Obama’s ‘marine protected area’ expansion: On a collision course with national security?

Priorities.

 

Standing athwart China's naval gateway to the Pacific, yelling "Save the planet!" (Bathymetric map of the Pacific Ocean. Author annotation)
Standing athwart China’s naval gateway to the Pacific, yelling “Save the planet!” (Bathymetric map of the Pacific Ocean. Author annotation)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Bundy crisis II: Sovereignty, rights, environmentalism, and the ranchers of Clark County

Killing them slowly.

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Update:  Readers, I am adding a comment from reader Jose Zapatero, which was left at a post where most of you are unlikely to see it.  It’s on point for this “Part II” post, as I think the post begins to answer some of his questions.  Here’s the exchange.

From Jose Zapatero: Continue reading “Bundy crisis II: Sovereignty, rights, environmentalism, and the ranchers of Clark County”

Nevada standoff: Yes, it’s solar-industry cronies (but NOT the Chinese)

Follow the money.

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Alt v. EPA: Score one for the good guys

Charter, exceeded.

This case is a few months old, but its outcome just came to my attention.  It’s a case brought by a West Virginia farmer, 61-year-old grandmother Lois Alt, against the EPA, which in 2011 was threatening her with thousands in daily fines for the substances rainwater might encounter in running off across her land.

Alt and her husband, Tony, run a chicken farm in Old Fields, West Virginia.  Their farm is subject to EPA regulations for “concentrated animal feeding operations” (CAFOs), which under the Clean Water Act must take measures against the contamination of local waterways with “process wastewater,” Continue reading “Alt v. EPA: Score one for the good guys”

Court-packing: Obama to succeed where FDR failed

In plain sight.

It’s sitting there as plain as the nose on your face.  The purpose of filleting the filibuster, Harry Reid’s latest contribution to the advance of mob rule, is to allow Barack Obama to pack the federal courts with ideologically sympathetic judges.

This is not a Tea Party allegation; it’s the conclusion of Mark 1-Mod 0 liberal-leaning staff writers at the major news organizations.  You’ve probably heard it yourself in the hours since Reid pushed the “nuclear” button yesterday:  “filibuster mumble mumble judiciary/justices/court mumble mumble” goes the standard media patter on the topic.  Outside of the industry-insider media in Washington, however, there is little emphasis on the specifics and meaning of the court-packing plan.

And other than on talk radio, there aren’t a lot of pundits clarifying what will be involved.  The average person’s imagination probably goes to Continue reading “Court-packing: Obama to succeed where FDR failed”