Griffin: Latest Obamacare Rule Is ‘An Invitation for Waste, Fraud and Abuse’

on Monday, 16 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Rep. Griffin: "In effect, President Obama has issued an invitation for waste, fraud and abuse in a program that is already raising healthcare costs and lowering wages for thousands of hardworking families."

Griffin: Latest Obamacare Rule Is ‘An Invitation for Waste, Fraud and Abuse’

By the office of Congressman Tim Griffin

Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after House passage of the No Subsidies without Verification Act (H.R. 2775):

Prodigal Nation

Written by Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas on Friday, 13 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas

There exists a profound connection between the plight of the rebellious, prodigal son with the plight of our rebellious, prodigal nation.

Prodigal Nation

"And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine" (Luke 15:14, 15).

The Ethanol Debacle

Written by Alan Caruba on Friday, 13 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

Only an environmentalist would think it was a good idea to burn food as fuel instead of permitting corn to be used as part of the nation’s food chain and for export.

The Ethanol Debacle

The government mandated blend of ethanol in every gallon of gasoline is a full-fledged disaster and neither Congress, nor the Environmental Protection Agency shows any indication of either repealing or abandoning it.

A Measure of Our Impoverishment (Which They Hope You Haven’t Noticed)

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 13 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

You get a lot less for your dollar these days. The government says inflation is low. But the fed keeps flooding the economy with new dollars. The result is that the actual purchasing power of the dollar is collapsing.

A Measure of Our Impoverishment (Which They Hope You Haven’t Noticed)

It’s getting close to October – to Halloween – and Cadbury has released a new, Halloween-themed Creme Egg. It’s like the ones they sell around Easter – only the gooey insides are green instead of yellow. Forgive me. I like these chocolate eggs – no matter the color of the insides – and can’t resist grabbing a handful when I see the display box at the supermarket. But I noticed that more fit in my hand now than used to. The Cadbury Creme Egg went from being about the same size as a normal chicken egg – to the size of a robin’s egg. It’s about a third smaller now – but the price remains the same.

Post 9/11: How Safe Are We?

Written by Alan Caruba on Friday, 13 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

It seems that the nation is safer now than it was prior to September 11, 2001. But are we safer due to the expansion of the national security state or due to other factors unknown? Only time will tell.

Post 9/11: How Safe Are We?

Two recent polls suggest that Americans are still well aware of the threats to the nation’s security. A Fox News poll found that four out of ten Americans think that the nation is less safe today than before 9/11. Overall, however, 51 percent thought it was safer. A Rasmussen poll found that respondents thought that an attack on the scale of 9/11 was entirely possible. At least 69 percent felt that way.

Now That Hybrids Have Become Popular…

Written by Eric Peters on Friday, 13 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, Eric Peters

So, you thought the government was just trying to save the environment through its taxpayer-subsidized promotion of hybrid and electric cars. Turns out, it's really an underhanded means to control freedom of movement.

Now That Hybrids Have Become Popular…

They’re going to tax them, too.

You knew this was coming – right?

That they were not going to let you get away with evading paying your “fair share” of motor vehicle fuels taxes by driving a vehicle that uses less (or even no) gas.

Johnson Urges Committee to Continue Investigation into Benghazi Attacks

on Friday, 13 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Senator Johnson: "What is hard to believe is that so many questions about what happened in Benghazi remain unanswered a year after the attack. The committee must act now."

Johnson Urges Committee to Continue Investigation into Benghazi Attacks

By Senator Ron Johnson

“It is now exactly one year since the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that took the lives of four brave Americans. It has been a year since those attacks killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods -- and not a single terrorist who planned or executed that attack has been held accountable.

There is No Plan B

Written by Alan Caruba on Wednesday, 11 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

The Obama administration is floundering in its foreign policy. Meanwhile, on the domestic front, the nation has never really recovered from the Great Recession and Obamacare threatens to sink what remains of the economy.

