Veterans Used as Pawns in Omnibus Bill
Today, the House will vote on the omnibus bill to fund all of the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year. There are obviously numerous problems with the bill, from funding Obamacare and Dodd-Frank to a laundry list of increases in spending and backdoor earmarks. The Heritage Foundation has a good roundup of these items. Additionally, the entire approach of this bill is | Read More »
Wendy Davis’s Campaign Mocks Greg Abbott for Being Paralyzed
Wendy Davis’s campaign spin on her fundraising numbers is impressive. She wants you to know that she raised $12 million to Republican Greg Abbot’s $11.5 million. What she is hoping you will ignore, and which much of the press will ignore, is that Greg Abbott raised his $11.5 million in three months while Davis raised her $12 million in six months. Update: This original press | Read More »
Missionary of Doom: IRS Union Boss Warns IRS Underfunding Jeopardizes IRS’ Mission
The head of the union representing the workers at one of America’s most loathed government agencies is predicting dire consequences if Congress doesn’t cough up more money to fund the Internal Revenue Service.
Colleen M. Kelley, President of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), must believe that the majority of American taxpayers care about funding the Internal Revenue Service–much less want it funded.Read More »
Union-Bought Architect of Card Check, Democrat George Miller Announces Retirement
After 40 years as a Washington politician, California Democrat Congressman George Miller has announced he is retiring.
Miller, a staunch ally of today’s union bosses (and large recipient of union contributions) was one of the main architects of the hallucinogenically-named Employee Free Choice Act–a bill sought by union bosses to effectively eliminate workers’ right to vote in a secret-ballot election for or against unionization.Read More »
Open Internet order loses. Net Neutrality struck down again.
As many of us predicted all along, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the FCC’s Open Internet order, which attempted to force “Net Neutrality” on the nation. The Open Internet order was part of a plan claimed to oppose “discrimination” but in practice would hinder ISPs from charging people for what bandwidth they use.
The FCC had previously attempted to enforce such rules illegally, but lost in the Comcast v FCC case. This time Verizon took them on, and the FCC lost again.
If we don’t win the next Presidential election, I expect an even more radical attempt next time, though a move called Title II Reclassification.Read More »
Data Spying in the States: Public Safety or Invasion of Privacy?
While the public has been focused on disclosures by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden about his former employer’s powerful spying capabilities, it is worth paying attention to recent reports of sophisticated data spying by state and local police agencies.Read More »
Rep. Bill Owens (D, New York-21) cuts and runs.
Nice. NY Democratic Rep Bill Owens not seeking reelection. — Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 14, 2014 This was that thoroughly contested seat (the one involving Doug Hoffman) that drove the GOP nuts in 2009 and 2010 in trying to take it back. As Politico implies, Bill Owens hasn’t really been fitting in in Congress and the Republican party has been actively planning to go | Read More »
Ken Buck: Our Campaign Is #64Strong
When I began my run for the U.S. Senate, I pledged to be a Senator for all Coloradans. Recently my campaign completed a tour of all 64 counties in Colorado. As I spent the past few months visiting with and listening to the issues and concerns of Coloradans in every part of the state, one thing became clear. Despite his nearly two decades in Washington | Read More »
This Really Isn’t Great News for Mitch McConnell
Superficially, a poll that has McConnell leading Matt Bevin 53% to 31% looks good for Mitch McConnell. In fact, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has tweeted out the link to the poll as good news for Mitch McConnell.But this past summer there was a 50 point gap in the race. Yeah — FIFTY.Actually, Bevin was down 52 points last summer. So FIFTY-TWO.By December, according to | Read More »
The “Republican Main Street Partnership” is Democrat Funded
Steve LaTourette, a former congressman and friend of John Boehner, runs the “Republican Main Street Partnership”. Note the word “Republican.” As the left-wing Talking Points Memo reported a month ago, LaTourette and his Main Street Partnership have created an affiliated SuperPAC called “Defending Main Street PAC.” Along with the Chamber of Commerce and Republican Leaders, the Main Street Partnership wants to take out troublesome conservatives. | Read More »
New Regulations Could Drastically Alter Higher Ed
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Steve Gunderson to discuss the state of higher education in America, onerous new regulations being imposed by the Obama administration and why these new rules could hurt those who could benefit most from an advanced degree.Read More »
Data Suggests That Deliberate Voter Fraud Is 97% Likely To Succeed In New York City
The New York City Department of Investigation recently examined the integrity of the New York City election process. During the 2013 New York City Mayoral Election, they had undercover investigators deliberately attempt to cast fraudulent write-in ballots in the name of 63 legally ineligible voters. The undercover agents of the DOI* were told to write in the name of fictional candidate “John Test.” The votes were tallied on 61 out of 63 deliberately corrupt ballots.
