Burn Baby Burn: #ConcernedStudent1950 can end Academia as we know it
“Academic freedom” used to be one of the major issues that the radical left paid close attention to. The modern institution of tenure, and the presumption that academic professors would keep their jobs in good behavior, dates back to the intense competition for professors after World War II. So while political pressures were considered, tenure was primarily used as a bargaining chip. During the Cold | Read More »
This anti-immigration group is recycling old anti-Catholic rhetoric
Back in the 1850s, America dealt with the fad of the the Know Nothing movement and its political wing, the American party. The group claimed to represent the interests of native Americans against the dangers of unrestrained immigration. However that one issue couldn’t really get support, so it instead went anti-Catholic, and sought to appeal to large numbers of Protestant immigrants who just wanted to | Read More »
Fifth Circuit upholds injunction against Obama’s Amnesty
Greg Abbott sued to stop Barack Obama’s administrative amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, back when he was Attorney General. Now he’s Governor, and he is winning, along with the other 25 states that joined Texas in suing: the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the injunction preventing the President from implementing his amnesty.
Leading California anti-amnesty group defends One Child Policy
Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) likes to portray itself as a conservative group. They run ads against Amnesty, and went hard after . Like FAIR and NumbersUSA, they want to dupe the American right into thinking they are an ally. But they aren’t. They have more in common with Chinese Communist hardliners than American conservatives.
Why is the Islamic State treating Turkey as an ally?
The Islamic State is an unrecognized country bordered by Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and the Kurdish-controlled regions south of the Turkish border. The Islamic State is actively fighting the governments of Syria, Iraq, and the Kurds. However in Turkey, when the Islamic State bombed Ankara, they bombed the socialist, pro-Kurdish parties, who were protesting in opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his crypto-Islamist Justice and | Read More »
Putin joins the EU in declaring war on American data centers
Traditionally the US has been the world’s powerhouse for Internet data centers. We are the global hub of the Internet, and people put servers here. That’s been great for freedom on the Internet, since we don’t censor and strongarm like other countries do. Well, thanks to Edward Snowden’s propaganda, that’s changing. Russia is demanding that data be stored in Russia, where Putin can gain control, | Read More »
Virginia voters reject the gun grabbers as GOP retains Senate
Mike Bloomberg and his anti-civil rights group Everytown wanted Virginia. The front page of his website still promotes his desire to win the Virginia Senate from the Republicans, which would split control of the General Assembly and hand the advantage to Governor Terry McAuliffe in his twin quests for gun control and Obamacare expansion. Democrats in theory had a shot to take the Senate away, | Read More »
Real Clear Politics confirms Ben Carson is the national GOP Frontrunner
Over a week ago I declared Ben Carson the national GOP frontrunner. I saw a string of polls growing, and while the lagging indicators still gave Donald Trump the edge, I was confident enough to say Carson was on top. Now the lagging indicator is in: the Real Clear Politics poll average now says Ben Carson is winning the polls. Not Trump. Carson.
Mike O’Rielly looks for less government, even when it’s unpopular
Everyone who travels regularly knows the pain of trying to get good Internet in a hotel or event. Hotel wireless is an overpriced hassle that filters connections and throttles speeds. But with near-ubiquitous LTE these days, just using your own connection seems like the way to go. Hotels who liked selling that overpriced hassle decided to start blocking those connections, and FCC responded with fines. | Read More »
Erdogan wins back a majority in new Turkish elections
Back in June, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey got slapped with a loss. He was looking to amend the Turkish Constitution to empower the Presidency, the office he now holds. But his crypto-Islamist party lost the majority it had held since November 2002. That crushed his dreams of becoming dictator, er, I mean, a strong President. However the opposition could not come together to | Read More »
Barack Obama is set to double the National Debt
When Barack Obama took office, he inherited a Fiscal 2008 debt of $10.0 trillion, 69% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). As of June 2015 the debt stood at $18.1 trillion, 102.4% of GDP. Not only has Obama greatly increased the debt relative to the size of the economy, but he’s on pace to risk doubling it nominally by the time he leaves office.
Remember Mississippi? Jeb Bush and Right to Rise hope you forgot.
In the Mississippi Senate primary of 2014, the state establishment simply could not tolerate their preferred candidate () losing. So the Cochrans and the Barbours got together and pulled every dirty trick they could come up with, trying to smear Chris McDaniel. This time it’s the Florida establishment at work. They watched beat their preferred guy, Charlie Crist, and by gum, they don’t want to | Read More »
, Charlie Crist
, Chris McDaniel
, Jeb Bush
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Since I called Ben Carson the frontrunner, he’s kept winning polls
If this cycle’s history servers, we’re going to have a lag between the debate last night, and the next round of polls after the debate. Pollsters are rushing to get in their polls before the debate, rather than after. It turns out they get more headlines by being part of the debate inclusion criteria, than they do for measuring the results of the poll. So | Read More »
Let’s check where Paul Ryan has been on Tech policy
Since it seems set that will be the next Speaker of the House, it’s worth looking at where he’s stood on the big tech policy issues, to know what we’re dealing with going forward. Republicans are generally much better than Democrats on tech issues, but there are always exceptions, and weak points.
According to the newest polls, Ben Carson is the frontrunner
Polls change. Poll averages lag. But the last six days of polling have been very kind to Ben Carson. Over the last week, Ben Carson has emerged as the new national frontrunner and if this trend continues, Donald Trump will be under enormous pressure to adapt to the new reality.