Weekend Open Thread- Get Ready to Rumble in Texas: Greg Abbott vs. Wendy Davis
Get your popcorn ready for the first gubernatorial debate between Greg Abbott in one corner and Wendy Davis in the other corner. They will square off at 6-7 CDT in the Rio Grande Valley and it will be aired at 10:00pm EDT on C-SPAN for the country’s entertainment enjoyment. It seems that Abbott should tie one hand behind his back to make the debate fair but remarkably, he’s only | Read More »
Cowardly Congress Authorizes Obama to Pay Others to Fight
Last night, the Senate approved a bill to arm and train Syrian rebels, who fight against Bashar Assad, so they can eliminate ISIS, which possesses hundreds of millions of dollars, and no shortage of fighters willing to die for them. I fail to see the wisdom in this action, or what good can come of this. It appears cowardly, and even immoral to pay others to fight for you.
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A Message For The 2014 Election
Hello everyone. I like many of you have been watching the polls and I have not been liking what I’ve been seeing. This is the third straight election in a row that the GOP is being given to; really if this is a battle of negative ads, then all they have to do is look pretty and get aggressive by making their opponents own the | Read More »
A Step Forward for Privacy, Technology, and Law Enforcement
Americans were rightfully shocked last June when news broke in The Guardian that the National Security Agency was collecting vast swaths of private information from U.S. citizens, ranging from phone call metadata to personal emails. The situation became much more dire when it was revealed that the U.S. Department of Justice was wiretapping journalists and seizing their emails. Under the weight of public pressure and Congressional Oversight hearings, President Obama pledged to dial back his Administration’s surveillance policies, but the damage was already done – and any facade of trust between government, the media, and the American public was shattered.
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ISIS: The Three Questions
To understand the war against ISIS, it is best to separate the discussion into three parts: 1. Is President Obama’s strategy logical? 2. Can Team Obama execute the strategy? 3. Can the American political class provide the long term support necessary? 1. Is President Obama’s strategy logical? In a nutshell, the strategy is to engage a broad coalition, rely primarily on indigenous ground forces in Iraq and | Read More »
John Foust is that all you Got?
Working in NOVA I get to see some pretty interesting ads during the political season. John Faust wasted no time in bringing up the war on women in his latest ad against Barbara Comstock. Personally I believe the ad is lame on so many points. One – no one elected to congress is going to overturn Roe v. Wade. The courts have decided and it | Read More »
Michelle Nunn’s Hoodwink Georgia Campaign
Beginning with her first campaign commercial, Michelle Nunn has been attempting to convince voters she is not a liberal, and perhaps not even a Democrat. Prior to her campaign commercials becoming standard-fare attack pieces that play fast and loose with the facts, the message they contained was clearly focused on hoodwinking Georgians into believing she is politically conservative. Her campaign web site continues that theme. | Read More »
“We the People” is an Everyday Celebration of Liberty
No one sentence could better sum up the American spirit than the opening line of our Constitution. For 227 years these words have served not just as a set of guiding principles for our nation, but as the building blocks for the greatest democracy the world has ever known.
But let me ask you a simple question. Have you ever read the Constitution?
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Educational Choice is Good Policy
Teachers unions campaign for local taxes because they believe higher taxes help students, even though research has shown very little correlation between per pupil spending and student achievement. Teachers even threaten to strike for smaller classes or fewer school days because, you guessed it, it’s for the children. For decades, however, these same teachers unions have attempted to block the very policy that is first | Read More »
Harf v Timpf
Has anyone ever seen these two women together at the same time?
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What Defines a Woman’s Worth?
What determines a woman’s worth within an organization? Is it her experience, ability and performance or is it her “lady parts”? Are all women created with equal talents and abilities? Are all contributions to an organization to be considered equally important, but women’s contributions are considered more worthy? If a woman is the CEO of a company, is that company better than a company with | Read More »
Ray Rice, Shaneen Allen and Chris Christie
Generally, I would not dedicate a whole diary entry to another person’s entry, but since I (for whatever reason) cannot seem to comment, I feel this is a necessary follow up. To recap, everyone is now aware of the Ray Rice situation and his violent assault on his then-girlfriend in an Atlantic City casino. Everyone should also be aware of the situation of Shaneen Allen, | Read More »
Bashar Assad: Our new BFF?
There is only one disciplined, well-trained military force in the Middle East that is willing and capable of fighting and defeating ISIS. No, it isn’t the “Free Syrian Army” (whoever that is), the Iraqui Army or the Kurds. It is the Syrian Army of Bashar Assad, which is already engaged in fighting ISIS, with some limited success. If we don’t want to put American boots | Read More »
Analysts Rush To Defense Of NFL Player Accused Of Child Abuse
Charles Barkley insists that the beating of children by athletes should be overlooked because that form of discipline is a “Southern Black thing”. Will he be suspended from his broadcasting duties like the correspondent that simply asked why Janay Rice would deliberately marry a known domestic abuser? Will Black media personalities insisting that the beating of their youth by parents is just the way things | Read More »