Ferguson, MO and Our Neighbors’ Love
I am a thirty-nine year old white male in suburbia. When I hear of an altercation between an eighteen year old black male and a police officer, my natural inclination is to take the side of the police. For that matter, if I hear it is an eighteen year old white kid, Asian kid, Hispanic kid, or pretty much anyone else, my inclination is to | Read More »
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D, Vermont) meets with some of his Jew-hating constituents.
You know, we hear a lot of guff from the American Left about how insular rural areas of Red States can be. But I gotta tell you: speaking as a transplanted Northeasterner, listen to some of those progressives in Vermont and it’s like you’re in a time warp back to 1830 and the Know-Nothing Party. This is from a recent town hall in Cabot, VT: basically, Sen. Bernie Sanders | Read More »
It’s Time to Pay Attention to Kansas
While it is far too early to write an obituary in Topeka, conservatives must acknowledge the reality that Governor Sam Brownback is fighting for his political life right now in Kansas. The RCP average has him trailing by 2.8%, with even GOP-leaning polling firm Rasmussen Reports showing Brownback down 10 points earlier this month. Considering Kansas’s reputation as a bastion of cultural conservatism and a | Read More »
Police Officer in Ferguson Threatens to Kill Protester
Via NYMag comes some pretty shocking video from Ferguson last night. By all media accounts, last night was the first night of relative calm in several days and the crowd had settled in to peaceful protest. In the middle of this comes two astonishing videos of a police officer (I cannot tell which department he is with) threatening to kill protesters who were engaged in | Read More »
Be polite to the police
I guess I’ll take up the RedState counter-point position on whether it’s “fascist” for a former police officer to encourage polite behavior during encounters with the cops. That word is remarkably ill-chosen. Even if you think the author in question, former LAPD officer and current Colorado Tech professor of homeland security Sunil Dutta, is endorsing arrogance or authoritarianism, that’s well short of “fascism.” The Eff Word should not be | Read More »
Perry Grand Juror Is Democratic Party Activist. Sought Out a Grand Jury Witness While Serving.
Media Trackers has the scoop. A grand juror in the Rick Perry grand jury is not only a Democratic activist, but was active in the party while on the grand jury. Rho Chalmers, who disclosed to the Houston Chronicle yesterday that she was a member of the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was an active delegate to the Texas Democratic Party convention | Read More »
Why Place Matters
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Bill McClay to discuss his new book on why place matters, our society’s mobility and if Detroit can be saved.
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Alaska: Dan Sullivan wins! …And Dan Sullivan wins!
It’s like the political equivalent of the majestic Alaska salmon reproductive process.
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HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
Holy crap this is the funniest thing I’ve read today. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. Oh my gosh. I don’t want to refer to a reporter as a fluffer (probably don’t want to google that one), but good grief he had to be wearing knee pads to write this. Here. Here is how the whole thing opens. Mitch | Read More »