That's a lot of rules and regulations. To some extent, it's the business of Congress (being interstate commerce by definition), and I'd rather than focus on things like this than trying to regulate fantasy football games. But still, most of those proposed rules sound like they would be much better off as business decisions made by individual airlines.
Science, and especially uncertainty, are very tricky things. The truth is, we are not very certain about the true magnitude of anthropogenic climate change. The amount of data is huge, the impact of natural variables is almost entirely unknown, and only some of the mechanisms are well understood. The claimed impact of human activity on the variable we are trying to measure -- global temperature averages -- is almost certainly below the precision of the means we have to measure it.
Quite frankly, a competent high school science student could understand the problems with the claims, if they were only asked to look at them with a critical eye instead of fed propaganda.
On the one hand, Twitter is a business and if they want it to be a playpen for the Left, they can do that. On the other hand, Twitter is a publically-traded business and that means the people running the company have obligations to their shareholders that don't include destroying their business to advance their politics by pissing off half of their potential users.
On the gripping hand, respect for free speech and the refusal of ordinary businesses to take overt political sides in a culture war are both vital defenses against totalitarianism. Just because it's not government doing the censoring directly doesn't mean that a company seeking to be a platform for discussion should take sides in that discussion.
The ideals that once made America exceptional are crumbling.
It's time for the GOPe to let go of this absurd splitter stuff. Bush, Kasich, Carson, all of them need to drop out and save their PAC money for supporting the winner in the general. Honestly, Rubio should drop out too; running an amnesty candidate is pretty much certain to lose the general no matter how appealing the candidate's smile is on TV. The battle is between Cruz, a sober, serious conservative with some libertarian leanings, and Trump, a guy who might shake up the general by bringing in Democrats while destroying the party by nominating his sister to the Supreme Court.
Clinton pledges to release speeches if everyone else does too
I think this is, frankly, a desperation move. Hillary is trying to avoid releasing those transcripts by pointing at the Republicans running and demanding they also release them. But the Republicans won't -- because why help Hillary, especially if any of them have any skeletons in their Wall Street speech closets, and with so many in the field, surely someone does. So the Republicans not releasing their speeches becomes her excuse for not releasing her own. But she really needs to resolve the speech question to beat Bernie, who appears at first glance to be a true believer.
I don't think she can sell that excuse to her party's base. Not when there's a hotly contested primary. She could have pointed the finger at Bernie personally and asked him to release his speeches, but Bernie might actually be able to do that without a lot of embarrassing self-inflicted wounds.
Another 550 Clinton emails to be released over the weekend
It's amazing how emails with the potential to embarrass former Secretary of State Hillary, current Secretary of State Kerry, and President Obama himself are being continually delayed even in the face of a judge's fury.
Note that the decision to move was driven by multiple factors: 1) Taxes 2) Regulations and the cost of compliance 3) Union demands (presumably wages and benefits)
Stupid environmental regulations have a huge economic cost. So do union demands. So do taxes. All of those things add up to make the US an uncompetitive place to do manufacturing work. That's been going on for a lot longer than just under Obama, and it won't be fixed just by imposing tariffs on foreign goods. We need to cut the double-taxation of foreign profits by US companies, allowing those companies to invest in their US operations. We need to cut corporate taxes, which are currently the highest in the civilized world even ignoring the double-taxation element. We need to identify which regulations are actually necessary and eliminate those which are not. And we need to break the grip of the unions, allowing our factory workers to make their own choices between working at competitive wages or not working at all.
To the extent that tariffs play a role in this strategy, it must be based on rational concerns rather than economic protectionism. If China can manufacture a given product more cheaply than in the US because their workers will accept a lower wage, that is one thing. If they are achieving cheaper goods by ignoring environmental considerations or, to pick an example, shipping us poisonous pet food, we can and should respond to that.
New York police freak out after finding a gun owner living peacefully at home
So in all of that "arsenal", what was actually illegal? Three normal capacity magazines which New York has retroactively declared illegal to possess under the "SAFE" act. The rest appears to be not only legal but licensed under New York law. There may be fire code issues with the quantity of gunpowder and ammunition, but that's about it other than the magazines.
How did they find the "arsenal" that was so alarmingly located "near a school"?
A warrantless search of the man's home based on the fact that his firearms were legally licensed.
I've seen reports that Carson and Kasich are staying in, but I'm hoping that changes before the next set of primaries. If those two drop out, it frees up enough votes for either Rubio or Cruz to get on top of Trump. (I only favor ONE of those outcomes, but either one could end up on top depending where the voters go). I would expect most Bush votes to go to Rubio, and most Carson votes to go to Cruz... except that Carson and Trump's attacks may have damaged Cruz with Carson's voters, which would be unfortunate. God only knows where Kasich voters go; he's an establishment type of guy but I think he was occupying the "None of those guys on stage" vote since his name recognition was so low.
I continue to believe that Ted Cruz is the only candidate for serious people. He's not the only serious candidate, mind you: Trump is serious by virtue of his polls if not his behavior on a debate stage, Rubio is serious if you believe in political skills rather than issues. But if you want deep thinking, careful consideration, respect for the law and the Constitution, and the right answers rather than the popular ones, Cruz is the candidate for you.
Bob Dole ran for President against Bill Clinton when all of Clinton's scandals were coming out... and still lost. Bob Dole is so pathetic he was reduced to pitching viagra on TV. So when Bob Dole tells me that he doesn't like Ted Cruz, I think that Ted Cruz has all the right enemies.