Follow the Money: March for Life

      As hundreds of thousands of activists prepare to participate in the March for Life, the world’s largest annual Pro-Life demonstration in Washington, DC later this week, it may come as a surprise to many of them that the companies they shop with may be funding one of the principal abortion providers in the country – Planned Parenthood. The group released its most recent annual report | Read More »

      A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Idea

      Taxing Section 529 tax-free education plans is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea. Of all the lying, broken campaign promises,and studied burglary President Obama has committed over the past six years—seven really, if you count his first campaign—this has to be the worst. He who can’t help but toot his own horn (tooting his horn was his only moment of clarity in the | Read More »

      Renee Ellmers is Worse Than a Democrat

      was swept into office in 2010 on a wave of Tea Party support and based on the fact that she had the good fortune to have a Democrat incumbent who let himself get videotaped assaulting some college kids. The video in question went nationally viral and Ellmers’ election became something of a cause celebre in conservative circles. When she narrowly pulled off the victory, people | Read More »

      Forever Determined To Let Us Know He Won

      One of the most valuable lessons I have ever learned in life came from one of the Deans of Students when I was in college. He would never sit at the head of the table in a meeting. Often he would sit off to the side. He said he was the Dean where ever he sat. Barack Obama, commentators on both sides of the aisle | Read More »

      The Top Five Takeaways From The #SOTU

      Tonight the President delivered his State of the Union remarks. It was a grandiose speech with lofty ideals, delivered with all of the considerable rhetorical charms at his disposal, sure to go down in history as a prime exemplar of “how it’s done.” Wait .. hang on. I’ve just been informed that I was watching March of the Penguins. My bad. As it turns out, | Read More »


      A Short Recap of the #SOTU

      The President showed up late. You shouldn’t take his consistent tardiness as a slight against you, after all, he is far too narcissistic to actually be thinking of you. President Obama then strolled along the aisle of the House, slowly making his way up to the lectern. He looked like he was tired, like Jordan or Favre after they retired the second time. But looks | Read More »

      The GOP #SOTU response: Sen. Joni Ernst (R, Iowa).

      Just started up: you can live-watch it here. Text here. [UPDATE]: …not bad, not bad. The State of the Union rebuttal is typically not the best gig in This Town, but Senator Ernst avoided technical bobbles and put out what is basically going to be the Republican theme for the next two years. To wit: Let’s return to normalcy, and we’re the grown-ups in the room. | Read More »

      I Have Read the Speech. It Sucks.

      The President who wanted to extricate the country from war will spend a significant portion of his speech talking about foreign policy and national security. He will do so because his own policies have caused disasters around the world. He will spend a lot of time on “middle class economics,” which means more taxes, more spending, and more government dependence. Gone are the days when | Read More »

      State of the Union Open Thread.

      Are you sure you want to do this?  Look, I have to cover this – it’s part of the Life – but if you have something better to do with your time, go do it. You will be forgiven.  On the other hand, Senator Joni Ernst will be giving the GOP response.  That, I hope to enjoy watching.   UPDATE: hey, the President is late – | Read More »

      Grace is Hard

      Over the long weekend, while I was ignoring the world of politics for the slopes of Winter Park, there was another dust up in the conservative blogosphere. Actually, that isn’t correct, I guess it would be more accurate to say that there was a dust up on twitter that spilled into the blogosphere. The dust up revolved around a story that is all too familiar | Read More »