Will The Supreme Court End Union Organizing By Extortion?
On Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court heard a case that has the potential to devastate the what’s left of the private-sector union movement. The case tangentially involves something that, to many laypersons, often looks like a form of extortion (or bribery) but is currently legal under U.S. labor law, wherein a union uses economic, political and media pressure (also known as Corporate Campaigns) to | Read More »
America’s Strange Love for Corn Ethanol [Updated: New AP article with must-see video]
(New link: Prairies vanish in the US push for green energy) In 2007, before our domestic shale boom put a big dent in America’s reliance on foreign oil, the Bush Administration made a massive commitment to biofuels. The Renewable Fuels Standard mandated an ever-increasing consumption of ethanol as a motor fuel through 2022. Candidate Obama, then junior senator from the nation’s #2 corn-producing state, wooed | Read More »
If This Lunch Isn’t Free, I’m Writing My Congressman
Meet Margaret Davis, who is the reason we can’t have nice things in this country: Margaret Davis of West L.A. voted for President Obama and appreciates the ideas behind theAffordable Care Act. She agrees that everyone should have access to healthcare and no one should be denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions. But here’s the problem: She knows firsthand, as the new law of the | Read More »
It’s a Trap!
Republicans are walking into a trap and they don’t even realize it. They are about to consider, in the House of Representatives, legislation by Congressman Upton that would allow people to keep their insurance plans. There’s a problem though. It is widely acknowledged that Congressman Upton’s legislation is more messaging than substance. His legislation does not have anything in it that can force insurance companies, | Read More »
Are #ObamaCare Navigators Teaming With Battleground Texas To Turn The Lone Star State Blue?
No, your information is not safe under ObamaCare…at least not in Texas. Earlier this year, a left-wing group of organizers and operatives formed a group called Battleground Texas. Headed by a former field director of Obama for America, Battleground Texas’ sole aim is to turn Texas from a so-called “red state” to another California–that is, almost singularly controlled by liberal Democrats. Publicly, Battleground Texas is | Read More »
I Support Tommy Moll for Congress
In Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District, there is only one candidate conservatives can support with a clear conscience. That would be Tommy Moll.Tommy Moll has a degree from William & Mary, a law degree from Columbia, and co-founded Law Students for Life. He’s worked hard in the pro-life movement and the greater conservative movement.To be honest though, the race in Arkansas’s 4th is more about Tommy’s | Read More »
What’s Next for Conservatives
The challenge for conservatives today is to reject that false choice, and choose our own way forward: a way that is at once principled, positive, and confident.
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Barack Obama’s Iraq
In lamenting the sorry state of Meet the Press these days, Dave Weigel reminds me of a Barack Obama quote worth pointing out to Republicans. In an interview with the New Yorker magazine, Barack Obama opined on Iraq, “There’s an old saying in politics: when your opponent’s in trouble, just get out of the way … in political terms, I don’t think that Democrats are | Read More »
The working wage
Every time I’ve gotten into a written or verbal discussion about minimum wage laws (or the relatively new crusade for a “living wage,” which is another exercise of compulsive power beyond what the law requires, premised on the idea that business owners who obey the minimum wage laws are nonetheless greedy villains) someone objects that people “deserve” so much better than the paltry whatever-dollars-per-hour, and | Read More »
The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of this year in the twenty-first century, we pause to honor our veterans on this Veterans Day and remember that first of the great world wars, which ended the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. To those who served, we thank you. In Flanders fields the poppies | Read More »
Repeal is the Only Fix
There are, winding their way through the House and Senate, several Republican proposals to fix or ameliorate the effects of Obamacare. I get the desire to message. The Republicans are always messaging. Heck, back in 2009, the GOP offered up a series of amendments to contrast Republican ideas on healthcare to Democrat ideas. Senator John Kyl, then the Republican Senate Whip, went on Bill Bennett’s | Read More »
10 Nov 1775
“The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. Lord, how they could fight!” MGen. Frank E. Lowe, USA; Korea, 26 January 1952 Today is the 238th Marine Corps Birthday. Below, the Commandant and the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps wish a Happy Birthday to Marines everywhere: A message from the Secretary of the Navy: And here is the official Birthday | Read More »
NRSC Wants a “Conservative” Not “Republican” Senate, But Declares War on Conservatives
The New York Times reports that Republicans are moving quickly to shut down the right wing of the party. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has declared war on conservatives — punishing any groups that work with the Senate Conservatives Fund. Likewise, the NRSC is paying people to attack conservatives without disclosing they’re on the payroll. So you might find it very funny that the National | Read More »
A Question for Mitch McConnell: Will Any Reporter Ask It?
Mitch McConnell and his merry band of lobbyists have a clever little line attacking the Senate Conservatives Fund. They claim the Senate Conservatives Fund (“SCF”) has gotten more Democrats elected than the Democratic National Committee.It’s their favorite attack these days, now that attacking SCF for raising money has proved fruitless given that this particular attack is being made by dandified lobbyists and other hangers on.But | Read More »
The ATM Ate Healthcare.gov
I don’t need to belabor this point, but I think it is a point worth making.Last year, Barack Obama blamed ATM’s for unemployment. In fact, Barack Obama is pretty sure that the rise of technology has caused unemployment, not his policies.If he believes that, you’d think he’d hire a bunch of unemployed people to answer phones all day and process Obamacare manually instead of largely | Read More »