How Apple won a round against the Obama Justice Department
The Obama Justice Department started with the “easy” case: demanding Apple back door its operating system to investigate a terrorist. But now they’ve expanded that with a dozen more cases, revealing that this is actually just the Barack Obama / James Comey push against privacy through strong encryption. But today Apple won a round in court. Here’s how.
Better Know a Super Tuesday State: Virginia Preview
Previous installments in this series: Massachusetts, Minnesota, Arkansas. Welcome to the Commonwealth of Virginia: the Birthplace of Presidents. On March 1, Virginia Republicans will vote in the Presidential primary. Well, we hope Republicans will vote. But Virginia has no party registration, so there’s no telling who’s going to be voting in the commonwealth.
Here’s why it matters that Melania Trump is getting so much good press
Marco Rubio’s wife gets attacked in the press for her speeding tickets. Ted Cruz’s wife gets made fun of for her talk of prayer. Bill Clinton is ignored as much as possible, thanks to his scandals and his record now being politically incorrect. Donald Trump’s wife? She gets an MSNBC interview and fawning coverage in the rest of the mainstream press. It’s true: CNN, MSNBC, | Read More »
Watch this UK socialist get heckled so badly, his own cabinet laughs at him [VIDEO]
As you may recall, Jeremy “Jezzbolah” Corbyn was elected leader of the UK Labour party through a combination of the idiocy that now backs Bernie Sanders, and the greatest Operation Chaos style campaign ever. Party primaries don’t really exist in the UK, so right-wingers were able to join in droves to vote for the unelectable Corbyn. He’s been as terrible as everyone imagined, polling the | Read More »
Marco Rubio is this generation’s greatest salesman for conservative ideas
I’ve never hidden who I like in the 2016 Presidential race. I was thrilled to enter this cycle because there were so many candidates I could support fully, including guys like Bobby Jindal and Rick Perry. Two of my favorites are still in the race: Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. My reasons for supporting Cruz I discussed in a previous post, but here’s why I | Read More »
Every attack on Ted Cruz bolsters my support for him
I’ve never hidden who I like in the 2016 Presidential race. I was thrilled to enter this cycle because there were so many candidates I could support fully, including guys like Bobby Jindal and Rick Perry. Two of my favorites are still in the race: Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. My reasons for supporting Rubio I will discuss in a future post, but here’s why | Read More »
Succeeding Scalia: The New York Times rediscovers push polling
The British TV comedy series Yes, Prime Minister* made fun of political issue polling by pointing out that shady pollsters can get any result they want, and someone with an agenda is usually more than happy to use such a shady poll to push that agenda. Today The New York Times reported giddily that if they led up to their key agenda question, with a | Read More »
Here’s what the Obama DoJ is asking of Apple, and why it’s terrible.
There’s a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding going on with respect to the current dispute between the Obama Justice department, and Apple, with respect to the San Bernardino terrorist phone that the government wants to unlock. Permit me to explain what’s really going on here, with a minimum of math and science, and why this is terrible, All Writs Act or no.
Who’s up and who’s down in South Carolina polling, since New Hampshire?
We had months to scrutinize the Iowa polling. We’re not getting much time in South Carolina, however. So we need to look fast to see what the moves are, before it’s too late and we’re on to the next state. Who’s up, and who’s down?
Obama administration orders Apple to ignore the laws of math [UPDATED]
US Attorney Eileen M. Decker (LA Democrat appointed by Barack Obama) yesterday filed a application to order Apple to overturn the laws of mathematics. If a Republican did this, of course, we’d never hear the end about how she was an anti-Science™ dummy. But, a Democrat did it…. so crickets.
Ted Cruz in South Carolina: Commanders shouldn’t worry about “gluten-free MREs”
Now that the GOP race has moved out of the left-wing northeast, where Donald Trump shined, Ted Cruz is back in motion, getting bold when speaking to crowds in South Carolina. Like fellow conservative Marco Rubio, who’s also showing gains in the state, Ted Cruz is making it clear that if he were President, America would have a stronger military ready to keep our country | Read More »
[VIDEO] Alberto Gonzales speaks on whose duty it is to fill Supreme Court vacancies
Alberto Gonzales, former Attorney General, is no stranger to Senate stalling of Presidential appointees, having been part of the George W. Bush administration during those latter days of fighting with a Democrat-run Senate. So we’d better listen when he speaks out on whose duty it is to act on a Supreme Court vacancy, speaking on the matter of the vacancy left by the unfortunate death | Read More »
Valentine: A Saint for Today’s Challenges in America
Valentine of Rome was a Christian priest in the 200s. His holiday, February 14, at some point became credited with “courtly love” and has morphed into a holiday today associated with dating both in and out of marriage. I think liberty-minded Americans can look at his traditional story, and use Valentine’s Day to learn something about the way our society is going today.
We all knew this candidate was taking cues from the Nixon administration
Republicans have pretty thoroughly repudiated Richard Nixon by this point. We’re less friendly with China, we’re less friendly to creating new agencies like EPA, and we sure aren’t breaking into Democrat offices. Importantly, starting with Ronald Reagan, and continuing with George W. Bush, we recognized that when we face ideological actors, sometimes Realpolitik doesn’t have all the answers. So it turns out the Democrats are | Read More »
This is how I expect Clinton to beat Sanders in South Carolina
Most of our attention is on the Republican race moving south, but the Democrats are doing the same thing. Bernie Sanders has competed well with Hillary Clinton in two rural, northern, white states. But as the race moves to South Carolina, at least two of those attributes change, and that leads us to how I expect Hillary Clinton to start winning states convincingly.