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Is the Affordable Care Act Doomed by Appeals Court Ruling?
Michael Busler

Is the Affordable Care Act Doomed by Appeals Court Ruling?

The District of Columbia appeals court just ruled that the federal government cannot give subsidies to anyone who purchases health insurance through the federal government’s insurance marketplace.  Since 36 of the 50 states refused to set up exchanges, the people in those states, who are required by law to purchase health insurance that they cannot […]

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Putin’s Grand Ambition
Tony Shaffer

Putin’s Grand Ambition

If you’re sending SA-11s rather than Stingers, your strategy is shameless. What does the American decision to equip anti-Soviet rebels in Afghanistan in the 1980s suggest about the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with a surface-to-air missile by Russian-backed rebels in Ukraine last week? Quite a bit, it turns out. During the Cold War and […]

Tax Inversion Freedom vs. Fiscal Berlin Wall
Richard Ebeling

Tax Inversion Freedom vs. Fiscal Berlin Wall

The Obama Administration has proposed its latest form of collectivist control over the American people. In a letter to Congress U.S. Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, has called for punishment and prohibition of any company that tries to move its headquarters overseas to avoid higher taxes in the United States. Plus, Mr. Lew has the audacity […]

Five Lessons Politicians Should Learn from Derek Jeter
Thomas Basile

Five Lessons Politicians Should Learn from Derek Jeter

At the risk of sounding overly sentimental, watching the Yankees captain step up to the plate at his last All-Star Game this week brought tears to my eyes and made the hair on the back of my neck stand on end.  If you are a fan of America’s Pastime, or sports generally – or have […]

Are There Signs We Are Ready to Embrace Female Leadership?
Anita Finlay

Are There Signs We Are Ready to Embrace Female Leadership?

http://www.anitafinlay.com

Mighty Kacy Catanzaro (ht. 5 feet, wt. 100 lbs.) just made history on American Ninja Warrior as the only woman to complete the course at the Dallas finals. Her jaw-dropping performance, beating out many men in the process, is an inspiration to women and girls everywhere.  Her video, shared below, has had nearly 6 million […]

The Clown Car of Freedom And The Administration’s National Security Circus
Tony Shaffer

The Clown Car of Freedom And The Administration’s National Security Circus

The president has been able to restore something that Barnum and Bailey abandoned back in 2006 — the three-ring circus. Every week there seems to be some new gimmick or act that is meant to entertain and distract from the reality that we face: that, by design or by incompetence, Team Obama has no clue what they […]

Nissan’s Versa Note SV Is A Big Value in Small Package
Bob Long

Nissan’s Versa Note SV Is A Big Value in Small Package

In the driveway this week is the current best selling entry-level hatch in America, the 2014 Versa Note SV.  Painted in exuberant metallic Peacock blue, this small car looks very much the part of a modern city car. With a starting price of $15,990, the vehicle brings a decent amount of standard equipment to the […]

Headlines We’d Like To See On National Corn Fritter Day
Derrick Blair

Headlines We’d Like To See On National Corn Fritter Day

Today is National Corn Fritter Day, a celebration of that world renowned Southern, deep-fried delicacy.  Not to be mistaken for the Johnnycake, corn fritters have played an integral role in American history since the Colonial Era. And so to honor this less-than-healthful holiday, we celebrate the headlines we wish newspapers across the country would print […]

What’s happening in Atlantic City?
Michael Busler

What’s happening in Atlantic City?

In 2006 the casinos in Atlantic City took in more than $5 billion is revenue.  In 2014 total revenue will likely be about half of that amount.  The results are devastating to the city.  What happened? With the addition of the super hotel casino Revel, there could have been a total of 13 casino hotels […]

Should Mitt Romney be the Republicans Choice To Face Hillary Clinton in 2016?
Michael Busler

Should Mitt Romney be the Republicans Choice To Face Hillary Clinton in 2016?

While Democrat Hillary Clinton clings to her role as frontrunner for the nomination of her party for president in 2016, the Republicans have no clear candidate.  From Chris Christie to Rand Paul to numerous others, no candidate seems to be able to gather the support of the majority, even though we are still almost two […]

Free Market Capitalism vs. Crony Capitalism
Richard Ebeling

Free Market Capitalism vs. Crony Capitalism

In the minds of many people around the world, including in the United States, the term “capitalism” carries the idea of unfairness, exploitation, undeserved privilege and power, and immoral profit making. What is often difficult to get people to understand is that this misplaced conception of “capitalism” has nothing to do with real free markets […]

Today's Stories

How Much Would It Cost To Be Batman?

How Much Would It Cost To Be Batman?

mashable.com

Take away the Batsuit, the Batmobile and the Batarang, and Batman is just … well, Bruce Wayne. How much would it cost to be The Dark Knight in real life?  Let’s just say it’s a good thing that Bruce Wayne comes in at #6 on Forbes Fictional 15

Heroin Was Once Used As Kiddie Cough Syrup and Other Crazy Facts

Heroin Was Once Used As Kiddie Cough Syrup and Other Crazy Facts

businessinsider.com

Some of facts of history, science, geography, and math are so crazy that they sound bogus — but they’re actually completely true.  In a recent Quora thread, a user asked, “What are some of the most mind-blowing facts that sound like ‘BS,’ but are actually true?”  All of these have been verified and are completely […]

Older Jeeps Recalled For Faulty Ignition Switches

Older Jeeps Recalled For Faulty Ignition Switches

abcnews.go.com

The ignition switch defects that engulfed General Motors are now a rapidly growing problem at Chrysler. Chrysler said Tuesday it is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could fall out of the “run” position, shutting off the engine and disabling airbags.

China Has Quarantined An Entire City Over Bubonic Plague Fears

China Has Quarantined An Entire City Over Bubonic Plague Fears

time.com

Parts of a city in northwestern China are under quarantine after a local man died of bubonic plague, according to a state media report Tuesday.  A quarantine has been put in place for Yumen, a city of about 100,000 in Gansu province. No one but the original victim has shown signs of infection, Reuters reports.

Yesterday's Stories

GALLERY: 14 Things You Shouldn’t Buy In Bulk

GALLERY: 14 Things You Shouldn’t Buy In Bulk

yahoo.com

Shopping at warehouse clubs, such as Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s Wholesale Club, is a great way to save money. They have good per-unit prices on nearly everything they sell. However, consumers often make the mistake of assuming they’re getting the best price at a warehouse club or of buying things they don’t need just because the […]

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