“Check Your Privilege” And the Leftist Ethic of Resentfulness
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s. – Exodus 20:17 Perhaps the most telling aspect of Thomas Piketty’s solution to inequality is his justification. He doesn’t even do it to help the less fortunate*. As I recently blogged, | Read More »
Keep the Benghazi Select Committee Select
Now that House Speaker John Boehner has moved forward with the formation of a Select Committee on Benghazi under Representative Trey Gowdy, John McCain and Lindsay Graham are lobbying for the committee to be a joint House-Senate probe. Graham was up first, asking Harry Reid, mother-may-I. From the Washington Examiner Harry Reid: No Benghazi select committee in the Senate Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., | Read More »
House Rams Through Another Corporate Welfare Bill
We already have the Ex-Im bank, which ostensibly subsidizes foreign countries – often unfriendly ones – to purchase products sold by specific domestic companies. But even as conservatives seek to abolish it, the House is sneaking through reauthorization of its sister agency – Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) – under suspension. OPIC is in some sense the rear-view image of Ex-Im in that it subsidizes | Read More »
Dave Weigel’s Hand Waving Will Not Make Benghazi Go Away
Right now the left is attempting to minimize the significance of the investigation into the attack on our consulate in Benghazi. These follow three basic rubrics. Controversialization This was pointed out by former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, Controversialization simply means that you try to make the subject a controversial one rather than the object of empirical examination. The left does this regularly. This is | Read More »
Call your Representatives: Ask them to support discharge of H.R. 3086
One of the great, lingering bipartisan achievements of the early days of the commercial Internet, was the moratorium on taxes on Internet access. We all know governments would love to slap all sorts of taxes on something just because it’s new, and there. But in the Clinton era, Republicans and Democrats came together to stop that.
The moratorium is in danger of expiring, but the Congress doesn’t seem all that eager to move on extending it. Please call your representatives today and ask them to support a discharge of H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, which would end this renewal game forever.
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Jahan Wilcox, RNC Spokesman, Attacks Republican Candidate as “Fraud”
Jahan Wilcox is the rapid response director at the RNC. He’s charged with responding quickly to attack Democrats and rebut Democrat attacks on the GOP. Last night, Jahan Wilcox responded quickly to Thom Tillis’s victory in North Carolina by declaring that next would be to defeat Matt Bevin, the Republican candidate in Kentucky, who Wilcox called a “fraud.” Holy crap! RT @DrewMTips: Team GOP ladies | Read More »
I Gave $100 to Thom Tillis’s Campaign
Whether he wins his nomination or not, I won’t send even a penny to Tom Cotton in Arkansas unless he fires his campaign manager Justin Brasell. Brasell used Ben Sasse’s children in a television commercial to attack Ben Sasse. Then, after producing and placing the ads, Brasell quit his PAC that placed the ads. What a cowardly thing to do. You’d think a guy like | Read More »
About Last Night’s Primary Results
It’s been less than two hours since the North Carolina Senate primary was called for Thom Tillis, and there are already copious pages of commentary attempting to explain the masterful strategy of the establishment in pulling off the victory. With 97% of precincts reporting, Tillis avoided a runoff, earning 46% of the vote, while Greg Brannon and Mark Harris took 27% and 18% respectively. But | Read More »
Justin Brasell, Tom Cotton’s Campaign Manager, Puts Ben Sasse’s Daughters in an Ad. To Attack Ben Sasse.
Tom Cotton’s campaign manager, Justin Brasell, just placed a hit job on Nebraska airwaves against Ben Sasse. Cotton, who is running for the U.S. Senate from Arkansas as a Republican, apparently has no problem with his campaign manager moonlighting to attack another Republican. Cotton’s campaign manager, however, is using video of Ben Sasse’s daughters in an attack ad against Sasse. Even more bizarre, the clip | Read More »
CBS News President David Rhodes (Inadvertently) Exposes Obama’s Benghazi Lie
Every day seems to bring another revelation that highlights the duplicity of the Obama administration in reporting to the nation on what went wrong in Benghazi. As we’ve already documented, the talking points for Susan Rice’s serial prevarications on the Sunday morning shows on September 16, 2012 were coordinated by Ben Rhodes. From what we know now, there was at no point at which anyone | Read More »
The Fraudulent Crimean Referendum Exposed
Back a couple of months ago when Russian President Vladimir Putin, the new BFF of both the hate America movement and the American isolationist movement, gouged a large chunk of real estate from a neighboring nation, people like Ron Paul nearly messed themselves in their eagerness to assure us that Putin had international law on his side and self determination was a great thing. (Somehow, | Read More »
Russia on track to require Russian bloggers to register real names.
Note, Comrades, that this law does not cover those who merely comment on ‘blogs’ in Mother Russia. Merely on those who run them.
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The Common Core
Common Core seems like a good idea. In a society as mobile as ours, kids moving from one state to another should not be so far behind or ahead students in their new state. A common set of skills at each grade across the nation makes sense. At least that is the sales pitch. I did not start out to be against Common Core. In | Read More »