Articles by: Bob Adelmann

Trump Names ExxonMobil Chief Rex Tillerson Secretary of State

Trump Names ExxonMobil Chief Rex Tillerson Secretary of State

on December 14, 2016, 7:41 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

On Tuesday President-elect Donald Trump namedExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson (shown on left) to the top spot in his Cabinet, secretary of state, calling him “among the most accomplished business leaders and international deal makers in the world.” Trump had high praise for Tillerson’s accomplishments, stating: Rex Tillerson’s career is the embodiment of the American dream. Through hard work, dedication and […]

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Dallas to Declare Bankruptcy?

Dallas to Declare Bankruptcy?

on November 22, 2016, 7:03 AM / in Opinion, State News

The New York Times just reported that the Dallas police and firefighters pension plan is $7 billion short of meeting its obligations and needs an immediate bailout of $1 billion just to stay afloat. The problem is that Dallas’ annual budget is $3 billion. Three years ago Dallas wasn’t on anyone’s “watch” list. Barron’s worst 10 cities included Charleston, West […]

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Baltimore City Council Likely to Pass Anti-replica Gun Bill

Baltimore City Council Likely to Pass Anti-replica Gun Bill

on November 19, 2016, 7:28 AM / in Opinion, State News

When Baltimore City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young explained why he was going to vote for an ordinance banning possession of replica guns, one could smell the whiff of anti-gun paranoia: It’s something that we should do for the safety of our children. We’re getting stores robbed with replicas. We’ve got people running around with these things and they almost […]

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Tax Foundation Rates Tax Plans of Trump and Clinton: Trump’s Plan Wins

Tax Foundation Rates Tax Plans of Trump and Clinton: Trump’s Plan Wins

on October 21, 2016, 8:34 AM / in National News, Opinion

Analysis by the Tax Foundation of all that is currently known about the tax plans proposed by presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton concludes that, if enacted, Clinton’s plan would expand government at the expense of a shrinking economy. On the other hand, Trump’s plan would grow the economy, shrink government’s revenues, raise wages, and expand employment. But it’s […]

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Superior Court Judge Slaps Down Lawsuit Brought Against Remington Arms

Superior Court Judge Slaps Down Lawsuit Brought Against Remington Arms

on October 16, 2016, 6:48 AM / in National News

On Friday Fairfield (Connecticut) District Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis dismissed the lawsuit filed in January 2015 by families of victims murdered by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, three years earlier. They hoped to use a legal loophole involving “negligent entrustment” as a way to get around Congress’s intent to protect the gun […]

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Social Security to Announce Tiny Increase in Benefits for Next Year

Social Security to Announce Tiny Increase in Benefits for Next Year

on October 13, 2016, 8:23 AM / in National News, Opinion

Next Tuesday the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will announce Social Security’s COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) for 2017. It is widely anticipated to be between nothing and $3 a month for the average beneficiary. But Medicare premiums (retirees are often expected to pay a monthly fee for coverage) for seniors receiving Social Security retirement benefits are expected to jump […]

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Gun Background Check Denials Not Prosecuted, Appeals Not Processed

Gun Background Check Denials Not Prosecuted, Appeals Not Processed

on October 11, 2016, 6:00 AM / in National News, Opinion

The audit released last month of how well the FBI is handling background check denials by the Inspector General’s Office in the Justice Department was designed to “focus on how the DOJ handles” denials. What it revealed was unsettling: “We found that the number of NICS [National Instant Criminal Background Check System] denial prosecutions has dropped substantially since 2002, when […]

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Trump Expands List of Potential Nominees to Supreme Court

Trump Expands List of Potential Nominees to Supreme Court

on September 27, 2016, 7:30 AM / in National News, Opinion

In what could turn out to be a shrewd political move, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trumpexpanded his list of potential Supreme Court nominees on Friday. The timing, just before the first debate on Monday night, couldn’t be better. It sets the tone and part of the conversation of that debate and puts his opponent, Democrat contender Hillary Clinton, on the […]

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New ATF Head Wants Computerized Database of All Gun Purchases

New ATF Head Wants Computerized Database of All Gun Purchases

on August 2, 2016, 7:27 AM / in National News, Opinion

Deputy Director Thomas Brandon (shown on right), head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) appeared on CBS’s Sunday Morning television show, complaining that his agency is “a small agency with a big job” and that he really needs more agents and more money to do that job. What he would really like, however, is a computerized […]

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Undercover Video Confirms Hillary’s Strategy to Ban All Firearms

Undercover Video Confirms Hillary’s Strategy to Ban All Firearms

on July 27, 2016, 8:38 AM / in National News, Opinion

The first 57 seconds of James O’Keefe’s latest undercover video interview, of a Clinton delegate from California, confirms what many have long suspected: Hillary Clinton’s real goal of complete and total confiscation of all firearms from every American citizen is being hidden behind benign and persuasive phrases such as “common sense gun control” and “protect our families,” etc. It also […]

