The Obama Legacy: If It Lives by ‘Executive Action’ – It Should Die by ‘Executive Action’

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A hallmark – perhaps the hallmark – of the Barack Obama Administration is the “executive action.” The unilateral changes in law – oft major in size and scope – executed by the Executive Branch. Completely devoid of any Legislative Branch participation. After the American people repudiated President Obama’s agenda in the 2010 midterm election – […]

Google Fiber Cashing Government Checks – Bypassing Poor Neighborhoods Anyway

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Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has a current market cap value of $544 billion. The entire Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Taiwan is $524 billion. So Google is bigger than…Taiwan. So why is the United States federal government giving monster Google so many unequal-before-the-law policy preferences – via executive branch fiat? Everyone Loathes the Latest Obama […]

Election 2016: Do We Really Want Four More Years of This?

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Terrible, economy-destroying policy. Delivered not by Congress – but by unilateral executive branch fiat. Delivered as special favors to political cronies. That’s been the last eight years in a nutshell. Do we want it for another four? That’s the question Americans need to ask themselves as they head to the polls tomorrow. (Millions of people […]

An Obama Halloween Power Grab: Tricks For Us, Treats for Cronies

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Today is Halloween 2016. Which means the Barack Obama Administration is running out of time to issue government power grab payouts to the cronies that ensconced them in office. Which brings us to last Thursday at the administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The ridiculous FCC jammed through a ridiculous power grab – on which just […]

Today’s FCC: Sex, Porn and Power Grabs

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Yes, you read that correctly. The hypocrisies and the broader metaphors are opulent. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an outmoded, outdated federal agency. Like many, many of its cohorts – it has long outlived its usefulness. It no longer has any unique reason for its continued existence – nothing that couldn’t be handed off […]