There is No Plan B

J.R. R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit, wrote that “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”

Kidnapped Italian Journalists Expose Truth About Syrian “Rebels”

Written by Donald Hank on Wednesday, 11 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, Donald Hank

The stories told by two recently freed European journalists held hostage for months by Syrian rebels calls into question the official narrative on Syria.

Kidnapped Italian Journalists Expose Truth About Syrian “Rebels”

Journalist Pierre Piccinin created a furor recently, testifying in a videotaped interview that, while kidnapped, he had overheard conversations indicating that it was not Assad but the rebels themselves who had released nerve gas in Damascus killing over 1,000 people. Several Italian publications expand on that story, and the last one translated below suggests that while Piccinin was, strictly speaking, telling the truth, he omitted important details. All in all, however, it is understandable that these two captives might want to depict their captors in the worst possible light. We must remember that the official story in Europe is that the Obama administration’s conclusion that Assad is guilty is generally accepted without question. Naturally, Quirico, who derives his livelihood from journalism, would be hesitant to tweak the powers that be.

Test Drive: 2014 Audi A6 TDI

Written by Eric Peters on Wednesday, 11 September 2013. Posted in Automotive, Business

A muscle car that also gets 40 mpg? It's not a myth - it's the 2014 Audi A6 TDI. Automotive journalist Eric Peters finds out what else is great about the new diesel Audi.

Test Drive: 2014 Audi A6 TDI

What luxury car leaps forward like a bracket-racing muscle car – you’ll swear you’re getting daylight under the front tires – but also gives you almost 40 MPG on the highway?

A "Savage Nation" of Loonies

Written by Alan Caruba on Wednesday, 11 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

It has become common in some places to hear that Israel is pulling the strings at the White House, especially concerning the administration's so-called foreign policy toward Syria. The evidence doesn't support this view.

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On Monday evening I tuned to ABC Radio’s “Savage Nation” starring Michael Savage. I rarely listen to him, but I was looking for some diversion. What I heard was a succession of loonies who responded to his question of who was behind the original intention of the U.S. to bomb Syria.

McConnell Outlines His Opposition to Syria Resolution

on Tuesday, 10 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, Letter From Congress

Senator McConnell: "So no one should be faulted for ... being dumfounded at the ham-handed manner in which the White House announced it; there is absolutely no reason to signal to the enemy when and how, and for how long, you plan to strike them — none."

McConnell Outlines His Opposition to Syria Resolution

By the office of U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell 

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the President’s Syria resolution and the ‘Russian diplomatic gambit to forestall U.S. military action’:

Good Coach, Bad Dad: The Price of Success in Today’s NFL

Written by John Kirkwood on Tuesday, 10 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, John Kirkwood

Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher surprised some when he said he would never coach in the NFL. The reason? Coaching leaves no time for family. And isn't family more important than the gridiron?

Good Coach, Bad Dad: The Price of Success in Today’s NFL

 

I can’t write a column about the modern NFL without first pointing out that Roger Goodell is NOT the Antichrist … but if the NFL was the book of Revelation, he would be the Whore that rides the Beast! That being said …

The Million Muslim March on 9/11

Written by Alan Caruba on Tuesday, 10 September 2013. Posted in Opinion, Alan Caruba

While America has long had a tradition of religious tolerance, that is a two-way street and the evidence of Islamic intolerance is vast.

The Million Muslim March on 9/11

There is more than a little irony that September 11th is designated Patriot Day when the Obama administration has made it clear what it really thinks of patriots.

Free Markets, Individual Virtue Fuel Prosperity

Written by Star Parker on Tuesday, 10 September 2013. Posted in Books, LifeStyle, Opinion, Star Parker

We should wonder how we have so many discussions about freedom and so few about individual free choice and personal responsibility...

Free Markets, Individual Virtue Fuel Prosperity

An important new book addresses the question of global poverty, but does so by provoking the reader to also consider our own nation and demand that we better understand ourselves and the wellsprings of our own success.

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