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  • Tighter Regulation Would Probably Make Facebook More Profitable

    04/13/2018 11:27:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    Here's a bet: Congress will end up "cracking down" on Facebook with "tough" regulations that Facebook will probably protest quite vigorously. And then Facebook profits will go up. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, withstood two days of questioning in Congress this week. You could tell Zuckerberg took it very seriously, not least because he shed his traditional T-shirt and hoodie in favor of a grown-up suit. Again and again, he was asked whether he was opposed to regulation. "You embrace regulation?" asked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). "I think the real question, as the internet becomes more important...
  • Maryland Bill Seeks to Drive Out Airbnb, Other Hotel Competition

    03/22/2018 12:31:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 21, 2018 | Romina Boccia and Lauren Bowman
    Over the last decade, short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO have expanded and provided an economic boom to many communities. Yet several localities are pursuing onerous zoning rules and other regulations that would restrict short-term rental activity. For many homeowners, short-term rental provides a critical source of additional income to help them pay their mortgages and to meet other financial obligations. States can protect their residents from overzealous, local bureaucrats with state pre-emption. Short-term rental helps local communities by growing the number of tourists that visit the area. A recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic...
  • US Government's Crackdown On PrimaryCare Physicians

    03/14/2018 9:59:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/14/18 | Robert Steven Ingebo
    Federal government has overreached in cracking down on the opioid overdose epidemic. In order to cut off the supply of prescription drugs falling into the wrong hands, new regulations have crippled the ability of our doctors To understand how the government has stepped over the line with their current crackdown on primary healthcare physicians, we must look at how the politicians responded to the opioid crisis when it first reared its ugly head. In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to opioid pain relievers and encouraged healthcare providers to prescribe them...
  • With Supreme Court challenge, tech billionaire could dismantle beach access rights...

    03/06/2018 12:45:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    The California Coastal Act for decades has... declared that access to the beach was a fundamental right guaranteed to everyone. But that very principle could be dismantled in the latest chapter of an all-out legal battle that began as a local dispute over a locked gate. ... Khosla, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems, bought the 89-acre property south of Half Moon Bay for $32.5 million. ... A number of public interest groups have since sued Khosla. He, in turn, has sued the California Coastal Commission, the State Lands Commission and San Mateo County, over what he considered an interference of...
  • Jeff Sessions: We Are Ending ‘Executive Branch Legal Activism’

    02/16/2018 5:29:55 AM PST · by davikkm · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Thursday that the Department of Justice was ending the “executive branch legal activism” of the previous administration, while also fighting the judicial activism of liberal judges. “I think the department did become too political” under President Barack Obama, Sessions said. “Essentially, it was executive branch legal activism. They would take cases or regulations or statutes and expand or redefine the meaning of words in them to advance the agenda that they thought ought to be advanced — an agenda that often had zero chance of passing Congress, where...
  • If You're Reading This, You're Dead

    02/09/2018 4:08:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2018 | Erick Erickson
    Republicans on the Federal Communications Commission ended President Obama's "net neutrality" regulations. Those regulations were passed with no reason, but a fear of what might happen to the internet by major corporations. They were not needed. But Democrats declared that their repeal would cause people to die. Republicans rolled back Barack Obama's individual mandate that forces Americans to buy health insurance whether or not they want it. Statisticians declared Americans would lose their health insurance if the GOP did this, ignoring that those losing health insurance would be those actively choosing to forego an insurance plan. Again, Democrats declared the...
  • Trump's push for smaller government is having global benefit

    02/01/2018 1:26:21 PM PST · by richardb72 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    “What is good for the United States is good for the rest of the world,” has been Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s mantra. Americans know how stock prices have exploded in the United States since President Trump’s election, but stock prices started rising at the same time around the world. To the shocks of Trump’s American opponents, he was greeted by the international elites at the gathering in Davos, Switzerland as almost a conquering hero. Meanwhile, George Soros told people at the meetings that he thought that Trump was a “danger” to the world. So many people view economics as a...
  • Three States to Sue over New Tax Law [semi-satire]

