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Mar 18, 2014

This month marks the ten-year anniversary of social media giant Facebook, highlighting a decade of enhanced connectivity unrivaled in modern history.  Water cooler conversations have moved online and people are increasingly shopping, reading news, and simply sharing life with others on social media.
But while Facebook and those that followed ushered in new methods of communication, [...]



Mar 18, 2014

By now, virtually everyone in the country who does not live or work in the White House has figured out that Obamacare is a disaster.  I have a sneaking suspicion that the President knows it as well but can’t bring himself to admit it.
Nancy Pelosi famously said that Congress needed to pass the bill in [...]

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House votes against waste

Aug 12, 2013

It is unfortunate that during a time when so many American families are struggling, we have reports of tax dollars being misused and examples of the federal government making life more difficult for hardworking Americans.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and General Services Administration (GSA) are two prime examples of what can happen when too much [...]

Another empire’s ‘bread and circuses’

Aug 10, 2013

“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.”
– John Adams
Like ancient Rome, the great American experiment with democracy is showing signs of demise. Historically, when the productive are outvoted by the parasites, it signals the decline of a country.
The Roman Empire crumbled when politicians pacified citizens with superficial forms of government handouts [...]

Stop the IRS

Aug 7, 2013

Earlier this spring, we learned about the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting of conservative groups. Case after case emerged, and finally the IRS had to admit that they were harassing and intimidating these conservative groups nationwide, and that this internal knowledge made its way all the way up to the White House. The IRS was [...]

Religious freedom isn’t free

Aug 5, 2013

Let Freedom Ring.  We cherish our freedoms in America.  We remember God who gave us our freedoms, and we remember the people who fought to protect them over the years.  One of the most important freedoms we enjoy is religious liberty.  Indeed the first amendment to our Constitution guarantees us the right to live out our [...]

Talk about a “phony” scandal: VRA and the White House

Jul 31, 2013

Over the weekend, civil rights leaders met about the SCOTUS decision that asked the Congress to come up with different criteria for Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and renderedSection 5 of the VRA moot until the Congress acts on Section 4.
The president has been travelling the country talking about “phony” scandals, this is a phony [...]

Obama pivots back to jobs—again

Jul 27, 2013

In yet another jobs speech this week, President Obama declared victory, claiming that his tax-and-spend policies have “cleared away the rubble” of the recession. He promised the beginning of a “new foundation for stronger, more durable economic growth.” Ignoring the sluggish economy, he claimed “we fought our way back.” Millions of unemployed and under-employed Americans would likely disagree.
Though [...]

Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, the discussion continues

Jul 21, 2013

I had intended for zpolitics to be a Zimmerman Free Zone.  That changed Saturday afternoon when I filled in for Mark Arum on WSB Radio.  I had a show planned out that was a Saturday afternoon kind of show.  Talk about the news of the week and do something a little lighter going into Saturday [...]

Warren Lee Hill: The Death Penalty and Georgia

Jul 15, 2013

Tonight, Warren Lee Hill is scheduled to be executed in Georgia.  The usual groups are claiming he shouldn’t be executed because of his mental capabilities.
Let’s take a look at what Warren Lee Hill did.  He was convicted to spend life in prison for the murder of his girlfriend in 1986.  In 1990, while in prison, [...]

Ron Hart: Divorce government from marriage

Jul 5, 2013

With the Supreme Court effectively ruling in favor of gay marriage, options have narrowed for its opponents. We libertarians praise the ruling, as does your nephew who TIVOs “Glee,” can never quite throw a spiral, and refers to “Top Gun” as “Oh, that volleyball movie.”
Overturning the Defense of Marriage Act comes after last year’s decision [...]

Rep. Phil Gingrey: White House delays job-killing mandate

Jul 5, 2013

The Obama administration’s announcement it will delay implementation of the employer mandate due to the enormous regulatory burden on businesses is proof positive that the law is a job-killer.
The administration’s excuse for delay was to simplify reporting requirements for small businesses, but employers haven’t been against the mandate solely due to its burdensome reporting requirements. [...]

Ron Hart: Snowden a hero or traitor?

Jun 29, 2013

While our angry and embarrassed U.S. government plays “Where’s Waldo?” trying to capture NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, the jury is still out on whether he is a hero or traitor.
It is one thing to reveal our government’s domestic secret surveillance program. It is quite another to give our intelligence to enemies around the world.
Loosely defined, [...]

DOMA and Prop 8: What Now?

Jun 28, 2013

Since at least the mid 2000s, I’ve been predicting the overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Yesterday, portions of DOMA were overturned.  Now we have created two classes of people.  Married people, same-sex or traditional, who get federal benefits and those who don’t.  Many years ago, I was criticized for saying this debate [...]