Thursday, November 26, 2015

Taking a Stand: Reflections on Life, Liberty and Economy | Robert Higgs

Why Kids Can't Read

The American Thinker

Obamacare Collapsing Ahead of Schedule


Men are more likely to die from diabetes because they're 'too macho to diet'

The Daily Mail

In Restraint of Trade: The Business Campaign Against Competition

Laquan McDonald protesters aim to shut down Michigan Avenue shopping district on Black Friday


Harvard Law School alumni, stop donating

The Boston Globe

It Begins… Obama’s HUD Launches Civil Rights Investigation on IL Town for Not Building Public Housing

Gateway Pundit

Minimum wage effect? Seattle area restaurant jobs have fallen -900 this year vs. +6,200 food jobs in rest of state

Carpe Diem

Obama warns states they can’t refuse Syrian refugees

The Hill reports:
The Obama administration is warning states that they cannot refuse to accept refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, saying that noncompliant states may be subject to penalties.

The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) said in a letter to state agencies on Wednesday that they cannot withhold services to refugees based on their country of origin or religion.

“Accordingly, states may not categorically deny ORR-funded benefits and services to Syrian refugees,” the letter said. “Any state with such a policy would not be in compliance with the State Plan requirements, applicable statutes, and their own assurances, and could be subject to enforcement action, including suspension and termination.”

The letter cited the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination on the basis of race or country or origin.

“Thus, it is not permissible to deny federally funded benefits such as Medicaid or TANF to refugees who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements."
Obama wants more people on welfare ... now.

Obama compares migrants to Pilgrims, but ignores fact Pilgrims were persecuted Christians like the ones he won't let into U.S.

Teen killed by Chicago officer had broken, troubled family

The AP

The Threat from ‘Minnesota Men’. Where ISIS goes for American recruits.

The Weekly Standard reports:
If you get your news from the headlines, you can be excused for thinking that “Minnesota men” pose a special risk of taking up the terrorist jihad at home and abroad. As the Wall Street Journal reported this past April, for example, “U.S. charges six Minnesota men with trying to join ISIS.” The “Minnesota men” featured in such headlines are almost invariably drawn from Minnesota’s swelling population of Somali Muslim immigrants. The state—mostly the metropolitan Twin Cities area—is home to 35,000 such immigrants, the largest Somali population in North America.

Starting in the 1990s, the State Department directed thousands of refugees from Somalia’s civil war to Minnesota. As Kelly Riddell pointed out in the Washington Times this past February, in Minnesota these refugees “can take advantage of some of America’s most generous welfare and charity programs.” Riddell quoted Professor Ahmed Samatar of Macalester College in St. Paul: “Minnesota is exceptional in so many ways but it’s the closest thing in the United States to a true social democratic state.” After a dip in 2008, the inflow of Somalis has continued unabated and augmented by Somalis from other states. If it takes a village, Minnesota has what it takes.
Welfare plus illegals= a big problem.

Obama says Syrian refugees are America’s modern-day pilgrims

The New York Post

Just about everything about the Laquan McDonald killing sucks

Chicago Now

End of daily injections for diabetes as scientists restore insulin production

The Telegraph

The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge

El California Housing Adjustment: 17 of California’s 26 largest counties posted a monthly price decline.

Dr. Housing Bubble

De Blasio says Yale should rename Calhoun College

Campus Reform on the attack on John C. Calhoun.

VIDEO: ‘Black Lives Matter’ protesters rip lights off Chicago Christmas tree

The American Mirror

Chicago Police Corruption, Not A New Story.

We re-post this one we wrote for New Geography on a book on Illinois corruption. Here's Thomas Gradel and Dick Simpson:
Since 1960, more than three hundred Chicago police officers have been convicted of serious crimes, such as drug dealing, beating civilians, destroying evidence, protecting mobsters, theft, and murder. However, this doesn’t include all the illegal and unethical activities that have gone undetected or were covered up internally by the police department.
Yet, many progressives think only the police should own handguns! When the Chief of Detectives is corrupt , you'll got problems.

