Commentary
U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman is making the rounds, addressing high-powered commercial, political, and academic circles to build support for the still-secret (and developing) Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive assault on America’s national sovereignty that the Obama administration is attempting to market as a trade pact.
French fighter jets struck and destroyed a logistics depot established by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on September 19, Iraqi and French officials announced.
The supposed “moderate” rebels fighting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad — self-styled jihadists whom the Obama administration and Congress plan to supply with even more support under the guise of battling the Islamic State (ISIS) — recently signed a non-aggression pact with ISIS (also known as ISIL), according to reports from human-rights groups and French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP). Lawmakers on Capitol Hill pointed to the news as yet another reason why supplying U.S. arms and support to Islamic forces to battle Islamic forces was a dangerous idea. The foreign-policy establishment, however, plans to proceed with arming and training jihadists anyway.
Thanks in large part to a last-minute political "bribe" by English leaders, voters in Scotland decided to remain in the United Kingdom.
The sound and fury in Thursday's Senate debate signified grave doubts, but it ended in a lopsided 78-22 vote in favor of President Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels for the fight against Islamic State terrorists. The House approved the plan by a 273-156 vote on Wednesday, and the measure, part of a trillion-dollar spending plan to keep the federal government operating through the end of the calendar year, is now on its way to the White House for the president's signature.
The House of Representatives passed a bill on September 17 that would require the U.S. comptroller general to make a full audit of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve banks.
So-called “Certificate Of Need” laws in the healthcare sector prevent new competitors from entering the market and reward the current dominant players. It is a corrupt cartel system that prevents innovation and competition, denies consumers choices in healthcare, and guarantees ever-rising prices.
Without congressional or constitutional authorization, this week Obama announced a plan to send 3,000 U.S. troops to West Africa, supposedly to help African governments deal with the deadly Ebola virus by imposing what amounts to medical martial law.
Small cheap robots are doing for small manufacturers what table tablets are doing for fast-food restaurants: making paychecks stretch further.
Members of Congress might feel a bit like comic Lou Costello in the famous "Who's on First" skit. 
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