Archives for: May 2013

Real Immigration Reform Requires Free Markets

Only in the United States Congress could a legislative provision entitled “Market-Based H-1B Visa Limits” actually mean that “the number of visas calculated under subparagraph (A) for any fiscal year shall not be less than 110,000 or more than 180,000.”… more »

Hickenlooper gives "reprieve" to murderer Nathan Dunlap

With the hornets nest of conservative and libertarian anger which Colorado Governor John "I'm a moderate" Hickenlooper stirred up by supporting a raft of anti-gun legislation in this once-red state, I thought there was little chance he would pardon or… more »

The Real Cause and Lessons of the IRS Scandal

During Friday morning’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the IRS targeting scandal, Liberal Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) at least had the honesty to say “I don’t like the right.” Each committee member had his own axe to grind. McDermott’s… more »

It's.The.Law.

Last Thursday, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) started a Twitter prairie fire with his call for people to describe #ObamacareInThreeWords. (My contribution was “Sorry, Doctor retired.”) Other gems included “Max Baucus regrets,” “A massive failure,”… more »

Delaware's Unclaimed Property Racket: John Gotti would be proud

Who would have guessed that the State of Delaware's third largest revenue source would essentially be a mafia-like combination of extortion and theft? That's certainly how it sounds when you read Douglas Lindholm's article in Forbes magazine entitled "… more »

The Taxman Cometh (For Tea Partiers)

 On Friday, senior IRS official Lois Lerner offered an apology of sorts after non-profit organizations which were applying for tax-exempt status were targeted for IRS audit if the groups’ names included “Tea Party” or “patriots.” Lerner said she had… more »

Is the media turning on Obama?

If ponies rode men and grass ate cows, And cats were chased into holes by the mouse … If summer were spring and the other way round, Then all the world would be upside down. Once in a long while, an event evokes one of my favorite historical… more »

Mission Viejo Rule of Law Resolution

The city council of Mission Viejo (California) released a "rule of law" resolution last year. While I do have some reservations about e-Verify, nevertheless it's good to see a city government not be cowed by the political correctness that seems to take… more »