We used to regulate cryptography as munitions. Let’s get back to that.
Barack Obama’s FBI head James Comey has started a push for regulation of cryptography in America, in a throwback to the days of the Bill Clinton administration’s “Clipper Chip’ program. Hillary Clinton has fully embraced this idea, suggesting a legally required “back door” in all software in America. This is a problem for any American who wants to secure his own privacy, both against the | Read More »
Bill de Blasio apes Vladimir Putin with New York City law
In 2013 the Russians passed a law, signed by Vladimir Putin, banning speech deemed to be ‘propaganda’ about homosexuality. This law has, of course, drawn criticism worldwide from leftists. Not for the censorship, but for being ‘anti-gay.’ Well now we know why. New York City is passing its own censorship law, just going the other way with respect to “nonconfirmity” and “gender identity.”
Five lies Hillary Clinton told in Saturday’s debate
Maybe you’re like me and have grown used to Presidential debates giving no information at all. Turns out we’re wrong though: Hillary Clinton told these five lies in Saturday’s debate. By seeing what she’s lying about, we can get an idea of what her agenda is, or what she thinks her weaknesses are.
, Clipper Chip
, Gun control
, Hillary Clinton
, Second Amendment
What Disney must do to succeed with the new Star Wars
Star Wars is obviously known for being an action-packed space opera leading the industry with innovative special effects. But the movies themselves used intelligent storytelling techniques as they unfolded for the viewers. With The Force Awakens, the franchise now led by Disney must find a new path, as it expands beyond the six films put out by George Lucas. They must find a story to | Read More »
Ted Cruz uses the establishment’s own trick against them
Pandering: It’s an age-old political trick that is a staple of politics in America. Going back to before the present political alignment, the parties would say whatever it took, to whoever they had to, in order to forge a winning political coalition. is taking a lot of heat for his debate performance last night, but I believe he’s playing the game intelligently: He’s looking to | Read More »
The failure of Communism: Spaceballs in real life
In the movie Spaceballs, the evil empire led by President Skroob (Mel Brooks) and Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) has literally destroyed their planet’s air supply. To feel better, they open up cans of “Perri-air” packaging air from Planet Druidia. Well, it turns out that real life Communism is now emulating the movies, incredibly enough. In China they’re buying bottled air from Canada.
Alaska’s Income Tax proposal shows why to protect the sales tax
Remember how they said that don’t worry, beating the Republican with independent Bill Walker is fine, and he’d be the TRUE CONSERVATIVE pick for Governor of Alaska? Turns out that was wrong, and backing the Republican was the right call. We know this because Bill Walker wants to impose an income tax on Alaska. That’s a terrible idea of course, but the root cause is | Read More »
Who’s winning Iowa’s conservatives, and who’s got the moderates?
So we’ve got a new poll out from Quinnipiac University looking at Iowa. has just taken over the Real Clear Politics lead in Iowa by a hair, a finding of Donald Trump 28, Cruz 27 isn’t surprising at all. What is interesting though is to see who’s winning Iowa’s conservatives, and who’s winning the moderates.
Ben Carson and Jeb Bush blew it. Here’s where their support is going.
Ben Carson and Jeb Bush were each in a position few people ever get to be in. They were the frontrunners to be a major party nominee for President of the United States. Some guys, like John Kasich, become bitter, resentful trolls because they never get there. Bush and Carson each had it, and foolishly fumbled it away. Bush did it by being entitled, out | Read More »
The underreported storyline of Ted Cruz’s Iowa surge
is on the move in Iowa. He’s crossed the 20 point mark in four straight polls and when you take into account the noise inherent in polling, he’s basically even with Donald Trump in Iowa at this point. That’s important because it could mark a permanent change in how Republican Presidential candidates address the state.
Time got it wrong with Angela Merkel
Time Magazine this year named Angela Merkel the Woman of the Year or, more accurately, Newsmaker of the year. They got it wrong. While Merkel was certainly in the news this year. She dealt with Greece, she dealt with Ukraine, and she’s now dealing with Syria. However in each of these she’s a reactive figure. She’s not making the news, she’s also involved in the | Read More »
Tags: Abu Bakr
, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
, Angela Merkel
, Barack Obama
, Islamic State
, Time Magazine
, Vladimir Putin
Club for Growth has found a true conservative to beat this pro-abortion Republican
What if I told you there was a ‘Republican’ who is not only pro-abortion (“Basically a liar” sinking pro-life efforts), but voted for the debt ceiling increase, for Ex-Im, against the sequester, and against the RSC alternative budget? This is someone who’s bad on most every issue we care about. That Republican is , and Club for Growth has endorsed Jim Duncan against her in | Read More »
Chavezista Socialists lose badly in Venezuela
Since 1992 coup attempts by Hugo Chavez, his name has dominated politics in Venezuela. He first won a Presidential election in 1998, and by 1999 his coalition was able to win 121 out of 131 seats in the Constitutional Assembly election held that year. But fortunately after almost 20 years of socialist dominance, there is change coming to Venezuela. The Coalition for Democratic Unity (MUD) | Read More »
Net Neutrality’s Day in Court, Round 3
Net Neutrality, the concept that has been perverted by the extreme left, and its allies in the Obama administration, is bad for freedom, is illegal, and is going to depress investment if it isn’t thrown out. Today a three judge panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in United States Telecom Association v. FCC.
Trump blames Israel, invokes Nazi-style Jewish stereotypes
Donald Trump has said some crazy things in his run for President, and done a lot of pandering to white nationalists, but his visit to the Republican Jewish Coalition takes the cake. In his speech to the event he blamed Israel for the lack of peace, invoked the stereotype of Jews as greedy, and even suggested that the Jews were looking to control the Presidency.