The Last Garrison of Defense for Obama’s Legacy is Manned by Jonathan Chait
Writing in New York Magazine, former TNR stooge Jonathan Chait writes, somewhat counter intuitively, that History will be “Very Kind” to Obama’s legacy. This assertion comes ironically juxtaposed with the virtually universal blistering criticism Obama is receiving even from his most vociferous defenders (like Mike Lupica) for having failed to send even an administration representative (nevermind the President himself) to the anti-terror rally in Paris | Read More »
The Future of Europe Hinges on France
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the state of the EU, the appalling absence of U.S. leaders in Paris and why France may determine the future of Europe.Read More »
French PM Didn’t Want Netanyahu in Paris, Declares French Republic Failed If Jews Flee
For all the pageantry displayed in Paris in support of Charlie Hebdo’s free speech, and against the terrorists who slaughter innocents, France remains one of the least hospitable (read: most anti-Semitic) places for Jews in Europe. While the New York Times concerns itself with a possible backlash against Muslims in France, and supporting those who refuse mandatory military service in Israel, it’s clear that Jew | Read More »
What Feeds The “Far-Right” According to The New York Times
The press today is an army with carefully organized weapons, the journalists its officers, the readers its soldiers. But, as in every army, the soldier obeys blindly, and the war aims and operating plans change without his knowledge. The reader neither knows nor is supposed to know the purposes for which he is used and the role he is to play. There is no more | Read More »
Où Est Le Président?
Where is the President? Yesterday, in Paris, the people took to the streets to stand against Islamic extremism. The Israeli Prime Minister, Palestinian leader, the Jordanian King who is a direct descendant of Mohammed, the German Chancellor, and various other heads of state joined together with thousands upon thousands of French citizens and others to rally in the face of Islamic extremism. President Obama did | Read More »
So, President Barack Obama skipped the French anti-terror unity march.
There is a very simple explanation for this: “President Barack Obama will not join other world leaders at Sunday’s Paris march in tribute to the victims of this week’s Islamist attacks in France, a US official told AFP.” Basically, President Obama legitimately and genuinely does not understand why it is necessary for him – or a sufficiently dignified surrogate* – to represent our country at | Read More »
The New York Times needs to get all of their people off of Facebook.
All of them: the rot has set in. To summarize… Marc Cooper, a journalism professor at USC (Annenberg), asked on Facebook what seems to be a fairly reasonable question: if the New York Times doesn’t think that Islamist fanatics killing a dozen people over the publication of satirical cartoons justifies showing said cartoons… hold on a minute. Moving on… Marc Cooper asked: if the current number of murdered cartoonists, | Read More »
The Exegetical Left and the Koran
There has been a lot of commentary in the media in the last few days, as there always is when bad things happen at the hands of Islamic terrorists, that the beliefs of the Islamic terrorists are not in the Koran. These typically follow with quotes from the Koran and the usually white, urban, liberal explaining at the terrorist is just misreading that passage. I | Read More »
Tom Steyer reportedly mulling California Senate run.
Or, as I would put it, Tom Steyer thinking of eliminating middleman by signing up to directly lose a Senate seat: “Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is mulling a run for Bar bara Boxer’s Senate seat, according to a person close to the former hedge fund trader.” …and there’s the trouble, right there for Mr. Steyer: all those adjectives. ‘Billionaire’ is at best, neutral. ‘Environmentalist’ is not | Read More »
Destruction Because of Offense: Je Suis Kelvin Cochran
It is a growing phenomenon, and it was on visible display last week. A group of terrorists was so offended by a publisher that the publisher had to be destroyed publicly as both an act of vengeance and an act of instruction. The act of vengeance was directed against the publisher directly. He came under attack for his personal actions. He published something that offended | Read More »
The American Left: Don’t believe those guys, they aren’t really Muslims
The amazing thing about the American left is the way that any action by itself or its pet groups is the action of deranged individuals and any action by someone vaguely connected with conservatism is an indictment of everyone who holds a political ideology. Nowhere is this more true than when it comes to the actions of muslim extremists. In the wake of the attack | Read More »
So They Were Actual Muslims Then?
There is an interesting thought experiment underway in my twitter feed. For several days now the press and proponents of religious pluralism have told us that the terrorists in France were not actual muslims, or at least were really bad and unfaithful muslims. Further, they told us we should not extrapolate from their behavior that real and faithful muslims would behave in any appreciable way | Read More »
Obama’s Community College Plan
The Obama administration is promising a new education plan that would make two years of community college free for roughly nine million students across the country. Now, I can already hear your response to this, because I had the same groan rumbling deep inside as well. Obama, more than any other president, is really trying to leave a legacy of entitlements in his destructive wake. | Read More »
Terrorists Hold Paris Hostage
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the latest developments in the Paris terror attacks, the press coverage of Charlie Hebdo’s comics, and if the European experiment has failed.Read More »
The Bourbon Democrats and The Experts at I Love Science Sexually*
I learned from the brilliantly brilliant people who publish the blog I Love Science Sexually. Bless their hearts, they have told me what to do. Luckily for my poor, limited, peasant brain, it involves nothing arduous that would worry my pretty little head. They could tell me that I should think for myself, rigorously question and demand logical proof presented in an environment governed by | Read More »
Gas tax fight shaping up in Congress
Congress is searching for a way to fund the Highway Trust Fund and an increase in the gas tax is the preferred method in the Senate. Utah (endorsed by Mark Levin, motto “never count your Hatches before they chicken”) has said that he opposes taxes but he considers the gas tax to be a “user fee.” “I prefer not to increase taxes but to me | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: #ParisShooting, Leadership Challenge, Early 2016 Challengers
Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! Tonight, T. Becket Adams of the Washington Examiner joins the regular panel of hosts: Leon Wolf of RedState, Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, and Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute to discuss yesterday’s terror attack in Paris, the leadership elections in | Read More »
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane (D) *may* be indicted soon.
To be fair: it hasn’t actually happened yet. And an indictment isn’t a conviction. Still… oopsie? The special prosecutor and grand jury investigating allegations that Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane leaked secret information to a newspaper have found evidence of wrongdoing and recommended that she be criminally charged, according to numerous people familiar with the decision. [...] The panel concluded that Kane violated grand-jury secrecy rules | Read More »
The Prophet Versus Some Myth Named Jesus
Not a day goes by that I don’t see an attack on Jesus, or His followers – Christians, for those of you in Rio Linda – on twitter, a liberal blog, a libertarian thought leader, any random drawing from a hat of MSNBC personalities, or in print/online newspapers. The attacks vary anywhere between snide remarks, insistence Jesus didn’t exist, insistence He was a closeted homosexual, | Read More »
Follow the Money: Under Armour
It’s the classic American success story. A young entrepreneur builds on an idea in a basement and spends the next few years hawking his wares out of the trunk of his car until he earns his first major break. For Kevin Plank, that break was a $17,000 sale of t-shirts with a revolutionary fabric to the football program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Within | Read More »