6 Reasons Why #IA-SEN Candidate @BruceBraley Has Had A Very Bad Week
Iowa Democrat Bruce Braley’s Senate campaign has had a rough week, which has only gotten worse after the now-infamous video of Braley at a Texas fundraiser deriding Chuck Grassley as “a farmer from Iowa”. How bad? Let’s review 6 ways: 1. Everybody’s Piling On The commentary on Braley’s gaffe has been brutal. The Iowa papers have been all over the story, with heavy coverage in | Read More »
A French Solution To The Crimean Crisis
The French establishment has spoken on the annexation of Crimea. Writing in The Christian Science Monitor, Jacques Attali. former advisor to French President Francois Mitterrand and founding president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, says hey, what’s the big deal, the bitch had it coming. (For maximum effect, you must imagine all blockquotes being read by Pepe Le Pew.) Can I Dismiss the | Read More »
Ebony News Editor Jamilah Lemieux Has No Time For ‘White’ People Like Raffi Williams
This morning a news editor from Ebony decided to show her ignorance and racism to the world. In a series of tweets Jamilah Lemieux, the News and Lifestyle Editor for Ebony Magazine, called Dr. Ben Carson insane for his beliefs on race, politics, and “anything else other than his medical work.” Her objections appear to be that Carson is conservative to some extent and therefore any ideas he may have on race are forever tainted. Indeed, even his own blackness should be questioned.
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Perpetuating Unemployment and Phony Spending Offsets
**Update: The following senators voted for cloture to open debate on the extension of unemployment benefits with the ridiculous offset provision: Ayotte, Coats, Collins, Corker, Heller, Johnson, Kirk, Murkowski, Portman, and Toomey.** What happens when instead of fighting the premise of creating a permanent unemployment entitlement, many Republicans focus on offsetting the cost of the extension? We get the extension without any offsets! Tomorrow, Senator | Read More »
The Georgia Life Alliance
We had hoped to sit back and make it through this weekend, but opponents are attacking us as “the establishment” trying to weaken the pro-life cause. In fact, in an email from a reporter, I was asked about us having a less hard line position than the other organization. I’m talking about the Georgia Life Alliance, of which I am a part and will be | Read More »
Democratic gun-grabber Leland Yee arrested for running guns.
Democratic state Senator Leland Yee publicly hated guns, yet privately tried to run them.
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Matthew Yglesias is Juice Vox Media’s Village Idiot and Liar-in-Chief
Well, now we know why the Washington Post did not want to invest in Ezra Klein’s “explanatory journalism” nonsense. Turns out it is just a left-wing propaganda tool trying to spin instead of explain. Let us turn our attention to Matthew Yglesias, the Executive Editor of Ezra Klein’s new site. As my friend Pejman Yousefzadeh has well documented, Yglesias is just not that bright. He | Read More »
Tech at Night: Bitcoin to get taxed like gold. A mild satellite bill passes subcommittee. Jimmy Wales adds his POV to Wikipedia.
Gotta love how Rand Paul grandstands, accomplishes nothing, but then claims credit for everything.
How you can tell when it’s time for the Congress just to sit down and do nothing. When Democrats and Republicans are making uncharacteristic arguments. Isn’t it strange that Rick Perry, who famously put out a book in praise of federalism, is against federalism on gambling? I’m just going to assume there’s some fluky thing at work here and ignore this aberration from him.
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An Achille’s Heel Amidst The NLRB’s Rationale In Ruling College Football Players Can Unionize
Notwithstanding the fact that the decision may be appealed and, as well, open the door to other college athletes maintaining that they too should be permitted to unionize, on Wednesday, the Chicago region of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that football players at Northwestern University are eligible to unionize since they are, according to the NLRB, “employees” under the Act. While this ruling only | Read More »
Russia and the West– On the Cusp of a New Cold War
I’ve never been a Robert Gates fan. I’ve always seen him a more of a pale, man-in-a-gray-flannel-suit-type apparatchik. My lack of enthusiasm for Gates and all his works was made more acute when he agreed to stay at Defense as a beard for Barack Obama’s decidedly un-masculine vision of the military. My views shifted a bit when his memoir hit the streets and refreshingly confirmed | Read More »
Charlotte, NC Mayor Arrested For Theft, Corruption
This has been a bad day for politicians without a party. From the Charlotte Observer, Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon arrested on corruption charges Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday on federal public corruption laws after a four-year investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte announced. Cannon was charged with theft and bribery after an FBI sting operation, said Anne Tompkins, U.S. attorney for the | Read More »
The Court Case That Could Save You $700 Billion
America may be on the verge of a giant tax cut. A tax increase created illegally by the Obama IRS when interpreting ObamaCare may come to an end, struck down as unconstitutional overreach. Oral arguments Tuesday showed judges leaning toward forcing the administration to follow the law as written. In Halbig v Sebelius, a group of citizens and businesses is challenging the authority of the | Read More »
State Senator Arrested on Bribery and Corruption Charges
Sad news from the Golden State. A State senator has been indicted on charges of corruption and bribery. Via the San Jose Mercury, State Sen. Leland Yee indicted for public corruption in major FBI operation SAN FRANCISCO — State Senator Leland Yee has been indicted for public corruption as part of a major FBI operation Tuesday morning spanning the Bay Area, according to law-enforcement sources. | Read More »
Faith and Work
There are moments when I am reminded that there are two Americas. Increasingly those Americas are divided by faith and lack of faith — or at least ignorance of faith. Yesterday was one of those days when a friend emailed me this tweet by Brian Beutler of the left-wing trolling site Salon (though soon to be at the credible left-wing site The New Republic). Beutler | Read More »