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JINDAL: 10 Ways Obama’s Phone And Pen Could Jumpstart The Economy

From the perspective of our nation’s capital, the economic picture looks bright. Washington, D.C., has become a beacon of thriving economic growth under President Obama, home to the nation’s most powerful and affluent, a boomtown financed by the American taxpayer.... (Continue reading)

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Jim Beam Fundamentally Misunderstands Modern Conservatism

Readers of this site should understand that its publisher does not necessarily agree with everything its contributors post here. This morning, Jim Beam’s column serves as a perfect example. Carrying a headline “Be careful what you wish for,” it’s a... (Continue reading)

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BEAM: Bought Any Light Bulbs Lately?

Nothing explains the new federal light bulb law better than a headline on a story appearing in the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal. It said, “New lighting standards end of an era for dirt-cheap bulbs.” Actually, the law isn’t new. It... (Continue reading)

Stossel Video: Enemies Of Innovation

Possibly the best work being done to expose the outdated stupidity of Industrial Age bureaucracy in the Information Age is Fox Business Channel’s John Stossel, who frequently shows the hassles that innovative entrepreneurs with ideas for 21st century business models... (Continue reading)

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WAGUESPACK: Some Stories Are More Complex Than Others

You can’t judge a book by its cover. I can only assume that some marketing-minded publisher way back when originally coined this phrase in an effort to overcome a horrendous cover and boost readership and sales of a well-written book.... (Continue reading)

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#SpiteHouse Comes To Yellowstone National Park

Could this one be the worst example of #SpiteHouse to date? How about the Park Rangers basically playing Idi Amin at Yellowstone? Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to showcase some of America’s greatest treasures.... (Continue reading)

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SADOW: Jindal’s Pay Decision Could Make For A More Efficient Bureaucracy

The silver lining for Gov. Bobby Jindal having the misfortune to govern through a period where subpar policy decisions at the national level have caused economic malaise that eroded Louisiana’s finances is that he could use this to spur policy innovation to... (Continue reading)

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BEAM: Obamacare Is A Tough Hill To Climb

Insurance exchanges, the centerpiece of Obamacare, opened last Tuesday, but their debut didn’t get off to a rousing start. Only a dozen applications for health care insurance had been received from Louisiana by Thursday. The online website where people apply... (Continue reading)

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VIDEO: Scalise Lays Into Obamacare Bureaucrat

At issue: if you just got out of prison after serving a stint for identity theft, would that prevent you from getting a job as an Obamacare “navigator?” Absolutely right? Well… The victim of Scalise’s inquisition is one Gary Cohen,... (Continue reading)

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VIDEO: California Puts Unlicensed Landscapers In Jail

Sure, it’s California. They’re crazy out there, and their bureaucracy is absolutely and completely out of control. Victor Davis Hanson has done a fantastic job illustrating how stupid regulations and ineffective, unserious government has created a massive underground economy in... (Continue reading)

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Washington Examiner Does Research, Proves Social Security Disability Is A Failed Program

That might seem like an overheated headline, but it really isn’t. The WE dug up a study the federal government did in 2009 of the two types of Social Security Disability recipients – the people in the Social Security Disability... (Continue reading)

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Noah And The Ark, 2013 Edition

Got this in an e-mail which has been forwarded more times than you can count… In the year 2013, the Lord came unto Noah, Who was now living in America and said: “Once again, the earth has become wicked and... (Continue reading)

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REASON.TV VIDEO: Arrest Quotas In Auburn

Kudos to the folks at Reason for exposing something that has become a trend in law enforcement – and not a good one. Namely, police forces run by greedheads who impose arrest and ticket quotas on their officers in an... (Continue reading)

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The Hector Ricketts Story: A Tale Of Regulatory Tyranny

You probably weren’t aware of this, but until 1964 almost all mass transit providers were private-sector operators. And they were profitable. Now, they aren’t. And they aren’t. Which is why they fight tooth and nail to preserve their unionized monopolies,... (Continue reading)

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JUNEAU: Partisanship Has No Place in Regulatory Bureaucracies

Much has been said, and deservedly so, about the IRS targeting conservative non-profit groups regarding their applications for tax-exempt status. Several Congressional hearings have been held about the potential abuses that occurred in the IRS on this issue. The responses... (Continue reading)

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$46 Million In Tax Refunds To Illegals…At One Address In Atlanta

I got nothin’ in response to this, but I’ll work on it. The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according... (Continue reading)

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SADOW: Louisiana’s 49th In Adults With College Degrees, And It’s Not For Lack Of Access

That Louisiana barely maintains second-to-last place among the states in terms of proportion of adult population with a college degrees tells little about resources put into and access to higher education but much about how those resources are deployed and... (Continue reading)

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SADOW: Overdue End Coming To Gov’t-Paid Louisiana Bus Service

There’s no reason to end the LA Swift service. But there’s every reason to end any state or local government involvement in it. LA Swift is the bus service, heretofore paid entirely by the federal government and by small passenger... (Continue reading)

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PROFILES IN COURAGE: House Passes Trial Lawyer Prosperity Act…

…also known as SB 153, the Equal Pay For Women Act. What SB 153 says it does is to ban unequal compensation between men and women on the basis of sex for similar jobs in state government. And that, on... (Continue reading)

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It Doesn’t Matter That The IRS Scandal Originated In DC

Darrell Issa was on the Sunday shows yesterday saying that the orders to persecute conservative activists with tax audits and the denial of 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 status to Tea Party and other conservative groups came from Washington, and that the... (Continue reading)

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