President Obama bets you're tired of all that nasty austerity, even if you're not sure what the hell he's talking about. Anyway, his new proposed $4 trillion budget includes lots and lots of new spending. And, oh yes, big tax hikes, with a special eye on companies doing business overseas.
- He wants Greece's government to spend more money too. Can we just get German taxpayers to pick up the tab for everything?
- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie waded into the renewed debate over vaccination by saying public health interests should be balanced against parental choice—and then backpedaling.
- Rep. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh), a Pennsylvania state lawmaker, joined several Super Bowl betting pools and challenged state police to bust her. She acted after cops ignored the state's legalization of such fun in favor of enforcing their interpretation of federal law.
- Death sentences on 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters won thumbs-up from an Egyptian court. They were convicted for a lethal attack on a police station in 2013.
- Alaskans are a tad pissed over the White House's call for a ban on oil drilling in coastal waters.
- The head of the FCC looks poised to endorse utility-style regulation of Internet companies, potentially giving the government far greater control over what has been a free-wheeling area of life. It was nice while it lasted.
That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.
The Clemson psychology lecturer and 1996 Libertarian vice presidential candidate got 51 percent on the fourth ballot.
The ruling says the state's top health official exceeded her statutory authority by ordering "nonessential" businesses to close.
Libertarian Presidential Contender Jo Jorgensen Wants To Combine Principle With Palatable Persuasion
She sees government COVID-19 restrictions as "the biggest assault on our liberties in our lifetime."
It's full of ill-conceived and contradictory guidance.