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October 24, 2014 • 10:26 am

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Sebelius’s ObamaCare Fundraising an Abuse of Power
By Ashton Ellis
Wednesday, May 15 2013
With the revelation that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is soliciting health industry executives for millions of dollars in donations to promote ObamaCare, the distinction between coercion and crony capitalism is now almost erased.  The coercion inherent in Sebelius’s strategy is clear. Reports in the Washington Post and The New York Times cite health industry sources saying that Sebelius gave strong indications that every firm contacted is expected to contribute a predetermined amount. For example, a donation of $1 million was suggested to one small firm, with larger businesses asked…
 
Hillary 2016: Another Benghazi Casualty
Well, we’ve finally settled on that elusive Clinton Doctrine:  “We leave our diplomats…
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Gang’s Immigration Bill Funnels $100 Million to Leftwing Community Organizers
A little-noticed section of the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill could funnel up to $100…
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Good News From the Courts
Something is always boiling in the legal world. Sometimes so much boils at once that some worthy cases…
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National Academy of Sciences Appoints Itself… Copyright Authority?
When seeking expert opinion on matters of science, engineering or medicine, does one consult……
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Ignored by Gang’s Immigration Bill, Conservatives Should Return the Favor
Despite what supporters of the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill say, it does not address…
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ObamaCare Board Ought to Walk the Plank
One of the linchpins of ObamaCare looks more and more as if it’s coming loose. The ObamaCare monstrosity…
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Unaccountable Congress Considers Exempting Self from ObamaCare Exchanges
This is not a joke. News broke late Wednesday night that a secret bipartisan deal is in the works to…
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Civil Libertarians and Excessive Post-Boston Angst
Did America violate the due process rights of the murderous Boston terrorist – we won’t publicly…
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Obamites Must Stop Mollycoddling Islamists
All of us should be foursquare for civil liberties. But that doesn’t mean we need to be stupidly…
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Boston Terrorism: An Immigration Wake-Up Call
Of all the people to feel sorry for in the wake of last week’s terrorist attack in Boston, members…
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Question of the Week   
Voters in how many states will be asked in the November 2014 mid-term elections to accept or reject state-wide ballot measures to legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"In an effort to keep the public calm, the CDC pretended to know more about Ebola than it actually does.First, the CDC insisted that Ebola is very difficult to transmit from person to person. But, that is clearly not true. This particular Ebola strain appears to be more infectious than others. ...Second, the CDC insisted that Ebola is not airborne. That is probably mostly true, but it may not be entirely…[more]
 
 
—Alex Berezow, RealClearScience Founding Editor and USA TODAY's Board of Contributors Member
— Alex Berezow, RealClearScience Founding Editor and USA TODAY's Board of Contributors Member
 
Liberty Poll   

Thinking only about voting procedures and requirements in your state, how much confidence do you have that voter fraud will be kept to a minimum in the 2014 midterm elections?