• Hurricane Florence Is Not an Omen About Climate Change

    Hurricane Florence Is Not an Omen About Climate Change

    In today’s hyper-politicized world of climate science, hardly a thunderstorm passes without somebody invoking the “scientists say” trope to blame it on carbon emissions.

    The logic seems to be: If it’s bad, it was caused by carbon emissions, and we are only going to see more and worse. More and worse floods, droughts, tornadoes, and of course, hurricanes.

    The problem with this argument is that overall, we are not seeing more floods, droughts, tornadoes, or hurricanes in spite of the steady rise in the small amount of carbon dioxide, and in spite of the mild warming of the planet. The data show that there is no significant upward trend in any of these weather events. READ MORE...

  • Watchdog Eyes Classified Material as Deadline Looms on Clinton Emails

    Watchdog Eyes Classified Material as Deadline Looms on Clinton Emails

    The classified material Hillary Clinton sent and received using an unsecure, private email server included correspondence with foreign leaders, according to documents obtained from the State Department by a government watchdog group.

    Judicial Watch, which has called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to order “an honest criminal investigation” of Clinton’s email practices while she was secretary of state, now awaits a federal judge’s Sept. 28 deadline for the State Department to finish sorting through the emails. READ MORE...

  • TSA Needs Reform. Here's What My Bill Would Change.

    TSA Needs Reform. Here’s What My Bill Would Change.

    In the 17 years since its inception, the Transportation Security Administration has managed to incorporate itself into the American way of life, both as a topic of news coverage and as a punch line for comedians.

    Now that an entire generation of Americans can’t remember the pre-TSA era, most people who fly can recall a personal experience with the agency.

    And these experiences are rarely stellar.

    After the Sept. 11 terror attacks, a push was made to federalize the previously privately-run screening process at airports. This resulted in the TSA being formed under the Department of Homeland Security. READ MORE...

  • Here Are 3 Major Ways Tax Reform 2.0 Would Help Americans

    Here Are 3 Major Ways Tax Reform 2.0 Would Help Americans

    The 2017 tax reform bill has been a boon for American workers.

    In addition to the average household’s $1,400 tax cut this year, there are now more jobs available than people looking for them. Just last month, average wages went up by 2.9 percent—the largest wage increase since the summer of 2009.

    On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee plans to consider a series of three new bills that it is calling “Tax Reform 2.0.” The package would make much of last year’s tax reform permanent, introduce new simplifications for family saving, and provide a helping hand for new small businesses. READ MORE...

  • Trump Fumes Over Senate Democrats’ Stalling Tactics on Nominees

    Trump Fumes Over Senate Democrats’ Stalling Tactics on Nominees

    Senate Democrats have President Donald Trump’s attention with their historic level of procedural delays to stall the seating of judges and start dates for nominees to key executive branch posts.

    Trump fired off a tweet Monday aimed at Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., complaining about 193 nominees awaiting consideration by Senate committees, while 127 others await a vote on the Senate floor.

    Chuck Schumer is holding up 320 appointments (Ambassadors, Executives, etc.) of great people who have left jobs and given up so much in order to come into Government. Schumer and the Democrats continue to OBSTRUCT! READ MORE...

  • Trump Must Appeal Ruling on Collective Bargaining with Federal Unions

    Trump Must Appeal Ruling on Collective Bargaining with Federal Unions

    President Donald Trump issued three executive orders earlier this year aimed at reining in the federal bureaucracy.

    But late last month, in a textbook case of judicial overreach, D.C. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson sided with the unions and struck down every major provision of those executive orders.

    The administration must appeal that decision. If it goes unchallenged, it will put the management of the federal workforce beyond the reach of the president.

    To read Jackson’s opinion, one would think the federal government’s labor law was little more than a series of vague epigraphs on the virtues of collective bargaining and the importance of negotiating in good faith. READ MORE...

  • Swedish Election Result Was Fueled by Popular Discontent

    Swedish Election Result Was Fueled by Popular Discontent

    Swedish voters went to the polls Sunday amid a backdrop of concerns over immigration and rising crime.

    The center-left bloc, led by Prime Minister Stefan Lofven’s Social Democrats, won 40.6 percent of the vote. The center-right alliance led by the Moderate Party came in narrowly second, with 40.3 percent, while the populist Sweden Democrats won 17.6 percent of the vote.

    This leaves both the center-left bloc and the center-right alliance without the necessary 175 seats to comprise a majority. The center-left bloc will hold 144 seats while the center-right alliance will hold 142. Sweden Democrats will likely hold 63 seats. READ MORE...

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