February 13, 2014 Leave a comment
The Ring is a new feature at PracticalPoliticking that will be used for shorter blog hits, quick commentary, links to especially prescient videos, and that sort of thing. Below are the three posts I’ve made there so far.
The conservative website Washington Free Beacon has a video up highlighting the refusal of most mainstream media outlets to mention WFB’s name this week. Of course, the Free Beacon made headlines with its story on Hillary Clinton, using the words of one of her best friends.
The report doesn’t exactly present the former Secretary of State in a flattering light, which is probably the reason MSNBC and others couldn’t bring themselves to mention by name the very popular site that actually ran the story.
Bill Press, over at The Hill, argues today that the only reason we aren’t getting comprehensive immigration reform this year is because, in his words, “Republicans are wimps.”
I argue that he’s only half right.
A couple of days ago the Heritage Foundation’s Foundry ran a good short piece on seven times President Obama threw off the shackles of the antiquated theory of separated powers and declared “I can do whatever I want.”
The implication being, of course, that a silly thing like checks and balances and the pesky fact that Congress is a co-equal branch of government with the Executive won’t stop him from forcing politically-beneficial executive orders on businesses and families across the nation.
The article was well timed, as it turned out, since just last night the President signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for federally-contracted workers starting in 2015 to $10.10 an hour, and has threatened to extend the reach of his contrived unilateral powers to all government workers and even into the private sector if Congress doesn’t do it for him.