The Chamber’s Uncanny Ultimatum
Tom Donohue, President of the Chamber of Commerce, made news yesterday when he said that if Republicans fail to pass amnesty they shouldn’t even bother fielding a presidential candidate. The media is reporting Donohue’s statement as an ultimatum to the GOP – pass amnesty or lose our support. However, there is one slight problem that has been overlooked by the media. The Chamber has been | Read More »
Hunter Biden Joins the Ukraine Gas Conglomerate’s Board
If you go there now you may get a 404 error like I just did. But if you go to the Google cache you’ll find that while Vice President Biden was visiting Ukraine, the country decided to put Hunter Biden on the board of Burisma. According to the press release of Ukraine’s largest gas provider, R. Hunter Biden will be in charge of the Holdings’ | Read More »
Former CIA acting Director Michael Morell *wants* Benghazi panel.
Michael Morell sounds like a guy who thinks that he can walk into House hearings on Benghazi and walk back out again with his scalp intact.
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Obama Administration actions decrease opportunity to get ahead
A recent National Journal/Heartland Monitor poll finds that Americans don’t believe that Obama’s administration is able to make a positive difference in their lives. By a margin of 46 percent to 25 percent, respondents say the actions of the Obama administration “decrease opportunity” for people to get ahead. On a number of key issues Obama claims to focus on, respondents said America is on the | Read More »
Tags: 2014 election
, Barack Obama
, Big Government
, Daniel Garza
, National Journal/Heartland Monitor poll
, The Libre Initiative
Idols of Our Destruction
People, regardless of demographic, are into idols. We have cults of personality, standards by which we judge all comers, issues (not principles) on which we will not compromise, and the ideal of the nation itself. Not all are idols, but all can be idols. In political seasons, we make idols of our candidates — they are flawless, pure, and indestructible. That is until they are | Read More »
Tech at Night: Is the left-on-left fight over Net Neutrality a smoke screen?
When new FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced plans for a new Net Neutrality order, I wasn’t surprised. Despite having lost in court twice, first in Comcast v FCC and then in Verizon v FCC, the radicals weren’t going to give up on this. They were going to try a third time. And we knew he was a radical once he hired Gigi Sohn.
Some are trying to make it sound like a minor technical point, but the radicals want to take over the Internet. They’re following the Obamacare playbook with an end goal of Single Payer Internet. Wheeler put in one minor concession to reality in the form of ‘fast lanes’ being expressly allowed. Paying for what we use, and paying for even better access are good things of course, which is why we’re seeing Netflix moving to tiered pricing to charge HD users more for the bandwidth they’re taking up.
So now Wheeler is in a fight with the radicals that may or may not be real. Remember last time the radicals insisted nothing short of Title II Classification (a dramatic step that literally would regulate Internet the same as phones), when guess what? Even Title II allows fast lanes.
So it’s all just a smokescreen. They want all the government they can get.
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, Brendan Eich
, Incentive Auctions
, Net Neutrality
, Tech at Night
, Tom Wheeler
The Great Divide
When Christy Lemire reviewed Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomanic Vol. 1″ she described it as “unexpected and so refreshing, especially given its subject matter.” Her review of “Moms’ Night Out” begins with “Depressingly regressive and borderline dangerous, “Moms’ Night Out” peddles archaic notions of gender roles in the name of wacky laughs.” A comedy about mothers going out together “peddles archaic notions of gender roles.” I | Read More »
Piketty, the Zeitgeist of Death and the Leftist Ethic of Resentfulness.
This Is The Smell of Victory To Thomas Piketty You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s. Zeitgeist has a power beyond the realm of policy. This would have been the appropriate response* to Josef | Read More »
, Grima Wormtongue
, Letist Ethic of Resentfulness
, Mouth of Sauron
, Politics of Envy
, Tenth Commandment
, You Didn't Build That
Pat Roberts: Virginia’s Third Senator
Senator Pat Roberts sincerely wants to transform perception into reality. After serving in Washington as a status quo, big-government Republican in some capacity for 47 years, Roberts has made a U-turn this year. He is being challenged by Milton Wolf, a man I am proud to support, and has completely changed his voting record. He has taken the “Hatch Effect” to a new level. Hence, | Read More »
WSJ looks for good news on rising Obamacare premiums, fails to really find any.
Watch the spin! In the first look at how insurers plan to adjust prices in the second year under the federal health-care law, filings from Virginia carriers show they are opting for premium increases in 2015 that will pinch consumers’ pocketbooks but fall short of some bigger rate predictions. The new premium proposals, detailed in official filings to the state’s insurance regulator, show health plans | Read More »
Will the UN Criminalize the Pro-Life Movement as “Torture”?
Last week, questioners on United Nations Committee Against Torture called pro-life speech “torture.”
This move is part of a broader push by the radical abortion lobby to essentially criminalize the pro-life movement.
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Russell Moore and the Radio
Russell Moore is right. Christian talk radio, with some great exceptions, is largely insufferable. As both a talk radio show host and a student of the format, I listen to liberal talk, Christian talk, FM guy talk, political talk, NPR — you name it. I listen to it. And I find most Christian talk and pretty much all leftwing or “progressive” talk to be some | Read More »
Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them. Yesterday families across the | Read More »
Rand Paul and his Lickspittles Strike Again
Last Friday, Rand Paul made waves with all the wrong people when he announced after meeting with some black pastors that the GOP needs to “lay off” Voter ID laws because “it’s offending people.” According to the story, Paul does not dispute that Voter ID laws are meritorious or that voter fraud is real; in fact, he is quoted as acknowledging that dead people vote, | Read More »
34-Year Incumbent Lashes Out against Conservative Challenger
From the diaries, by Erick An ironclad rule of campaigns is that desperate candidates launch negative ads. Last week, we saw only the latest example of this in northeast Texas, where our primary runoff election will be held on May 27 (early voting begins May 19). First, a bit of background. Congressman Ralph Hall (R-TX) first ran of political office in 1949. You read that | Read More »