Spain: Regime charges Catalan president over secession referendum

November 22, 2014
The Guardian [UK]    

"The Spanish attorney general has charged Catalan president Artur Mas with disobedience, perverting the course of justice, misuse of public funds and abuse of power in relation to the unofficial referendum on independence held on 9 November. The unofficial poll was called after the referendum scheduled for the same day was ruled illegal by Spain’s constitutional court. The court then also outlawed the unofficial vote but it went ahead anyway. Poll booths were staffed by volunteers and no civil servants were directly involved, a strategy Mas hoped would circumvent the ban." (11/21/14)  

The KN@PP Stir Podcast, 11/21/14

November 22, 2014
by   The KN@PP Stir

"In this episode: * The Great Big Nothing of Obama's Immigration Speech * AMA Questions and Answers * Take my book ... PLEASE! * Earth to Soundcloud, how about that there RSS feed? * And Speaking of feeding, support your libertarian podcaster!" (11/21/14)  

Senators: Lerner emails might have been found

November 22, 2014
The Hill    

"A Treasury inspector general has recovered some data that might include missing emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner, the Senate’s top tax writers said Friday. ... Lerner is the central figure in the controversy surrounding the IRS’s improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups and the first official to apologize for the agency’s actions in May 2013. Congressional investigators have been seeking her missing emails for more than five months." (11/21/14)  

Gruber, ObamaCare and lying intellectuals

November 22, 2014
by James Bovard   James Bovard

"Democratic politicians and the liberal media are scrambling to curtail the damage from Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber’s proclamations on stupid voters and deceitful legislative tactics. A New York Times editorial dismissed Mr. Gruber's comments as 'impolitic' while the New Republic largely exonerated him as an 'independent-minded professor' devoted to the public good. However, the 'nothing to see here, move along' defense is doomed to fail. Mr. Gruber's comment that 'lack of transparency is a huge political advantage' could do permanent damage to the administration’s credibility." (11/20/14)  

EU pols preparing to call for Google breakup

November 22, 2014
Zee News [India]    

"The European Parliament is preparing to call for a break-up of Google Inc that would separate its search services from its other businesses, the Financial Times on Friday cited a draft motion as saying. European regulators are increasingly concerned about Google's and other American companies` growing dominance of the Internet industry, and have sought ways to curb Google`s perceived power. A public call for a break-up would be the most far-reaching action proposed. ... Parliament lacks the authority to break up corporations, but a public motion will step up the pressure on the European Commission to act. " (11/22/14)  

The real reason liberals hate the Uber app

November 22, 2014
Liberty Chat
by Cathy Reisenwitz   Cathy Reisenwitz

"ere are the real issues liberals have with the explosive growth of the sharing economy. First, it demonstrates, in no uncertain terms, that whatever benefits central planning offers, people want things, and the market provides them. Even more threatening than that, however, is how the rise of the sharing economy reveals the really ugly truth about regulation." (11/20/14)  

Obama’s immigration plan may be his most worthy act

November 21, 2014
The Canal
by Yael Ossowski   The Canal

"The New York Times and others are reporting that President Obama will sign an executive order Friday to allow some illegal immigrants to stay and work in the United States. In an administration notorious for its incompetence and overreach, the president's order will be among his few worthy actions." (11/19/14)  

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