[Video] AFL-CIO Boss to Hillary: Support Us On Trade or Else.
For a long time, AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka’s support for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been “lukewarm.” Trumka’s preferred candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 0% [D-MA], has stated she’s not running for President (so far.). However, in order to garner the labor federation’s endorsement for 2016, it seems that one of Trumka’s big litmus tests is whether or not Clinton will back | Read More »
Nicholas Kristof tries the Otter Defense on behalf of the Clintons.
I am giving full points for chutzpah, to be honest.Read More »
George Pataki runs for president as the WTF?? candidate
Great news. I know you’ve all been waiting for this. George Pataki, a three-term governor of New York, on Thursday joined a crowded field of Republican presidential candidates where he has little name recognition and will have to prove his conservative credentials. Pataki invoked Republican Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan in his announcement speech in Exeter, N.H. and said he was running to “preserve | Read More »
Clinton Foundation hit with RICO lawsuit
Beautiful. Someone has finally called Bill and Hillary Clinton and their slush fund Foundation what they are: racketeers. Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation have been hit with a racketeering lawsuit in Florida court. The lawsuit, filed by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, includes a legal request to have the Florida judge seize the private server on which Hillary Clinton and her aides | Read More »
Follow the Money: Boeing
Some companies create such a successful business model that they are able to develop financing arms dedicated to creating more opportunities to bring their product to market. However, some companies have the good fortune of having a dedicated bank backed by the full faith and credit of the American taxpayer. There has been much in the news about the Export-Import bank in recent months, and | Read More »
The Believer in the Public Square
On May 16, 2015, I gave my first sermon at the Apologetics.com conference in Chicago, IL. I have the audio now of it and wanted to share that with you. The text as presented a few weeks ago differs from the sermon as delivered. You can listen at your own place via Soundcloud. The audio is also embedded in this post.
Has “The War on Poverty” Worked?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Andrew Quinn to talk about the War on Poverty, competing numbers on its effectiveness, and music legend B.B. King.Read More »
Obama 2012: I Ended The War. Obama 2015: Only The USA Patriot Act Can Save Us!
He’s Here To save Us! President Barack Obama bragged during his 2012 Reelection Campaign that he ended the war in Iraq. GM alive, Bin Laden dead, Barack Obama 2012! Barack Obama was dismissive when told that threats still remained. He initially described ISIS as “the JV.” For all who would listen he loudly proclaimed a victory for peace. Now that [mc_name | Read More »
Rick Perry Approaches the Arena
When the economy began to slide under George W. Bush and then cratered complete with Barack Obama entering the White House, Texas’s economy stayed strong. When the summer of recovery saw more and more Americans leaving the workforce, Texas saw more and more people going to work. In fact, if Texas were not a hotbed of economic activity in the past six years, Barack Obama | Read More »
Tech at Night: Democrats and fellow travelers shut down more of the War on Terror
Yeah, at this point Rand Paul is pretty much running as Hillary Clinton-lite. You see, through various intelligence programs, the US government is able to identify foreign terrorist organizations. When those terrorists then contact folks in the United States, we have legitimate reason to know who they’re talking to, so NSA has developed means of sifting that information. And yet here we are, 13 and change | Read More »
Why Rick Santorum Matters
Earlier today, Rick Santorum declared his candidacy for President of the United States. Santorum lost his re-election bid for the Senate in Pennsylvania in 2006. He has not held office since. There are a lot of people who wonder why Rick Santorum thinks he has a chance and why he is running. That reason comes from his debate performance in Mesa, AZ on February 22, | Read More »
Journalists: Do Your Job
Partially based on this post by Caleb Howe and partially based on this Blake Hounshell tweet, I’ve got a quick thought for journalists: How about actually doing your jobs? I get it, you don’t like people on the Internet and social media telling you to do your job and all, but considering I used to do the job, too, I actually know what I’m talking about. | Read More »
Bernie Sanders, Deodorant and Diversity
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, now running for President as a Democrat (and thus forcing the Democrats to take some ownership of having had an avowed Socialist in their Senate caucus for the past decade plus) thinks that America’s children are starving due to too many brands of deodorant. No, really – here’s the full Q&A: HARWOOD: If the changes that you envision in tax policy, | Read More »
May 27, 1941. Sinking of the Bismarck
On May 18, 1941 the Bismarck and her consort Prinz Eugen sortied from the Pomeranian port of Gotenhafen, present day Gdynia, Poland, to raid British commerce in the North Atlantic. The Bismarck, displacing some 50,000 tons, had been launched in 1939 and was a formidable combatant carrying 8 x 15 guns as her main battery. When she entered service on August 24, 1940 the only | Read More »
Politico Smears Scott Walker With False Quote
Politico today led the way in a virtual tidal wave of outragey outrage stories across the leftosphere trashing Scott Walker as some kind of monster because he thinks that laws mandating ultrasounds before abortions are “cool” and gosh doesn’t he just love rape. Only that’s not rape. And, oh yeah, he didn’t even say that. Yes once again the media and the left have coincidented | Read More »
Clinton Foundation finds itself drawn into FIFA soccer corruption scandal.
Short version, because this a soccer scandal: FIFA is the Grand Poobah of soccer. They just indicted a remarkable bunch of higher-ups in it for endemic corruption, bribery, and general chicanery over World Cup bids. This is genuinely a Big Deal for pretty much the rest of the world, not least because FIFA’s been smelling for decades now. But now to the important bit: which is | Read More »
The rape epidemic and Nicholas Kristof’s cognitive dissonance
In the wake of the notorious Emma Sulkowicz graduating from Columbia University where she made an academic career, as far as can be told, of falsely accusing a fellow student of rape, the New York Time’s Nicholas Kristof has an interesting offering: When the Rapist Doesn’t See It as Rape. He starts with the story of Brian Banks. Brian Banks was one of America’s best | Read More »
Los Angeles labor unions demand exemption from minimum wage
Chutzpah. Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces. The push to include an exception to the mandated wage increase for companies that let their employees collectively bargain was the latest unexpected detour | Read More »
Former CIA Director on Benghazi: What difference at this point does it make?
Former CIA Director, the nonpartisan former chief of the nonpartisan CIA, Mike Morrell has taken to the nonpartisan POLITICO to snivel about the emails Benghazi emails being released by Judicial Watch. The results are so pathetic that one gets the feeling that Morrell, himself, is laughing as he writes it. He calls his effort Debunking the Benghazi Myth. The obvious flaw in Morrell’s piece is that | Read More »
Fifth Circuit Upholds Injunction Against Obama’s Executive Amnesty
A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit today issued a split decision upholding the Texas judge’s injunction preventing Obama’s executive amnesty program from moving forward. The opinion itself upheld the injunction on fairly arcane (to non-lawyers) legal and procedural grounds; i.e., it did not decide or offer an opinion as to whether the Obama Administrations program was likely unlawful or not. Rather, it invalidated the | Read More »