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Remember Obamacare? Despite Hillary’s Claims, It’s Still Not Working

If Hillary Clinton wants to defend Obamacare, fine. But she should explain to voters why the health care law is not working.

By John Daniel Davidson     •     The Federalist

Obamacare NeedleObamacare isn’t working. You wouldn’t know it from the scant media coverage, but six years after its passage, federal health-care reform has proven to be exactly what its critics said it would be: a trillion-dollar Rube Goldberg machine that doesn’t really work.

The law, although more unpopular now than it was when it passed, has quietly faded into the background of the presidential primary contests. That’s too bad, because Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has hitched her health-care wagon to this slow-motion disaster, and voters deserve to know why she thinks it’s so great—or at least why she thinks it just needs some tweaks, like larger exchange subsidies and tax credits for out-of-pocket costs. [Read more...]

Three Children of the Nuclear Freeze

by Peter HuessyNuclear Disarmament

Nearly 50 years ago as the Reagan administration sought to modernize our aging nuclear deterrent, a group of American arms control enthusiasts joined together to support the Soviet Union’s call for a freeze on all nuclear modernization.

The Catholic Bishops along with many Hollywood entertainers and most of the dominant media including the New York Times and CBS television enthusiastically signed up as well.

The Soviets proposed the freeze because their nuclear forces were already modernized while the US nuclear forces were trending toward what one top analyst described as “rusting to obsolescence”.

The Soviets were convinced the international “correlation of forces” were moving rapidly in their favor and they sought to cement in place their nuclear superiority.

Luckily, the nuclear freeze was defeated.

But similar dumb ideas are still around animated by the same wrong-headed notions about nuclear deterrent policy.  [Read more...]

Bill Nye, the Totalitarian Guy: Climate deniers should go to jail

By the way, “denier” was a religious term used to describe heretics.

By Brandon Morse     •     RedState

Bishop of the Church of Climate Change, Bill Nye, has been preaching the fire and brimstone theology of global cooling – I mean global warming – I mean climate change for a while. Not only is he a diehard in the faith, but he’s lashed out against those who don’t quite see it his way.

His latest sermon has him stating that “climate deniers,” maybe should go to jail.

YouTube channel, cfact, sat down with Nye and at some point Marc Morano asked the celebrity in a lab coat if the idea being passed around by climate change activists to throw skeptics in jail isn’t too extreme. [Read more...]

Sea Level is Actually Falling

Steven Goddard

Sea level has been falling on the Atlantic seaboard for the past six years.

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The Borking Liberal Media Goes to Work for Merrick Garland

By Jeffrey Lord     •     Newsbusters

The media campaign to replace the conservative late Justice Antonin Scalia with an Obama appointee has begun.

It won’t be pretty. Republicans will be accused in the media — actually they are already being accused — of being “obstructionists” and worse in blocking the appointment of Judge Merrick Garland. But how did it get this way with the media, Democrats and Supreme Court nominations in the first place?

Let’s return to the days of yore – the summer and fall of 1987. I was a young political director in the Reagan White House, and President Reagan had nominated Robert Bork for a seat on the Supreme Court, a seat then being vacated by the retiring Justice Lewis Powell, a Nixon appointee. [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday: That Moment The NYT Said Liberals ‘Have Every Right to Resist’ Bork Nomination

by Matt Vespa     •     Townhall

Senate Democrats are trying to cast Republicans as being remiss in their constitutional duty to consider Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court (they’re not). And the mainstream media, by and large, would support that false narrative. The truth is Senate Republicans are acting no differently with these nominations concerning the politics of it all. Furthermore, The New York Times editorial board didn’t seem so aghast at Republican opposition back in the 1980s, where they openly said that Senate Democrats have “every right to resist” Robert Bork’s nomination:

…[T]he President [Reagan] chose Robert Bork and thus chose angry confrontation. For Judge Bork is not merely a conservative. He has long been a flamboyant provocateur, with a lifetime of writings to prove it. As a result, Mr. Reagan got the rancorous political battle he asked for. Appointment to the Court is a political act yet the Court’s authority depends in large measure on public confidence in its fairness and aloofness from the political cockpit. There’s something to lose when a nomination battle turns brutally partisan. [Read more...]

