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  • Monthly Archives: October 2013

    Why Is Obama Needlessly Scaring Seniors?

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    Apparently things aren’t ugly enough in Washington, so President Obama has started scaring senior citizens. “In a government shutdown, Social Security checks still go out on time,” he said last week. “In an economic shutdown, if we don’t raise the debt ceiling, they don’t go out on time.” This scaremongering … More

    Obamacare's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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    It’s now been seven days since Obamacare’s exchanges officially launched. In reality, however, the “launch” has more closely resembled a blooper reel of rocket failures than a smooth takeoff. Here is but a sampling of the problems, failures, and glitches that have turned the exchanges into a comedy of errors: … More

    Fishing as a Felony: Teen Faces Prison Time for Leaving Fishing Equipment in High School Parking Lot

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    The “zero tolerance” idiot parade marches on, leaving innocent people in its wake. This time, it’s a teenage fisherman, and he’s facing felony charges. We’ve written recently about children who’ve been suspended because of their schools’ zero tolerance policies concerning weapons. Yesterday, that idiocy reached new heights as 17-year-old Cody … More

    Conservative Groups Speak Out on IRS Targeting

    How did America get to the point where the IRS is targeting conservative groups? Three premier conservative lawyers cited campaign finance laws and a cultural acceptance of beating up on conservatives as factors in the Internal Revenue Service’s recent attacks on free speech and targeting of conservative groups. “It started … More

    Obama Needlessly Scares Seniors: Social Security Checks and the Debt Limit

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    President Obama is needlessly scaring seniors by suggesting that their Social Security benefit checks may not arrive on time if the U.S. runs out of borrowing authority at the debt limit. The 57 million Americans who receive Social Security benefits should know that their benefits will not be affected—unless President … More

    Generating German Energy Poverty

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    What began as a daring endeavor to bring Germans more renewable energy and wean the country off nuclear energy by 2022 has turned German energy into a luxury good. The project began in 2000 with the German Renewable Energy Act. During her reelection campaign this summer, Chancellor Angela Merkel promised … More

    Supreme Court Takes Up Recess Appointments

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    This morning marks the official start of the Supreme Court’s 2013–2014 term. One of the cases the Court will decide is National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, which involves a clash between the President and the Senate over recess appointments. At the end of 2011, the Senate exercised its … More

    How Obamacare Hurts Americans: The Story of Ann Lorenz

    Ann Lorenz struggles with Parkinson’s disease and relies on Medicare to receive care. However, due to Obamacare, Lorenz worries that she will be limited in access to her doctors. “Patients like Ann will have to start spending more of their own personal money to pay for medications that are not … More

    Family Doctor: I Want to Take Care of My Patients

    As a family doctor, I have always believed in treating the whole person. Every person is a unique individual, and you can’t cookie-cutter medical care; it’s individualized. I am concerned about health care under the new law, and my patients are very concerned. Medicine has changed so much in my … More