1. Wayne Allyn Root: To Defeat Obama in 2012, Tell the Story of Chicago's Decline
2. Dave Bego: California SEIU Members Score Multiple Victories over "SEIU 1%"
3. Will McAndrew: Fracking Creates Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs
4. Sarah Stern: Analysis: The Egyptian Elections
To Defeat Obama in 2012, Tell the Story of Chicago's Decline
Chicago is like Kryptonite to Obama. It is poison to the story that Obama paints of 'hope and change' - because the Windy City itself is in decay and collapsing - not just economically, but morally. It is descending into the violence and poverty of a third world nation. It is the story that Obama cannot run away from. Chicago is his city. It is his foundation. It is the love of his life. But the results are more like the curse of his life. Obama’s Chicago is what we never want America to become. Chicago is the American nightmare. Obama denies Kenya and expects us to take him at his word. But he doesn’t deny Chicago. He embraces Chicago. He is proud of Chicago. And therein lies the key to beating Obama. [more...]
California SEIU Members Score Multiple Victories over "SEIU 1%"
By Dave Bego
Last week was a bad week for the SEIU Big Labor Bosses (or as Mariam the Mighty refers to them, the "SEIU 1%"). Mariam, whose fight against SEIU intimidation and misuse of membership dues is chronicled in The Devil at Our Doorstep, has firsthand knowledge of SEIU abuses. Mariam works for the State of California, and is an SEIU member who recently won a court case forcing the SEIU to allow her to audit its financial records in an attempt to expose the SEIU’s misuse of membership dues for non-germane purposes, such as political contributions. Supporting the California court’s decision, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 7-2 decision this past Thursday, affirming that adequate notice and opportunity to vote down fee increases for political purposes must be given, which in effect finds the union thug financing scheme illegal. [more...]
Fracking Creates Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs
A report that was commissioned by America’s National Gas Alliance has been released, which shows that as many as 1.5 million new U.S. jobs will be created by a new technology called fracking (hydraulic fracturing) and horizontal drilling, which have been able to take previously tapped resources and unlock hidden natural gas and oil deposits. These technologies have given a major boom to our oil production and have enabled the industry to get more out of less. In 2010, over 288,222 jobs were created in Texas utilizing this unconventional natural gas drilling technique. In Louisiana, over 81,022 jobs were created. Another 22,773 were created in California. Remember that when jobs are created in the oil and gas industry everyone benefits including suppliers, contractors and jobs created when those folks spend their paychecks at restaurants, malls, auto dealerships, etc. Efforts to stop horizontal drilling and fracking altogether are misguided. America’s economic and energy problems are real, and we have a viable, environmentally conscious solution in Natural Gas. We just have to use it. [more...]
Analysis: The Egyptian Elections
This past weekend, Mohammad Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was declared the winner in the Egyptian Presidential elections. This is a watershed event. The Muslim Brotherhood is a radical Islamist group that was founded in 1928 by Hassan al Banna, a devotee of Adolf Hitler. For eighty four years it has been a goal of the Muslim Brotherhood to turn Egypt into an Islamist state, and to be able to spread the flag of Islam throughout the world. Many people have called this, "a milestone for Egyptian democracy." Nothing could be further from the truth. This is as much a milestone for democracy in Egypt as the voting in of Hamas is a milestone for democracy in Gaza, or the voting in of Hitler was a milestone for democracy in Nazi Germany. [more...]