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What If Banning Violent Video Games Makes Americans More Violent?

What If Banning Violent Video Games Makes Americans More Violent?

A Utah Democrat wants to crack down on violent video games as a way to address violent crimes: Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) introduced a bill this week that would ban the sale of violent video games to minors. The Supreme Court struck down a similar California law in 2011, ruling that the restriction violated the

Propaganda: White House Releases Videos Of Kids Reading Letters About Gun Control

“The child can’t vouch for the policies,” wrote Ann Althouse today. “The child hasn’t competently requested anything. The child is merely a prop representing goodness, innocence, and the future.” Which is why using a child to make a political point is repulsive. But that’s exactly what President Obama is doing, surrounding himself with children yesterday

Guest Post: China's Strategic Next Step Is Buying Critical US Taxpayer-Funded Technology

Unless the Obama administration intervenes, the United States may soon have to depend on one of China’s wealthiest and most politically-connected Communist party leaders for access to taxpayer-funded technology that will power the next generation of space satellites and unmanned military vehicles. In the world of advanced lithium-ion batteries, the Holy Grail has been the

Renewable Fuels Standard Could Gobble Up America's Entire Corn Crop

The government must stop mandating ethanol production, Mark Perry notes. It drives up prices and, unless something is done, in the not-so-distant future the mandate may have our entire American corn crop diverted to making ethanol: Corn ethanol is clearly inferior to gasoline as a fuel source for automobiles. Despite a 51-cent-per-gallon tax credit to

Legislator Proposes Bill Making Constitutional Petition Process Harder

There have been a lot of measures on North Dakota’s ballots over the last few years, and it appears as though one legislator wants to make the process a little harder. Rep. Keith Kempenich, a Republican from Bowman, ND, is proposing a bill that if passed would amend the state constitution to require that any

Brilliant New Solution To Health Care Costs: Government Price Controls

Pricing is paramount in a free market. Price signals are what regulates the market. They’re set by supply and demand, and in turn control supply and demand. When supplies are short, and demand is high, prices go up to protect supply and discourage demand. Price also encourages expansion of supply to meet demand by being

Hoeven Goes Wobbly On Gun Control: "I'm Going To Have To See"

It’s no secret that Heidi Heitkamp, despite touting her “A-rating” from the NRA, is wobbly on gun rights issues. Unfortunately, North Dakota’s other Senator John Hoeven hasn’t exactly been outspoken in his support of gun rights either. On January 4th Hoeven appeared on C-Span’s Washington Journal program and was asked about his position on gun

Democrat Introduces Constitutional Amendment To End Presidential Term Limits

Rep. José Serrano of New York has introduced H.J.Res. 15, an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 22nd amendment. The 22nd amendment reads: No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as

Kopp Column: You're Working For The Government

I pay my taxes – do you? That makes me a government employee and you are, too. Conservatives share at least five beliefs about taxes paid to the U.S. Government. Conservatives belief #1– law-abiding citizens pay what is owed – no more, no less. That’s why you’re a government employee today. You’re working to pay

Fiscal Cliff Deal Contained $12 Billion For Continuing Wind Subsidies

You wouldn’t think that a bill which was supposedly about fixing the nation’s fiscal problems would be porked up with handouts for special interests, but you’d be wrong. The “fiscal cliff” deal was chock full of goodies, including $12 billion in continues subsidies for Big Wind: Among the leaders in this glorious formation are companies

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