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Percy Blakeney

"They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven or is he in hell? That damned elusive Pimpernel."

House Passes More Spending, Debt Limit Removal Bill

In an act of incredible irresponsibility the House yesterday passed spending legislation. It is supported by the President. If it clears the Senate as is, it will do four things. Federal spending will increase. The deficit will grow. Debt will increase. The limit on federal borrowing authority will be eliminated for two years. The 284-149 …

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Gundy v. U.S. … Separation of Powers… Required but Denied

The framers of the Constitution knew the job of keeping the legislative power confined was tricky. They understood doing so is key to the nation remaining a representative republic. The power of the legislative branch couldn’t be trusted to self-policing by Congress. Separation of Powers… Often enough, legislators face rational incentives to pass problems to …

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DoJ Anti-Trust Division Announces Review of Online Platforms

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-reviewing-practices-market-leading-online-platforms FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Justice Department Reviewing the Practices of Market-Leading Online Platforms Review Focuses on Practices that Create or Maintain Structural Impediments to Greater Competition and User Benefits The Department of Justice announced today that the Department’s Antitrust Division is reviewing whether and how market-leading online platforms have achieved market …

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Should Those Claiming Asylum, Found Not to Have A Valid Claim, Be Deported?

Presidents Carter, Regan, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama have all lamented the situation on our southern border. We have an immigration situation at the U.S.-Mexico border. Why are New Hampshire’s Senators not joining a bipartisan group of other Senators supporting affirmative action on immigration? Bipartisan action… The bipartisan group of senators has written a letter …

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To Eat or Turn On the Lights, Heat, Charge the Car?

Doesn’t wind power seem to be the path to a carbon-free energy future? It’s clean and abundant. Larger turbines have enhanced wind’s power-generating capacity. It’s all good right? Well maybe not so much. Wind energy has grown thanks largely to billions of dollars of production tax credits. That’s a tax , regulatory, and affordability issue. …

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American Federal Character

Americans should contemplate the under appreciated federal aspect of independence. We obsess about the size and strength of the national government. But it was our ancestors’ desire to govern themselves. They contemplated doing it in legislative bodies much closer than the British Parliament. That brought about the Declaration of Independence. How we got here… Have we …

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