Breaking: Sen. John Walsh (D, Montana) cuts and runs.
Should have done it a week ago, frankly. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., announced Thursday that he is dropping out of the Senate race after it became clear that he could not overcome the fallout from a plagiarism scandal. “The 2007 research paper from my time at the U.S. Army War College has become a distraction from the debate you expect and deserve,” Walsh said in | Read More »
Guadalcanal. August 7, 1942
On August 7, 1942, US Marines landed at Lunga Point on the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomons group. Their immediate objective was the seizure of a partially completed airfield, later finished by the US military and renamed Henderson Field in honor of USMC Major Lofton Henderson who was killed during the Battle of Midway. Along with landings on Tulagi and Florida Islands, the campaign | Read More »
Democrats putting on as brave a face as possible for 2014 House races.
I wonder how this will all look in a month?Read More »
#MailGate: West Virginia Ethics Commission Says House Democrats Broke Rules
Five months after Democrat members of the West Virginia House of Delegates suddenly sent thousands of mailings just prior to the primary, the state Ethics Commission says those lawmakers were in the wrong.Read More »
Enjoy, progressives! – Jon Corzine starting the process of joining Team Hillary Clinton.
You cannot make me respect people who refuse to respect themselves.Read More »
Obama administration quietly doing back-channel evisceration of Obamacare’s individual mandate tax.
Point (July 2013): President Obama on Tuesday threatened to veto a pair of Republican bills in the House which would delay the employer and individual mandates for one year in the Obama health reform laws, as GOP leaders pressed Democrats to break ranks with the White House on the issue. Another Point (March, 2014): The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would veto a | Read More »
Ann Coulter is great, but I’d rather be like Kent Brantly
Ann Coulter, and all of American Christianity, should not condemn or chide Dr. Kent Brantly, we should praise and support him. It’s men like him, servants, of whom the world is not worthy, who move God’s heart.
I have nothing against Ann Coulter. I’ve never met her, but I’ve been a fan and read her books. But I’d rather be like Kent Brantly. God bless him, and I believe He already has.Read More »
Governor Jindal tries to stop Common Core
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) are locked in a legal duel over the future of Common Core. Jindal, rightfully, opposes it. The BESE, seeing themselves as the actual government of Louisiana and intoxicated by the vague scent of federal cash, is pushing ahead. Rather than waiting for the case to perk its way through the courts | Read More »
Are You Ready for Some Football?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Zerkle to get a preview of the NFL season, discuss Jon Bon Jovi’s bid for the Buffalo Bills, and why the next expansion team might be in London.Read More »
Shadow Parties and Zombie ACORN
It’s hard to believe now, but Democrats once had a lock on all power in the state of Texas. From Reconstruction to the 1980s, Republicans might be competitive at the presidential level, but other than picking off a statewide election here or there, had virtually no power. Texas was a one-party state. Texas flipped to Republican control in a slow-motion sweep during the 1980s through | Read More »
Mississippi GOP refuses to hear McDaniel challenge
In a decision that surprised absolutely no one, the Mississippi Republican Party refused to hear State Senator Chris McDaniel’s challenge to the outcome of the June 24 runoff. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise either that the Mississippi GOP pleaded organizational incompetence as the reason for not hearing the challenge. In a letter to McDaniel’s attorney, Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said the Tea | Read More »
Lobbyist for AT&T and Sony Corp Helps Pick Steve Scalise’s Staff
As more and more Americans wise up to the fact that Wall Street values and Main Street values are not necessarily the same, the House Republican leadership’s new team is firmly planting its flag with big business against individuals and Main Street. Steve Scalise has let a lobbyist for major corporations play a role in hiring staff, according to the Politico. Scalise is now the | Read More »
The Democrats’ 2014 problem in one sentence.
I think a person may be forgiven if he or she thinks that a ‘policy’ that plans to “expand education opportunities, empower women in the workplace and promote domestic job creation” is actually a code phrase for “we’re just going through the motions.”Read More »
Ebola Kills In Africa – Climate Scientists Chase The Ambulances
Image Credit Retraction Watch Blog The grant money must be drying up like California. Maybe someone on their 5th Post-Doc felt driven to succeed by any means available. I’d prefer to believe that the latest pathetic meme-push to blame Africa’s terrible Ebola Outbreak to !GLOBALWARMING! is the pathetic last-gasp of a bankrupt research team attempting to cash in on enviro-scare Inc. just one more time. | Read More »
Washington Post Getting Closer to Accusing the SBA of Fraud
The Washington Post is getting ever so slightly closer to acknowledging that the Obama Administration has cheated American small businesses out of hundreds of billions if not trillions of dollars in federal contracts. I have spoken to Washington Post reporter J.D. Harrison on several occasions and I think he is a well-meaning young man. I have sent him numerous federal investigations that have uncovered blatant | Read More »
What I Saw During Our Vote To Secure The Border
July 31, 2014, the House decided to stay in DC and work. The Senate had already left town for their August recess. The President held a press conference to let the world know that in his opinion, he found dealing with Congress untenable and the body was dysfunctional because they could not pass a bill to send to him to do what he wanted done— | Read More »
Can Christ Not Spare One Man?
I like Ann Coulter. There is no “but” after that. I like Ann Coulter, period. There are many people reacting with hostility and anger toward her over her latest column about the doctors in Atlanta who are infected with Ebola. In her column, Ann asks, “What was the point?” She goes on to write Your country is like your family. We’re supposed to take care | Read More »
The real story on Rand Paul’s Iowa adventure
It is actually pretty humorous. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a presumed candidate for president in 2016, was hosting a fundraiser for Iowa Congressman Steve King. There is a lot to like about Steve King. He’s a solid conservative. But he comes from a very safe district and is prone to voicing some of his more exotic opinions on immigration. His most famous, of course, is on | Read More »
Justin Amash’s Petty Victory Speech
Via RCP comes this video (which, I understand, is but one segment in a longer speech, and I confess I haven’t yet seen the whole thing), of Justin Amash giving some remarks during his primary victory speech yesterday. I know there are many people who are watching Justin Amash’s career very closely; I am not one of them. I know almost nothing about him frankly | Read More »
Tennant Can Run, She Can Hide, but She Can’t Escape Obama
In a state that has overwhelmingly rejected Democrats on presidential level four times since 2000, West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant couldn’t have asked for a worse day on Saturday.Read More »