An alliance of corporations and conservative activists is mobilizing to penalize homeowners who install their own solar panels -- casting them as "freeriders" -- in a sweeping new offensive against renewable energy, The Guardian has learned. Over the coming year, the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec) will promote legislation with goals ranging from penalizing individual homeowners and weakening state clean energy regulations, to blocking the Environmental Protection Agency, which is President Barack Obama's main channel for climate action. read more
Another conservative has taken issue with critical comments made by Pope Francis on capitalism and "trickle-down" economics. Tea party activist Jonathon Moseley published a WorldNetDaily column Sunday that challenged the pope's interpretation of the Bible, saying that Jesus had addressed his comments about helping the poor to individuals, not the government. Moseley, a Virginia business and criminal defense attorney, supports his claim with a verse from the Book of Luke in which Jesus declines to act as arbitrator when someone asks him to compel a brother to divide their family inheritance. "In just one verse, we see that God rejects the left-wing 'Jesus Christ supported socialism' heresy," Moseley writes. "When Jesus was asked to support redistribution of wealth -- to tell one brother to share the family inheritance with the other -- Jesus refused." read more
Seattle Times: "Obamacare Under Fire: Exclusive," blared CNN last Monday morning. A reporter did a live stand-up in front of the White House. "Single Mom Touted by President Loses Insurance," read the crawl. The story, which you have probably heard by now, involved a Federal Way, Wash., woman, Jessica Sanford. She and her teenage son had been hailed last month by President Obama as an Affordable Care Act "success story" because they were going to get insurance for the first time in 15 years. "Now finally we get to have coverage because of the ACA for $169 a month," she wrote to Obama. "I was crying the other day when I signed up. So much stress lifted." read more
We love football. Both kinds. Football As Football is a design exploration of American football logos redesigned as European football (SOCCER) badges.
Right-wing activist Larry Klayman is so sure his long-planned "second American revolution" will succeed Tuesday that he's calling for a "Constitutional congress" to plan for life after President Barack Obama.
The founder of Judicial Watch says he's gathered a coalition of conservative and libertarian activists to demonstrate beginning at 10 a.m. at Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House.
This "Reclaim America Now" demonstration, which he's predicted would draw millions of protesters, will "peacefully and ultimately remove the tyrant evil fool in the White House, as well as corrupt Republican leaders like Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell." read more