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As a kid, I had a bookcase devoted to 24 leather-bound tomes containing “the Sum of Human Knowledge.” Whenever I had to do a school report, from aardvarks to Zanzibar, I would pull out the correct volume of the Encyclopedia Britannica and take notes. (It was tougher to report on Krakatoa and Martin Luther since my cousins’ Irish Setter ate K-L. [Remind me to tell you about the time he chewed through a wall.])
DOE Favorite: We Received An Additional $10 Million - Because of Sequestration
While the administration has been taking a 'sky is falling' approach regarding the effects of the sequestration, one Department of Energy (DOE) contractor has claimed that the financial cuts had little effect on their operations. In fact, Daniel Coyne, President of the B&W West Valley division for CH2M Hill, claimed that his company actually received an additional $10 million in funding because of it.
Response to Obama’s “Can’t Have 100% Security, 100% Privacy” Statement
At a recent press conference, President Obama defended the unconstitutional and intrusive NSA surveillance program. The former civil liberties defender (remember that he ran on an anti-Patriot Act campaign platform!) said, “You can't have 100 per cent security and also then have 100 per cent privacy.” Well, yeah, but no one is asking for 100 percent security.
Social Security Manipulation Violates the Rule of Law
Personal Freedom and Prosperity 110: The Rule of LawA government with moral and legal authority promulgates written rules and universally, impartially and uniformly enforces the rules, which provides a predictable and stable legal order on which to base economic and personal decisions. The law prevails, not the proclamation or arbitrary decision of a ruler, government bureaucrat, the enforcer (e.g., policeman) or judge.
The FreedomCast - Episode 47 - Erick Erickson on Millennials, Obama Scandals and GOP Divide
On the FreedomCast today, Editor of RedState.com and Fox News contributor Erick Erickson joins me to discuss the conservative/libertarian divide, the importance of finding candidates that will fight their own side and the importance of winning over Ron Paul millennials and expanding the GOP tent.
Common Core - Resources and Information from the Experts
The state of our nation's education and the standards by which both students and educators are held should be of importance to all of us. Common Core State Standards are national math and language arts standards that are being implemented across the country despite pushback from legislators, teachers and parents.
Just in case you needed another reason to love Texas, Governor Rick Perry has given us one. Yesterday, Perry signed education reforms into law which will shake up graduation requirements and put less emphasis on testing. By signing House Bills 5, 809, 842, and 3662, as well as Senate Bill 441, Perry achieved a significant overhaul of public education.
Governor Brewer About to Force Obamacare on Arizona
Once feted by grassroots conservatives nationwide, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer moved radically to the left in 2013. In her State of the State address, she surprised many by embracing Obamacare, calling for a massive expansion of Medicaid.
On today’s edition of the FreedomCast, Paul Rosenzweig, visiting Fellow at the Heritage Foundation joins me to discuss the latest on the NSA Prism program, Edward Snowden, hero or traitor and how a high school dropout ended up exposing the biggest spy program in US history.
Senate Farm Bill: See How Your Senators Voted Here!
After several weeks of deliberation, the Senate has finally passed its version of the Farm Bill. FreedomWorks strongly opposes this bill - you can read our Key Vote HERE. Among the "accomplishments" of this bill: