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  • antiwar, anti war, Justin Raimondo,
    First Amendment rights
    Against Spying on American Journalists

    Does the Federal Bureau of Investigation have a file on you? Does it — or some other agency — have an active file on you? If so, does it have good reason for such an investigation? Well, refine that last question a bit: does the FBI have a good reason

  • Beto
    judiciary
    Packing

    “Are you proposing taking away their guns?”  “I am,” replied former Texas Congressman Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke to ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir’s question. If, anyway, “it’s a weapon that was designed to kill people on a battlefield.”  “Hell, yes,” he added, later in last week’s Democratic presidential

  • Common Sense
    Chortling Evil

    Kamala Harris laughed. She stood naked on the edge of a . . . Oops. Wrong story. The right — or, very wrong — story is Senator Harris (D–Calif.) laughing, sure. But the only thing naked is her powerlust. Why refer to the opening of the novel The Fountainhead? To

  • Joe Biden, bed, monsters, record player, black child,
    education and schooling
    Biden Under the Bed

    Former Vice-President Joe Biden was put on the spot, again, about race. During last Thursday’s presidential candiates’ debate, ABC newscaster Lindsey Davis asked what responsibility Americans should “take to repair the legacy of slavery in our country?” Triple, Biden said, “the amount of money we spend. . . .” On

  • national unity, war, peace, nationalism,
    ideological culture
    An Opportunity to Forgo

    “We just marked the anniversary of 9/11.”  That’s what Democratic presidential aspirant and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg reminded last night’s debate audience. “All day today, I’ve been thinking about September 12th, the way it felt when for a moment we came together as a country.” The terrorist attacks

  • Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court,
    ideological culture
    Exhibit A+

    “Do you really want me to rule the country?” Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch pointedly asked CNN’s Ariane de Vogue. “It is not a judge’s job to do whatever he or she thinks is good,” Gorsuch added, in response to her concern that judicial activism might sometimes be “needed.”  “We

  • John Bolton, war, defense, peace,
    ideological culture
    War Minus One Warmonger

    At long last, John Bolton’s 17 month tenure in the Trump Administration is over. I won’t pretend not to be pleased. Yet I also do not pretend this national security advisor was always and completely on the wrong side. He has consistently claimed to have an ulterior motive for his

  • Sara Gideon, candidate, Portland,
    insider corruption
    Straw Candidacy

    “No Corporate PACs,” says a Facebook ad by the Sara Gideon for U.S. Senate campaign, “Just You.” “Gideon is running to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins in 2020,” the Portland Press Herald reports, noting that “fighting corporate money in politics” has been a prime “focus of her campaign.” Yet, as

  • apple, temptation, rotten,
    judiciary
    Caveat Tempter

    If, like me, you expect people to bear the bulk of the brunt of their own decisions, big ticket court rulings often strike you as bizarre. Case in point? “Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson must pay $572m (£468m) for its part in fuelling Oklahoma’s opioid addiction crisis, a judge in the

  • guns, gun control, school shootings, 2nd Amendment, good men, self defense
  • 911, flood, call, recording,
    Accountability
    Dispatched

    The 911 call released last weekend is . . . hard to forget. It is the one where, as The New York Times reports, “The dispatcher, Donna Reneau, repeatedly told a sobbing Ms. [Debbie] Stevens to calm down.” With a tone — condescending and worse. As television station KATV informs,

  • safe2tell, tip, guns, gun control,
    education and schooling
    Finna Be Lit?

    On the face of it, it seems like a good idea.  After the horrific Columbine school shooting spree of 1999, “Safe2Tell” was invented to provide students, parents and schools a telephone/online interface (including iOS and Android) to report suspicious gun-related behavior. But the devil is in the . . .

