There’s One Mideast Actor who can Stop Putin, and it Isn’t the United States
The bizarre and as-yet-unexplained crash of Metrojet Flight 9268 has highlighted a possible gaping hole in much of the American commentary about Russia’s war-by-proxy with American in Syria. American commentators are understandably focused on how President Obama will react to Putin’s every move in Syria, but it seems fairly obvious that Putin is (justifiably) completely unconcerned about Obama, who he is treating as basically a | Read More »
Houston, Vote NO Today on Proposition 1
Houston, TX voters will today go to the polls to decide a simple question: should men be able to use the women’s bathroom? The BLT&G community would have you believe the issue is more complicated than that, but that is it in a nutshell. Proposition 1 is being pushed by an aggressive lobby that is perfectly happy for deviants, criminals, liars, the mentally ill, and | Read More »
If You’re In Kentucky, Go Vote for Matt Bevin Today
Folks, it is time. Today is the day to go put a Republican in Kentucky’s Governor’s mansion. I’m told late polling has Bevin up, but by less than one percent. It is going to be extremely close and every vote counts. The Republican Governor’s Association came through and flooded the zone, Bevin stepped up his game hard at the end, and the Kentucky GOP has | Read More »
Who Called Hillary “A Fraud”? A Feminist.
Some feminists can’t walk around without a gender crutch enabling their every step. Then there are those such as Christina Sommers and Camille Paglia, both controversial “dissident feminists” in their own way, whose eye-rolling at groupthink makes me cheer. I may not agree with everything they say, but often, they fiercely and vocally battle the wallowing that is modern-day feminism. Camille shared her thoughts on | Read More »
Hillary Clinton Embraces Obama’s Immigration Policy and Contempt for Congress
By embracing President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, Hillary Clinton has made a significant choice, not only on immigration but more broadly with regard to the Congressional GOP, that she may live to regret: the choice to destroy what remains of the Clinton legacy of moderation, “triangulation” and bipartisan compromise, and to promise the voters four more years of the current Washington status quo. One | Read More »
Erdogan wins back a majority in new Turkish elections
Back in June, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey got slapped with a loss. He was looking to amend the Turkish Constitution to empower the Presidency, the office he now holds. But his crypto-Islamist party lost the majority it had held since November 2002. That crushed his dreams of becoming dictator, er, I mean, a strong President. However the opposition could not come together to | Read More »
RedState scoops the Wall Street Journal over young people evading Obamacare.
The Wall Street Journal says something about Obamacare in 2015 that RedState said in 2013.
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The Moderates are Floundering in New Hampshire
The conventional wisdom throughout this cycle has always been that New Hampshire was going to catapult one of the moderates in the race into a two-way competition with one of the conservatives heading into South Carolina. The New Hampshire Republican electorate, after all, has always been socially moderate, and the influx of Massachusetts liberals has made them less fiscally conservative, as well. For a long | Read More »
POLITICO Tries To Troll Cruz Campaign
On Friday, the Washington Post ran a story that can only show the credulousness of their political reporters… or the extent to which they are willing to pass on propaganda as news. If you recall, on Thursday, US News published a leaked donor presentation that showed the Bush campaign was in deep trouble in Iowa. This is the kind of thing that happens in floundering | Read More »
Obama’s Syrian Strategy Laughed At By Our Allies
Ever since Vladimir Putin intervened in Syria to save his client, Bashar Assad, and thereby save Russian face, the Obama administration has been at a loss for how to react. They don’t have the guts to confront Putin in any meaningful way — his entire regime is an ongoing criminal conspiracy an could justifiably be shut off from Western travel and access to Western banks | Read More »
The Fear of Criticizing Islam
It’s not news that Christianity is the most targeted religion of the modern era. It’s not news that Islam is so readily defended by the same people who attack Christianity’s core beliefs – many of which are also held by Islam. What is slowly making its way into the news is the admission that it’s because people aren’t scared of Christians. An atheist professor said Tuesday that it’s | Read More »
No One Seems To Care About That Dan Rather Movie
I do wonder why people would not want to go see a movie that tries to make heroes of journalists who straight-up lied in order to tank a political campaign. Sony Pictures Classics “Truth,” which recounts CBS’ reporting on President George W. Bush’s military service, expanded to 1,120 theaters, but couldn’t even crack $1 million. It earned just $901,000. The problem with the movie is that | Read More »
Barack Obama is set to double the National Debt
When Barack Obama took office, he inherited a Fiscal 2008 debt of $10.0 trillion, 69% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). As of June 2015 the debt stood at $18.1 trillion, 102.4% of GDP. Not only has Obama greatly increased the debt relative to the size of the economy, but he’s on pace to risk doubling it nominally by the time he leaves office.
Obama raids crime victim fund to finance new spending binge
Those fines that the Department of Justice collected from big banks that were supposed to provide restitution to people injured by the crimes. Well, the Administration has decided there is a much better use for them: funding new spending. Since the fund’s creation in 1984 by the Victims of Crime Act, it has gathered money from fines imposed on criminals and set it aside to | Read More »