Rep. Scott Turner and the Texas GOP Convention.
Texas State Representative Scott Turner, of House District 33, who is running to become the Texas Speaker of the House, sat down with me for a short interview today. Rep. Turner laid out his vision of leadership for the Texas legislature, something Turner refers to often as servant leadership. As we spoke, it was clear that Turner has a passion for the state of Texas | Read More »
Obama declined to trade cash for Bergdahl
Just about every hour a new revelation is made about the facts and circumstances of the terrorist-leader-for-deserter swap engineered by our commander in chief. We’ve known for a while that Barack Obama had agitated for the release of these five particular prisoners since 2011, I don’t know if they are distant relatives or what. Now FoxNews is reporting that that there were active negotiations for | Read More »
Bob Beauprez and Republicans Who Want to Win
*Image Courtesy of Shutterstock* Earlier this week a new group launched to support Bob Beauprez’s run for Governor. Recent internal polling by the Beauprez’s campaign shows the former congressman in a tight battle with one of his four primary opponents, former Congressman Tom Tancredo. Republicans Who Want To Win has formed as a 527 group to support the Beauprez and launched a very well done | Read More »
Think Progress: It’s the Army’s Fault We Traded Five Terrorists
The shark has officially been jumped by the left. Think Progress, the left wing site that has no intellectual honesty, actually has a post entitled “Did Sergeant Bergdahl Desert The Army Or Did The Army Desert Him?” They allege that Bowe Bergdahl might have been mentally ill and the Army should have done a better job of dealing with him instead of letting him wander | Read More »
Historian David Pietrusza on the Heroes of D-Day
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by historian David Pietrusza to discuss the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, the day’s many heroes and Operation Overlord lead to the defeat of Nazi Germany.
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Immigration is not Supposed to be a Public Charge
Throughout America’s history, there has always been a bipartisan consensus that newly admitted immigrants should not become a public charge. With dependency soaring among native-born Americans and current immigrants, it makes no sense to allow in new people who will only swell the ranks of the welfare state. This objective rings true even from a liberal standpoint. After all, liberals desire to preserve the welfare | Read More »
Barack Obama leaves three Americans behind in Afghanistan
Pathological liars. We’ve all met them. The kind where you ask them what they had for breakfast and they’ll tell you bacon and eggs when you were there when they ate that bowl of Cheerios. The type of guy who lies for no reason other than to stay in practice. Now we have one in the White House. And yesterday he was in full roar: | Read More »
D-Day + 70 Years
Remarks by President Ronald W. Reagan at a ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Normandy invasion June 6, 1984 Pointe Du Hoc We’re here to mark that day in history when the Allied armies joined in battle to reclaim this continent to liberty. For 4 long years, much of Europe had been under a terrible shadow. Free nations had fallen, Jews cried out in | Read More »
Foot Soldiers in the Real War on Women
Five more foot soldiers are headed back to the front lines of the real war on women thanks to President Obama. Abdul Haq Wasiq was a deputy minister of intelligence for the Taliban and helped Al Qaeda. He has been accused of murder and torture. Mullah Norullah Noori was a military commander for the Taliban. He fought American forces in Afghanistan and, according to Fox | Read More »
Thad Cochran and What is Wrong with Politics
Let’s put aside ideology for a moment and ignore the fact that there is not a single conservative bone in Thad Cochran’s body. What is more disturbing is that he clearly has not been able to effectively represent Mississippi for quite some time, and certainly will not serve as a vibrant voice for another six years. Throughout the primary in Mississippi, all the media cared | Read More »
Taxes, Texas and The Unforgiving Laws of Physics
“It’s not because I don’t like paying taxes,” said Gardner, who attended both meetings. “I have voted for every park, every library, all the school improvements, for light rail, for anything that will make this city better. But now I can’t afford to live here anymore. I’ll protest my appraisal notice, but that’s not enough. Someone needs to step in and address the big picture.” | Read More »
The Sanders-McCain Veterans Bill is a boondoggle
As the scandal within the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to metastasize we have written about an effort by Senator John McCain to give veterans greater autonomy over their own health care decisions. Unfortunately, the septuagenarian John McCain partnered with the septuagenarian socialist Bernie Sanders and the resulting bill should be rejected by any sane person: The agreement would allow veterans who live more than | Read More »
If you’re in the Atlanta area, come to my birthday bash. I’m having a birthday party at Monday Night Brewing in Atlanta on June 12th. I’ll be broadcasting live from the brewery, sampling the beers, and going on a tour of the brewery. If you guys are in the Atlanta area, register now and come on by.
Yes, It Matters That Bowe Bergdahl Deserted
Does it matter whether Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was a deserter, or worse, a traitor? In evaluating President Obama’s decision to trade five high-ranking Taliban terrorists for Bergdahl, it absolutely does. Given the public-relations fiasco around the Bergdahl deal, liberal commentators are circling the wagons. Their latest argument, designed to compartmentalize the pieces of the controversy so they can’t be considered as a whole, is | Read More »
Governor Rick Perry and the Texas GOP Convention
I had the opportunity to sit down with Governor Rick Perry before his speech today at the Texas GOP Convention in Ft. Worth, Texas. We talked a bit about his time being governor, the the successes of Texas, the Democrat attempts to make Texas a battleground, open carry, and his intentions for 2016.
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