The C-SPAN monopoly is obsolete. We can do better.
Back in the 1970s, we had a vastly different technological climate than we have today. The ability to capture and record the proceedings of the US Congress, and bring that audio and video into people’s homes in real time, was something that only cable and satellite providers could accomplish. But we’re now over 36 years since the first C-SPAN broadcast. The ability to send a | Read More »
Washington Post: “partisans” are responsible for lack of trust in the media
There is a new Gallup Poll out on the public’s trust in mass media and it isn’t good. Naturally, Democrats are the most credulous audience, seemingly willing to believe most anything: But the bad news for the media is that the numbers are only going to get worse over time. Eventually we’ll see grads of Columbia’s Journalism School living in refrigerator cartons beneath the overpass | Read More »
The Problem With Trey Gowdy
is a solid congressman doing a great job investigating Benghazi, but this Politico story highlights a problem with Gowdy. Conservatives have placed him inside the Cult of Personality where he can do no wrong, everything he says is conservative, and knows it. Boehner tried to get Gowdy to run for Majority Leader. He wants Gowdy there because “[m]any Republicans close to Boehner and House Majority | Read More »
New England to shiver from the lack of those natural gas pipelines the Democrats so hate.
It’s going to get cold and dark in New England, without those natural gas pipelines. Or at least more expensive.
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GOP Blows Chance With Cecile Richards, Making It About Money, Not Evil
Planned Parenthood President, Cecile Richards testified before the Government Oversight & Reform Committee yesterday. It was a golden opportunity for the GOP to shine a light on Planned Parenthood and some of the abhorrent practices they engage in. And they blew it. For however long Richards was there, most GOP members, for whatever reason, chose to make the issue about funding and spreadsheet information rather | Read More »
Russia takes command of fight against ISIS in Syria
Russia has launched its first airstrikes against ISIS. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia suddenly escalated the stakes in his contest with the West over influence in the Middle East on Wednesday, as Russian pilots carried out their first airstrikes in Syria. Russian warplanes dropped bombs near the central city of Homs, according to American officials in Washington, who spoke on the condition of anonymity | Read More »
Cecile Richards: Abortion is 86% of Planned Parenthood’s revenue
Once Cecile Richards got past reading her falsehood-strewn opening statement and she testified under penalty of perjury we learned some interesting things. Planned Parenthood has long maintained that abortion is only a small part, 3% is typically the number the pro-aborts use, of its business. As Rich Lowry wrote: Planned Parenthood, embroiled in a scandal over secret videos capturing its cavalier dismemberment of unborn babies | Read More »
On Repeating History and Being Doomed
Prior to September 11, 2001, the worst terrorist attack on the Western Hemisphere did not happen in North America – but in Argentina. In 1994 Hezbollah-linked terrorists, funded by the Iranian government, bombed the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA). The terrorist attack killed 85 people and injured hundreds. Those victims are still looking for justice. Over the following 22 years, numerous news accounts have found Argentina | Read More »
, Alberto Nisman
, Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association
, Barack Obama
, Carlos Menem
, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
, Héctor Timerman
, John Kerry
, Los Abandonados
, Terrorist attack
Album Retrospective: Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big and Buzzy by The Refreshments
The world as we know it has lost its mind. One of the major political parties in this country is toying with the idea of nominating Donald Trump for President. Not of a real estate company, of the United States. Joe Biden is actually the current Vice President of the United States. Macklemore exists as a thing. As one watches the nonstop cavalcade of | Read More »
VT AG Bill Sorrell (D) will not seek re-election, in order to concentrate on avoiding an indictment.
So, Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell (D) won’t be seeking re-election. Why? Oh, the usual reasons: abuse of power, independent investigations, that sort of thing.
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2/3 of Americans Favor Taxpayer Bailout for Abortion Business Selling Murdered Baby Parts. Really?
A brand new widely touted USA Today/Suffolk University Poll claims that 65% of Americans support federal taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood’s abortion and murdered baby parts selling business. Or so the mainstream media would have you believe.
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New calls for Mitch McConnell to resign
I’m more than happy to bid a fond adieu to , but let’s be serious. The real problem is . McConnell is afraid of and he apparently equates surrendering to Reid with bipartisanship and with governing. Boehner’s failures were legion but, if we are to be fair to the man, at some point he had to start thinking that bruising legislative battles really weren’t worth | Read More »
What could we do with all that Planned Parenthood money?
What if we stripped away all funding for Planned Parenthood? What if we took that money, kept it tied to women’s health care, and distributed it in a different way? What if we took that money and created a subsidy that women could apply for that covered preventative health screenings as well as doctor and hospital visits during pregnancy and delivery? What if another chunk | Read More »
Harvard Internet Monitor: Bias of Omission in Action
Harvard University, possibly the most overrated institution of learning since the Great Library of Alexandria, has launched a new Internet Monitor Dashboard. They claim that the goal is to drive policy, so it’s not surprising that the dashboard turns out to be an agenda-driven piece of work missing key information.
The shallow defense of Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood makes its first appearance on Capitol Hill today since the string of videos by Center for Medical Progress were released. Predictably, pro-abort harpy Cecile Richards is trying to take a page out of Saul Alinsky’s rulebook and make the videos the issue while evading the actual cause of the hearings: that Planned Parenthood stands in violation IRS regulations and federal law for altering abortions | Read More »