Bob Corker’s Iran Nuclear Deal and the triumph of Failure Theater
This morning the United States stands upon the cusp of abject surrender to Iran. Not only are we about to sign an agreement which locks in Iran’s ability to build nuclear weapons, we are doing so without requiring them to renounce terrorism and we will pay them something approaching $100 billion for the privilege. Mitch McConnell is making tough noises about the deal: Senate Majority Leader | Read More »
That Guy – Governor Scott Walker Runs For President
“No, you go get your insurance off of a rigged exchange!” So you want a fighter to run against the perpetually angry Left. You are sick and tired of being offense-bullied by the terminally and professionally malcontented. You like good old-fashioned active aggression instead of the passive sort that ruins social trust and cohesion the way a termite colony will undermine | Read More »
A Congresswoman Demands Peace, Love and Big Brother Internet, Man
Democrat Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) 12% just penned an editorial for the San Francisco Chronicle. That has the patchouli whiff of her writing while sitting at the corner of Haight and Ashbury – in August 1968. It is warmed-over Hippie-Dippie, Flower Power, Socialist nonsense. But Congresswoman Eshoo writes all of this is in defense of a Huge Government Internet power grab. That | Read More »
Why I’m Supporting Peter Kinder For Missouri Governor
I’m a fan of people who had the people’s back before they needed the people’s vote.I’ve been in politics long enough to know that politicians get George Thorogood-landlady lovey dovey when there is a race they need to win. They appear out of the ether at grassroots rallies, they’re suddenly on the airwaves talking about issues that predate their advocacy but not their immeasurable concern. They’ll leverage | Read More »
The Sexism of “Rape Culture”
In current discussions regarding sexual assault, the focus seems to be on the surety of the woman’s victimhood as well as the man’s criminal act. If anything, a certain Rolling Stone apology from last December should cause us to pause and never assume the truth in any situation, especially one so life-changing as rape. The act of rape is a most personal, vicious crime, and | Read More »
The Intriguing Bid of Scott Walker
Today, Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker will formally announce his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States. Republicans have been waiting for Walker to do so and the field has been incomplete without him. It’s not that Walker has not been running. He has. He has just been focused on building up his Super PAC before having to separate himself from its fortunes. He has | Read More »
GOP candidates to actually discuss education in August; Democrats are… meh, whatever.
We do should be doing four- or five-candidate panels on EVERYTHING, from education to foreign policy to social issues to, heck, what’s good on television these days.Read More »
A reminder: if you’re running for office, ALWAYS say in which state or district.
People running for office need to tell the rest of us which office, and in which state. No exceptions.Read More »
Despite Rank-And-File Rebellion, Union Leaders Open Themselves To Hillary’s Charms
Just how far Hillary Clinton has to go to ensure her top spot on the Democratic Party’s presidential ticket will largely be determined this week when she meets privately with the nation’s top union bosses at the Washington, DC home of her campaign manager John Podesta. Despite overwhelming rank-and-file union support for self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders, AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka has tried to quell a | Read More »
Hillary Clinton blames Bush for her rapacious speech giving
A couple of weeks ago we covered the antics of the rapacious, cash-vacuuming, (near) septuagenarian Hillary Clinton who shook down a Boys and Girls Club for $200,000 to speak at their fundraiser. This cause that fundraiser to be the lowest netting event in the history of the club and she bolted right after speaking so she wouldn’t have to deal with The Little People. A | Read More »
The New York Times goes insane in its ‘edit’ of the Ellen Pao Reddit resignation story.
The New York Times did something very unpleasant with its story on Ellen Pao being canned from Reddit.Read More »
What’s after the Confederate flag?
It’s never enough. You know it. I know it. Hell, they know it. They get a victory and they keep going, convinced the world, history, and even reality bend to their will. The problematic Confederate Flag has come down in South Carolina, and its image is under assault everywhere else. The Fighters Against All Offensive Things Ever have declared their next target: The fleur de | Read More »
HarperCollins vs. the New York Times
Thursday evening, we published a post on the New York Times declaring war on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% by not including his book on their Bestseller List. Today, HarperCollins, the book’s publisher, is pushing book. This is actually fairly big news, considering the New York Times has been viewed as the premiere book ranking source. Via McKay Coppins at BuzzFeed: In | Read More »
Possible PERSONAL link between Wisconsin GAB / IRS witch hunts targeting conservatives discovered.
The IRS / GAB messes may in fact be related.Read More »
THE DONALD Has A Point: Illegal Immigrants Are Five Times More Likely To Commit Felonies
The Real Problem With US Immigration Policy. The troubles may have started as early as the 1840’s with The Westies in cities such as Boston and New York. They continued in the early years of the 20th Century as The Outfit terrorized Chicago, Illinois and fed on the stupidity of the utterly unenforceable Volstead Act. After the CCCP became nothing more | Read More »
The Renewal of No Child Left Behind
In writing about federal education policy, one comes to the conclusion (if they are a conservative) that the topic sucks because it shouldn’t really be a topic. In an ideal world, it would be left up to states, who would be in competition with each other for a highly educated workforce that would bring industry into their state. However, in an ideal world, we wouldn’t | Read More »
Manhood, honor, and Christian charity are dead
On March 13, 1964, 28-year-old Kitty Genovese was walking from her car to her apartment. She was stabbed multiple times, raped, and left to die. No one lifted a finger to save her. In her death she became a icon for the uncaring city dweller, in particular for the uncaring New Yorker. Though we know much of the story originally published by the New York | Read More »
The Collapse of China’s Stock Market and a Frozen NYSE
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the NYSE’s halted trading on Wednesday, if a hack took it down and why China’s crashing stock market is the biggest story no one is talking about.Read More »
Turns out Mitt Romney was right, and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta was wrong.
Katherine Archuleta found Mitt Romney’s natsec warnings quite entertaining. Until they came true.Read More »
The New York Times’ War on Ted Cruz
Not all political manifestos are worth reading; most frankly aren’t worth picking up. Candidates vying for high office peddle books penned by ghost writers to capture some cash and, more importantly, media attention. But whatever the motive behind the publishing or quality of the writing, one would hope that bestseller lists would accurately reflect when a book written by a politician is garnering some noteworthy | Read More »