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AP Accuses Conservatives of Blocking Business

AP Accuses Conservatives of Blocking Business

On Monday afternoon, as President Obama announced his support for a tax increase that would affect nearly 900,000 small businesses, the Associated Press tweeted the following tweet and story to implicate Republicans as “roadblocks” to business: Republicans often tout themselves as ‘pro-business.’ Yet conservatives

'Gay Obama' Newsweek Mag Also Shoehorns in a Knock on Palin

'Gay Obama' Newsweek Mag Also Shoehorns in a Knock on Palin

Inside the cover of the most recent issue of Newsweek, adorned by a rainbow haloed President Obama as the “first gay president,” is an article about New Mexico governor Susana Martinez. The article is largely positive piece about Governor Martinez’s compelling life

Carney: Keystone Pipeline Would 'Sacrifice American Sovereignty'

Carney: Keystone Pipeline Would 'Sacrifice American Sovereignty'

In a press conference on Friday, White House press secretary Jay Carney responded to the recent new Keystone pipeline bill passed by Congress earlier this week, as the Washington  Examiner reports: “It would be preemptively sacrificing American sovereignty” to approve

World's Largest Solar Power Plant Goes Bankrupt

World's Largest Solar Power Plant Goes Bankrupt

On Monday, yet another Department of Energy funded solar energy company -the world’s largest solar power plant–filed for bankruptcy. Reuters reports: Solar Trust of America LLC, which holds the development rights for the world’s largest solar power project, on Monday filed

Cronyism in Chicago Public Schools' Cafeterias

Cronyism in Chicago Public Schools' Cafeterias

A couple of weeks ago, the Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) inspector general, James Sullivan, released a report noting some curious dealings between the district’s head of food service Louise Esaian and a couple of the district’s food vendors: Now, Esaian and two

Feds Give Millions to Company Under SEC Investigation

Feds Give Millions to Company Under SEC Investigation

Last Thursday, CBS News reported that Ecotality, a company that makes chargers for electric cars and received millions from the stimulus bill, is under investigation for insider trading: The company received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission in October of

Algae-Based Biofuels: More of President Obama's Green Cronyism

Algae-Based Biofuels: More of President Obama's Green Cronyism

On February 23rd, President Obama gave a speech on his energy plan, where he discussed the importance of green energy. In particular, and laughably to many, he discussed the idea of algae based biofuels. As the Washington Examiner reports: “We’re making new

#OccupyBeverlyHills: Black Bloc and the Devolution of a Revolution

Now that the Occupy movement has been coat-tailed and co-opted by big labor and big government forces that should by definition be their targets of dissent, the shuffled miscellany of loose-cannoned conniptions that’s become the movement is conspicuous even to

Free Market Health Insurance Provides the Best Vehicle for Religious Freedom

In recent weeks, Obamacare’s contraception mandate and its conflict with religious liberty has been the center of debate. In late January, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a statement indicating that rather than expanding religious exemption from

The Lingering Influence of Crony Capitalism and Big Oil in Alaskan Politics

In recent posts, I discussed how Governor Palin’s key legislative victory, Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share (ACES) , has been a transparent, constitutionally-based, pro-growth success. In 2007, Governor Palin signed into law ACES, an oil tax structure that includes incentives

Dismantling the NYT's Misrepresentations of Governor Palin's Record

An article in the New York Times today discusses both the call by some in Alaska to dismantle two of Governor Palin’s energy related legislative victories and the claim by others that they are responsible for Governor Palin’s great fiscal

Dismantling the NYT's Misrepresentations of Governor Palin's Record

An article in the New York Times today discusses both the call by some in Alaska to dismantle two of Governor Palin’s energy related legislative victories and the claim by others that they are responsible for Governor Palin’s great fiscal