President Obama wants to provide two free years of community college to all Americans, at the government’s expense. Do you think this would be a good idea or a bad idea? (My view after the jump.) [Read more…]
The fallout from President Obama’s decision to extend diplomatic relations to Castro’s Cuba is mixed. As some worry about another cave-in to tyranny, others are excited about the commercial prospects:
- Major League Baseball is salivating over bringing in Cuban talent.
- Smokers are salivating over getting Cuban cigars.
- Travellers are enthusiastic about a hot new tourist destination.
Some Republicans think Obama’s move will put Florida in their column for decades, while some Democrats think the anti-Castro sentiment in Florida’s Cuban population is dying out. See this.
After the jump, see Sen. Marco Rubio’s reaction.
In another use of executive power to implement his legacy apart from Congress, President Obama has announced that he is going to extend diplomatic recognition to Cuba. We will be re-opening our embassy in Havana, ease travel restrictions, and eliminate economic sanctions against the still-Communist regime. Good idea? Bad idea? What does it mean? [Read more…]
President Obama has issued an executive order protecting some 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation.
On what authority, you may ask? He is invoking the principle of “prosecutor discretion,” under which a law enforcement officer may choose, for example, which speeders to chase down. So here the Executive Branch, charged with carrying out the laws passed by the Legislative Branch, is just choosing not to enforce the law against illegal immigrants unless they have committed other crimes. (But in forbidding immigration officials from enforcing the law, isn’t he taking away their “prosecutor discretion”?) [Read more…]
President Obama, having been unable to get his way in Congress and now faced with a Republican majority in both houses, is reportedly preparing to impose immigration reform by executive fiat. granting amnesty to millions of people who are here illegally. [Read more…]
President Obama has embraced the principle of “net neutrality,” meaning that internet providers shouldn’t charge some big-content providers more than others. Towards that end, the President wants to regulate the internet like any other utility. As opposed to just tailoring a specific and limited regulation dealing with the issue. He wants to take over the whole online universe, using a public-utility law written in 1934. [Read more…]