Protecting the Precious
On the Saturday night massacre of October 20, 1973, US Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus resigned because President Nixon had ordered them to fire Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox who was after audio recordings made in the White House. To this day the men are lionized by the left and the media, but I repeat myself. The job of firing | Read More »
Members of Congress Should Support Marlin Stutzman
The leadership shake up in the wake of Eric Cantor’s defeat is maddening. Raul Labrador looks to be more of a protest vote than a serious challenge. In the whip spot to replace McCarthy there are three candidates: Scalise, Peter Roskam, and Marlin Stutzman. Roskam is pretty terrible. He has a 52% on Heritage’s scorecard. He’s not trusted by conservatives. And he is terrible on | Read More »
Tech at Night: How government picks winners and losers in broadcasting
Conservatives often talk about how government picks winners and losers, but sometimes it’s important to discuss just how that is done. It’s easy to see in cases like Solyndra where government picks winners, but sometimes it’s harder to see when government is making one industry win at the expense of another.
Laws related to technology are full of examples like that, and tonight I’m going to illustrate two important ways government makes broadcasters winners at the expense of cable companies and content producers.
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Bob Corker: Another Reason to Not Support David Perdue
David Perdue, running for the Senate in Georgia, wants to be one of those guys who reaches across the aisle to get things done. He wants to transcend partisan the way all the CEOs who get into politics claim they want to do. David Perdue also likes Bob Corker. In fact, several times Perdue has mentioned has admiration of Bob Corker. Corker is one of | Read More »
Scott Walker, Voter ID and The Virulent Racial Toxicity of The New Republic
There really are times when life imitates The New Republic. These are rarely pleasant or laudable times; but it does happen. A recent play in Brazil’s opening World Cup match vs. Croatia reminded me a lot of a recent article by Alec McGillis in TNR. I’ll describe each and you’ll immediately see the resemblance. In the soccer game that pitted Brazil vs. Croatia, Brazilian Forward | Read More »
Jindal Smartly Follows The Winds On Common Core
Today, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal followed through on previous public statements about his increasing dissatisfaction with the state’s implementation of the controversial Common Core standards and announced his desire to pull out of Partnership of Assessments for College and Career Readiness (PARCC) testing – a key feature of the educational “reform” program.
The immediate dividends of Cantor’s defeat
Over at Talking Points Memo, their “senior congressional reporter,” a guy named Sahil Kapur, bemoans Eric Cantor’s loss. This has to be taken with a grain of salt as Kapur was one of the “journalists” who criticized Matt Drudge for reporting he’d paid Obamacare taxes. For the sake of argument, we’ll assume that Kapur knows more about Congress than he does about economics or tax | Read More »
IRS continues to flail about in Lerner case; consequences to ensue.
(H/T: Instapundit) This was… unwise of the Internal Revenue Service. Some history: House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa as early as June 4, 2013 asked the IRS to provide “all documents and communications sent by, received by, or copied to Lois Lerner” between Jan. 1, 2009 and the present.” Note the “all.” Mr. Issa sent an official subpoena demanding “all” the records in August 2013, and | Read More »
Hi Gov. Hickenlooper, It’s Wednesday, Let’s Talk About Magazine Capacity Bans
As I noted last night, the Denver CBS Affiliate, News 4, ran a story which went into Governor John Hickenlooper’s apology to the Colorado Sheriffs. It was not a good night for the embattled Governor. You can check out the News 4 segment by Shaun Boyd, along with the entire video of the meeting at the News 4 site. The fact that this has broken | Read More »
Ask the Redskins: Fighting for your values works.
Conservatives are often painted as the out-of-touch meddlers in culture today. We boycott, we ban, we scold, we stand athwart history. We get laughed at by the left, but we fight anyway.
Hip, moderate, urbane folks tell us this is all wrong. Instead of criticizing culture, standing apart from it, and trying to reject its influences, we’re told we need to be in it, engage with it, and stand up for what we believe in from within.
Today’s politicized action by the US Patent and Trademark Office, canceling the trademark of the Washington Redskins, shows that actually, that restraint is what is all wrong. No matter how popular something is, no matter how much the general public at large is fine with it, concerted political activism can and will work.
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The Redskins Get Their Trademark Yanked by Aggrieved White Liberals
The Washington Redskins have had their trademark yanked by the US Patent and Trademark Office because white liberals who feel guilty about their privilege were offended. That is the actual fact. Most American Indians . . . errrr . . . Native Americans could care less. In fact, on Indian Reservations around the country there are kids’ sports teams called the Redskins. The logo itself | Read More »
Khattala’s arrest another of Obama’s Potemkin victories
The Obama administration has been crowing about the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, who is alleged to have been the mastermind behind the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi that claimed the lives of four Americans, including the US Ambassador to Libya. Obama praised the commandos, said by one U.S. official to be special operators from the Army’s Delta Force, for “showing incredible courage and | Read More »
Mead Treadwell for Alaska
In the Alaska Senate race, I’m going with Mead Treadwell, the Lt. Governor. This puts me at odds with some of my friends on the right. But I think Mead would be the best. For one thing, he is better on the stand your ground law in Alaska than his opponent. But Treadwell also has shown an ability to build support in Alaska that extends | Read More »
GOP Gov. Kasich: Job Growth, Big Government are “Two Wings of a Bird”
Ohio Governor John Kasich fleshed out his vision of big-government Republicanism during a June 16 speech at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.
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VIDEO: Embattled, and Exasperated, Gov. Hickenlooper to Colorado Sheriffs: WTF!!
I told you more was coming… I already talked about Hickenlooper’s “half ass” apology to the sheriffs, along with his blatant lies, but this takes the cake. For those without video, or who have small children in the room, what is heard in the video is Governor Hickenlooper apologizing to the sheriffs for not knowing that the sheriffs tried to meet with him while these | Read More »