French police officials continue their search for the gunmen—assumed to be Muslim fundamentalist terrorists—who murdered 12 people at the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. (Note: three arrests have reportedly been made.)
- Republican governors nursing national aspirations find themselves simultaneously battling their own legislatures—even those controlled by fellow GOP members.
- After years of accusing his opposition of obstructionism, President Obama has decided that the same tactic is a swell idea now that his Democrats are a minority in both houses of Congress.
- In Maryland, Frederick County Councilman Kirby Delauter (pictured) threatened to sue news media that use his name or referred to him without his permission, thereby guaranteeing ample coverage. In response, the Frederick News-Post abandoned usual editorial page sanctimony for mockery, including an acrostic spelling his name.
- Astronomers say they've identified several more Earth-like planets in other solar systems. The IRS is attempting to identify any lifeforms who can be tapped for taxes under creative interpretations of FATCA.
- California drivers, already milked at the pumps, are now paying a global warming tax. That'll make you hot under the collar.
- Forget the college kids—it's middle-aged men drinking themselves to death. Yeah, well, we have good reason to drink.
Kamala Harris Does Not Understand Why the Constitution Should Get in the Way of Her Gun Control Agenda
The presidential contender conspicuously fails to explain the legal basis for her plan to impose new restrictions by executive fiat.
This is bending the Lanham Act until it nearly breaks
The black market still dominates. And more enforcement and fines aren’t going to fix it.
The "assault weapons" that the presidential contender wants to confiscate are not especially deadly, but the symbolism of that policy is poisonous.