Repeal Obamacare Through Reconciliation

    Repeal Obamacare Through Reconciliation

    I know there are lots of folks who are tired of hearing about repealing Obamacare. There are reasons, however, for the GOP in Congress to continue beating the repeal drum. First, the law remains persistently and broadly unpopular, which is almost historically unprecedented for a law that was essentially billed as an entitlement program. Second, the law continues to have a ruinous effect on employment | Read More »

    Cuomo’s Revenge?

    Cuomo's Revenge?

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying to make a career at McDonalds more lucrative. He wants to raise the minimum wage to $11.50 in new york city and $10.50 in the rest of the state, and he’s specifically targeting the fast food market, a subset of the restaurant industry. While many are concerned that Governor Cuomo is abusing his authority by attempting to raise the wage | Read More »

    Follow the Money: Export-Import Bank

    Follow the Money: Export-Import Bank

    “There are two types of businesses: successful ones that don’t need financial assistance from the government, and unsuccessful ones that don’t deserve it.” This line from Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint in a recent column perfectly underscores the reason for principled opposition to the Export-Import Bank by conservatives. Unfortunately, a major entity in the business world with whom conservatives often find common political ground is | Read More »

    Special Obamacare Enrollment Period Not Working Out so Well

    Special Obamacare Enrollment Period Not Working Out so Well

    Since many people only learned of their tax penalty for not getting health insurance in 2014 when they were doing their taxes this year, and because Obamacare is so confusing in general, the federal government authorized a special extended enrollment period for both the federal exchange, the District of Columbia’s exchange, and the exchanges of 11 states. Monday, Healthcare.gov took to Twitter to announce the | Read More »

    Like a Leftwing Blogger With Actual Courage in His Convictions

    There was so hilarious juxtaposition in the news yesterday as Barack Obama was lecturing the Coast Guard graduates on global warming as previously unreleased documents from Osama Bin Laden showed he too was deeply concerned about global warming. In fact, Osama Bin Laden was deeply concerned about money in politics, global warming, and a host of other left-wing issues. It’s like Hitler, who was deeply | Read More »

    Al Qaeda’s Favorite Network

    There’s a laughable story out this morning about Al Jazeera and its employment mess. The laughable headline is “How Al Jazeera America Went from a Home for Idealists to a Sexist Mess”. I’ve had more than one run-in with Al Jazeera employees. They are not idealistic except in the way people who wish for a communist utopia to destroy America and supplant it are idealist. | Read More »

    Rand Paul Demonstrates That Hillary Knew About Benghazi

    Rand Paul Demonstrates That Hillary Knew About Benghazi

    Nuff Said Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com “I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews. I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters,” an emotionally shaken Clinton said. – Russian Times It’s common to tell shopworn jokes about the contradiction inherent with Military | Read More »

    The Jacksonville Panic

    Several consultants, Democrat and Republican, clued me in last year on a race that has sailed under the radar in the United States: the Jacksonville, FL mayoral race. Democrats and Republicans alike tell me that Barack Obama used Jacksonville as a testing ground for his campaign strategy and technology in helping Democrats take the city. Registered Democrats outnumber their Republican counterparts, but the city has | Read More »

    Los Angeles vows to become the first fully-cybernetic American megalopolis.

    Los Angeles has decided to pass a minimum wage increase to $15. …The fools. The poor, mad fools.

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    Sex Ed: Incomplete Without Abstinence

    Sex Ed: Incomplete Without Abstinence

    A hallmark of the Left is their inability to comprehend that opposing opinions can and do exist at the same time. They’re the Thought Police, and are routinely convinced that another’s viewpoint must boil down to obsession over said subject matter. This is frequently seen in discussions regarding sex education. Conservatives hold “radical” views about sexual choices (meaning: you’re responsible for your own, regret & | Read More »

    Great news: White House says Iraq strategy has been a success

    Great news: White House says Iraq strategy has been a success

    I’m not making this up. To recap, this week saw Iraqi forces driven out of the city of Ramadi after what was classified as elite Iraqi units executed that tactic perfected by the now-defunct ARVN: di di mau. In a replay of last year’s military debacle, elite units abandoned their U.S.-provided equipment to Islamic State fighters and fled the area, leaving several hundred soldiers surrounded | Read More »

    Fracking might not be Cause of Those Earthquakes After All

    Fracking might not be Cause of Those Earthquakes After All

    One of the favorite stories trotted out by the media and opponents of fracking is that the process causes earthquakes. Unsurprisingly, it looks like this is yet another case of the media and the Left relying on the narrative instead of scientific facts. Per an article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, geologist Craig Pollard of Cinco Resources told people gathered for a presentation hosted by | Read More »

    Matt Bevin Wins

    Matt Bevin Wins

    [Revised given the polling at the end] I did not endorse Matt Bevin for the Kentucky Governor’s race. I endorsed Hal Heiner a month ago when it seemed all was lost for Bevin and the third man in the race, James Comer, was worth beating. Matt Bevin ran against what the media had caricatured him as and he cleaned up. He ran a clean race | Read More »

    Two Weeks With the Apple Watch

    Technically, I’m a day shy of two weeks, but whatever. I wanted to get a good feel for the watch before writing about it. I think I have had enough time to be able to share my thoughts. Let me give you the take away up front: you do not need it. But if you get it, it is worth it. There are a ton | Read More »

    Is Scott Walker afraid of social issues?

    Is Scott Walker afraid of social issues?

    Politico says that Scott Walker is having a “crisis of faith” because social conservatives are questioning his bona fides.  Showing their ignorance of what “social conservatism” actually is, they quoted a lot of evangelicals and mentioned over and over how it was surprising he would have this problem given that he mentions God a lot.   You know, because that’s the criteria. Hold your hand | Read More »