Tag Archives: government

Trump 2016? – Jeb Bush Makes It Official

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush takes the stage as he formally joins the race for president with a speech at Miami Dade College, Monday, June 15, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Controversial television personality and businessman Donald Trump expected… Continue reading

Time to pull your kids out of public school?

My high school colors were green and white. At graduation the boys wore green robes and the girls wore white. No one considered the girls inferior because of the color of their robes.
Today, we live in different times. My… Continue reading

Supreme Court rules Facebook threats as ‘free speech’ unless there’s intent

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Photo illustration. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

On June 1, the U.S. Supreme Court, in an 8-1 ruling, stated that Facebook threats are not criminal — at least until it is proven that they have some measure of intent. While free speech defenders… Continue reading

The kindness of strangers: How donations to small foundations benefit cancer research

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Dodged another bullet. I am grateful that my CT scan this week showed “no change,” which means that the cancer in my liver is stable, not growing. This Phase One study drug has truly been remarkable for me. It has… Continue reading

Big Labor accused of big hypocrisy

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DISCLAIMER: THE FOLLOWING “Cost of Freedom Recap” CONTAINS STRONG OPINIONS WHICH ARE NOT A REFLECTION OF THE OPINIONS OF FOX NEWS AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON AS INVESTMENT ADVICE WHEN MAKING PERSONAL INVESTMENT DECISIONS. IT IS FOX NEWS’ POLICY… Continue reading

Supreme Court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man convicted of making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates.
Chief Justice John Roberts, writing… Continue reading

Supreme Court: Making threats on Facebook is no reason to go to jail

Making threatening comments in rap lyrics on Facebook is not sufficient cause to determine that a real threat exists and sentencing someone to prison, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday in its first ruling regarding freedom of expression on the… Continue reading

Should you disobey most laws?

Charles Murray, already controversial for writing books on how welfare hurts the poor, on ethnic differences in IQ and on (less controversial, but my favorite) happiness and good government, has written a new book that argues that it’s time for… Continue reading

Jobs: How to create them

I took a camera to Times Square this week and asked people, “What creates jobs?” Most had no answer.
One said, “stimulus!” What? Government creates jobs? No!
I suppose it’s natural that people think government creates jobs because politicians always… Continue reading

House panel threatens to cut defense secretary budget over Bergdahl stonewalling

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April 16, 2015: Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. (AP)

The head of a powerful House panel is threatening to withhold defense funding over the… Continue reading