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  • Monthly Archives: November 2012

    Beware the Zombie Congress

    With a whopping 92 members of Congress retiring or defeated in November’s elections, the new lame duck session will feature a host of members who no longer have to answer to their constituents. That makes the lame duck session, during which Congress will consider a host of controversial measures including … More

    Mother of 3-Year-Old Fined $2,500 for Toddler's "Public Urination"

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    Justice is flowing like a river for an Oklahoma mom. A Piedmont police officer was fired for writing an excessively hefty fine for her three-year-old’s “public urination” on the family’s property. Ashley Warden was fined $2,500 earlier this month after three-year-old Dillan pulled down his pants to urinate on his … More

    How to Make Harry Reid's Power Grab Work for Conservatives

    Lauren Victoria Burke/WDCPIX.COM

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) is expected to try to change the rules of the Senate to shut out the voices of the minority party in the new Congress. He calls it “filibuster reform,” but it is nothing more than a power grab by Senator Reid and the majority … More

    Social Media in Warfare: The New Battleground

    IDF Twitter

    Twitter, blogs, and YouTube accompanied rockets, bombs, and aircraft as weapons in the conflict between Israel and Hamas that concluded in a ceasefire last week. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) had taken to the blogosphere in order to update the world about the number of rockets that have hit Israel … More

    Shoe Shopping? Legislation Could Make Shoes Cheaper and Create Jobs

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    If Congress wants to create more jobs this holiday shopping season, it can start by eliminating many Depression-era tariffs on shoes. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 186,110 Americans work for shoe stores, an industry that generates $4.6 billion in annual wages. Many people who work for large department … More

    Top 15 Tweets About the Fiscal Cliff

    Newscom

    “Fiscal Cliff” has been the catchphrase of the past few weeks, and tweets on the matter have been plentiful.  We compiled a list of the Top 15 tweets about the fiscal cliff that you should read:

    Union Corruption 2012: Big Labor's Federal Rap Sheet

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    America’s labor unions have amassed quite a federal rap sheet in 2012. According to the Justice Department, union officials nationwide have been arrested for or convicted of embezzlement, extortion, bribery, racketeering, money laundering, fraud, and witness tampering so far this year. Below are summaries of criminal actions taken against union … More

    U.S. Carbon Tax to Shovel Dollars to U.N. Bureaucrats?

    Newscom

    It appears there will be an international dining section for hogs at the carbon-tax trough. Any new tax that promises hundreds of billions of dollars per year, as a carbon tax does, would bring out the special-interest hogs, and one of the interests likely to be fed by any federal … More

    Watch: "Honor Flight" Filmmakers at The Bloggers Briefing

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    This summer the documentary “Honor Flight“ drew an audience of 28,422 to Milwaukee’s Miller Park, breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest film screening ever. It was later submitted to the Academy Awards for Best Documentary. Tomorrow at the Bloggers Briefing we’ll hear from Dan Hayes and Clay Broga, the two … More

    Time to Take Mexico Seriously

    Newscom

    When President Obama and Mexico’s President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto meet in Washington on Tuesday, their talks will highlight the critical relationship between our two nations. Today many businessmen and investors are increasingly bullish on Mexico. The potential for positive developments in Mexico, The Economist and others argue, are too easily … More