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Goodness and Welfare

The health care law's requirement that all individuals purchase health care insurance has raised constitutional questions among lawmakers and scholars alike.

CNS tracked down Michigan Representative John Conyers to ask him what he had to say about the issue, and not to worry, he's figured it all out:

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UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: What part of the Constitution do you think gives Congress the authority to mandate individuals to purchase health insurance?

REP. JOHN CONYERS, D-MICH.: Under several clauses. The good and welfare clause and a couple others.

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The good and welfare clause. I wonder which one that would be?

But then again, it should come as no surprise that House Democrats had to actually invent constitutional clauses to justify this unconstitutional legislation.

Downward Spiral

Times are changing for the Anointed One in several key states that helped him win the White House back in 2008.

First, we go to Wisconsin. It is a state that he won easily in 2008 by 14 points, but since then his approval rating has plummeted by 16 percent. Now only 46 percent of those polled prove of the job the president is doing, while 48 percent disapprove.

The news is even worse in the all-important swing state of Ohio. Since the election, the president's approval rating has dropped 17 points, leaving him with an approval rating of only 40 percent. Ouch!

Mr. President, this is what change really looks like.

History Lesson

The New York Times has never been known as an outpost of fairness, but this may shock even those who expect the worse from it.

In his latest column, Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman branded former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and the GOP as racist. Krugman quoted Gingrich as saying, "If Democrats pass health reform 'they will have destroyed their party much as Lyndon Johnson shattered the Democratic Party for 40 years' by passing civil rights legislation."

Two days later, the Times admitted that whoops, Gingrich didn't say that at all. A correction to Krugman's column reads, "The quotation originally appeared in The Washington Post which reported… that Mr. Gingrich said it referred to Johnson's Great Society policies not to the 1964 Civil Rights Act."

Pretty unbelievable, but that makes sense considering more Republicans than Democrats actually supported the Civil Rights Act.

Packing Heat

It appears global warming alarmists have grown tired of simply blaming snow, rain, hurricanes and floods on climate change.

A group of researchers at Iowa State University led by Psychology Professor Craig Anderson have decided to take it one step further by claiming that global warming is to blame for violent crime. Calling their research "irrefutable," the group alleges that an 8 percent increase in the Earth's temperature would lead to approximately 100,000 more assaults or murders each year in the U.S.

Why? Well, according to the co-author of the study, "When people get hot, they behave more aggressively."

If you plan on visiting the beach this summer, keep this study in mind. It could be a very dangerous place.

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