Not only does Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg think the Supreme Court and state courts should look to the laws of other countries as a guide when making decisions, she also would not suggest looking to the United States Constitution as a model for newly established governments in 2012.
On this day of the Florida primary, more details are surfacing concerning Newt Gingrich’s interesting relationship with Freddie Mac. You might call the relationship incestuous, but it’s not lobbying and it seems to be perfectly legal. Instead of historian, call him a team motivator.
This is a perfect example of Democrats reaching out with obvious solutions that everyone should agree on. Hah! Again, they attempt to treat a symptom, but do nothing at all to cure the disease.
When the federal government is handing out funding for programs they never should be funding, there will be winners and there will be losers. Connecticut’s application for $50 million in Department of Education funding was denied again; some other state(s) will be the winners.
In an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal this morning, Sarah Palin writes about graft inside the beltway, and the recently released “Throw Them All Out” by Peter Schweizer. Her suggestion to increase transparency and add layers of bureaucracy to monitor and restrict financial moves by members of Congress might work at the state level, but in Washington it would be treating symptoms, not the disease itself.
At the risk of “screwing” with the vice president, I’m going to call him out. He’s playing dirty politics using scare tactics and a curious use of statistics to again bolster the president’s job [killing] bill, while supporting the statist agenda. Consider this post part of my Symptom of the Disease series. Can you guess why?
Six hundred million in the past five years. The AP story claims the federal government and the Obama administration are working to clamp down on the unearned payments, but there is no mention of prosecutions or attempts to recover the cash.
When – over a period of decades – we allow the federal government to get intimately involved with contracts and government-backed loans for companies like Solyndra in an effort to push worn political and environmental agendas, we’ve got nobody to blame but ourselves.
Teachers, school administrators and principals were directly involved with various efforts – including outright cheating and changing student answers – to increase the Atlanta school systems student performance scores. Some even held “erasure parties” on weekends to change answers.