Who said the Cold War was over? Russians unveil new fighter jet.
This scares me: William Jacobson over at Legal Insurrection on the liberal angst regarding the Supreme Court decision a few weeks ago on the First Amendment (Citizens United). And this from NRO via Pundette:
“Our argument in the case wasn’t complicated,” says Bossie. “It was about freedom, and it ended up hinging on a very simple question: If the FEC is comfortable banning political films, like Citizens United’s Hillary: The Movie, around election time, would it also be fine with banning political books financed by corporations? The Justice Department’s attorney answered yes, the government did have the power to prohibit the publication of a book. When they admitted that, everything changed.”
“I think that answer sent a chill through the Court,” says Bossie. “It was that moment that was a catalyst for us, and gave us the opportunity to win on much bigger constitutional grounds than we anticipated. It became apparent that the government believed that they could ban anything: movies, books, pamphlets, the Kindle, you name it. It was a shocking revelation.”
Read the rest. It rather simply decimates the President’s claim that “foreign corporations” would now be able to contribute to political campaigns (that’s covered by a separate part of election law).
In other news, the only non-government owned car company posted its first profit since 2005 this week. Reminds me of this from Mike Rowe. I don’t think it’s any accident that the only company posting a profit is the only company that didn’t take a bailout.
AJ Strata has worthy read up, ”The End Of The Global Warming Madness.” Highlights:
I want to lead this post off with a reminder of two key events on the global warming front that occurred in the last 6 months. First were results from a Japanese space mission to measure Green House Gasses (GHGs), which showed America has an extremely low ‘carbon footprint’ compared to the rest of the world. We actually DO NOT produce very much of the world’s GHGs at all, coming in last among modern and near modern regions with large populations.
Second was the publication of emails from NASA GISS, which openly admit (to the brain dead press no less) there is NO SIGN of global warming in the United States of America. None. The best these alarmists can claim is it should show up in 20-40 years! It is not here now, that much they can say – scientifically.