Posts by Mike LaChance  (Page 318)
 

Monarchy in America – The Centralization of Power in the Executive Branch

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Posted by    Monday, July 7, 2014 at 9:45am 7/7/2014 at 9:45am

Tracy Oppenheimer of Reason TV recently interviewed Frank Buckley, an author and law professor at George Mason University. Buckley contends that the power of the presidency has strayed from what the framers intended:

Presidential Power and the Rise of American Monarchy: Q&A with Author Frank Buckley

“America is dropping like a stone in...

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Wendy Davis Supporters Can’t Name One of Her Legislative Accomplishments

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Posted by    Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 4:00pm 7/6/2014 at 4:00pm

Wendy Davis supporters are pretty excited about her campaign for governor of Texas but when pressed to name one of her legislative accomplishments, they’re surprisingly silent.

Yehuda Remer of Truth Revolt sees a pattern:

Just as Hillary Clinton supporters were unable to name a single accomplishment of the former Secretary of State, Wendy...

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Hobby Lobby beats the Bullies

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Posted by    Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 5:00pm 7/5/2014 at 5:00pm

In his new column at the Washington Post, George Will examines the recent rulings of the Supreme Court on Hobby Lobby and unions.

As usual, Will has the facts on his side:

The Supreme Court reins in government bullies

Two 5 to 4 decisions this week, on the final decision day of the Supreme...

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HHS Releases 1,300 Pages of Obamacare Regulations on July 4th Eve

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Posted by    Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 3:00pm 7/5/2014 at 3:00pm

The Obama administration has a habit of releasing new regulations at the beginning of holiday weekends and the 4th of July is no exception.

While most Americans are planning outings with family and friends for picnics and fireworks, 1,300 pages of new Obamacare regulations were released.

Larry O’Connor of Truth Revolt reported:

Holiday Document...

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Bill Whittle: It’s Time for America to go Full Progressive

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Posted by    Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 1:00pm 7/5/2014 at 1:00pm

Of course, Bill’s desire to go full progressive is very tongue in cheek. In this new edition of Afterburner he even says “you should never go full progressive.”

This video is actually a side by side comparison of President Obama and President George Washington, just in time for July 4th weekend.

Here’s the...

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Hillary: I donated outrageous university speaking fees to Clinton Foundation

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Posted by    Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 11:00am 7/5/2014 at 11:00am

We recently noted at College Insurrection that Hillary Clinton has made an awful lot of money by speaking at colleges and universities.

That news has caused some negative blow back for the presumptive Democratic nominee with some student groups even calling on her to return the money.

Liz Kreutz of ABC News is...

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America Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 7:30am 7/5/2014 at 7:30am

As long as it’s 4th of July weekend let’s start with America, our country and the film.

While we’re on the subject of America, here’s some news about our president.

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Newspaper That Endorsed Obama in 2008 Now Says He’s Worse Than Bush

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 5:27pm 6/29/2014 at 5:27pm

If anyone working in media today wants to help restore some of the damage done to the reputation of their industry, an apology like this would be a great start.

Rather than using their influence to prop up Obama, the editors of the Billings Gazette in Montana are simply admitting they...

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Darrell Issa: It’s Hard to Believe Lois Lerner Doesn’t Have Copies of Emails

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 3:24pm 6/29/2014 at 3:24pm

Darrell Issa, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, appeared on CNN today and was asked about Lois Lerner’s missing emails by host Candy Crowley.

He’s clearly not buying the official story and he ultimately makes an excellent point about the heart of the issue, that under Lerner, conservative groups were targeted for...

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Obama Goes Back to Phony Scandal Claims

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 3:00pm 6/28/2014 at 3:00pm

Obama made a public appearance in Minnesota on Friday which Neil Munro of the Daily Caller has described as a pity party:

President Barack Obama’s June 27 effort to boost the flagging morale of his supporters quickly devolved into a demoralizing pity party.

Republicans “don’t do anything except block me and call me...

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Scott Walker Opponent Runs Attack Ad Based on False ‘Criminal Scheme’ Story

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 1:00pm 6/28/2014 at 1:00pm

Democrat Mary Burke, who’s running against Scott Walker for governor in Wisconsin this year, is apparently unaware that the John Doe scandal has been thoroughly debunked.

Why else would she run an ad like this? Maybe she doesn’t care about the truth.

Legal Insurrection reported on Thursday that Burke started running an advertisement...

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Texas Congressman’s Bill Offers 1 Million Dollar Reward for Lois Lerner’s Lost Emails

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:00am 6/28/2014 at 11:00am

Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas appeared on FOX News yesterday and announced a new approach to recovering Lois Lerner’s lost emails. A cash reward of one million dollars.

America’s Newsroom reported:

Will dangl...

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Forced Quotas Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 8:00am 6/28/2014 at 8:00am

Title IX started out as a great idea but along the way devolved into a system of proportional representation or in other words, quotas. Sports programs for men are feeling the most pain.

At least there’s still a way to make money through college sports.

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Gov’t to throw money at non-monetary VA problem

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Posted by    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 5:00pm 6/22/2014 at 5:00pm

Lack of funding is not the problem at the Veterans Administration.  It’s the government healthcare system, stupid.

In a story published today, Dennis Wagner of Arizona Central reported new details about the Phoenix VA:

Phoenix VA officials knew of false data for 2 years

Department of Veterans Affairs administrators knew two years ago that...

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Missing IRS emails reflect pattern of non-phony scandals

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Posted by    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 3:00pm 6/22/2014 at 3:00pm

Friday night, Ben Shapiro of Truth Revolt appeared on Megyn Kelly’s FOX News program to discuss Lois Lerner’s missing emails.

Trey Sanchez writes at Truth Revolt:

Host Megyn Kelly began by discussing the IRS investigation into the lost emails of ex-IRS official Lois Lerner. Initially, Kelly stated, Democrats and Republicans were both equally...

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Bill Whittle video: Obama and King Louis XV

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 4:30pm 6/21/2014 at 4:30pm

By now, you probably know I’m a big fan of Bill Whittle’s Afterburner videos from PJTV.

There are some historical similarities between Obama and King Louis XV of France and Bill points them out in the video below. He focuses on Obama with regard to foreign policy, the IRS scandal and...

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Unsustainable Models Week at College Insurrection

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 8:30am 6/21/2014 at 8:30am

Higher education can’t keep going the way it has been.

Everyone is trying to figure out new ways to stay afloat.

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