Genocidal Sudan to Win Seat on U.N.’s top human rights body

U.N. Watch 7/12/2012

GENEVA, July 12– The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch urged United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to urgently speak out against the African-backed bid by Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir, indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court, for a seat on the U.N. Human […]

Executive Order 13547: ‘The Sleeping Power Grab’

Erika Johnsen 4/21/2012

To be fair, President Obama’s executive-order output hasn’t unreasonably outpaced that of his predecessors – his especial willingness to actively circumvent Congress and snatch huge gobs of power for the federal bureaucracy only makes it feel like he has.

In July of 2010, President Obama signed executive order 13547 – “Stewardship […]

Obama Executive Order to Control Coasts and Waterways

Uncoverage 8/3/2010

While we were fixated on twelve other stupid and/or unconstitutional things the Obama administration was doing last week, President Obama signed a controversial executive order which is being regarded as another huge loss of private property rights.

The short version is, the executive order gives the federal government control of coastal properties along […]