Archive for June 27th, 2009

Business Week: For Lawyers, Settling Michael Jackson’s Estate May Be a Thriller

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Business Week.

UAW-influenced GM closes TN plant, puts Michigan first — NY Times: G.M. Picks Michigan to Build Small Car

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

NY Times:

DETROIT -General Motors said on Friday that it would reverse plans to close two plants near Detroit after Michigan won a three-state battle to be the site where G.M. will build a new small car.

Kausfiles.com on GM: “U.A.W., now a major GM shareholder, has delivered its final punishment to those auto workers who dared move to Spring Hill, Tennessee”

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Source.

WSJ Editorial: The Albany-Trenton-Sacramento Disease, How three liberal states got into deep trouble with ‘progressive’ ideas

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

WSJ:

Have government controls and Medicaid expansions (“the public option”) lowered costs? Here is what the American Health Insurance Plans found. For family coverage annual premiums in 2006-07, the national median cost was roughly $5,300; in California it was $5,884, in New Jersey $10,398, and in New York $12,254. New York’s coverage mandates cause families to pay more than twice what they do in other states for insurance. (more…)

California professor Rafael Efrat publishes: The Tax Burden and the Propensity of Small-Business Entrepreneurs to File For Bankruptcy

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

TaxProf Blog:

Rafael Efrat (California State University-Northridge, College of Business and Economics) has publishedThe Tax Burden and the Propensity of Small-Business Entrepreneurs to File For Bankruptcy, 4 Hastings Bus. L.J. 175 (2008).  Here is the Conclusion: (more…)

Video: Palin Responds To Sen. Kerry Joke: “Why The Long Face?”

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Video at RCP.

TeaPartyPatriots.org: 8 Republicans who voted for Cap and Trade

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Source.

“Silliness”? That’s what Pentagon spokesman says about threat of North Korean nuclear attack

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Pajamas Media:

Think again. For starters, let’s ask whether it’s really a good idea for America to treat lightly – even for p.r. puposes – a rogue regime testing nuclear weapons, testing long-range missiles and making direct threats of nuclear war. The world is watching this stuff, and it gives Kim’s pals in places from Venezuela to Iran all sorts of ideas about how far they can go in threatening and pushing around America and America’s allies. That line is moving right now almost by the day – and not in a good direction. (more…)

Ben Cunningham: Would DHS classify the Tennessee Constitution as a terrorist document?

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Cunningham:

Would the Department of Homeland Security classify the Tennessee Constitution as a terrorist document?

Article I, Section I is often cited by liberty lovers because it says “the people…have an unalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform, or abolish the government in such manner as they may think proper.”

Article I, Section II goes even further, condemning anyone who does not resist arbitrary power and oppression.

The authors of the Tennessee Constitution lay a heavy trip on us folks just trying to make our way in this crazy world.

Powerline: “The manner in which the Democrats have run the House since taking control in 2007 has been disgraceful”

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Powerline.

California 2010: A look at polling on possible Democratic primary between Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Calbuzz.com:

Overall, 38 percent of voters think they agree with Newsom on the issues, but he’s strongest among those 18-39 years old (41 percent) and 40-59 (43 percent) and weakest among voters 60 and older (30 percent). (more…)