Cold War Revisionism and the Defense of Obama’s Ukraine Blunder
There is an op-ed in the Washington Post by Mark Kramer, director of the Project on Cold War Studies at Harvard University, making the rounds today titled Five myths about the Cold War. Like so many “Myth” themed pieces it is combination falsehoods and fields of burning straw men. Some of the myths aren’t even myths. In my view, if this actually represents the state | Read More »
Rick Perry Rides Again
*Promoted from the diaries – Aaron*
Rick Perry has it all. As he rides into what should be the sunset of his political career, he boasts a largely successful record as the longest serving Governor of the great state of Texas…
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Mitch is in Trouble. #McConnelling
This is a thing now. I even got a mentioned on MSNBC because it is such a thing. But this is by far the best version of that thing. Created during the work day by my Art Director, Michael Deppisch. Consider this an open thread obviously.
The never-ending lies of ObamaCare
There are many things about Barack Obama’s America which our grandfathers, and perhaps fathers, would not recognize. One of the most disturbing things is how we’ve grown comfortable with being lied to. You might counter by saying that people have complained about the government lying to them for ages. Yes, and that’s the point: they complained about it. The Obama Administration is a billowing cloud of | Read More »
52 Wisconsin Residents Purchased Obamacare Plans, Still Aren’t Insured
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WKOW in Wisconsin ran this local news story this week about Wisconsin residents who have purchased plans through Obamacare but will soon find out they are not covered. So, not only has HHS erroneously informed people that they are insured, the Department has no way of identifying or notifying these residents that they are not insured.
Senate Republican Support Of Unemployment Benefits Extension Combines Bad Policy and Bad Politics
Former Israeli Prime Minister Abba Eban once remarked of the Palestinians that they never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. The same might be said of Senate Republicans under the alleged leadership of Mitch McConnell. Back when the Obama Depression first hit us, the Congress passed a law extending unemployment benefits from 26-weeks to 99-weeks. Those extended benefits expired on December 28. The Obama | Read More »
Mary Landrieu Polling Continues Downward Spiral In Louisiana
Mary Landrieu has taken a dive in the polls last year. PPP ran two polls, one last February and one in August, both showing her up +10. PPP usually gives very, very pro-Democratic results a ways out from an election, but only goes very Democratic when you get closer to an election. Last month, a year out from their original +10 results, another PPP poll showed her only up +1.5
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The Official End of “If You Like Your Doctor, You Can Keep Your Doctor.”
Via Mark Knoller, WebMD has posted a video of an interview of Obama consisting of questions asked by WebMD users about Obamacare. Notably, in this interview, Obama was finally forced to concede what conservative health policy wonks have been saying since before the bill was passed – that under Obamacare, you might not be able to keep your doctor if you like your doctor. Pres | Read More »
Innovation in America: It’s All About the “Killer App”
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss dueling views of Bill Gates and Mohamed El-Erian about innovation in business, why modern innovation is all about the “killer app,” and what this climate means for the future of jobs.
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