U.S. House passes concealed carry reciprocity bill

U.S. House passes concealed carry reciprocity bill

By SoAzNewsX The U.S. House today passed a bill that would allow holders of state-issued concealed carry weapons permits that would require all states to recognize the permits without getting the permit holder in trouble. The House bill would also strengthen the federal background check system. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, backed by Republicans, was […]

Ventura County wildfire destroys more homes, reaches Pacific Ocean

Ventura County wildfire destroys more homes, reaches Pacific Ocean

VENTURA, Calif. — The fire that has ravaged Ventura County continued to burn out of control Wednesday, reaching the Pacific Ocean unchecked as officials warned many more homes have been lost. The fast-moving, wind-driven wildfire continued to rage through the city of Ventura on Tuesday evening, jumping Highway 33 and burning through oil fields before […]

Anthony Kennedy likely to swing case of same-sex wedding cake

Anthony Kennedy likely to swing case of same-sex wedding cake

Perennial swing voter Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was once again the center of attention as a closely divided Supreme Court tackled the case of a Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, a case highlighting the clash between First Amendment freedoms and respect for gay rights. With the court’s […]

Philadelphia sugar-sweetened tax sours business leaders

Philadelphia sugar-sweetened tax sours business leaders

By Michael Carroll / Heartland Institute As the first anniversary of Philadelphia’s excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages draws near, business leaders are criticizing the surcharge. In January 2017, the city of Philadelphia began charging a tax of 1.5 cents per ounce of soda and other sweetened beverages purchased at restaurants or grocery stores in the […]

Europe’s migrant crisis: Millions still to come

Europe’s migrant crisis: Millions still to come

By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute The African Union-European Union (AU-EU) summit, held in in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on November 29-30, 2017, has ended in abject failure after the 55 African and 28 European leaders attending the event were unable to agree on even basic measures to prevent potentially tens of millions of African migrants from flooding […]

Venezuela to launch “Petro” cryptocurrency

Venezuela to launch “Petro” cryptocurrency

By Mike “Mish Shedlock With Venezuela in default as well as hyperinflation, president Maduro vows to fight a US “blockade” with the “Petro”. Reuters reports Venezuela to launch cryptocurrency to fight ‘blockade’: Maduro. President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that Venezuela will launch a cryptocurrency to combat what the leftist leader says is a financial “blockade” […]

France: Islamism in the Heart of the State

France: Islamism in the Heart of the State

By Yves Mamou / Gatestone Institute On October 25, 2017, the highest French administrative court, the Council of State (Conseil d’État), ordered the removal of a Roman Catholic cross from the top of a monument dedicated to Pope John Paul II in a public square in Ploërmel, Britanny. According to the France’s highest administrative court, this cross […]

Aetna-CVS deal shows Amazon’s might

Aetna-CVS deal shows Amazon’s might

The Amazon effect has rocked bricks-and-mortar retail. Now it’s moving in on the health care market. Analysts say CVS Health Corp.’s $69 billion bid for Aetna Inc., marking the first time a large pharmacy chain has merged with a major health insurer, is a direct result of Amazon’s plan to enter the prescription drug market. […]

Fast food price wars coming? The McRib, what’s in it?

Fast food price wars coming? The McRib, what’s in it?

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock McDonald’s Corp said on Monday it would introduce new menus with $1, $2 and $3 items in early January. Reuters reports McDonald’s new ‘dollar’ menu to intensify price war in 2018. McDonald’s dropped its popular “Dollar Menu” in 2013 after franchisees groused that selling items like a double cheeseburger for $1 cut […]