Questions arise on Rolling Stone alleged gang rape at UVA story.
There is a technical term for the bolded part of this excerpt from The New Republic’s otherwise laudable (no, really) look at the suddenly-problematical Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia*: “If I had to guess what happened at UVA—and at this point, we can only guess (which is why we should not be passing judgment),” Wendy Kaminer, a | Read More »
I Told You So
The House Republicans will take a symbolic vote against President Obama’s Executive Amnesty. But they have no intention of stopping him. In fact, they will enable him and fund his plans. That’s the reality. Told you so. Call your congressman now and tell him you think this is a bunch of BS. Demand they stop the President, even if it means shutting down the government | Read More »
Obama sets record as losingest loser President in loser history
Larry Sabato has an interesting article in Politico asking the intriguing question why any political party would want to have the presidency for two terms given the damage that does to the party in Congress and in the States: The historical record is clear: A party surges when it elects a president, but goes into a roller-coaster decline shortly thereafter. Even if a party makes | Read More »
Put Body Cams on All the Cops
I ran across this video yesterday of an interaction between a law enforcement officer and a young black man in Pontiac, MI that as far as I can tell was filmed on Thanksgiving morning. The video graphically and starkly shows a young man being harassed for the crime of walking while being black on a Thursday morning, also helpfully illustrates the power of video recording | Read More »
The GOP Will Fund Obama’s Executive Amnesty Plan
I took to the airwaves last night (first time since I got bronchitis) and my voice mostly held out. I spent a good bit of time talking about the GOP’s plan to fund Obama’s executive amnesty plan. They will fund it.
How Elizabeth Warren Helped Set Ferguson, MO on Fire
In the Aristophanes play The Clouds, philosophers are mocked and essentially portrayed as fancy-sounding BS Artists. Aristophanes was a skilled comedian. Humor usually revolves around taking a new and interesting look at the truth. This time the funny man was pretty funny. However this time the funny man was also wrong. Bad philosophy is far worse than just being an object of ridicule. Pro Aristophanes, | Read More »
Tech at Night: Regulation is about gaining and keeping control
Time and again we see calls for government to take the wheel. In fact in “It can’t happen here,” the fairy tale of a fascist takeover of America, their version of the swastika was a ship’s wheel, representing government’s control over economy and society. Every time there’s a call for regulation, ask what they want control of, and why.
God and Family
Yesterday, I finished my first semester of seminary. Thanks to so many of you for your prayers. A lot of people cautioned me when I started to be careful not to lose my faith. I’m not sure what seminaries they went to, but my faith has been well served by spending time in seminary. As I told my wife, I have found my tribe. Examining | Read More »
Elizabeth Lauten Did Not Deserve What Happened to Her
Elizabeth Lauten was a communications staffer for Congressman Fincher of Tennessee. She did something I disagree with. On Facebook, Ms. Lauten critiqued the behavior and outfits of President Obama’s daughters. I don’t think any child asks for their dad to be President or run for office. They don’t deserve the spotlight. But that did not keep the media from making a spectacle of the Bush | Read More »
Turns out Harry Reid was dumping money into Greg Orman’s race after all.
Assuming that the Graham-Everett-Wheeler Many-Worlds hypothesis for resolving quantum mechanics is correct, in some alternate universe right now I am posting this Tweet with an angry I told you so. Turns out @SenatorReid’s super PAC did support Greg Orman in KS, funneling $151k into a pro-Orman s-PAC in final days http://t.co/sxD9039lpX — Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) December 2, 2014 …because in that world ‘independent’ Greg | Read More »
Hastert Rule is unfair to Democrats… or something
Anytime the GOP is in power, be it Congress or the Presidency, there is always a blizzard of ideas from “moderates” on how to do things better. The unifying thread in these great ideas is that even though the GOP had the temerity to win an election they should actually just step aside and leave power to the Democrats. Usually a president is encouraged to | Read More »
Image via Shutterstock Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your | Read More »
Immigration executive order may kill tax break extension
Low level chaos looms in the US tax code and everyone has one person to thank: Barack Obama. The dog’s breakfast of fail that is the US tax code is complicated. It is make moreso by sweetheart deals to particular industries and games played with scoring tax breaks for CBO purposes. One of the easiest ways to evade CBO scoring a tax cut too expensive, | Read More »