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The More Precise Life of Julia

The More Precise Life of Julia

The Life of Julia slideshow Obama unveiled was just a rough draft. Obama has since consulted with futurists and science fiction authors to give more precise details about what life will be like with Julia under his guiding hand versus what will happen if Mitt Romney is elected. And I got my hands on these details and reveal them in my new PJ Media column . AGE 25 Under President Obama: Julia graduates college and looks for a job. No jobs are currently available, so she is given more contraceptives. She…

Washington’s Fight Against the Future of Higher Education

Washington’s Fight Against the Future of Higher Education

Download audio here Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets , Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Ben Boychuk to discuss how new regulations from Washington will make it harder for the next generation to go to college, the impact of for-profit colleges and the future of higher education. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates . If …

Caterpillar CEO Threatens to Leave Illinois Over Recent Tax Hike

Caterpillar CEO Threatens to Leave Illinois Over Recent Tax Hike

Back in 2009 before the Obama-Pelosi Stimulus Bill was passed, Caterpillar chief executive officer Doug Oberhelman contradicted President Obama and said his company was not planning on hiring anytime soon. Now the Caterpillar CEO is threatening to move the company from Illinois over the recent tax hikes. The Pantagraph reported: The chairman and CEO of Peoria-based Caterpillar Inc. is raising the specter of moving the heavy equipment maker out of Illinois. In a letter sent March 21 to Gov. Pat Quinn, Caterpillar chief executive officer Doug Oberhelman said officials in at least four other states have approached the company about relocating since Illinois raised its income tax in January. “I want to stay here. But as the…

Congress’s New Lineup Has More Partisans on Each Side

Congress’s New Lineup Has More Partisans on Each Side

Come January, the House will be composed of an energized conservative Republican majority and a Democratic minority that has become more liberal. At the same time, a more closely divided Senate could make it harder to assemble the 60 votes needed to pass most bills.

Intellectual Inoculation

Intellectual Inoculation

Conventional-wisdom-maker David Broder had a positive piece about Mitch Daniels’ Thursday night speech to the Hudson Institute in yesterday’s Post . According to Broder, “In a party where a candidate such as Angle can be the nominee against the majority leader, brains are clearly a precious commodity. What we saw in Washington on Thursday night was a reminder that despite the occasional appearance, Republicans do not lack in that regard.” In other words, Daniels is actually intelligent, unlike those other Republicans. As insulting as this is to the other Republicans, Broder’s IQ blessing is an important inoculation for Daniels. A consistent…

A Petition for Commonsense Tax Policy

A Petition for Commonsense Tax Policy

There used to be a broad consensus that raising taxes during a recession was a bad idea for families, businesses, and ultimately our country. Yet, today’s politicians have parted ways with common sense, pursuing reckless spending that’s financed by your tax dollars and mine. Meanwhile, our economy continues to spiral downward. Consider the fact that a family of four making $6,400 per month — right in line with the $76,649 median income for married couples with minor children, as reported by 2009 census data — will see $179 less per month after taxes increase on January 1. In this tight economy, …

Bolton: ‘A Major Victory for Iran’

Bolton: ‘A Major Victory for Iran’

According to reports from Tehran, Russia is providing Iran with specialized fuel rods for a nuclear reactor in the city of Bushehr. John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, tells National Review Online that once Bushehr is fueled and operational, that “will make it harder for Israel — or even the United States at some point — to take out [the Bushehr site] effectively.” “The fueling of Bushehr, if it goes forward, is a major victory for Iran,” Bolton says. The planned 1,000-megawatt reactor, he adds, “will produce substantial amounts of plutonium and the kind of spent fuel that can be reproduced and used for nuclear weapons.” “…

Get Out of Jail Free

Get Out of Jail Free

Find out about yesterday’s Supreme Court decision that will probably let a lot of political crooks out of jail and make it harder to put new ones in. Supreme Court of the United States – Supreme Court – United States – Law – Government

Rubio: Crist ‘Clears the Way for Taxpayer Funding of Abortion’ — By: Robert Costa

Rubio: Crist ‘Clears the Way for Taxpayer Funding of Abortion’ — By: Robert Costa

Gov. Charlie Crist has vetoed HB 1143, a bill that would have required women seeking an abortion during the first trimester to undergo an ultrasound exam and pay for it. Crist explains his veto on Facebook : This bill placed an inappropriate burden on women seeking to terminate a pregnancy, and I have always believed that personal views should not result in laws that unwisely expand the role of government and coerce people to obtain medical tests or procedures that are not medically necessary. In this case, such action would violate a woman’s right to privacy. There are many medical or fiscal barriers that could be placed upon a woman …

VA Gov McDonnell: Letters To Felons On Voting Rights Sent In Error

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Was the news about Virginia governor Bob McDonnell’s move to make it harder for felons to vote all just a big misunderstanding? That’s what he’s now claiming. A spokesman for the governor, a Republican, told the Washington Post that letters sent to over 200 felons, telling them that they would now have to submit an essay as part of the application process — a process that previously had been almost automatic — were sent in error, and that the essay idea was just a “draft policy proposal.” “The letter was sent without approval by a well-meaning staffer attempting to continue to process requests even while new procedures were being considered,” McDonnell spokesman Tucker Martin…

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