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 […]