Monday, January 19, 2015

David Horowitz's West Coast Retreat March 6-8, 2015

David Horowitz's West Coast Retreat will be held March 6-8, 2015 at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, California.
Confirmed speakers thus far: David Horowitz, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Congressman Louie Gohmert, Ben Shapiro, Andrew Klavan, Bruce Thornton, Ralph Peters, Victor Davis Hanson, Bill Whittle, Jeremy Boreing, Jay Cost, Robert Spencer, Steven Emerson and Michael Ramirez
Reservations: 866-802-8000.
For registration and program details, please contact Michael Finch at (818) 849-3470 ext. 212 or email at mfinch@horowitzfreedomcenter.org.

See the complete invitation at: www.WestCoastRetreat.org.

47 Changes to ObamaCare...so far

By one count, more than 46 significant changes already have been made to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: at least 28 that President Obama has made unilaterally, 16 that Congress has passed and the president has signed, and 2 by the Supreme Court.
Read the complete story at: The Galen Institute.

One in Two Large Employers Unprepared to Fully Comply With the Affordable Care Act

More than half of large employers (1,000+ employees) are unprepared to comply with all ACA regulatory requirements.
Read the complete story at: www.marketwatch.com.


(Hat tip: www.obamacarereporter.com)

Obamacare Winners and Losers

This Week's Health Policy News Roundup Curated by Jane M. Orient, M.D. of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.
Read the complete story at: http://www.aapsonline.org.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

12 Murdered for Exercising Freedom of Speech in Paris

Unlike so many of the supposedly "edgy" "satirists" on this side of the Atlantic, congratulating themselves on their transgressive "bravery" at one back-slapping awards ceremony after another, the editors, writers and cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo were genuinely brave - and paid for it with their lives.

Read the complete article by Mark Steyn at www.SteynOnline.com.

Ukraine Goes Dark

The sovereign nation of Ukraine has been the 2nd most important source of traffic to this site after the United States over its 9 year history. For the past month or more, it has not registered in the top 10.
It it not a stretch to imagine that the former soviet satellite is home to many freedom-loving people who sought out sources like this one to inform, guide and inspire them; but that now that they have fallen under Vladimir Putin's censor, they are unable to get past the prison firewall.
Perhaps we flatter ourselves here to think that we are that important. But if true, it is another terrifying sign of the decline of liberty and rise of tyranny around the world today.
Please send corroborating or contradictory stories to HHCapitalism@gmail.com.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

The Best Presentation of the Founding Fathers of the United States

The best lecture ever given on the Founding Fathers of the United States, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution... is in Spanish, presented by José Piñera at the Universidad Francisco Marronquin in Guatemala in 2010, to an audience of students from all over Latin America.
Piñera is the former finance minister of Chile who, inspired and advised by the Nobel Prize-winning American economist Milton Friedman, reformed the Chilean social security system into one of individual, privately owned accounts; whose success has been immitated around the world from Mexico to Poland (if only it could reach the USA!). His reform bill was passed on November 4, 1980, the same day that Ronald Reagan was elected President of the United States, and implemented beginning on May 1 (May Day, a.k.a. 'Communist Day') 1981.
If you understand Spanish, or have hispanic friends and acquaintances who want to understand our great nation better, recommend they watch this. Even if you don't understand Spanish, listen and watch anyway. The clues you will pick up will amaze you. For example, how do you say "We hold these truths to be self-evident"? "Sostenemos que estas verdades son evidentes en si mismos..."
Read more and watch it here: Los Principios Fundamentales de Estados Unidos.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

President's Inner Circle Conceded Obamacare Rationing

Jonathan Gruber was not alone.
Read the complete story at: World Net Daily.

Obama economic surge built on doctored data

ShadowStats.com econometrician John Williams argues that the developing White House narrative of “the strongest economic growth in a decade” is nonsense.
Read the complete story by Jerome Corsi at: World Net Daily.

Video: The ObamaCare Battle

A panel discussion “The ObamaCare Battle” featuring Michael Reagan, Tom Fitton and Larry Kawa took place at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s 20th Anniversary Restoration Weekend.
See the complete story at: FrontPageMag.com.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

‘Muslim Reformers’: Forever Talking the Talk, Never Walking the Walk

Due to its rarity, it’s always notable whenever a top Islamic leader publicly acknowledges the threat of Islamic radicalism and terror. And yet, such denunciations never seem to go beyond words—and sometimes not even that.
Read the complete article by Raymond Ibrahim at: FrontPageMag.com.

Increasing Economic Growth Means Shrinking the Size and Scope of Government

Once the level of total government spending as a percentage of GDP reaches a tipping point, additional expansion crowds out private productive investment and slows economic growth. Economic freedom is diminished and private exchange opportunities are lost.
Read the complete article by James A. Dorn at: The Cato Institute.

