Tag: politics

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The most damaging and pernicious of the nigh infinite elements of the Washington, D.C. Swamp – which President Donald Trump has pledged to drain – is the leftover personnel. Holdovers from the Barack Obama Administration especially – and residual creatures generally. Leftist ideological hacks – and permanent DC denizens. All of whom have very comfortable…

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Perhaps the most we’ve ever collectively thought of the nation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) – was in 1981, when newly minted President Ronald Reagan had to deal with an ATC union strike. The ATC was demanding seventeen times more than the amount of money and benefits – than was in the…

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We have very many times discussed the very many unilateral power grabs of the very many Executive Branch departments, agencies, commissions and boards. And we have noted that a particularly stupid part of these power grab processes – is the fake democracy veneer applied that is the Comment Period: “Where some agency of which you’ve…

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Anything the brain creates – belongs to the brain that created it. Including the physical work product – of the ideas the brain creates. All of which – is vitally important to our Information Economy. If you can’t profit from your information – you’ll stop creating the information. Because – human nature. And there goes…

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One of the ongoing ridiculous myths that exists on the Left – and, even more maddeningly, with some on the alleged Right – is that stealing intellectual property (IP) is…not stealing. In this warped worldview, entering a Best Buy and stealing a DVD movie – is bad. Downloading-without-paying-for the exact same movie – is somehow…

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Uber-huge mega-company Google has been of late repeatedly buffeted by very unflattering news. Story after story demonstrating Google’s corporate philosophy of using its massive power to bend others to its will – and break those who won’t. Some of us have been chronicling this for years. But now it is breaking into the very mainstream.…

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We have long roundly ridiculed what has passed for “free trade” in Washington, D.C. Where we remove nigh all of our government impediments to the goods and services of every other nation on the planet. And nigh no other country returns the favor. Nations the world over impose all sorts of tariffs and regulatory impediments…

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About to end is the August recess Congress so richly earned with their great first-half-of-the-year work repealing Obamacare and other long-promised, Republican-control-of-Washington-contingent agenda items. I kid. I kid because I love…less government governmental action. Like tax cuts and tax reform. Which we are told is Item #1a on Congress’ return-to-DC to-do-list. We have needed tax…