The Renewal of No Child Left Behind
In writing about federal education policy, one comes to the conclusion (if they are a conservative) that the topic sucks because it shouldn’t really be a topic. In an ideal world, it would be left up to states, who would be in competition with each other for a highly educated workforce that would bring industry into their state. However, in an ideal world, we wouldn’t | Read More »
Manhood, honor, and Christian charity are dead
On March 13, 1964, 28-year-old Kitty Genovese was walking from her car to her apartment. She was stabbed multiple times, raped, and left to die. No one lifted a finger to save her. In her death she became a icon for the uncaring city dweller, in particular for the uncaring New Yorker. Though we know much of the story originally published by the New York | Read More »
The Collapse of China’s Stock Market and a Frozen NYSE
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the NYSE’s halted trading on Wednesday, if a hack took it down and why China’s crashing stock market is the biggest story no one is talking about.Read More »
Turns out Mitt Romney was right, and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta was wrong.
Katherine Archuleta found Mitt Romney’s natsec warnings quite entertaining. Until they came true.Read More »
The New York Times’ War on Ted Cruz
Not all political manifestos are worth reading; most frankly aren’t worth picking up. Candidates vying for high office peddle books penned by ghost writers to capture some cash and, more importantly, media attention. But whatever the motive behind the publishing or quality of the writing, one would hope that bestseller lists would accurately reflect when a book written by a politician is garnering some noteworthy | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Trumping the GOP Primary, SCOTUS Reaction, China Hacks #BATF
Welcome back to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! Tonight, Matthew Walther of the Washington Free Beacon joins regular panelists F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, our own Leon Wolf – a brand new dad, and Jeff Blehar of the Ace of Spades Decision Desk to talk about the Trumping of the GOP Primary, reaction to the | Read More »
‘Climate scientists’ are psychologically fragile
That’s not me saying that. It’s New York Magazine. Every year brings a new batch of data regarding the progression and likely effects of climate change, and the results are almost always worse than previous models had predicted. In fact, they’re frankly terrifying: rapid and accelerating deterioration of the Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets that will yield massive sea-level rise and submerge coastal cities; paralyzing | Read More »
Vox Pundit: American Revolution Was Bad, Abolish Senate & Constitution
Alas, writing for Vox while claiming to be a “wonk” or pundit doesn’t mean you actually contribute meaningful and worthwhile things to the public discussion. Dylan Matthews is a self-absorbed blogger who, fortunately, has all the wisdom the Founding Fathers lacked and has studied the issues of history and constitutional government so deeply and broadly that he can making sweeping proclamations about the folly of | Read More »
Lamar Alexander Is No Conservative Hero
Word around DC is that Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) 35%‘s staff has been making noise lately about how much better a conservative he is than, for example, someone like Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) 76% of South Carolina. This is interesting news, considering that the House passed a new, union-loved version of No Child Left Behind yesterday. Interesting because a | Read More »
Obama’s Chairman of the Joint Chief nominee: Russia is an ‘existential threat’ to the United States
In the 2012 presidential debate between the congenitally smarmy and clownish Barack Obama and the hapless and fearful of offending Mitt Romney, Barack Obama leveled this charge against Romney: OBAMA: Governor Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that Al Qaida is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia, not Al Qaida; | Read More »
Rick Perry: stop paying sanctuary cities to defy federal law.
Rick Perry thinks that cities should not be paid by the feds to ignore federal immigration policy.Read More »
Another Reason for the Rise of Trump
Politico has another reason why Donald Trump is doing so well. The GOP is structuring a plan on Obamacare to do an end run around Senate Conservatives while making it look like they’ve done something on Obamacare. Follow along with me. According to Jennifer Haberkorn and Rachael Bade, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) 44% says, ““I think we need to find some way | Read More »
Two Nerds Talk Comic-Con
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Emily Zanotti to discuss San Diego Comic-Con, the excitement and extravagance of the event, and how you can experience Comic-Con from home.Read More »
Braddock At The Monongahela
(originally posted in 2010. I’m recycling this with some updated material. This is a sequel to yesterday’s post.) July 9, 1755. After an epic march of 43 days covering over 100 miles across the heart of the Appalachians, a mixed force of British regulars and colonial militia were closing in on Fort Duquense, a French stronghold at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers. | Read More »
Democrats Attack Hyde Amendment Once Again
As if the expansive abortion rights available in this country weren’t enough, the loud and unoppressed women on the Left are asking for more. In the 40+ years since the Supreme Court’s decision regarding Roe v. Wade, unfettered access to abortion has cost countless lives at the altar of choice. According to the Guttmacher Institute, and reported on Life News: A new analysis indicates the | Read More »
Frozen. The Chinese Version of A Disney Classic.
Welcome to RED China China has announced a blanket ban on major shareholder selling for the next six months to try to curb crashing prices on Shanghai markets. China is now experiencing what many consider a negative externality of free markets. The Shanghai Exchange is operating like any object would under universal gravitation. It went up a long way, it ran | Read More »
Stop Complaining About Donald Trump
On paper, Donald Trump should not be an issue for any of the 2016 Republican candidates, given Trump’s background. Trump has been on record supporting a Canadian style, universal healthcare system. He received several deferments to avoid the Vietnam War. His company reportedly hired illegal aliens. He has had several businesses go bankrupt. He has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democrats and their | Read More »
Federal Judge Drops the Hammer on Obama Administration Immigration Defiance
When a federal judge starts using words like “contempt of Court” about senior Obama Administration officials, it gets real serious, real fast.
A federal judge in the case against President Obama’s illegal Executive action on immigration has leveled some serious accusations against not only the Administration and its DOJ attorneys but senior level officials for “violating” a federal court order.
The court has ordered a “show cause” hearing for August 19th at which “Each individual Defendant,” not just their DOJ attorneys, “must attend and be prepared to show why he or she should not be held in contempt of Court.”
Here’s what happened.Read More »
July 8, 1755. Braddock at Camp 20. A reassessment.
On the night of July 8, 1755, the ‘flying column’ of General Edward Braddock’s army rested at Camp 20, at the head of Sugar Creek in what is now the township of White Oak in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.* Ten days earlier, when the army was camped at Great Meadows, he had received intelligence that French reinforcements were enroute to Fort Duquense. In a series of | Read More »
BOMBSHELL: FBI, DOJ Colluded with IRS, Lerner to “Bring Criminal Charges” Against Conservatives
In an alphabet soup of corruption, the Obama Administration’s IRS, FBI, and DOJ have once again been exposed attempting to target and prosecute political opponents.
New documents reveal that several IRS officials, including Lois Lerner, colluded with the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on “several possible theories to bring criminal charges” against conservative groups as early as 2010.
Last year, I asked, “Did Lois Lerner Want Conservatives to go to Jail?” It seems the resounding answer today is yes.Read More »