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‘It’s Time To Call Out the Obamacare Republicans’

‘It’s Time To Call Out the Obamacare Republicans’

    By Michael Hernandez Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, challenged his national audience to “call out the Obamacare Republicans” even as President Donald Trump was meeting with GOP Senators at the White House with a message of “repeal and replace.  “I’m sitting in oval office with a […]

Do Polls Report Opinion – Or Shape it?

Do Polls Report Opinion – Or Shape it?

by Phil Erwin  The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll ostensibly “proves” Americans think the meeting between Trump campaign principals and a Russian “agent” was “inappropriate.” Not coincidentally, that same poll reports President Trump’s approval rating has dropped to a record low 36%. But what does such mathematical “disapproval” really tell us? To begin with: The […]

If the EU goes down, all life ceases to exist

If the EU goes down, all life ceases to exist

  By Jon Rappoport I’ll get to the European Union in a minute, but first a bit of background. System building—how do you do it? In particular, how do you build a perverse structure? There are three sequential steps: One: Secretly create the system. Two: Once it’s up and running and established, act as if […]

Healthcare: A House Divided Cannot Stand

Healthcare: A House Divided Cannot Stand

. By Thomas L. Knapp The latest healthcare initiative from the Trump administration and the Republican Party’s leaders in Congress seems set to sink just like the last version. Mitch McConnell can’t seem to round up the votes to push it through the Senate, if anything the House is more likely to tear apart than […]

Insanity and hypocrisy Down Under

Insanity and hypocrisy Down Under

. By Paul Driessen Al Gore’s bombast and hypocrisy, an energy debacle “no one saw coming,” lessons for USA The Wall Street Journal called it the energy shortage “no one saw coming.” Actually, a lot of people did see it coming. But intent on pursuing their “dangerous manmade climate change” and “renewable energy will save the […]

California government retirement plans are more than 50% underfunded

California government retirement plans are more than 50% underfunded

. By David Schwartzman California is failing its employees and its citizens. Documents show that the state and local governments in California do not have enough money saved up to pay for the retirement of its current employees. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is facing future insolvency. These findings come from the 2015 CalPERS […]

Death Panels: Sarah Palin Was Right, Sort Of

Death Panels: Sarah Palin Was Right, Sort Of

. By Thomas L. Knapp In 2009, former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin raised the kind of ruckus she’s known for with her comment on the then-notional Affordable Care Act, aka “ObamaCare.” In a Facebook note, she wrote: “The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my […]

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise — The Curious Nature of Revolution

L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise — The Curious Nature of Revolution

. By L. Neil Smith  Sometimes I wish that my soapbox were just a little bit taller. Over the past two or three decades, I have more-or-less accidentally made a number of historically significant predictions in various of my books and essays that have turned out to be correct. In 1977, for example, in my […]

The Unelected bureaucracies that keep us stuck in Traffic

The Unelected bureaucracies that keep us stuck in Traffic

. By Jackie Lavalleye Inadequate roads are leaving Californians stuck in traffic. According to a 2016 study by Inrix, a data company that specializes in traffic-related analytics, Los Angeles, California has the worst traffic in the United States. San Francisco takes the number three spot, and San Diego comes in number 14. In all, 17 California […]

Our Paranoid Society is too Hard on Kids — and on Parents

Our Paranoid Society is too Hard on Kids — and on Parents

. By Thomas L. Knapp In the latest sign that America has gone stark-raving nuts at the expense of its parents and children, the Rochester, New York Democrat & Chronicle reports that a “mother faces child endangerment charges for letting her 10-year-old hang out in a Lego Store while she shopped elsewhere” in the same […]