English teacher: why study Shakespeare? He’s a dead white guy
One of the bywords of the cultural revolution of the late 1960s when it his college campuses was “relevance.” Students, it was claimed, had the ability to decide what was “relevant” to them and to disregard the rest. What it boiled down to was two generations of history majors who never had to memorize dates and English majors who were never required to learn grammar. | Read More »
Rising Consumer Staples Prices and Their Impact on the Economy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a deceptive practice companies use to raise prices, why egg prices are so high, and what these cost increases mean for the economy.Read More »
Net Neutrality Hits – The Media Misses, Badly
As we’ve often discussed, the Tech Media is just as hopelessly Leftist and lost as the broader Jurassic Press. They are both echo chambers – talking points and terrible ideas bounce with great rapidity around their tiny little worlds. They are the Bubble Boys (and Girls) of news. When a Tech Media story crosses over to the broader Jurassic Press – their ridiculous Leftist repetitiveness | Read More »
Christie parrots leftwing talking points to attack Ted Cruz
Just what we need. A squishy (or fluffy, depending upon how you view cellulite) northeast governor considering a run for the presidency visits Iowa and uses talking points lifted directly from progressive propaganda to attack Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took aim at 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) on Friday, accusing him and other lawmakers | Read More »
Resign yourself to not having Barack Obama to kick around very much anymore.
This is basically what happened: President Barack Obama wanted Congress to pass a variety of trade-related proposals, and he didn’t want to have to rely on Republican votes in order to see that happen. He lobbied his fellow Democrats in favor of trade, and he lobbied them hard. In the end, it wasn’t enough. On Friday, the president endured a stern censure from the very | Read More »
Democratic Party Now Literally Selling Hate
Democrats.org, the Democratic Party’s official website and email domain, sent the following email today suggesting Father’s Day gifts for your Democrat dad (assuming of course that you would do anything as gender-exclusive as celebrate Father’s Day): Here’s a description of that lovely item, which you can own for only $30: That’s right: it’s a coffee travel mug that advertises your seething hatred of the Tea | Read More »
The Left Can’t Handle An Inconvenient Truth
Identity politics is a prized possession in the Left’s arsenal until someone uses certain identities in a way in which the Left disapproves. They initially shout: “Be who you believe you are, and present yourself in the way you want!” Only, they’re lying. They don’t mean be free to be your (chosen) self. They really mean be free to be your (chosen) self only if | Read More »
How Rep. Scott Peters (D, CA-52) ALLEGEDLY got away with smearing Carl Demaio.
It is not PROVEN that Scott Peters connived in spreading filth and lies about his opponent in the 2014 election. Not PROVEN.Read More »
Rachel Dolezal’s Race to the Bottom
The Spirit Of Rachel Dolezal Nobody should have to care what racial background that either Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 17% or Spokane NAACP Chapter Head, Rachel Dolezal claim to be spawned from. The Leakeys basically proved we all came from Africa back in the day, so my reparations check should arrive in the mail sometime next week. I | Read More »
George W Bush patiently explains the facts of life and war to his successor.
George W Bush patiently explained the other day that wars are only won when you have troops actually present. Will this administration start listening?Read More »
A quick guide to the what’s happening in the trade alphabet soup [Updated]
The abbreviations are flying fast and furious, and it can be hard to keep up. Here’s a guide to where we’re at.
TPP Fast Track is dead… or just sleeping
Via The Hill: Defying President Obama, House Democrats on Friday rallied to vote down legislation granting aid to workers displaced by trade, dealing a potentially fatal blow to the fast-track legislation that had been scheduled to hit the floor. An overwhelming majority of Democrats voted to sink the package in the 126-302 vote despite an impassioned plea from the president, which he delivered in person | Read More »
The White-est of All Guilt
The NAACP has either decided to promote diversity in their hiring or someone is a very big fraud. SPOKANE, Wash. — Controversy is swirling around one of the Spokane region’s most prominent civil rights activists, with family members saying the local leader of the NAACP has falsely portrayed herself as black for years. Rachel Dolezal is president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, chair | Read More »
Jeb Bush was right in 1995 and is right today
Much of the media is salivating over a book Jeb Bush wrote in 1995 that may, or may not, have been read my someone. In it Bush makes this statement: One of the reasons more young women are giving birth out of wedlock and more young men are walking away from their paternal obligations is that there is no longer a stigma attached to this | Read More »
Ding Dong. The Iowa Straw Polls Dies. Good Riddance.
I have come here to bury the Iowa Straw Poll, not to praise it. The evil that straw polls do is remembered after their deaths, but the good is often buried with them. It might as well be the same with the Iowa Straw Poll. It brought many captives to Iowa whose ransoms brought wealth to the Iowa GOP. Today, at least it has died. | Read More »
The Bond Market’s Wild Ride
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the swinging bond market, how The Fed has helped create the turmoil, and the latest on Greece.Read More »
#ObamaTrade Action Alert: Here is the list of GOP Representatives to call TODAY to #StopFastTrack
Today may be the last chance the American people have to stop the monstrous powergrab known as ObamaTrade. But we have to act today. Yesterday, GOP leadership conducted a vote on rules to “test party discipline”, according to the Hill. Only 34 GOP representatives stood up to Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 59%. The | Read More »
Greece, Economics and The Sweet Meteor Of Death
How The Greek Debt Failure Reminds Me Of A Hard Rock Band I guess the rest of the world will just have to foreclose on The Acropolis and peddle the Elgin Marbles on a yard-sale table. The Hellenes have an economy that lacks the palm grease to even pay Chiron to ferry them across the Styx to Economic Hades. This was | Read More »
The No Scandal Administration
There is a severe void of information from our government concerning the massive hack into the Office of Personnel Management that is only now coming out in various media reports, including some from ABC News and The Hill. Via the former: The massive hack into federal systems announced last week was far deeper and potentially more problematic than publicly acknowledged, with hackers believed to be | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Bush Woes, NYT’s Rubio Misfire, TPP/TPA, & Bruce Jenner #BATF
Welcome back to the Burueau of Alcohol Tobacco and Friends! This week, regular panelists F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, who fills the leadership void left by Leon having Little League tonight, Neal Dewing of The Federalist, Jeff Blehar of the Ace of Spades Decision Desk, and Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute, are joined by Rich Cromwell of The Federalist. Conversation topics | Read More »