The American Flag: An Incitement to Violence?

    The parents of students who were denied their constitutional rights have filed a petition to have their case heard before the United States Supreme Court.  The case is Dariano, et. al. vs. Morgan Hill Unified School District.  To bring everyone up to speed, this case involves the wearing of T-shirts by students that depicted the American flag.  So far, so good except that the students in | Read More »

    Perfect Competition: What the Recent Clinton v. Paul Polls Mean for the GOP in the General Election

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 87% With the 2016 primaries and caucuses beginning in less than a year, many Democrat and Republican potential candidates are gearing up to announce their official candidacy to pursue the presidency. During this period of political limbo where we do and don’t know who’s running for their respective party’s nomination, new polls are coming out nearly every day. | Read More »

    Grexit

    Tomorrow (Friday), we will find out whether Greece exits the eurozone, which the media has dubbed “Grexit.”  The crucial meeting will be occurring in Brussels.  Economists are divided about whether a Grexit would be a yawner for the global economy, or will instead make the Lehman Brothers failure look like a picnic. So far, Germany has insisted that Greece must continue to take severe austerity | Read More »

    Scott Walker’s Education Ace

    Amid the Democrats’ furor about Income Inequality there is a huge, obvious gap in the discussion. It exists; it is becoming greater; it is largely a result of globalization and technology. So, what can be done?  One major, obvious answer is education reform, but that offends the teachers’ unions so no Democratic politician dares go there. Into the void come Jeb Bush and Common Core with national standards | Read More »

    A Modest Proposal for Peace in the Middle East

    Why don’t the Muslim nations surrounding Israel simply absorb the “Palestinians” living in squalor in refugee camps rather than trying to continuously attack Israel?

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    “Was blind, but now I see.” Amazing Grace has yet to find Barack Obama.

    The cover of the today’s NY Post says it all.  From the President himself, to his minions in the State Department and the Dept. of Homeland Security, the blindfolds are on, the ear plugs in, and the rest of us Americans can just shut up and go away because we’re too stupid and we “get bitter, cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people | Read More »

    Video From the American Recovery Forum Finally Available Online

    A lot of people who love the horserace have been dying to see video of the American Recovery Forum and the Iowa Freedom Summit. A link to the ARF is finally available.

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    Hillary’s Gender Advantage is Evident in Swing State Poll

    Re-posted from National Review A new Quinnipiac poll of three presidential swing states is crack for political junkies looking for their next data fix. The poll examines 2016 voter preferences in Colorado, Iowa, and Virginia. All three states were won by Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, but in 2004 had appeared in the “red” column for George W. Bush. The three are now considered | Read More »

    Obama’s “Jobs For ISIS” Trial Balloon Crashed Because You Morons Are Too Stupid To Get It

    Obama's "Jobs For ISIS" Trial Balloon Crashed Because You Morons Are Too Stupid To Get It

    Generally when a trial balloon is launched to “test the waters” and it doesn’t float  – so to speak – that’s the end of it. For example, take that balloon that we Harfed up on Monday: “if only the yutes could find jobs they’d stop beheading all the infidels,” – it was sort of laughed out of the sky. I guess you could technically say | Read More »

    CPAC 2015’s Activism Boot Camp

    For those who know me, or know about what we do at American Majority, you know I believe strongly in training and equipping activists and future leaders on how to win. Unless we have real wins in the public arena, all we’re doing is having nice conversations about what great policy would look like instead of making good policy a reality. So this year at | Read More »

    The Left: Scott Walker Must Be Destroyed

    The Left:  Scott Walker Must Be Destroyed

    How can America tolerate Rudy Giuliani when he says moronic and offensive things like this? http://t.co/PqzSQ4qHrj pic.twitter.com/8JYMpNxf6O — Jim Roberts (@nycjim) February 19, 2015 The Leftist media only cares about Rudy Giuliani’s comments about President Obama, “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America” because Governor Scott Walker sat | Read More »

