Our favorite argument of the government school monopolists came from the late Al Shanker, longtime president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Parents are not qualified to judge their childrenās schools, Shanker said. They lack the essential knowledge.
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won resounding reelection in KentuckyĀ on the promiseĀ to stop the Environmental Protection Agencyās rule to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants. Other leaders in the Senate won voter support by announcing they want to delay EPA ozone regulations because they are too burdensome and costly to businesses that will never becomeĀ compliant with the new rules.
Every American, every citizen of a free country, needs to read, and re-read that sentence. Here is the answer of liberals and socialists to the problem of domestic security. Let the police do it. Let the state protect you. Give all weapons to the professionals who are trained and who can be trusted.
Oil prices are at their lowest in years, and Americans may be tempted to think we are entering a new era of stable, cheap fuel. Indeed, we find ourselves in a phase of temporarily low prices on the oil market rollercoaster. Unfortunately, those easily forgotten high prices will inevitably return, shocking the economy in the process and damaging U.S. productivity. This scenario will replay itself again and again, unless we take steps to avoid it.
No! Thatās the headline on an editorial inācan you believe?āthe Washington Post! It gets better. The Post flays President Obamaās rationale for lifting the embargo on Cuba (the incoming GOP Congress will have something to say about this) and it dissects the Presidentās White House statement.
When former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) ran for President in 2004, he liked to joke that his campaign was pitched to āthe Democratic wing of the Democratic Party.ā It was a jab at his rivals, whom he charged with being too cozy with Wall Street, too popular in corporate boardrooms. Long before there was an Occupy Wall Street movement, there was Howard Dean.
As if that wasn't embarrassing enough, a source leaked to Fox News copies of Obama's unconstitutional 10-point plan to grant amnesty to 4.5 million illegal immigrants through executive order, which is supposed to be announced this week. After reading just what he has in mind, it's clear Gruber isn't the only one who thinks we're stupid.
We donāt have to look far to āimagineā that dystopia. International activist Masha Gessen has given us a stark vision of what such a society without marriage means. Here, thanks toĀ National Review OnlineāsĀ Ian Tuttle, is the true goal of the marriage-enders. Gessen told a panel in Australia what she and her fellow radicals seek:
State Department Spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, hastened to disavow the quote, without divulging who said it. Jeffrey Goldberg is the go-to writer whom this administration relies upon to get its message out. Goldberg, seasoned and serious, is nonetheless a faithful adherent of the Obama administrationās view that it is Israeli intransigence that is to blame for lack of progress toward a Middle East peace settlement.