California DOJ Intimidates Civilian Journalist in Home Raid

CBC Sacramento

big governmentAn anti-abortion activist who made undercover videos at Planned Parenthood clinics said in a social media posting that California Department of Justice agents raided his home Tuesday.

Agents seized all video footage from his apartment, along with his personal information, David Daleiden said in a Facebook post. Daleiden, the founder of a group called the Center for Medical Progress, said agents left behind documents that he contends implicate Planned Parenthood in illegal behavior related to the handling of fetal tissue.

Center for Medical Progress spokesman Peter Robbio confirmed the social media posting is authentic, but he declined further comment. He said Daleiden lives in Orange County. [Read more...]

Bernie Sanders Has An Idea For The Post Office That’s Picking Up Steam. It’s A Bad One.

by Peter Roff     •     Independent Journal Opinion

us postal service uspsThroughout his career, Vermont’s Bernie Sanders has championed postal reform. He wants to save the United States Postal Service and its hundreds of thousands of public employee union jobs, by broadening the scope of its activities.

It’s an interesting idea, which is probably why the American Postal Workers Union was an early presidential endorser, and a bad one. Allowing the USPS to transact non-bank financial services opens the door to competition in areas private business has shown it can handle quite competently, thank you very much.

It’s inevitable a full range of banking services would eventually follow, free of the encumbrance of the onerous Dodd-Frank requirements and the overly invasive Consumer Financial Protection Board the massive new banking law spawned. The idea is already out there. More than one policy wonk has hit on it as to provide services to what folks have taken to calling the under-banked. [Read more...]

South Korea Says North Has Capacity to Put Nuclear Warhead on a Missile

Sentry posts belonging to North Korea, in the background, and the South on opposite sides of the Demilitarized Zone. Credit Jeon Heon-Kyun/European Pressphoto Agency

by Choe Sang-Huna     •     New York Times

South Korea has determined that North Korea is capable of mounting a nuclear warhead on its medium-range Rodong ballistic missile, which could reach all of South Korea and most of Japan, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

The government’s assessment, shared in a background briefing with foreign news media representatives in Seoul, followed a recent claim by North Korea that it had “standardized” nuclear warheads small enough to be carried by ballistic missiles. South Korean officials, like their American counterparts, have said that the North has made progress in miniaturizing nuclear warheads, but have been reluctant to elaborate.

But after four recent nuclear tests by the North, the latest on Jan. 6, some nongovernmental analysts in South Korea have said that they believe the North has learned how to fit its medium-range Rodong missile with nuclear warheads. The senior government official echoed that assessment, but did not provide any evidence of how the government has made its determination. [Read more...]

Group of Senators Let America Down

Add “Green Energy” Pork Barrel Tax Extenders to Unrelated FAA Bill

Wind Energy Subsidies Green EnergyOn April  7, 2016, Frontiers of Freedom President, George Landrith made the following statement:

 Millions of Americans are deeply disappointed that Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) worked to insert sweetheart tax benefits for special interests in the so-called renewable energy industry. Simply stated, hard working Americans who are struggling to make ends meet may now end up paying hundreds of millions of dollars to well-healed “green energy” companies — like wind and geothermal energy — who can afford the best lobbyists money can buy. [Read more...]

Obama-Backed Solar Plant Could Be Shut Down For Not Producing Enough Energy

by Michael Bastasch     •     The Daily Caller

California regulators may force a massive solar thermal power plant in the Mojave Desert to shut down after years of under-producing electricity — not to mention the plant was blinding pilots flying over the area and incinerating birds.

The Ivanpah solar plant could be shut down if state regulators don’t give it more time to meet electricity production promises it made as part of its power purchase agreements with utilities, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Ivanpah, which got a $1.6 billion loan guarantee from the Obama administration, only produced a fraction of the power state regulators expected it would. The plant only generated 45 percent of expected power in 2014 and only 68 percent in 2015, according to government data. [Read more...]