If the Supreme Court Breaks Obamacare, Will Republicans Fix It?

If the justices strike down the law’s subsidies, voters will demand a fix. But who in Congress is going to give?
Read the complete story at: National Journal.

(Hat tip: www.obamacarereporter.com)

Video: The ObamaCare Battle

A panel discussion “The ObamaCare Battle” featuring Michael Reagan, Tom Fitton and Larry Kawa took place at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s 20th Anniversary Restoration Weekend.
See the complete story at: FrontPageMag.com.

Public Turning Against Democrats On Education

As recently as 2012, voters trusted Democrats over Republicans on education by 25 percentage points or more. Now, that advantage has shrunk to only eight points.
Read the complete story at: California Political Review.

Tortured Reasoning

If you knew that there was a hidden nuclear time bomb planted somewhere in New York City -- set to go off today -- and you had a captured terrorist who knew where and when, would you not do anything whatever to make him tell you where and when? Would you pause to look up the definition of "torture"?
Read the complete article by Thomas Sowell at: Townhall.com.

He’s Mad as Hell, Files to Open Rare New Bank

Bill Greiner is fed up with banks. But instead of quietly seething or complaining to customer service, the 48-year-old is taking a more radical approach: He is trying to launch his own lender.
Read the complete story at: The Wall Street Journal.

Small businesses dropping insurance coverage due to Obamacare

With insurance rates rising, many small businesses of fewer than 50 employees are opting to drop their coverage and have workers purchase their insurance through the Obamacare website.
Read the complete story by Rick Moran at: AmericanThinker.com.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Howard Hyde's 2nd Appearance on California Edition TV

Brad Pomerance interviews Howard Hyde on the 2014 election results on the California Channel.
Watch the YouTube video at: http://youtu.be/yVpG57s5Kj4.

Prior interview on California Edition, discussing Obamacare: http://youtu.be/XM1DoKwxVqE.

California’s Water Blockage

The White House threatens to veto even modest drought relief.
Read the complete story at: The Wall Street Journal.

Regnery’s 2014 Book Gift Guide

In the department of "We-don't-get-paid-for-this-but-we-should", here's a shameless plug for an outstanding publisher's current lineup. Personal favorite: 'The Undocumented Mark Steyn'.
Read the complete story at: www.Regnery.com.

Ivy League Professors, Staff Donated Mostly to Democrats in 2014

Employees at Ivy League schools donated more than $2 million in the 2014 election cycle, largely favoring liberal candidates, committees and causes.
Read the complete story Kathryn Watson at: The Daily Signal.

Adding to the Lies Obamacare Supporters have told us

Here are eight of the most brazen from Prof. Gruber and his bosses.
Read the complete story by David Hogberg at: The American Spectator.

Obamacare blamed for killing hospitals

Eighteen acute-care hospitals across the United States shut their doors in 2013.
Read the complete story by Paul Bremmer at: World Net Daily.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Correction officers’ union claims ObamaCare will bankrupt them

The union representing the New York City's correction officers has quietly filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, claiming ObamaCare will bankrupt its health-care fund.
Read the complete story at: The New York Post.

(Hat tip: www.obamacarereporter.com)

The Many Failures of Single Payer

Vermont’s struggle to implement single-payer health care shouldn’t be a surprise. Such systems are failing to deliver affordable, quality care all over the world. And ordinary citizens are starting to notice.
Read the complete story by Sally Pipes at: NationalReview.com.

Texanomics vs. Taxifornia

When conservatives and liberals talk about Texas, they are talking about two different things. Conservatives think Texas is important because its booming economy shows how limited government, low taxes and light regulation can create prosperity. Liberals, by contrast, see Texas as the poster child for conservatives’ refusal to provide a sufficient safety net for the poor.
Read the complete review of Richard Parker's book 'Lone Star Nation' by John Daniel Davidson at: The Wall Street Journal.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The Protecting the Integrity of Medicare Act (PIMA) of 2014

A bipartisan bill has been introduced by House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Member Jim McDermott (D-WA).
Read the complete story at: The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPSOnline.org).

Howard Hyde appears TODAY on California Edition TV

Howard Hyde on California Edition with Brad Pomerance, discussing the results of the November 4 2014 election.

Thursday, December 4 2014 at 8:00AM, repeated at 8:00PM on The California Channel (in Southern California, Channel 177 on Time Warner Cable).

Sunday, December 7 2014 at 5:00AM on KDOC (Channel 56 on Dish Network)

Previous (October 2014) interview on the same show, discussing Obamacare, is availabe on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/XM1DoKwxVqE

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Renewables Not Renewable

Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, not the key driver of global warming or climate change, but a boon to all plants (and thus all life). It is clean and green.
Read the complete story at: AmericanThinker.com.