Showing posts with label filibuster. Show all posts
Showing posts with label filibuster. Show all posts
fromWashingtonExaminers: Congress looks to keep a big swamp gator from wriggling off the hook.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      The Government is Not Us

fromReason: Hiking the minimum wage is feel-good humanitarian idea that’s guaranteed to hurt actual humans.

fromGetNugg: The new California taxes on recreational and medical cannabis purchases place a huge premium on the price of products compared to what we’re all used to. It’s important you understand exactly what these taxes mean and what they’re for.

fromMotherboard: 3 Democrats and 2 Republicans are filibustering the Senate vote on the reauthorization of FISA Section 702.

fromReasonTV: It turns out that a lot of accomplished, well-respected historical figures did drugs. From Winston Churchill taking amphetamines to Thomas Edison lacing his wine with cocaine.

fromWashingtonExaminer: Americans on both sides of the political aisle believe the media does a poor job covering political issues fairly, according to a blockbuster new survey of media consumption in 38 nations.

Barry Farber: Why They're After The Brilliant Ted Cruz

Why are the tree-dwellers making faces at him?       There’s something “other-worldly” about Sen. Ted Cruz. And the reaction he provokes. The whole Cruz phenomenon reminds me of the billionaire industrialist who invited 50 of his most important business friends on a hunting trip in Maine. As dusk began to set in, their guide      ... MORE

Barry Farber: America Has 'Tea-Kettled'

Is America on Candid Camera?        Once I read an article about a tribe in Africa that had an interesting custom. At tribal meetings a person could talk for as long as – and only for as long as – he could stand on one foot. How strange! How foreign! How primitive! Right? Sen. Ted Cruz and Jimmy Stewart (in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”) would       ... MORE

Rand Paul: A Staggering Abuse Of Power

Obama's disregard for our Constitution. When I filibustered over domestic drone use, critics said that I was being ridiculous. They said that no American had been killed by a drone on American soil and that no one was likely to be anytime soon. President Obama responded that he hadn’t killed anyone yet and didn’t intend to — but he might.            ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: Obama Expands His Power To Kill

While reducing our capacity to defend ourselves.      Does the government work for us, or do we work for the government? How can the president claim the lawful power to kill whomever he wishes and at the same time ask Congress to incapacitate our ability to defend ourselves against those who might seek to kill us? Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul  ... MORE

Matthew Walther: Rand The Realist

The Kentucky senator is his own man.   Rand Paul’s shirts always seem to fit. Look at almost any picture of him: The jacket lapel is always touching the tip of his collar, if only just barely. His untamed curls notwithstanding, he looks professional, put together, serious. The junior senator from Kentucky wasn’t wearing a jacket when I sat down     ... MORE

Rand Paul And Ted Cruz Threaten Filibuster On Guns

by Jonathan Allen.     Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are threatening to filibuster gun-control legislation, according to a letter they plan to hand-deliver to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office on Tuesday. “We will oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions,”      ... MORE

R. Emmett Tyrell Jr.: Rand Paul Comes Of Age

GOP should recognize this force to be reckoned with.   When Sen. Rand Paul took to the floor of the United States Senate the morning of March 6, he really — as they say — may have made a difference. It is a difference in our awareness of the issues facing the country. It is a difference in our perception of the man who is leading the   ... MORE

Gene Healy: Rand Paul Vs The "Forever War"

Challenging modern conservative orthodoxy.     The cruelest thing about politics is that it occasionally gets your hopes up. Sometimes, just when you've almost concluded that the best D.C. has to offer is ringside seats at the latest legislative catastrophe, you get an unexpected outbreak of political courage and common     ... MORE