The left, the HITECH Act, and gun control Count on the left to try to restrict our freedom

We have previously noted the requirement for searchability in computerized medical records, something mandated by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, abbreviated HITECH Act, which was enacted under Title XIII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub.L. 111–5), the official name of the porkulus stimulus bill. We’ve noted …

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#CarlyFiorina and Zero-Based Budgeting

We noted yesterday one way that the Congress can get the budget under control and reduce spending. Another is zero-based budgeting, which is supported by Republican candidates Carly Fiorina and Jeb Bush and former candidate Rick Perry. Zero-based budgeting is a simple concept in theory, but a difficult one in practice: it requires each federal …

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President Obama and “soft power.”

From Patterico’s Pontifications: Putin “Orders” U.S. Fighter Planes Out of Syria, Bombs non-ISIS Opposition Filed under: General — JVW @ 1:31 pm As we know, our lead-from-behind President has happily left the mess in Syria (a mess that he partly inherited but largely exacerbated with his own fecklessness) to our new and staunch ally Russia. …

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Two stories, and two points, from The Wall Street Journal.

The first story: Big Tax Cuts, and Deep Deficits, Seen in Donald Trump’s Plan By John D. McKinnon | September 29, 2015 @ 1452 EDT Donald Trump’s tax plan would cut taxes by far more than other presidential candidates’ proposals, but that also means it would deepen deficits by more – at least $10 trillion …

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If it annoys the editors of The New York Times, it must be a good idea!

The Disturbing Prospect of Trey Gowdy as Majority Leader By Andrew Rosenthal |September 29, 2015 2:52 pm The choice House Republicans make to replace John Boehner as speaker will say a lot about how the party is going to handle its current identity crisis. Will it finally take governing seriously, or will it go on …

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Another one bites the dust?

According to a report from The Hill, Purple PAC, one of the SuperPACs supporting the presidential campaign of Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has stopped raising money for the libertarian Senator. The Hill also reported that Paul will attend fundraisers on Wednesday and Thursday for his reelection to the Senate. Dr Paul’s presidential campaign never really …

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The candidates are asking for last minute campaign donations . . .

. . . but, if you miss the last minute, not to worry, they’ll still accept donations! Tomorrow is the end of the third quarter, when candidates have to file campaign expense reports with the Federal Elections Commission, and I’m receiving email solicitations for campaign donations, that we’ve just Got To Get In before the …

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Donald Trump releases his tax reform plan

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has finally told us what he’s going to do as President, if he is elected, on something other than immigration. From Patterico’s Pontifications: Trump: I’ll Have Government Take Care of Everybody’s Health Care and Raise Taxes on the Very Wealthy Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:35 am “The Policy Proposals …

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Why the left despise Carly Fiorina

Apparently, to be a powerful and respected woman, you may hold only a set of carefully restricted views! From The New York Times: Carly Fiorina Both Repels and Enthralls Liberal Feminists By Amy Chozick | September 28, 2015 When the novelist Jennifer Weiner watched the second Republican presidential debate with her two daughters on Sept. …

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It’s curtains for Carly!

She handled herself well! Stage Backdrop Collapses Behind Carly Fiorina During Speech By Brian Roth | Updated at 11:28 PM CDT on Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 A curtain backdrop appeared to collapse behind Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina as she spoke in a San Antonio campaign event. Several women were seen rushing to shield Fiorina …

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