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May
26

Steve Bannon to head Trump’s Russia War Room

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Steve BannonBannon, the former Breitbart executive whose no-holds-barred approach served Trump well in the homestretch of his presidential campaign, headed home from Trump’s foreign trip and is reportedly the quarterback of an emerging war room of high-powered lawyers, surrogates and researchers. While Bannon is poised to oversee the entire operation, the legal team being assembled is an eclectic roster of seasoned streetfighters and well-known litigators.

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Dec
17

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (The McCarran-Walter Act)

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Economic factors were relatively unimportant in the debate over the new immigration provisions. Islam, by law, is prohibited from US immigration, The Immigration and Nationality Act passed June 27, 1952 revised the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, and nationality for the United States.

That act, which became Public Law 414, established both the law and the intent of Congress regarding the immigration of Aliens to the US and remains in effect today. Among the many issues it covers, one in particular, found in Chapter 2 Section 212, is the prohibition of entry to the US if the Alien belongs to an organization seeking to overthrow the government of the United States by “force, violence, or other unconstitutional means.”

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Feb
12

Net Neutrality Is a Trojan Horse Virus Infecting the Internet
Written by C. Mitchell Shaw

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Net NeutralityLast week Tom Wheeler, chairman of the FCC, published an op-ed piece for Wired which laid out his strategy to “ensure net neutrality” by treating the Internet as a public utility and applying the same types of regulations that are used for phone and electric companies.

Many groups favor the move because of the promise of reining in irresponsible Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Net neutrality promises to protect Internet users by barring ISPs from limiting use of the Internet or charging extra fees for streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon.

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Feb
6

OMB’s Donovan: Obama Open to Gas Tax Increase
By Alexis Simendinger

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Please join us for the rally in Columbia on February 10Are you ready for a federal gas tax increase followed by a state gas tax increase? The federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money, and some senators have proposed to fix the problem by raising gas taxes. This, however, is the wrong solution because it treats the symptom, and not the underlying reason for the shortfall.

Increasing the gas tax would simply allow Congress to increase spending on often-frivolous projects that do nothing for highway travelers, with no guarantee that it would keep spending below revenues. Thus, in two or three years we would be likely to see the fund once again run out of money.

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Jan
21

New App Lets You Track Government Spending On Your Phone

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clear-bankWe all know that the federal government, whether run by Republicans or Democrats, spends and spends and then spends some more. Government has no incentive to shrink because for every worker, from the president on down, the money spent is other people’s money.

In a corporation, profit is an incentive towards efficiency, but not so in government. Moreover, in a corporation, you have the shareholders breathing down your neck to make sure you’re doing what you can to maximize profit.

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Jan
13

Your Brain on FED LED ED: Where Did It Go?
by Lauren Martel – Chief Legal Correspondent

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Dont JustTeach-Give Kids A ChanceAre we creating an environment of curriculum and methodology of training that nurtures the idea—You are unique—just like everyone else?

What is the Original purpose of education? I grew up in a home where the Socratic method was encouraged, meaning we learned by asking questions.

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