Articles by: Bob Adelmann

Passage of Prop 22 Sets Tone for National Gig Economy

Passage of Prop 22 Sets Tone for National Gig Economy

on November 6, 2020, 7:26 AM / in State News

When Kim Kavin, co-founder of Fight for Freelancers, learned that California voters passed Proposition 22 overwhelmingly on Tuesday, she was delighted: “Everybody is celebrating today.… We are just thrilled about this one result.” But her organization is located in New Jersey, on the opposite side of the country from California. And Proposition 22 is just simply another “carve-out” — one of […]

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California Pastor Sues County After Being Fined $220K for Holding Services

California Pastor Sues County After Being Fined $220K for Holding Services

on October 13, 2020, 8:07 AM / in Opinion, State News

When Pastor Mike McClure of San Jose’s Calvary Chapel agreed to open his church on Pentecost Sunday (May 31), he joined with more than 3,000 other churches defying California Governor Gavin Newsom’s shutdown orders. He said, “We’re called to be together. Man doesn’t have the right to close the doors. God doesn’t want us to isolate ourselves. All of us need to […]

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Michigan Supreme Court Slaps Down Governor’s Mandates; Whitmer Says They Will Continue Regardless

Michigan Supreme Court Slaps Down Governor’s Mandates; Whitmer Says They Will Continue Regardless

on October 6, 2020, 8:01 AM / in State News

The majority opinion of the Michigan Supreme Court released on Friday said it best: “The sheer magnitude of the authority in dispute, as well as its concentration in a single individual [Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer], simply cannot be sustained within our constitutional system of separated powers.” Her sheer audacity was expressed by the governor in response: Today’s Supreme Court ruling … […]

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Report: Manufacturing, Service Sectors Expanding

Report: Manufacturing, Service Sectors Expanding

on October 6, 2020, 7:58 AM / in National News

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reports that the economy is continuing its remarkable and robust recovery from the COVID-inspired and government-mandated shutdown. ISM is the world’s oldest and largest supply-management association and has been tracking world economies for more than 100 years. According to Timothy Fiore, chair of ISM’s manufacturing survey committee, economic activity in the manufacturing sector “grew in September, […]

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Senate Committee Report Confirms Hunter Biden Used Dad’s Connections to Make Millions

Senate Committee Report Confirms Hunter Biden Used Dad’s Connections to Make Millions

on September 24, 2020, 5:57 AM / in International News

The long-delayed and greatly anticipated report on Hunter Biden’s history of corruption in Ukraine was finally released on Wednesday. A majority of Americans knew he benefited from the Biden name, but few knew the real extent of the corruption and its cover-up by the Obama administration until now. The chairs of the report, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron […]

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Trump to Name Woman to Replace Justice Ginsburg; Expect Contentious Confirmation Hearing

Trump to Name Woman to Replace Justice Ginsburg; Expect Contentious Confirmation Hearing

on September 22, 2020, 9:56 AM / in National News, Opinion

At a rally in North Carolina on Friday night President Trump promised that he would nominate a woman to fill the vacancy left on the Supreme Court with the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “I will put forward a nominee next week. It will be a woman … a very talented, a very brilliant woman. Who I haven’t chosen yet, but […]

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California Megachurch Sues State Over COVID Mandates

California Megachurch Sues State Over COVID Mandates

on August 16, 2020, 6:18 AM / in State News

Within days of opening his church to worship services in July, Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, received a “cease and desist” order from Los Angeles County. The order started off gently: “The County requests that you immediately cease holding indoor worship services or other indoor gatherings, and adhere to the Health Officer Order directives governing activities […]

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Biden Campaign Announces Ad Buy Targeted to Black Voters

Biden Campaign Announces Ad Buy Targeted to Black Voters

on August 7, 2020, 7:05 AM / in National News

In announcing its multi-million dollar ad buy on Wednesday, the Biden campaign let the Associated Press see an advance copy of its ad titled “Better America” targeted specifically to black voters. The AP quoted part of the one-minute ad: We must choose to fight for that better America. And just like our ancestors who stood up to the violent racists […]

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Homebuilders’ Housing Market Index Surge Shows Recovery More Than Just Homes

Homebuilders’ Housing Market Index Surge Shows Recovery More Than Just Homes

on July 17, 2020, 6:50 AM / in National News

The astonishing rebound in the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) implies much more than just a rebound in residential housing. It also reflects a positive impact on the overall economy and likely the election as well. In April the HMI stood at 30 (50 is neutral; below is contracting, above is expanding), the lowest level seen since June 2012, […]

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Supreme Court Sets Stage for Full-on Review of ObamaCare

Supreme Court Sets Stage for Full-on Review of ObamaCare

on July 9, 2020, 6:44 AM / in National News

Two rulings by the Supreme Court on Wednesday not only affirm the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, they also hearten pro-life constitutional conservatives who hope the rulings set the stage for a full review of the constitutionality of ObamaCare (aka the Affordable Care Act, or ACA) by the high court in the fall. The first ruling, in a 7-2 […]

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President Trump Orders Law Enforcement to Arrest Anyone Vandalizing Federal Monuments

