Georgia Congressman Tom Graves Embraces His Role as Leadership Judas Goat
A judas goat is a trained goat used by a slaughterhouse to lead other animals to slaughter with its own life being spared. Congressman Tom Graves of Georgia, long a conservative darling in the House of Representatives, has embraced the role of judas goat for the House Republican Leadership. Within twenty-four hours of Eric Cantor’s defeat last Tuesday, two members of Congress called me and | Read More »
More H1B visas: bad policy and bad business
The panic among the US Chamber of Commerce types continues to grow in the aftermath of Eric Cantor’s epic defeat in the GOP primary. The primary concern is immigration and it seems clear now that Cantor had, in fact, reached some agreement to move comprehensive immigration reform forward. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Rupert Murdoch takes to task we small minded types who oppose | Read More »
Buzzfeed tries to sling mud at Tim Huelskamp… and hits itself, instead.
If you’ve ever wondered what an embarrassing retraction looks like, here you go. This is one of the more painful ones I’ve seen: Before: “Republican Congressman Says Women ‘Desperately Looking For A Husband’” After: “Republican Congressman Tells Men: Wives ‘Desperately’ Need Their Husbands To Step Up”
Obama decides Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki has to go
As Iraq looks to be on the cusp of dissolution, the administration has decided that the man most responsible after Barack Obama, Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki needs to spend more time with his family. From the Wall Street Journal article U.S. Signals Iraq’s Maliki Should Go: The Obama administration is signaling that it wants a new government in Iraq without Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, convinced | Read More »
Jody Hice for Congress
Mike Collins and Jody Hice are running in the tenth congressional district in Georgia. The tenth district covers an area to the southeast of Atlanta and northeast of Macon. I spoke this past weekend at a fundraiser for Jody Hice. I am supporting Jody and, luckily, the largest part of population in his district lies within my listening audience’s reach in Atlanta. I am happy | Read More »
The top 9 most crazy things Hickenlooper said in under 10 minutes
“Well, my staffer said so . . .” Did she hold his hand and force him to sign the bill too? Maybe after a few rounds of the classic game “stop hitting yourself”?
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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 »