    01/29/2018 9:53:43 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Jan 2018 | John Semmens
    New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that his state, New Jersey and Connecticut will be suing the federal government because “the new tax law impedes our ability to extract the maximum amount of revenue from the taxpayers.” The impediment comes from the clause in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that limits the deductibility of state and local taxes to a mere $10,000 per taxpayer per year. The three states rank at the top of the list for heaviest tax burden as a percent of income with New York at 12.7%, Connecticut at 12.6% and New Jersey at 12.2%....
  • E-Cigarettes Can Be Lifesavers

    01/24/2018 9:03:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2018 | Jacob Sullum
    This week, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine weighed in on the question of whether e-cigarettes are a public health menace or a public health boon. The answer is yes, according to a NASEM report published on Tuesday. The report, which was sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration, concludes that "e-cigarettes cannot be simply categorized as either beneficial or harmful to health." While that is true in principle, the report gives too much weight to scenarios in which these products could be harmful, even while confirming that they dramatically reduce exposure to toxins and carcinogens for smokers...
  • Homeschoolers Concerned About More Regulations After Alleged Abuse at Perris House

    01/23/2018 11:59:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/23/2018 | Leonardo Blair
    Homeschooling advocates are concerned about additional regulations after news of abuse from homeschooling parents in California. The Massachusetts-based Coalition for Responsible Home Education, a nonprofit group that is actively advocating for homeschooling reform, says a lack of oversight for homeschools allows abuse, such at the recent case in Perris, California, to go unchecked and is now calling for increased regulation of homeschools. Pentecostal Christian couple David Allen Turpin, 57, and his 49-year-old wife, Louise Anna Turpin, were arrested on Jan. 14, after police had to rescue their 13 severely malnourished children from their home in Perris, California. The home was...
  • President Trump: A year of real change

    01/20/2018 4:24:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 20, 2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    Even as Democrats continue to obstruct and play politics, I have never stopped fighting for the people, and I have no intention of changing course. I promised Jan. 20, 2017, would be remembered as a new day for all Americans – the day the people became the rulers of this nation once again. For the past 365 days, that promise has been my guide. We are putting America first, making real change in Washington, and creating opportunities for all of our people. From coast to coast, there is a renewed spirit. Our country is roaring back more quickly than anyone...
  • How Regulations Made California's Fires Worse

    01/18/2018 2:13:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 18, 2018 | Richard Zuber
    After raging through almost all of December, the so-called Thomas fire, California's largest wildfire ever recorded, was finally contained on January 12. While the worst is behind us (for now), the fact that last year's wildfires so violently spun out of control puts the spotlight on the Golden State's government and its lack of fire prevention measures. The fires across the state caused unprecedented damage and loss of life. Unsurprisingly, California governor Jerry Brown was quick to pin the blame on climate change for the forest fires' ferocity and extraordinary longevity this season. Whatever truth there may be to this,...
  • Historians of Conservatism Stumped By Trump

    01/11/2018 9:44:40 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 31 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 11, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It's laudable that academics actually have an interest in a political philosophy which is usually either disdained or ignored in academia. Nevertheless, their failure to comprehend the Trump Administration shows that they are still struggling with it. This bewilderment was on display recently at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA), which Colleen Flaherty covered for Inside Higher Ed: ~"How do we think about and engage with conservative Trump voters?" Willamette University Professor Seth Cotlar asked. "What does it mean to empathize with people who advocate white nationalism?" The possibility that he is on the wrong track with...
  • Jeff Sessions Just Took An Ax To Obama Policy

    12/23/2017 4:46:16 AM PST · by smileyface · 43 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Dec 22, 2017 | Jason Hopkins
    ...Guidance documents he has rescinded are numerous and diverse — ranging from the Americans With Disabilities Act to ATF procedures. He has enacted a new charging policy that pushes prosecutors to pursue the most serious offenses possible — even if that means triggering mandatory prison sentences. Among other things, Sessions has restored the use of private prisons and has changed the Justice Department’s legal stances on issues regarding voting rights and LGBT people, placing him at odds with his immediate predecessors in the Obama administration. The Republican senator-turned-attorney general is just getting started with his tough-on-crime approach. In his fight...
  • I Have Seen London’s Future and It Is Caracas

