Image via Wikipedia There’s some guy masquerading as a Democrat state legislator in Georgia, and he’s raising eyebrows. Scott Holcomb, aware that both legislative houses are considering bills that would require applicants for public assistance to submit to drug testing, has filed a bill of his own that would require state legislators to submit to the same […]
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- Constitutional Amendment a Must for Balancing State Budget April 29, 2016The state budget covers two years at a time, so why make budget writers look ahead further? It’s because the decade preceding 2013 often saw legislators propose or make spending choices that would balloon in the next budget cycle. That’s why we will push the next Legislature to ask voters to weigh in on a […]
- Colorado Weighs Replacing Obama’s Health Policy With Universal Coverage April 29, 2016The estimated $38-billion-a-year proposal, which will go before Colorado voters in November, will test whether people have an appetite for a new system that goes further than the Affordable Care Act. That question is also in play in the Democratic presidential primaries. The post Colorado Weighs Replacing Obama’s Health Policy With Universal Coverage appeared first […]
- His Federal Trial Over, Troy Kelley Returns to Auditor’s Office April 29, 2016A day after his federal trial ended in an acquittal on one count and a deadlocked jury on 14 others, State Auditor Troy Kelley returned to work. Many state officials had hoped he’d be gone, including Gov. Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark, Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Senate […]
- Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Syria, Libya & Uganda February 23, 20161) The U.S. and Russia have come to a decision on a ceasefire for Syria, which will include all warring parties except the two largest terrorist blocks, Al-Nursa and ISIS. Previous agreements to stop violence and provide aid have failed to stay in place. Sec. of State John Kerry said if the current deal fails […]
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- Today Top 3+ International Stories: Egypt, Mexico, France Plus Syria February 12, 20161) In Egypt, thousands of doctors in Cairo turned out to protest after reports circulated that two doctors at a hospital in the capital had been beaten by police. It is not clear why the doctors were targeted, but it could be because they treated or sympathized with dissenters in opposition to former military leader […]
- ‘Keanu’ Review April 29, 2016You can never go wrong by adding a cute animal to an adult-oriented feature. The post ‘Keanu’ Review appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
- Pentagon Warns of Conflict Over Chinese Buildup on Disputed Island April 29, 2016China’s plans to build up a disputed island near the Philippines could lead to a regional conflict, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress on Thursday. The post Pentagon Warns of Conflict Over Chinese Buildup on Disputed Island appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
- Harvard’s Charge Against All-Male Final Clubs Unsubstantiated by Data, Report Says April 29, 2016Administrators at Harvard University are unsubstantiated in their push to compel the school’s all-male final clubs to accept women in the name of combatting sexual assault, an independent statistical assessment has found. The post Harvard’s Charge Against All-Male Final Clubs Unsubstantiated by Data, Report Says appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
- Hillsborough County Commissioners Vote No April 29, 2016Tampa-area voters will be spared the expense of having to go through another campaign to build an obsolete transit system in the city thanks to a 3-to-2 vote against the project by Hillsborough County commissioners. Voters already rejected the light-rail project once in 2010, and voters in neighboring Pinellas County voted against a connecting rail […]
- Why the Dollar Works and the Euro Doesn’t April 27, 2016The Greek debt crisis led some people to wonder why a common currency works in the United States but not in Europe. Then came the Puerto Rico debt crisis. Yet what happened in Puerto Rico actually shows why the dollar works when the euro doesn’t. Normally, a country that finds itself with unsustainable debt can […]
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