Sunday, August 17, 2014

In a stew over inversions - The Washington Post

In a stew over inversions - The Washington Post: "Alabama, and the Honda manufacturing states (Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana and Ohio; all but Ohio are right-to-work), attracted these jobs by practicing “entrepreneurial federalism ” — tailoring tax and regulatory policies to gain competitive advantages against other states. Progressives deplore this as a “race to the bottom.” Conservatives call it a rationality competition."



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Friday, August 15, 2014

My Jewish Family’s Incredible Shrinking World | TIME

My Jewish Family’s Incredible Shrinking World | TIME: "I’ve heard that I shouldn’t let a few anti-Semites keep me from traveling. But it’s not the anti-Semites who are the problem. It’s the people in these countries sitting idly by and not saying that these people canceling Jewish film festivals or writing despicable op-eds don’t speak for them. The silence is what is so troubling. The optimist in me hopes things change and that the world opens up to us again. A lot would need to change for that to happen. I wonder if my kids will see Edinburgh or Caracas first."



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While Paul Ryan distances himself from House of Cards D.C. dystopia, Hillary embraces it « Hot Air

While Paul Ryan distances himself from House of Cards D.C. dystopia, Hillary embraces it « Hot Air: "Spacey’s character is written with the intention of communicating to the viewer everything that is wrong with Washington. In that effort, the writers and the actor succeed spectacularly. How in God’s name Hillary Clinton, or the rest of the D.C. media/political complex for that matter, thinks it is appropriate to associate with such a figure amid a veritable crisis of confidence in Washington, I have no idea."



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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Planned Parenthood sex ed: Whip it? Whip it good « Hot Air

Planned Parenthood sex ed: Whip it? Whip it good « Hot Air: "Even apart from the issue of consent, the instruction being given at these clinics would still be highly inappropriate for 15- or 16-year-olds of either gender. I’ve made this point a number of times, but it’s still worth repeating: Sex education at this age should aim for basic health and safety education, the importance of disease and pregnancy prevention, and hopefully some counseling on abstinence and the avoidance of exploitation. These videos show the opposite — an encouragement and normalization of exploitation and victimization. These counselors aren’t even discussing the relative merits of sexual positions and techniques, but how to inflict pain and physical injuries under the caveat of “consent.” That isn’t sex education; it’s grooming."



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Vox: Obama can’t govern, so let’s repeal the 22nd Amendment « Hot Air

Vox: Obama can’t govern, so let’s repeal the 22nd Amendment « Hot Air: "Some presidents are able to negotiate with their ideological opponents, and some are not. Obama is not, and all the excuses in the world for his failures are unlikely to reverse the looming verdict of history."



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The Smart-Gun Maker Who Told Holder Off | National Review Online

The Smart-Gun Maker Who Told Holder Off | National Review Online: "“This interested Eric Holder,” Gentry says. “He wondered how we might be able to control who was or wasn’t authorized. I stopped him right there. I looked right across a table at Eric Holder — yeah, the attorney general of the United States — and told him, ‘If you try to mandate my smart-gun technology, I’ll burn it down.’ The Intelligun is designed to save lives, not restrict freedom.”"



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Best of the Web Today: A Tax on Public Schools - WSJ

Best of the Web Today: A Tax on Public Schools - WSJ: "Unlike the 10th Amendment argument, this one applies to private- as well as public-sector employees. The Halbig and King plaintiffs are not employers but individuals seeking relief for the individual mandate. But if the Halbig ruling survives on appeal--if ObamaCare means what it says--the employer mandate will be in trouble too.

As for the Indiana case, the plaintiffs' victory is far from final. Judge Lawrence scheduled an Oct. 9 hearing on motions for summary judgment. Stay tuned."



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