West Virginia legalizes concealed carry without a permit

West Virginia legalizes concealed carry without a permit

By Stephen Gutowski / Washington Free Beacon The West Virginia legislature successfully overturned the veto of Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto on Saturday in a bipartisan effort to enact permitless gun carry in the state. Beginning June 5, anyone over age 21 who can legally possess a firearm will be allowed to carry it concealed […]

Louisiana Gov. Edwards expands Medicaid by Executive Order

Louisiana Gov. Edwards expands Medicaid by Executive Order

By Ben Johnson / Heartland Institute More than 300,000 people are being added to Louisiana’s Medicaid rolls after Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) expanded the program by executive order on his first day as Louisiana’s newly elected governor. Edwards’ January 12 order opens the state’s Medicaid rolls to 298,000 newly eligible, non-elderly adults whose income […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Ford Escape new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Ford Escape new car review

By Eric Peters The pressure is getting heavier to make Uncle happy – no matter how much it costs us. That’s not how it’s presented, of course. The car companies tout the wonderfulness of the new fuel-saving technologies -including micro-turbo engines that seem way small for the size of the vehicle – and engines that stop […]

Sweden: Sexual assaults at swimming pools

Sweden: Sexual assaults at swimming pools

By Ingrid Carlqvist / Gatestone Institute Men and women, in a Swedish tradition, have swum together in public pools for over 100 years. Many people are now wondering if we will be forced to give up this practice — because young male asylum seekers have turned public swimming pools into ordeals of rape and sexual […]

Finland’s immigration crisis

Finland’s immigration crisis

By Dawid Bunikowski / Gatestone Institute Finland — an open country that prides itself on respecting different ways of life, cultures and religions — is being greatly tested by the wave of Middle Eastern asylum seekers. Finland is a homogenous country that has roughly 5.5 million inhabitants, about 4% of which are foreign[1]. Twenty years ago, […]

“Step up the aid to refugees” Merkel tells Greece

“Step up the aid to refugees” Merkel tells Greece

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Instead of looking in the mirror and doing the least bit of self-assessment of the refugee crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel pointed the finger at Austria and nine Balkan countries,  then at Greece, in an interview with Bild. Despite the fact that Greece is broke, in an economic depression, and cannot […]

Zika: Majority in Brazil reject abortion for babies with microcephaly

Zika: Majority in Brazil reject abortion for babies with microcephaly

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The majority of Brazilians are opposed to abortion in cases where the baby exhibits microcephaly, a new survey finds. The poll comes amid continued concerns over the possible role of Zika virus in causing microcephaly. Released by Brazil’s Datafolha Institute, the survey indicates that 58 percent of Brazilians reject the […]

Everything you need to know about the single malt

Everything you need to know about the single malt

By Aaron MacLean / Washington Free Beacon Sometimes, when sipping a smoky, peat-infused single malt from the Hebridean Isles of Scotland, the mind-loosening qualities of the beverage put me to philosophizing about how I am tasting the very same flavors as generations of MacLeans—Island men, originally—before me. It’s a lovely, romantic thought, until one gets […]

Government broadband is in fact, a horrible idea

Government broadband is in fact, a horrible idea

By David Williams / Taxpayers Protection Alliance A Feb. 10, 2016 story that ran on al.com mischaracterized the Taxpayers Protection Alliance’s (TPA) stance on government-owned broadband systems in general and on Alabama’s plan to build government networks to serve its schools and libraries in particular. According to the article, I said the proposal to allow public […]