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Friday
Aug302013

ALG's Daily Grind - Can Obama go to war in Syria without Congress? 

August 29, 2013

Can Obama go to war in Syria without Congress?

Obama in 2008: "The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack."

Cartoon: I have an agenda

Obama speaks on the National Mall on the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.

As UFCW attempts D.C. Walmart shutdown, Canadian local bolts

United Food and Commercial Workers groups push DC's Mayor Gray to sign a bill effectively banning Walmart, while stores in Canada decertify the UFCW.

El-Erian: The Fed and the emerging markets peril

Quantitative easing here caused inflation overseas.

Thursday
Aug292013

ALG's Daily Grind - A time for choosing 

August 28, 2013

A time for choosing

Today Republican leaders face a stark choice on Obamacare — about whether to fight, or to surrender.

New federal rule allows economic costs to be hidden

U.S. Fish and Wildlife on economic impact of setting aside almost 14 million acres, a land mass larger than the combined states of New Hampshire and Vermont: "only a fraction of the overall proposed revised [land] designation will result in more than incremental, minor administrative costs."

Environmentalists want you powerless

The power plant closures are coming!  The power plant closures are coming!  The power plant closures are coming!

Ashby: 5 reasons why a constitutional convention is a better idea than just electing more Republicans

"The unorthodox process seems impractical at first — it's never been used, it's off the mainstream political radar, few people even know it exists, etc. — but a closer look reveals transformative advantages over the prevailing political strategies of the day."

Wednesday
Aug282013

ALG's Daily Grind - Will Greece default on another ?10 billion to creditors?

August 27, 2013

Will Greece default on another €10 billion to creditors?

Greek Finance Minister: "If there is need for further support to Greece, it will be in the order of about 10 billion euros."

Cartoon: The ungrateful prisoner

At the Hotel Obama, you can check out any time you'd like, but you can never leave.

As real temperatures subside, the IPCC heats up the fight

New UN report: "human influence on climate caused more than half of the observed increase in global average surface temperature from 1951 to 2010."

Foster: The era of easy money is over

"This decline in credit creation during the dog days of summer should not be, in and of itself, too troubling, but it is consistent with an emerging trend of decelerating credit growth."

Tuesday
Aug272013

ALG's Daily Grind - Time for GOP to deliver a crushing blow to Obamacare 

August 26, 2013

Wilson on Fox: Time for GOP to deliver a crushing blow to Obamacare

Republicans must strip Obamacare from the upcoming appropriations measure — and reject any effort by the Senate to re-insert it, forcing Obama and his allies to either accept a spending plan that does not contain Obamacare funding — or shut down the government in protest.

Why are foreigners dumping treasuries?

From the end of March through June, foreigners dumped $124 billion of U.S. treasuries after increasing assets for 15 months straight, according to data compiled by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Al Gore's mind

Why didn't Ezra Klein ask former Vice President obvious questions about the failure of the earth to warm for the past fifteen years as he and his cronies have predicted in his exclusive interview?

Evans Pritchard: Emerging market rout threatens wider global economy

"The $9 trillion accumulation of foreign bonds by the rising powers of Asia, Latin America and the emerging world risks going into reverse as one country after another is forced to liquidate holdings to shore up its currency, threatening to inflict a credit shock on the global economy."

Saturday
Aug242013

ALG's Daily Grind - Don't fall for House leadership's Obamacare salt lick for suckers 

August 23, 2013

Don't fall for House leadership's Obamacare salt lick for suckers

House leaders promise that if conservatives will just allow the funding bill — the continuing resolution — to pass with Obamacare funding in it, they will somehow link "changes" to the hated socialized medicine law to the debt-ceiling increase that will be brought up before the end of the year.

The Dept. of Labor leaves no good deed unpunished

When the Department of Labor analyzed the hiring practices at VF Jeanswear's Winston-Salem, NC, plant in 2006, parsing exactly how many people of which gender and ethnic group can be working in any given company based on community demographics found evidence of mass discrimination — against white people.

Global warming is 'cool, man!'

We have clean air. We have clean water. We need jobs.

Video: Obamacare auto dealers' dilemma

The Obamacare employer mandate is hitting auto dealers hard.