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I had the unfortunate experience a couple weeks ago to listen to Representative Don Young call in to the Rick Rydell radio show on KENI. While most of the conversation was expected, one of his comments really got my attention. Young promised that the House of Representatives would not be shutting down the government.

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It took the left a week or so to crank up the outrage machine to a fever pitch following the church shooting in South Carolina last week. Target this time around, the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, otherwise known as the Stars and Bars or the Confederate Flag. Completely forgotten have been both the dead and wounded.

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One of the recent tricks by democrats in recent elections has been to split conservative votes by funding and backing libertarian candidates in closely contested elections.

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What has Obama’s efforts to open the borders and invite in as many non-Americans into this nation done? It has invited third world plagues back into the US to play.

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We’ve had a flurry of columns in Anchorage claiming the FairTax hurts low-wage workers or benefits only the rich. The real story is a lot more positive and the low-wage worker should look forward to the replacement of the grossly unfair payroll and income taxes with the FairTax.

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Regulatory capture has taken place right now, today when a group of extremely wealthy Americans and their tax exempt foundations end up controlling a government agency – in this case, the EPA.

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We hoped here in Anchorage was that the Alaska Dispatch would improve the quality of their climate change hysteria. Sadly the new operation is a lot like the old one, with most recently a breathless piece about ocean acidification (caused once again by manmade CO2 emissions) and its impact on Alaska communities.

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EPA administrator Gina McCarthy swerved off the reservation and committed truth during her testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Wednesday. She was defending their new Clean Power Plan rule.

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As the Obama inspired and caused invasion across the Southern Border of the US continues unabated, public pushback has continued to ramp up with some most interesting and dangerous twists for the pro-immigration world.

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The Jew-hating Palestinians infesting the Gaza finally pushed Israel into a military response to their butchery after the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens were found June 30 after 18 days of searching. This butchery is in addition to firing thousands of Iranian supplied rockets into Israel over the last several months.

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If any of us needed another reminder that the US Senate is being led by a bunch of clueless demagogues comes a failed vote to overturn the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby opinion.

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Now that the IRS has demonstrated itself fully partisan in nature and wholly unaccountable, what do we do? This is not the only agency that has chosen sides in the political wars, though it is certainly the worst, as it is the agency with the most power over our daily lives (though the EPA , DHS, (In)Justice, and FDA are certainly vying for that designation).

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The Center for Immigration Studies released a report on immigration since the year 2000 late this week. The basic conclusions of the report, created using government supplied data, finds that over the last 14 years, there has been no increase in the number of Native Americans holding a job while 5.7 million immigrants hold new jobs over that period.

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Things got significantly more interesting for the IRS over the last few weeks as more facts about their serial destruction of evidence and obstruction of justice hit the proverbial fan.

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Last Friday, the IRS told House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R, MI) that they had lost two years of Lois Lerner e-mails between January 2009 – April 2011 because her computer crashed and ate them.  This is a lie.

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As it turns out, the war on carbon dioxide by the Obama regime, democrats and the leftists that make up the environmental community is also a war on the global poor. And a large carbon footprint, high carbon dioxide emissions individual and national lifestyle end up becoming perhaps the best foreign aid program we Americans have ever put into place.

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A week ago, the EPA released their so-called Clean Power Plan Rule, a 645 page monstrosity guaranteed to make electricity more expensive, less reliable, and ensure more of our hard-earned tax dollars go to friends and cronies of this regime all in the name of curbing the ravages of carbon pollution.

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What we are seeing out of the VA, is essentially a demonstration of a single payer medical system for veterans, something that has been going on for years inside the British Health Service, Canada’s Medicare, and to a lesser extent here in the US under Medicaid and Medicare. It is the future of all of us under ObamaCare.

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With great fanfare, the Obama regime released their third National Climate Assessment; this one comes in at a whopping 170 meg PDF and over 840 pages long. It is a faith-based work of science fiction that will be used to justify an endless series of large and small intrusions into our daily lives, pocketbooks, jobs and liberty for the next three years.

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Senator David Vitter (R, LA) introduced S.2156, the Regulatory Fairness act of 2014 in congress last month. The legislation is an attempt to keep the EPA from preemptively or retroactively vetoing a permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.  Lisa is supporting the legislation.  Mark claims not to know about it.

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The proposed Obama budget continues its assault on military members and retirees started a year ago during the Sequester, when for the first time in memory they targeted users and employees of the military commissary system for their special brand of loving care.

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It turns out that the science behind listing the Polar bear as threatened in 2008 was fraudulent. The models did not consider that the bears are not territorial, traveling thousands of miles in search of food. That simple fact invalidates the science behind the listing, and now the people who did the work publicly admit it.

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Environmentalism should be about stewardism rather than protectionism.

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The left has suggested that we kill the electoral college for electing our President. A few states have started a compact to ignore the election results in their state if the national popular vote favors another candidate. Either change would encourage fraud in presidential elections. I offer an amendment that strengthens the electoral vote and discourages fraud.

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This article proposes a new class of United States resident called Prospective Citizen for those who qualify for citizenship, but have not yet chosen to assume the responsibilities of a citizen. Adds some meaning to the phrase “consent of the governed” and more precisely defines who is a citizen.

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