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Study by Black Harvard Economist Refutes Black Lives Matter’s Claim

Study by Black Harvard Economist Refutes Black Lives Matter’s Claim

on July 13, 2016, 10:17 AM / in National News, Opinion

When the conclusions were made public — that there is no proof that police officers are more likely to shoot blacks than whites in lethal-force confrontations — neither the author, black Harvard economics professor Roland Fryer, nor the New York Times could believe them. Fryer, the youngest African-American to receive tenure at Harvard and the first one to receive a […]

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Clinton Ramps Up Her Rhetoric Against the NRA

Clinton Ramps Up Her Rhetoric Against the NRA

on March 12, 2016, 8:39 AM / in National News, Opinion

In attempts to differentiate herself from her Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton is ramping up her rhetoric against the National Rifle Association (NRA). During a town hall meeting in Durham, North Carolina, on Thursday, Clinton said, “I will take on the gun lobby.… It is time, my friends, [to] stand together and say enough.” On stage with her was a recently […]

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Family Gets $3.6M; Deputy Gets Off; 4th Amendment Gets Trashed

Family Gets $3.6M; Deputy Gets Off; 4th Amendment Gets Trashed

on March 2, 2016, 8:24 AM / in National News

On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, nine sheriff’s deputies from Rabun, Stephen, and Habersham Counties in Georgia enforced a “no-knock” warrant at 2:25 a.m. by battering down the door where Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh and their four children were staying. To stun and incapacitate them a deputy launched a “flash-bang” grenade, which inadvertently landed in the crib where 19-month-old “Bou Bou” […]

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Business Owner Requires Employees to Carry in the Office

Business Owner Requires Employees to Carry in the Office

on February 27, 2016, 7:47 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

After WSBTV aired the story of a business owner in the Atlanta Metro area who requires all of his employees to get a permit and carry a firearm in the office for self-defense, it went viral and reporters inundated him with questions as to his reasoning. Lance Toland, who founded Lance Toland Associates in 1975, has three offices near downtown […]

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Trump On a Roll, Headed Into Super Tuesday

Trump On a Roll, Headed Into Super Tuesday

on February 27, 2016, 7:40 AM / in National News, Opinion

Donald Trump could scarcely contain himself Tuesday night: “We weren’t expected to win too much and now we’re winning, winning, winning the country. And soon the country is going to start winning, winning, winning. We won with the evangelicals. We won with the young. We won with the old. We won with the highly educated. We won with the poorly […]

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Several Sources Highlight Federal Misspending After “Wastebook” Author Retires

Several Sources Highlight Federal Misspending After “Wastebook” Author Retires

on December 6, 2015, 7:42 AM / in National News, Opinion

Before retiring from Congress as Oklahoma’s junior senator, Tom Coburn issued an invitation to others in office to take up where he left off in bringing to light outrageous federal boondoggles. As the editor of Wastebook, Coburn delighted in exposing preposterous examples of government waste, and using them to embarrass the various agencies responsible. One of those taking up the […]

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Fourth Republican Debate: Feisty, Hilarious, Little Change in Polls

Fourth Republican Debate: Feisty, Hilarious, Little Change in Polls

on November 12, 2015, 8:47 AM / in National News, Opinion

A more orderly and respectful atmosphere surrounded the fourth Republican debate on Tuesday night, a sharp contrast to last month’s debate where the moderators became the issue. That didn’t mean there were no fireworks, or disagreements, just that the tone was more serious, as the candidates tried to shore up their positions and their poll numbers as they approached the final […]

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Articles of Impeachment Issued Against IRS Commissioner

Articles of Impeachment Issued Against IRS Commissioner

on October 30, 2015, 6:34 AM / in National News, Opinion

In its attempt to get to the bottom of the Tea Party targeting scandal, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee introduced articles of impeachment on Tuesday against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen (shown) for lying, stalling, and deceiving Congress. Koskinen was sold to the Senate as the one to break open and expose the scandal, promising to […]

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“Truth” Nowhere Close to the Truth

“Truth” Nowhere Close to the Truth

on October 22, 2015, 8:45 AM / in National News, Opinion

Touted as a film showing how hard journalists work to get the story right before putting it on the air, Truth is based on Mary Mapes’ self-justifying view of her role in “Rathergate,” which cost her, and CBS Evening News host Dan Rather, their jobs and tarnished their reputations. For years Mapes had harbored the hope that she could prove […]

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House Speaker John Boehner to Step Down, Leave Congress

House Speaker John Boehner to Step Down, Leave Congress

on September 26, 2015, 7:00 AM / in National News

House Speaker John Boehner (shown front) — second in the line of succession to the presidency — announced through an aide Friday morning that, effective the end of October, he would resign his position as speaker of the House and vacate his seat in Congress. Said the aide: The speaker believes [that] putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable […]

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