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Ruling Blocking Trump Ban Doesn’t Even Mention the Applicable Law

Robert Spencer, Politicized? No doubt about it. President Trump’s “Muslim ban,” the focus of so much Left hysteria, is dead for the time being, after the hard-Left 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck it down. What is odd, however, in their ruling is that it never even mentions the relevant law by which Trump claims

Chaffetz calls on ethics head to testify day after chief criticized Trump

House Republicans, led by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, have summoned the head of the independent federal ethics office to answer questions about his agency and his public criticism of President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to separate from his real estate empire. Chaffetz, the chairman of the GOP-led House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said he sent

Do Elections Matter to Obama?

Terry Paulson, In January 2009, Barack Obama, soon to become president, boasted, “Elections have consequences – and at the end of the day, I won.” After Hillary Clinton was defeated, the President met with President-Elect Donald Trump. Obama resisted commenting to reporters on Trump’s cabinet appointments, saying, “I think it is important for us to

Democrats Plotting ‘Collision Course’ With Trump’s Tax Plan

Congressional Democrats say they’ll try to thwart Republican plans to overhaul the U.S. tax code by portraying them as a boon for the rich that betrays President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to fight for working Americans. “There’s going to be opposition if these tax cuts are directed to the people at the top again,” said

Stopping Big Government: Why we need a Congressional Regulation Office

Kevin R. Kosar, Philip A. Wallach, This year nearly 3,300 new federal regulations have been issued, and we still have more than a month to go before Christmas. Every one of these rules was issued by an agency that has no direct accountability to the public. These rules affect every aspect of our life—the food

Hillary Clinton: Number One Enemy Of Shale States And Shale Workers

“Hillary Clinton’s Politically Motivated Opposition To Fracking Shows She Cares More About Pandering To Liberal Special Interests Than Creating Good-Paying Jobs, Making America More Energy Independent And Driving Down Energy Costs For Families And Businesses.” – Jason Miller “Hillary Clinton’s politically-motivated opposition to fracking shows she cares more about pandering to liberal special interests than

In Draft Platform, Democrats Bare Their Souls (And Teeth)

Tim Benson, Political platforms are not meant to be taken as anything other than aspirational documents. They make a brief appearance at party conventions and then sit on a shelf and collect dust for four years until the next presidential election comes along. One of the few things platforms do accomplish is they put on

Trump Ignites White Working-Class Revolution #AmericaFirst

Suzanne Fields,  Everyone’s looking for what Winston Churchill called a pudding with a theme. How did the likes of Donald Trump make it to the forefront of American politics? How did the British break their strong link with the Europeans just across the channel? The common denominators, so we’re told, are “revolution,” “down with the

Should You Need The Government’s Permission To Work?

In some precincts, this is what passes for a joke about libertarians: “Ayn Rand, Rand Paul, and Paul Ryan walk into a bar. The bartender serves them tainted alcohol because there are no regulations. They die.”  The humor there eludes me, but it must work for someone: That alleged witticism has garnered tens of thousands

Air Disaster Adds To Egypt’s Litany Of Woes

The cause isn’t yet known, but the loss of an Egyptian plane into the Mediterranean has already delivered a new round of trauma to a beleaguered country struggling on several fronts. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi’s hardline rule faces mounting criticism at home and abroad. An ISIS-linked group is waging an insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula.

Beheading #WorldCup Shows Islamic State’s Online Savvy

 Tweets and online videos are emerging as weapons of war in the Islamic State’s campaign to seize a swath of Iraq, with the al-Qaeda offshoot’s use of social media dwarfing efforts by other militant groups. Over the weekend, websites previously used by the Islamic State featured a video purporting to show its leader, Abu Bakr

œEconomic Recovery Continues: Businesses Are Being Destroyed Faster Than They Are Created

Michael SnyderThe Economic Collapse What would you say about an economy where businesses are shutting down faster than they are opening? Well, a shocking new study released by the Brookings Institution indicates that this is exactly what is happening in the United States. Image: Business Closing (Wiki Commons). We are absolutely killing small businesses and