Archive for May 1st, 2009

Brownback abandons free market but talks about ‘choice,’ endorses enormous government intervention in auto industry, Americans’ travel abilities

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Kansas Liberty:

Republican Sen. Sam Brownback today endorsed the introduction of legislation that would require 50 percent of new cars to have the capability to operate on gasoline, ethanol and methanol or diesel or biodiesel.

The Open Fuel Standards Act would be set in motion 2012, and by 2015 the required percentage of flex fuel vehicles would be increased to 80 percent.

“The Open Fuel Standards Act is an important step toward making our nation energy independent,” said Brownback in a statement. “Giving drivers more choices at the gas pump will ultimately increase the supply of available transportation fuels, while at the same time lowering the overall cost to consumers.”

Jack Cashill column: thought police

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Jack Cashill column:

More Thought-Policing In Mid-America

by Jack Cashill
Published in WorldNetDaily.com – April 30, 2009

In last week’s column, I detailed how an informal cabal that included the local media, Democratic office holders, liberal clergy, and self-described “watchdog” groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League conspired to defame, bankrupt, and even imprison individuals who flouted the liberal orthodoxy in the Heartland, specifically in Kansas and Missouri. (more…)

From editors: a thanks to readers and supporters

Friday, May 1st, 2009

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