To Reconcile Obamacare

    To Reconcile Obamacare

    The other day, the Politico reported that a handful of Senate Republicans are now considering reconciliation as a vehicle for tax reform. Reconciliation, you may recall, is the process by which the Congress fast tracks changes to the budget. In 2010, Obama and the Democrats used reconciliation to pass Obamacare. Reconciliation is a potent weapon in the Senate arsenal because it only requires 51 votes | Read More »

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: 2016, Terror in Paris, Kelvin Cochran

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends: 2016, Terror in Paris, Kelvin Cochran

    Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! This week, Jeff Blehar of the Ace of Spades Decision Desk joins the regular panel featuring Leon Wolf, Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute, Neal Dewing of the Federalist, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, and Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty to discuss the early 2016 field, ongoing terror in Paris, the | Read More »

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    Why it’s stupid to protest in the highway.

    Why it's stupid to protest in the highway.

    Because eventually the people who do become the miserable [expletive deleted] who do this to people: A beloved 83-year-old West Bridgewater grandfather has been left with spinal fractures and broken ribs after his ambulance had to be diverted around this morning’s protest on I-93, his daughter said, describing herself as “livid.” “I understand your plight, but it’s moronic to put other people’s lives and public safety | Read More »

    Thank You House Republicans

    Normally at this time of year Republicans run away from the issue of abortion as fast as possible. They don’t like the “War on Women” and they just give up. But in 2014, we saw the “war on women” lose to Republicans who champion life. Now the GOP is going to take positive steps to advance a culture of life. Instead of running from the | Read More »

    New study claims microaggressions are linked to shortened life span

    The new bugbear for leftist academics and gender studies majors in elite colleges… and soon to be new hotness with Democrat politicians… is the idea of “microaggressions.” The basic idea here is that everyone but Pale Patriarchal Penis People are subjected to a nonstop daily barrage of unintended racism and sexism. For instance, did you use the word “he” generically? Well you are guilty. According | Read More »

    Net Neturality Update: Thune and Upton get to work

    Net Neturality Update: Thune and Upton get to work

    Well, as has been warned, the FCC will have a vote on Net Neutrality at the end of next month. And after intense lobbying by Barack Obama, Chairman Tom Wheeler has made it clear that he will pursue Title II Reclassification, a ridiculous power grab favored by the extreme left wing, which would place the Internet under 1930s-era telephone regulations. However [mc_name name=’Sen. John Thune | Read More »

    Jailed Sex Offender Wins Special Election In Virginia

    Last month, my colleague Moe Lane reported on the antics of Democrat Virginia Delegate Joe Morrissey. Morrissey, who had been most noted for his propensity for trying to grab guns, had branched out and started grabbing juvenile pudenda. “Democratic Virginia state delegate Joseph Morrissey, who reached a plea agreement for charges relating to a sexual relationship he had with his 17-year-old office assistant, is yet | Read More »

    I’m for Same Sex Marriage, but Against What Happened to Kelvin Cochran

    I'm for Same Sex Marriage, but Against What Happened to Kelvin Cochran

    I have always envied people who are able to approach the issue of same-sex marriage as though it were an easy or simplistic issue. Personally, with respect to this issue, I have always wrestled with two very strong and competing political impulses. The first is an impulse borne of the belief that tradition is necessary to a well-ordered society and that absent compelling evidence, it | Read More »

    Peeking in on #LAGov

    Peeking in on #LAGov

    With Bobby Jindal’s term as governor nearing an end, 2015 will be a gubernatorial year for Louisiana. So far, five candidates have declared their intentions to run – three Republicans and two Democrats. Here’s a little breakdown of the candidates in so far. Republicans David Vitter U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. David Vitter70%Senate Republican Average29See Full Scorecard70% announced early, though unsurprisingly, that he was going to be | Read More »

    Tech at Night: Wednesday Update

    Tech at Night: Wednesday Update

    So I happened to get sick twice in two weekends, though the second cold was well worth it as I picked it up giving Zelda 2 commentary to help in the raising of $1.5MM for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. But regardless I have some Tech at Night catchup to do. The biggest stories are related to Internet policy and Net Neutrality as they usually are. | Read More »

    Oxford University Press demonstrates the polar opposite of “provocative”

    Oxford University Press demonstrates the polar opposite of "provocative"

    A couple of days ago I described how I thought that avoiding publishing the Charlie Hebdo “satirical” comics would adhere to the Biblical principle illustrated by the Golden Rule, as such an act would be overly provocative and done primarily to tick off the Muslims.  But now we see the other end of the spectrum, courtesy the hyper-sensitive folks at the Oxford University Press.  Not | Read More »

    Duke University becomes a Parisian suburb

    Duke University becomes a Parisian suburb

    Great. In the week after multiple terror attacks by Islamic extremists on Jews and harmless cartoonists in Paris, Duke University has announced it will begin allowing a Friday afternoon Muslim call to prayer to be played via loudspeaker from the Duke Chapel Bell Tower, thereby bringing the suburban Parisian ambience to the upscale campus. The Muslim call to prayer will now be heard weekly across | Read More »

    Matt Lewis Misses Some Important History

    It is like history began in 2004 in Matt Lewis’s analysis of the Jeb v. George situation. I see Matt’s article being passed around by people stroking their beards over it, nodding knowingly, but I think it fundamentally misses something that throws the whole out of whack, while parts of it taken alone hold up. There were numerous and sustained conversations in the late nineties | Read More »

    Obama outlaws Islamic extremism

    In the wake of the collected terrorists attacks in France the Obama administration has given us much to be ashamed of. Top of the list is declining to send a representative to the official memorial service… an act that seemed like an official snub and was initially defended by Secretary of State Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. John Kerry0%Senate Democrat Average29See Full Scorecard0% before he was tossed under | Read More »

    What this Alternet/Salon oopsie tells us about their essentially patronizing worldviews.

    Oh, dear. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

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