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Democrats Have Flexible Principles When It Comes To Gun Control

Democrats Have Flexible Principles When It Comes To Gun Control

In terms of the national debate over gun control, Democrats are very much for expanding the regulation of gun ownership and restricting access to guns and ammunition. But when it comes to winning elections Democrats, it seems, are a lot more pliable on the issue. Case in point, Senator Mark Pryor’s efforts to get re-elected

Cramer: New Federal Fracking Rules Would "Threaten The Nature Of Our Thriving Energy Economy"

The Obama administration unveiled today a draft of the first ever federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing. The Interior Department unveiled a revised proposal Thursday to regulate the oil-and-gas development known as “fracking” when it occurs on federal and Indian lands. It’s Interior’s second swing at the delayed rules for hydraulic fracturing after the department in

Here Come The Annual Spring Gas Price Conspiracy Theories

It’s spring time. That means we’re entering the summer driving season, and increased demand typically drives up fuel prices. And thanks to gas prices being one of the most visible economic metrics – heck, the prices are posted on signs along every road in America – people get upset when the prices go up. We’re

Feds Demand Plans For 3D Printed Gun Be Pulled From The Internet

They can make the demand, but can they really hope to control the information? I mean, the federal government also wants people to stop pirating Game of Thrones online too, but they haven’t been able to put much of a dent in peer-to-peer sharing. On Thursday, Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson received a letter from

The Problem With Health Care In America In A Nutshell

This passage from an Associated Press article about wildly disparate prices charged by hospitals for the same treatments and procedures sums up in a nutshell the entire problem with health care in America: There are vast disparities nationally. The average charges for joint replacement range from about $5,300 at an Ada, Okla., hospital to $223,000

Another Government Backed Automaker, With a Twist, Goes Bust

This one was actually a two-fer of government social engineering, green and “uniquely designed to meet or exceed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines.”  Ah yes, the wheelchair-accessible way to save the planet.  I can just see Pavlovian grins stretching ear to ear on progressive faces everywhere. Alas, it was not to be. Another alternative

Hoeven, Heitkamp Vote To Make Internet Shopping More Expensive

The US Senate just passed the misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act on a 69-27 vote. Both of North Dakota’s Senators, John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, voted for the bill which allows states to collect sales taxes from online retailers even if they have no physical presence in the state in question and thus use none of

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Taxing Online Sales Would Boost North Dakota Sales Tax Revenues By Less Than 1%

Senator Heidi Heitkamp recently used her first speech on the floor of the US Senate to call for a massive expansion of state taxing authority that would cost online shoppers billions upon billions in new taxes every year by allowing states to collect sales taxes from online retailers with no physical presence within their borders.

Stupid: Williams-Sonoma Stops Selling Pressure Cookers in Massachusetts After Boston Bombing

The bomb used at the Boston Marathon was a “pressure cooker bomb,” a form of improvised explosive device used routinely in the middle east according to reports. So now, Williams-Sonoma isn’t going to ship any more of their pressure cookers to Massachussets. Because only terrorists use pressure cookers? Following the Boston Marathon bombing last Monday

Why Did North Dakota's Ag Commissioner Pick A Fight Over Raw Milk?

The North Dakota House today voted to approve an amendment to what was otherwise a routine rubber-stamping of federal dairy regulations originating in the Senate which would begin the regulation of cow-sharing programs. Under current law, milk producers cannot sell raw milk directly, but a loophole allows people to drink milk from a cow they

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