Socialism’s Bloody History Shows Millennials Should Think Twice Before Supporting It

Socialism demands that we place blind trust in whoever takes the power to distribute society’s goods and services. History shows those who have this power abuse it in horrific ways.

by Stella Morabito     •     The Federalist

Nikolai Bukharin was executed by shooting in Moscow on March 15, 1938. He had been revered as a giant of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, as one who even worked side by side with Vladimir Lenin himself. Alas, Bukharin’s Marxist chickens had come home to roost by the time he was shot like a dog during Josef Stalin’s reign of terror. His execution marked the pinnacle of Stalin’s show trials of high-level officials.

You see, Bukharin invested in building a political system that inevitably puts the reins of power into the hands of just a few strongmen who end up calling all the shots. It’s a system in which suspicion and the smell of treason tend to hang in the air.

Socialism, by the way, is just such a system. This is the case whether you call it by any other name, whether communism, utopianism, or collectivism. Oh, go ahead and slap some lipstick on that pig and call it “democratic” socialism or “progressivism” or “communitarianism.” [Read more...]

Sowing the Seeds of Hatred and Instability in the Middle East

by Dr. Miklos K. RadvanyiIslamists Protesting

Two millennia ago, the Jerusalemite Rabbi Elisha ben Abuyah said:  “To whom may a man who has good deeds and has studied much Torah be compared?  To a man who lays stones first for a foundation and then lays bricks over them, so that however much water may collect at the side of the building, it will not wash away.  Contrariwise, he who has no good deeds even though he has studied much Torah – to whom may he be compared?  To a man who in building lays bricks first and then heaps stones over them, so that even if a little water collects, it at once undermines the structure.”

Indeed, the enduring tragedy of Islam is that its founder Mohammed did not establish a solid foundation for his totally closed system of proscribed human behavior.  Instead, he tried to reconcile the Arabian Peninsula’s primitive culture with his individualized and narcissistic notions of human redemption.  The result was and still remains a religion based on blind faith without even the slightest opening for intellectual curiosity.  This imbalance between absolute obedience to an Almighty Creator and man’s desire for free agency had prevented all Muslim societies from progressing toward democracy based on collective and individual freedoms, independent judiciary, and the exercise of basic humanity.  Consequently, in Islam, faith and modernity are in permanent conflict.  The products of this conflict are the vicious civil war within Islam and the terrorism unleashed by Muslim fanatics on Western democracies. [Read more...]

Attorney General Lynch Looks Into Prosecuting ‘Climate Change Deniers’

by Hans von Spakovsky    •     The Daily Signal

United States Attorney Loretta E. Lynch speaks during an announcement of the arrest of Abraxas J. ("A.J.") Discala, CEO of OmniView Capital, and six co-conspirators for fraudulent market manipulation at the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn, New YorkIn news that should shock and anger Americans, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that not only has she discussed internally the possibility of pursuing civil actions against so-called “climate change deniers,” but she has “referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action.”

Lynch was responding to a question from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., who urged Lynch to prosecute those who “pretend that the science of carbon emissions’ dangers is unsettled,” particularly those in the “fossil fuel industry” who supposedly have constructed a “climate denial apparatus.”

Lynch is apparently following in the footsteps of California Attorney General Kamala Harris and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, both of whom have opened up investigations of ExxonMobil for allegedly lying to the public and their shareholders about climate change. [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton’s Anti-Corruption Partner Mired in Corruption Scandals

Brazilian president praised by Clinton for fighting corruption now faces impeachment

by Brent Scher     •     Washington Free Beacon

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, whom Hillary Clinton praised for “setting a global standard” on how to fight corruption, now has protestors calling for her impeachment thanks to her own alleged corruption.

The New York Times reported that this month’s protests calling for Dilma Rousseff’s ouster, including a 500,000-person gathering in São Paulo, were the largest since the protests that toppled Brazil’s military dictatorship in the 1980s. Recent polling shows that 68 percent of Brazilians want the legislature to impeach Rousseff, who has made clear she will not step down and plans to fight the charges against her.

Clinton praised Rousseff in Brazil in 2012 at the first meeting of the Open Government Partnership, an international initiative co-chaired by Brazil and the United States aimed at fighting corruption. [Read more...]