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In Today’s America, “Mainstream” Means Left

Star Parker  Just when Tea Party obituaries were being sounded around the country, Washington fixture of 42 years, Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, loses to upstart Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel. And one week later, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, in the blockbuster of this year’s political season, is booted out of office in the Virginia […] Continue reading →

Obama Thinks Blacks Too Stupid to Understand

John Ransom  As Obama kicks off his “You’re Too Stupid to Understand” campaign tour, I’d like to make the following observation as a public service reminder: It’s not that Obama started believing his press clippings; it’s that Obama never for a moment doubted his press clippings. Generally, buying into the fables that the press tells […] Continue reading →

Federal Regulations Take $1.8 trillion bite out of economy

This article originally appeared on heartland.org. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) this week released its annual Ten Thousand Commandments report on the size and scope of federal regulations. According to the report, federal regulations took a $1.863 trillion bite out of the U.S. economy in 2013. The report aims to establish a baseline for the largely unknown […] Continue reading →

Should California Dictate US Energy Policies?

Paul Driessen  California loves to be seen as the trendsetter on energy and environmental policies. But can we really afford to adopt their laws and regulations in the rest of America? Heck, can the once Golden State afford them itself? The path to hell is paved with good intentions, counter-productive policies – and hypocrisy. The […] Continue reading →