    Ex-Navy Air Boss: F-35s “Essential” To Carrier Air Wings

    Vice Adm. David H. Buss stepped down as the Navy’s “air boss” last month. Vice Adm. Buss reports that the F-35’s recent successful sea trials showed that the fighter jet is close to becoming operational, and that it is “essential to the future of carrier air wings”. From Navy Times coverage: “I’m very happy with where we are with the program now,” Buss said during | Read More »

    The New Cold War

    Like the former Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, there is a new one in the Middle East that pits Saudi Arabia against Iran.  And like most problems in the Middle East, religion lies at the root of the problem.  In this Cold War, like the old one, there are often flare-ups in proxy nations. Neither side is averse to using | Read More »

    Christian Filmmaker Befuddled Over The Relationship Between Media & Religion

    In an episode of Generations Radio titled “Filmmaker Chastises Christians For Watching Ungodly Films: Film Has Usurped Church”, Christian filmmaker Rich Christiano provided a summary of an upcoming project as well as reflections upon Christianity and the media. In the synopsis, he name drops that the upcoming film features Harry Anderson. The cinematographer reminds that Anderson, before his descent into obscurity, starred as the judge | Read More »

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger(RINO-IL) Endorses Jeb Bush For President

    It is semi-official Illinois Republican(In Name Only) congressman Adam Kinzinger is endorsing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to be the GOP nominee for President in 2016 according to his interview with the Bloomington Pantagraph editorial board Tuesday. Jeb, the brother of former President George W. Bush and son of former President George HW Bush, is the leading candidate for the GOP presidential nomination among the | Read More »

    Follow the Money: Nissan

    Follow the Money: Nissan

    The Super Bowl is a perfect snapshot of American commercialization and pop culture.  As a Dad, I’m always watching the commercials with a lens of what my children are seeing as well, and many times, it’s not a lot of images that are suitable for toddlers.  “Family friendly” gets harder and harder to find, even though many commentators pointed out the heavy use of fatherhood | Read More »

    MUST READ: “Lucy and Ethel take Foggy Bottom!” (with a bonus video link)

    Given the latest inane comments from Marie Harf, Ian Tuttle has a good piece over at National Review, dissecting Harf and Psaki…Lucy and Ethel Take Foggy Bottom. But it’s the comments..over 1,000 at this point, that are really worth the read…some are hilarious, to wit: “Psaki and Harf are the only two under the impression that Legally Blonde was a documentary” “In a room with | Read More »

    MSM Targets Walker & Rubio, Pushes Jeb

    The MSM is now focusing on Hillary’s biggest threats, on the winners of the Koch America Recovery Policy Forum (Rubio) and the Iowa Freedom Summit (Walker). Why don’t they go after Jeb Bush? They know he negates all of Hillary’s weaknesses: lack of enthusiasm from each one’s base, lack of personality and charisma, and there sense of entitlement to the office.

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    What Does ISIS Want? The Same AS You and Me???

    What Does ISIS Want? The Same AS You and Me???

      “We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs…” So you see, ISIS wants – in no particular order – exactly  what Americans want: Good jobs and a living wage ($15/hour) Because every vote counts Free | Read More »

    CNN: The Comedy News Network Strikes Back

    CNN: The Comedy News Network Strikes Back

    There are few transcendent principles that continually prove themselves more than Liberals Stick Together.  In a hagiographic fantasy, The Wrap published an interview with CNN chief Jeff Zucker, who made the funniest joke I’ve heard since Night Court went off the air: “Everyone said we were getting out of news — we doubled-down on news.” CNN really needs to re-evaluate its acronym. Now that Comedy | Read More »

    More Proof that Self-evident Truth is Extinct

    “We hold these truths to be self evident…”, so wrote Thomas Jefferson and the other authors of the Declaration of Independence, and as evidence, the Continental Congress voted to separate from England and accept all of the unavoidable consequences. Self-evident truth – a concept that appears to be extinct in the post-Christian, post-modern, post-racial America that Barack Hussein Obama epitomizes. That is nothing new, and | Read More »

