Terri Lynn Land (R) outraised Gary Peters (D) in 4Q 2013 (Michigan Senate).
It’s stuff like this that is making Democrats ever-so-apprehensive about the open seat race there: Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) raised $1 million in the last three months of 2013 according to numbers provided to The Hill, continuing his steady fundraising pace but falling behind the $1.66 million his Senate opponent pocketed in the same time frame. Peters has consistently posted $1 million quarters since he | Read More »
New Gallup numbers pour cold water all over one of the Democrats’ remaining defenses of ObamaCare
According to Gallup, which has been measuring the percentage of uninsured Americans monthly since 2008, the current rate of uninsured Americans is stuck at 16.1%. A quick look at the trends will show you that percentage is almost the same as what it was when President Obama took office in January 2009, and nearly identical to the rate of uninsured in March 2010, when the Democrats jammed | Read More »
The Vile Voice of Wendy Davis’ Supporters Ridiculing a Paraplegic
Wendy Davis cannot run from Battleground Texas now. The Fort Worth office of Battleground Texas and Wendy Davis’s Fort Worth campaign office are common ground with each other. They share resources. Wendy Davis, last week, claimed she out raised Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott by including fundraising totals from Battleground Texas in her numbers. She and Battleground Texas are the same. And that is according | Read More »
Milwaukee School Defines Community
Last month I detailed my experience at Hope Christian High School in Milwaukee, courtesy of The Franklin Center’s School Choice Conference. Hope was the most impressive high school I’ve ever seen, but it wasn’t the only school I had the privilege of visiting while in Milwaukee. Boarding our yellow school bus again, we traveled to Bruce-Guadalupe Community School. As children played on the playground outside, | Read More »
Fifth Circuit Hearing Novel Challenge to Obamacare
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Andy Schlafly to discuss a novel challenge to Obamacare, its progress through the courts and if legal challenges can continue to chip away at the unpopular law.Read More »
March For Life 2014: Video Report From The Foundry
Heritage’s The Foundry blog sent Steve Weyrich and Jackie Anderson to the annual March For Life in Washington, DC yesterday. The video report has some great footage of the march and some really excellent interviews. A truly fascinating and inspiring look at the people who braved the snow and cold to speak for life on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. You can read RedState’s | Read More »
Matt Bevin is running for the United States Senate in Kentucky. The businessman and father of nine is committed to the pro-life cause. Several of his children were adopted. In 2003, he lost a daughter in a car wreck. The Southern Theological Seminary’s Bevin Center for Missions Moblization is named for Matt Bevin’s daughter. Matt Bevin is a good man. Right now he is being | Read More »
Tech at Night: Reading Amazon’s shipping patent. Netflix admits the Net Neutie scare stories aren’t true.
Why is Amazon winning? It’s not Sales Tax. It’s because Amazon is doing everything they can to combine their great selection with getting your purchases to you as fast as possible. That patent going around for predictive shipping is being reported so terribly. People keep focusing on getting something at your house you didn’t order. That’s not the real point of the patent. Figures 4A-4C of Patent No. 8,615,473 B2 demonstrate the real goal. They want to get items that are likely to be ordered into the networks of their package carriers, down to the local hub or first three digits of ZIP code, then slap on the address of a specific person who did order it, and get the item to the person insanely fast.
I know I’ve harped on this a lot, but it really is a shame that people in favor of sales tax changes have made this all about sticking it to Amazon, because there are legitimate tax reasons to favor taxing interstate purchases. Preserving sales tax revenue that used to be there means not having to raise or implement income taxes in order to get the same revenue per capita.
By the way, Healthcare.gov is horribly, horribly insecure.Read More »
More Common Core: Pay Attention, Democrats
Common Core is an ongoing disaster foisted upon American schools and messing with our kids futures. As an Arkansas mom pointed out recently, we’re forcing our kids to bypass real, efficient problem-solving in favor of .. well, nonsense. There is a perception, at least in the fever-swamps of the internet that I lovingly call home, that this is an issue that naturally breaks down along | Read More »
So Just How Evil Is Abortion Anyway?
So just how bad is abortion? Fair question. Let’s engage.Read More »
Conservatives Introduce Bill to Repeal Taxes on Social Security Benefits
At present, federal “mandatory” programs, which include Medicare, Social Security and roughly 77 welfare program, account for 57% of the entire federal budget. Social Security is by far the largest federal expenditure, which is projected to cost $848 billion in 2014 and at least $11 trillion over the next 10 years. It is clear that we will never control spending and bend the trajectory of | Read More »
The dignity of life
Dr. Ben Carson writes movingly of his “view on the sanctity of life,” relating two of the incidents from his medical career that led him to conclude that “the thought of abortion for convenience is repugnant.” Several years ago, I was consulted by a young woman who was 33 weeks pregnant and was on her way to Kansas get an abortion. I informed her of | Read More »
A Day of Death.
Forty-two years ago today, America decided to adopt a state religious belief: that some humans are not people. It is necessarily a religious belief, because to that point, America had never doubted that humans were persons, in the same way it had never doubted that wheat is a grain; it is self-evident by both one’s senses and one’s common sense, by basic science and by | Read More »
Surprise Surprise, Kevin McCarthy Backs Amnesty
We have a president who has tied the hands of our border agents, granted administrative amnesty, encouraged a new flow of illegal immigration, and is now demanding comprehensive amnesty, citizenship, and benefits for all illegal immigrants. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the third-ranking Republican in the House, is responding to the President with overwhelming force. Watch out, Obama: The third-ranking House Republican, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), | Read More »
A Family’s Struggle With Apparent Mental Health Issues Turns to Life
I heard a story the other day about a family seemingly ruined by the mental health issue of the oldest child in the family. I thought it was worth sharing today, given events.This family had five sons and at least two daughters. The father died leaving the mother to care for the family. The oldest son had always seemed a little abnormal and after years | Read More »
Jed Babbin on Iraq, Robert Gates and Chris Christie
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Jed Babbin to discuss Obama’s foreign policy, the new memoir from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the Chris Christie scandal.Read More »
No Truce With Evil. Ever.
It’s been another year. Another 3 million kids, more or less, killed legally in utero in this country. Time to take stock of things. On the one hand, a substantial amount of progress has been made in the last 12 months. Numerous states have passed laws and regulations curtailing the practice of abortion. In the wake of the trial of Kermit Gosnell, numerous more have | Read More »
Target drops part-time workers from health care plans. #obamacare
(H/T: Hot Air Headlines) I actually do feel mildly sorry for whoever had to write the line of nonsense below, though. I mean, I understand why Target has to drop coverage for part-timers (they’re probably sweating bullets trying to figure out how to pay for the looming coverage hikes for the full-time employees*), but it’s a heck of a thing when circumstances require you to | Read More »
Now Wendy Davis Attacks a Paraplegic
For a feminist, Wendy Davis seems capable only of playing the damsel in distress. With the media now exposing her fraudulent biography and possible perjury in federal court, Davis has taken to blasting Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott as the source of leaks against her. There’s just one problem. According to this report by Jonathan Tilove in the Austin American Stateman — not exactly a | Read More »
Presidential prospects of Gov. Christie stuck in BridgeGate traffic jam
A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that in the wake of Christie administration’s political bulling, New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie’s 2016 presidential prospects are down. Christie now trails Hillary 46 to 38 percent. Last month Christie was leading Hillary 42 to 41 percent. As Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, put it: “New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie’s 2016 presidential drive is | Read More »