Progressives

Kansas needs to focus on growth when wrapping up session

As the Kansas Legislature prepares to end its 2013 session, budgetary and taxation issues remain to be resolved. It's important that the legislature resolve these issues in a way that positions Kansas for economic growth, rather than retaining the policies that have led to stagnation compared to other states. First, let's stop talking about the need to "pay for tax cuts." The only way in which tax cuts have a cost is if you believe that your income belongs first to government, and then to you. While that schema is preferred by Kansas Progressives, it's contrary to freedom and destructive…
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For Gasland 2, there will be no dissent allowed

The maker of FrackNation writes "Our mistake was to believe the Tribeca Film Festival’s claims to want diversity of opinion and people who are passionate about film." Documentary filmmakers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney made FrackNation in response to the errors and lies in the anti-fracking film Gasland. Now there is Gasland 2, and McAleer and a group of farmers tried to see the film. It didn't go well. In January, as FrackNation was being released, I interviewed McAleer. You can read my report at FrackNation to tell truth about fracking. I asked this question: "So why are progressives and…
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Progress in Kansas

Progressives throughout Kansas are up in arms over the prospect that our state might someday have no income tax. They point to moderate, common sense Kansas governance that they claim has built Kansas into a great state. Here's one writer: Who will stand up to this Governor and say that there is a self inflicted and avoidable form of cancer being foisted upon the body politic of Kansas. ... This cancer is self defeating, self sustaining, and metastasizing rapidly. Who will try to stop it? Who will find the cure? Who among us will find the courage to stand up…
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FrackNation to tell truth about fracking

Documentary filmmakers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney have produced a feature film that will help America understand the truth about fracking. Fracking -- short for hydraulic fracturing -- is a method of oil and gas production by injecting pressurized fluid into rock formations. Along with horizontal drilling, this technology has lead to a rise in the production of natural gas, leading to much lower prices for consumers, and to the possibility of U.S. exports. FrackNation, the film that McAleer and McElhinney made, is set for premier on AXS TV on January 22, 2013 at 9:00 pm eastern. I spoke to…
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Progressives shaping the future of America. It’s a good thing.

Mother Jones approvingly reports on a secretive meeting of progressive activists. When conservatives do this, it's branded as evil. Mother Jones told us so. But it's a good thing for liberals and progressives to meet, raise funds, and conspire, according to the magazine. The progressive groups that attended the meeting (mentioned below) support policies (with a few exceptions) that reduce economic freedom and liberty. They're obviously emboldened by a second Obama term. We'll have to watch closely to protect ourselves. A month after President Barack Obama won reelection, top brass from three dozen of the most powerful groups in liberal…
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