How Putin Dismembers NATO Without Firing A Shot. A Scenario From the Cold War
Yesterday I wrote on the speech Vladimir Putin gave on March 18, on the occasion of accepting Crimea’s request to be annexed by Russia. In it I posited that Putin announced two clear objectives. First, he intends to regain for Russia the territory comprised by the former Soviet Union, either by direct occupation or by browbeating small countries into a political and economic alliance operating | Read More »
Court: Planned Parenthood Violated Fourth Amendment in Home Raid
“An incident that is more like home raids by Red Guards during China’s Cultural Revolution than like what we should expect in the United States of America” Sometimes, the recitation of facts in a judicial opinion speaks volumes. A decision this morning from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Ohio, captioned Bray v. Planned Parenthood, et al., No. 12-4476 (6th Cir. | Read More »
Atlanta Journal Declares Potential Legal Violations a “Moot Point.” Of Course a Democrat is Involved.
That Jason Carter was soliciting campaign money while the Georgia legislature was in session is “a moot point”, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Why? Because the legislature is not in session any more. Georgia law prohibits state legislators from collecting contributions or pledges while the legislature is in session. Jimmy Carter’s grandson Jason was doing just that. The invitation for a fundraiser this Sunday | Read More »
Obamanomics: High Taxation/Regulation+Subsidization = Long-Term Unemployment + Dependency
Next week, Senate Democrats will restart their effort to create a de facto permanent unemployment entitlement for those out of work for up to 73 weeks. Unfortunately, instead of uprooting the entire premise of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) extension, many Senate Republicans are prepared to go along with this scheme as long as the 5 month cost is offset through some notional promises of more | Read More »
As the Northern Hemisphere begins its slow tilt toward the sun, American Protestants will start giving their churches money to send their children away. These spring break and summer excursions will most often be to tropical places or a few remaining snowy places for skiing. The teenagers can work on their tans on the beach in Central America while sharing the gospel and hammering nails. | Read More »
Jason Carter, Jimmy Carter’s Grandson, Starts His Gubernatorial Campaign With an Ethics Problem
Democrats in Georgia are having such a hard time finding candidates to run for office, they’ve had to go back to the seventies. They’ve conjured up Jimmy Carter’s grandson Jason and Sam Nunn’s daughter Michelle to be their statewide candidates for Governor and Senator. Jason Carter had intended to make ethics a big issue in his gubernatorial campaign. He might want to rethink that with | Read More »
Wisconsin Gov’t Workers Spend Thousands on Netflix
Wisconsin taxpayers are footing the bill for thousands of dollars in state government subscriptions to Netflix.com. Four sprawling state bureaucracies combined spent $4,819.36 in fiscal year 2013 on Netflix subscriptions. Those agencies are the Department of Corrections, the Department of Public Instruction, the Department of Health Services and the Department of Transportation. The Department of Corrections spent more than any other agency. Netflix.com is a | Read More »
Vladimir Putin’s Objectives: A New Russian Empire And Crushing NATO
Two days ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin, gave a speech to the Russian Duma, the Potemkin parliament that endorses what Putin has already done, on the occasion of receiving a request from the people of Crimea to become part of Russia. I took some time to go through the speech and pull together some disparate threads that may give us a hint what we can | Read More »
FL-13 Fallout Watch: Two Democratic House candidates drop out this week.
To mangle Machiavelli… gold may not get you good candidates, but good candidates can always get you gold.
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The Georgia Legislature Should Support Allen Peake’s Medical Marijuana Legislation
Today, the Georgia Legislature meets for its final day. By constitutional mandate, the Georgia Legislature can only meet for 40 days. Any legislation that does not pass today will die. My friend Allen Peake has been pushing legislation this year to legalize possession of a form of medical marijuana. It is not, as in some places, marijuana that is smoked. This is an oil based | Read More »
T.W. Shannon for U.S. Senate
I was genuinely disappointed that Jim Bridenstine did not get into the race in Oklahoma. He would have been the best candidate hands down. But we must take the race as it is, not as we wish it to be. That leaves a potential rock star and a congressman. Count me with T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma. Sarah Palin has already endorsed him. I’m sure others | Read More »
Tech at Night: Commissioner O’Rielly makes a great point on reform. Tor users point out the mote in Apple’s eye.
FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly makes a great point about how to approach FCC and Communications Act reform. Assume regulators will abuse it and write defensively.
Yet another Tor child pornography ring has been caught, so why exactly should I cry if Tor users are claiming Apple is ignoring problems? These guys are ignoring the critical problem of serious crimes on their network, after all.
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Get ready for #obamacare premium increases. Or possibly ‘brace for impact.’
There is no way that you can convince a voter forced to go to the exchanges that $500 of his or her money is equivalent to $5,000, or $10,000.
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Joe Biden Goes To Poland, Allies React With Dismay and Terror
The NATO alliance is facing the most significant test of its solidarity since the nuclear freeze movement of the early 1980s. Ukraine, not a NATO member but a participant in the NATO Partnership for Peace program, was invaded by Russia. A fake independence referendum was generated in a Russian majority enclave. The results of that referendum were used by Russia to annex a part of Ukraine.
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Make School Choice A Priority And Fight Against The War For Poverty
School choice is no longer an experiment. We have sound models to emulate. Charter schools, vouchers, tax credits, scholarships — they’ve all been tested.
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