Tag Archives: congress

Hate Crimes Act not needed

On Thursday, October 22, the Obama administration continued along its path of grossly enlarging the powers of the federal government by passing a measure known as the “Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act” (HCPA). This piece of legislation, which was added to a $680 billion defense authorization bill, grants federal courts [...]

Studying stinks, here's Thursday's links

I’ve been up the last several nights studying for the mother of all midterms today. Wish me luck, then check out these links. Then wish me more luck. InsideVandy.com reports on last night’s Vanderbilt Student Government transfer of power. George Leef at NRO’s Phi Beta Cons blog says there’s an imbalance between research and teaching [...]

Tom Price craps on stimulus bill

Worth watching for the visual effect of seeing the stimulus in all its 8 1/2 x 12 inch glory. My old boss John Linder uses the same tactic when comparing the current U.S. tax code with his FairTax plan. Price is from my home state of Georgia, and there is (of course) a Vanderbilt connection [...]

Ruining America asbestos they can

Just saw this commercial on TV, starring Tennessee’s new folk hero, Erin Brockovich. The march of the trial lawyers continue. We’ve got law firms and folks like Brockovich sticking it to those evil corporations and getting their clients, well, a minute chunk of the winnings. Recently, some of these trial lawyers have been put away [...]