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Judge Kills Lobbyist Attempt To Force Way On To Government Advisory Boards
In a blow against corporate power on Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled against six lobbyists who sued over the Obama Administration’s new rules on corporate lobbyists on advisory committees. These rules, put into place in 2009, prevent registered lobbyists from serving on industry trade advisory committees which advice the Commerce Department or U.S. Trade Representative. By so doing, the new rules prevent corporate or foreign influence over commerce and trade decisions, an issue which has become rampant over the past few decades as our manufacturing and trade strength has eroded.
Why Do the Craziest Religious People Get the Most Attention?
There’s no question that religion can have some ugly moral and social consequences. The homophobic and misogynist attitudes of many American Evangelicals come straight out their sacred texts. So do the Islamic concepts of “dhimmitude” and jihad. So does the Jewish notion of favored bloodlines. So do Mormon and Scientologist recruiting practices.
A writer's greatest disappointments are readers who have knee-jerk responses. Not all readers, of course. Some readers are thoughtful and supportive. Others express thanks for opening their eyes. But the majority are happy when a writer tells them what they want to hear and are unhappy when he writes what they don't want to hear.
Blasphemy: an indispensable human right
As I predicted last week, the Organization of Islamic Conference has seized on the controversies regarding an anti-Islam video clip on YouTube and satirical cartoons about Mohammed in a French magazine to renew its call for a global ban on "blasphemy." The OIC is, in effect, not only announcing that Muslim states in general have no intention of allowing real freedom of conscience and speech, but they want to bully the West into eliminating those freedoms as well.
How to Win an Ideological War
Against a fanatical foe, any suggestion of compromise or acceptance of the enemy ideology is taken as a sign of weakness.
Brainwashed by Junk Food? New Study Reveals Fast-Food Logos "Imprinted" in Children’s Minds
UC Davis must pay $1 million for one cop's idiocy
US Military Classifies Wikileaks As 'Enemy Of The United States'
Romney Accidentally Tells The Truth – Obama Never Raised Taxes
Mayor Of Phoenix Tries Surviving On A Food Stamp Budget, Discovers It’s Excruciatingly Hard
Whoopi Goldberg To Ann Coulter – ‘Tell Me What You Know About Being Black’
Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine