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Marijuana, tobacco, treated very differently by the government

When it comes to tobacco and marijuana, public policies appear headed in contradictory directions. For years, candy cigarettes have been criticized as providing children a gateway to tobacco smoking. In similar fashion, the federal government banned ...

The Ranch Davidians

When the government moved to seize Cliven Bundy's cattle for his failure to pay grazing fees on public land, a growing group of supporters came to his defense -- literally. On April 12, after a tense and heated standoff with them, heavily armed feder ...

Militiamen make their presence felt in protest of BLM livestock grab

BUNKERVILLE -- The militiamen rolled in to draw a line in the dirt. About 70 miles northeast of Las Vegas, they set up camp on a sun-baked patch of land next to a bend in the Virgin River, keeping supplies -- like rucksacks and sleeping bags -- in ne ...

Weak congressmen and feckless judges empower Obama

It's easy to blame President Obama for dereliction of duty when he pulls out his pen to sign an executive order imposing sweeping environmental regulations or gun control without engaging Congress. A few senators and congressmen wave their fists, thi ...

Americans want a nation that works

"As governors, as state leaders, we're more optimistic than our friends in Washington. We're not just against something. We're laying out a plan, laying out a vision. You don't just sit back and nick the other side - you've got to lay out a plan." Th ...

Convicted killer complains state is too slow in providing his sex-change operation

Lawyers for transsexual wife-killer Michelle Kosilek, who this month won a federal court decision in support of a taxpayer-funded sex-change operation, say the Department of Correction has been too slow in scheduling the surgery and want a judge to p ...

Government meddles into too many things

Is today's government dysfunctional? Of course. But not because it can't get things done. The problem is that it does so many things that it shouldn't. Happiness, prosperity and innovation aren't gifts from politicians. They are achievements of the f ...

Defending the right of states to define marriage

To the casual observer, the Supreme Court seems to have given its stamp of approval to same-sex marriage, and both Congress and the states have been trumped in the matter. The casual observer would be wrong, though. Setting marriage law and policy re ...

A resolution for NYC government

The tradition of making a New Year's resolution to lose weight, kick the smoking habit or exercise more shouldn't be limited to mere men and women keen on self-improvement. Now more than ever, the government should resolve to slim down and become mor ...

Why were PA drivers pulled over and pressured to give cheek swabs?

A private firm with a federal contract -- and backed up by city police -- forced motorists off Laurel Street and into a private parking lot Friday to question them about their driving habits and ask for a swab of their mouth. "I feel this incident is ...


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