Spain’s Radical Left is on the Rise, too.
By now we are all aware of Syriza’s win in the Greek elections last week. In the postmortem analyses, more than a few observers have wondered if the radical Left’s success in Greece will embolden similar parties in other European nations. Now, it looks like we’re starting to get our answer. In Spain, who probably has the worst economic and fiscal situation in Europe outside | Read More »
Tech at Saturday Afternoon: FCC redefines broadband, making the distinction pointless
So it’s official: FCC is completely detached from reality and declaring that if you don’t have 25 MBit/s download speeds, you might as well have dial up because you don’t have “broadband Internet.” Remember, this is a speed Netflix says is only required for ‘Super HD video’, so even speeds sufficient for ordinary HD Netflix streaming are no longer deemed ‘broadband’ by FCC. This means | Read More »
Setting The Record Straight on the GOP’s 20 Week Abortion Ban Debacle
Over the last week, much has been reported on the surprising last minute change that occurred in the House on January 22, 2015. Taking place the evening before thousands of pro-life activists marched in DC to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the pro-life bill that was set to be voted on the following day was pulled and replaced with a different, less | Read More »
Muslim Brotherhood calls for ‘uncompromising jihad’ following visit to State Department
Earlier this week and mostly beneath the radar a delegation of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood made an official visit to the State Department. In case your memory needs refreshing, the Muslim Brotherhood is a hardline Islamist group that gained control of Egypt after the ouster of Mubarak… and lasted until their rapacity and stupidity couldn’t be tolerated by the Egyptian army. The Muslim Brotherhood is a | Read More »
Obama’s America is Iran’s newest client state
There have been a lot of stunning things associated with Obama’s foreign policy but perhaps none is quite so dramatic as watching the administration gradually becoming a de facto client of Iran. You read that correctly. We have be come an Iranian client state because we are carrying out diplomatic and military actions that further Iran’s geopolitical strategy while getting us absolutely nothing in return. | Read More »
Common Core is so Bad even Democrats are Starting to Reject It
Common Core horror stories abound, but until now, the most visible opponents of the educational takeover have been Republicans. Washington state’s Democrats have changed that. A few days ago, the leaders of the state party met and formally condemned the education standards. Per Fox News: Leaders of the state Democratic Party have passed a resolution condemning the national education standards known as the Common Core, | Read More »
Behind the Scenes in Mordor
I do not know who Fredrik deBoer is, but this piece is fascinating. He expands upon Jon Chait’s lament over political correctness. I do have to say the funniest piece in response to Chait was some idiot at Vox who denied political correctness even exists. The whole thing is a snapshot into Mordor. Take this for example: I have seen, with my own two eyes, | Read More »
Hostility to Tradition
In the nineties, the Clinton Administration formed a bipartisan coalition to pass the federal “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” or “RFRA.” Nineteen states followed suit. The legislation came in response to a Supreme Court decision that had seen an American Indian suffer legally for having used a drug during a well established American Indian religious ceremony. RFRA’s framework was common sense. “Under RFRA the government may | Read More »
The Ninnies of America
I would note that the blizzard of New England quieted for a time the criticisms of “American Sniper,” the movie about Chris Kyle. It didn’t affect the box office take, but all the ninnies who want to whine about the movie were shut in and shut up. And they are ninnies. War is hell. It is a gruesome affair. And there are bad guys and | Read More »
Think that the Democrats will retake the House in ’16? Fine. Name the seats.
While you are going to hear a good deal about how the Democrats plan to message, and take advantage of their gerrymandered states, and framing, and almost everything else – one thing that’s going to be not talked about much will be which seats are going to flip.
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White House: Taliban are not terrorists
I suppose that if Daniel Patrick Moynihan was right and we can define deviancy down, there is really no good reason why terrorism can’t be defined down, too. Via ABC’s Jon Karl: They act like terrorists, they regularly kill civilians like terrorists, but the White House does not consider the Afghan Taliban to be a terrorist group. “They do carry out tactics that are akin | Read More »