Reflections on the American Revolution (Part I of II)
I’ve recently been reading a fair amount on the American Revolution, especially David McCullough’s 1776 (which should be required reading for every American).* The more you read of the Revolutionary War, the more there is to learn, especially about the vital question of how the colonists pulled off their victory over the vastly wealthier and more powerful Great Britain. The standard narrative of the American | Read More »
Sen. Ron Johnson the Winner of the Week in Washington
Sometimes a citizen lawmaker dares to exercise such candor that the inside-the-Beltway crowd recoils in horror at the blatant honesty. Such was the case with Wisconsin’s own Senator Ron Johnson (R) this past week. Johnson captured attention with his tough questioning of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to finally answer questions about the Benghazi disaster of last | Read More »
Smokers Are Singled Out in Obamacare Rate Hikes
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the premium spikes smokers will see under Obamacare, where medical malpractice reform efforts have helped access to care and healthcare’s coming two-tier system.Read More »
The Demon Behind the Benevolent Mask of the Welfare State
We all get bent out of shape over politicians that lie to us. It offends the sensitivities that we get babied by these people telling us only what we want to hear. That is until a serious political leader drops all sense of pretense and diplomacy and tells us exactly where he’d like us to disembark the trolley. The quote below just means more, given that it comes from a person steeped in the cultural history of Bushido.
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“Heaven forbid if you are forced to live on when you want to die. I would wake up feeling increasingly bad knowing that [treatment] was all being paid for by the government,” he said during a meeting of the national council on social security reforms. “The problem won’t be solved unless you let them hurry up and die.”
Regarding Immigration Proposals, Beware of Your Opponents’ Motivation
The subject of immigration (and evidently, illegal immigration) has proven to be a divisive issue for conservatives. There are divergent opinions as to which policies should be pursued vis-à-vis the 12 million illegal immigrants who reside in the country. However, as conservatives, there are certain fundamental goals and red lines that we should all unite behind as we commence debate on this issue. Any so-called | Read More »
Anticipating the upcoming Great California High-Speed Rail Disaster of 2013+.
“+” because this this is going to crash and burn for years. Let me summarize this LA Times article discussing the looming …singularity… of fiscal destruction. California wants a high-speed rail system which will apparently solve all of their problems (“Then why don’t they have one, already?” “Because shut up, that’s why”). This is scheduled to cost 68 Billion dollars. $68,000,000,000. It will cost more. | Read More »
Unite or Perish: How to Become a Force Multiplier 2.0
Now, more than ever, Americans who value the Constitution and the Founders’ vision must set aside their differences and unite upon common ground or we all can continue to watch American freedom perish.Read More »
On NLRB Decision Nullification: No One For Union Bosses & Democrats To Blame Except Themselves
The funny thing is, if the NLRB’s decisions over the last year do, in fact, get tossed, Barack Obama, Democrats, and union bosses have no one to blame but themselves.
What’s even more ironic is that this would not be the first time Democrat shenanigans will have caused NLRB decisions to get nullified.Read More »
Ken Cuccinelli corybookers in Virginia.
Anyway, Virginia AG (who happens to be also running for Governor) Ken Cuccinelli was driving along yesterday when… Cuccinelli was on his way back to Richmond on Friday after a meeting of his Human Trafficking Task Force in Staunton when he and his driver Cory Chenard noticed a semi-truck with a flatbed trailer carrying a heavy load in front of them an awful smelling smoke | Read More »
White House: The DC Circuit Court has made its NLRB decision…
…now let it enforce it: President Obama’s spokesman denounced the invalidation of the so-called ‘recess’ appointments as a “novel and unprecedented ruling,” adding that the decision has “no impact on the ongoing operations of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). “The decision is novel and unprecedented,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said during the press briefing. “It contradicts 150 years of practice by Democratic | Read More »
Obama’s Union-Controlled NLRB Thumbs Nose At Court Ruling, Chairman Vows To March Onward
Following Friday morning’s appeals court ruling that Barack Obama’s “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional, union attorney (and current NLRB chairman) Mark Gaston Pearce vowed to ignore the court’s ruling.Read More »
Union Bosses’ Bad Week Just Got A Lot Worse: Obama’s NLRB ‘Recess’ Appointments Ruled Unconstitutional
“An interpretation of “the Recess” that permits the President to decide when the Senate is in recess would demolish the checks and balances inherent in the advice-and-consent requirement, giving the President free rein to appoint his desired nominees at any time he pleases, whether that time be a weekend, lunch, or even when the Senate is in session and he is merely displeased with its inaction. This cannot be the law.”Read More »
Book Review: Courageous
Students For Life has released a new book, Courageous, that highlights the stories of 12 pro-life students and will serve as inspiration and encouragement for others to stand up against abortion. Students around the country must deal with a constant barrage of pro-abortion messaging on campus. Due to the fact that the majority of abortions in America are performed on college-aged women, they are actually targeted | Read More »
DC Appeals Court Strikes Down Obama’s Recess Appointments
Thankfully, a week that has gone awry for conservatives on the legislative front has ended with great news. Aside for Saxby Chambliss announcing his retirement from the Senate, the DC Appellate Court has tossed out Obama’s recess appointments he made on January 4, 2012. Last January, while Congress was in a district work period, Obama made an end run around the Senate and appointed Richard | Read More »
Apple Tumbles and the Legacy of Tim Geithner
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the recent stock woes of Apple, the legacy of Tim Giethner and the latest on Boeing’s 787.Read More »
Union Bosses’ Bad Week: Percentage of Americans Union-Free Now Highest in 70 Years
Around this time in January, as it has been for most of the last 30 years, this week usually brings bad news for union bosses.
You see, it is the week that the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its annual union membership survey, which details just how poorly unions are doing in America.Read More »
The Moral High Ground
Tyrannical Governments: The British Empire, Nazis, Communists, Fascist Italy. Our founders knew that America’s citizens would need to protect themselves from out of control government…Read More »
Harry Reid… does not *cave* on the filibuster. Rather, he *disengages*.
So, the big news today is that Harry Reid apparently voluntarily spit out some of his fangs on the filibuster. They’re modifying the rules to give the minority party a bit more input in the process: …the deal Reid struck with McConnell doesn’t end the filibuster against the motion to proceed. Rather, it creates two new pathways for moving to a new bill. In one, | Read More »
The Deadly Truth About Workplace Freedom
The Ohio Education Association (OEA), union campaign arm We Are Ohio, and other labor groups hope to convince Ohioans that workplace freedom kills workers. Ohio union bosses are desperate to keep mandatory union dues in place across the state following the December 2012 adoption of a right to work law in neighboring Michigan. Confronted with evidence that letting workers choose whether to pay a union spurs | Read More »
Stop the Reid/McConnell Filibuster Deform
Update*** Less than 8 hours after unveiling these drastic changes, Reid shoved them through with overwhelming Republican support. The elimination of the filibuster on motion to proceed passed 78-16 and the changes to proceeding with conference committees passed 86-9. Obama is already touting this as an opportunity to pass amnesty and gun control. Good going Republicans. Special thanks to Senators Cruz, Johnson, Lee, Paul, Rubio, | Read More »