Archive: Thu Dec 2016

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    Another $1 billion+ stadium proposal that includes public money

    This time in Oakland, in an attempt to keep the Raiders in town. Per the San Francisco Chronicle: With the clock ticking, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is betting big that a combination of $600 million in private money from Ronnie Lott’s investment group, $200 million in public…
    Michael Lowrey, December 1, 2016
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    Planned Parenthood lawsuit: Just the beginning

    Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s ban on abortion after 20 weeks. Basically at issue is the state’s amendment more narrowly defining what constitutes the mother’s life being at risk: In Roe v. Wade and related decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that women…
    Sam Hieb, December 1, 2016
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    Cronyism by any other name is still wrong

    Q. How should an advocate for individual liberty and market freedom approach the presidency of Donald Trump? A. The same way as always: evaluate policy proposals on how they would likely affect people’s God-given rights, their freedoms, and their abilities to choose and order their lives as they see fit with the protection…
    Jon Sanders, December 1, 2016
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    The Greens and the Dems

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist website predicts a future convergence between the Green Party and the Democrats. Nothing will come of [Jill] Stein’s recount (she earned less than 1.5 million votes nationwide) but her motivations probably have more to do with the future…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2016
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    Media outlets object to transparency

    Eddie Scarry of the Washington Examiner notes with amusement the mainstream media’s response to Donald Trump’s process for selecting top staffers. For all the transparency in government that the national media say they want, it’s a curiosity that they suddenly seem to need so…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2016
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    Court order won’t stop some companies from complying with federal OT regs

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon reports that a federal court order blocking the Obama administration’s new overtime rules will not stop some companies from moving forward with compliance plans. Large companies may move forward with new compensation policies aligned with the Obama…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2016
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    OSU terrorist and Islamophobia

    Ben Shapiro focuses a National Review Online column on the factors that motivated the recent attacks at Ohio State University. On August 25, 2016, the Lantern, the student newspaper for Ohio State University, published an interview with a young Somali Muslim refugee, Abdul Razak…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2016
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    An age of ‘mass delusion’

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online ponders the latest controversy in the great state of Texas. Texas has passed a regulation requiring that human corpses be disposed of in accordance with the state’s regulation for the disposal of human corpses. That this exercise in…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2016