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Ramirez Cartoon: The Obama Administration

Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

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October 20, 2014 • 11:52 am

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Jester's CourtroomLegal tales stranger than stranger than fiction: Ridiculous and sometimes funny lawsuits plaguing our courts.
From the NAACP to Mozilla: Anonymity and First Amendment Freedom
By Timothy H. Lee
Thursday, April 10 2014
“Petitioner has made an uncontroverted showing that on past occasions revelation of the identity of its rank-and-file members has exposed these members to economic reprisal, loss of employment, threat of physical coercion, and other manifestations of public hostility.  Under these circumstances, we think it apparent that compelled disclosure of petitioner's Alabama membership is likely to affect adversely the ability of petitioner and its members to pursue their collective effort to foster beliefs which they admittedly have the right to advocate, in that it may induce members to withdraw…
 
The “Equal Pay for Equal Work” Myth
I probably don’t have to tell you, dear reader, that Tuesday was “Equal Pay Day.” I…
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Obama’s Medicare Politics Show Ryan Is Right on Policy
In a surprise move, the Obama administration has reversed course on an ObamaCare-mandated cut to Medicare…
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Activist Demands Imprisonment for “Climate-Change Liars”
When one side in a policy debate begins advocating imprisonment for opponents, it tends to suggest that…
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Democrats, The Party of Superstition
If you had a functioning television during the presidency of George W. Bush, you got used to the relentless…
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Paul Ryan Is Ready for a Promotion
After four years of proposing ideas to slim down the federal budget, Paul Ryan may get an opportunity…
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Will ObamaCare Die by Self-Implosion or Court Decision? The Race is On
Pop quiz:  The paramount principle that drew America’s first permanent settlers across the…
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Will the 2014 Election Yield a Republican Senate (Part 2)?
Last week, this column looked at the GOP’s prospects in the Senate races being held around the…
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Attacks on Paul Ryan Show Liberals' True Character
The irony of Paul Ryan’s career is that he should be every liberal’s favorite conservative.…
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Affirmative Action for Disabilities? New Federal Regulation Creates Catch-22 for Employers
Here’s a new bureaucratic dilemma worthy of “Catch-22.”  Tragically, it captures…
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Will the 2014 Election Yield a Republican Senate (Part 1)?
President Obama and Democrats in Washington are in trouble. With the economy still listless, America…
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Question of the Week   
Which of the following Cold War events led to the establishment of the “Hotline,” a direct telephone link between the White House and the Kremlin?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"Much public skepticism about the government’s response to Ebola stems from the dogmatic pronouncements of Obama administration officials. In a video message early last month on stopping the virus, for example, President Obama asserted that 'we know how to do it.' He was wrong. ... To fix his messaging problem, President Obama has appointed political fixer Ron Klain as its new Ebola response '…[more]
 
 
—Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Deputy Commissioner and Tevi Troy, Former HHS Deputy Secretary
— Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA Deputy Commissioner and Tevi Troy, Former HHS Deputy Secretary
 
Liberty Poll   

In dealing with deadly and difficult-to-curtail infectious diseases such as Ebola, should government-imposed travel bans and quarantines supersede civil liberty and other concerns?