    Unprecedented number of absentee ballots in school board election draws attention of NM Sec. of State

    Unprecedented number of absentee ballots in school board election draws attention of NM Sec. of State

    “Watch the absentees,” we sometimes hear in the news– James O’Keefe the controversial video journalist made a video on it. And others mention it as well– friends in Colorado and Washington state (states with absentee-only voting) have raised concerns, but generally not much can be proven and the discussions are left to radical fringe forums. Then a couple weeks ago I read the story of | Read More »

    Scott Walker Must Be Doing Something Right

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has been in the news a lot recently.  Soon after delivering a speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit, Walker emerged as a very viable presidential possibility in 2016 for the Republican Party.  It is obvious that the opposition is taking notice and that explains the recent attacks on Walker.  Some of it involves bringing up old, tried-and-failed accusations against Walker.  Some | Read More »

    The Edge of Darkness

    While the Romans were having orgies in bathhouses and cheering on the gladiators in the Coliseum, armies they dismissed as barbarians were gathering on the borders of their decaying empire preparing to strike.  The glorious civilization their ancestors created was on the brink of ruin. They were on the edge of darkness but didn’t realize it. Today we stand on the edge of darkness.  The | Read More »

    Chris Farley Charms Congress Back in ’95

    Conservatives are often irked by Saturday Night Live. This is mostly because SNL hates our guts…or at least thinks our guts are old, white, uncool and smelly. But it is not always so. Indeed, back during the Republican boom of the 90’s a very special merging of these two, supposedly opposing forces  prompted an unforgettable moment that still brings smiles all these years later. The | Read More »

    When The Media Report ‘Patent Trolls’ – Think ‘People Protecting Their Private Property’

    You’ve heard the phrase “patent trolls,” yes? Certainly not a positive sounding term. I mean – trolls? How positive an image does that conjure? The Media are almost always opposed to all things good. So when they with near unanimity help promulgate a term – you need to (re)contemplate its definition. Stopping the Economy-Sapping Patent Trolls Patent Trolls Mean Big Damage for US Economy Patent | Read More »

    The Turkish Dilemma

    Turkey is a schizophrenic country.  Throughout its history it has alternately viewed itself as both European and Asian.  By being “European” this means a secular government and free market economy, or what passes as such in a Muslim country.  By “Asian,” one means Muslim.  Born of the ashes of the defeated Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I, the country became a military | Read More »

    Democrats Who Pushed Obamacare Down Our Throats, Now Ask: “Who Dealt This Mess Anyway?”

    Democrats Who Pushed Obamacare Down Our Throats, Now Ask: “Who Dealt This Mess Anyway?”

    Who dealt this mess, anyway? Yea, it’s an old card player’s term, but sometimes you can use the old switcheroo and it can be applied to … Frontal politics –  Wide, Wide River; The Fugs (1968) CAUTION: Mildly NSFW or CHILDREN There’s no reason you should be familiar with the Fugs unless you’re a conservator of semi-popular rock protest bands from the ‘60’s. Butt when I | Read More »

    The imminent demise of the Democrat party…and why

    I’ve always taken a dim view (translation: not worth reading) of books that  confidently proclaimed an absolute. From Kevin Phillips’ 1969 “The Emerging Republican Majority,” to John Judis’  2002 “The Emerging Democrat Majority,” they cleverly manipulated statistics and assumed trends not in evidence. Judas, after this past November’s election, has now all but recanted his thesis, saying that the Democrats’ continuing, and increasing, loss of support | Read More »

    How Loretta Lynch Loves Civil Asset Forfeiture

    Though the confirmation process for the next Attorney General has been delayed for the next two weeks amid lack of Republican support for nominee Loretta Lynch, it is particularly troubling that the media coverage has failed to discuss Lynch’s position on civil asset forfeiture during this time. Civil asset forfeiture is a particularly egregious abuse of power, allowing the government to seize property and cash | Read More »

    I Got Cider In My Ear!

