billion,

Government Motors is What Obama Wants to Do to 'Every Industry'