  • land grab, eminent domain, theft, property, border,
    partisanship
    Such Is Today’s Politics

    “You do have a problem with a President demanding the federal government go ahead and seize private land and then promising to pardon those who seized the land,” challenged Joe Walsh, the former Illinois congressman running in the Republican Party primaries against Donald Trump.  “Don’t you?” Matt Welch, writing in

  • apophenia
    ideological culture
    Hurricane Apophenia

    While Hurricane Dorian lumbered towards America, Axios unleashed a rumor: President Trump had wondered about “nuking” hurricanes in their early stages.  Sounds goofy, I know. Many used the rumor to question Trump’s intelligence, prudence, and sanity, but fretting about a mere rumor at length might give us reason to question

  • Haymarket Riot
    ideological culture
    Labor’s Holiday

    Most of us celebrate Labor Day by not working. Labor and celebration being distinct, this is not really as funny as it may sound. The celebration became federal law in the late 19th century, a time beset by “labor unrest” and “agitation.” At least two major violent incidents at that

  • John Locke
    general freedom
    Slavery Is Not Free-Market Capitalism

    Tarring free-market capitalism and limited government with the brush of slavery is old hat. What is new is that prominent journals and major media figures now shamelessly slop that brush around. Indeed, the argument is so often made that addressing it from several angles, as I have — twice in

  • slavery, 1619, freedom, chains,
    ideological culture
    The Fifth Century Begins

    When socialists and woke scolds talk about slavery, you can almost hear the chains and smell the leather of the slaver’s whip — and not always in a good way. Project 1619 is the New York Times effort to acknowledge 400 years of Africans in America. Thankfully, the project’s page

  • slave, ancient, Roman, Rome, chains,
    ideological culture
    Slaves All?

    A bizarre argument is gaining popularity: the United States of America not merely allowed slavery in its first hundred years, it depended upon it, grew rich by it . . .  and, “therefore,” not only the federal government but also its constitutional principles and even capitalism are all tainted .

  • King of Diamonds, King Donald, Donald Trump, trade, tariff, power,
    national politics & policies
    Congress’s King

    Politics today reveals a troubling dialectic. Thesis: President Trump boasts that he is going to unilaterally “do something” as if he were Emperor, not President.  Antithesis: Then comes pushback from political opponents and the media, castigating our current commander-in-chief for imagining himself a lawless dictator.  Synthesis: This is soon followed,

  • David Koch
    Common Sense
    Hate in Plain Sight

    “Classy guy,” won’t be the moniker afforded comedian Bill Maher when his time on Earth comes to an end. “I guess I’m going to have to reevaluate my low opinion of prostate cancer,” Maher told his HBO audience regarding the death of libertarian billionaire David Koch at 79. “As for

  • by Paul Jacob
    On the Late David Koch (and much more)

    Paul concludes his weekly wrap-up of stories.

  • by Paul Jacob
    The Press v. The People

    Paul Jacob’s recap of the week begins with a tale of press bias, insider powerlust, taxation, and . . . Tim Eyman.

  • cards, playing cards, pick a card, politics,
    ideological culture
    The False Binary

    Characterizing herself as a “moderate with a brain,” Bridget Phetasy writes that things have gotten so bad that now “every vote is considered a statement on your personal identity and worth.” Her article in Spectator USA, “The battle cry of the politically homeless,” paints a bleak picture. “Your value, who

  • Inigo Montoya
    partisanship
    The Word Is

    “You keep using that word,” said Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride. “I do not think it means what you think it means.” He might as well have been talking to David Hogg — not Vizaini — and young Hogg’s March For Our Lives gun control advocacy group.  The word?

  • Supreme Court, packing, packed, red, blue, Republican,Democrat, right, left, partisan,
    judiciary
    Heal or Heel?

    Call it High Court chutzpah? In a Second Amendment case seeking U.S. Supreme Court review, five U.S. Senators have filed an amicus curie or “friend of the court” brief . . . that wasn’t very friendly. “The Supreme Court is not well,” argue Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.),

  • Tim Eyman, Senate Bill 5224, taxes, vote, democracy,
    initiative, referendum, and recall
    The Legislature That Couldn’t Tax Straight

    “If you lost count of how many new and higher taxes state lawmakers passed this year,” begins Jerry Cornfield’s recent column in the Everett Herald, “it was 12.” Cornfield doesn’t appear too distressed about the tax hikes, however, worrying instead that Evergreen State voters will be “awash in tax advisory

  • by Paul Jacob
    Democracy and China

    The Hong Kong situation rings around the world, with the keywords being “freedom” and “democracy.”

  • by Paul Jacob
    Jeffrey Epstein is dead, alas

    The week started out with a big story….

  • Hong Kong, police, riots, protests, violence,
    general freedom
    Protests and Propaganda

    Poised to gobble up Hong Kong whole, completing the process Britain began when it ceded the colony back to China in 1997, the government of China remains concerned about world opinion, for it engages in massive propaganda. “When a projectile struck a Hong Kong woman in the eye this week

  • Andrew Yang, zoning, land use, visionary, presidential, election,
    political challengers
    Recognizing a Problem

    Democratic Presidential candidate Andrew Yang has at least one good policy preference: he opposes tough land use and zoning regimes. And he is not alone.  “Yang’s criticism of zoning is pretty close to what other Democratic primary candidates have said on the subject,” writes Chistian Britschgi at Reason. “Sens. Cory

  • Tony Gehrig, Dave Piepkorn, Caldevron, taxes,
    subsidy
    The Truth of Tax Privileges

    In Fargo, North Dakota, a company called Aldevron applied to the city council for a tax exemption. If given, it would spare the company from handing $4.6 million dollars to the city government over the next ten years. Now, Aldevron isn’t just a company with a name seemingly out of

  • MIke Gravel, president, candidate, war, draft,
    national politics & policies
    And Then There Were 20-Something

    The media won’t have my favorite Democratic presidential candidate to kick around anymore.  “Mike Gravel drops out of 2020 race,” Vox headlined Catherine Kim’s report. “He never wanted to be president anyway.” A subhead continued: “The former Alaska senator simply ran to get other candidates to talk about American imperialism.”

  • Jeffrey Epstein, murder, death, pedophile, conspiracy, paranoia,
    media and media people
    Suicide?

    Some news stories serve more as inkblot tests than as first runs at history. With the Jeffrey Epstein story we find sightings, Rohrschach-like, of both Minotaurs and unicorns, depending on the viewer. I am not seeing the sad unicorn of suicide in his story. Are you? Of course, there’s a

  • term limits, Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson, collage, photomontage, elephant, JGill, Paul Jacob, Common Sense
    by Paul Jacob
    What Americans Agree Upon

    Paul Jacob talks about the huge areas of agreement among Americans, even in this Age of Trump and Ideological Disunity:

  • by Paul Jacob
    Limits of Politics

    This Week in Common Sense focuses on the previous weekend’s massacres, and what must be done to prevent future atrocities.

  • swing, space, weird, ufo, aliens, strange,
    ideological culture
    Strange Days

    We live in a strange time when a possible official UFO disclosure by the government doesn’t seem strange at all. What’s odd is one of the two major American political parties proudly talking up socialism. What’s weird is the increasing financial instability of the country’s top two social programs, Medicare

  • college, student, debt, loan, forgiveness, hat,
    education and schooling
    Sell College Short?

    We are often lectured on the importance of a college education. The path to upward mobility is greased via higher education, we are informed, and all that investment in time and money pays off . . . with a lifetime of higher salaries and better opportunities. “The typical American with

  • gun violence, gun control, law, mass shooting, 2nd Amendment, Donald Trump,
    media and media people
    Courage and Wisdom?

    President Donald Trump responded to the weekend’s two shooting atrocities by decrying hatred and making five substantive proposals.  “They include tools to identify early warning signs in mass shooters, reducing the glorification of violence, reforming mental health laws, enacting ‘red flag’ laws to stop dangerous individuals from gaining access to

  • atrocity, exhibition, shooting, violence, guns, control, 2nd Amendment, boy, white,
    general freedom
    The Atrocity Exhibition

    News commentary can seem like a race, commentators reacting as if to the crack of the starting-gun, scrambling to make sure they do not come in last. Yet, in stories like this weekend’s round of mass shootings, being last to comment might be something to aspire towards.  As I have

  • Ohio, referendum, control, stop, emergency button,
    initiative, referendum, and recall
    Subsidizers May Be Checked

    “FirstEnergy Solutions might not want to spend its bailout money just yet,” warns a story in Crain’s Cleveland Business.  At issue? A possible statewide referendum on House Bill 6. HB6 would, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “gut Ohio’s green-energy mandates and set up customer-funded subsidies to nuclear and coal

  • by Paul Jacob
    Democrats & the Dream

    This Week in Common Sense, focusing on the notion of a “Universal Basic Income”: Note: the sound isn’t as good as usual. Next week we will be up to snuff.

  • Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, debate, prosecuter, criminal justice, reform,
    ideological culture
    Into and Out of the Muck

    Yesterday I referenced “pigs flying” . . . and Icarus’s waxed-wing fail.  Today, it’s just about the muck. Now, I am on the road and definitely not catching every word of the Democratic debates. But amidst much nonsense and embarrassment — and there was a lot of it, from what

  • flying pig
    national politics & policies
    Pigs Flying Too Close to the Sun

    What should we “fight for” in politics? The readily obtainable, the remotely possible, or the obtainable only when the proverbial pig flaps its muddy wings? You might think this would be a pressing concern for Democrats running to oust Donald Trump from the presidency. You know, practical politics being something

  • John Delaney, conscription, selective service, slavery, involuntary, freedom,
    national politics & policies
    No Exceptions

    “It’s time to bring the country together,” says Rep. John Delaney (D-Maryland), aspiring to be our next commandeer-in-chief, “restore our sense of shared purpose and a common and inclusive national destiny.” How?  Forcibly: “John Delaney’s Plan for National Service” states that “Every American will complete a minimum of one year

  • savings bond, family, interest rates, economics, savings,
    free trade & free markets
    Negative Logic

    “The idea that negative interest rates will produce loans and generate growth,” concludes Richard Rahn in a Washington Times op-ed, “is not supported by the evidence to date.” Citing current markets for Danish and Swiss bonds, Rahn states that “approximately 30 percent of the global government bond issues are now

  • Pete Buttigieg, president, election, labor, gig economy, candidate,
    national politics & policies
    The New New Dealer

    Reason magazine’s Nick Gillespie finds “a lot” to like about Pete Buttigieg. He sees a candidate “who at his best represents a new generation in American politics and a principled unwillingness to go along with the most free-spending plans of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination.”  I have so

  • by Paul Jacob
    Trump Is Not the Antichrist!

    Paul responds to a reader comment.

  • by Paul Jacob
    Minimum Wage, Maximum Politics

    This Week in Common Sense for the final full week of July 2019. Paul focuses his review of the week on the Sanders/Tlaib minimum wage stories:

  • Robert Mueller, disaster, testimony, collusion, exonerate, hearing,
    ideological culture
    The Trump of the Will

    It’s over — our long national nightmare is over. Or is it?  Congress’s “movie” version of Robert Mueller’s book-length report on Trump-Russia collusion flopped. That is, Wednesday’s hearings were an “optics . . . disaster.”  The Democrats and their media cheerleaders had put so much stock in the event, hoping

  • Rashida Tlaib, minimum wage, The Squad, economics,
    Common Sense
    Money for Robots and Representatives!

    Yesterday I addressed Senator Bernie Sanders’ minimum wage problem. Today it is member of Congress and “The Squad” Rashida Tlaib’s turn. She is unsatisfied with the just-passed national $15/hour minimum wage.  She wants to make it $20. Now a bidding war begins? But not where laborers bid for jobs. Instead,

  • Bernie Sanders, minimum wage,
    national politics & policies
    Bernie and Economic Law

    One of the things Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is known for is his push for a $15 per hour “living wage.” But this is politics — a policy position is never complete until its advocates demonstrate just how idiotic the policy actually is. As Bernie just did. His presidential campaign

  • money, case, window, floating, deficit, spending,
    national politics & policies
    Make Deficits Great Again?

    Is Donald Trump really “draining the swamp”?  It’s overflowing. Stan Collender, writing last year in Forbes, noted just what a big spender the president really is. Now, an update: fiscal year 2019 sports a deficit of $1.09 trillion, up considerably from the $897 billion projected earlier this year; the next

  • term limits, flag, hand, stop,
    term limits
    They’re Called Term Limits

    Looking for an exemplar of condescending witlessness? Take Steve Benen, producer of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show. Please!  Last week, I praised Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer for endorsing term limits, while Benen panned him at The Maddow Blog, calling term limits a “gimmick.” So, when Aristotle argued for mandatory rotation

  • by Paul Jacob
    Something You Can Do

    Paul tells tales from the early days of the movement — featuring stories about Speaker Tom Foley, Representative Dick Armey, and Senator William Proxmire — and also explaining precisely why people love term limits so much. Inspiring: Attention to advertising, Representative Dick Armey and Senator William Proxmire. Oh, and Sam

  • by Paul Jacob
    Look Who’s Racist Now!

