The Watercooler ~ Religious Rhetoric and Politics
Some diaries just flow. Seem to come as naturally as water flowing down hill and can be put together in ten minutes or less. Others take time to percolate and develop gradually — many times as a reaction to events that require (some would go so far as to say “demand”) a response. That is, at least to those of us who are partial to | Read More »
US and EU impose new sanctions on Russia.
The smart set running what passes for diplomacy in US and the EU have released a new array of sanctions against Russia. These are a belated response to Russia’s fomenting a bloody civil war in Ukraine but in reality were only brought on by Russian armed, Russian trained, and Russian led ‘separatists’ shooting down a Malaysia Air passenger jet. In a press conference at the | Read More »
End DACA Or Go Home
House Republicans are about to pass legislation that does nothing to secure our border while allowing amnesty to many of those who’ve come across the border illegally. What the measure does not do is deal with DACA, the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program the President instituted by executive order. Without shutting down DACA, the House Republicans will essentially be spending a pile of money | Read More »
France offers Asylum to Iraqi Christians while Obama Turns his Back on Them
Providing us with yet more evidence that leadership in addressing humanitarian crises across has passed to Western European powers, France has offered asylum to Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution from the Islamic State (formerly ISIL). Radio Free Europe reports: [F]rance says it is ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq who have been told by Islamic extremists ruling the region to either convert to Islam, pay | Read More »
Nat’l Leftwing Network Discovered Via State Open Records Law
Thanks to a law requiring government workers in Wisconsin to turn over e-mails to citizens who ask to see them, a secretive national network of liberal ideologues and activists has been discovered. Nate Schacht of Media Trackers has been researching the work of a liberal University of Wisconsin professor who runs a left-wing think-tank at the University funded in-part with public money. Since the professor | Read More »
Greg Sargent’s Own Goal Worse than Previously Believed
Yesterday I jotted off a quick post about Greg Sargent’s “bombshell” evidence that supposedly disproved the Halbig Plaintiffs’ entire argument, but actually proved it conclusively. At the end of that post I predicted that Sargent’s evidence would be much more likely to be cited by the Plaintiffs (the side he opposes) than the Defendants (the side he favors). Turns out, Patterico did some digging late last | Read More »
Democrats Have a Losing, Anti-Energy Agenda
With only a few months until the midterm elections, the issues that matter most to the American people are jobs and the economy. Unfortunately, President Obama and Democrats are committed to energy policies that hurt economic growth and keep more people from finding work. When it comes to energy, the President and Democrats are running in the wrong direction. Instead of working to create jobs | Read More »
How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Jason Riley to discuss his new book, how government entitlement programs hold blacks back and how higher marriage rates could help the African-American community.
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Alison Grimes: boy, I just love that Iron Dome underground defense system!
Look, I’m not telling you to love Mitch McConnell; but this was a really stupid thing for Alison Grimes to say.
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