You hear a lot about gun control laws lately but it’s really about people control. But these bills that are introduced or, like in New York, passed into law, all depend on people actually enforcing these unconstitutional laws. In the case of gun control laws, especially search and seizure, it comes down to the military […]
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- 5-Point Analysis at Legislature’s Halfway Mark March 5, 2015It is hump day in the 2015 legislative session, day 53 of 105, after which lawmakers adjourn. At least that’s their hope. And it’s 1, 2, 3, why aren’t they fighting more? Maybe it’s the sunshine. Maybe it’s the lack of elections next fall. Or maybe everyone’s drinking a new brand of tea. Whatever the reason, […]
- A ‘Battle for Seattle’ Between Two Airlines is Fueling Huge Growth March 5, 2015The explosive growth causing traffic jams at Seatac, the country’s 15th-largest airport, is being fueled by a battle for supremacy between two airlines, one that calls Seattle home and the other that sees the Pacific Northwest as the gateway to lucrative Asian and European markets. The post A ‘Battle for Seattle’ Between Two Airlines is […]
- Dozens of Tech, Education and Nonprofit Execs Urge Passage of Computer Science Bill March 5, 2015In a strongly worded appeal, five dozen business and education leaders — including those from Microsoft, Amazon, and Starbucks — are urging Washington lawmakers to approve a bill that would expand computer science education in schools across the state. The post Dozens of Tech, Education and Nonprofit Execs Urge Passage of Computer Science Bill appeared first […]
- Top International Stories to Watch Today: Boko Haram, Egypt, Libya (plus South Korea) March 5, 2015Note: The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked in Seoul by an anti-war/reunification activist this morning. Lippert is stable and recovering. 1) Boko Haram released an ISIS-style execution video at the beginning of the week. The video alleges the two men are spies, and shows their bodies, but not the beheading. There […]
- Top International Stories to Watch Today: Lithuania, Nigeria & Argentina February 27, 20151) Due to fears of Russian aggression, Lithuania has reinstated compulsory military conscription. The Baltic region of Europe that borders Russia has placed a new priority on strengthening their military. The draft previously ended in 2008. On Friday, Russia held military exercises just on the other side of the Estonian border. While both Estonia and […]
- Top International Stories to Watch Today: Syria, Afghanistan, & Ukraine February 26, 20151) More than 220 Assyrian have been abducted by ISIS, an airstrike campaign has started in the region. (Also, we now know who Jihadi John is.) 2) A car full of explosives ran into a NATO convoy in Afghanistan, targeting the Turkish envoy, at least one Turkish soldier died. 3) The United Kingdom will […]
- State Dept Official to ABC: Hillary Violated Policy for All 4 Years She Served as Secretary March 5, 2015
- Leading House Lawmakers Urge Obama to Arm Ukraine March 5, 2015A bipartisan group of leading House lawmakers led by Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to send lethal aid to Ukraine’s beleaguered military.
- Biden Backer Hammers Hillary Clinton for Scandals: ‘Who the Hell Is Running This Campaign?’ March 5, 2015
- Empty Nesters Moving into Bigger Homes March 5, 2015The Minneapolis Star-Tribune is “surprised” that retirees are moving into bigger homes, not smaller ones like the “conventional wisdom” dictates. Of course, that’s the conventional wisdom of urban planners, not demographers or economists, which means it is more like untested hypotheses, not wisdom. In any case, people who have accumulated a lifetime of toys and […]
- No Infrastructure Fund March 4, 2015A lot of people have proposed that Congress create an infrastructure bank that would fund or finance the reconstruction and expansion of America’s transportation and other infrastructure. One problem is where the money would come from. Another problem is how would it be allocated. Representative John Delaney (D-MD) thinks he has the answers to these […]
- Amtrak Not Worth State Support March 3, 2015The Antiplanner arrived at the Purple Line debate debate last night to find protesters who were apparently upset that anyone would consider not building a train whose projected costs have already risen by more than 40 percent and whose ridership projections are so outlandish that even the Federal Transit Administration uses a lower (though still […]