    I Got Cider In My Ear!

    One of these days, a guy is going to show you a brand-new deck of cards on which the seal is not yet broken. Then this guy is going to offer to bet you that he can make the jack of spades jump out of this brand-new deck of cards and squirt cider in your ear. But, son, you do not accept this bet because, | Read More »

    After Silk Road: Like Hydra The Darknet Is Bigger, Deeper & Darker Than Ever

    Let’s get some definitions out of the way right off the bat, because a lot of people confuse the Dark Web with the Deep Web. We’re basically dealing with three distinct concepts. The Surface Web is anything that can be indexed by a typical search engine like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. Conversely, the Deep Web is anything that a search engine can’t find. For example, when you | Read More »

    Presidential Material

    Earlier today streiff (1) rather correctly referred to our current excuse for a Commander-in-Chief as “dishonest and sophomoric” and, with just an additional 57 words in his first paragraph, went a long way towards clarifying the two word term that was still budding in my mind almost six years ago: See Sophomoric Wilsonianism and the Soul of Growing Discontent. (2) While I personally found that | Read More »

    What’s next for the Keystone pipeline?

    Canadian oil sand’s crude is already pouring into America via train and truck—both methods which produce more CO2 and pose higher risk of environmental degradation due to accidents than a state-of-the-art pipeline.

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    If it’s President’s Day, this must be Aspen – home of the rich and famous

    If it’s President’s Day, this must be Aspen – home of the rich and famous

    I know somebody asked about the annual ski-trip the other day, butt I was not at liberty to discuss it, as it is not officially happening. Unfortunately, some jerk on Instagram blew our cover: And Fire Andrea Mitchell ran with it, in a not-so-respectable way: Michelle Obama decided to get a vacation to Aspen this weekend for a ski trip with the spoiled kids. Palm | Read More »

    The February Supreme Court Docket

    February is a very light month for the Supreme Court’s oral argument schedule in that they will hear very few cases.  To summarize them: (1) Kerry vs. Din-  When applying for a visa, an applicant must first visit a US embassy or consular office.  This case involves an American woman who married an Afghan citizen while working there.  The immigration law grants consular officials some discretion | Read More »

    A dab of Communism and a dash of Fascism, Barack Obama’s economic philosophy in practice

    The primary reason Communism doesn’t work is that it goes against the very nature of man. In Communism there is simply no motivation for anyone to work hard. When there is a zero correlation between the amount or quality of work you do and the compensation you receive, your motivation to work hard, or maybe work at all, simply evaporates. This is particularly true given | Read More »

    VIDEO: What Obama’s Internet Power Grab Means for Free Markets and Free Speech

    February 26 is Internet Doom’s Day. That is the day President Barack Obama’s campaign-coin-bundling Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler will jam through President Obama’s Title-II-Reclassification-Net-Neutrality power grab. (At this point, I wish Chairman Wheeler had instead been appointed an ambassador – like oh-so-many other Obama contributors.) Meanwhile, President Obama wants to ramp up government-provided broadband.  To fill the void his Internet regulatory body | Read More »

    Obama’s Unconstitutional AUMF Makes Congress Commander In Chief

    Obama's Unconstitutional AUMF Makes Congress Commander In Chief

    I am not a constitutional lawyer or former professor of constitutional law.  Barack Hussein Obama claims both titles, although his competency in either position is questionable.  Last week, fellow RedStater Streiff wrote about President Obama’s AUMF: What Obama is doing is asking Congress to withdraw his current authority under the AUMF. This clearly covers ISIS and Obama says so in his letter: “Although existing statutes | Read More »

    Exposing Scott Walker: The Latest Poop on the Would-Be-President

    We have all heard the stories of Scott Walker’s lack of a college degree and how this supposedly disqualifies him from being the President of the United States.  Apparently, the Left has slipped some other qualification to be President into Article II of the Constitution when no one was looking or paying attention.  This lack of a college degree has led to all sorts of | Read More »

