Will the African-American vote save troubled Democratic Senate incumbents?
Michael Barone is… dubious. It’s apparent that even the most vigorous black turnout effort in the eight states [of thirteen with contested Senate races, including Georgia and Kentucky] with low black percentages is not going to make much difference. Democrats there must hope that their candidates can maintain levels of support from whites at or above the levels achieved by Obama in 2008 and 2012. | Read More »
The Clinton Machine
Ben Domenech, one of our illustrious founders, has a great piece at Commentary about the Clinton machine being alive. It is worth reading for a number of reasons, but most especially may be this. History may ultimately consider Obama’s 2008 nomination as a representation not of progressivism’s resurgent appeal, but as its death rattle—a speed bump along the way to the Democratic Party’s becoming a | Read More »
Barack Obama, Mary Burke (D-CAND, Wisconsin-GOV) indignantly object to news report that latter is hiding from former.
Watch national and Wisconsin Democrats backpedal, backpedal, backpedal…Read More »
RedState Weekly Briefing: August 31 No Strategy For ISIS, Colorado Governor Plays Politics with Death Penalty, & More!! #RSWB
Join us this week on the RedState Weekly Briefing as we discuss the growing threat of ISIS and the Democratic Governor of Colorado playing politics with the death penalty. As always we have Joe Cunningham, Caleb Howe, and Thomas LaDuke joining us, along with this week’s special guest, Kelly Maher. We should be live at about 7:15 Eastern. Enjoy!
At-Risk Senate Seats, 08/31/2014 edition (Includes DOOM calls).
Hey, it’s Labor Day Weekend. Time to start in on that.Read More »
Tech at Night: Don’t Break the Net
Don’t break the net. Internet access should not be a public utility. It has nothing to do with Net Neutrality. It would kill investment and expansion of high speed services to more people. More regulations hurt the little guy more than the big guy. Regulations hinder competition. Fast lanes become more likely. Netflix is just playing games to get a competitive advantage just like every other lobbying business. And once this gets in, FCC will go all out, the same way it always does.
This is a good site, covering a number of myths about the proposed Title II Reclassification, a dramatic step the radicals are pushing for the FCC to do, basically overturning a key concept of the bipartisan Telecommunications Act, and re-regulating the Internet as a phone service. It’s a terrible idea.Read More »
On Ben Carson, 2016, and Moving On
A cult of personality, while a great song, is a dangerous thing. They can lead normally smart people to do and say some things that don’t seem so smart. Everyone jumped on board with Dr. Ben Carson when he had the audacity to criticize the president and his Affordable Care Act with the president right there in the room. Not bad, guy. Immediately, the conservative movement jumped | Read More »
Oil Simulation, Climate Modeling and the Scientific Method
Part I concerned a WSJ essay by Robert J. Caprara, “Confessions of a Computer Modeler”. In Part II I will share what I know about computer modeling in oil and gas applications, and raise questions about climate modeling. This is a long post, offered for your reading enjoyment this holiday weekend. I’ll start with the conclusions so we can see where we’re going… Conclusions As an oil company | Read More »
One hopes that the viciously-beaten George Galloway is now asking himself, “Why do they hate me?”
What? Surely George Galloway doesn’t *want* my good wishes. After all, I’m a dirty little Zionist lackey and Jew-lover.Read More »
Alleged ISIS laptop had a checklist for creating bioweapons.
The details of the materials quoted in that Foreign Policy article are sufficiently detailed that I’m not comfortable repeating them: you never know what foreign bad actors might be trolling this site for intel.Read More »
A Game of “Top This” With Democrat Amanda Curtis
Image Credit And That’s Why Your Single “I think she’s a lovely young lady and very courageous, and I think she [Curtis] is, you know, a fine character and all that,” said Paul Edwards, a former member of the Montana Democratic Party’s executive board. “I don’t think she has a chance in hell.” – (HT:Townhall) The Montana Democratic Party has a genuine asset* in Amanda | Read More »
When You Go Shopping, What Political Policies Are You Funding?
Conservatives live in a world that is often set against them. Whether it is marriage, gun rights, abortion, or any other issue that conservatives have a stake in, a rather loud part of the culture and government are there as a stumbling block. Even the items we purchase and the brands we support often are involved in providing financial support to causes that run anathema | Read More »
We Are At War With ISIS And They Are A Real, Sophisticated, Threat
Despite comments to the contrary by the White House spokesman, we are at war with ISIS and they are a real and sophisticated threat. The intentions of the Islamic State have been made crystal clear: kill the infidel and establish the caliphate by any means necessary. The escalations in just the last few weeks, specifically the beheadings, have awakened many to the dangers of the | Read More »
Race: A Conservative View
The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, ought to cause us to pause and reflect on the issue of race in America. It seems like after every incident similar to what is happening in that St. Louis suburb, we hear calls from our friends on the Left for a “national conversation on race”. It is a conversation we have needed to have for decades, and it | Read More »
Germany’s Green Energy Gamble
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the Burger King merger, Angela Merkel’s green energy gamble and what it means for the future of the EU.Read More »
Read my lips: We don’t have a strategy yet….
**Promoted from the diaries. – Aaron** There are misspeaks…there are gaffes..there are cases of political foot-in-mouth disease, and then there are monumentally self-destructive comments like Obama uttered yesterday: “We don’t have a strategy yet….” for dealing with ISIS The WH scrambled to try and dismiss this as just a verbal gaffe…Obama paying an “aw shucks” homage to Harry Reid. Maybe they should invoke Joe Biden instead, | Read More »
When Fear Of The Race Card Destroys People
Professor Alexis Jay will probably regret forever accepting the tasker to investigate and author “Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (1997 – 2013).” Like the PI played by Nicholas Cage in the movie “8MM” she has seen and heard things that cannot be unseen and unheard. Her first two paragraphs in the executive summary of her report are the sort of thing you | Read More »
What Leading From Behind Looks Like
I do not think Barack Obama is a closet sympathizer of muslim Jihadists bent on our destruction, but God help me I suddenly understand how some have arrived at that conclusion. To stand up and tell the world that we are going to do zero to help Ukraine and have no strategy to defeat ISIS is just insane. That the White House staff had to | Read More »
Rep. Annie Kuster (D, New Hampshire-02) can’t find an actual Republican supporter?
Meet Robin Partello. And who is she? Well, she was someone who was featured as a Republican offering praise for Annie Kuster in a recent campaign ad for New Hampshire’s Second District. Just one, small, teeny-tiny problem: Woman in @RepAnnieKuster ad claims to be Republican, but Nashua clerk says she’s undeclared #nhpolitics #nh02 pic.twitter.com/lm9U7nmafG — James Pindell (WMUR) (@JamesPindell) August 27, 2014 That sounded a | Read More »
MT-Sen: Things aren’t going well for Dem Nominee Amanda Curtis
The Montana Senate race has been perhaps the most interesting contest thus far in the 2014 Senate election cycle. Original nominee, and sitting interim Senator, John Walsh was busted for plagiarism on a 14 page (!) Master’s thesis*. Sensing that this might be a liability on the campaign trail, he was replaced with single term Montana State Representative Amanda Curtis. She’s already come under fire | Read More »