Because Justice Runs to Individuals, Kennesaw, Georgia Got It Wrong
The City of Kennesaw, Georgia has denied a gathering of muslims the right to build a mosque in a strip mall. The city claims it does not allow houses of worship in strip malls, but recently unanimously granted a Pentecostal group the right to do just that. Then the City of Kennesaw demanded that, should they grant the muslims the request, that the muslims must | Read More »
Big government is winning campaign issue for Democrats
For some time there has been a garden industry on the left that believed two things held the Democrats from permanent electoral triumph. The first, of course, is that voters are just too stupid to understand what is good for them. This school of thought is championed by a guy named Thomas Frank who wrote a book called What’s the Matter with Kansas? in which | Read More »
Top House Republican Declares He Wants Total Amnesty
House Republicans, coming up with every excuse under the sun to avoid stopping President Obama, are letting slip the real reason. Congressman , chairman of the House Rules Committee, is telling Democratic lawmakers he wants total amnesty. The Daily Caller reports Sessions met with Democratic lawmakers telling them how expansive his vision of immigration is before announced the GOP would give up the fight on | Read More »
After Michael Brown and Eric Garner, do we need grand jury reform?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Leon Wolf to discuss the grand jury process, an alternative method for prosecuting police officers and if this unrest over Michael Brown and Eric Garner can lead to substantive change.Read More »
Rape, Rudeness, and Deciding the News
Terry Bean is a donor to the Democratic Party. He has hung out with Barack Obama on Air Force Once. He founded the influential gay-rights organization Human Rights Campaign, which targets and harasses Christians. The organization, along with the Southern Poverty Law Center, labeled the conservative Family Research Council a “hate group.” Unsurprisingly, a gay rights activist showed up at the Family Research Council with | Read More »
Hillary Clinton moves to lock up the white working class vote
As Hillary Clinton tools up for making a show of running for the Democrat nomination for president in 2016, the salient question remains who, exactly, is going to vote for her? I mean other than the aging, hirsute, hippie lesbian demographic. While this locks in a significant swath of Hollywoood and the news media it is not sufficient to create a second Clinton presidency. For | Read More »
TNR’s Demise Voxsplained for the Rest of Us
Erick wrote with great clarity on the death of The New Republic as a pillar of progressive thought, but navigating the Byzantine maze of Washington liberal media is only for the bravest of brave hearts. So Ezra Klein has broken it down for us in the hoi polloi by Voxsplaining what has happened to the august TNR. Before we delve into Klein’s truly dizzying intellect, | Read More »
Fifty Shades of Bull – Lena Dunham, UVA and The Rape Accusation-Industrial Complex
Three things happen when false rape accusations are mass-marketed for fun, profit and social justice. Political expediency is served. Lives get destroyed and liars pocket the proceeds. It’s a win-win situation – unless you’re the poor son-of-sea-biscuit sent out into the dessert as a scapegoat for the supposed sins of The Patriarchy. We see a textbook example of how this works in the execrable case | Read More »
The Republicans in Congress Hate the American People. Just Like the Democrats.
Republicans ran a campaign in 2014 against the high handed overreach of Barack Obama. Democrats ran a campaign against Republicans accusing them of hating women and shutting down the government. Republicans won. Then and promptly surrendered. They never, despite their campaign rhetoric, had any intention of stopping the President. Boehner and McConnell both agree with the outcome, even if they oppose the means. But they | Read More »
Chris Hughes Insulted the President’s Daughters
For those of you outside the Circle of Jerks in New York and Washington, this may be a bit more than you can handle. The New Republic, which was founded in foam of the sea stirred up by Teddy Roosevelt belly-flopping in order to support the progressive cause and Joe Stalin (seriously), has been slaughtered by a dot-commer who couldn’t get his boy toy into | Read More »
Hillary 2016: Inevitability!
Hillary cares! Hillary works hard! Hillary is a wife, a mother, she’s even a woman! And any man fortunate enough to have a wife, a close girlfriend or to know his biological mother has met somebody equally qualified to serve as POTUS. But your wife doesn’t have the resources to hire out a pop artist for a cheesy country music video. UCLA doesn’t pay her | Read More »
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: Episode 2
On tonight’s show, the regular panel is joined by guest host Noah Rothman of Hot Air to discuss Eric Garner, body cams on cops, the UVA/Cosby rape stories, and what men really want for Christmas, and (maybe) GMOs. We’ll be live at 9pm Eastern time. If you want to join in the discussion, ask questions, or get to the links we mention, you may do | Read More »
Senate GOP Leadership is a Bag of Hammers
We now know that much of the Senate GOP leadership is either as scared as their House counterparts, or they’re dumber than a bag of hammers.Read More »
Follow the Money: Macy’s
Two years ago the so-called Progressive Congress went after Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren for his involvement with the nonpartisan Fix the Debt Coalition. The liberal group accused Lundgren of betraying the “spirit of Christmas“ by lobbying for common-sense economic reforms like lowering taxes, reducing the deficit and fixing Medicare and Social Security, which the Huffington Post was more than happy to insinuate amounted to “Grinch”-like | Read More »
Boehner scrambling to find Democrat votes for Cromnibus
The Continuing Resolution/Omnibus appropriation bill, aka cromnibus, wending its way through the House is in trouble. Dissatisfaction with the bill and the underlying strategy to deal with Obama’s executive overreach is wide and deep in the GOP caucus and it seems like Boehner will have to violate the Hastert Rule in order to force the bill through the House. Via The Hill Speaker said Thursday he expects | Read More »
A White House Connection in the IRS Scandal?
The IRS scandal just took a turn for the worse, exposing what may be further political abuse by the Obama Administration.
It has recently come to light that the Obama Administration’s Treasury Department is in possession of over 2,500 pages of documents that may show that the IRS and the White House were colluding to illegally obtain confidential taxpayer information and that the White House used that information in an attempt to harm its political enemies.Read More »
Chuck Schumer and pretending that the Democratic party is not what it is.
This is an entertaining article on Chuck Schumer by Dan Henninger, but this sentence makes me raise an eyebrow: “With [his speech indicating that Democrats should not have concentrated on Obamacare], Chuck Schumer was sending an audible signal to state and local party bosses around the country and to peeved donors—aghast at the midterm results—that not everyone in Washington has lost his mind to the | Read More »
Responding to TPM’s Poor Excuse to the Poors
Recently over at Talking Points Memo, an opinion piece titled, “Why Do Poor People ‘Waste’ Money On Luxury Goods,” sought to set the record straight about, well, exactly what the title stated. “We hates us some poor people,” begins author Tressie McMillan Cottom; a disturbing start to a post that offers up not much more than an excuse to keep spending money you don’t have. | Read More »
We’ve Crossed 100 Orders of Balls for John Boehner. Keep Sending!
John Boehner needs to stop playing with Barack Obama’s balls and get some of his own. Go here and join the movement. Send a set of blue balls to John Boehner as a visually distinct message that he needs to find his testicular fortitude and stop the President’s amnesty plan. My original post on this is here and the address to mail the balls to | Read More »
Is Hillary Clinton’s Run for President Inevitable? Maybe Not.
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss polling that shows why Hillary Clinton may run for president, five significant reasons she may not and what the Democrat’s field for 2016 looks like without a Clinton on the ballot.Read More »