Sheila Jackson-Lee Should Be Impeached For Encroaching Senility
Image Credit: Bill Day It was June 10, 2008 and Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich from the 10th District of Ohio had proudly introduced H.Res.1258 entitled Impeaching George W. Bush, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors. He brought with him a Star-Wars Cantina Scene of 11 co-sponsors including Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee proudly representing the 18th District of Texas. The bill went on | Read More »
Why We Fight
Today was my final day as a summer law clerk with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Now that my U.S. Senate badge is turned in and I no longer in any way speak for the senator for whom I interned — the Honorable Mike Lee of Utah — the time has come for reflection. We live in a deeply disturbed world. Ethnic minority separatists | Read More »
Obama’s Own Stimulus Predictions Show We’d Have Been Better Off Without It
Upon arriving late (as usual) to his press conference, Obama launched into a tirade about the obstructive Republican party that has gotten in his way so often that the world is now on fire as a result. This was, in part, a way of using the bully pulpit to remind Americans how awesome the Recovery Act (Stimulus) was and that it is the reason for | Read More »
Josh Marshall & TPM Promise a “BOOM,” Deliver A Dud
There’s a well-known saying among lawyers that when the facts are against you, argue the law; when the law is against you, argue the facts; and when the facts and the law are both against you, pound on the table and yell like heck. The behavior of Josh Marshall of TalkingPointsMemo is just the latest illustration of this axoim among the critics of Halbig v | Read More »
The Giver: A Close Look At Reality
As a child one of my favorite places to go was the library. To be swept up and transported to another world by a book was a joy, and, although I’m not quite sure I understood it at the time, I learned much about this world in my readings. From the battle between good and evil in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, to | Read More »
Gaza Ceasefire Fails Utterly
For the United States, it’s nice to have the rest of the world respect us but failing that, it’s important for the stability of the globe at large to have them fear us. The current complete disintegration of the situation in Gaza is demonstrating nicely that they do neither anymore. Blaring headlines across the global news sphere are now announcing that the 72-hour ceasefire, negotiated | Read More »
Ending Spending Uses Michelle Nunn’s Memo for Advertising
Michelle Nunn’s campaign in Georgia is off to a rough general election start with the release of her campaign memo. It gives away the game that she’s a liberal outsider who is going to have to pretend to be a moderate Georgian. Our friends at Ending Spending are first out of the gate with an ad based on that memo.
The Watercooler ~ Media Becoming Hysterical Over Israel
Joel B. Pollak at Breitbart hit the nail on the head in his analysis regarding the explanation for the media’s increasing shrill cacophony of criticism toward Israel’s handling of the battle against Hamas. Naming MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Fox’s Shepherd Smith, and the White House Press Corp as just three examples of the criticism — just yesterday — reaching a collective fevered pitch of near hysteria, | Read More »
David Vitter (R-LA) Supports Common Core
David Vitter, a Republican Senator from Louisiana, came out voicing strong support for Common Core education standards in a recent interview. In an interview taped for C-SPAN’s ‘Newsmakers,’ Vitter called Common Core “very strong, significant, positive standards.” He added that the state must make sure teachers are properly prepared to use the standards and must retain local control of curriculum. The comments come as Jindal | Read More »
Cook Political Report House race update: 17 races +GOP, 4 +Dem.
This is not precisely a ‘Boom!’Read More »
Border bill moves to vote in the House
After a conservative revolt yesterday forced the GOP leadership’s border funding bill to be pulled from the floor, a new bill is ready to pass. The new legislation — described to GOP lawmakers in a closed-door meeting in the Capitol — uses new language from Texas Rep. John Carter and Alabama Rep. Robert Aderholt to change a 2008 trafficking law that made it harder to | Read More »
RedState Gathering 2014 Agenda #RSG14
Dear RedState Gathering Attendee, We are looking forward to seeing you in Fort Worth. The RedState Gathering is less than two weeks away, please find below some important information about the details for the weekend. RegistrationYou will need your registration badge to access the Ballroom and the evening events. Please check in at the Registration desk on the Mezzanine level near the Ballroom Foyer when | Read More »
People Who Can Read Are “Obamacare Truthers” Now
The left has been in power so long they have completely lost both the ability to persuade people and any interest in doing so. Instead the only tools remaining in their kit are mocking and derision. So it is that we find that the left has coined a new and not very creative insult for people who believe that the Halbig plaintiffs were correct and that Obamacare, | Read More »
Could the Unemployed Cause Political Turmoil?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the July jobs report, the numbers of Americans unemployed or underemployed and if long-term unemployment could lead to political instability.Read More »
Putin’s Potemkin rebellion in Ukraine
When Moscow’s tool, Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych, was deposed by a popular uprising because of his policy of turning Ukraine into a Russian client state when the people wanted a closer association with the European Union, an insurgency developed in Eastern Ukraine. That region is economically depressed and heavily populated by ethnic Russians, these Russians saw an Anschluss with Russia as their best hope for | Read More »
Check and Mate
According to Zach Taylor an outspoken former Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent who is the chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, “As the government allocates resources to South Texas, it is systematically leaving areas within the U.S., as well as vast swaths of land along the border, unguarded.” Taylor continues, “This gives people that are trying to get their infrastructure, their | Read More »
Boehner Has Time to Salvage a Ridiculous Farce Descended to Stupidity
House Republican leaders had a closed door meeting with their conference late yesterday where they blasted Senator Ted Cruz for obstructing their plans to hand more than $600 million of your tax dollars to the man they’re also suing for not doing his job, Barack Obama. As an aside, Senator Jeff Sessions deserves a great deal of praise, along with Senator Cruz, for his actions | Read More »
Has John McCain Lost His Mind?
It seems that you can’t go a day lately without Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appearing on television advocating the United States invade another country. On a recent particularly snarky appearance, when asked to name one country we absolutely shouldn’t invade no matter what the circumstance, an answer eluded him. Not even Canada, really? Now of course, the context for the conversation was the Middle East, | Read More »
Philosophy In Action: The Arts, Sciences, The Economy and The World.
Image Credit: Brian Hillegas. Truth is Beauty and Beauty is Truth. That is all you know and that is all you need to know. – Keats. So I crack open the Internet and read the news. It just about all vapes off the exhaust nozzle. DOOOOOOOMMM!!! I tell you. Doom, on a pale horse. We see it in the arts, in the realm of science, | Read More »
John McCain on the Decline & Fall of the United States Senate
The Senate is in a bad way these days. Not that the Presidency and the House are functioning all that well, but under the leadership of Harry Reid since January 2007, the U.S. Senate has reached levels of dysfunction unparalleled in its history, and presided over eight years of economic stagnation and bitterly polarized and increasingly petty and juvenile politics. Reid has ruined the Senate’s | Read More »