In an effort to put an end to Operation Choke Point — a financial task force that was created by the Obama administration to “choke out” businesses it finds objectionable like gun shops — the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. issued a letter Wednesday saying all banks should examine their customer relationships on a case-by-case basis and not by industry operational risk.
President Barack Obama has a notoriously piratical attitude toward Congress. He deliberately and gleefully trampled all over its role as the lawmaking branch, and cast aside his own as the executor of the laws. He has distorted the constitutional order to suit his whim, and now his allies are peeved that John Boehner made a wayward speaking invitation?
It is nice to see someone in her position provide such kind words to a fan who is clearly hurting. As always, Taylor’s words and actions encourage others to embrace their differences and celebrate themselves.
Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East and North Africa. Eight million Israelis are surrounded by some 400 million Muslims in more than 20 states. Almost all of Israel’s neighbors are anti-Israeli dictatorships, monarchies or theocracies — a number of them reduced to a state of terrorist chaos.
Candidate Obama broke with all precedent by going to Berlin before his nomination for president. It was there, just 21 km from the site of the 1942 Wansee Conference that planned the Holocaust, that Mr. Obama proclaimed himself “a citizen of the world.” There was a time when liberals visited Israel, Ireland, and Italy to show their affection to three of their loyal constituencies. But Obama went to Germany instead.
In 2011, an artificial cap was lifted on the number of charter schools in Michigan, which are public schools that have been freed from restrictive mandates such as being forced to engage in collective bargaining with teachers unions.
The woman who presided over the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov is scheduled to receive an honorary degree from Ohio’s largest university because her work “was committed to ensuring that America continues to lead the world in innovation.”
Grifter’s concern is that he sees this as the start of more to come from the anti-war crowd, who he feels have been hiding in the shadows out of fear of offending the “victims” of veterans’ decisions but couldn’t care less about offending veterans. With some of the harsh criticism the movie has received from prominent liberals, he’s likely right too.
The first state Declaration of Rights to use the term “bear arms” was Pennsylvania in 1776: “that the people have a right to bear arms in defense of themselves and the state.”
The entire state of California pubic education system is to begin grading students on matters a teacher cannot possibly know or evaluate objectively.
In a joint radio appearance with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, President Barack Obama said there is a “worldwide epidemic of obesity” and that he looks forward to working with the government of India and non-governmental organizations on the “issue of obesity” in India.
Are you starting to forget just how creepy government agencies can be when they decide to spy on average (law abiding) citizens? Well, this should help refocus your distrust of big government.
During his State of the Union address last week, President Obama defended his Cuba policy by pointing out, “When what you’re doing doesn’t work for 50 years, it’s time to try something new.”
As it happens, I agree with the president on Cuba. But it seems to me that his advice should be applied to a number of other issues as well. For example:
Rauner is one of the many Republican success stories of the 2014 election, and it looks like he isn’t going to be one to waste his mandate. In a recent appearance in Decatur, Illinois, he announced his intentions to take on the government union bosses. Northern Public Radio quoted him as saying: