How Death Wins At Chess
You’d have to make the same life mistake I have made to understand the feeling. I have spent the last thirty-five or so years rooting for The Washington Redskins and that’s about what it took to prepare me for the manner in which the Pro-Life Movement just ran shrieking from the scary visage of victory* mere days before the March For Life came to Washington, | Read More »
National 2016 Convention dates set.
So, the convention schedule is firming up: Republicans: Cleveland, Ohio: July 18-21st. Democrats: City TBD, but will be the week of July 25th. A few thoughts on this: first off, yes, that’s significantly earlier than from the previous two election cycles (as Dan McLaughlin is noting here). In 2008 the Democratic convention was held from August 25th to the 28th, and the Republican convention was held from | Read More »
Renee Ellmers Call Your Campaign Team, You Have A Primary Challenge
Rep. Renee Ellmer, who shuttered a pro-life bill with 60% public support on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade may have a challenger in the Republican Primary. According to GOP operatives who spoke to Roll Call politics the Chatham county GOP chair, Jim Duncan has been interested in a primary challenge of for some time and this most recent betrayal of a core Republican principle | Read More »
Harry Reid’s injury explained
A couple of weeks ago we commented on the injuries sustained by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and noted that he seems amazingly injury prone and each injury brings with it a less than convincing answer. What the Hell goes on in Harry Reid’s house? Reid, who will switch from majority leader to minority leader this weekend, broke some ribs and facial bones on Thursday | Read More »
Protecting the Open Internet
From the diaries… The House and Senate held “Protecting the Internet” hearings this week on potential FCC regulation of broadband and the legislative proposal that and have offered. (You can see more of what my colleagues and I have said on this topic at TechFreedom.org.) We are now approximately 10 years into the “net neutrality” battle. Just at the moment where it seems like the two | Read More »
Gov. Mike Huckabee: The Conservative Outsider
Governor Mike Huckabee was always an outsider. He challenged—and defeated—the Clinton machine in Arkansas. When he first assumed office, Democrats literally nailed-shut his office door from the inside, ransacked his furniture, and siphoned his budget. It took weeks before he could set up his desk. But he never lost his cool and he always delivered. Outsiders like Governor Huckabee have the support of the people, | Read More »
A couple of reasons why Hillary Clinton will never be president
Other than being an elderly, unaccomplished crone, I mean. If you are wondering who the delectable young things are that Bill Clinton has latched onto like a lamprey eel, let me introduce you to “Barbie Girl” and “Ava Adora.” What do they do for a living? Barbie Girl starred in an HBO reality series called “Cathouse,” filmed at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Nevada where | Read More »
The Failure of the Cuban Embargo and the Tyranny of the Jones Act
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Scott Lincicome to discuss the lifting of the Cuban embargo, why it failed, and how the Jones Act hurts U.S. commerce.Read More »
GOP’s @SenDeanHeller announces all the big problems have been fixed
I suppose that having no Constitutional test for intelligence and commonsense is a good thing. It opens up federal office to people who wouldn’t have adequate representation otherwise. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) on Thursday said the National Football League should punish the New England Patriots for allegedly deflating footballs in last Sunday’s conference championship against the Indianapolis Colts. “I’m calling on the NFL to work with | Read More »
Is Renee Ellmers Worthy Of Life?
Is worthy of life? No, really, I see no reason why I shouldn’t expect an answer. Ellmers, and the others who conspired against a bill to restrict abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy that had 60% public support, should come out and justify her existence. Tell me why you are worthy of this life you have been given, Representative. It might seem like an unreasonable | Read More »
User Fees versus Rip-Off Schemes – I Favor Toll Roads Instead of Gas Taxes
Powerful people have reacted to the recent drop in gasoline priceses by asking for higher gasoline taxes. These powerful people can be conveniently divided into three disparate groups. Two of these three groups smell of pungent fertilizer and are truly deserving of ridicule and contempt. One group, however, raises a valid and intelligent issue that should be dealt with through condign intellect. I’ll at least | Read More »
The Pro-Life Movement Must Stop Being Whores of the Republican Party
I know there are many angered by the title of this post, but the truth hurts. I cannot tell you the number of times I have been to political events where a politician kisses babies and talks Jesus so the pro-lifers in the crowd get thigh sweats and send the politician to Washington. When the politician takes up with his mistress or pays for an | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Special March for Life Edition
Tonight, Casey Mattox of the Alliance Defending Freedom joins regular panelists Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, and Leon Wolf to discuss issues related to today’s anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Join the guys via Google Hangout by clicking here, or you can watch on YouTube below. If you have not | Read More »
Obama’s Yemen model is a roaring success
Back in September, our fearless commander in chief, Barack Obama told us all with utmost confidence that he was totally on top of the war against ISIS and had a plan to win it. This came as a surprise to many who could see nothing but duplicity and ass-covering in the administration’s actions and thought that its strategy was best captured by that ancient military | Read More »
White House miffed that Israel’s prime minister is invited to address Congress
The echoes of the “State of the Union” speech had hardly died in the Capitol when House Speaker announced that Congress had invited Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to address a joint session of Congress. According to reports, the invitation was extended and arrangements made without any coordination with the White House and State Department. This is unfortunate but it is entirely of the White | Read More »
Discomfort with Activist Sex Scenes
I was always hesitant to watch the show “Modern Family.” I was worried about how much of it was activist television and how much was actual comedy. To be fair, calling it “Modern Family” and having a gay couple with an adopted child is pushing the cause just a little bit, but that’s Hollywood for you. However, when I watched the show, I discovered something. | Read More »
Why does @RepReneeEllmers want to protect rapists and abortionists?
The disgusting stunt pulled by Democrat Republican in torpedoing a piece of pro-life legislation has been covered by my colleagues Erick (here | here) and Leon (here). The long and the short is that she fought tooth and nail to kill a the bill, then, when it was obvious that the bill was going to be pulled — and the heat ratcheted up — | Read More »
Abortion clinics are closing. Slowly, we’re winning.
In 1991 there were 2,176 surgical abortion clinics in America. Without getting graphic, in each of those places physical butchery of unborn babies (and sometimes born ones) was happening as a stated purpose. That number is falling fast. By 2009 we were down to 713, and with the Republican waves in 2010, we’ve managed to claw that number down even further, to 553. Left-wing extremists | Read More »
The Friend of My Enemy is My Enemy.
The Republican Party was founded on the principle that all human beings are possessed of inherent dignity. In some manner or another, for one hundred and fifty years and more, the Democrat Party has denied this fundamental truth, turning to one group after another to demean, dehumanize, and when possible, simply kill. There is a straight line from the men who went to the bloodiest | Read More »