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Western Washington University: “Help us be less White!”

Posted by: Phineas on April 16, 2014 at 1:38 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Here’s a thought experiment for you: Imagine a university that, through sheer chance, wound up with a mostly Black or Asian student body. Concerned faculty meet, their brows furrowed gravely. What can be done to fix this problem? And then, a solution! Solicit advice from students and alumni on how the university […]

 

#Obamacare chronicles: middle-class children lose their health insurance

Posted by: Phineas on April 7, 2014 at 1:41 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Wait. Wasn’t one of the justifications for passing the Affordable Care Act that we had to do it “for the children?” That so many children were among the uninsured that it would be heartless, cruel, and even racist to not pass Obamacare? (1) Then how do they explain this? While the federal […]

 

Russia on the march: 10 reasons Putin is likely to invade eastern Ukraine

Posted by: Phineas on March 30, 2014 at 8:21 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas There’s a good article by Michael Weiss giving a list of reasons why Russia’s Vladimir Putin is probably going to make a move soon to take over Ukraine’s largely ethnic-Russian eastern regions. It’s well-worth reading; Weiss covers the realities of power, political considerations, and Russian military movements (1). He also brings up […]

 

Nevada #Obamacare exchange goes into “disaster recovery” mode as director resigns

Posted by: Phineas on February 21, 2014 at 4:33 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Via Hot Air. After projecting 118,000 enrollees and getting little more than 20% actually paying for their insurance, in addition to the seemingly ubiquitous “technical glitches,” Nevada’s Silver State Health Insurance Exchange now finds itself without a director, who resigned: Troubles with Nevada’s glitch-riddled insurance exchange may have claimed their first casualty. […]

 

Ninth Circuit overturns California gun law

Posted by: Phineas on February 13, 2014 at 3:38 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas When even the liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says progressive gun-grabbers have gone too far, it’s something to take note of: The court concludes that California’s broad limits on both open and concealed carry of loaded guns — with no “shall-issue” licensing regime that assures law-abiding adults of a right to […]

 

Oh, gee. Another illegal #Obamacare delay by King Barack I

Posted by: Phineas on February 11, 2014 at 1:45 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Legal dictionaries define the word “usurpation” thus: The illegal encroachment or assumption of the use of authority, power, or property properly belonging to another; the interruption or disturbance of an individual in his or her right or possession. The term usurpation is also used in reference to the unlawful assumption or seizure […]

 

NYC Mayor DeBlasio appoints tax-cheat to high office

Posted by: Phineas on January 7, 2014 at 1:31 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Another scandal involving Democrats. Color me shocked: City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito fessed up Monday, admitting she failed to disclose years of rental income she received, as first revealed by the Daily News. The East Harlem Democrat, who is Mayor de Blasio’s choice for Council speaker, acknowledged the lapse after The News reported […]

 

Don’t we hold our officials accountable, anymore? Updated.

Posted by: Phineas on December 30, 2013 at 6:51 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The answer in too many cases, sadly, is “no.” Via The Campaign Spot, here’s a summary of the fiasco that is Oregon’s Obamacare exchange, probably the worst in the nation (1): In Oregon, the state exchange still couldn’t enroll anyone online at the end of December. The state is relying entirely on paper applications and […]

 

Obama’s top-ten constitutional violations of 2013

Posted by: Phineas on December 27, 2013 at 8:05 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas From a list compiled by Forbes. Like they wrote, it’s tough limiting yourself to just ten, and a lot of those chosen come under the rubric of “general lawlessness.” Here’s one example: 10. Mini-DREAM Act. Congress has shamelessly failed to pass any sort of immigration reform, including for the most sympathetic victims […]

 

#Obamacare: Maryland considers dumping its non-functional exchange

Posted by: Phineas on December 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Hey, remember how the state exchanges were supposed to be the examples of Obamacare exchanges that actually worked well? (1) You might not be hearing that claim much longer, now that Maryland, one of the enthusiastic early recruits, is open to the idea of shutting down its exchange: That said, the pace […]