Sane People Would Build More Reservoirs

    Planet Earth is usually self-correcting and adjusting. Often cities, as heat islands, get really warm and then cause thunderstorms that cool them down. California has been in a drought situation and the Northeast got slammed with a blizzard last year — a blizzard with so much snow that in June one collected snow pile still existed. Now it appears California is in for a massive, | Read More »

    Support for Pot Growing in Swing States

    Quinnipiac has released a new poll showing that support for legalized marijuana is growing in key swing states, which could make things interesting in a number of ways. Here’s what the Q poll says: With noticeable gender gaps, voters in Florida and Ohio back legalization of marijuana for personal use – so-called “recreational marijuana” – while Pennsylvania voters are divided, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing | Read More »

    A President for All Women

    Josh Kraushaar, the political editor of the National Journal, spent ten paragraphs today kicking around the subject of Hillary Clinton’s rather wide and deep unpopularity among Male-Americans. I say “kicking around” because Kraushaar accidentally stumbled upon the reason why it’s happening, but he didn’t notice it. Pretend you are surprised to hear that a new NBC/WSJ/Marist poll… shows her fa­vor­ab­il­ity rat­ing with men at a | Read More »

    Quinnipiac Poll Shows Senate Split in Swing States

    A new swing state poll released by Quinnipiac is showing a split on U.S. Senate races, which doesn’t necessarily put the party at risk of losing the Senate, but does make things more difficult in a year where Republicans should be doing well across the board. Florida The tragic loss of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 92% in the Senate could very well | Read More »

    Philip Bump is a Hack. Clinton’s email was at risk.

    Philip Bump is a Hack. Clinton's email was at risk.

    Philip Bump, Washington Post reporter, is ready to criticize or talk down every candidate for President not named Hillary Clinton. But her, he’s ready to stick up for. He claims that “our technical ignorance” is hurting her. Sorry, I’m not technically ignorant. I’ve personally set up email servers from scratch. And Hillary Clinton was negligent in keeping her email on servers far below the appropriate | Read More »

    Hillary Clinton Disclosed Identity Of CIA Source From Sid Blumenthal

    Hillary Clinton Disclosed Identity Of CIA Source From Sid Blumenthal

    There comes a time when a “scandal” becomes a crime and in the case of Hillary Clinton, revealing the identity of a CIA source certainly seems to fit that description, even to a non-lawyer like me. Trey Gowdy, tired of leaks from Democrats on the Select Committee on Benghazi, designed to make Hillary Clinton look sympathetic, sent a blistering letter to Elijah Cummings who has | Read More »

    After getting its butt kicked, Obama administration warns Russia of Syrian “blowback”

    Ever since the Russians started their intervention in Syria, the theme coming out of the White House has been that the Russians will get “bogged down” in Syria. When you read stuff like: Two U.S. officials told The Daily Beast they more or less hoped that Russia did dive into what they called the “quagmire” of Syria, a conflict that the U.S. has kept at | Read More »

    Breaking: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals puts a NATIONAL stay on Obama’s EPA Water Power Grab.

    The Sixth Circuit has put a nationwide stay on implementation of the Clean Water Rule.

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    Obama to throw up hands and quit on Syria

    So three years, billions of dollars, and hundreds of thousands of shattered lives later the Obama administration is contemplating, according to Bloomberg, a “retreat” on Syria. A week into Russia’s military intervention in Syria, some top White House advisers and National Security Council staffers are trying to persuade President Barack Obama to scale back U.S. engagement there, to focus on lessening the violence and, for | Read More »

    Feature, Not Bug.

    You need to read the opening of Ben Domenech’s Transom today. Just ponder this part. But for those in the media claiming this lack of leadership clarity and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 58%’s failure to launch is some terrible thing for the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential stakes – I’m sorry, it is to LOL. This Congress is incredibly unpopular, and | Read More »

    Paul Ryan is a Dangerous Pick for Conservatives

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 55% is one of less than a dozen Republican congressmen to have voted for every bailout to come before Congress.”There is a cult of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 55% that is as strong as any cult of personality in American politics. It’s just the people who eschew populism and conservative politics are the ones in | Read More »

    Chaos in the House

    Chaos in the House

    There’s a lot of speculation going on right now that the chaos in the House of Representatives illustrates to the public that the Republican Party is dying. While I think the party is perhaps deathly ill, what’s going on in the House is proof that there is a panacea for the illness. Ask any moderate Republican in the House what the illness is, and they | Read More »

    Former Prostitution Ring Leader Thinks the GOP Has a Governance Problem

    Former Prostitution Ring Leader Thinks the GOP Has a  Governance Problem

    Politico has trotted out Barney Frank to explain to its readers what is wrong with the House of Representatives these days. Predictably, Barney Frank’s hot take is that the GOP is a “plague on government.” I mean, exact words. Now, the first thing that we ought to observe about this tiresome and predictable explanation is that it is a pretty ballsy take for a guy | Read More »

    Moderates Are the Problem in the House GOP

    Moderates Are the Problem in the House GOP

    In the wake of the stunning exit of McCarthy from the leadership race, fingers are pointing and blame is flying like crazy. The media is happily carrying the narrative that the current chaos in the House GOP is the result of the conservative caucus being intractable and unreasonable, even though no one knows for sure why McCarthy ultimately exited. Here is the problem with this | Read More »

    Hillary Clinton? Still Not Inevitable

    Hillary Clinton? Still Not Inevitable

    Are you exhausted yet? It’s only October of 2015. We still have more than a year until the general election, and between now and then, much will happen. If you would have asked most of us a year ago, we would have anticipated things to be quite different right now. The GOP race is unexpected both in who inhabits the frontrunner’s space and which candidates | Read More »