The Empty Chair

Occasionally when one writes on political issues, it’s easy to get carried away.  When I wrote The Legislature and The Sob Sister Circus, I spoke ill of Scott Keim, Deputy Attorney General of the State of Idaho.  I said he “got his law degree out of a box from the Crackerjack University”.   When I wrote […]

Sessions on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)

From US Senator Jeff Sessions: “…here are the top five concerns about the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that must be fully understood and addressed before passage:” “Consolidation Of Power In The Executive Branch. TPA eliminates Congress’ ability to amend or debate trade implementing legislation and guarantees an up-or-down vote on a far-reaching international agreement before […]

U.S. backs down on trade dispute

FA Note: This article exemplifies the use of international law and trade agreements to nullify U.S. sovereignty and consumer protections. Facing threatened retaliation from Canada over “country of origin” meat labelling ruled unlawful by the World Trade Organization, the U.S. Congress moved quickly on Wednesday to start to repeal the requirement. “In light of the World Trade […]

Western Ranchers Sustain Big Grazing Victory at Appeals Court

Two ranching organizations, an Arizona ranch, and an Arizona rancher today won a major victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit when a three-judge panel affirmed a ruling by an Arizona federal district court that granted them summary judgment over a demand by environmental groups that grazing permits be revoked and […]

The EPA myth of “Clean Power”

There are many things I do not like about the Environmental Protection Agency, but what angers me most are the lies that stream forth from it to justify programs that have no basis in fact or science and which threaten the economy. Currently, its “Clean Power” plan is generating its latest and most duplicitous Administer […]

Mom Arrested, Shackled, Jailed Because Her Honor Roll Son Had 3 Unexcused Absences at School

Screven County, Georgia – Mother and substitute teacher Julie Giles was arrested this week because her son had too many unexcused absences from public school. Writing on her Facebook page before turning herself in, Giles said “If anyone feels the need to go public with this feel free to do so….the facts are Sam originally […]

IRONY is watching Seattle enviros protest oil…

They came in automobiles fueled by oil, wearing clothing made from oil, to protest oil, in kayaks made from oil. Then they tweeted their photos on phones made from oil and drove home. Share the irony.

Grassroots Alaska Kills Agenda 21

Solutions Institute [SI] is thrilled to announce that the people of the Borough of Kodiak, Alaska have defeated a zoning bill that would have severely restricted property rights and changed the character of their community. Many residents were deeply concerned, but a coalition did not exist. Activism brought these people together, and all who contributed […]