This Is What Fundamental Transformation Looks Like
“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” This is the promise Barack Obama made on Oct. 30, 2008, as the country was counting down to the presidential election. This week he pressed forward on three fronts, even as preparations to implement Obamacare — putting one-sixth of the economy on the path to government domination — slowly grind away. The | Read More »
The Real World and the Chart
Paul Krugman wishes to disprove something I wrote the other day. In this post I wrote: The sage of creased pants bipartisanship, David Brooks, reports on Jesus’s letter to the Corinthians. Thomas Friedman, the guru of globalism reduced to ridiculous phrases with no meaning yells at train stewards for not clearing his plate fast enough. And the Washington to New York crowd laps them all | Read More »
Rick Perry Praises Wendy Davis. Political Left Gets Outraged
Rick Perry had kind things to say about Wendy Davis at the National Right to Life meeting going on in Dallas. In his speech he noted: In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances, the daughter of a single mother and a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve | Read More »
“Progressive” Sideshow Trivializes IRS Victims for Political Theater
The Left is engaged in a politically motivated sideshow; we are demanding the truth. Finding one progressive group or leftist term which may have been caught up in this IRS dragnet does not change the fact that every Tea Party group was intentionally targeted, set aside for further review, delayed for years, and forced to answer, under penalty of perjury, unconstitutionally intrusive questions.
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The Latest George Soros Group: The Evangelical Immigration Table
A number of evangelical leaders in America joined on to the Evangelical Immigration Table early. They felt a calling and need to help. But more and more of them are backing away now that they know it is just another left-wing George Soros funded group designed to appear both moderate in its intentions and ecumenical in its outreach. It is not. In fact, as Marjorie | Read More »
Q&A with Rep. Marsha Blackburn on IRFA
Some issues that face us in the tech world get complicated fast, especially when it comes to changing existing Washington regulations. The Internet Radio Fairness Act is one of those messy issues. Please welcome Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, who answered some questions for us on that issue.
How would you describe IRFA, the Internet Radio Fairness Act, to a concerned conservative activist?
Conservatives can agree that music distribution companies should be free to choose a business model that makes the most sense for them, and this includes launching legal, digital broadcasting ventures. But the so-called Internet Radio Fairness Act (H.R. 6480) was introduced last Congress to help webcasters like Pandora and radio stations artificially reduce a key input cost – the amount the government says webcasters should pay recording artists for access to their music.
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Mitch McConnell’s Riveting Immigration Speech
It’s better late than never. Two hours before wrapping up the immigration debate, Mitch McConnell finally gave a few-minute floor speech speaking out against the amnesty bill which he supports. Here are some gems: FOR ME, AT LEAST, THAT THE FINAL BILL DIDN’T TURN OUT TO BE SOMETHING I CAN SUPPORT. THE REASON IS FAIRLY SIMPLE. AS I SEE IT, THIS BILL DOESN’T MEET THE THRESHOLD | Read More »
Proposition 8 might still be the law under the California Constitution
Yesterday, when the US Supreme Court denied the right of California citizens to stand up and appeal for Proposition 8, the state constitutional amendment they voted in place directly, it looked like the lower court’s decision against the amendment would stand.
After all, The Supreme Court has thrown out all of those appeals in Perry v Brown, leaving only the initial trial court injunction against Proposition 8 by George H. W. Bush appointee Vaughn Walker, and a stay against that by the Appeals Court, which will likely be lifted now.
But Big Government has noticed that the California constitution may not take the word of one judge alone as binding on the state. So as of now, Proposition 8 may be the law of the land in the Golden State.
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Yes, You Will Be Made to Care
Those of you coming in on this post, I apologize for sending the Morning Briefing just after midnight, but due to events outside my control today I needed to go on and do it and send it out instead of getting up at 4am. – Erick ———– You will be made to care about gay marriage. You may think it does not affect you or | Read More »
We Must Stand Witness
Let me summarize that for you: the baby sits there, safe and warm because she has never been anything else, waiting for the next instant when she will hear her mother’s voice. She is then punctured, torn, sliced, and slashed to death, her body ripped to shreds where before all she ever felt was comfort and sleep.
She is still waiting for her mother’s voice as her brains are ripped from her body.
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Did the Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling Just Destroy Colorado’s TABOR Law?
In its decision regarding the 2008 California ballot initiative that prohibited gay marriage, the Supreme Court ruled this morning that citizens who supported the initiative have no standing to defend it in federal court. Only government officials have that right, the Supreme Court ruled. Although the case initially appeared to be confined to gay marriage laws in the state of California, namely the “Proposition 8″ | Read More »
SCOTUS DOMA Ruling A Loss For Big Government, Democrats
The Supreme Court’s ruling today on the Defense of Marriage Act is a loss for big government, not for marriage. Let’s revisit. The year was 1996 and I was a young college frosh, Democrat, and progressive activist. Democrats campaigned on DOMA. Clinton, the new Kennedy-of-sorts, was a fervent supporter, writing prior to the bill’s signing: I have long opposed governmental recognition of same-gender marriages and this legislation | Read More »
Call Them Back, @GovernorPerry [update]
UPDATE: Governor Perry has called them back effective July 1st. ————– When last the Republicans filibustered anywhere, it was Rand Paul who led Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz of Texas, and others to filibuster over the use of drones against Americans in the United States. The Democrats chose to filibuster legislation that would save the lives of American citizens. It is telling. Last night | Read More »
Why America Hates Washington
I sat in the first class section of the Acela Express once from New York to Washington. I was on a book tour and the publisher was whisking me from New York to DC for events. Thomas Freidman sat diagonally from me. His single seat backed up to where the First Class Stewards worked. As the train pulled into DC, the overworked steward hadn’t taken | Read More »
Marco Rubio Steps Closer to an Obama Hug
You may remember lessons when you were a child by your parent or Sunday School teacher that doing bad things leads to a life of ruin. That telling one little white lie often leads to other lies to cover up the first one, which can lead to worse things. Which brings me to my disappointment in Marco Rubio and how he came to support the | Read More »