    Senator Claire McCaskill? President Donald Trump? “The Squad”? In this weekend’s “This Week in Common Sense,” Paul covers the most vexatious story of this past week:

  • US, United States, national referendum, initiative, voting, democracy, elections,
    initiative, referendum, and recall
    Democratic Dreams

    On Wednesday, I said we should, to borrow the vernacular, “have a conversation” about a national referendum. Billionaire investor, environmentalist, and Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer proposed the idea, which I’ve loved conceptually since my friend, former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel (also a Democratic presidential candidate), first advocated it decades

  • the squad, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, lhan Omar,Ayanna Pressley,Rashida Tlaib, socialism, racism,
    national politics & policies
    Truth Squad

    “I hesitate to contribute to this freak show,” Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) told Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night.  I know the feeling.  “I don’t think President Trump is a racist,” added the senator. “I don’t think his original tweet was racist.” While I haven’t peered into the president’s soul, I

  • billionaire, Tom Steyer, candidate, president, election, campaign,
    initiative, referendum, and recall
    A Different Conversation

    “Here’s the difference between me and the other candidates,” says billionaire investor-turned-presidential aspirant Tom Steyer. “I don’t think we can fix our democracy from the inside. I don’t believe Washington politicians and big corporations will let that happen.” Of course, if this Democrat becomes president of these United States, that’s

  • Jay Inslee, Washington, president, election, socialism, watermelon, green on the outside, red on the inside,
    ideological culture
    Inslee, AOC, and the Watermelon

    Washington State Governor Jay Inslee is running to lead the Democratic Party in the next presidential election to take back the imperial capital, Washington, D.C. His chief issue? Fighting “man-made climate change.” But he also dares to say goofy things, apparently on the theory that It Works For Trump. Seeking

  • race, card, color, racism, hate,
    ideological culture
    Playing Cards with Democrats

    “[T]he thing that really set me off this week,” former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) said on NBC’s Meet the Press, “was them going after Sharice Davids.” The “them” are four freshman congresswomen — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)

  • by Paul Jacob
    Less Hate — This Week

    Reviewing this last week’s big stories:

  • Elizabeth Warren, plan, central plan, nanny state, control, puppet,
    meme
    “I’ve Got a Plan for That.”

    “If you start from a belief that the most knowledgeable person on earth does not have even one percent of the total knowledge on earth, that shoots down social engineering, economic central planning, judicial activism, and innumerable other ambitious notions favored by the political left. “ —Thomas Sowell

  • AOC, Trump, twitter, block, blocking, free speech,
    government transparency
    Transparent on Twitter?

    I find Twitter distasteful, annoying, even stupid. I sometimes wonder why I should care about that particular “micro-blogging” platform. But since it is a big deal to others, I struggle to understand.* Joining me in the struggle are our two most famous political Twitterers, President Donald Trump and Representative Alexandria

  • hate crime, Seattle, statistics, propaganda,
    crime and punishment
    Less Hate

    Just how awful are Americans? Racist and sexist “hate crimes” are all said to have ramped up since the election of Donald Trump. Wilfred Reilly took a close look, in Quillette, at the hate crime cases in Seattle, which had been reported as having increased “by 400 percent since 2012.”

  • jeffrey epstein, pedophile, sealed, box, case, tape, government, cover up,
    crime and punishment
    Pedo Plane Perv

    If you are like me, you react to news about billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein by trying to retain some composure. His recent arrest on sex trafficking charges was a long time coming, sure; and the accusations swirling around him are disgusting and alarming. But I try to

  • First Amendment rights
    Ngo Go Zone

    Last week, photojournalist Andy Ngo was attacked on the streets of Portland, Oregon, while video-recording a Patriot Prayer march and its Antifa opposition. As they attacked, one malefactor can be heard screaming, “F**k you, Andy!” Another cried, “F**king owned bitch.” It was personal. They knew Mr. Ngo, who had been

  • liberty, freedom, independence, debate, American,
    general freedom
    America, the Debatable?

