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Lobbying Intensifies As Congress Considers Gas Tax Hike

Lobbying Intensifies As Congress Considers Gas Tax Hike

Opposing interest group coalitions are taking sides on a proposal to fund transportation projects by increasing the federal gas tax.

Preaching of Teaching? The Scandal of Islamic Indoctrination in Our Public Schools

Preaching of Teaching? The Scandal of Islamic Indoctrination in Our Public Schools

By Michael Greer The Luxe Hotel on Sunset Boulevard was the location for the latest American Freedom Alliance Lecture and Conference Series. Over the last few years parents across the country have become more and more concerned about the way Islam is being taught to their children. The Manhattan Beach Middle School received national attention […]

Smart Border Fence: Innovations and Developments

Smart Border Fence: Innovations and Developments

New sensing technologies provide smart fences with the capability to locate intrusion with accuracy of few meters.

Forget Coal, UK Worried SHEEP FARTS Will Kill Us All

Forget Coal, UK Worried SHEEP FARTS Will Kill Us All

Politically Incorrect Zone: The Political Elite and Us Common Folk

Politically Incorrect Zone: The Political Elite and Us Common Folk

Most congressional Democrats support strong gun control. Nothing new there, right? But one congressman in California is now sponsoring a bill to ban private citizens from owning body armor! Congressman Mike Honda’s “anti-crime” package includes two anti-gun measures, along with the body armor ban (H.R. 378). While there is no official text yet available for […]

When did Robin Hood replace Uncle Sam as our national icon?

When did Robin Hood replace Uncle Sam as our national icon?

By Phil Erwin My title refers to an analogous reference to the penchant of Democrats in general, and our current President in particular, to think that Robin Hood’s semi-mythical approach to solving economic problems – that is, robbing from the rich to give to the poor (a process now re-branded by Democrats as “wealth redistribution,” […]

State pensions improve, but members living longer

State pensions improve, but members living longer

Is it morning in California for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System? .

Survey Finds That Millennials Want to Live In the Burbs

Survey Finds That Millennials Want to Live In the Burbs

By Jennifer Felten This month, the National Association of Home Builders published a survey about housing preferences for “millennials,” those born after 1977. The survey was designed to determine if this generation wanted to live in urban settings like downtown lofts, or if they had a preference to follow in the footsteps of the majority […]

California tests 4-year community college plan

California tests 4-year community college plan

Surf City to repeal bag ban

Surf City to repeal bag ban