Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Taking Away Constitutional Rights at the Discretion of the Government

The Daily Signal
June 21, 2016
A good fish story baits the hook for summer in Washington: Philip Wegmann casts his line into what some call the government's catfish cronyism. Hans von Spakovsky and Cully Stimson pick apart a Senate Republican's gun control measure. Kevin Mooney reports on a House panel pursuing curious climate partnerships. Plus: Fred Lucas on efforts to help victims of ISIS, Stephen Moore on facts that unravel the Obama economic story, and Travis Weber on how same-sex marriage shut down the First Amendment.
Commentary

Taking Away Constitutional Rights at the Discretion of the Government


A proposal from Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to block those on the government's no-fly list from buying firearms is potentially unconstitutional.
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Will Republican Leadership Cut Loose USDA's Tangled Catfish Inspection Role?


"We're one step away from getting rid of the poster child of duplicative and wasteful programs here in Washington and doing the right thing for the American people," Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., says.
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House Science Panel Turns Up Heat on State AGs Over Ties to Climate Change Activists


"The committee intends to continue its vigorous oversight of the coordinated attempt to deprive companies, nonprofit organizations, and scientists of their First Amendment rights," Republican lawmakers say in new letters to 17 state-level attorneys general.
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Commentary

3 Economic Facts That Counter Obama's Recovery Narrative


President Obama's economic performance has been weak—even by his own standards.
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News

US Vital to Stopping ISIS Genocide of Christians, Helping Refugees, Catholic Group Urges


A refugee advocate for the Knights of Columbus says the U.S. government ought to have a plan for after the liberation of ISIS-held areas, to help return refugees and care for other survivors.
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Commentary

One Year After Same-Sex Marriage Decision, Dissent Is Not Permitted


The LGBT movement's activist class wants no dissent as it aggressively pushes for government at all levels to implement special rights protections, bans on counseling for same-sex attraction, and gender identity protections.
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