    “A divided America gathers for Fourth,” The Washington Post headlined its lead story about the Independence Day celebration on the National Mall.*  Give me two minutes to unite us. On the night of July 3rd, stuck in horrendous holiday traffic, I stumbled upon a National Public Radio broadcast discussing the

  • by Paul Jacob
    Trust Congress?

    There should be no legally required military or “national” service:

  • video
    Coverage, Scant & Skewed

    The Antifa beating of journalist Andy Ngo has been a big deal online, but not in the major press. Why? Because it is perceived as ideological. I read the Washington Post every day, and the only coverage I noticed was in a quotation from the major paper in Portland, Oregon,

  • CO2, Carbon DiOxide, green, greenhouse, warming, climate,
    national politics & policies
    Greener Pastures

    There is climate change going on. And some of it is attributable to increasing levels of Carbon dioxide (CO2).  It is uncontroversial and quite politically convenient to say that — despite Al Gore’s infamous propaganda positing climate change dogma as An Inconvenient Truth. The worldwide “green” movement to “fight climate

  • Kamala Harris, debate, Democrats, Fourth of July, Independence Day,
    Common Sense
    Dependence or Independence?

    “America does not want to witness a food fight,” Senator Kamala Harris said at last week’s debate, reprimanding her squabbling fellow Democratic Party presidential contenders. “They want to know how we’re going to put food on their table.” The no doubt well-rehearsed line drew raucous applause. She’s right; we’re not

  • you lie, Obama, Pelosi, Biden, Congress, Speech,
    ideological culture
    They Aren’t Lying Now?

    “You lie!” When U.S. Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) shouted this at President Barack Obama during 2009’s State of the Union — scandal! How dare he? At issue was whether federal tax dollars would aid illegal immigrants under Obamacare. Democrats denied that any such thing would happen. Indeed, the very idea

  • Kamala Harris, race, debate, democratic, president, democracy,
    media and media people
    Birth of a Twitterstorm

    “Kamala Harris is *not* an American Black. She is half Indian and half Jamaican,” tweeted Ali Alexander, a self-described black American activist, after the California Senator’s presidential debate performance. “I’m so sick of people robbing American Blacks (like myself) of our history.”* On Friday, Donald Trump, Jr., retweeted Alexander’s tweet

  • Washington DC, corruption, sports gambling,
    insider corruption
    A Safe Bet

    “We certainly cannot comment,” said a spokesman for the Chief Financial Officer of the nation’s capital city, “on documents that are not supposed to be public.” Welcome to Washington, D.C., where governing is done opaquely. In a typically shady political maneuver, a $215 million contract was awarded to Intralot, a

  • video
    The Most-Searched Untouchable

    One of the more important results of the Democratic debates was the popular interest in the sole anti-war candidate:

  • Tulsi Gabbard, Democratic Presidential Debate, war, peace, foreign policy,
    international affairs
    Who’ll Stop the Wars?

    “Why were you the lone voice out there going after the neo-cons, going after the people who took us into these wars?” Chris Mathews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball, asked presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) after Wednesday night’s debate.  Pro-peace candidates do well with voters, but still most politicians and

  • Ireland, global warming, authoritarian, totalitarian, control, climate,
    general freedom
    When Push Comes to Nudge

    Ireland’s prime minister — or “Taoiseach” — is enthusiastic. “Speaking at the launch of the Climate Action Plan in Grangegorman today,” the Independent reported last week, “Mr [Leo Eric] Varadkar said the government would establish a Climate Action Delivery Board in the Department of the Taoiseach to oversee its implementation.”

  • tax man, taxes, Tim Eyman, term limits,
    Popular
    Terms for Taxes

    Years ago, I dubbed Tim Eyman “America’s #1 freedom fighter,” and how does he repay me? Washington State’s anti-tax crusading initiative guru has gone and stolen my bread-and-butter issue, term limits . . . and married it up with another one of his tax initiatives.  He’s calling Initiative 1648: Term

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