I expect Donald Trump to do better in Caucuses than in Primaries
Remember Ron Paul? He never had a chance to win the GOP nomination. He was so far outside of the party mainstream, on so many issues, that he was never going to go anywhere. He did however have a strong third place showing in the Iowa caucuses in 2012. The key to understanding how that could be, is to understand the layers of support every | Read More »
The Establishment can’t even criticize Trump correctly
My distaste for Trump is well documented at this point, but when I read this evening about Hugh Hewitt’s interview of Donald Trump, I was struck by how terrible Hewitt’s whole line of questioning is. Hewitt – who gave Harriet Miers a “solid B+” and thought that was good enough – has essentially declared that Al Gore would have been a better President than George | Read More »
Americans are starting to drive again
Urban public transit activists have been enjoying the last 8 years. Our economic troubles affected more than just jobless rates. It turns out that Americans started driving less. A lot less. Activists took that as a sign that Americans were changing how we live, but with driving back on the rebound, it turns out people were taking the bus and the train instead of a | Read More »
Speech codes, but only for Whitey?
Sometimes we get an interesting look into the minds of the radicals. I limit my exposure to their rantings, but in preparing for Tech at Night posts, I have to read some of it, unfortunately. I ran into a hilarious juxtaposition of articles at the Daily Dot today, that highlighted the racism bubbling beneath the surface in the Social Justice left.
#WMATA Metro passengers stop a kidnapping in DC
Back in July, DC Metro riders did nothing as a man was murdered on the train. My reaction was that this is what happens when you disarm the honest population: armed criminals have their way. Fortunately this morning, an unarmed criminal was stopped attempting to kidnap a baby.
A look at the GOP Presidential polling four and eight years ago
It’s often misunderstood what polls do. Some are under the false impression that the purpose of a poll is to predict the election results. That’s not quite true, though close to the election, the difference doesn’t matter. However this far out, the difference means everything. Polls measure the current feelings of the electorate. The further out you get from the election, the more detached the | Read More »
Rauner fighting for a common sense budget in Illinois
Illinois has suffered mismanagement for years, which is why finally the state managed to elect a Republican Governor, Bruce Rauner. It’s budget time in Illinois, and the Governor is pushing for some common sense ideas (enact reform instead of passing yet more tax-and-spend bills). The radicals are angry, so he deserves some support on this.
#WMATA has been misleading the public on safety
Early this month the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) had one of its trains derail underground near Smithsonian station, in the heart of downtown DC. Fortunately no passengers were aboard, but according to WMATA (interim) General Manager Jack Requa’s report on the derailment, that was just lucky. According to the report, “it is important to note that in this incident, critical information was lost | Read More »
How Bitcoin is hostile to property rights
Yesterday I called for the banning of Bitcoin and while reactions to my post included many personal attacks, Bitcoin talking points, and vague dismissals, nobody bothered to attempt to refute my core points. While Bitcoin cranks and talking point reciters were angry, it is irrefutable that Bitcoin’s intentionally designed properties make it hostile to property rights. There may be another cryptocurrency that isn’t hostile to | Read More »
It’s time to ban Bitcoin.
I’ve been writing for a long time about how Bitcoin, if adopted widely, would be a grave threat to property rights. You see, while property rights are an inalienable human right, Bitcoin is an anarchic currency that resists any attempts to enforce such property rights. Criminal transactions cannot be reversed, and unlawfully obtained Bitcoins cannot be sent back to their rightful owners. The criminals have | Read More »
Tech at Night: Taking down the newest copyright infringement ring
BitTorrent is a technology that distributes data faster by enlisting the bandwidth of downloaders in order to serve more downloads. That’s well and good for legitimate users, however the technology has been used heavily by copyright infringement rings. The latest scheme, “Popcorn Time”, is under heavy attack as copyright holders and the law strike back.
Denver Airport discriminates against those with Christian views
Remember when they said homosexual “marriage” was only about “equality” and nobody would ever have their rights taken away? Or that if only we’d concede on homosexual “marriage” that we could then move on to “more important issues?” Well it turns out none of that was true, as anti-Christian discrimination is alive and well, as Chick fil A is getting blackballed at Denver International Airport.
Sweden’s establishment is afraid of the voters
A new poll came out showing the Sweden Democrats to be the number one party in Sweden right now. That’s good news for reformer right.
Hail to the Redskins: Bowser and DC get their bluff called
The Redskins, Washington’s NFL team, want a new stadium. Jack Kent Cooke Stadium was opened in 1997, so by the time any new one opens, it’ll be at least 20 years old. Currently they’re in Maryland, but are open to sites in DC and in Virginia, the latter being where the Redskins have their headquarters*. This has put DC in a bind between politics and | Read More »
In defense of Ben Carson on the Border
Dennis Welch, local reporter for KTVK-TV in Arizona, made an outrageously worded report on Twitter about Ben Carson which he clarified right after. This report (I assume by design) sparked a wave of outrage against Ben Carson on Twitter. However I think that he’s probably right on border security, and here’s why.