    12/22/2017 3:06:33 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 29 replies
    Law and Liberty ^ | 14 Dec 2017 | Theodore Dalrymple
    Important (for good or evil) as Brexit may be to the future of Britain, it is not without its importance for the European Union. Indeed, it was always essential for the Union that Britain’s departure should be an economic disaster for Britain: for if it were not, why have a union at all? It was therefore entirely predictable that the Union should drive a hard bargain with Britain, even a bargain economically harmful to itself, provided only that it was worse for Britain: for the self-preservation of the European political class is at stake. In the European Union politics always...
  • Happy Trump Ends Successful First Year — and the Haters Are Miserable!

    12/22/2017 3:32:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 22, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Merry Christmas, everybody, and happy holidays to one and all from all of us here at the EIB Network. I’m Rush Limbaugh, and this is one of my most favorite times of the year, and I would not rather be anywhere today than right here, right where I am. I know many of you are out and about engaging in hustle and bustle, trying to take care of last-minute requirements, demands, desires. Many of you are traveling, trying to get where you’re going. Whatever you’re doing, stick with us for the next three hours, and it will be more...
  • Sessions rescinds Justice Dept. letter asking courts to be wary of stiff fines for poor defendants

    12/22/2017 1:30:53 AM PST · by fluorescence · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 21 at 8:08 PM | Matt Zapotosky
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era Justice Department letter that asked local courts across the country to be wary of slapping poor defendants with fines and fees to fill their jurisdictions’ coffers, part of a broad rollback of guidance that Sessions believes overreached. It’s the latest move in Sessions’s effort to dramatically reshape the Justice Department by undoing many of the reforms imposed by his predecessors and giving the institution a harder edge. Sessions is revoking 25 previous guidance documents dating back decades and covering topics as diverse as ATF procedures and the Americans With Disabilities Act. In...
  • Warren's Regulatory Expansion Is Wrong Answer to Equifax Breach

    12/20/2017 10:32:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2017 | Veronique de Rugy
    In September, we learned that Equifax had suffered a massive data breach that exposed the personal information -- including names, addresses, birthdates and Social Security numbers -- of 145 million Americans. It was the latest in a string of cybersecurity breaches in recent years. The frequency of such attacks -- with other prominent examples including breaches of systems belonging to Target, eBay, Yahoo and Home Depot -- demonstrates the complexity of securing sensitive information in the internet age. If there's one thing that all these breaches have taught us, it's that cybersecurity is hard. There's no easy legislative fix, and...
  • Whirlpool Has Trapped Washington in a Spin Cycle

    12/16/2017 10:10:53 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | George Will
    <p>A household appliance will be the next stepping stone on America’s path to restored greatness. The government is poised to punish many Americans, in the name of protecting a few of them, because, in the government’s opinion, too many of them are choosing to buy foreign-made washing machines for no better reason than that the buyers think they are better. If you are wondering why the government is squandering its dwindling prestige by having opinions about such things, you have not been paying attention to Whirlpool’s demonstration that it is more adept at manipulating Washington than it is at making washing machines.</p>
  • The Obama Administration Still Seeing Victories

    12/18/2017 8:00:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2017 | Dan Celia
    As Congress debates the tax plan, Republicans continue to play defense, especially when it comes to the Democrats’ preposterous idea that under this bill not all Americans will get a tax cut. Given this sad state of affairs, one thing is clear: the Obama administration did such an amazing job of demonizing profits and corporate America that this attitude is still alive and well today. Examples range from former President Barack Obama’s comments about fat cat bankers to the remarks made by former congressional figures Chris Dodd and Barney Frank. Their Dodd-Frank legislation developed burdensome regulations to purge the demons...