A Candidate Willing to Change His Mind

Isn't that what the media wants? A candidate who is bold enough to admit he has changed his mind? Well, we have a mind change and it is a really ...

Smart Policy and Smart Politics From Gov. Rick Perry on Ex-Im Bank

I don’t have much time to get my thoughts down on this because I am about to read Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims to my kids before I head out to my night job, but Gov. Rick Perry, who is expected to his announce his intention to run for the GOP nomination by June 1, has penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal | Read More »

Kent State: May 4, 1970

If you weren’t around, or old enough to know what was going on, during the period from, say, 1965 to 1970, it is near impossible to explain the turmoil the nation experienced caused by a perfect storm of events: the Civil Rights struggle, the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the non-stop series of anti-war protests. The Democrat convention in Chicago had experienced | Read More »

Arrested for being Black on a Wednesday Night

Here we go again. Via the Denver Post, here comes video out of Colorado Springs of a stop between police and two black men. It appears not to be in controversy at this point that ultimately, the police pulled these two individuals over for a cracked windshield. You watch yourself and see if you can justify why it had to be that, for demanding to | Read More »

Leading With the Budget

This week the Senate will follow the House in passing a federal budget that presents a remarkable contrast in governing ability and philosophy between Republicans and Democrats. When Democrats ran one or both houses of Congress, they failed for six straight years to do the most basic function of the Legislative Branch: pass a concurrent budget resolution to determine how the federal government will spend | Read More »

Stand Your Ground laws under attack

The price of the Second Amendment,like liberty, is eternal vigilance. Having lost several fights at the Supreme Court, the anti-gun left is gearing up for yet another fight over “stand your ground” (SYG)  laws. The idea behind SYG laws is pretty simple. If you are confronted by an aggressor you are not obligated to retreat. As Jorge Amstelle writing in The Daily Caller says: Let’s | Read More »

Alan Grayson (D, FL) apparently wants to assign his House seat to his girlfriend.

Alan Grayson truly is the gift that keeps on giving.

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Wrong people charged in Freddie Gray death

If you really want to understand Baltimore, you need to watch the television series The Wire. Failing that you should watch David Simon’s previous Baltimore-centric series, Homicide: Life on the Streets. In both you will encounter corruption, incompetence, and ineptness that will make you scream. Keep in mind, virtually everything you see on those shows comes from the actual experience of Baltimore police officers who | Read More »

If Baltimore is the new normal, I really don’t care

The riots in Baltimore after the untimely death of small-time criminal Freddie Gray at the hands of Baltimore police officers has set off an interesting series of commentary. For instance, this from the Huffington Post: On the Cusp of an ‘African American Spring’. This gem is from the pen of John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. National Diversity Expert; Principal and Chief Strategist of Criticality Management Consulting; | Read More »

Winners and Losers From This Year’s NFL Draft

On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Zerkle to discuss last weekend’s NFL Draft, which teams did the best and who will be the star fantasy player from this draft.

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