Losing the Consent of the Governed
Image Credit: Shutterstock A new CNN/ORC Poll released on Sunday, finds that only 30% of registered voters feel their views are well represented by the government in Washington. The new CNN poll confirms new Pew Research Center polling, released last Thursday, finds that only 32% of respondents have a favorable opinion on the Republican Party — the lowest number Pew has | Read More »
Rick Santelli on The Fed, Interest Rates, and the Economy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Rick Santelli to discuss when The Fed will hike interests rates, by how much, and if the economy can absorb the rate increase. Then we’ll be joined Steve Oliner from AEI to discuss the mortgage market, and finally Andrew McCarthy on terrorism, the Iran nuclear deal and his new book.
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Hillary Clinton agrees Planned Parenthood should be investigated
Color me gobsmacked. It is a sign of just how damaging the videos of Planned Parenthood have been that Hillary Clinton, the recipient of the 2009 Genocide of Untermenschen Margaret Sanger Award, has tepidly agreed that an investigation is in order. Calling them “disturbing,” Hillary Clinton said undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue raise questions about the process | Read More »
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D, PA-02) indicted for all SORTS of political corruption, really.
DEMOCRAT Chaka Fattah was indicted on numerous political corruption charges. He is a DEMOCRAT. DEM-O-CRAT. D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T… look, this isn’t hard to type.
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Time for the GOP to Crap or Get Off the Pot
Anyone who has known me for longer than about 30 minutes knows that I am a Boston Red Sox fan. After the collapse in the 1986 World Series, that experience was, for about 15 years, an unmitigated experience of misery and the addition of reasons for Red Sox fans to nurse their massive inferiority complex with respect to the New York Yankees. However, beginning in | Read More »
Why do we even bother?
A couple of days ago, Ben Domenech, writing in The Transom, asked a question that many of us have been asking (at least) since the first of the year: Why does the Republican Party exist? What is its purpose as a political entity – to what end do its members work to elect their fellow Republicans? What are its priorities? Whose interests does it serve? | Read More »
“Cuckservative” is a Racist Slur and an Attack on Evangelical Christians
Despite the white washing by Breitbart.com (pun intended), the phrase “cuckservative” is a racist slur. It is used by racists in support of a racialist agenda. The people who use it are not opposed to illegal immigration, but are opposed to immigration in general. They are opposed to evangelical Christians who support interracial adoption. They are opposed to anyone who does not think in terms | Read More »
Mitch McConnell’s Yips
Y’all need to read this. What you’re hearing all around Capitol Hill over the past few days is the murmur of staffers saying nervously what their bosses can’t: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 61% has the yips. Say what you will about McConnell’s ideological grounding, or lack thereof – there was a time when the total leadership failure of the past week would | Read More »
Newsflash: Republican Senators Love Cronyism
With the Republican takeover of Congress earlier this year, conservatives hoped we’d see an end to cronyism. We hoped in vain. It turns out Washington has proceeded as normal, carrying on with its usual tricks. The GOP-controlled Senate is working hard to revive the Export-Import Bank. And the Senate wants to bring back a bunch of “green energy subsidies” that we thought we had dispensed with. | Read More »