Conservative Wanderer

“A troubled and afflicted mankind looks to us, pleading for us to keep our rendezvous with destiny; that we will uphold the principles of self-reliance, self-discipline, morality, and, above all, responsible liberty for every individual that we will become that shining city on a hill.” — Ronald Wilson Reagan

Ironic That Obama Is Faced With The Argument He Used Against Hillary’s Mandate

Once in a while, our cousins across the pond see things better than we do here, as in this article from the London (UK) Daily Mail.

Even more ironic is that the justices, or five of them at least, look like they might force President Barack Obama back to the drawing board partly on the basis of the argument one Senator Obama made against then Senator Hillary Clinton in 2008.

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Another Weak Argument For The Individual Mandate

On the heels of yesterday’s Supreme Court hearing, the Washington Post has whipped up what they think is an unbeatable argument for the individual mandate. The problem for them is, it’s easily beatable.

In the recent past, the Supreme Court has struck down attempts by Congress to use the Constitution’s Commerce Clause to promulgate laws that had no connection to commercial activity, including those involving guns near schools and violence against women. Yet it has upheld Congress’s Commerce Clause power to reach individuals who were not obviously involved in commercial activity — most famously, the Depression-era farmer who grew wheat for his own consumption. The court concluded that his decision to grow — rather than purchase — wheat interfered with the government’s ability to regulate wheat prices.

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Gas Prices Up, Home Prices Down

Wasn’t it Al Gore who once said, everything that should be up is down, and everything that should be down is up? That pretty much sums up the economic news these days.

First, even with gas prices higher than they have been since 1990, they’re expected to keep going up, and up, and up.

Experts expect prices to jump 10 to 20 cents over the next few weeks before spiking in mid-May at around a record-breaking $4.25 a gallon.

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Questions Asked May Signal Supreme Court Opposed To Individual Mandate

If the questions the 3 “swing” justices asked today are any indication — and, honestly, they may not be — ObamaCare’s mandate may be in deep trouble.

Even before the administration’s top lawyer could get three minutes into his defense of the mandate, some justices accused the government of pushing for excessive authority to require Americans to buy anything.

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Want a Photo With Newt? It’ll Cost You $50.

Talk about desperate for money:

HOCKESSIN, Del. – In a sign that his campaign is in need of fresh funds, Newt Gingrich on Monday began charging $50 to have a photograph taken with him following a campaign speech to Republican groups here in the northernmost part of the state.

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Anti-Cancer Antibody Discovered

Stanford researchers have discovered a single antibody that shrinks many cancerous tumors, some to the point of eradication

Human tumors transplanted into laboratory mice disappeared or shrank when scientists treated the animals with a single antibody, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The antibody works by masking a protein flag on cancer cells that protects them from macrophages and other cells in the immune system. The scientists achieved the findings with human breast, ovarian, colon, bladder, brain, liver and prostate cancer samples.

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EPA To Release Rules Effectively Banning New Coal Plants

The Obama Administration’s war on traditional energy sources continues apace:

The Environmental Protection Agency will issue the first limits on greenhouse gas emissionsfrom new power plants as early as Tuesday, according to several people briefed on the proposal. The move could end the construction of conventional coal-fired facilities in the United States.

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