A certain portion of the blogosphere reads about things like the easy voter fraud and therefore describes the current state of American Democracy as being a terminal failure. They go further and suggest we should just spurn the clever ideas of George Washington and admit that KG III had the whole thing right from Jump Street. I personally think the whole Monarchist Movement has truly gone fishing. The various Kennedy Family by-blows are as close as I ever hope to see America come to being ruled by The Spanish Hapsburgs or the declining end of the Romanov Dynasty. As for American Democracy degenerating, I am not as easily able to dismiss the reactionaries. A voter fraud success rate of 97% is not a positive development. In order to prevent this continued negative outcome, the Congress of the United States of America needs to pass a national Voter ID Law.Read More »
Us vs. Them
The United States Chamber of Commerce, already in the tank for amnesty, is now in the tank for Common Core. The Chamber of Commerce will be funding Republican candidates to beat conservatives. The New York Times recently ran an article on the corrupt and entangling alliances within the Mainstreet Partnership. This group of liberal Republicans, funded by an alliance of Wall Street and Labor Unions | Read More »
Tech at Night: The Christmas debit card hacks weren’t just at Target. A Free Market debate on Retransmission Consent.
Can someone explain to me why the government feels the need to target a private company in the press? This reminds me of Russia. This isn’t justice, this is a vindictive Obama administration asserting power for the sake of power. They’re Marxists who wish to take down private industry because it is successful. If this were about mere antitrust, there would be no need to jockey in the press. But the surface allegations are mere pretext. That’s why they aren’t content to win. They have to attack and to destroy.
The FCC continues to be lawless as well, having rushed its prison phone power grab. But you won’t see any administration lawyers running to the press to condemn that.
So it turns out it wasn’t just Target that got its register systems broken into over the Christmas shopping season. Oh boy. Cue hysterical Democrat bleating to blame the victims some more, instead of standing up to the Anarchist wing of their own party, as was seen in the former Occupy “protests.”Read More »
The UAW At VW: A Desperate Old Dog Tries A Very Old (And Illegal) Trick
As outgoing United Auto Workers’ President Bob King tries to do everything within his power to unionize the American workers of German-based Volkswagen, the tactics used on VW employees have already been the subject of unfair labor practice charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board. In addition, as the UAW states its goal to be more cooperative and to “partner” with VW and its | Read More »
Wanted: manly virtue
Rich Cromwell writes a lively discussion of our culture’s attempts to deal with manly virtue at The Federalist, inspired by a hilariously funny advertisement that shows a guy desperately trying to recapture his masculinity after using a feminine product in the shower: Cromwell goes on a tour of leftist culture’s inability to define what “masculinity” means, especially since that culture is so nervous about endorsing | Read More »
Dr. Chad Mathis for Congress
Dr. Chad Mathis had a good haul in campaign cash last quarter. For those of you who have not heard of him, Dr. Mathis is running in Alabama’s 6th Congressional District.He’s a solid conservative, a doctor, and would be a terrific addition to the United States House of Representatives.Dr. Mathis has gotten early support from the Madison Project and FreedomWorks. I’m glad to put RedState | Read More »
Washington at its Best
Washington is a place filled to the brim with irony and hypocrisy. This week Congress will consider a $1.1 trillion omnibus bill and an extension of dependency-inducing long-term unemployment benefits for the seventh year in a row. Watch how the irony unfolds. After agreeing to undo part of the sequester for the first two years of the budget frame, as part of the Ryan-Murray agreement, | Read More »
Republican pollster: Terri Lynn Land (R) / Gary Peters (D) 44/36 in Michigan Senate race.
Usual caveats: it’s early, it’s one of a bunch of possible outcomes, it’s a Republican pollster (Harper), and so forth. But this is still pretty good news for Republican candidate Terri Lynn Land. And the Republican party in Michigan, because Harper also checked the generic race: On the generic Senate ballot, Democrats actually lead in the same race by just over one point — well | Read More »
Farm Bill Subsidies and the Price of Your Groceries
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the fluctuating price of corn, how farm bill subsidies impact your grocery bill and why you’re getting screwed when you buy a bag of coffee.Read More »