Among those strongly interested in politics in America right now, the GOP leads by 14 percentage points on the question of who should control Congress. Among the electorate as a whole, the GOP and Democrats are largely tied. But the electorate as a whole does not vote, particularly in midterms. The Democrats are less likely to vote in 2014, they are less energized, and they | Read More »
Tech at Night: Are Bitcoiners ready to pay taxes like any other currency users? FTC blames the victim on Cybersecurity.
I talk about anarchists often in this space, but I mean it. These people are a threat. Here’s one cell making threats and demanding $3 billion from Google in blackmail.
And that’s why it’s so incredibly insane that the US Government keeps playing blame the victim with these guys, as in the Wyndham case. It’s going to be up to the Congress to reel in the FTC on this.
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, People's Liberation Army
, steve stockman
, Tech at Night
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Brandon Eich, Soft Totalitarianism, and The Progressive Purificationist Hangman
A healthy society allows for differences of opinion. It even tolerates them over issues that are near and dear to each of our hearts. When we lose these arguments, this sort of healthy society genuinely aggrieves us all. If you don’t like this, and are of decent and honorable character, you work through a well-established system of polity and seek to pass laws and elect | Read More »
The Greatest Story Never Told
It seems the majority of Americans have joined me in realizing what a crappy movie Noah is. Take the Bible out of it. In fact, as my friend Brian Mattson points out, Noah isn’t even based on the Biblical telling of Noah, but on a gnostic fantasy where the serpent was the hero. Take all that out and Noah was still a pretty pathetic movie. | Read More »
Media Company Rejects RNC Press Release Because They Are Democrats
The fact that the traditional media has a strong bias in favor of liberal and Democrat positions and causes to the detriment of the GOP, conservatism, and the nation is so well established that the media, themselves, recognize it. The Media Research Center has extensively documented members of the media making candid admissions of this fact. More than a matter of opinion and anecdote, bias | Read More »
Issa: IRS Did Not Challenge Liberal Groups Tax Exempt Status
When the crap first hit the fan about the IRS auditing conservative political groups, particularly those with “Tea Party” in their names, the first defense, after “it didn’t happen” was that it happened to left wing groups as well. The Internal Revenue Service targeted progressive groups applying for tax-exempt status in addition to conservative ones, according to IRS documents released by congressional Democrats on Monday. | Read More »
Since the Roe v. Wade decision, generations have fought in the war against abortion. Now, 41 years later, activists are spread across the country working on every aspect of the fight for life. From college campuses to Congress, opportunities abound to join the effort. However, for the uninitiated, it can be confusing to know where to start. And for those whose daily focus lay elsewhere, | Read More »
#Obamacare kills 1,800 New Jersey kids’ healthcare policies.
Why? Oh, the usual reason: the federal government swooped in and slapped a bunch of extra requirements on an existing state-run program, thus automatically invalidating the current policies. As is typical in these cases, the parties involved were not able to work out how to get around the problem – kids don’t give money to Democrats, so there was of course no Obamacare exemption given | Read More »
Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, and Mozilla
The old story is familiar. It is one of the stories I remember my grandmother reading me in her chair — the chair from which I now read the same stories to my children. She had the Golden Children’s Bible, with the old, beautiful illustrations. Daniel in the Lion’s Den was my favorite. It was two stories past Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. King Nebuchadnezzar built | Read More »
RNC, Please Don’t
Peruse any of the various stories about the Republican National Committee considering Las Vegas for the 2016 convention and the stories will read as if the GOP is going open handed to its sugar daddy, Sheldon Adelson. Already, Republicans across the nation are tripping over themselves in the rush to bask in Mr. Adelson’s presence and pledge their undying loyalty to him. Many of these | Read More »
John Ratcliffe for Congress in TX-04
John Ratcliffe is in a runoff in the 4th Congressional District in Texas. He is challenging incumbent congressman Ralph Hall. Ralph Hall is not a bad guy. He served in World War II and is a real gentleman. But he is also 90 years old and has been in Congress since 1981. He was an elected judge in 1950, went into the Texas Senate in | Read More »
VIDEO: Matt Bevin Gets Grassroots And Glenn Beck FIRED UP At #FreePAC
Yesterday in Louisville, Kentucky, FreedomWorks hosted FreePAC, a gathering of conservative grassroots activists. The libertarian-leaning, strongly independent crowd were active and engaged throughout the very successful meeting. One of the speakers who truly inspired the crowd was the man who’s name was on signs all over the auditorium: Kentucky Senate candidate and Mitch McConnell side-thorn Matt Bevin. Here is speech: “There are many people that | Read More »
Glenn Beck: “Mitch McConnell Is As Big Of A Danger To This Country As Barack Obama Is”
In Louisville, Kentucky today, Freedomworks hosted #FreePAC, a gathering of right and center right grassroots activists. The keynote speaker was Glenn Beck, who had strong words for Mitch McConnell and other Republican party leaders. “I told you at the very beginning what this administration tries to do you and what the progressives on the right, let me tell you something, Mitch McConnell is as big | Read More »
Report: it will take $45M and almost two years to ‘fix’ Cover Oregon.
Guess the Democrats should have done more to make this whole thing a bipartisan disaster, huh?
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Tech at Night: Tor and Bitcoin being used to sell guns now. US Government uses Internet to help Cuban dissent flourish.
So the Senate may yet pass a new patent law, so a bunch of companies that make money off of patents are rushing in to oppose it. Note that Republicans have a great idea: just implement tort reform if you want to go after abusers of the courts.
A nationwide gambling ban is a terrible idea simply because it runs counter to our federalist system. Federalism is a good idea always. Even if we oppose legalized gambling, that doesn’t justify ignoring the proper structure of government, and the checks and balances of having a separation of powers between the federal and state governments.
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, Retransmission Consent
, Tech at Night
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