Follow the Money: Center for Reproductive Rights
Just recently, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas law known as H.B. 2 that provides for the regulation of abortion clinics in the same manner as other healthcare facilities in the state. Other states have enacted similar measures, including Tennessee, which passed a constitutional amendment last November affirming the role of the state legislature on this issue. As one might expect, the | Read More »
Former Pentagon Official Discusses the Chinese Hack of OPM
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by David Patterson to discuss the OPM hack, information the Chinese might have stolen and what the administration’s response has been.Read More »
BREAKING: House Republican Leaders Targeting Congressman Ken Buck for Retribution
Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) 100% is nothing if not a team player. Having narrowly lost his first bid for the U.S. Senate, Buck ran again for the Senate in 2014. But Buck graciously stepped aside for Congressman Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) 63% and, instead, ran for a congressional seat. He was then elected Freshman class President. That has all | Read More »
Bobby Jindal and Going Home Again
Today, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will announce he is running for President of the United States. As a native Louisianian, I have seen first hand the transformation of the state for the better under Bobby Jindal’s stewardship. I am from East Feliciana Parish. The per capita income in East Feliciana is $15,428. Growing up, most everything in the parish was state owned. The state’s insane | Read More »
The Real Target
The Flag Most Dems Really Want To See Banned When proud, lifelong Democrat Fritz Hollings repudiated decent Americanism and defiantly reenacted Fort Sumter by raising the Stars and Bars over the South Carolina State Capitol, the Democrats had no problem with it. It was just a rag. If he needed to wave it around to keep SC in the right hands, | Read More »
If They Hate The 2nd Amendment, They Generally Don’t Want To Marry The 1st One Either
Boy I hate it when racist blowhards go chucking The Dreaded N-word around the room like fragmentation grenades. Seriously, they all outta go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass “Go.” Do not collect $200 on your EBT card. Well, who am I kidding? Piers Morgan kinda’ sorta’ agrees with RMJ*. But sadly, you see, there are limits. What would I do with | Read More »
The Rise & Fall of the Confederate Flag in South Carolina
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, in the aftermath of the Charleston church shooting, held a press conference Monday with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) 76%, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) 44% and legislators from both parties calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from its place on the grounds of the state capitol. This is a good thing. Despite persistent | Read More »
Looks like Hillary has been Less than Forthcoming with her E-mails
I know it’s hardly a shocker that Hillary Clinton would hide some of her e-mails from the House Select Committee on Benghazi, but that’s what Trey Gowdy and the Republicans there have discovered. With a tip of the hat to the Weekly Standard, here’s what the relevant press release from the committee said: The Select Committee on Benghazi today released emails it uncovered to and | Read More »
Ted Cruz now opposes Trade Promotion Authority
Earlier in the month opponents of TPA were told that we were unreasonable and the prima facie evidence to support that contention was that Senator Ted Cruz supported the bill. Now things have changed. Ted Cruz is reversing his position on a major trade bill, calling it a “corrupt” backdoor deal between Republican leaders and the White House. The Texas firebrand and Republican 2016 presidential hopeful had | Read More »
Trade Promotion Authority avoids filibuster
via The New York Times and Senate Hands a Victory to Obama on Trade Pact: The Senate on Tuesday narrowly voted to end debate on legislation granting President Obama enhanced negotiating powers to complete a major Pacific trade accord, virtually ensuring final passage on Wednesday of Mr. Obama’s top legislative priority in his final years in office. The procedural decision barely cleared the 60 votes | Read More »
Vermont playing (organic, free-range) chicken with the grocery industry over GMOs.
They shall make a food desert, and call it Vermont.Read More »
With the Deal Deadline Looming, Iran Bans Nuclear Inspections
The supposed deadline to form a nuclear deal with Iran under the present round of negotiations is June 30th. If you needed any further indication of how willing Iran is to follow any deal that would restrict its ability to develop nuclear weapons, know that its Parliament has approved the outline of a bill that would ban inspections of military sites: Iranian lawmakers approved the | Read More »
For the past couple of days I’ve been ashamed and disappointed that RedState has decided to enter into the feeding frenzy over the Confederate flag (note: the flag in question is actually the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, but for sake of brevity I will refer to it as the Confederate flag) and have cooperated in tying that flag to the shootings | Read More »
Soviet Union 2.0 – The Environmental Protection Agency
Former President Richard Nixon is an ancestral RINO – Republican In Name Only. The wobbly GOP wing that insists on delivering us Diet Democrat policies. So it was in 1970 when President Nixon signed an executive order creating the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Get that? A unilateral fiat – how very pre-Barack Obama of him. Was there a resounding clamor for an EPA? Certainly not | Read More »
The war is over. These men won it for Liberty.
Like most of us, Nikki Haley is lucky to be alive today. Had she been born 60 years earlier, she’d have had few civil rights, stuck under one-party Democratic Party rule enforcing a racist system of tyranny. Had she been born 150 years earlier, she might have had none at all, under one-party Democratic Party rule enforcing a racist system of chattel slavery. Yesterday she | Read More »
Taking Down the Confederate Flag Won’t Eliminate Racism
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Mollie Hemingway to discuss the terrible church shooting in Charleston, the media’s immediate response to tear down Confederate symbols and the amazing faith and forgiveness of the victims’ families.Read More »
Does Rand Paul Have A Fix For Our Messed Up Tax Code?
Arguments For and Aginst The Paul T ax Plan Rand Paul offers us his take on why we are having such a recoveryless recovery from the 2008 recession. He believes we are being hamstrung by our current levels and methodologies to collect Federal tax revenues. He employed Stephen Moore and numerous other experts to design a tax plan that would replace | Read More »
Proud to Support Governor Nikki Haley
Yesterday, in South Carolina, Governor Nikki Haley brought together a diverse group of Republicans and Democrats in South Carolina to urge the state legislature to remove the Confederate battle flag from state house grounds. In doing so, Governor Haley showed real leadership — the kind people in Washington always say they want but never bother trying to achieve. In doing so, she took on an | Read More »
Tech at Night: Preserving American stewardship of the Internet
We can’t hand oversight of the Internet over to Russia. Much like how the US Navy secures the world’s waterways, so too do we secure the free flow of information on the global Internet. So the DOTCOM Act by Senators Rubio, Thune, and others seeks to constrain the President’s ability to cede oversight of ICANN and IANA, fundamental Internet organizations. I hope the House passes | Read More »
Prayers for Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland as he battles cancer.
&Governor Larry Hogan (Maryland) announced today that he has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. While this is a form of cancer that responds well to treatment, it’s still a tough thing to face. I ask that people who are so inclined offer up prayers and good wishes for him and his family while they deal with this disease.