HarperCollins vs. the New York Times
Thursday evening, we published a post on the New York Times declaring war on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% by not including his book on their Bestseller List. Today, HarperCollins, the book’s publisher, is pushing book. This is actually fairly big news, considering the New York Times has been viewed as the premiere book ranking source. Via McKay Coppins at BuzzFeed: In | Read More »
THE DONALD Has A Point: Illegal Immigrants Are Five Times More Likely To Commit Felonies
The Real Problem With US Immigration Policy. The troubles may have started as early as the 1840’s with The Westies in cities such as Boston and New York. They continued in the early years of the 20th Century as The Outfit terrorized Chicago, Illinois and fed on the stupidity of the utterly unenforceable Volstead Act. After the CCCP became nothing more | Read More »
The Renewal of No Child Left Behind
In writing about federal education policy, one comes to the conclusion (if they are a conservative) that the topic sucks because it shouldn’t really be a topic. In an ideal world, it would be left up to states, who would be in competition with each other for a highly educated workforce that would bring industry into their state. However, in an ideal world, we wouldn’t | Read More »
Manhood, honor, and Christian charity are dead
On March 13, 1964, 28-year-old Kitty Genovese was walking from her car to her apartment. She was stabbed multiple times, raped, and left to die. No one lifted a finger to save her. In her death she became a icon for the uncaring city dweller, in particular for the uncaring New Yorker. Though we know much of the story originally published by the New York | Read More »
Turns out Mitt Romney was right, and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta was wrong.
Katherine Archuleta found Mitt Romney’s natsec warnings quite entertaining. Until they came true.
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‘Climate scientists’ are psychologically fragile
That’s not me saying that. It’s New York Magazine. Every year brings a new batch of data regarding the progression and likely effects of climate change, and the results are almost always worse than previous models had predicted. In fact, they’re frankly terrifying: rapid and accelerating deterioration of the Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets that will yield massive sea-level rise and submerge coastal cities; paralyzing | Read More »
Lamar Alexander Is No Conservative Hero
Word around DC is that Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) 33%‘s staff has been making noise lately about how much better a conservative he is than, for example, someone like Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) 77% of South Carolina. This is interesting news, considering that the House passed a new, union-loved version of No Child Left Behind yesterday. Interesting because a | Read More »
Obama’s Chairman of the Joint Chief nominee: Russia is an ‘existential threat’ to the United States
In the 2012 presidential debate between the congenitally smarmy and clownish Barack Obama and the hapless and fearful of offending Mitt Romney, Barack Obama leveled this charge against Romney: OBAMA: Governor Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that Al Qaida is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia, not Al Qaida; | Read More »
Rick Perry: stop paying sanctuary cities to defy federal law.
Rick Perry thinks that cities should not be paid by the feds to ignore federal immigration policy.
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Another Reason for the Rise of Trump
Politico has another reason why Donald Trump is doing so well. The GOP is structuring a plan on Obamacare to do an end run around Senate Conservatives while making it look like they’ve done something on Obamacare. Follow along with me. According to Jennifer Haberkorn and Rachael Bade, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) 41% says, ““I think we need to find some way | Read More »
Braddock At The Monongahela
(originally posted in 2010. I’m recycling this with some updated material. This is a sequel to yesterday’s post.) July 9, 1755. After an epic march of 43 days covering over 100 miles across the heart of the Appalachians, a mixed force of British regulars and colonial militia were closing in on Fort Duquense, a French stronghold at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers. | Read More »
Democrats Attack Hyde Amendment Once Again
As if the expansive abortion rights available in this country weren’t enough, the loud and unoppressed women on the Left are asking for more. In the 40+ years since the Supreme Court’s decision regarding Roe v. Wade, unfettered access to abortion has cost countless lives at the altar of choice. According to the Guttmacher Institute, and reported on Life News: A new analysis indicates the | Read More »
Frozen. The Chinese Version of A Disney Classic.
Welcome to RED China China has announced a blanket ban on major shareholder selling for the next six months to try to curb crashing prices on Shanghai markets. China is now experiencing what many consider a negative externality of free markets. The Shanghai Exchange is operating like any object would under universal gravitation. It went up a long way, it ran | Read More »
Stop Complaining About Donald Trump
On paper, Donald Trump should not be an issue for any of the 2016 Republican candidates, given Trump’s background. Trump has been on record supporting a Canadian style, universal healthcare system. He received several deferments to avoid the Vietnam War. His company reportedly hired illegal aliens. He has had several businesses go bankrupt. He has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democrats and their | Read More »