How to Talk About Global Warming With Your Crazy ISIS Relatives at Thanksgiving Dinner

Big Government

ESPN Has Lost 7 Million Subscribers The Past Two Years

Fox Sports reports:
According to a 10K filing from Disney today, which you can read here, ESPN now has 92 million subscribers. That's a troubling number because just two years ago ESPN reported it had 99 million subscribers in the same 10k filing. This means ESPN is now acknowledging that it has lost seven million cable and satellite subscribers in the past two years. Given that the average ESPN subscriber pays $6.61 a channel per month, this means that ESPN has lost somewhere in the neighborhood of $550 million in subscriber revenue per year since 2013. (That's not counting advertising dollar losses.) Moreover the decline in subscribers over the past two years is also hitting ESPN2, a loss of 7 million subscribers, ESPNNews, a loss of six million subscribers, ESPN Classic, a loss of six million subscribers, and ESPNU, a loss of four million subscribers.

Add it all up and ESPN is bringing in somewhere around $700 million less in subscriber revenue from these channels than it did in 2013. Now this number is partially offset by the SEC Network, which ESPN reports is in 63 million homes, but this is still an alarming trend for the cable industry in general
Can the sedentary millennials save ESPN ?

How Washington created some of the worst schools in America


Chicago cop who shot black teen never disciplined despite 18 complaints

The New York Post reports:
The white Chicago cop who was charged with first-degree murder for gunning down a black teen was the subject of 18 civilian complaints over 14 years — but had never been disciplined, records show.

Record show that Officer Jason Van Dyke, 37, denied every allegation made against him over the years, which range from complaints about excessive force to using racial slurs during a search.

In one case, a 41-year-old black man accused the cop and his partner of slamming him onto the hood of his vehicle, then shoving him into a police car during a traffic stop on July 9, 2007.
Imagine that.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Did Rubio deal a mortal blow to ObamaCare?

Hot Air

Suspended CNN Reporter Appears to Have Coordinated Tweets with State Department in 2013


FDR : The Racist Who Hated Blacks And Asians

The Boston Globe reports on FDR the racist:
In 1942, over 100,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated across 10 military centers after Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an Executive Order authorizing the internment of those “threatening the war effort,” mostly those of Japanese ancestry. Two thirds of the Japanese interned at Manzanar, the most famous of these camps, were American citizens by birth.

FDR’s office also reportedly sent invitations to the White House to white athletes following the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games—four-time gold medal winner Jesse Owens never got the invite.

“Hitler didn’t snub me—it was our president who snubbed me,” Owens said while stumping for Alf Landon, the Republican candidate running against Roosevelt in 1936. “The president didn’t even send me a telegram.”
Just a reminder , the next time your tenured professor tells you FDR was a great President.

ER Doctor on How Government Wrecked Health Care

How Chicago tried to cover up a police execution

The Chicago Reporter

The Case Against Woodrow Wilson at Princeton

The New York Times editorial board makes the case against Woodrow Wilson. What took them so long?

What Woodrow Wilson Cost My Grandfather

The New York Times

Obamacare: Stepping Stone To Single Payer

The Daily Caller

California girls fight to become Boy Scout members

CBS News reports:
Four months after the Boy Scouts of America made history by allowing gay adults to become leaders, its local chapter in Northern California is facing new pressure from girls, asking to become full members.

They call their group "The Unicorns." The six young girls teach themselves things they didn't learn in the Girl Scouts, like building a campfire.
Why don't we get rid of segregated sports since women think they are so equal.

High school cheerleader reportedly punished for tweeting ‘only 10% of Revere votes for mayor cause the other 90% isn’t legal’

The Washington Post

10 things Americans fear far more than global warming


Emails: CNN Reporter Coordinated With Hillary Aide To Smear Rand Paul During 2013 Benghazi Hearing

The Daily Caller reports:
A CNN reporter who was recently suspended for two weeks violating the network’s editorial guidelines showed up in a new trove of State Department emails released on Tuesday in which she appears to have coordinated social media posts with a top Hillary Clinton State Department aide during the former secretary of state’s Jan. 23, 2013 Senate testimony about the Benghazi attacks.

Imagine that.