    Finding Newness in Being Old Fashioned

    Finding Newness in Being Old Fashioned By Christopher S. Brownwell Rare is the opportunity to see so stark a difference in worldviews as this year’s Valentine’s Day movie choices.  In our world plagued by a postmodern, moral relativism where truth is merely subjective to the bearer’s opinion, morality is defined in shades of grey and contradictions.  We are required to believe the absolute truth that | Read More »

    Why every Republican should support “Audit the Fed”

    What do Barack Obama, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 14%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 17% and Paul Krugman have in common? They all vehemently oppose the “Audit the Fed” bill introduced by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 87% last month. That alone should be enough to make any Republican give the bill a fair reading. Co-sponsored by other | Read More »

    Obama is a Master Gamer

    I was reading in Drudge how Obama’s recent unconstitutional executive order allowing immigration amnesty for illegal immigrants is starting to play out. Many of those illegal immigrants will be able to apply for the earned income tax credit, also they may be able to get refunds for the past three years, all from our friendly IRS.  There is also a loophole potentially allowing them to | Read More »

    America’s Greatest Fear: Keeping Up With the Jones

    America’s Greatest Fear: Keeping Up With the Jones

    “You can tell this is an in-depth story because it’s got an article next to the chart.” – Calvin Well this article explains everything: Thank you, Pew Research Centre, butt allow me to provide some independent commentary: First of all, I do not see either “Global Warming” or the equally ill-defined “Climate Change” at the top of anybody’s list. Gaia is not going to be | Read More »

    Reopening the Social Issues Debate in Missouri

    Embattled Democratic Governor Jay Nixon is term-limited in Missouri come 2016.  Once considered a possible Senatorial candidate for 2016, his star was seriously tarnished given his performance in Ferguson this past year.  Everyone is aware that outside the metropolitan St. Louis and Kansas City areas, Missouri is increasingly drifting toward the Republican Party.  Six of their 8 representatives are Republican.  Nixon has to deal with | Read More »

    We Have Become Obama’s Guilt Therapy

    We Have Become Obama's Guilt Therapy

    Pull up a chair and a grab a notepad while our president lies on a couch and speaks of his father, his youth in Indonesia, and the evils of western colonialism.  Yes, we are all now to be Obama’s national therapists.  The news cycle must never upset the delicate balance of his mind, lest he lose that placid demeanor and become angry or sullen. American | Read More »

    So who did Muhammad have killed?

    By now, unless you’ve been living anywhere but under a rock, you’ve heard about Obama trying to take Christians down a notch, “We see sectarian war in Syria, the murder of Muslims and Christians in Nigeria, religious war in the Central African Republic, a rising tide of anti-Semitism and hate crimes in Europe, so often perpetrated in the name of religion. …. Unless we get on our high | Read More »

    ISIS, Immigration, and the church: Leading from behind is insanity

    Let me take a short detour that some will not agree with, but it is a salient point to make when trying to determine how we got here and why getting out of this mess will be a long hard struggle.

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    A Different Christian Perspective on Clifweston’s Idea

    At first, I thought Erick Erickson’s short diary, “This Idea Beats Forced Service to Homosexual Marriage” was a great idea on how to take the fight to the gay couples who demand the Christian-owned bakeries to make wedding cakes for their gay weddings.  Telling the gay couples that the proceeds from the sale of custom-made wedding cakes would be donated to the organizations fighting the | Read More »

    Why Scott Walker’s lack of a college degree is a political advantage

    I’ve been following the news lately and have been laughing at the liberal media’s coverage of Scott Walker’s college days, or lack thereof.  Most conservatives agree that him not having a college degree at the very least wouldn’t hurt him, and in fact would be more likely to help him win votes.  I hope the democrats pursue that line of attack because I think it | Read More »