Archive for December, 2011

Nancy Pelosi’s “obligation” (2011-12-30)

If you needed any more evidence of the institutional corruption of the United States Congress, we have today the remarks of Nancy Pelosi’s daughter that the former House Speaker “would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly.”
Alexandra Pelosi told Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government that her mother wants [...]

Losing your lunch in L.A. (2011-12-27)

“Two fourth-graders find a way to share school’s food,” reads a Los Angeles Times headline today, “Thanks to the 9-year-old girls, unwanted and leftover lunch items from a Cudahy school go to needy families.”
Heartwarming, isn’t it?
Especially if your heart is warmed by stories that illustrate why government should stop meddling in people’s lives.
You see, this [...]

Vigilant liberty (2011-12-23)

Does the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) allow the government to detain American citizens indefinitely without charges or trial?
Rep. Tim Griffin, a freshman Republican congressman from Arkansas and a 16-year member of the U.S. Army Reserve’s Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, says it doesn’t.
That would be a lot more credible if we didn’t have [...]

How the antitrust laws help incumbents raise money (2011-12-19)

“The antitrust laws give the government the power to prosecute and convict any business concern in the country any time it chooses,” Ayn Rand wrote in 1962. Antitrust, she wrote, is “a haphazard accumulation of non-objective laws so vague, complex, contradictory and inconsistent that any business practice can now be construed as illegal, and by [...]

Newt Gingrich and the missing ink (2011-12-18)

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was on CBS’s “Face the Nation” today explaining why he would send U.S. marshals to arrest federal judges who issue outrageous rulings.
There really should be a sign on the wall at the Debate Zoo that reads, “Please Don’t Feed the Comedians.”
“How does the president decide what’s a good law and I’m [...]

Guess what, Newt’s right (2011-12-10)

Former House Speaker and frontrunning presidential candidate Newt Gingrich horrified the politically correct world this week by stating in an interview that the Palestinians are an “invented” people.
“Remember there was no Palestine as a state,” Gingrich told The Jewish Channel. “It was part of the Ottoman Empire. And I think that we’ve had an invented [...]

The Waxman-Berman, no, Berman-Waxman, no, Waxman-Berman machine (2011-12-4)

Want to see something funny?
This is what the top of the “Endorsements” page on Rep. Howard Berman’s website looked like on November 11, 2011, according to a snapshot taken by Google:

As you can see, Governor Jerry Brown received top billing, followed by Senator Dianne Feinstein, followed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, followed by Congressman [...]