President Trump Orders Law Enforcement to Arrest Anyone Vandalizing Federal Monuments

on June 24, 2020, 6:41 AM / in National News

President Trump authorized federal law-enforcement officials on Tuesday to arrest anyone vandalizing “any monument, statue or other such Federal property,” charging them under the Veterans Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act. His tweet late Sunday night laid the groundwork for Monday’s order: “Numerous people [were] arrested in D.C. for the disgraceful vandalism in Lafayette Park, of the magnificent Statue of Andrew Jackson, in […]

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The Bear Market in Stocks Is Over, Says Wall Street Guru

on June 10, 2020, 6:45 AM / in National News

Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research, reviewed last week’s market action on Wall Street and concluded that the bear market in stocks is over: “Not too long ago we were in the midst of a terrible meltdown in the stock market. But it turned out to be a 33-day bear market lasting from February 19 to March 23. Ever since then, […]

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Seattle Law-enforcement Officer Suspended for Urging Fellow Officers to Follow Constitution

Seattle Law-enforcement Officer Suspended for Urging Fellow Officers to Follow Constitution

on May 16, 2020, 7:08 AM / in State News

Increasingly concerned that he and many fellow officers were being forced to violate their oaths of office in order to enforce COVID-19 stay-at-home edicts, Port of Seattle police officer and Special Forces veteran Greg Anderson posted a video on his Instagram page on March 6 expressing his concern. It runs about eight minutes. It’s worth watching. In it he says: […]

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Michael Flynn Expected To Be “Completely Exonerated” This Week

Michael Flynn Expected To Be “Completely Exonerated” This Week

on April 28, 2020, 7:50 AM / in National News

Maria Bartiromo, who hosts Mornings with Maria and Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street on the Fox Business Network, tweeted Sunday afternoon that General Michael Flynn “will be completely exonerated this week.” Flynn, who served the Trump administration briefly in the early months, had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and was scheduled to be sentenced soon. But, according to Bartiromo, “It was a total fraud. A […]

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In States With no Stay-at-home Orders, Citizens Staying Safe

In States With no Stay-at-home Orders, Citizens Staying Safe

on April 4, 2020, 7:39 AM / in National News

There are currently 38 states operating under “stay-at-home” rules, “shelter-in-place” orders, or full “lockdown” mandates that forbid citizens from leaving their homes without explicit permission from authorities. Of the remaining 12, seven — Wyoming, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Alabama and South Carolina — have at least one city or municipality under one of these restrictions. That leaves five — Iowa, North and South […]

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Trump Administration Adds Gun Makers and Retailers to List of “Essential” Businesses

Trump Administration Adds Gun Makers and Retailers to List of “Essential” Businesses

on April 1, 2020, 7:11 AM / in National News

Editor’s Note: Now there is a smart Man…. Given the opportunity presenting itself in the form of the coronavirus shutdown, many anti-gun states shut down gun stores and manufacturers as being “non-essential.” On Saturday, the Trump administration revised its own list of “essential” businesses deemed important to the safety and security of the Republic and the list now includes gun stores and […]

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U.S. Treasury to Offer Small Business Owners “Forgivable” Bridge Loans

U.S. Treasury to Offer Small Business Owners “Forgivable” Bridge Loans

on March 24, 2020, 6:36 AM / in National News

In an interview with CNBC on Monday morning, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged small business owners — the most important driver of job creation and economic growth in the U.S. economy — to keep paying their people even while their businesses are shut down: “If you’re a small business [owner], we ask that you not lay people off.” The Federal Reserve is […]

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Football Coach Fired for Praying Likely To Get Case Reviewed by Supreme Court

Football Coach Fired for Praying Likely To Get Case Reviewed by Supreme Court

on March 11, 2020, 6:26 AM / in National News

U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Leighton ruled against Bremerton High School’s football coach Joe Kennedy last week, saying that “although the Court is sympathetic to Kennedy’s desire to follow his beliefs, the former must give way to the latter in this case.” The “latter” to which Leighton referred is the right of Bremerton High School to fire the coach when he took […]

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China’s Economy Taking Massive Hit From Coronavirus Measures

China’s Economy Taking Massive Hit From Coronavirus Measures

on March 6, 2020, 7:21 AM / in International News

Estimates from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) show the impact of measures mandated by the Chinese communist government to staunch the spread of the COVID 19/Coronavirus. In January, the IMF reduced its growth outlook from 6.4 percent for 2020 to 6.1 percent. On Thursday it reduced that outlook further, to 5.6 percent, thanks to what the IMF’s managing director Kristalina Georgieva […]

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Bloomberg Drops Out, Leaving Biden and Sanders Vying for Democrat Party’s Nomination

Bloomberg Drops Out, Leaving Biden and Sanders Vying for Democrat Party’s Nomination

on March 5, 2020, 9:35 AM / in News

After dropping an estimated $700 million into his campaign, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called it a day on Wednesday morning: “I’ve always believed that defeating Donald Trump starts with uniting behind the candidate with the best shot to do it. After yesterday’s vote, it is clear that candidate is my friend and a great American, Joe Biden.” Bloomberg expanded, […]

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