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If someone has addressed this issue already I would appreciate someone pointing me to the analysis: What is the economic difference between private sector and government sector jobs? We hear Progressive politicians promoting government hiring as a stimulus to the economy. And since government workers pay income taxes, an argument can be made that the […]

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Like many of us, I still haven’t gotten over the 2012 election and while Mitt Romney was not the perfect candidate he was far better than the alternative.  After watching the Netflix movie “Mitt”, I found myself wondering whether Mitt just choked in the last few weeks of the campaign.  After the first debate he […]

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Alan Dershowitz Rises to the Defense of Dinesh D’Souza

 

Not much attention has been paid in the mainstream press to the arrest and indictment of Dinesh D’Souza for supposedly breaking the campaign finance laws by reimbursing those whose money he collected in his role as a bundler for Wendy Long’s run for the Senate in New York in 2012.

But then the same mainstream press has been notably reluctant to look into the charges that the IRS persecuted Tea-Party groups and that Erich Holder’s Department of Justice whitewashed the affair.

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This is not a political post, but our condo move, on Thursday, January 23, went so amazingly well, I want to tell the whole world about it. Consolidated Movers, with Marvin, Dave, John, and Ryan in the van, were so professional in their service during our move, they made it all so much better than it […]

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According to Paul Ryan, there is no automatic pathway to citizenship in his immigration reform proposal, and he is telling the truth. He’d also be telling the truth if he announced his wife is pregnant but that doesn’t automatically mean she will give birth to a child. Preview Open

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By “Nightcap” I mean, while on the juice (I’ve already started) and the gloves are off. I have a feeling I’ll have a full head of steam at 9:00 central   It WILL NOT BE RECORDED because the C.O.C. will already be tucked away for the night. Its not limited to “Boys Night Out”, the gals are […]

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The highest incomes go to people who deliver the highest, most measurable output. At home, I tell my children that they are not allowed to say “it’s not fair” when they have a complaint about each other or someone else. I tell them that it is not a sufficient argument because a great many things in life are […]

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A few weeks ago I was puttering about the kitchen when my youngest offspring exclaimed, “Dad, the dishwasher is trying to kill me!” Knowing this particular child is prone to exaggeration I calmly and rationally explained to her that dishwashers are inanimate objects capable of neither emotion nor malice, and that whatever was happening could […]

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You might have noticed an uptick in school choice coverage in your local and national news sources. Most likely that’s due to School Choice Week, a nationwide effort to highlight education reform across political parties and partisan affiliations. While most stories focus on public vs. private schools or charters vs. homeschooling, one underreported fact is how […]

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Yes, We Can…Get Rid of Justin Bieber

 

In all the years I’ve been writing at Ricochet, I’ve never had the chance to weigh in on an issue quite as important as the one I’m going to discuss today. It involves a grave threat to our national security. It speaks to whether this is still a country where you can feel safe walking down the street. It gets to fundamental questions as to who we are as a people and as a nation. Indeed, it may not be an overstatement to say that the very fate of America hangs in the balance. Thus, I’m happy to provide you with some good news: yes … we can deport Justin Bieber.

As you may have heard, over 100,000 Americans have signed an online petition on the federal government’s online “We the People’” platform to have Bieber deported—proof that American exceptionalism is still alive and kicking. As I’ve always maintained, the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the tears of androgynous, auto-tuned pop stars.

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Have any of you heard of Sodahead? It is somewhat similar to this site with the exception of the type of people it attracts. You create a poll and could make comments, add pictures, and give answer options to your poll.  You earn points by doing all of these things and get to move up […]

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I ran across this (relatively) cheap microscope idea on another blog I frequent.  The most expensive item on the components list is a smart phone (and not necessarily today’s state of the art–the thing works just fine with the two-year-old expired contract edition. Eric Hines Preview Open

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There’s a silver lining to the cold weather here in Northern Illinois: it’s keeping we political types from putting our hands anywhere but in our own pockets. Being pretty much house bound, I took these shots of my campaign staff to show you the level of excitement in the Steve463 campaign. Preview Open

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