Auto Bailouts and the Lessons of Poletown
I had the opportunity to screen a portion of my film, Bankrupt: How Cronyism & Corruption Brought Down Detroit, for a group of about 60 people earlier this week and the experience was thrilling. Not just because it was live audience but because it was a live audience that brought some genuine opposition to the premise of the film, which never fails to be interesting | Read More »
Why are Republicans Promoting a Left-Wing Feminist Museum?
As we’ve noted a number of times, Republicans have used their majority to pass these ridiculous “suspension” bills that are often bad policy instead of exclusively bringing conservative legislation to the floor. The latest misfire is an attempt by a number of Republicans to pass a bill granting The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) a physical location on the National Mall. One of the biggest | Read More »
With Osborn Out, Planned Parenthood’s Republican Tries to Take Out Ben Sasse
Shane Osborn is done in Nebraska. He cannot get the momentum to win the race. At this point, Osborn is taking the position that if he can’t win the Senate race, neither should Ben Sasse. Osborn, who thought the race was his, is desperately upset. Joined with a Mitch McConnell Super PAC, Osborn is now throwing everything he has at Ben Sasse. Waiting in the | Read More »
Tech at Night: Broadcasters are some of the worst rent seekers in DC. USPS picking winners and losers.
The longer you look at regulatory policy in this country, the more you run into special interests looking out for their own personal payoffs. But seriously, I feel like terrestrial broadcasters are the worst of all when it comes to acting entitled. Waah waah we’re big fat socialists and we don’t want to have to pay the people who made the stuff we’re broadcasting. Meanwhile, Waah waah we want to restrict competition amongst ourselves to retransmit our broadcasts on cable.
Virtually every company, every industry I write about in this space goes around lobbying in DC for some advantage. But nobody gets so many special protections and is so rabid in protecting them at any cost, as terrestrial broadcasters. At some point, small government folks are going to have to smash this racket.
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Memo To The Nation Magazine: The Government Does Not Owe You Employment.
10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 I read something really hilarious. It almost convinced me that all the really good comedians were leftists. “…the US government can easily afford a Job guarantee (JG) program, becoming our employer of last resort.” Says The Nation Magazine. Man, those writers | Read More »
Harry Reid deliberately fails to advance his job-killing bill.
Seriously, in this economy it’s a bad thing when your legislation can be linked to anything that looks like a job-killer.
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Hillary Clinton: Source of the Benghazi Video Lie
Yesterday we reported on the revelation that the White House made a conscious decision to blame the sacking of our Benghazi consulate on a silly and sparsely distributed internet video called Innocence of Muslims. In an email distributed by Ben Rhodes, senior policy makers, among them Susan Rice, are told to 1) blame the internet video for the violence, 2) deflect attention from greater | Read More »
Violence Policy Center Adopts Gibberish As Official Language
The Orwellian named Violence Policy Center is back at it. They are trying to push into circulation a collection of numbers that simply to not mean what the VPC says they mean. In a web feature called “Concealed Carry Killers,” they blame concealed carry permits for 636 deaths, nationwide, between May 2007 and March 2014. This, for the statistically minded, is about 90 fatalities per | Read More »
Democrats Abort Their Texas Takeover
Thus ends the campaign of “Abortion Barbie” Wendy Davis. I told the Democrats they couldn’t run a gubernatorial campaign in Texas on pink shoes and children ripped limb from limb. But the Cult of Moloch is so strong with them, they were convinced their gods would help them. No more. Under investigation from the FBI; off the campaign trail for neck surgery; losing women to | Read More »
Holy Frappucino! SEIU Chapter Made Members Vote For Officers At…Starbucks?!?
A lesson in how to suppress votes….union style. As a union member, would you find it odd that you were being asked to vote for your union’s officers while waiting for your Venti Caramel Machiatto and Vegetable & Fontiago Breakfast Sandwich at the local Starbucks? If you answered ‘yes,’ and do think voting for union officers at a Starbucks does sound a bit odd, you | Read More »
This will shock most of you. I like Lindsey Graham. Always have for that matter. He’s always been very pleasant to me. We’ve shared a few common fights. And I respect that he is not as willing as some of his colleagues to shift his positions on all things merely for the sake of re-election. But I disagree with Lindsey Graham on immigration. I disagree | Read More »
The Donald Sterling Precedent
I hope you will read this op-ed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He’s absolutely right. Donald Sterling is a terrible person. But we have known that for a long time. He has been sued repeatedly for race based discrimination. He has had to settle those cases. He is married and taking his mistress to games, which too many people find acceptable. But what’s more, it is pretty | Read More »
The White House’s Calculated Lie On The Benghazi Fiasco
In the aftermath of the sacking of our Benghazi consulate and the slaughter of our ambassador, National Security Advisor Susan Rice was sent out to the various Sunday morning talk shows to deny that terrorism as the cause. Rather, she claimed, it was the result of an internet video that no one had seen. ABC’s “This Week”: But our current best assessment, based on | Read More »
Boehner’s Bootlickers Continued: The Ohio Opportunist vs. Matt Lynch
This is a continuation of our series highlighting members who represent the priorities of House Speaker John Boehner and leadership instead of conservatives. You can view the previous posts here: Part 1 , Part 2 Part 3 ,Part 4. Not surprisingly, Ohio is filled with GOP members who serve as Boehner bootlickers, due to his presence in the state’s delegation. Conservatives have a lot of | Read More »
Message To Duke University: Man Up
One of the hallmarks of the left is its never ending battle to control language and to use that control as a cudgel on its opponents. Examples abound. “Choice.” (Really? The baby chose to be aborted?) “Marriage equality.” “Homophobia.” The ever popular “Diversity” which consists of constructing the correct palette of skin colors without regard to the socio-economic status of the group. And, of course, | Read More »