Educational Choice is Good Policy
Teachers unions campaign for local taxes because they believe higher taxes help students, even though research has shown very little correlation between per pupil spending and student achievement. Teachers even threaten to strike for smaller classes or fewer school days because, you guessed it, it’s for the children. For decades, however, these same teachers unions have attempted to block the very policy that is first | Read More »
State Department used Fake Name to Ignore Security Standards in Benghazi
(Via Caleb Howe at TruthRevolt) The quest for the truth on Benghazi made a little progress yesterday, but that hasn’t stopped the developments from being any more outrageous. As the Benghazi Select Committee discovered yesterday, Hillary Clinton’s State Department fabricated the name “special mission compound” for a portion of the embassy’s facilities at Benghazi in order to dodge security standards for it. Representative Pete Roskam (R-IL) | Read More »
Scots Head to the Polls to Vote on Independence
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Emma Elliot Freire to discuss today’s big independence vote in Scotland, how 16 and 17 year old kids came became eligible to vote and what a breakup of a 300 year long union would look like.Read More »
Let’s Not Arm Anyone in Syria
Sending guns instead of armies to support a cause has a lengthy and storied history in America, especially when American politicians have perceived that public support might not exist for actual American lives being spent on a cause that Americans nonetheless marginally support. Other Western nations have also used this to great effect over the years as well. Why bear the political cost of getting | Read More »
Science, Ethics and Neil deGrasse Tyson
Image Credit: Fajar Sullivan Corporation It’s a really good thing Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts Cosmos rather than performing cost estimates. You can say “Billions and billions and billions!” to awe the easily-impressed rubes watching Cosmos and write it off as a ROM. In Cost Estimation, this is referred to as an onagerous estimate.* It seems he should stick to schlocky, public, propaganda-laden !SCIENCE! rather than | Read More »
Attention, whoever in the White House monitors this site. Google ‘Lyndon Johnson micromanagement Vietnam.’
“One, two, three, what are we fighting for? Don’t ask me: I don’t give a d*mn, my next stop is Vietnam…”Read More »
World War Is The Danger of Pacifism.
“Last guys rarely finish nice.”-Saul Alinsky. I can comprehend the temptation that tugs at both President Obama and Senator Rand Paul when they contemplate the difficult issues associated with foreign policy in the Post-modern world. The simple, old maxim goes “Don’t be a d—!” In many of the things we do in our daily life this is pretty solid advice to live and work by. | Read More »
President Obama’s 9/10 Strategy in a 9/11 World
The sad irony of President Obama’s September 10th address to the nation on ISIS is that he laid out a 9/10 strategy in a 9/11 world.
Thirteen years ago, we awoke on 9/11 and the world had changed. We awoke to the reality of radical Islamic jihad and its commitment to destroy America. Now we face an even greater jihadist threat. Have we forgotten so quickly as a nation?
President Obama unabashedly asserted that ISIS isn’t Islamic. Yet it’s Islamic to its core, establishing a caliphate – an Islamic State – across large swaths of Iraq and Syria.Read More »
Easy guide to Obama and the War Powers Resolution
When Obama gave his speech on September 10, promising to “degrade and destroy” ISIS, it was interesting for what it said and didn’t say. Obama laid out a four part strategy for defeating ISIS. The most notable thing it didn’t say was that Obama intended to ask Congress for authority to wage a war against ISIS that would, at a minimum, encompass two countries, one of | Read More »
Educational Success for Connecticut Family
“I realized Julia has has very little instruction in science, history, geography and writing when compared to my boys education in our school system.” After their four sons graduated from public school in small-town Connecticut, Ray and Kathleen were happy with the education they had received. Ranging in age from 21-29, all had done well and gone out into the workforce. However, last year, Kathleen | Read More »
Media Bias (Again) Shines Through in Coverage of Joe Biden’s Anti-Semitic Slur
In case you missed it (and you probably did, unless you are a very close follower of the news), Joe Biden was forced to apologize today for using the anti-Semitic slur “Shylock” to describe what he considered to be shady bankers. Look, Joe Biden is stupid and says stupid things and many of those stupid things are racially insensitive. Jewish people have just joined a | Read More »
New Dan Sullivan ad gleefully mocks Mark Begich’s pathetic snowmobile prowess. #aksen
Stuff just got real in the Alaska Senate race.Read More »
Lobbyist advises GOP to spend big and think small
GOP estabishment politics is the epitome of a “green” industry. Nothing is ever thrown away. Baby poo is repackaged as butterscotch and sold to unsuspecting voters. Pathetic losers resurface time and again making the same mistakes over and over and collecting checks in the process. A prime example of this is a guy like John Feehery. Feehery used to work for go-along-get-along icon Bob Michel | Read More »
Mary Landrieu Welcomes Hispanics to the New Democrat Plantation
For years the Democrats have operated their party like a plantation, where black voters in particular are expected to be present but not ever actually given anything in return. Now they appear ready to try the same trick with pro-immigration reform Hispanics, in the service of saving Mary Landrieu’s Senate career. As I am sure you know, President Obama had planned to implement a sweeping | Read More »
Volunteer for Rahall Campaign Shows Support for Hamas
For a campaign already in trouble, having photos of this staffer’s love of Hamas is a huge blow. Voters need to ask themselves if they should continue to send Rahall back to Congress.Read More »
NFL Tries to Rebound from Poor Handling of High Profile Abuse Cases
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Zerkle to discuss the NFL’s inconsistent response to Ray Rice’s domestic violence video, Adrian Peterson’s indictment for child abuse and if the NFL risks losing female fans as a result of the recent abuse allegations.Read More »
Generic Congressional Vote Starting to Look Ugly for Democrats
Conventional wisdom about this midterm election is that while Democrats are defending difficult turf in the Senate and face possible substantial losses, the redistricting after the 2010 census eliminated significant numbers of meaningfully competitive House seats, which should prevent an equivalent wave from forming in the House. The way the generic Congressional vote polls are starting to look, the Democrats better hope that this is | Read More »
Staci Appel (D CAND, IA-03): against taking away terrorist traitors’ passports!
From comments to this post comes a remarkably tin-eared comment by Democratic candidate Staci Appel on whether Americans who join terror groups should be allowed to keep their passports. I sincerely doubt that anybody here will be surprised to hear that Ms. Appel has a problem with taking away those passports: I would not be urging taking away their passports… I think we need to make sure | Read More »
GAO Bombshell: ObamaCare Directly Funds Abortion
A new report from the Government Accountability Office reveals what we’ve been saying all along: ObamaCare funds abortion.
Put more directly: you are paying for abortion with your federal tax dollars in direct violation of federal law.Read More »
IRS Has 99 Problems But the Church Ain’t One
The scandal plagued Obama Administration IRS admits that it has targeted 99 churches for additional scrutiny after settling a lawsuit with the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).
The IRS settlement with the angry atheist group FFRF is shrouded in secrecy, but the little we do know is enough to raise significant suspicion.Read More »