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Transgender Bathrooms and Obama’s Executive Overreach

Posted: May 23, 2016 at 8:24 pm   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

President Barack Obama’s latest directive to public schools across the nation mandating that transgender students be allowed to use the restroom and locker room facilities of their choice, in but the latest example of federal overreach, is one that should be aggressively responded to by every state in an assertion of their right to govern […]

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Senate Republicans Outspend Obama

Posted: May 17, 2016 at 10:49 am   /   Politics

One step forward, two steps back. Such is the lot of the Republican party. The Senate passed an appropriations bill $261 million higher than President Obama requested by a vote of 90-8. Republicans hope that voters will remember this act of governance in November with multiple seats in both the House and Senate available. Unfortunately […]

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Forget Republican or Democrat – What Matters is Effective Government

Posted: April 4, 2016 at 5:19 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Another election season is upon us and once again Americans are being inundated with a deluge of messaging, often in carefully scripted, poll tested statements that have become the norm in politics today, and although this current cycle has seen the rise of a candidate in Donald Trump with a much more freewheeling gregariousness, the […]

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Tax Oil to Subsidize Wind?

Posted: February 16, 2016 at 9:27 am   /   Politics

If you want more of something, mandate it, subsidize it and exempt it from regulations. If you want less of something, punish it with taxes and regulations. Put more bluntly, the power to tax and regulate is the power to destroy. This is the First Rule of Government. No presidency has ever come close to […]

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5 Things Said by 5 Lawmakers at the Conservative Policy Summit

Posted: February 12, 2016 at 4:08 pm   /   Politics

Lawmakers speaking at the recent Conservative Policy Summit in Washington shared hopeful visions of what could be accomplished if Americans embrace conservative reforms. The public will be won over by real solutions, “not talking points,” Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Ala., said during the afternoon session. The Conservative Policy Summit, an annual event organized by Heritage Action for America, […]

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Obama Continues to Impede Domestic Energy Production

Posted: February 12, 2016 at 12:52 pm   /   Politics

With less than a year left in office, President Barack Obama is upping the pressure on America’s fossil fuel industries with a slew of new regulations and tax proposals. Last month, Obama ordered a moratorium on new coal leasing on federal lands. Unlike oil and gas production, which occurs primarily on private land, 40 percent […]

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Don’t Fence Us in: Western States Seek Return of Land From D.C.

Posted: February 11, 2016 at 8:37 am   /   Politics

According to the United States Geological Survey, nearly half the land in the Western United States is owned by the federal government. This includes 84.9 percent of land in Nevada (hiding UFOs requires lots of space), 64.9 percent of Utah, 61.6 percent of Idaho, 61.2 percent of Alaska, 52.9 percent of Oregon, 48.1 percent of Wyoming, and […]

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A Constitutional Convention can be Limited in Scope

Posted: February 4, 2016 at 9:36 am   /   Politics

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio recently announced that he fully endorses an Article V convention. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has made a similar call. Article V is one of two methods provided by the Constitution to initiate amendments. This approach is implemented when two-thirds of state legislatures, or 34 states, submit applications to Congress calling for a […]

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After DC’s Snowmageddon – Some Things Should Stay Buried

Posted: January 27, 2016 at 11:12 am   /   Politics

Due to this weekend’s torrential winter downpour, we are currently in the midst of a federal government shutdown. Uh oh. We’ve been told so often by so many that a government shutdown will shake the Earth from its orbital path and send us careening into the Sun. So far, thankfully, that has not occurred. Despite […]

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