Biden Slips and Reveals True Aim of Government “Studies”
Occasionally, a politician makes an off-the-cuff remark that reveals more about Washington than thousands of speeches ever could. With one sentence, Joe Biden recently let the cat out of theRead More »
China Is Shocked By The Death of a 2-Year Old. Why?
The Silly Chinese. They Just Call It What It Is. That kid got run over twice and those people just did nothing! We should denounce the
Congress should rein in the Export-Import Bank
Another sign of the blatant cronyism involving the Export-Import Bank emerged this week. First Solar, a solar panel manufacturer, is by most standards a failing company. It suffered a netRead More »
The Resurrection of Jerry Brown
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Ben Boychuk to discuss the political resurgenceRead More »
Progressives Blame WA Bridge Collapse On GOP
Yes, they did. (Thankfully there were no fatalities from the bridge collapse and my prayers are with the inured.) Washington Department of Transportation blamed an oversized load. But back to the
I Have No Problem With the Boy Scouts’ Decision
The Boy Scouts of America have decided to keep the ban on gay scout leaders, but allow gay young men to participate in scouting. The vote was not even close.
Left Blames NLRB Delays For Teamster Rep Losing Home Without Asking: Where Was His Union?
Now that Barack Obama’s union appointees at National Labor Relations Board have been found to be unconstitutionally appointed by two Circuit Courts of Appeal, union bosses are apoplectic at theRead More »
The decline and fall of the Obama-media industrial complex.
I read this piece by Ed Morrissey… Remember when the Obama administration had a relaxed and fruitful relationship with the media? [snip] Less than a month later, the party is
Peggy Noonan, Nate Silver & Punditry
Nate Silver kicked up a minor fuss last Friday with yet another NY Times column deriding the Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan. There’s less than meets the eye to the
Welfare, opportunity, and assimilation
Every participant in the immigration debate agrees on the importance of assimilation. (In public, anyway. Privately, I suspect some of the open-borders folks could not care less about it, or
Securing Our Borders With Open Borders
Every sane person in the country aka most people outside of the DC beltway, is asking the million dollar question of the immigration debate: why don’t we just implement the
CFBP, Protect Us From State Lotteries
The recently formed Consumer Protection Bureau (CFBP) has regulations concerning disclosures on bank teller machines, Loan Originator Compensation Requirements, and credit card fees, among many others. Isn’t it about time
After The Gold Rush II – Kentucky Coal and Japanese Stocks
And Meanwhile Today On The Nikkei 225… If you have based your hope for prosperity on what Globalization Guru Thomas Friedman referred to as The ElectronicRead More »
Congressman Jeb Hensarling on the Scandals at the IRS and DOJ
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Congressman Jeb Hensarling to discuss the TEARead More »
Tech at Night: Keep government from micromanaging, to prevent the next ECPA mess.
Unnecessary legislation watch: House Democrats (and a Republican) want to meddle in the matter of employer access to Facebook. Sure, a lot of people aren’t smart about Facebook, but that’sRead More »
A Timeline of Islamic Expansion In The Dark Ages
Let me put down here some facts that are worth returning to from time to time, as arguments over the history of Islam and Islamism are back in the news
Barack Obama finally cops to ordering a drone strike on an American citizen…
The New York Times baldly says why (bolding mine): “One day before President Obama is due to deliver a major speech on national security, his administration on Wednesday formally acknowledged that
Why Jindal is Right To Reject Medicaid Expansion
Right now, the Louisiana Legislature is considering legislation to force Governor Jindal to accept the Medicaid expansion portion of Obamacare, and some Republican legislators are supporting it. While I may
“Immigration Reform” and Political Parlance
The best way to win a political argument is by manipulating the rhetoric used to describe the two sides in a debate. The Democrats and the Chuck Schumer Republicans have
An Open Letter to DOJ Attorneys
Dear Department of Justice Attorneys: Working for the Department of Justice has to be a rewarding experience for an attorney. Your country is your client. But now, you find yourself