GOP & IMMIGRATION - DAVID BIER
Openmarket.org: Diverse GOP Voices Emphasize Immigrant Contributions
Even as the Republican National Committee adopted a platform advocating strict immigration enforcement, several influential party leaders are pushing for more openness. The Texas Republican Party managed to slip a new guest worker program into the platform, and party leaders from Tea Party Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice emphasized the important contributions immigrants make to American society. > Read the full post on Openmarket.org
> Interview David Bier
REGULATION OF THE DAY - RYAN YOUNG
Openmarket.org: Returning from the Moon
It turns out that when Armstrong, Aldrin, and Michael Collins returned to Earth after the Apollo 11 mission, they actually filled out a customs form. The Atlantic recently unearthed the document. It’s hard to tell if the form was an exercise in dry humor or the crew really was required to fill it out.
It’s worth a read. The “Departure from” field is filled in with simply, “moon.” The flight routing proceeds: Cape Kennedy; moon; Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. The cargo manifest includes “moon rock and moon dust samples.” An ominous note sounds in the “Any other condition on board which lead to the spread of disease” field: a typewritten, all-caps “TO BE DETERMINED.”
One wonders if today’s astronauts still fill out customs forms when they return home. > Read the full commentary on Openmarket.org
> Interview Ryan Young
THE LIBERAL WAR ON TRANSPARENCY - CHRISTOPHER C. HORNER
CNSNews.com: Author: Journalists 'Cover Energy And Environment Subjects As Liberal Activists,' E-Mails Show
Liberals claim to support transparency in government - until conservatives start finding shady things through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
New York Times bestselling author, litigator, and Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow Chris Horner has been filing such FOIAs for years and has turned up Obama's "true plan" for cap-and-trade, a close relationship between an energy official and a Solyndra director - and more. Horner's quest for public information, labeled as "criminal" by one Obama agency head, will be detailed in his upcoming book, "The Liberal War on Transparency." > Read the CNSNews.com article by Julia Seymore
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