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ALG's Daily Grind - The 'unbelievably small' president 

Sept. 10, 2013

The 'unbelievably small' president

Obama is "pretty confident" Assad's regime fired the chemical weapons.

Cartoon: Hippy-crite

Secretary of State Kerry: Syria will be an "unbelievably small, limited kind of effort."

House Republicans plot to roll back sequester to pass Syria war resolution

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Buck McKeon in interview with Bill Gertz on rolling back sequester: "I have the most leverage right now than I'm ever going to have."

Ball, Borger, and Greenwald: How U.S. and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

"The NSA spends $250m a year on a program which, among other goals, works with technology companies to 'covertly influence' their product designs" to break encryption on the Internet used in email and other forms of private communication.


ALG's Daily Grind - Will Obama act in Syria without Congress?

Sept. 9, 2013

Will Obama act in Syria without Congress?

"I do not believe that I was required to take this to Congress."

Green policies increase forest fire damage

With so many federal reports containing no data — only conclusions put forth by another scientist — there is no way to debate, debunk, or disprove the underlying facts.

Time to shed some light on phony federal 'science'

Federal decision-making must be based on the best data, not just the best data "available."

Feinberg: Millennials have nothing to celebrate when it comes to employment

"Only 43.6 percent of young adults held a full-time job in June, a nearly four-percent decline from the same time last year."


ALG's Daily Grind - Bill Clinton scolds states for not implementing Obamacare exchanges

Sept. 6, 2013

Bill Clinton scolds states for not implementing Obamacare exchanges

Former President Bill Clinton says states not implementing exchanges are "leaving money on the table," but under Obamacare, states that do not set up their own exchanges will simply default to a federal exchange that will dispense subsidies.

Cartoon: Obama's red line

Is American credibility abroad in decline?

Reprint: Labor force participation continues to drop

If the aging Baby Boomers are the reason labor force participation is dropping, why is labor force participation among those 65 years old and above increasing instead of decreasing?

Bentivolio: Why this veteran opposes war with Syria

Michigan Republican Congressman: "Whoever wins this war will not be affectionate toward the United States."



ALG's Daily Grind - Is Obama risking a wider regional war in Syria?

Sept. 5, 2013

Is Obama risking a wider regional war in Syria?

Assad: "Nobody knows what will happen. Everyone will lose control of the situation when the powder keg explodes. Chaos and extremism will spread. There is a risk of regional war."

Editorial: Back of the bus

Holder-led Justice Department sues to block black students in Louisiana from using school vouchers to attend private schools will somehow undermine desegregation of schools in Louisiana.

BBC: Power cut leaves most of Venezuela without electricity

"The opposition says the government of Mr Chavez and his successor, Nicolas Maduro, may have spent billions of dollars on programmes to garner votes from the poor but has failed to invest in the upkeep and expansion of the electrical grid to meet growing demand."


ALG's Daily Grind - The enslaving government health care 'right' 

Sept. 3, 2013

The enslaving government health care 'right'

The basic premise of those who believe that health care is a right is that the man or woman who spent their teens and twenties training to be able to provide patient's the best possible medical treatment effectively becomes the slaves of the state due to the importance of their work.

Shrinking imports in Q2 bearish indicator for outlook

Revised GDP shows trade deficit narrowed in the second quarter, but that could mean the global economy is slowing down.

Still time to keep the pledge to defund Obamacare

The Pledge to America in 2010: "We will fight efforts to fund the costly new health care law." Did House Republicans mean it?

Vedder: College costs will keep rising under Obama plan

Obama proposes to ignore or worsen the root cause of much of the explosion in student costs: the federal financial assistance programs that encourage schools to raise costs and that haven't achieved their goals of providing college access to low-income Americans.