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Tuesday
Dec022014

ALG's Daily Grind - EPA in the crosshairs of new Republican majority 

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Dec. 1, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

EPA in the crosshairs of new Republican majority
The front lines of the Administration's alarmist war on coal literally hits home for the new incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who during the campaign promised to "do whatever I can to get the EPA reined in." 

Five defunds Congress can take up right now
The Internet giveaway, HUD's federal takeover of local zoning rules, NLRB quickie elections and more! 

Calhoun: The return of the Greenspan conundrum
Alhambra Investment Partners CEO Joseph Calhoun notes that just because the Fed raises its policy rate does not mean that market-based interest rates are going to budge.

  

Dec. 1, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

EPA in the crosshairs of new Republican majority
The front lines of the Administration's alarmist war on coal literally hits home for the new incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who during the campaign promised to "do whatever I can to get the EPA reined in."

Five defunds Congress can take up right now
The Internet giveaway, HUD's federal takeover of local zoning rules, NLRB quickie elections and more!

Calhoun: The return of the Greenspan conundrum
Alhambra Investment Partners CEO Joseph Calhoun notes that just because the Fed raises its policy rate does not mean that market-based interest rates are going to budge.

 

Friday
Sep262014

ALG's Daily Grind - If Republicans run as Republicans they will win 

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Sept. 26, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

If Republicans run as Republicans they will win
Conservative voters who have traditionally been amongst the most likely people to vote out of a sense of civic responsibility are disgusted with the Republican Party. The good news for the establishment is that conservatives want to forgive them for their attacks.   

Holder resigns as judge orders Fast and Furious documents released
As Eric Holder stands down as Attorney General, federal judge stands against dramatic expansion of the executive privilege doctrine, which was only supposed to extend to the President's top advisors — not low-level Justice Department officials whose actions got a Border Patrol agent and hundreds of Mexicans killed.

Obama anti-energy nominee thwarted
Rhea Sun Suh withdraws nomination for assistant secretary of the Interior over the National Park Service (NPS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

Provost: Support Rush Limbaugh advertisers this Christmas
"The leftist conspiracy to destroy Rush Limbaugh is not only another wake up call for Conservatives but an opportunity to fight back by buying from Rush's advertisers."

 

Wednesday
May072014

Manchester Republicans - Manchester GOP Candidate Forum & Cake Auction this Saturday 5/10!! 

 

GOP CANDIDATE FORUM
 · CAKE AUCTION
Saturday, May 10th
 · 1:00pm
St. Paul's Church, 335 Smyth Road, Manchester
 
1:15  Karen Testerman
1:30  Frank Guinta
1:45  Jim Adams
2:00  Walt Haverstein
2:15  Dan Innis
2:30  Bob Smith
2:45  Bob Burns
3:00  Brendan Kelly
3:15  Jim Rubens
3:30  Andrew Hemingway
3:45  Cake Auction
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Bid on one of a dozen or more delectable cakes...
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Friday
Feb282014

ALG's Daily Grind - Fox News and Republican electoral gains cited in 2010 FCC study

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Media content monitoring modus operandi at agency.

Feb. 27, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—An Americans for Limited Government review of prior Federal Communications Commission (FCC) studies on media ownership has revealed that media content monitoring is a regular practice at the agency, with one 2010 study even citing Fox News and its impact on Republican electoral gains in selected districts.

"FCC Media Study No. 9: A Theoretical Analysis of the Impact of Local Market Structure on the Range of Viewpoints Supplied," published by the agency in 2011 authored by Isabelle Brocas, Juan D. Carrillo, and Simon Wilkie in its literature review referenced a 2006 study, "The Fox News Effect" on the political, electoral impact of Fox News in certain regions.

The 2010 FCC study summarized the findings: "indeed there is an impact of the Fox News introduction resulting in a somewhat higher vote for the Republican candidates than would be expected."

Overall the agency considered how media ownership shapes content and in turn political outcomes: "the ownership of media outlets matters viz-a-viz viewpoint, and that the informational content of a media market can have an effect on how people make decisions such as choosing whether or not to vote and, when they do, who to vote for."

"Why is the FCC concerned with how media ownership shapes political outcomes, voting behavior, and viewpoint diversity?" asked Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens.

The FCC study's literature review referenced another report that found that Washington Post subscribers were 8 percent more likely to vote for the Democrat candidate for governor than Washington Times subscribers.

"We conclude the FCC has as a powerful interest in examining the relationship between ownership structure and market performance, in terms of the efficiency of transmission of information and the diversity of viewpoints in the market," the report stated.

Mehrens questioned the agency's mission on its face: "With its long history of monitoring media content and its recent foray into newsrooms, it is time for Congress to finally put an end to the FCC's content evaluation programs and viewpoint diversity mission. The federal government has no business in trying to dictate diversity in the 21st Century media environment that includes traditional and new media sources that were never imagined when the agency was formed."

"The FCC is supposed to sell spectrum and they should stick to that," he added, concluding, "With satellite, Internet and streaming technologies, and the ability to transmit today practically limitless, a monopoly on the dissemination of ideas is impossible. The original justification for the agency is now antiquated. There is no legitimate government interest in monitoring media content and viewpoint diversity to control media ownership."

Of the ten such studies on media ownership that were issued in 2010 by the FCC, at least six looked directly at content or content-based metrics, market preferences, the prevalence of programming for minorities, the implications of national news coverage versus local, and other criteria in determining whether stations were viewpoint diverse enough.

Similar studies were conducted in 2006, and every four years before that.

Every four years the FCC is required to produce "limits on the number of broadcast stations (radio and TV) an entity can own, as well as limits on the common ownership of broadcast stations and newspapers… [and] to determine whether the rules are in the public interest and to repeal or modify any regulation it determines does not meet this criteria," according to the agency's website.

In that context, the agency regularly conducts studies on media ownership and how it affects viewpoint diversity. The 2014 review will not be completed until next year.

To view online: http://getliberty.org/fox-news-and-republican-electoral-gains-cited-in-2010-fcc-study/

Attachments:

"Why did the FCC pull its multi-market study monitoring newsroom content?" By ALG Senior Editor Robert Romano, Feb. 27, 2014, at http://netrightdaily.com/2014/02/fcc-pull-multi-market-study-monitoring-newsroom-content/

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

 

Thursday
Jul182013

ALG's Daily Grind - Senate Republicans capitulate

July 17, 2013

Senate Republicans capitulate

16 Republicans senators advise and concede the filibuster on executive nominees.

Justice for America?

The Department of Justice seems to have some incredibly misplaced priorities if it believes the Zimmerman case that has proven to be impossible to prove on the facts is a better use of time than the many scandals that have broken the American trust in government. 

Score one for property rights

Elena Kagan's dissent in Koontz v. St. Johns River Management: Majority opinion "threatens to subject a vast array of land-use regulations, applied daily in states and localities throughout the country, to heightened constitutional scrutiny." Yes. Exactly.

Pelerin: More government lies on debt ceiling

The national debt has somehow stood at $16.699 trillion for 56 straight days even as the Fed continues to purchase $1.48 billion of treasuries a day.